A miniature sculpture in the shape of a home, created by self-taught artist Jadranko Djordjevic on a graphite pencil, is seen in Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina April 26, 2016. (Photo by Dado Ruvic/Reuters)
Sprout A Pencil That Grows is a very simple but excellent concept. We all know that as soon as a pencil gets down to the point where there’s only an inch or so left it’s pretty much useless. The Sprout lets you put that little stub to get use. The end of the Sprout has a seed capsule that is water activated, after you plant your pencil and water it a few times the capsule dissolves and the seed’s start germinating. The plants usually take about a week to sprout. The Sprout pencils come in a number of varieties including vegetables, herbs and flowers like rosemary, tomato, marigold, and many more.
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