A pencil that grows
What if instead of throwing your pencil stubs away you could plant them and have them grow into something delicious, beautiful, and fun? What if pencils could grow?
Sprout is a pencil with a seed inside. When it's too short to use, it can be planted at home, at the office, or in the classroom. Sprout comes in a variety of great flavors, including plants, herbs, and vegetables.
Writing with Sprout
Sprout was designed around a high quality Ticonderoga (sustainably harvested) cedar pencil body. It's a great writing experience. And it smells really nice too. Sprout is a joy to write with. Your words and ideas literally blossom!
When Sprout is too short to use, it can be planted to grow into a wonderful flower, herb, or vegetable.
The seed capsule is water activated. The first few times you water Sprout activates the capsule and starts the seed's germination. The pencil shaft can be kept in the soil as a helpful labeled planting marker or it can be removed. Sprout pencils usually begin to grow in a week.
Write with Sprout until it's too short
Write with Sprout just as if it were a regular pencil. Be careful to avoid getting your Sprout wet, water will prematurely activate the seed capsule! When not using Sprout we recommend keeping it in a cool, dry place.
When Sprout is too short to use anymore (or whenever you want), it's ready for planting. We recommend planting Sprout before its first birthday for best results.
Plant Sprout tip-side up
When ready to plant, gently press Sprout into the soil, tip-side up. Push it in up to the edge of the green cap. We recommend planting Sprout in a warm place with plenty of sunlight.
Add water, sunlight, and love
Water your Sprout regularly and make sure it gets plenty of sunlight. The first few times you water Sprout will dissolve the seed capsule and start the seed germination. You can then remove the pencil shaft or leave it in the ground as a helpful planting marker. Most Sprouts will sprout in 5-10 days. We include at least two seeds in every Sprout to increase the chances of sprouting.
We encourage you to follow general gardening best-practices when planting and harvesting your Sprouts. For plant-specific planting and gardening instructions follow the links below to external websites with more information.