Hi all! I just joined two days ago, I'm not only new to the site but also to gardening. I have a small backyard, a small budget, and as of yet a small amount of knowledge. I spent the past two days reading and learning, and I'm thoroughly enjoying myself. With three young children the backyard needs to retain some lawn area, but I am plotting and planning to take over as much as I can! My kids are 6, 4, and 7 months old, so time is a luxury for me. But digging in the dirt and pulling weeds is very relaxing to me, and I plan on starting some stuff from seeds soon. I purchased some herbs and some flowers, and can't wait to see what will happen with them. Looking forward to meeting you all on these boards!