My basil is growing so well this year! I've got several varieties growing and have lots for using fresh and I dry it too. The oregano and parsley are not doing so well this year, but I have a dried stash from last year. The other herbs and spices that I cannot grow, I buy in bulk when I can. I try to find substitutes for the really expensive ones. If I really have to have a particular spice, I just whine and pay.