My policy, since I have a small garden, is to use every inch of soil to grow plants. Empty areas seem a bit of a waste, so I sow seeds intensely, and then start to harvest as microgreens. This way I can often eat the food I have grown before the bugs find them!
I have a row of polystyrene wicking boxes alongside the fence, and these are perfect to plant out the seeds, as the soil remains moist. If there is a bare spot in the raised beds, I can dig up a handful of little seedlings from the wicking beds and plant them out so they can grow a bit bigger.
In the middle bed the mibuna was being overcome by caterpillars, so I cut off the offending leaves, and realized that most of the row had been affected. I removed those and then planted a couple of rows of mixed lettuce seeds.
The corn has started flowering , so I jiggled them all around a little bit since they are wind pollinated and there hasn’t been much natural wind lately. I also removed/severely cut back the mandevilla vine which was behind the herb spiral. This has let in a lot more light and hopefully the vine recovers and I can manage it a bit better.
What are you lunching on?