A plantable pencil

February 06, 2014
Written by Canadian Garden Centre & Nursery
Feb. 6, 2014 — Meet Sprout, a pencil that transforms into the customer's favourite herb or vegetable.

Where most pencils have an eraser, Sprout has a seed container. When the pencil gets too short to write with, users can turn it upside down and plant it in soil. With a little care and water, the pencil will sprout an edible plant such as basil, dill, parsley, eggplant or even green peppers.

"When the seed capsule is exposed to moisture it begins to degrade, releasing the seed within Sprout and starting its germination. It will take two to three weeks before it sprouts and about four to five weeks before some of these fresh herbs are ready to be used for cooking," said Andrew Severs, president and CEO of Publicite Ad Factory, the company rolling Sprout out across Canada.

Sprout is produced from sustainable cedar wood, clay, graphite and organic seeds. It is free from toxic materials, including lead.

Click here for more information about Sprout pencils.

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