Posted: 08/07/2014 at 20:20
I usually sow a couple of rows of Swiss Chard 'Lucullus' at this time of year - I get pickings throughout the autumn and into the winter, and then whenever there's a mild spell there's some more to be picked. Then, as soon as the early signs of spring arrive it starts into growth again and I carry on picking until early summer.
And of course, sow Broad beans Aquadulce Claudia in late October and they'll start into growth immediately, continue to grow slowly through the winter and produce a great crop in the spring. With no need for any protection from the winter weather. Last year mine were under 18" of snow for what felt like months on end, and we were picking loads of beans in May