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African Violets and Gesneriads: Interstate Shipping

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Montgomery, AL

May 1, 2012
8:09 AM

Post #9105422

Ya'll won't believe this. I have too many plants and wanted to set up a temporary shop on Etsy to get my collection down to a more reasonable size, then donate to proceeds to Compassion International. I called the Alabama agricultural dept. who just came out to my house today. All the plants are INDOOR, but I'd be required to drench them all in a pesticide to supposedly get rid of any fireants?! Then I'd have to drench them to get rid of any possible nematodes?! I showed him the bags of AV soil, perlite, and vermiculite that I make my mix with- bags bought at the indoor section of Home Depot, that have no fireants or nematodes. How are fireants and nematodes supposed to get into my plants??? He said he agrees, is sorry, but it's the way the state has set-up the regulations. Furthermore, it would cost $57, wait 30 days, and call him back to stamp the box with a phytosanitary certificate before EVERY shipment! Forget this. I'm going to see if I can have a sale at my church and donate the money to a mission. What was I thinking???
Jamie in Alabama

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Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

May 1, 2012
11:01 AM

Post #9105709

That's more stringent than when you try to ship plants internationally and need a phyto...
Andalusia, AL
(Zone 8b)

May 1, 2012
3:58 PM

Post #9106127

geez,there not making it easy for you are they? Can you send to the same state? I would be very happy to help you donate a few bucks to Compassion International ^_^

BTW your av is beautiful.

Montgomery, AL

May 1, 2012
6:15 PM

Post #9106304

No special hoops to ship in state. Thanks Jan.
Whitsett, NC
(Zone 8a)

May 2, 2012
3:49 PM

Post #9107592

Jamie . . . if you would like to post a list of your "Haves" on the Have/Want thread (or even here) . . . and the prices you would have charged on Etsy, I'm sure you'd have a few takers as well . . . for me, you could label the box "craft supplies" if you needed to.
Akron, OH
(Zone 5a)

May 2, 2012
4:43 PM

Post #9107666

Just crazy... Jamie, have you considered ebay? So many plants are sold there, I did it too and it was very easy. They also have an option "sell for charity"
Montgomery, AL

May 2, 2012
8:28 PM

Post #9107962

I did not know they had that option, that's wonderful. I just always heard that ebay charges vendors such a large amount and didn't consider it as an option. I just decided to reduce my numbers through my club and listing them for cheap on a couple forums. It's so much easier for me.

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