I have a patio garden. I am a college student that lives in a typical college apartment. Last year I found that my deck gets decent sun and had a tomato plant that did really well. This year I have a tomato plant again, cucumber plants, broccoli and herbs. Also on my deck I have wildflowers. I found that the containers are better than having them in the ground. If a plant is getting too much sun I can move the container. The sun also works well for my laundry. I have a line that I dry most of my clothes this summer.
Here is a view from my living room onto the main part of my deck:
This picture is looking down my deck towards the narrower part.
This is back towards the main area; you can see my broccoli on the shelf.
This is my main container of herbs (basil, cilantro, and chives)
My lavender and flowers:
My cucumber plant (I have already gotten 12 so far):
Close up of my broccoli:
Close up of my green tomatoes:
My mint (great for my recipes):
This was a little sprig when my mom gave it to me now a large brush of rosemary:
The wildflowers on the side of my porch:
Overall, I believe that I have created a getaway spot for me. I am able to use my deck (no matter how small) to grow many things that I use in my kitchen every day.