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Old 06-27-2010, 05:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Default Best way to prepare a Large pup for shipping

I'm about to mail out a large IC pup, there's no way I'm going to be able to fit it will all the leaves. Should I just cut them off? What's the best way to pack and ship a pup once it's over 2 feet?
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Old 06-27-2010, 05:13 PM   #2 (permalink)
 
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How Harvey packs banana plants for shipping
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Old 06-27-2010, 05:16 PM   #3 (permalink)
 
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I knew there had to be a post somewhere.... we should really have a section just for useful posts like that- it could include ones like separating a pup, preparing for winter, etc.
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Default Re: Best way to prepare a Large pup for shipping

I like bending the leaves so they can absorb something on the far side. I don't like cutting them off unless the plant isn't using them any more. The bent leave help stabilize the plant in the center of the box without adding filler. Triangle boxes are the best for transport. :^) If you have to tape the rootball to the box like harvey that only helps :^)
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Haha I was gonna post the same thing. That basjoo is huge im probably gonna have to bend some leaves...Its the one on the right in the front the leaves are huge.

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Yeah I'm probably going to bend what I can and trim the rest- BTW the Basjoo looks great. IC is smaller but has a pup of it's own.
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I taped two boxes together and shipped a box 54" long
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I taped two boxes together and shipped a box 54" long
Thats a good idea im goint to go to the shipping place first and see what kinds of boxes they have..
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I've got lots of those triangle boxes at work, I'll check which offers the best shipping time ups or USPS, since we ship every day. I'll make something that will work maybe 2 boxes together. Or I'll look for a tube.
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