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Say What You Green

It's a postcard! It's a garden! No, it's PostCarden!

Leagues beyond just-add-water trinkets (dinosaur sponges, anyone?), this vegetable ink-based greeting card sends sentiments - with seeds. Just pop open your card, water the base, and sprinkle its packet over the diorama. In just a few days, you'll have unruly sprouts of Lepidium sativum (that's Garden cress) unfurling through the paper arches of your mini botanical garden.

Perfect for sunny desks and window sills, this edible crop brings surfaces (and salads!) to life. So you can have your card - and eat it too. U.S. postage required: $1.30. Made in Wales.

Click the links to see details of the city, city packaging ("Greetings"), botanical garden, and botanical garden packaging ("Thinking of You").

Click here to view a video of a Postcarden in action!

Sold separately or as a set of 2.

Unfortunately, this item cannot ship outside of the United States at this time.

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Item ID
19560
Made from
100% recycled paper label stock, seeds
Measurements
6.25" L x 3.8" W x 0.75" H
Notes
Instructions included. Sprouts start to grow in 2-3 days and last for up to 2 weeks. Glue or tape can be used, but not required. Estimated domestic postage for this item is $1.30. Consult your local post office for additional shipping information (e.g. international rates).

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POSTCARDENS
 
4.1

(based on 55 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (28)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

84%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (40)
  • Lightweight (21)
  • Accurate instructions (20)
  • Healthy (11)
  • Hardy (8)

Cons

  • Difficult to use (4)
  • Flimsy (4)
  • Small in size (3)

Best Uses

  • Indoors (34)
  • Gifts (8)
  • Garden (4)
  • Patio (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Getting started (19), Avid gardener (18), Midrange shopper (5)
    • I Am A:
    • Single female (4)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (44)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (15)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other (10), Child (3)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or hanukkah (8), Other (5), Birthday (4)

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5.0

post garden

By 

from Arlington VA

About Me Getting Started

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Hardy
  • Healthy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Garden
    • Indoors

    Comments about POSTCARDENS:

    Great idea, attractive, and perfect for small places during the winter doldrums. Keep this product please!

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Child
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Valentine’s Day

    Comment on this review

     
    5.0

    Cute gift

    By 

    from Central Michigan

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Indoors

      Comments about POSTCARDENS:

      Perfect stocking Stuffer

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Other
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Christmas or Hanukkah

      Comment on this review

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Great Birthday Gift for a Green Nut

      By 

      from Falls Church, VA

      About Me Avid Gardener

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Accurate Instructions
      • Attractive

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Indoors

        Comments about POSTCARDENS:

        This product is great, just be cautious when watering it. Be sure to use the funnel correctly and not to over fill it. The instructions are pretty clear, so there is very little worry about.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
        • Other
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Birthday

        Comment on this review

        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Was disappointed

        By 

        from Voorhees, NJ

        About Me Avid Gardener

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Accurate Instructions
        • Attractive
        • Versatile

        Cons

        • Difficult To Use
        • Flimsy

        Best Uses

        • Indoors

        Comments about POSTCARDENS:

        The seeds did not sprout despite keeping them moist for a week. Disappointed. Threw it away.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
        • Self
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Other

        Comment on this review

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        They're like a little fairy tale !

        By 

        from Massachusetts

        About Me Avid Gardener

        Pros

        • Attractive
        • Creative And Imaginative
        • Fragrant

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Indoors

          Comments about POSTCARDENS:

          I gave these as gifts to tween nieces who were thrilled with them! The lovely imaginative backdrops are like reading a favorite story. Then when you interact with it by planting your own seeds which you watch grow into a magnificent lush garden, it transports you away into a beautiful fantasy place. How great it that ??

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
          • Who was the recipient of this product?:
          • Child
          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
          • Christmas or Hanukkah

          Comment on this review

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Fun and easy

          By 

          from Ma

          About Me Getting Started

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Accurate Instructions
          • Adult And Child Friendly
          • Attractive
          • Healthy
          • Lightweight
          • Pretty

          Cons

          • Difficult To Store

          Best Uses

          • Indoors

          Comments about POSTCARDENS:

          It is small, so you can put it on a desk and watch it grow. It also grows quickly, so those who are impatient will not be kept waiting :)

          Service and delivery comments:

          Prompt delivery and it came in good condition.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
          • Who was the recipient of this product?:
          • Father
          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
          • Christmas or Hanukkah

          Comment on this review

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          hum

          By 

          from Trumbull Ct

          About Me Getting Started

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive

          Cons

          • Difficult To Use

          Best Uses

            Comments about POSTCARDENS:

            You Cant write inside

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
            • Who was the recipient of this product?:
            • Self
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Christmas or Hanukkah

            Comment on this review

             
            5.0

            Uncommon goods

            By 

            from Torrington, CT

            About Me Avid Gardener

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Accurate Instructions
            • Attractive
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Indoors

              Comments about POSTCARDENS:

              Very fast delivery, arrived in perfect condition.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes
              • Who was the recipient of this product?:
              • Other
              • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
              • Christmas or Hanukkah

              Comment on this review

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              how does your carden grow?

              By 

              from miramar beach, fl

              About Me Getting Started

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Full Of Hope
              • Full Of Promise

              Cons

              • Dead
              • Stubborn
              • Willful

              Best Uses

              • Kindling

              Comments about POSTCARDENS:

              not very well, sadly. cute in theory, but praxis is another story. after provisions of water, a lovely roost in a windowsill, and gentle promises to be loved unconditionally in this mortal coil...nothing. the seeds remain seeds and my partner remains without a carden of earthly delights.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes
              • Who was the recipient of this product?:
              • Other
              • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
              • Other

              Comment on this review

               
              1.0

              No growth to report . . .

              By 

              from Reno, Nevada

              About Me Avid Gardener

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                • Difficult To Use
                • Unattractive

                Best Uses

                  Comments about POSTCARDENS:

                  Did not sprout at all after directions were followed

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes
                  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                  • Mother
                  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                  • Birthday

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