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|On Feb 21, 2007, william3590 Dundee, OH wrote:
I have ordered from them twice now and am very dissapointed with the low germination rates (some 0%). I ordered Japanese Maple seed (0% germination), a variety of bananna seed (20% germination), sago palm seed (30% germination) and bird of paradise (10% germination). I sent an Email (4 months after planting) asking that the Japanese Maple seeds be replaced as none germinated (they were supposed to be pre-stratified and ready for planting). I received a one sentence reply stating that they can take 2 years to germinate. That was all that was said... Very dissapointed overall...
|On Dec 29, 2006, Allison_FL Dunedin, FL (Zone 10b) wrote:
I order seeds and puff :)) they were here lightening fast ! Great packaging, bonus name tags, nice instructions. Great prices and service ! I will shop again and highly recommend shopping here with Seedman !
|On Dec 19, 2006, pamela_isley Nashville, TN wrote:
Fast shipping and excellent customer service. When I e-mailed to ask about a low germination rate, I received a personal, informative reply, with an immediate offer to replace the seeds.
|On Dec 6, 2006, Audrey Hadley, PA (Zone 5a) wrote:
I ordered about a dozen different varieties from the half-price sale. The seeds arrived promptly--in 10 days--and were neatly labelled with planting instructions. The company was out of one variety, but I rather expect that during a sale, and a cash refund was enclosed. (That's always much nicer than a credit slip!) Also enclosed were enough blank plant labels for all the seeds, so I was quite impressed.
|On Sep 26, 2006, green_sunny beijing,
The company is very kind to customers and provide various rare seeds.
|On Sep 25, 2006, babajawo Healdsburg, CA wrote:
I have ordered some 4 dozen varieties of (primarily tree) seeds from Seedman over the past 2 years at three different times. Overall, I have had some species provide 80% to 95% germination rates while other varieties have been 0%.
|On Aug 22, 2006, dixcreek Summersville, KY wrote:
Having been involved with farming, greenhouses, and commercial growing for more than 35 years I would like to say that seedman has been true to their advertising. Tobacco seeds that I have purchased from them have done well and had a better than average germination rate for raw seeds. It has been my experience in the past that many times things are just as they are said to be. I plan to deal with Jim at seedman in the future.
|On May 27, 2006, ocimum_nate American Fork, UT (Zone 5a) wrote:
At first I was impressed with the promptness and neatness of the packaging. I started my seeds in January as soon as I got them. I have still not seen any germination from my bananas, bird of paradise, kiwi, pygmy date palm, and tree tomato (cyphomandra).
On July 30th, 2006, ocimum_nate changed the rating from negative to neutral and added the following:
Money was refunded and taken care of in timely and professional manner.
|On May 18, 2006, dixie_angel Trenton, TN wrote:
I just received my seeds and (after being VERY nervous after reading negative feedback on numerous different seed companies) was surprised at how healthy and promising the seeds looked! And a MAJOR MAJOR plus is that the palm seeds DID NOT FLOAT! Woohoo....that right there is half the battle! I expect germination to be great and will be doing business with them again! (since I am SUPER picky, that's really saying something!) :0)
On May 27th, 2006, dixie_angel changed the rating from positive to negative and added the following:
Well, like the previous comment I have had 0 % germination....most noticeably my morning glory seeds.....I had soaked and planted morning glory seeds from 4 different sites at the same time (literally within a 20 minute time span) and everything came up but the seeds I got from him. I checked the other seeds and nothing has germinated. Im leaving this as a negative until I hear from them about a refund. I guess that I learned my lesson.....looks can be deceiving....:0((
|On May 10, 2006, tyler70006 New Orleans, LA wrote:
I ordered from them and received my order in about a week. The seeds were labeled and included instructions. They have a huge selection to choose from, stuff nobody else has. I'm placing another order now.
|On Jan 4, 2006, ikigar Maribor,
Seed were delivered in 10 days. Packing OK. Service great!
|On Aug 22, 2005, olddog Colfax, LA (Zone 7a) wrote:
I HAVE BEEN STARTING TROPICAL SEEDS FOR MANY YEARS AND DO NOT EXPECT MORE THAN 60 TO 70 %GERMINATION OF THE NUMBER OF SPECIES I BUY FROM DEALERS. I PURCHASED A DEAL ON BANANA SEEDS, 6 VARIETIES FOR $14.95; 10 SEEDS OF EACH. THE ORDER WAS SHORT ON THE SEED COUNT OF TWO VARIETIES. ALL THE SEEDS OF ONE VARIETY GERMINATED, 0 GERMATED ON THE OTHER 5. I WILL NEVER ORDER FROM THIS DEALER AGAIN!
|On Feb 2, 2005, mlm01 St. Louis, MO (Zone 5b) wrote:
I have made two orders from this company for tree seeds. The order arrived very quickly with well labeled instructions.
|On Dec 4, 2004, PudgyMudpies Stockton, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:
Just recieved my third order from this company. Very pleased and would highly recommend.
|On Sep 21, 2004, biscuit Welling, OK wrote:
I like Seedman very much, as well, but am relieved to read that others have had low germination rates with their seeds. I've ordered from them twice now. Both times, many of the seeds I ordered never germinated or germination rate was pretty low. And some of these were for plants I've always had booming success with, including basil, echinacea and sage.
|On Jan 2, 2004, pale_saint raleigh, NC wrote:
we ordered calif. poppy seeds and about 10 different garden vegetable seeds. they arrived very fast with good labeling and plant markers included. BUT, after planting our seeds in early september, in sc, we had no germination for lettuce (usually very easy), broccoli, cauliflower,kale, etc. our mustard had very good germination. we tried again with the lettuce, broccoli and cauliflower. still no success. we are waiting for spring for the verdict on the calif. poppies (please germinate and flower!!). i don't think we'd deal with them again
|On May 17, 2003, M1stab wrote:
so far so good. less than a week from order to delivery, and the order was placed late on a friday. everything is here including the name stakes. I will update if anything noteworthy happens during germination.
|On Feb 5, 2002, Copperbaron Vicksburg, MS (Zone 8a) wrote:
Very pleased with what I received. Here is what I ordered and the quantity of each so that you can be the judge of the value:
On February 5th, 2002, Copperbaron added the following:
I forgot to mention that they also shipped me 12 plastic plant identifier stakes - nice touch!
|On Jan 25, 2002, neferisis Quakertown, PA wrote:
I have ordered from this company twice and have had nothing but good luck. These shipped faster than any company I've ever orderd from; I've always received my seeds within a week of ordering and everything was exactly as I ordered.
|On Apr 1, 2001, josephineval wrote:
I ordered several seeds from them in early 2001. The order was shipped very promptly and nicely packed. However my germination rates have been nonexistent for pomegranates and very poor for strawberry spinach, and very poor for red sunflowers. Red okra had very good germination. Yellow watermelon had 100% germination, but some of the seeds were infected with worms.
|On Feb 1, 2001, cravercomputer wrote:
Great people to do business with! They even called me over the phone to ensure I got my seeds! Now that is great public relations. Highly recommended.
|On Jan 1, 2001, davidsilvers wrote:
I ordered from them in 1998 or so when I first discovered seed shopping on the web and before I knew anything about the various companies out there. I was impressed with the big variety of seeds offered. However, in retrospect, prices were high. Quantities were small and germination rates were low to nonexistent, but some of that may have been due to my relative inexperience at the time. There are too many good companies out there for me to order from them again.
|On Apr 1, 2000, janegalantini wrote:
I ordered various seeds from seedman.com & none have germinated in 2 months since I ordered them. I know it is not how I care for them because I have been given seeds from friend's plants & these have done well & I have also grown plants from fruits I have purchased, etc. Has anyone else had this type of problem, that all of the seeds purchased failed to grow? I bought palm tree seeds, cactuses, flowers & houseplants.