Wet and windy r us Not as high as you are though but lets think… Remember you will be at least 3 - 4 weeks behind what those southern gardening gurus tell you on the media.
Raised beds are the best way to deal with our wet conditions - we have very peaty soil, but with an underlying clay base, so we need lots of drainage channels, so the raised beds are the most practical arrangements. Once our pigs go, that is what will happen in our front garden. You could divide your patch up into strips - in fact I think I might have a copy of Joy Larcombe’s vegetables from a small garden. I will have a look and pm you if i do. Or have a look at this thread on sqaure-foot gardening - lots of intersting comments and advice - including Cumbrian people http://www.growfruitandveg.co.uk/grapevine/vegging-out/square-foot-gardening-2012-a_62558.html
Wind shelter. - 50:50 sheep netting is the most popular wind break, but the good gardeners around here use a multi layered approach, with shelter belt planting at the edge, sheep netting around the plots, and then the raised beds. I have seen beds edged with a couple of layers of peat blocks as extra protection. Herb fennel is an excellent windbreak, but takes a couple of years to grow tall enough.
I have seen everything growing here very successfully. Most things are raised in modules in a greenhouse or polytunnel and then planted out later - cabbages, kales, salads, chards all do well. Garlic, onions, turnips and potatoes, leeks (mussleburgh is a stocky short and hardy variety). Blueberries are good and you can never grow enough parsley or chives imo. What about dwarf varieties - beans, kale, peas etc? i grew dwarf peas last year, and they did well. herbs in pots.
Actually, thinking about it - it is always a good idea not to grow staples that you can buy cheaply, especially when you are short of space, so maybe try some fancy potatoes in a couple of bags, but get the spuds from the shops.
I don’t know what you could do about the sun - I suppose one good thing is that in the Spring and summer you will be getting a lot more light from early in the morning too .
Is there a community association where you are? We had a great success with a community garden last year. it was just a couple of large square wooden containers planted up with chard, perpetual spinach, parsley, herbs, nasturtium and various lettuces, and we were all free to help ourselves. A bit like guerilla gardening.
Well, I’ve wittered on enough, not sure if any of it is any use, but I wish you well with your growing - this year will be the best yet. xxx