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Packaging Sedum and Semp for Mailing

By valleylynn
May 21, 2010

First prepare a list of what is being sent. Choose your basket or tray for gathering plants from your yard. You will also need pruners and a hand shovel.

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Patti1957
May 21, 2010 1:56 PM CST
Thanks Lynn Thumbs up I was just asking someone about how to prepare and ship sedum, perfect timing and very helpful information. Could you do another article on how to prepare for receiving a plant or cutting? Some of us are completely new to plant trading and your pictures have helped so much. Hurray!


Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
May 21, 2010 2:01 PM CST
Thumbs up YEAH, I am so happy the article has already been helpful Patti.
Hmmm, receiving plants and cuttings. Boy that is a tough one for me. The plant part is easy, but I have a very hard time with cuttings. I plan on learning how to be good at starting cutting this year. It is a new goal for this year. I will see what I can do.
Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8 (Zone 8a)
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Ridesredmule
May 21, 2010 5:39 PM CST
I usually dip them in rooting hormone if they look like theyneed it. Have to be careful with Succulents but Cactus you really have to watch.
I enjoyed reading the article. I use the water crystals, I bet that would keep succulents too wet wouldn't it. Just dry ship them. Very good Article. Lynn. Hurray! Hurray!
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
May 21, 2010 7:09 PM CST
Dry shipping is best (just the damp paper towel around roots or cut ends. To wet and they will rot in transit. I never use water crystals with my succulents. The water crystals sure work good for plants that need a lot of moisture.
The ones you sent me Charleen were perfect. Thumbs up
Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8 (Zone 8a)
Walk in Peace / I'm Charley's Mom.
Miniature Gardening Mules Tip Photographer I sent a postcard to Randy! I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Lover: Loves 'em all!
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Ridesredmule
May 22, 2010 6:47 AM CST
Great , i'm glad.
Name: Linda
M'boro, (Middle)TN (Zone 6b)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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LuvNature
Sep 3, 2010 11:51 PM CST
Okay...now I know the shipping process and packaging system. I'm ready for trading when I get some things to trade. Thanks so much Lynn! Lovey dubby
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Sep 4, 2010 12:57 AM CST
You are so welcome Linda. Keep up the learning. We will all be ready for trades this coming spring. Thumbs up
Name: Marilyn
Greenwood Village, CO (Zone 5b)
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CDsSister
Mar 2, 2013 8:14 PM CST

Very timely for this to pop up again on the random hints display.

Thanks again,
I tip my hat to you. I tip my hat to you. I tip my hat to you.

Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Mar 2, 2013 8:18 PM CST
It sure is, trading and selling season is upon us. Big Grin
Name: Marilyn
Greenwood Village, CO (Zone 5b)
Garden today. Clean next week.
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Sempervivums Annuals Foliage Fan Herbs Garden Ideas: Level 2
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CDsSister
Mar 2, 2013 8:23 PM CST

The anticipation is growing... hee hee a little garden humor

Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
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valleylynn
Mar 2, 2013 8:26 PM CST
Oh, now I hear that song playing in my head. Big Grin
I am so excited about the raffle items coming up. Hurray!
Name: Arif Masud
Alpha Centauri (Zone 9a)
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KAMasud
Mar 29, 2013 11:22 AM CST
Thank you Lynn Thumbs up I tip my hat to you.
Regards,
Arif.
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
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valleylynn
Mar 29, 2013 1:39 PM CST
Your welcom Arif. It really is easy to send most succulents in the mail, they travel well as long as their needs are meant. Thumbs up
Name: Arif Masud
Alpha Centauri (Zone 9a)
Native Plants and Wildflowers I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar Container Gardener Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Enjoys or suffers hot summers Multi-Region Gardener
KAMasud
Mar 29, 2013 2:05 PM CST
Shrug! Lynn, I suppose common sense. Aquarium plants and normal plants I know. Succulents I could make out that the top had to be kept dry, bottom I forgot. Tell me one thing though, what difference does it make to succulents if their roots dry out? We dry them on purpose while potting on, while rest of the body parts Shrug! . You know, putting them aside for callus formation. Sedums, Semps, Ferns, etc though are a different story due to being cooler climate plants. Like I said, common sense a commodity sorely lacking. I wish it could be bought at the corner store, it would be the hottest selling item.
A bit miffed today.
Regards,
Arif.
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator I helped beta test the first seed swap Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums
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valleylynn
Mar 29, 2013 8:47 PM CST
If the succulent is a moister loving plant, as in some of the sedum, then I would make sure the roots are kept moist, but not wet.
Semps of course want to travel dry, as do many of the not frost hardy succulents.
I'd be first in line to buy some of that common sense. Big Grin
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Name: Arif Masud
Alpha Centauri (Zone 9a)
Native Plants and Wildflowers I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar Container Gardener Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Enjoys or suffers hot summers Multi-Region Gardener
KAMasud
Mar 29, 2013 9:06 PM CST
Crying Oh! How I wish I could also buy it and at least gift my kids if not the entire planet. These younger generations drive me up the wall when parents gift their spoilt brats to me to make humans out of them and what ways I have devised to further those aims.
Regards,
Arif.

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