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Old 07-12-2017, 05:45 PM
 
Location: Crossville TN
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We're moving to TN in a few weeks and I have a few houseplants I'd like to bring in my car. Are there restrictions on that? Where could I get information on what is and is not acceptable? Department of Ag? Thanks!
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Old 07-12-2017, 05:47 PM
 
Location: Coastal Georgia
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where are you moving from?
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Old 07-12-2017, 06:48 PM
 
Location: Crossville TN
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Illinois.
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Old 07-12-2017, 09:06 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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What are you trying to bring? There are some invasive species that are discouraged and perhaps illegal to plant in the wild, but you'd likely never be hassled for private use unless it smelled or something.
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Old 07-12-2017, 09:16 PM
 
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Yes, you can bring houseplants into Tennessee. Just don't bring in brown garden snails, turfgrass, boll weevils, pine shoot beetles, sweet potato weevils, emerald ash borers, fire ants, or pest plants.

http://nationalplantboard.org/wp-con.../tennessee.pdf
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Old 07-13-2017, 07:44 AM
 
Location: Crossville TN
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Thanks. I have just a few plants in small pots with which I'd like to keep, plus a potted dwarf Meyer lemon we've been nursing along for several years. Hopefully it will be happier in the warmer climate. All are planted in potting soil, none are on the pest plant list (thanks for the link) and none have bugs. Looks like we're good! Thank you.
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Old 07-13-2017, 08:04 AM
 
Location: Sale Creek, TN
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Thank goodness you don't have kudzu. Wouldn't want to get that started here.
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Old 07-14-2017, 09:09 AM
 
Location: state of confusion
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^^that's not funny, but its funny. lol. My first thought when she asked.
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Old 07-14-2017, 09:31 AM
 
Location: Des Moines Metro
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Thanks. I have just a few plants in small pots with which I'd like to keep, plus a potted dwarf Meyer lemon we've been nursing along for several years. Hopefully it will be happier in the warmer climate. All are planted in potting soil, none are on the pest plant list (thanks for the link) and none have bugs. Looks like we're good! Thank you.
The night before you move, you might give them all a good watering and then after they have drained, line an open cardboard box with tin foil and then pack them in carefully with towels or bubble wrap stuffed into any open spaces at the bottom. If you have a multiple day trip, check the soil daily. Don't allow them to totally dry out. Don't leave them in the car in the heat if the inside temps will get over 100.
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Old 07-14-2017, 12:27 PM
 
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Thanks. I have just a few plants in small pots with which I'd like to keep, plus a potted dwarf Meyer lemon we've been nursing along for several years. Hopefully it will be happier in the warmer climate. All are planted in potting soil, none are on the pest plant list (thanks for the link) and none have bugs. Looks like we're good! Thank you.
I've got a couple of potted citrus trees that I keep outside in the summer and winter over in front of a window in an unheated basement. They do great but they're seedling mutts so no fruit. Ages ago I worked at a nursery in Cookeville when I was in college, we grew several varieties of dwarf citrus, including Meyers, in plastic houses that were open air in summer and kept just above freezing in the winter. It was a jungle, everything bloomed and fruited.
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