Cherry or Grape Tomatoes
Cherry tomatoes, while not suitable for every climate, can be grown successfully in most cases with the right care. They are easy to grow in planters, and some even exhibit climbing abilities. Remember that tomatoes love the sun and need lots of care to produce winning specimens. Also keep in mind that animals love to eat both leaves and the tomatoes themselves, so don't leave these edible plants too exposed.
These peppers are just the right size for growing in a pot and perfect if you like adding some heat to your dishes. The key is sunlight: Jalapeños need a lot of it for successful growth, and they don't tolerate the cold very well.
If you'll be doing some grilling of your patio veggies, here's how to tune up your grill.