Although I get the most pleasure out of the vegetables, everyone needs a few decorative plants for sheer beauty and so I have a few of those, too.
I made my own planters out of five gallon buckets I purchased at Walmart and Lowes, for about two-fifty each and the pvc pipe cost another three dollars. I used an organic potting soil and spread cedar bark around each tiny seedling for warmth. I began with black plastic as that's what most online sites recommended, but the wind kept blowing it into tatters. The bark was my own idea and it seems to be working. In spite of the cold night time temps (sometimes in the forties) even the green peppers are showing their tiny faces.
So, while I save for and dream about the day when I can park this tiny house on wheels on my own spot of dirt, I do get the pleasure of having a garden.
And yes, I talk to my plants. (When I think no one is around, I sing to them, too!)