Lets get one step closer to nature. Sprout Pencils are made from 100% Recycled Paper and has chemical free free edible colours. Once the pencil is too short to use,instead of throwing it, one may put it in the pot with soil and manure.The capsule side should go inside the soil and tip upwards, this will allow the capsule to dissolve and the seed will go inside the moist soil. Most of the seeds germinate in 5-10 days. To make things easier, and pencils easily identifiable, our pencils are colored with colors that closely represent the color of the plant.