FAQs

Can Magic Beans be posted overseas?

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We are now posting to the United States and New Zealand! Unfortunately, due to the fact that Bean Me Up is a plant product, customs regulations can be strict in many countries. Contact your local customs office quoting the scientific name Canavalia Ensiformis to see if we could post the product [...]

Can bean be posted to every state in Australia?

2019-10-11T12:00:12+10:00October 11th, 2019|

Yep! Even to WA and TAS! *waves* HOWEVER IF YOU ARE IN WA, Due to strict biosecurity laws that are in place we regret that we cannot send soil through any available postage methods as such, the soil will be omitted from any tins or kits being posted to [...]

How long will my order take to arrive?

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Shipping times vary depending on location and post method. Use Australia Post’s handy tool here to check how long your order will take. We post out from the Sunshine Coast, postcode 4557. Orders are sent out within 5-7 working days.

How much is shipping?

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In Australia, we post with Australia Post using regular and express post methods. Postage costs are calculated at checkout; however, most orders post for $8.95 regular or $11.95 express. To take advantage of one of our Free Post offers a buy a standard pack of beans (without a tin) [...]

What happens if my beans don’t grow?

2019-10-11T11:53:39+10:00October 11th, 2019|

If your beans don’t sprout it’s because you didn’t sing to them. There are many factors that could influence the growth of the beans including overwatering, under watering, sunlight, temperature, the cat playing with it, bad 80s music. If your beans don’t grow, please get in touch with us, [...]

Are custom orders available?

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Yes! We love custom orders. We can do custom beans with special, individualised messages (ask someone to marry you with a custom bean!) and we offer custom tins too for special events like weddings, fundraisers, or corporate gifts. There’s a minimum order of 500 beans (double sided) and a [...]

What’s the best way to grow a Magic Bean?

2019-10-11T11:53:39+10:00October 11th, 2019|

Sing to it. No, not really. (You can though, if you want!) Put the soil in the tin or a pot Pop beans on top of the soil pushing the bottom slightly into the soil so when the bean begins to sprout it can send down roots. Keep the [...]

How long will a Magic Bean last?

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As long as you believe in them…. Or, if unopened, they can last up to 1 year if kept in a cool dry place. Once planted, your magic bean will grow for about a month in their tin and you can then transplant it to your garden where it [...]

Can Magic Beans be eaten?

2019-10-11T11:53:39+10:00October 11th, 2019|

Look, everything can be eaten, but why would you want to? The magic would disappear! Also, although the Canavalia Ensiformis is sometimes used for fodder for animals (in Brazil it’s called the ‘Pig Bean’), it is slightly toxic to humans. In short: no. Leave it on the windowsill, don’t put it [...]

What Are Magic Beans?

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They’re magic. And they’re beans! Seriously, our magic beans are the ‘Jack Bean’ (Canavalia Ensiformis). These fairy-tale beans are actually a common legume. The ‘Jack Bean’ is a twining plant which can grow up to 1 metre in height through different climbing methods. It has deep roots which helps it to [...]

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