Sprout's Kickstarter introduction reads like a childhood fable: "Sprout is a pencil that wants to be a plant when it grows up." But before Sprout can grow up, it has to be worn down.
Sprout is a pencil with a seed inside. Once you've worn the pencil down to the last inch or so - a frustrating length if, like me, you're often too lazy to go find a new pencil - you simply pop Sprout in a pot and let it fulfill its planthood dreams.
Like all good things, Sprout comes in a range of "flavours", including (but certainly not limited to) basil, calendula, forget-me-not, and something I've not yet wrapped my head around: "Special Edition Bacon".
And best of all, for all the pencil aficionados reading this, Sprout is made by someone just like you. That is, militantly strict about what makes a good pencil. Sprout's pencil body is made from "high quality Ticonderoga cedar", which sounds pretty good to me. You can expect an exceptional writing experience from Sprout (and a sweet olfactory experience, apparently).
Like many fertility projects, Sprout is loaded up with not one but three seeds, to maximise Sprout's seedling dreams. Its seed capsule is water activated, and literally couldn't be simpler to plant. But, in case of a struggle, Sprout comes with a handy instruction card.
Sprout's design philosophy is sweet and simple, encouraging its users to get creative and get green in a monumentally adorable way. There's 5 more days to get involved and back Sprout on Kickstarter - with some sweet backer incentives, as always.