Although the first lot of broad beans didn't really thrive - the conditions were poor when they were planted - subsequent planting made up for this with the later planted purple flowered variety cropping well and providing plenty of beans for freezing.
We didn't really expect the French beans to 'like' the conditions that they had to tolerate but in the end they too did as well as could be expected and produced a steady supply of beans with enough to freeze some too. We grew green, yellow and purple varieties which all seemed to crop at a similar level.
The garlic that was planted directly in the ground and that planted in tubs in the greenhouse and moved out later in early spring out-performed that started off in pots and produced more than enough to meet out needs - far more than enough. A summary can be found here. We won't be growing any in pots next year. To rely on that planted direct though could be a mistake with such wet, soggy conditions and so we are also growing garlic in tubs.
Beetroot has also provided us with a good crop. This year we sowed all of this directly into the ground and didn't thin the seedlings at all. This produced a good supply of small to medium roots which were just right.
Radishes have grown as radishes do with little help from us - we just have to remember to pull them rather than letting them grow to turnip size.
As for lettuces it depended when they were in the ground - the weather spoiled some - probably more than usual but on the whole they performed as expected.
I'm being a bit presumptive as far as the last two vegetables in this category go.
We've only just started to harvest the parsnips but so far so good.
As for the sprouts we haven't picked any yet but the main thing is sprouts have developed which is more than could be said in the past before we started to grow Crispus, a club root resistant variety. I hope that these prove to deserve their entry into this category. As we haven't picked any yet I'm including a photo of the sprouts harvested in January as they deserve a mention having carried over into 2012.
We were also harvesting more sprouts and some of the overwintering leeks and parsnips last year in February.
Let's hope we are harvesting this year's lot into 2013.