Survey: When Growing Herbs, Do You Begin With Seeds or Small Plants?

I was recently asked this question by several readers and though I've tried both—growing mature herb plants from seeds and from smaller plants—I've found more success with transplanting small plants and nurturing them to full growth. However, since I'm not the gardening expert, I wanted to check-in with all of you out there...

Any tips to share if you're one who can successfully grow herbs from seeds?

(Image Credit: The image above is from Etsy seller Rush of Wings and pictures their 10 Recycled Biodegradable Seedling Starter Newspaper Pots that sells for $5.25.)