That is probably the easiest way to "garden" that I know of! The only downfall to these pots is they are a bit pricey, but once you buy them, they should last a lifetime! I look at it like this; it will save money from driving/buying the herbs from the grocery store, and help prevent waste because you had to throw away the herbs that you didn't use in time!
They sell these at Amazon for $48 with free shipping, and is made of a plastic pot (comes in various colors), with a nylon wick, and frosted glass reservoir. Here is the link if anyone is interested in purchasing. http://www.amazon.com/Eva-Solo-Herb-Pot-White/dp/B000IAZ5DO