If you didnt want to grow everything from seed, I found basil is easy to grow from a cutting. I bought a bunch from the market recently to cook with & put it in a cup of water to keep fresh. To my surprise, it kept for weeks & when I looked, had grown roots! I planted the 3 sprigs that were left & they have now turned into 3 large basil bushes.
You may find this also works for mint, rosemary & sage.