Attention Greenery on board: How to move with plants
The door closes. Stop! The plants still need to move in the moving van. Hopefully they are well packaged and fit for transport.
Depending on the season, plants need extra protection when changing their own four walls. One thing is right: they belong in the moving van at the end. In addition, there are other tips and tricks for the safe transport of green roommates.
Dress warm in winter, drink a lot in summer
Just like humans, plants do not like to stand for hours in the freezing cold. Instead of jacket and scarf, they prefer a warm dress made of newsprint or jute sack. This is not enough for very sensitive specimens like orchids. Waders warm the flowers in addition. Because even the supposedly protective loading area in the truck becomes too cold in winter. For long distances, moving companies offer heated vans.
In winter, when it's cold, the heat is in summer. In the closed hold, temperatures break all records. So before pouring plenty, even if the pot is a little heavier. But not immediately before the move, because otherwise unnecessarily much water makes its way to cartons, pants or floor.
The garden must go
Garden friends do not have to leave their green luck behind on a move. However, all details should be strictly regulated in advance. From a legal point of view, firmly rooted plants such as trees or hedges belong to the landlord - regardless of whether they were previously planted by hand. A corresponding clause in the lease helps to prevent future trouble.
Well packaged is half won
Medium sized plants can be conveniently transported in moving boxes - they give each other mutual support. Leaves of large and bulky specimens simply bind upwards. Spines of cacti are a thorn in the side of all helpers. Bubble wrap helps to defuse it accordingly. Corks or Styrofoam plugs make harmless long leaves with sharp points.
And after the move, only one thing can help against the hardships: nurture and care for the plants to get used to the new home.
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