beans growing in greetings cards

How to grow greetings cards from seed: part 2

I promised I would post a photo of my greetings-card runner-bean ‘pots’ when the beans grew, so here they are: The start of this curious use of unwanted greetings cards was documented in a previous post: https://nancyfarmer.wordpress.com/2012/05/07/how-to-grow-greetings-cards-from-seed/… And I have to admit that these may very well be the borlotti beans and not the runner beans after all. Most of the runner beans were actually grown in toilet rolls, which do not make such a pretty picture, but there is something quintessentially English about a row of runner beans in the back garden, so runner beans is what I wanted…

How to grow Greetings Cards from Seed…

Ok, so I lied a little bit in the title, the seeds are in fact runner bean seeds, but there are seeds in there and they are indeed planted inside greetings cards: And here is how I come to be planting runner beans inside my greetings cards: It can be hard to sell original artwork because the cost of the final item can be prohibitive to some who’d like to be customers. I find this especially so because my pictures are very detailed and I am so very slow and fussy… And it is so very easy to get artwork…