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1lisac
Liberty Hill, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 12, 2011
5:09 PM

Post #8491163

I just posted a long post and it simply disappeared. I have posted this issue on a couple other forums but I really need help and encouragement.
When you get mail order plants tomato, eggplant, peppers for example how long should one wait to pot them up or plant them out?
Already this season Ive had problems with people contacting (none last year) that their plant died after they potted it up or out. Its always been within a week. The co-op that I sell thru says my only responsibility is to get the plant there healthy after the buyer touches it its not my issue. I give instructions (that many times aren't followed). Im getting to the point I don't want anymore orders. People think I can send plants on Mon./Tues they get there on Wed/Thurs and they should be able tio put them in the garden that coming weekend. I can't seem to convince them that the plants need to recover from shipping and adjust to their new environment. Not just unpack and go out in the garden/direct sun. I have updated my listing to say that they must contact me within 24hrs. But Im getting discouraged. Any suggestions?
These plants are well established in their pots and survived shipping. Maybe someone can give me an idea for better instructions. Im getting to the point I don't even want to get another order. In every instants the buyer has handled the plant in some way and never notified me of a problem initially.
Thanks


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