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    Quote Originally Posted by Mitzi View Post
    I found that I can fit three seedlings comfortably in a takeaway box inside toilet roll tubes (combining all the suggestions on this thread.) More would fit without the toilet roll tubes but more risk of damage.
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    So, did you take a photo so we can see how you did it?
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    I did, actually. Watch this space...
    I unpack everything very carefully so Mitzi will probably be getting most of it back when I send my plants out . Will be copying the packing technique for all other parcels
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    How I packaged the seedlings:

    1. Wrap the Jiffy 7 in clingfilm
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    2. Bubble wrap - I tried to make sure there was plenty so that the delicate stems wouldn't bend.
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    3. Insert into toilet roll tubes and place those in takeaway container. The one on the right had to be cut down to fit, but it was the smallest seedling so plenty big enough.
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    4. Place lid on takeaway box and put inside padded envelope (no photo - I'm sure everyone knows what a padded envelope looks like.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Small pumpkin View Post
    I unpack everything very carefully so Mitzi will probably be getting most of it back when I send my plants out . Will be copying the packing technique for all other parcels
    That is cheating!

    Well done Mitzi - brilliant!

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    Some of mine still haven't germinated, the ones that have, only have their seed leaves so it's gonna be a wait for mine!.....but I'll get the bits together it's all quite exciting!
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    Chillies are on their way to everybody

    Those of you that are having Dorset Naga's are getting 2 because they are only seedlings.

    The plastic containers some of your plants are in will look like kitchen ware, please don't think I've been using them for food . They got designated to garden use a long time ago! I don't own any take away container due to the lack of take aways

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    Whooo! This is exciting! Just as exciting is seeing my Jays Peach popping through yesterday

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    Great idea folks and nice packaging techniques too.
    I dream of a better tomorrow, where chickens can cross the road and not be questioned about their motives....


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    Do you want some Trip? I've still got lots left

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