Heirloom tomatoes growing on cattle panels. CBG also packed the beds with marigolds to serve as a living mulch/repellent. I find the smell of marigolds repellent myownself, so I don't think I'll copy that part.
Vertical Gardening. This looks relatively simple and affordable. If it wider you could plant tomatoes in the middle - they could be protected agains the southern heat.
If you're going to give away the bouquet to a friend or bring it to a dinner party, here's an easy way to wrap it: Layer a damp paper towel on top of Saran Wrap and wrap around the trimmed stems, again cut at an angle. Then cover with tissue paper;