I'm close to the border with our neighbours to the south, and not too far from me is what appears to be an excellent permaculture focused nursery. Border lockdown aside, I was wondering how difficult it would be to import plants and from my cursory research it appears that any attempt to do so would be entering a terrible ocean of red tape. Has anyone here attempt to bring plants across the border? Is it as bad as it seems?
i have ordered plants from the USA and what you need is a phytosanitary certificate
the certificate covers the lot of plants shipped, as in you do not need a separate certificate for each plant
the certificate cost me $120 USD
the seller would also generally charge for their time in addition
they have to go through the extra steps of preparing the plants for inspection
oh yeah, i have not done this but apparently you can bring "houseplants" over the border with you
i was contemplating having the plants sent to a company which will act as a US mailing address then bring them over the border myself but luckily the seller started offering international shipping
Dinner will be steamed monkey heads with a side of tiny ads.
the permaculture bootcamp in winter (plus half-assed holidays)