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Garden Growing Postcard Cityscapes Pop Up in London

Posted By Philippa Warr On September 28, 2010 @ 6:09 pm In Gardening,Green Products,London Design Week | No Comments

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If you’re craving a little bit of greenery but are short on gardening skills, these neat garden growing postcards from Postcarden [2] might be just the thing. Spotted at The AppLounge [3] during the London Design Festival [4], they’re a great way to bring a spot of nature into your own home (or a friend’s).

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As you can see from the picture, there’s a 3D cardboard [6] scene for you to pop out, and cress seeds sprout from a tray below. The instructions for growing your crop are encouragingly straightforward – simply wet the pad in the tray slightly and sprinkle on the packet of seeds provided. Place the whole lot in a warm bright spot, keep moist, and let time do the rest. The cress will start growing within a few days and the whole thing should stay green for around two weeks – if it goes for longer the company recommend you get in touch to see if you can contend for the longest-living ‘carden’!

The cress – as you would expect – is edible and nutritious, while the postcarden itself is made from paperboard from FSC-accredited mills and forests (so it’s recyclable or compostable) and a (widely recyclable) PET plastic [7] inner tray. Each garden is priced at £7.50 making them lovely, well-crafted and inexpensive gift.

+ Postcarden [2]

+ London Design Festival [4]

Photos by Philippa Warr for Inhabitat


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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2010/09/postcarden-ed01.jpg

[2] Postcarden: http://www.postcarden.com/

[3] The AppLounge: http://www.theapplounge.com/

[4] London Design Festival: http://inhabitat.com/london-design-week/

[5] Image: http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2010/09/postcarden-ed02.jpg

[6] cardboard: http://inhabitat.com/2010/09/13/cardboard-cameras/

[7] PET plastic: http://inhabitat.com/2010/04/20/multicolored-chandelier-made-from-recycled-pet-bottle-pieces/

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