Due to lack of space, I grow mainly tomatoes (only 3 or 4 plants), cucumbers (1 or 2 plants), snow peas early on trellises, kale (3 plants), carrots (new to these in a narrow space) and zucchini/summer squash (which end up taking more space than I erroneously allowed). Sweet peppers are hit or miss here so I don't waste the space and green beans - I buy by the bushel to freeze. So either the zucchini/squash or tomatoes go into pots. Tomatoes can be iffy in pots with supports if we get windy days. I'd love to have the space to put everything in the ground but that's not going to happen here.
Sandy - did you once mention growing 'Black Beauty' in a pot?
I am looking through Territorial, Bakers and Johnny's for appropriate types but they don't often mention "bush type" but rather "open" as descriptives.
Thanks again for all of the suggestions.