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Cut flowers.

Morning all hope everyone is  staying safe in these  intesting times we find our selves in.  I have a question about cut flowers...I've been considering growing on a small scale flowers specifically for cutting, I think that  due to the up surge of people looking to buy locally that there is a gap in the market for this type of product.  So my question is what are the legal responsibility required when growing and selling a product such as cut flowers I've read a little about plant passports and the recent changes that have been made around that. So if anyone has any info it would be greatly appreciated 




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    Plant passports wouldnt apply to direct face to face sales if i remember correctly. 

    It applies to long distance selling or online sales. 

    You would in theory need to be registered as a Plant Provider but to be honest the whole system has been a shambles, certianly regarding smaller scale sales. Im not sure anyone actally knows the current correct rules regarding small scale face to face sales or possibly even on line sales. 

    If you use Facebook theres a good group deicated to the topic and they can help answer any questions regarding the endlessly changing rules 

    Plant Sellers' Discussion Group UK

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      Also i think theres considerable difference if you are growing plants on the highly infectious Xylella fastidiosa list. 

      Be advised that if you are registering for Plant Passports you will be inspected possibly anually at a charge that can range quite a bit and it seems to be very dependant on your local office to how they see that process going, does not seem to be standardised presently -- and also i have heard of people who are not Passport Providers but only Plant Providers being inspected at extremely short notice but not charged. 

      Obviously being fully registered is the 'correct' thing to do -- but small scale sellers are seeming to try and avoid that due to extra costs and then adapt their sales to fit outside the passport area. 

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