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 ….
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.
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.
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.