To have your own kitchen garden you dnt need a lot of space, time go thru a lot of trouble. People with limited space can grow their veggies & herbs in containers. Just make sure to check ur local garden center for the fast producing varieties of the veggies you'd like to grow. Also look for the best varieties that grow in ur kind of weather. Some veggies like tomatoes need a lot of soil & need big containers to grow in. Taking care to plant in the right sized container, placing in a spot with lots if direct sunlight, regular watering & using the recommended fertilizer at regular intervals with give you wonderful results.
Am sharing some pics from my garden that was taken last yr(Spring-Summer 2010). I grew some tomatoes, jalapenos & a couple of herbs. I'm trying to grow a few other veggies too this yr.