I love this idea---- Herb Garden Idea - short of space? These fragrant herbs have been planted in between pavers as a mini kitchen garden between the house and and pool. Edible ground cover is a great space-saving idea + softens hard landscaping.
Kitchen garden inspiration - build an Amish cold frame. I love this clever design. No plans available (our Amish friends didn't even use plans to build our sheep barn), but there are 10 photos in this post showing construction details.