This is what I was faced with:
The deep roots are a problem though, and it's near impossible to get absolutely every part of it.
Here I am partway through, thinking that I should be being paid for this.
Mum, bless her, helped immensely by carrying away the vast pile of debris and helping with the digging and yanking. Eventually (finally... many aching muscles later), it looked like this:
Two weeks later, this is the veggie bed, complete with a wire fence (thanks mum!), concrete stepping stone and happy seeds.
The coriander has gone to flower, and soon will seed. I've never collected fresh coriander seed, but I guess there's always a time to start (and learn).
Then, by the back door, I'm growing sprouts in soil. I've never tried this before either, but figured it may be easier than doing them in water and jars. Here's some pea sprouts just coming through, and below that are the alfalfa sprouts.