I love home grown tomatoes (lots of BLTs in our house during the summer months!) I have a small terrace area where I plant them, and in a few containers as well. I even do a couple of those hanging planter thingies - believe it or not - they really do work! I'm going to try my hand at a hanging strawberry planter this year, in addition to the cherry tomato one.
Our yard has a lot of terraces at different levels - I try to have 'color' here with various kinds of flowers blooming all the way from the daffodils in spring through the mums in the fall. Every year I plant a few more. This year my rose bushes are coming back like crazy!
However - I am as consistent with my planting / growing attempts as I am with my bowling and shooting pool attempts - one plant does great while the very next one is pathetic. My son used to say I had a black thumb, and anytime I'd bring home a new plant or flowers - he'd ask "What did those ever do to YOU!?"