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May 21, 2010 1:56 PM CST
|Thanks Lynn 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. |
May 21, 2010 2:01 PM CST
| 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.
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.
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.
May 22, 2010 6:47 AM CST
|Great , i'm glad.|
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! |
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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.|
Mar 2, 2013 8:14 PM CST
Very timely for this to pop up again on the random hints display.
Mar 2, 2013 8:18 PM CST
|It sure is, trading and selling season is upon us.|
Mar 2, 2013 8:23 PM CST
The anticipation is growing... hee hee a little garden humor
Mar 2, 2013 8:26 PM CST
|Oh, now I hear that song playing in my head. |
I am so excited about the raffle items coming up.
Mar 29, 2013 11:22 AM CST
|Thank you Lynn |
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. |
Mar 29, 2013 2:05 PM CST
| 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 . 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.
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.
Mar 29, 2013 9:06 PM CST
| 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.|