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I need some advice on the cheapest and safest way to send my vegetable plants in the post so they can go in padded envelope????ANY IDEAS PLEASE HELP bit stuck on this one



I wrap the roots in damp kitchen roll, then cling film. Then I wrap them in corrugated cardboard sealed up with sticky tape. I sent another member some Hellebore plants like that - they only cost £1.45 to post.

Sadly, unprotected in a padded envelope, they might well get squashed or bent.
You could try a piece of cardboard in the padded envelope if you have to use one.

22 Feb, 2009


How big are the plants you are trying to send? I wouldn't even consider sending a plant in a padded envelope or jiffy bag as the plant will be squashed and damaged! How many do you send on average per requisition?

23 Feb, 2009


plastic fruit packaging from the supermarket will make a good protection once ready for the post. this is similar to how T&M post them.

23 Feb, 2009


I've received plants from an eBay seller packaged in a plastic coke bottle with the top and bottom cut off. Protects the plant and 'recycles' the bottle!

23 Feb, 2009

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