Thought I saw everything.... found this while surfing.
Here is what it said
A message bean? We’re just as mystified as you and the hundreds of others who’ve picked up this magical bean-in-a-can from our A+R shops in the last few years. A word or symbol is lasered on a seed and it then appears on the bean sprout. Apparently the folks at SMP really do know Jack. It’s all so very Japanese (as is the acronym for SMP: Style Meets People). Some of the messages even appear in legible English on one side and in Japanese characters on the other. How’s that for a bilingual leguminosae? Pop the top, water and watch the bean germinates within 7-14 days. The vine can stretch upwards of 20 feet or more. Organic and chemical free, it’s a greeting card in a can, and one with a message that grows on everyone in contact.