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Old 06-17-2013, 03:27 AM
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Default Shipping plant cuttings

I have some cuttings I am looking to sell, however, I am not completely sure what is the best way to ship them. Since I would only be shipping a cutting or two, I was thinking I should put them in a small zip-loc bag and put a damp paper towel in it. Then I would get a box one inch high, and maybe 4 inches long by 4 inches wide, and put that into one of those large brown envelopes and send it through USPS. I would put some brown paper bunched up inside the box. Would this be sturdy enough to send through the mail?
And is there anything I should do differently?
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Default Re: Shipping plant cuttings

It depends on anticipated shipping conditions, and the sensitivity of the species being shipped. If the box will be experiencing very high temperatures, sealing the plants in plastic bags could be a bad thing.
During spring and fall months, I ship like you have described, but during adverse temps, some styro insulation and/or cool/phase packs might be in order.
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