Quick tip on having fresh herbs year-round: freeze portions in either water or stock using ice cube trays. Once the cubes are made, store them in the freezer and they'll keep for around a year. (Try bagging the cubes in individual, labelled and dated freezer bags and then place all your cubes in one larger bag or container.)
Great not only when you harvest your own plants, but also might make buying those $2.00 teensy bits of lemon grass, dill, thyme, etc. in the produce section worth your while.