Posted: 01/06/2014 at 12:25
Chinese leaves such as pak choi are actually best sown in July or later or they bolt so you have plenty of time to get some decent crops from your plot.
Hardy winter vegetables such as leeks, kale, sprouts, spring greens, purple sprouting broccoli are also best sown in June/July and you can also sow chard for an autumn crop. If the winter's not too cold, they'll stand for months and provide stems and leaves to eat.
Do keep an eye out for a rhubarb plant but be prepared to be patient as they do need to establish for a year so they can grow strong roots before you start harvesting the stems. Remember that cutting stems removes the leaves which are their food factory.