Have you heard about the pencil who wants to be a plant?

No I’m not going mad, well only slightly, but that’s a different post!  Have you heard about the pencil who wants to be a plant?  No?  Well neither had I until recently when BritMums made me aware of a review request from Plant Your Pencil.  I was intrigued, as you know we’ve done a lot of planting in the garden this year, but I hadn’t considered planting pencils ……

What if instead of throwing your pencil stubs away you could plant them and
have them grow into something delicious, beautiful, and fun? 

I soon received a couple of pencils in the post, they are affectionately called Sprout ….

Plant your pencil, herb
www.over40andamumtoone.com Meet Sprout

Sprout is a high quality cedar pencil with a water-activated seed capsule at the tip.

When the seed capsule is exposed to moisture it begins to degrade, releasing
the seed within Sprout and starting its germination.

The pencils are non-toxic as they contain graphite and clay rather than lead.  There are 7 different herb tips available – Basil, Dill, Coriander (Cilantro), Mint, Rosemary, Sage and Thyme.  I received a couple of Dill tipped Sprout pencils.

We’ve used one of the pencils non stop for the last month to try to use it up!! Today was the day we decided we were ready for the next part of the experiment.

Plant your Pencil, Dill, Herbs
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We’ve planted our Sprout in a pot on the patio where it will get plenty of sunshine, and where I will remember to keep it watered.

Plant your Pencil

As with anything in nature, the results are not guaranteed.  There are at least 4 Dill seeds in our first pencil, so hopefully at least one will sprout in the next month – we’ll keep you posted.

About Over 40 and a Mum to One

I'm a Mum with an 8 year old son. I had a busy life in Export Sales before my Monkey came along, but decided to become a stay at home Mum once he arrived. Now I enjoy writing my own family lifestyle and travel blog. sharing the adventures that we have as Monkey makes his journey through school. We have a cat called Brewster who makes appearances and I’m a mad Ferrari Formula 1 fan, so that expect to hear about as each season unfolds. We love reviewing days out, toys, games and books and would love the opportunity to look at anything that fits in with our family lifestyle. We are always out and about and offering an insight on the places we visit, with a passion for nature thrown in for good measure. If you like what you read please leave me a comment, I love to hear from people, and always try to reply. Enjoy the read.

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