The greens that gave you succulent salads in spring and early summer may have faded into toughness in the summer but don't give up on them yet. Instead of yanking them out, see if they will undergo the fall revival! Many of my biennial and perennial, even some annual greens will sprout new leaves after going to seed:
Gone to seed but not gone. After cutting back some spent seed stems, I find green at the base of the Bietina (type of Swiss chard)!
Don't count this 'Red Ursa' Kale out yet, after providing delicious and nutritious leaves last summer and fall, waking up bright and early from the receding snow pack this spring, the plant went to flower, reseeded these babies on the left of the pictures and put out a new flush of tasty leaves, on the right.
Even this annual mustard keeps going after its seed stock has dried up and fall down with this decorative wine coloured display.
Here are some freshly germinated mustard babies not far off.
Mache's mom and dad may be gone, but its ultra hardy, mild tasting seedlings live on to lushly carpet the ground, with a self sown chicory in the middle.
Not to leave the alliums out, bunching onions that were munched on by leek moth spring back,
and topsetting egyptian onion plant themselves to produce a widening patch of these rich tasting hollow spears.
The bulblits are in the midst of the violet leaves, with small green spears emerging.
Viva the self starting fall garden!