Am I too far from Iowa to order from SSE?

fran_always(z6 PA)March 30, 2005

I'd like to sample some of the pepper transplants from the Seed Savers Exchange. They ship via UPS. Will the trip from Decorah, IA to south PA be OK for the seedlings? Aren't they going to be too long in the dark and tossed around?

I just want to make sure...

Thanks.

Fran, itching, itching to get started...

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
gardenlad(6b KY)

The shipping of live plants is a pretty mature industry. I wouldn't worry about a couple of days in the dark, or any tossing around. Assuming SSE folows typical industry standards the plants are packed pretty well. I've ordered live plants from as far away as Oregon and recieved them with no problems.

I would specify a later delivery than now, though. My concern would be freezing temps in the 3-4 days the plants would take to reach you.

    Bookmark   March 31, 2005 at 5:42AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
fran_always(z6 PA)

Thanks. Yes, they let you choose a shipping date between now and the end of May.

    Bookmark   March 31, 2005 at 1:44PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
yummykaz

I ordered seeds from them for the 1st time this year. They have ALL been great! I too have ordered trees etc from everywhere. They pack great...just check out the shipping charges for plants vs. seeds! They better be packed good!

    Bookmark   April 22, 2005 at 2:37PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Civil War Era heirlooms?
Hi all, After reading a couple of Civil War diaries,...
tumblingtomatoes
Purple Carrots
I've been looking for some seeds of purple/black carrots...
julie321
'Watermellon' radish
Just bought some of these at the farmer's market. Looks...
dvdgzmn
cord seed
I am looking for an old corn seed called Thompson's...
georgigirl_2008
Wire fence for backyard of 1920 Bungalow
I am looking for wire fencing that was used as backyard...
Jane Hardy - Tennessee
Sponsored Products
Blue Monster Three-Piece Crib Set
$49.99 | zulily
Contemporary Style Wooden Table Lamp with Prague Flavor
ParrotUncle
Modern Indoor/Outdoor Area Rug: Kas Rugs Rugs Vineyard Border Ivory 7 ft. 6 in.
Home Depot
Eglo Gino 6-Light Wall or Ceiling Steel Matte Nickel Track Lighting 89947A
Home Depot
Franklin Single Arm Sofa - Bentley Daisey Yellow
Joybird Furniture
Oxygen Lighting | Mantra Wall Sconce
$146.00 | YLighting
Monogrammed Mug - C
$12.00 | Horchow
Quorum Merci 26 3/4" Wide Persian White Pendant Light
Lamps Plus
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™