The fun in cut and gones, in addition to the harvest itself, is that you can start
/plant something else in that space and watch it grow.
Right now, I'm starting to plant, and plan the rest of, my fall garden. I planted some fall peas where the cabbages used to be, although I had earmarked that space for the Delicata and Pie Pumpkin to grow into (and they still may), and I keep thinking "...and if the Yellow Squash suddenly starts to decline, I could
plant XYZ there
" Terrible but true.