These seed balls look like perfect chocolate truffles but DON'T BITE! Inside they're the novice gardener's best friend.
A combination of clay, seed, and soil mixed to form a dense clod that can be tossed into the garden, then let rain and sun do their magic and voila, instant herb garden!
This ingenious invention and great packaging comes from Moultonology.com 
I tried the the set with basil, chives, and parsley and they really work. Box set of 8 is just $15.
Also available in edible flower, herbal tea, and specialty basil.