There are plenty of ways you can make the most of a small outdoor space, and make it just as lovely and inviting as any giant suburban backyard. Small Space Style: 10 Beautiful, Tiny Balconies to bring life to outdoor space. Greenery and plants.
Morning glory porch screen -- You can't eat morning glories but you can use this idea to grow green bean plants that run, such as pole beans or half runners. It will make it easier to pick them plus provide some shade and privacy on your porch.
A small balcony has been converted into an oasis by adding lots of plants in wooden containers, ceramic pots, railing planters, etc. There is still enough place for the family to sit outside and spend time alone or with each other.