question on preparing plants for shipping
When preparing small plants for shipping that are in 2 oz
solo style cups and potting mix, would it be ok to place
aluminum foil over the top of the potting medium and wrap around the sides of the pot to keep the mix
in place? Rather than trying to use saran wrap? The aluminum foil would be easier to manipulate around small plants in tiny cups. Or maybe something like shredded paper or Easter basket grass with the foil on top. Seems like it would be easier to remove rather than saran wrap and scotch tape.
In the past, when I have packaged for travel, the pots were
larger, 2", so it was easier to wrap the potting mix in saran, wrap and then tape it down, but that was still tricky.
After the potting mix is wrapped, I will fashion a cardboard tube around the cup to protect the plant.
I think I may have received some plants in the mail in small cups that had just masking tape over the potting mix, then taped to the sides of the pot, but that was rather messy to remove.
I want to mail them in the cups in the mix they are growing to give them the best chance to survive.