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My parents and I have ordered from T&T for years. I've never had trouble with seed germination, product substitutions, or dead perishable stock. My parents have occasionally had a plant that did not perform well, and it was always replaced at no cost. I find the variety to be somewhat limited but what they do have, they do well.
Germination of vegetable seeds has always been better than the seed packets you can find in any local store. They also carry varieties that can't be found in my town - for example, the Bush Spirit pumpkin, which is the only one really suited to my garden.
If you live near Winnipeg it is well worth going to the store itself, otherwise mail order (or even better, Internet orders) is a fantastic option.
I ordered from TT for the first time last season. Seeds arrived quickly and germinated well. I also purchased a number of seeds and plants from their retail location and had quite a lot of success with their products. Seeds (particularly peppers and tomatoes) germinated and grew well. The plants also lasted the season (some well into October). I would purchase from their catalog or store again.
On Dec 11, 2010, hillfarm Quesnel, BC (Zone 4a) wrote:
My experiences with this company over many years has been generally positive. A small but very good selection of vegetable and flower seeds. Nursery stock is generally well-suited to Canadian conditions; the zone ratings are very accurate. Kudos for that!
Service on seed & hard good orders has always been lightning fast. I also ordered several cases of flower pots a few years ago and they phoned to check on shipping rates with me before they sent the order, which I really appreciated, though I already knew the shipping would be high and had factored that in to my projected cost.
The 2011 catalogue is on my desk as I type this - looks much as usual - good selection of vegetable seeds with special attention to early maturity and good taste. Flower seeds - they do have the usual standards plus a small selection of "new & unusual" - but watch the prices! Some "deals" & some way overpriced. It probably all balances out, but if you are looking for "best deals" you will want to shop around. Some of those best prices will be with T & T, I might add.
Nursery stock - I've had a few issues so have not ordered live plants for some years. A few items came dried out & moldy & dead - saskatoon seedlings (very dead on arrival) and strawberry plants (about half dead); but I do have several thriving things I purchased which came in nice shape & did well. I never did complain, just absorbed my losses & chalked it up as "one of those things". Read the fine print - some of the trees etc. are quite tiny sizes.
All in all, a decent company and I think they are trying hard in a difficult business. I think of them very favorably and will definitely be placing at least a vegetable seed order with them this year.
On Nov 19, 2009, blackberrysage ottawa Canada wrote:
I did not order from this company in 2009, but I did in 2008. I plant an extremely small veggie garden and most times I have seeds left over which I save and plant the next year. I have found the seeds ordered were good. Germination was great. I have not ordered nursery stock from them so cannot comment on their plants. Seems to be a mixed review on those. I will order seeds from them again.
This was my first year ordering from T&T Seeds. I ordered strawberry plants, petunia seeds, and geranium seeds. The seeds arrived first along with the bonus seaweed fertilizer. The petunia seeds were in a small plastic vile that was crushed during shipping and the seeds went everywhere when I went to dump the vile into my hand! The strawberry plants were intended as a Mother's Day gift so I called the company to inquire about the shipping date which I was told would be about a week later than I needed. After I explained my intentions, they immediatley offered to put a rush on my order. I mentioned the petunia predicament and was not overly satisfied with the response I got over the phone, but was pleasantly suprised to receive a replacement pack of petunia seeds with the strawberry plants that arrived in plenty of time for Mother's Day! Both the geranium and petunia seeds sprouted within a couple of days and had almost 100% germination rate. I'm considering ordering more strawberry plants for myself next year!
On Jun 2, 2009, Mitanoff carleton place, ON (Zone 4b) wrote:
I received lily bulbs as a gift from a friend in Winnipeg (i am located in ON). They were the healthiest bulbs I have ever seen! Heavy, firm bulbs, about 3x larger than a golf ball and some even had roots! They have been planted in the garden for about 3wks now and they are growing no problem.
Also, they arrived in time for planting.
I might have to order something myself from here next year!
I have been a customer of T&T for many years now....
I love ordering from them...or instore purchasing from them...If they don't have what I want they always help me find something I want just as much. Anything in the way of perennial, rose or shrub....the one or two times they failed to thrive, or had the nerve of dying...ha ha....have been replaced no problem. Everywhere I have ever ordered from..(many) have the same occasional problems...substitution, or damaged product. A few cranky negatives in no way represent what a great business it is...whether ordering or purchasing in store
On May 16, 2008, hemerocallis703 Shelburne, ON Canada wrote:
T&T shipped promptly, or on planting schedule, everything I ordered. Both seeds, supplies, and live plants. Got some unexpected bonus seed packs for web/qty/early order. Paperwork was thorough and complete. Looks good so far.
I'm not sure I understand how a company like T & T seeds can be rated based on 12 comments that go back as far as 2001. The majority of positive comments speak for themselves, I should say. I've only ever had good luck with T & T products and definitely plan to use them again this year in my newer gardens. Have another successful year, T & T. Glad to see you aren't letting a few negs get ya down.
Have been ordering from T&T for the last 4years when I lived in Ontario and have already placed my order for this year. I am now in Alberta. I always order live plants also. Only problem was the 3rd year when some echanacea did not grow. I always plant as soon as I get the order in also. I contacted them and though they were out of stock because it was a popular order, they readily gave me store credit that I used the following year. I have no complaints.
All the seeds I ordered came very quickly, and my germination rate was minimum 85%. When the plants arrived, all were of a fantastic quality. The cherry tree was on the smaller side, but after planting it seemed to take of quickly and is doing beautifully!
This company packages their plants very well for shipping and includes very good, detailed instructions with fruit trees. They will correct any problems quickly (eg. send replacement plants) if contacted by telephone. Most of their seeds germinate well.
I've been ordering from this company for over 25 years and in general have been pleased. Prices are middle of the road and service is good. If ever I've had a complaint regarding plants received it's always been dealt with promptly and to my satisfaction.
On Oct 1, 2002, broots Cochrane, ON (Zone 2b) wrote:
Have been ordering from this company for a number of years & so far have been completely satisfied. I have never ordered plants & order a few pkg of seeds-in the catalogue it tells you how many seeds are in each pkg-[for most pkg, not all]. I order mostly plant accessories. Their liquid seaweed is fantastic & I go through almost 6 bottles a year. I tried their 'super plugs' this year & they are really good for starting annual poppies,even better than the Jiffy 7's.
On Dec 26, 2001, trailingon dobie, ON (Zone 3a) wrote:
I have ordered many times from this company and have always gotten both excellent service and quality products. Once when the germination of a package of seeds was very poor someone else had gotten ahold of them and I was sent a replacement package of seeds without getting in touch with them. Thats customer service.