3) Buy smaller plants which are much cheaper. They'll grow huge within few weeks.
Easy to Grow Herbs:
Thyme: Another workhorse herb. Super hardy. Perennial- comes back strong year after year. Survives freezing temps. Do explore lemon thyme and lime thyme herbs. A keeper in your garden.
Lemongrass: Its a grass so definitely pot this one. Stalks have mild lemony flavor. Also a great insect repellant. Annual but it can survive mild winters with heavy mulching. Perfect for a cup of Gavati Chaha-herbal cleansing tea.
Sweet Bay/Bay Laurel: A distant cousin of Tejpatta. Leaves have spicy flavor. Evergreen fragrant leaves you can pinch off even in winter. Slower growth. Can be potted or planted in the ground. During winter protect in ground plant from snow.
Oregano: Oregano spreads like mint. Perennial. Strong comeback every year. Thrives in poor soil and less water. Newbie, are you taking notes? This one should work for you as well.
Herbs that need babysitting...but you will still love them: