Well, maybe they're not quite back in town, but moving in from the suburbs...We've really been missing those spring and early summer salads around here, even if we had more lettuce than we could keep up with back in May. I've not yet been successful at summertime or fall lettuce, this year being no exception. In early July I planted out a whole bed of heat resistant lettuce seedlings, but when I returned from Haiti in mid-month I found most of them eaten by critters.
There are some young kale plants that I hope will get bigger before the days get too short that will make a good addition to the fall plate and might even overwinter to provide some of the earliest spring greens. Crossing my fingers that those greens are back to stay awhile and the creatures leave them alone!