An ecological pencil that when shortened, can be planted and turned into flowers, herbs and vegetables is developed by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The original called pencil Sprout and made of cedar, while in contrast to conventional pencils, graphite and clay is used instead of lead. Each pencil has the edge of a capsule with seeds. When scrapped you plant it in soil and water it regularly to sprout herbs and vegetables.
So far there are available 20 different varieties of seeds for growing tomatoes, mint, pepper, basil, rosemary and other plants. Each capsule contains three seeds of the same flower, herb or vegetable to ensure a high success rate. The seeds are released into the soil by watering the pencil, and the capsule is dissolved in water. According to the manufacturer, Democratech, the seeds begin to germinate within a week.
Each pack of pencils comes with an instruction card on how to plant them. Note that if the holder of the pencil puts it in his mouth, or if the pencil accidentally gets wet, the capsule dissolves. In Europe the eco pencils debuted in Denmark this June. The product has been very successful and as announced in a relatively short time sold over 100,000 sets of pencils. Pencils Sprout is 100 % sustainable and are made exclusively from natural materials.
By Nicole P.