This year, I've tried to grow a bunch of new things on our back deck. It gets a decent amount of sun (more than the back yard, less than the front hill) so I thought I'd see if I could get anything edible (or generally sun-loving) to grow. Here's what we've got so far:
2 kinds of purple beans; pole ones climbing the er.. poles, and bush ones in the center, growing in a bush-like fashion.
Sweet peas! While not edible, once they bloom, they will smell amazing and make me very happy.
Also hiding in there? Nasturtiums. Technically an edible flower, but also a great pollinator-magnet.
Elephant Ear plant that I overwintered inside; still alive and kicking!
From the upper left; chives, zucchini/more nasturtiums, and tomato!
(I have kind of low expectations with the tomato since Z keeps stealing it's stake and playing with the dirt. Also, the first flowers may have been stolen by a toddler. We'll see if it makes it!)
Succulent update: They seem to like it here and both of the end plants are putting out new growth!