I think I'll base my first garden at the new house off of this post! How to Choose Plants for Your First Vegetable Garden - My Frugal Adventures. all from seeds: green beans, cucumbers, lettuce seed mix, and tomatos!
Frugal Family Times: How to Make a Weed-free Brick Driveway (that Stays that way!) - great for patios too. Polymeric sand keeps the weeds out!