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What Every Busy Gardener Needs: A Shotgun

Shotguns can now create life instead of destroying it, thanks toFlower Shells, ammunition loaded withseeds instead of lead pellets.

The shells are standard 12-gauge shotgun ammo that you can load into a gun and blast into the soil.

Flower ShellsTo ensure that seeds are planted at the right depth, each shell contains just enough gunpowder to be in proportion to the seeds loaded inside.

You can blast your garden or flower beds with your choice of cornflower, daisy, poppy, sunflower, clematis, columbine,lavender, sweet pea, lupine, carnation, peony or an assortment of wildflowers.

Flower Shells are the creation of Per Cromwell, an innovator/artist at Scandinavian creative lab Studio Total, the makers ofiRock andNo More Woof.

“From early on I liked gardens more than gardening,” Cromwell states on the project’sIndiegogo page. “Hours and hours of weeding, seeding and cutting and all I could think of was, how could this be made more fun? One day when seeding some meadow flowers it struck me, this could be made much easier, faster, better using a shotgun.”

Flower Shells are back-ordered until February, but if you’re interested in giving them as a late Christmas gift, you can purchase a gift certificate so that the gun-loving gardener in your family will have something to unwrap.

Watch a Flower Shell be fired into the ground in the video above.

By Laura Moss, from MNN.com

Photos: FlowerShell.com

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3:59AM PDT on Apr 2, 2014

This is crazy. Thanks but NO thanks.

7:59PM PDT on Apr 1, 2014

Thank you!

6:50AM PDT on Apr 1, 2014

What's more I would probably shoot myself in the foot...

6:48AM PDT on Apr 1, 2014

Nice gimic except that I hate guns. I am sure we don't want to shoot mother earth.

3:28PM PST on Feb 26, 2014

uhm.... o.O

5:46PM PST on Feb 8, 2014

Thank you for this interesting article. I see a good comment from Olivia D below, and some other good comments here also.

4:11PM PST on Jan 24, 2014

What happens to the cartridge? does it just end up being non-biodigradable litter?

12:05PM PST on Jan 13, 2014

Ok? So, apart from destroying, violating, abusing and killing Mother Earth, we are going to shoot her too?
I'll stick to "make-a-little-hole-put-seed-in-close-little-hole"..doesn't cost a thing, is a good exercise and doesn't make the weapon industry even more powerful than it already is!

10:02AM PST on Jan 12, 2014

Interesting.

4:08PM PST on Jan 4, 2014

Perfect gift for the lazy gardener, providing they own a shotgun.

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