Clearing allotment beds, it seems strange that we were pulling out thriving edible plants, weeds, making room for other edible plants, vegetables that may or may not grow and succeed in this place.
Dandelions, nettles, chickweed pulled out, then left to wilt on the compost heap. Broken down, they will give their best back to the soil and the plants we choose to nurture then eat. But that will take time.
Eat the weeds.