I want to ship a few peppers to my brother who lives on the opposite side of Washington. Does anyone have any tips on how to package them? I was thinking of putting them in a ziplock and then some bubble wrap around it...does that sound good?
Depends, how important is it that your brother is guaranteed getting the peppers intact.
Mail is a crap shoot. 20, 30 pounds+ of mail sitting on a bubble wrapped envelope of peppers in transit might mean they arrive crushed, yes?
I'd look for a box to bubble wrap them in.
Oh, I was going to bubble wrap them and then put them inside one of the USPS flat-rate boxes. I just want to make sure that putting them in a ziplock won't make them gross by the time they get to the destination.
Don't worry about the zip lock, across state delivery is what, one or two days? They'll only get "gross" after 5 - 10 days in zip lock.
I sent some peppers to friends this week, and I just put them in paper lunch sacks in a box. I figured they'd do better in paper than in plastic. It also made it easier to label the peppers--I just wrote directly on the sacks.
I just recieved some peppers, and they were wrapped in a paper towel type of material inside a box. Guessing that material was to keep moisture from building up. Hope this helps