I want to mail my boyfriend and my brother both a terrarium and they are away at college.
I'm thinking the best way to do it is to package the individual components in plastic bags and they can assemble them themselves with my crafty directions of course.
(They are roommates (only a tiny bit awkward haha) so I only have one box to worry about.)
I know the jars will be fine, the stones, and probably the charcoal will be fine in bags.
Mailing takes two days (say I send it on Monday, it gets there Wednesday afternoon every time without fail).
But what about the moss and the soil? I think moss and soil should be fine in a plastic bag since thats the way you buy them at a store yes? But I don't want to suffocate them! Poor moss.. And anyways, I believe that moss and soil bags might have air holes in them at the store.
I know that plants will most likely die being in a dark box for two days that is thrown around at the post office so I think they can pick their own and add them. They live in Southern California so it's not like they don't have selection!
Would moss and soil be okay to mail I guess is my question? (hmm.. oddly phrased sentence)
Also if you have any other ideas to include in my hopefully mailable terrarium (some possibly mailable plants perhaps?), please include them!!