How do you make things grow? Some cooks are blessed to have full-on backyard gardens, while others tend a small herb pot or two on their kitchen windowsill. To see the many varied ways gardening takes shape in our kitchens, I went back through our Kitchen Tour archives for inspiration. From porch pots to a courtyard grape vine (yes!), here are 10 ways real cooks have brought a little green into their kitchen life:

Do you have a garden in your backyard? Do you keep containers? Or maybe you just have a small herb pot in your windowsill?