I have a separate herb garden that is closer to my back door so I can pop out and snip the required herb. All I had left after the winter was my ever-increasing thyme patch and some parsley that had self-seeded.
I bought basil, oregano, marjoram, peppermint, spearmint, sage, and lamb’s ear (accidentally, I thought it was sage!) I also planted parsley and basil seed that I had collected but nothing’s come up yet. Here you can see all the new plants I added. You can see the largish parsley bush in the background and the big thyme patch in the foreground.