On Nov 25, 2013, Sumatra01 Washingtonville, NY wrote:
This is a fantastic seed company. Out of all companies around selling seeds, Baker Creek has the best germination rate, highest quality, and definitely the largest collection of seeds offered. What brought Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds to my attention was the fact that they signed the non-gmo seed pledge, and over the past summer I certainly was not disappointed. Thank you so much for all the work you do in providing these seeds to the public.
I have ordered several different types of seeds from different orders. I have never had a problem with the orders. The seeds have all germinated well. And I will be buying more seeds from them in the future.
On Sep 13, 2013, donnyczech Sioux Falls, SD (Zone 4b) wrote:
Posted on March 13, 2012, updated September 13, 2013
March 13, 2012
I purchased several packages of seeds from Baker Creek for a few years now. They are a great company and the product is good, better than some others that I have bought from and definitely better than what I can purchase locally. My friends are amazed that I am able to purchase seeds from all over the world, especially the tomatoes from Russia and the peppers from Asia and Europe. The Rampicante squash is particularly interesting and the only one that I have ever planted that is bug resistant. I have them growing on my 6 foot cedar fence from top to bottom. People walk by and stare at this unique plant, which is also very tasty especially grilled. I have my fingers crossed with the black tomatoes and will wait and see whether they are better than some of the hybrids I obtained from other seed companies.
The bottom line is that I like this company and hope they keep in business.
On September 13th, 2013, donnyczech added the following:
This is a very good company. I know they are not wild about hybrids and so I buy them from other companies. The tomatoes and peppers are great, especially the hot and medium peppers. Try the Baklouti pepper for something different.
On Jul 29, 2013, absinthe27 Albertville, MN (Zone 4b) wrote:
Ordered Scarlet Runner Bean and Tendercrisp Celery seeds from Baker Creek. Had high success with both types and am very happy with my purchase. They sent a bonus pack of melon seeds with my order which was a very nice surprise. Will definitely order from them again.
I have been growing vegetables from Baker Creek seeds for the last three years. I always have great germination rates even on seed I have saved from previous seasons. This spring I planted peas I had left over from 2011 with at least 90% germination rate! This year I planted over 50 melon and squash plants. I sprouted twice as many between moist paper towels placed on top the fridge, just incase some didn't make it. They all sprouted, every single one. No offence to anyone who has had germination problems but it must have been something you did. I really like their descriptions of the different varieties and they seem accurate to me. They have sent a free sample pack every year with my order. I don't know what else I can say except, I love Baker Creek and will continue to recommend them to family and friends.
Thanks Jere, Emilee & Sasha, keep up the good work!
On Jul 22, 2013, ArkansasJack Stuttgart, AR wrote:
great company ordered seeds from them back in January and the ghost peppers look great. the Cherokee purple tomatoes are awesome. and every other seed pack I ordered from the carrots and okra to the tomatillos are all doing great
the only tomato I was disappointed in was the solar flare tomatoes by wild bore farms plants grew good but they did not put any tomatoes off
My grandson gave me a gift certificate from Baker Creek. What a great company!! Their service was very prompt and the seeds nearly jumped out of the soil. This first-rate experience generated a second order and they came through like the first time. Professional, polite, and friendly.
Baker Creek was very professional and prompt with the seeds. I received them well before the stated delivery time and had no problems with germination. Also, the complimentary seed packet was much appreciated. I can't wait to try them.
I am greatly satisfied with my order. The shipping was fast, packed well, and the complimentary packet of extra seeds was a very thoughtful act. I appreciate all you guys do, and will definitely purchase more in the future.
On Jun 28, 2013, plantlover13 new york United States wrote:
I ordered a good amount of heirloom seeds from this company. The order was shipped promptly and contained MUCH more seeds than stated. One pack contained 60 seeds, and was only supposed to contain 10! I had great germination and all my plants are growing well. Will definitely order again!!
On Jun 17, 2013, NOTW Portersville USA Minor Outlying Islands wrote:
I always order through Baker Creek because they have the highest germination rate of all the seeds I plant. I can't wait to receive their beautiful colored catalog each year. Fantastic international and hard to find selections. I have never had a problem with shipping and their rate is very cheap. I also appreciate that the staff personally signs my order and says thank you. This truly American company is really something special!
On May 31, 2013, cdverson Atoka, TN (Zone 7b) wrote:
I got my seeds in five days! Plus, they sent me a free pouch of red romaine seeds, which coincidentally I have been using a lot in my smoothies. I am very pleased to say the least. I will be continuing to use this site to order my seeds from now on.
I ordered some seeds from Baker Creek and received them within 9 days. I received every seed type ordered and they added in a free Carrot (Parisienne) seed package. Thank you for a good experience and I will be using you again.
On May 11, 2013, DaughterofLion Los Angeles, CA wrote:
I first heard about this company during the campaign for Prop 37 in CA (Baker Creek gave tomato seeds packets out in support of the proposition). I figured any company willing to do that is one I wanted to buy from. I bought a variety from them- tomatoes, basil, peppers, chives, lettuce and they gave me a packet of carrot seeds as a bonus gift. I have never had so much success with my garden. The seeds are healthy and hearty and the vegetables are amazing. I decided to order from them again this year and expand my garden and I am so excited to see the fruits of my labor this year. I love all of the variety they have on their site and their customer service is perfection. I can't recommend this company more.
My experiences with Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds have been nothing but great. In addition to their philosophy, their products are always superior to other seed companies in germination and performance.
Though I am in Texas, I feel like I am dealing with my neighborhood farm store. Such customer service and attention to detail is rare. At age 70 I don't write too many fan letters, but consider this one.
On Apr 29, 2013, threedogfarm Statesville, NC wrote:
Received my order in a very timely manner. Quite pleased with the selection and service. I won't comment on germination rates because I believe there are more factors involved than Baker Creek has control over. I will more than likely order from them again.
On Apr 26, 2013, gardensoiree San Diego, CA wrote:
I have ordered from Baker Creek three times since December 2012.
Germination rates have been quite good; there were a couple of herbs that took a couple of tries but I am happy with the results especially compared to the price of 4" herbs at the nursery! Rue, summer savory, salad burnet, basils, parsley, orach, and so on are all growing merrily. I ordered lots of Spring/Summer veggies and they are going well too.
The quantity of the seeds is excellent which is one of the reasons that I ordered from Baker Creek; also the larger packets of lettuces, beets, and carrots are super economical and allow us backyard folks to produce solid crops for a good price rather than $2.39 for a small packet. Thanks Baker Creek.
While I agree with some reviewers that there is a bit of hype around Baker Creek, my experience proved to me that the hype is founded. My Baker Creek catalog is well-thumbed and marked up and is a pleasure to read through.
Well worth giving Baker Creek a try.
Also, when a packet of seeds was missing from my order, they more than made up for the missing packet!
Their prices are reasonable. Their delivery is prompt. Their seeds germinate. Their collection of seeds is very extensive and diverse, which is fun and adventuresome. It is also most useful, as I garden in a somewhat difficult environment (central Texas, with drought, heat, etc.) I am able to find seeds from plants which thrive in similar environments, and expand the range of what I can grow here.
This is without a doubt the #1 seed company around. Great seeds.Great and fast service. The most kind and friendly people around. They also care about preserving our foods. These things speak well of the character and morals of this company and its people! Oh I 've been gardening since the early 60's when my dad made me. I miss him.
On Apr 19, 2013, Ludwigsfriend Tobaccoville, NC wrote:
Posted on January 28, 2011, updated April 19, 2013
Excellent customer service, super-fast shipping and high quality products. This is my second year ordering from Baker Creek. Besides, their catalog is so superb that I keep it handy all year long. Can't wait to start this year's seeds!
On April 19th, 2013, Ludwigsfriend added the following:
This is my third year ordering and I couldn't be more satisfied. ALL of the seeds I purchased germinated--I had to compost some seedlings because I would need a farm to grow them all to maturity! The rest are already big and healthy and going into my (small) garden or being given to friends and neighbors. Their publications are inspiring and I found their customer service to be excellent.
I like shopping at Baker Creek and I trust in the customer service. I buy from a few places, but the bulk of my seed comes from Baker Creek. I have the best germination rates here, the shipping is affordable, the selection wide and the customer service great. I have only had a few, small issues, over the years here. Once there were weavils in my beans, but within 3 days the company had replaced the pack with 2 packs free from weevils. Every seed company I have bought from has had some small issue here and there- that happens; I don't mind as long as it is fixed and I am acknowledged. This is the main reason I shop at Baker Creek. I do wish the company would add more planting information on seed packets. I know DTM is not supposed to be accurate, but I find those numbers useful as a guide. They should be on the packets of seeds.
On Apr 10, 2013, drthor Irving, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:
I have been a customer of Baker Seeds for years. I love their seeds and their magazine is just amazing. Occasionally I had some seeds that didn't germinate, so I called the customer service with the lot number and explain the problem and they always send a replacement package without me asking ... even if the seeds were older than one year.
I will keep ordering from this company.
On Apr 7, 2013, Marizaepicentro Tucano Brazil wrote:
I have ordered over several years- they have been wonderful!
The seeds are impeccable, excellent germination.
They even sent an email to verify if I had actually gotten the seeds (I live in a very remote place in Brazil)
I am definitely a fan of Baker Creek...
I am a advisor to our community garden and wanted rat-tail radish seeds for a scheduled planting date...pronto! We received the seeds within a week of the online order. Because many new gardeners haven't seen a picture of what they would be growing I especially appreciated the beautifully photographed seed packet.
I had a great experience with Baker Creek Seeds. I ordered via their website - the customer comments really helped me decide what seeds to buy. My order arrived within a week, nicely packaged. Not too expensive for heirloom seeds either!
After being introduced to them by my uncle, a loyal customer, I too have joined the ranks of the Baker Creek faithful. The catalogue is gorgeous, but that's not why. I love the history they include about each variety. I have always been pleased with the expediency and accuracy of shipping. And of course, the seeds are wonderful! I also appreciate their efforts to keep us informed about food issues in our world today - Monsanto, et. al.
If there was one thing I would change, I would ask that they include information about which varieties do well in which zones/seasons. Before purchasing, I always read the reviews on their website, but unfortunately not all reviewers disclose their growing zone.
Baker creek heirloom seeds has a colorful, well-designed catalogue with a large selection. Their online site is more up to date with current stock, but all but two of the offerings I wanted from the catalogue were available at the time I placed my order. I ordered on a Saturday and received my order the following Tuesday. Overall, I am very impressed with the service I received from Baker Creek and plan to place an order with them next year.
Posted on February 18, 2011, updated March 31, 2013
I placed a personal order and one for a business and they both came quickly. I like that they carry such a big variety of heirlooms/open pollinated seeds. The prices are reasonable. I feel some of the seed counts are small; some did come with generous amounts, but I think it's best to order according to how much they actually say on the listing. I'll update if I note any extraordinary good/bad happenings with germination and growth.
On March 31st, 2013, judyinmound added the following:
Another year of ordering from this company that went well. I enjoy the more rare heirloom varieties available (a bunch of old time squash for me this year), and their stance against supporting anything affiliated with GMO companies. I appreciate the interaction on FB as well. Thank you. =)
Considering Mexican mail service, my orders have always arrived within 2 weeks and have always been correct. So many seed varieties are not available for purchase in Mexico and many that are, have been treated with dyes, among other things. Because of the climate; especially the rainy season, I am still in an experimental and learning stage. However, regardless of outcome, all seed have germinated. I am extremely pleased with the many choices, ease of ordering and international shipping.
On Mar 26, 2013, kerrybc La Lavandou France wrote:
Besides being fast and efficient, the order was correct despite it being a large one. There was a note of thank you in with the order that made it personal and something I appreciated very much. I will definitely use them again.
This is my third year ordering from Baker Creek. All my seeds in the previous two years germinated and performed very well. I am zone 5. I love the variety of choices at Baker Creek and they have very competitive prices! Can't wait to get planting with my seed order that just arrived today - very quick turnaround! Good job Baker Creek, I'll keep coming back.
Posted on March 24, 2013, updated March 24, 2013
For two years in a row Bakerscreek has sent out my seed order promptly. I am extremely happy doing business with them! I will definitely be back again next year to place another order! Thankyou Bakerscreek Seeds, for doing what you do best. You are why we can grow from our own seeds and hopefully put GMO's out of business!!!
On March 24th, 2013, betsyv802 added the following:
I grew 40 plum tomato plants last year and canned the sauce. Most delicious! That was the first time that I ever grew from seed, and the first time ever, canning. Both worked out wonderfully. Thanks again Bakercreek!