The only edible plant still doing well in our garden is the kale--and it looks great. This is the first year we planted any, but it has definitely earned a spot in next year's garden. The young leaves can be used in a salad and it's great in soup. And really good for you (especially helpful for people like me who don't like a lot of cooked green things). According to what I've read, it does well during the summer months, but is even better after a frost--bonus!
Here is one of our favorite soups--easy but hardy on a cool fall day. Kale has a starring role.
5 cups chicken broth
1/2 cup heavy cream
3 medium potatoes (peeled, sliced, quartered)
3 - 4 cups chopped kale
1 lb. spicy Italian sausage (sliced and sauteed)
1/2 t. salt
1/2 t. crushed red pepper flakes
Combine the chicken broth and cream in a saucepan. Add the remaining ingredients. Let simmer for about an hour or so.