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Re: [APD] Shipping plants in Canada

At 06:00 PM 7/29/2005 -0600, you wrote:
>I'm wondering if there's a more economical way to ship plants to fellow
>hobbyists in Canada than just putting the plants in a fish bag w/ air (no
>water), and ship them through a courier service.  Is there a secret to
>keeping the size and weight (it's more a matter of size, actually) down to
>decrease shipping costs?

Yeah. If the package can go through a mail slot (they have a termplate
at the post office) it can go "small package rate" which is like $2.80
or something.

What I've done is wrap the plants in wet newspaper, then a plastic bag,
then more wet newspaper then an outer bag. Keep the minimal amount of
air in there (ie, almost none) then just stuff that in a bubble wrap
mailer envelope you get from the post office. Unless the plant
is huge or has a large bulbm anything flat enough can go this way.


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