How to properly ship plants.....
I'm here to try and teach people how to properly package plants for shipping. Today I received my second batch of just about useless plants from a raok. I know you are being nice enough to ship your extras for a low cost but if you don't package them correctly then they are useless to the buyer and just a waste of money. I will not be buying another raok.
How to with pictures....
When you ship don't use open ended sandwich bags. They will not keep moisture in at all!!! Use zip locks bags or even double zip lock bags. Put 1 zip lock with plants wrapped in paper towels inside another zip lock bag to keep in the moisture. Tape the top if you think it's necessary. Also put alot of water!! Your paying for flat rate shipping up to 70 pounds. No reason not too. It will insure your plants survive!!! Wrap the zip lock in newspaper or something similar. This will help the package from sliding around and will help a little to keep the heat out longer. You can also use thin Styrofoam sheets lining the inside of the box to resist the weather. Increases your cost by less than $.75!!!
I'm tired of getting dead plants because someone either didn't know how to do it properly or just didn't care to take the time to do it right or was being cheap. First pic is of stuff from today of what was supposed to be red root floaters and guppy grass. The last pic is from last week of stuff that was poorly packaged and completely useless.Maybe the green mush in pic 1 was the guppy grass?
I did get one unidentified plant and some of the floaters that might survive.
Last edited by somewhatshocked; 10-26-2015 at 08:00 PM.