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Re: Best way package plants for shipping?
>>>I really hated the "wet newspaper" method when I recieved plants from mail
>order sources. The mass of the wet papers themselves oft crushed and
>damaged delicate plants in transit. Not to mention increasing the chances
>that you'll damage your plants in unpacking them from the heavy, sloppy wet
>globs of paper.<<
>Oh common Dwight, thats an exaggeration! All you have to to is wrap the
>plants in a single newspaper page or two, fold it up and dip it in water,
>let the excess water drip off and put it inside a plastic fish bag, or lay
>each bundle inside a plastic garbage bag. Or just put the plants in a
>garbage bag with a peice of wet newspaper laying on top of them. If you have
>globs of wet paper, you are using too much water, and too much newspaper.
A exaggeration? I'm speaking about my own observations of this "wet paper"
method as done by a couple of companies I've ordered from. ONE in
particular screwed my over royally 7 out of th 10 times I ordered from them
(though the wet paper bit was an annoyance more than the main problem which
was their shipping practices). If YOU like wet newspaper well, God bless
your little heart!:-) ....I don't.
>Dan Quackenbush packaged all his plants this way, so does Arizona Aquatic,
>(sometimes they use palm leaves), and Aquarium driftwood, Aquatic
>Greenhouse. [Redacted], (and all their orders go FED X
I've never ordered from Quack, Aquarium Driftwood , Aquatic Greenhouse,
Pets Warehouse or from you. But I will not follow after a fashion I don't
believe in just because others do it. I prefer to step back and ask, "Why
do we need this anyway?", "How do I like to get MY plants?", "How do my
costumers like to get their plants?"
>>> Low humidity seems to lift mosture right out of the bag should it get
>damaged or become unsealed.<<
>Thats a new one... Its heat that makes the water and plants dry out, which
>in the summertime happens anywhere in the country, but the plastic bag helps
>to keep moisture on the plants and paper longer.
All I'll say is I've spent some time thinking about this. I know from
whence I speak.
>>>I never recommend anyone use the flat priority boxes during the Summer,
>neither in the dead of winter.<<
>I am not sure what box you are reffering to, but those I have looked at are
>thin and only open at the small end, which makes putting the plants in and
>taking them out a pain. I would be more worried about the thin boxes getting
>damaged than how much insulation they provide.
You'll get no arguement there.
>Obviously the less time the plants have to spend in transit the better, but
>overnight or two day shipping doesnt gurantee anything either.
As long as you'er dealing w/ the USPS... what REALLY is?
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