seriously mixed messages here.
i have 4 tomato plants, 4 pepper plants, 2 basil plants and 1 sage plant. not doing anything more this summer. direct into soil or still raised bed? if the latter please explain in great detail how the box is to be built.
the season starts later here--given that we got snow in early may this year.
Well, I, too, like RG, am a person of few words, but I'll make an exception in this case and repeat myself.
I'd still suggest you figure out about how much space you need...and I'd think at an absolute minimum you'd need one square foot for each of the tomato plants; a little less, but not much less, for each of the pepper plants; and about 1 square foot total for your herbs. I'd go to the nursery and see if they have any railroad ties specifically for bordering flower beds and raised gardens and the like, take them home, lay them out, fill in with your good dirt that you have also purchased, set in your plants and start watering.
That seems to me to be the best, quickest and easiest solution. You won't have to spend the summer weeding anything, or building anything, or digging any damn holes, which is my personal least favorite aspect of gardening, and you'll get everything off to a good start. And next year, if it turns out you've enjoyed gardening, it will be easy to rearrange your ties and buy more, expanding your little plot as the mood strikes.
But that's just me. And I'm no expert and have not recently been pm'd by any, either. So what do I know.