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Old 11-24-2014, 10:52 PM   #1
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Shipping in the Winter?

Made the mistake of setting up a new tank this time of year and I need some plants.

Has anyone ever had plants shipped to them in the winter months? I don't have mail delivery at a mail box, just a PO BOX at the post office. I was thinking that it may improve my chances but how cold do packages get in transit? Do they sit in a frozen truck all night?

Maybe heat pack is the solution.

Are we Minnesotans out of luck for half of the year?
Don't get caught with your plants down
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Old 11-24-2014, 11:16 PM   #2
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I don't have any insights for you, but as a fellow Minnesotan, I just wanted to say: GOOD LUCK!

Where are you located? I'm in Minneapolis. I've never ordered anything in the winter just because I'm paranoid and work long hours, and don't like keeping any living things sitting on my stoop too long.
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Old 11-27-2014, 04:24 AM   #3
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I have ordered from people here and as long as you can answer the door when the mailman arrives, you should be fine. is located in South Dakota so the shipping is fast. They pack with a lot of newspaper to protect the plants.
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