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November 15, 2015

A pencil you can plant in your garden

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From the Washington Post

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By some estimates, global pencil sales top 14 billion units every year. Most of these pencils end up in the trash — unwanted and useless stubs.

But there's a company that wants to give these pencils new life. 

Denmark-based Sprout is selling pencils with an attached seed capsule, containing everything from tomatoes to cilantro and lavender.

There is one catch — you'll have to give up your eraser.

So if you prize the chance to erase — or don't enjoy gardening — Sprout probably isn't the pencil for you.

Once Sprout's pencil — made of cedar wood — is no longer useful, plant it and wait for something to appear.

Sprout says the seeds will germinate in one to three weeks, with basil being fastest.

Sprout says it is now selling more than 450,000 pencils a month, mostly in Italy, Germany and Belgium.

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$19.95 for a pack of eight (basil, cilantro, dill, mint, parsley, rosemary, sage, and thyme).

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