Recently I moved into a new apartment with a HUGE balcony. I never had an apt with a balcony before, so I want to grow some plants (vegetables, fruits, herbs, flowers that smell and look nice, etc). Any suggestions for plants that do not take up too much room (can be grown in a pot) that is easy to grow on a balcony. Also, when would be good to plant them, or should I get seedlings? And also, any other tips would be great since I haven't really ever grown stuff before.
Oh, and I live in San Antonio in around Central-ish Texas, in case you want to know what climate I'm in.