Maybe not a garden just yet but its getting there ;)
I've got some compost soil from the local recycling centre for free. I was driving my garbage there today anyway so it didnt cost anything realy.
I've placed a cardboard and newspappers on the existing grass then placed the pallet frame on top and topped it up with top soil. This will keep the weed grass at bay.
I dont know all the herb names but some are: Peppermint, Lavender, Salvia, Echinacea, Oregano, Catmint ...