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|On Mar 6, 2017, nardi2424 Woburn, MA wrote:
Ordered several seeds from Amishland of Feb 18. A week goes by and no seeds had arrived considering that I only leave 5 hours away, I decided to sent an email to get some info on the seeds if they were shipped or not, but got no response back from the seller. After few days I decided to sent another email and again no response. Waited 2 weeks and no seeds. Decided to open a claim on Paypal and sure enough the seller responded within an hour stating that the shipment has been lost!!! What a bad experience, I needed to open a claim, for her to respond back.
|On Jan 13, 2012, DavesGarden0302 State College, PA wrote:
Shipment delayed. Did receive notice. Finally arrived about 3 weeks later. Neutral since I was noticified of the deplay. Note when she saids 5 or 10 seeds that is exactly what you get. Started germination. Germination rate is poor so far. About 20% so 1 out of 5 seeds are germinating. I compare these to the other OP heirlooms from other companies i am germinating and they are doing much better 75% -100% gr To be fair I have not contacted her on the germination yet since I want to see what all the different ones do I am giving a negative because of germination rates I am seeing.
|On Jan 11, 2010, eileentibet Center Barnstead, NH (Zone 5a) wrote:
I was part way through an order when I had a few questions and emailed Lisa at Amishland Heirloom Seeds, because the answers were not on her site. I almost instantly received a defensive, unprofessional and rude email back. She states she has no time for questions and went on to state how she is alone etc. etc. etc. and that she is currently 2 weeks behind in filling orders and then the medical problems of her family and back to saying she has no time for me. I have stopped my partial order, I am sure there are countless other companies willing to answer questions, act professionally and not be so rude and defensive. I mistakenly thought I would like to order from a single woman home-growing her own plants and seed collectings for sale.. Turns out she didn't even grow these seeds. A friend by the name of Cliff did. It sounds like HE collected the seeds as well on his property.Yet she is still behind in filling orders. I did suggest she hires a kid to help. It would be better than losing her customers old and new. I will NEVER order seeds from this place. Lisa is unappreciative of orders and customers. Rudeness rules her day. She does not grow her own plants nor collects her own seeds!
On Jan 11, 2010, Amishland Heirloom Seeds responded with:
"On Jan 15, 2010 9:28 PM, Amishland Heirloom Seeds responded with:
Amishland Heirloom Seeds prides itself in personal and polite service. I am a small seed company catering to the home gardener with small amounts of carefully sourced and grown seeds, primarily vegetables . I am not a huge megalithic company with computer generated shipping and emails. I answer each and every email I receive through my website. Most of the emails are just quick gardening questions. Sometimes a person is looking for some old time seed variety that they may remember from their past. I always answer these questions and if I don't have the seed someone is searching for I even send to them other reputable seed companies which might stock them . Eileen sent me 4 emails which arrived minutes apart. She asked appoximately 5 or more detailed questions in each of those 4 emails. Since most of her questions could be answered by reading my detailed growing tips , my seed descriptions or reading the gardening books I highly suggest, I answered her with this email which I quote word for word below. I certainly did not mean to sound unhelpful.
|On Apr 9, 2009, notthefunkind wrote:
Shipping from this company is unfortunately slow. This is the second time I have placed an order with her only to receive an email telling me she is so far behind on orders and won't be able to ship for three weeks. I don't remember if it was three weeks last year or not, but it was some number of weeks. In addition to saying shipping will be delayed she follows it with a defensive anticipatory response saying that this is normal for the seed industry. It isn't. I have ordered seeds for many years and most seed companies have my order to me within the week or by the next week at the latest. i have never done business with anyone who takes three weeks to ship. I ordered something from china recently that came quicker than that. She says that she has so many orders that she is overwhelmed. I can appreciate that. Hire a kid to help you pack orders. Don't make your customers suffer for your good business. We are the reason you have that business.
|On Jan 3, 2008, worldsbestsoil Lancaster, PA wrote:
I am neither an amateur, nor a first time gardener. I am a professional market gardener, who saves most of his seed. I live in Lancaster County, where this seed company is based, and I assume this companies seed is grown. Anyway, the germination sucked, period. Plus, she wouldnt let me come pick my seeds up, and I live not 10 miles from this person. Not very neighborly by Lancaster County standards. I mainly ordered from her because I was trying to buy local, and get some stock seed. I never contacted her because, I was too busy tending to my one measly Amazonian Chocolate that I did successfully nurse some fruits out of for seed. Tell Martha I said whats up lady.
|On Jul 2, 2007, BDale60 Warren, PA (Zone 5a) wrote:
I ordered from this company for the 2006 season and I was very disappointed. The service was fine: prompt and professional, with a very nice website. The product was less than stellar. I ordered multiple varieties of tomatoes, and had a very poor germination rate. (The company offers an elaborate set of germination instructions, including overnight soaking and what not, but I did what I always do with all other tomato seeds and got poor results...when I've always had good results from other seed suppliers, including heirloom tomatoes which is mostly what I grow). What's more, the variety I was most interested in ("Togo Trifle") did not turn out as pictured or described. I've described my results on Plant Files elsewhere on this website, and am still not sure if it was the cultivar or the company at fault.
|On Jan 1, 2006, matermania Saint George, UT wrote:
Very poor germination rates. When presented with this information this person was defensive and un-professional. Poor customer service. Uses the term "organic" very loosley. Is not certified organic so how do we really know what her growing methods are? She should not be advertising that she is organic per USDA regulations. There are many other seed sources out there with great reviews. Stick with them.
|On Apr 7, 2005, PurplePansies Deal, NJ (Zone 7a) wrote:
Not a bad company... you will get what you ordered but pretty pricey for what you get not a ton of seeds and I got alot of chaff.... stuff was also packed adequately but not the most perfect I've seen..... On the other hand their selection is good and my order arrived very promptly.... so its safe to order from here but not my favorite company or list of top few.... favorites.....
On May 3rd, 2005, PurplePansies added the following:
Now that seeds have been planted I can also had on a REALLY NEGATIVE note that seeds germinated rather poorly.... in comparison to others I have (from other companies) the germination was quite poor. :(
On July 14th, 2005, PurplePansies added the following:
I'm editing my comment. I am not an "inexperienced" gardener and have been growing the plant in question (tomatos) for many many years (from seed mainly). This is a free forum and my post was not "unpleasent" but accurate with my experience. I believe if a customer is unsatisfied they can say so? After this nasty comment added to mine by the company ownder I'll be sure never to order from here again! I've never had a problem contacting a company with a problem before but in this case it was not worth it. All posts on Dave's Garden and most other similar sites are anonymous. No one lists their personal names. I'd encourage the owner of this company to leave their full name and personal address here on this site for public viewing if they think that is appropriate? Since they haven't I suppose not. The lack of professionalism in this "company" shows. I'll be sure NOW though I probably would have before never to order from here again and will encourage any gardening friends to do the same.
On Apr 7, 2005, Amishland Heirloom Seeds responded with:
On May 6, 2005 2:11 PM, Amishland Heirloom Seeds added:
What a shame this person did not contact me when she first suspected she was having problems, rather than leaving unpleasant, anonymous comments here. If she had contacted me I could have helped with the common problems that many new or inexperienced gardeners have when first planting. I send a link for my detailed seed starting instructions on my website to each and every customer and ask them to read them and ask any questions they might have. I give my own special tried and true tips, such as my own presprouting instructions for many seeds that saves precious days and weeks of growing time. I answer every single customer email and freely answer all questions that I receive.I clearly state the quantity of hand grown, hand packed, and hand selected seeds you will receive next to each and every seed description and always give a few extra seeds in each pack as well.
On July 17, 2005, Amishland Heirloom Seeds added:
Dear readers of Dave's Garden Web and Garden Watchdog: May I reiterate that the comments of this one customer certainly do not fully reflect the quality of my home grown, heirloom, organic seeds? Had this person contacted me in a timely manner, when she first suspected her growing problem, I would have replaced her seeds. I stand by my seeds and Amishland Heirloom Seed Company.