Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Forest Hills, NY
carpen, some other things to keep in mind.
-any common fast growing plant, such as Hornwort, -nobody is going to want. Just throw junk weeds like that out.
-any clippings, even ones that could root or have roots mid stem are junk as well. (unless very desirable)
what people generally want are;
-stems with some bottom roots intact.
-any daughter plants
-any algae/debris free fist full clumps of moss or foreground plants.
-and pretty much anything that's hard to get or just out of season.
if you have any of those plants handy, it's easy to make them available for trades here on this forum. consider that first class mail up to a pound is around $3, and when you send plant samples the weight is half that, or around $2 in postage. so figure;
$2-$3 postage (first class usually 2-3 days)
$1 for a padded envelop, zip lock baggie, paper towel.
So if you charge $5 for a decent assortment of plant samples,
you'll get plenty of takers as long as you take the time to list
the scientific names of everything you plan to include. that
way buyers can look them up on their own to decide to buy.
Obviously, if you want to offer large swords and such,
shipping costs and packing headaches will go higher.
try to keep shipments under a pound or you'll have to
upgrade to Priority mail which nearly doubles the price.