Flowering plants that bees love. It’s better to plant a number of the same plants than many different varieties as bees are attracted to larger expanses of one kind of flower. More on creating a bee friendly garden in the post
Raspberries will grow happily in a container on your patio. The compact, thornless Raspberry Shortcake is part of the Brazelberries collection of Fall Creek Farm in Oregon. Great idea for any vine berries- will keep them from completely taking over.
Plant a Mosquito-Repelling Container Garden to Protect Entertaining Spaces
This helpful chart is from Uncle Jim's Worm Farm, but your vegetable-planting schedule will vary depending on where in the country you live. The USDA has a handy Hardiness Zone Map, and you can find a more detailed planting schedule here.