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Re: Where to get plants

PostPosted: Fri Oct 01, 2010 4:03 am
by Ulmdorgr
That's awesome! Bob pulled through for us all. He's been advertising here for a while but seemed sorta sketchy, but since he posted his pictures and now has TWO experiences, I think he's really legit.

Re: Where to get plants

PostPosted: Wed Oct 20, 2010 12:49 pm
by klink67
Bob Smith is an excellent guy to deal with! I just placed an order from him and his prices are very reasonable. He also has great communication and will answer all of your questions immediately! I have dealt with several vendors before but none of them have the customer service and low prices that bob does. If your considering ordering either a salvia or kratom plant order from Bob.

Re: Where to get plants

PostPosted: Sun Nov 28, 2010 10:35 pm
by SF
Bob is an awesome guy. I speak with him over the phone every so often and we get into all kinds of conversations about plants and growing techniques. Bob is a Legit player seller. If anyone wants Salvia make sure you hit up bob first because he has great deal and is willing to do bulk deals as well.

Re: Where to get plants

PostPosted: Thu Dec 02, 2010 1:38 am
by ideallove
i'm not even sure if salvia divinorum is illegal or not here in Romania.. i tried contacting boolie2010, but the forum still doesn't let me do it and the address that he advertised on flickr is incorrect. here we have a cycle of weakness:
i'm new to this field, with no prior experience so i would have nothing to share, if i don't share i can't get rights to contact local supplier, if i don't get the plant, i will not have any experience to share in the future..

Re: Where to get plants

PostPosted: Wed Dec 08, 2010 11:42 am
by ideallove
Ok.. I found out that salvia divinorum commerce is illegal in Romania :( from http://www.drugforum.ro/viewtopic.php?f ... 00&start=0
Moreover even the growing seems to be illegal...
I was really hoping to grow and share cuttings without any commercial profit since i live at a house and have a small greenhouse..
Any advice?

Re: Where to get plants

PostPosted: Wed Dec 08, 2010 11:58 am
by Ulmdorgr
Move. We also track the legality of countries on this forum, here: viewtopic.php?f=15&t=91

Re: Where to get plants

PostPosted: Thu Dec 09, 2010 7:55 am
by ideallove
I actually do consider moving to Bulgaria soon. I have not found anything on your list about that country.. I also prospect Greece.. But anything I could do before that?

Re: Where to get plants

PostPosted: Tue Dec 14, 2010 5:52 am
by Ulmdorgr
The info we have on each country was collected from other sources or from members of this forum who reported in with info/sources. Feel free to do some research if you can read their language.

Re: Where to get plants

PostPosted: Thu Dec 16, 2010 8:25 am
by nothim
lol

Re: Where to get plants

PostPosted: Sat Jan 01, 2011 9:04 pm
by kcarlson
I am a new member here, but I recently ordered 2 plants from Arena Ethnobotanicals, and thought it may be helpful to some to post a review of my experience.

I ordered my 2 plants (they are rooted cuttings, but as is said on the description for the store, they are VERY well-rooted) for something similar to $75.00, plus 2.99 for a heat pack. I paid 25.00 for Express Shipping (they use USPS), and ordered on Dec. 20th, 2010. The plants were shipped on the 22nd. The plants arrived on the 28th, which was very late for express shipping. HOWEVER, this was a USPS holiday shipping issue, and in fact the USPS this year issued refunds for Express shipping shipped between the 22nd and the 25th. I called the contact number at the web site, the following day (the 29th), and explained my displeasure with the shipping time. The man that answered was actually on vacation, but stopped by the office to do paperwork. Though he hadn't received the refund for shipping from the postal service, he happily offered to tender me a refund, even though he was on holiday.
The best part: the heating pack was huge and still warm, and the plants were each at least 6 inches tall each, well branched, and had full-sized leaves on them. They had roots that were beginning to escape the bottom of the pots! I harvested some of the large leaves, and pinched to promote adequate branching. They were GORGEOUS, not wilted in the slightest, no brown marks or damage.

Overall, it was a truly exceptional experience, and the only problem I face is that I don't know the strain that was sent to me. I'm a happy customer, and have no problem endorsing their site, given their customer service and quick turnaround alone.

I hope people looking for a reliable ordering site find this review helpful.

Edit to above post:
Found out that Arena sells the "Blosser" strain, so that is what I have. :D

Re: Where to get plants

PostPosted: Sun Jan 02, 2011 4:19 am
by Ulmdorgr
Thanks for the review! For future newly registered users posting reports, feel free to double post by preceding your message with the word "Edit." If a mod cares, they can clean it up and combine your posts.

Very pricy transaction, at just over $50 per plant. I suppose it was worth it for quality plants like that. Great customer service, these guys sound like good people to work with. Can you take pictures of the heating pack? I've never seen one. I count 26 leaves on that plant. Awesome!

Re: Where to get plants

PostPosted: Sun Jan 02, 2011 5:52 pm
by kcarlson
I have already disposed of the heat pack (it was the sort that uses iron powder that interacts with the air, to create heat as it oxidizes.)
I'll link an example of what one looks like. The one they sent was the size of a package of unpopped microwave popcorn (best analogy i have for it... :lol: )
It was probably a longer-duration version of this:
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31kQ2qU68RL.jpg
(link is for visual reference only, I am not advocating the purchase of any particular brand or product)

Another huge thing to consider is that you may think this plant looks healthy, but this photo is post-pruning! I pruned off many of the mature leaves and pinched some growing tips to help the plant branch out. I probably took 5 mature (2.5inch or larger!) leaves off of each plant when trimming it. They also arrived fairly well acclimatized, so they didn't require much in the way of special treatment. They are covered in plastic to keep extra humidity, and they have not wilted at all.

Re: Where to get plants

PostPosted: Sun Jan 02, 2011 6:05 pm
by RocketeerJim
Very nice looking plant, K.

Keep a close eye on them, though, to see if your own growing environment matches their previous one. Otherwise the leaves might fall off. My own plant (see my grow log for "Sylvia") lost its leaves as I kept it in a humidity dome upon arrival. Once removed from the dome, the leaves began to grow back. Too much humidity for a plant that is already "hardened" can be very stressful.

Re: Where to get plants

PostPosted: Sun Jan 02, 2011 6:14 pm
by kcarlson
They were packed with wet paper, which, combined with the heat pack made an EXTREMELY hot and humid box on arrival :lol: I will be very careful, though! Thank you for the tip! (They've been successfully in this setup for over a week, with no leaf browning or dropping. They will be re-potted soon in nice terra cotta pots)

Re: Where to get plants

PostPosted: Thu Jan 06, 2011 9:34 pm
by Bigdognick
I recently purchased a Salvia Divinorum from Funny Farm Herbs and feel I should share my review.

I payed $27( $20 for the plant, just $7 for shipping) for a well rooted Blosser strain on January 1st, it was shipped on the second, and it arrived on the 4th. Before I purchased, I emailed them asking for more information about their specific growing conditions and for a picture of the plant they were selling now, all of which were happily provided. When it arrived it was well packed with cardboad and styrofoam to protect the plant as well as wet newspaper to ensure the plant stayed humid. The plant itself was in excellent health, about 8 or 9 inches tall with several mature leaves( although one did sport brown spots and another was trimmed, like what I've read from other customers).

Overall, I'm really happy with my experience with Funny Farm Herbs.

P.S. I'll provide pictures of my plant if y'all want.