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By norikkusu
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So my vft flowered a month or two ago, two stalks, it had seeds. I (accidentally) mostly ignored them but my vft has always been stubborn, the genes passed on, and I now have 185 seedlings, and probably more left. Issue: I have nor the space nor the time for this many Dionaea Musciplas, even if they do stay small for another year. I live in the UK, London area, any ideas? Selling seems like such a hassle, I don't know if garden centres accept them, and donating seems very iffy unless it is to garden centres, but I don't see any information online on whether they accept random plants. If anyone has any experience with this type of stuff, please let me know!
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By ChefDean
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Well, you have a few options.
1. You said you don't have room, so just throw them away. If you don't want to go there...
2. There are forums for carnivorous plants based in the UK that you could post on. Maybe there's someone close by that you could meet up to give them to or sell to for a good price.
3. There's a forum on this site for sales and trades in the UK and EU, maybe you could post them there looking for the same result as number two.
4. Offer to sell them all in one lot for one low price plus shipping, with the buyer knowing full well that these are seedlings, very small. Easily half could perish in shipping, but someone could still potentially end up with 100 or more seedlings on the cheap.
1 is easiest, 2, 3, and 4 more difficult. But if you offer them up as all or none for a good price, say 20 Euros plus shipping, I'm sure someone will jump on it.
By norikkusu
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ChefDean wrote: Sat Aug 28, 2021 3:31 pm Well, you have a few options.
1. You said you don't have room, so just throw them away. If you don't want to go there...
2. There are forums for carnivorous plants based in the UK that you could post on. Maybe there's someone close by that you could meet up to give them to or sell to for a good price.
3. There's a forum on this site for sales and trades in the UK and EU, maybe you could post them there looking for the same result as number two.
4. Offer to sell them all in one lot for one low price plus shipping, with the buyer knowing full well that these are seedlings, very small. Easily half could perish in shipping, but someone could still potentially end up with 100 or more seedlings on the cheap.
1 is easiest, 2, 3, and 4 more difficult. But if you offer them up as all or none for a good price, say 20 Euros plus shipping, I'm sure someone will jump on it.
I've mostly been on here for help and thus didn't know there was a sales forum, so that's actually a massive help. Thank you! Don't want to throw them away sadly, I get too emotionally invested in my plants.
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By MaxVft
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MikeB wrote: Sat Aug 28, 2021 9:21 pm You could ask the teachers at the local schools if they would like to have some free flytraps.
With, of course, an extensive 10-page, 34-paragraph grow guide :D
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