I am another apartment dweller that is determined to find a way to garden. Since, I don't have a sunny patio I took half my driveway and put a 4x4 raised bed and multiple pots. It has it's own challenges. I have to have everything removed before the first snow in order to be able to keep my parking spot cleared. It is also walled on three sides, but luckily faces mostly south.
This is the right side; it has the raised bed, a sitting area, my grill and most of my plants.
On the left of the drive I have some in ground flowers and a few pots. This side is tricky, either it is too shady or they get burnt by the sun reflecting off the car and house window.
The back edges my covered patio. There isn't enough sun for most plants, so it is another sitting area. I do have a few plant just on the edge taking advantage of that space.
When growing in pots, I can mix my decorative with my veggie and herbs. Sometimes weeds as well. It also means I can move things around.
I try to cluster and grow up when possible.
My garden is growing a little slow this year, but I have had a few nibbles. Carrots, beets, radishes, peas, herbs,tomatoes, and berries.
I love how my plum tomatoes start to blush on one side first.