Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.


[/td][/tr][/table]
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» Happy Birthday!!
by AtlantaMarie Today at 7:47 am

» N & C Midwest; July 2017 !
by CapeCoddess Today at 7:23 am

» Growing Romanesco Broccoli
by plantoid Today at 7:20 am

» Today's Harvest
by CapeCoddess Today at 7:16 am

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in JULY 2017?
by sanderson Today at 2:07 am

» Eggplant Blossom End Rot?
by sanderson Today at 2:04 am

» What I've learned this year
by CitizenKate Yesterday at 11:30 pm

» What do you know about making sauerkraut?
by No_Such_Reality Yesterday at 10:36 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 8:18 pm

» TrolleyDriver's Compost Thermometer
by sanderson Yesterday at 4:18 pm

» Tornado Cake
by sanderson Yesterday at 4:04 pm

» Do I need to pollinate my zucchinis?
by CapeCoddess Yesterday at 10:19 am

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 8:21 am

» Turan in the Western Mountains
by sanderson Yesterday at 1:07 am

» Your favorite watermelon and pumpkin
by sanderson Yesterday at 12:59 am

» Friday Rookie Topic XII: Cucumbers
by Scorpio Rising 7/24/2017, 8:40 pm

» More on garlic scapes
by greatgranny 7/24/2017, 7:17 pm

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by SwampTroll 7/24/2017, 2:47 pm

» My early garden
by sanderson 7/24/2017, 3:15 am

» Garden Footwear
by sanderson 7/24/2017, 3:14 am

» Square footage
by sanderson 7/24/2017, 3:03 am

» Healthy Meals
by RoOsTeR 7/23/2017, 10:19 pm

» HELP! Sweet Potato Plant!
by countrynaturals 7/23/2017, 11:26 am

» 2017: First full year of SFGing in ND
by Robbomb116 7/22/2017, 9:10 pm

» New England July 2017
by quiltbea 7/22/2017, 8:10 pm

» 2017 SFG in Brooks, Ga
by sanderson 7/22/2017, 7:38 pm

» Green Caterpillars
by sanderson 7/22/2017, 2:22 pm

» Some of our Gluten-free Cajun Recipes
by sanderson 7/22/2017, 1:50 pm

» Senseless Banter...
by sanderson 7/22/2017, 1:43 pm

» California's Drought
by countrynaturals 7/22/2017, 12:03 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

Anyone gone through the trouble for interstate plant shipping

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Anyone gone through the trouble for interstate plant shipping

Post  acara on 10/29/2010, 4:14 pm

Is anyone here an authorized nurseryman, nursery stock dealer, plant broker, or plant agent in their state?

It sounded like too much hassle at first, but now that I've read through the stuff, it doesn't sound all that bad (or expensive), as long as your just doing onsie-twosies (under 500 plants for FL).

I'm thinking it would be cool to ship/trade transplants with folks.

avatar
acara

Male Posts : 1012
Join date : 2010-08-27
Age : 47
Location : Wesley Chapel, Florida (Zone 9)

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Anyone gone through the trouble for interstate plant shipping

Post  middlemamma on 10/30/2010, 11:29 pm

I think it would be cool too Acara...
avatar
middlemamma
 
 

Female Posts : 2260
Join date : 2010-04-25
Age : 39
Location : Post Falls Idaho and LOVING it

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Anyone gone through the trouble for interstate plant shipping

Post  Megan on 10/31/2010, 7:00 am

There are a few interstate bans on some plants, but in general it sounds like fun! I'd be too worried about the plants getting beat up in transit, though. Do you have any words of wisdom on shipping packaging? Does volume affect whether you're considered as a business vs. friends trading, etc?
avatar
Megan

Female Posts : 3350
Join date : 2010-04-27
Age : 50
Location : Manassas, VA - Zone 7a

View user profile http://novasquarefootgardener.blogspot.com/

Back to top Go down

Re: Anyone gone through the trouble for interstate plant shipping

Post  acara on 10/31/2010, 8:55 am

No words of wisdom & not a clue how to do it Smile Smile Smile


Just looking into it at this point.

I would assume every state has their own restrictions; but for Florida, the permit fee is based on production acreage and volume shipped & its like $25.00 for the permit for "under 500" plants.
avatar
acara

Male Posts : 1012
Join date : 2010-08-27
Age : 47
Location : Wesley Chapel, Florida (Zone 9)

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Anyone gone through the trouble for interstate plant shipping

Post  Old Hippie on 10/31/2010, 11:44 am

Large garden centres ship plants and seedlings every day. If you use packing material like shredded paper or old bubble wrap, etc, in between the pots so they stay upright and make sure to mark the top on the outside of the box, shipping and courier companies would do a fine job I am sure of shipping your plants. The main thing I would think would be making sure they were moist enough to keep them from drying out during shipment. However, the vermiculite in MM holds moisture for quite some time so if you make sure the plants are well watered and then put pot and all in a ziplock baggie they should be fine for several days. I have had plants shipped ground from a Richters in Toronto to where I live in central BC. That is 5 days and they were fine. There was nothing fancy in the box at all except for some of those packing beads to keep the plants upright. They had a tag on the outside of the box saying "Live plants. This side UP."

If they can do it, we can too. Courier fees might be high though.

GK
avatar
Old Hippie
Regional Hosts

Female Posts : 1156
Join date : 2010-08-12
Age : 66
Location : Canada 3b

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Anyone gone through the trouble for interstate plant shipping

Post  Furbalsmom on 10/31/2010, 12:55 pm

Checked into permit for Nursery Stock Dealer, or Grower in Oregon.

Minimum annual permit is $112.00 plus a $10.00 research fee, a little too much to be able to trade a few plants with others.

Maybe a little more research is in order, because this assumes annual gross sales of up to $20,000. (minimum listed sales)
avatar
Furbalsmom

Female Posts : 3141
Join date : 2010-06-10
Age : 70
Location : Coastal Oregon, Zone 9a, Heat Zone 2 :(

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Anyone gone through the trouble for interstate plant shipping

Post  Old Hippie on 10/31/2010, 2:23 pm

What about if you are just "giving" them as gifts to a forum friend and not selling them? I am assuming nobody would be selling them but just trading or sharing.

GK
avatar
Old Hippie
Regional Hosts

Female Posts : 1156
Join date : 2010-08-12
Age : 66
Location : Canada 3b

View user profile

Back to top Go down

your gift might be (or transport) the next invasive species crisis

Post  Chrysoperla on 10/31/2010, 2:36 pm

bear in mind please:
whenever you send live plant material to another location:
1) it might become an invasive species.
2) you might be sending insect, mite, nematode, fungus, bactera, etc. that could be the next epidemic for that region.

So you might think it's fun or cool to send your favorite cultivar to your friends afar. The local ecology may disagree. Most problematic introductions are unintentional. And they are difficult or (usually) impossible to undo.

Chrysoperla

Posts : 3
Join date : 2010-10-30
Location : Mississippi Delta

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Anyone gone through the trouble for interstate plant shipping

Post  Old Hippie on 10/31/2010, 2:53 pm

That is a very good point and I think that is why we thought it important to check on regulations.

GK


Last edited by Old Hippie on 10/31/2010, 2:57 pm; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : missing words)
avatar
Old Hippie
Regional Hosts

Female Posts : 1156
Join date : 2010-08-12
Age : 66
Location : Canada 3b

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Anyone gone through the trouble for interstate plant shipping

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum