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|On Jun 11, 2013, franzl Dillard, OR wrote:
|On May 30, 2013, wmakie Chappaqua, NY (Zone 6a) wrote:
My purchase experience with the J.L. Hudson company was more than OUTSTANDING. I had to create this account in Dave's just to sing their praises. The prices and shipping rate are more than reasonable and the seed selection is SUPERIOR. The seeds package arrived in a very timely manner. However, along with my seeds, a whole load of tiny ants decided to tag along for the ride inside the package envelop. You would think this would be a big fat negative feedback, but because of how the company representative handled the situation they turned it into a big POSITIVE.
On May 30, 2013, J.L. Hudson, Seedsman responded with:
"On Jun 1, 2013 11:05 AM, J.L. Hudson, Seedsman responded with:
This guy is so nice to post a positive review after that experience!
|On May 12, 2013, florafavours Elkhorn, WI wrote:
My 2nd order this year was done online and arrived in 3 days. Their selection is very broad and my success in germination is about the same as my own collected seed. Price and shipping costs are very reasonable. Catalog is filled with information.
|On May 10, 2013, bonzaisteve Port Mansfield, TX wrote:
LONG BEEN A CUSTOMER. GREAT SERVICE. FRIENDLY!
|On May 10, 2013, gardengrl_z7 Richmond, VA wrote:
I have been buying seeds from J.L.Hudson for a number of years now. They have a good variety of seeds that I have not seen for sale elsewhere and I have always had good results from their seeds. I have always gotten great service and communication and I highly recommend J.L.Hudson as a source of garden seeds.
|On May 9, 2013, ElementalDomain Landers, CA wrote:
This has become my favorite seed supplier. I am a veganic organic farmer and I like to try unusual plants and trees alongside the normal veggies and fruits I grow each season. JL Hudson's catalog is probably the biggest out there. He offers wonderful things like lotus seeds.
|On May 8, 2013, meldyweldy Austin, TX wrote:
I've been buying Herb Robert Seeds from JL Hudson Seeds for a few years now and they always germinate well. Today, I inquired if they had the Herb Robert Seeds and in no time I got a reply from them that they indeed have them.
|On May 8, 2013, FoxFieldFarm Liberty, ME wrote:
I always enjoy the unusual varieties to try out. Lots of interesting information, too.
|On May 7, 2013, derekoppen Charlottesville, VA (Zone 7a) wrote:
We have been buying from JL Hudson for decades for all our seeds and will continue to do so. We always get high germination from all their seeds, and so far all seeds have been true to form. An indispensable resource.
|On Apr 24, 2013, needlefrau Battle Ground, WA wrote:
This is my go-to company for hard to find seeds. I also appreciate the efforts they go to for increasing the seed availability of diminishing crops.
|On Apr 17, 2013, jenniealice Fort Bragg, CA wrote:
I made an order for seeds from J. L. Hudson and so far have been very happy with their service. I sent my request in the afternoon and they responded the next morning to confirm that the seeds were in stock. At an average of $2.50 per packet, I find their prices very good considering the varieties available. $2.50 postage for up to 40 packets of seeds is very reasonable as well. I'm always put off by companies that overcharge on shipping.
|On Apr 13, 2013, wy109 Stockton, NJ wrote:
Have only ordered twice, but both experiences have been excellent. I feel very confident in doing internet business with them. The products and the information they supply are top-notch.
|On Mar 31, 2013, BrisbaneAnne Brisbane, CA (Zone 10b) wrote:
Very nice service. The seeds I have planted so far all germinated just fine. Especially appreciate the Darwin page on his website.
|On Mar 29, 2013, Express128 Mansfield, TX wrote:
Original order had some mold in the packet/ on the seeds, contacted them via email and they quickly responded and sent a replacement. Overall, good customer service. I'll be ordering again later in the year.
|On Mar 25, 2013, eurbati MAIDSVILLE, WV wrote:
Very happy w/JLHudson.Highly Recommend.My hard to find seeds came packaged correctly and on time.
|On Mar 17, 2013, Old_Gardener Calabasas, CA wrote:
Posted on July 7, 2012, updated March 17, 2013
On February 21st, 2012, Old_Gardener added the following:
I have already received my order and everything is here - clearly labeled and well packaged (the catalog that I had requested was included, too). Thank you, JL Hudson, for the great (and invaluable) service that you provide!
On February 29th, 2012, Old_Gardener added the following:
A quick update... I am really impressed with the quality of their seed. The robinia trees are already up and growing (and only 6 days after sowing)!! I will definitely be placing another order soon.
On March 6th, 2012, Old_Gardener added the following:
I placed an additional order on Friday, 3/2. Today, Tuesday the 6th, JL Hudson notified me that they have already shipped. Thank you, JL Hudson, for another quick and easy transaction!
On March 9th, 2012, Old_Gardener added the following:
I received my package on Thursday, 3/9. Everything was there and well packed. I highly recommend JL Hudson!
On March 9th, 2012, Old_Gardener added the following:
'Sorry - the above comment should have read Thursday, 3/8.
On April 30th, 2012, Old_Gardener added the following:
I placed another order on Saturday, the 28th, for 12 packs of seed. In regard to complaints about the ordering process - ordering really is straight forward and JL Hudson provides clear directions. If this old woman can do it, anyone can! And for those that prefer a website shopping cart, please remember that this is a seedbank - there are many megalithic corporations that will provide you with a cart, but you won't get the vast selection nor, most likely, the great service that the folks at JL Hudson provide. Thank you, JL Hudson, for the invaluable public service that you provide. Without you, I would not have been able to locate half the seed that I have purchased through you (and at a bargain of a price)!
On May 5th, 2012, Old_Gardener added the following:
I received my seeds yesterday - everything was there and well packed. Germination rates for the previous orders are nearly 100% across the board and this includes many varieties of trees and shrubs. I could not be more pleased!
On July 7th, 2012, Old_Gardener added the following:
I placed yet another order on 7/2 (various Hibiscus and an ounce of Poncerus) and I received it on 7/5. JL Hudson is always the first place I check when looking for seed because they have a great selection of fresh seed, excellent germination rates, friendly customer service, good packaging, quick shipping and pricing that cannot be beat. I am a customer for life!
On March 17th, 2013, Old_Gardener added the following:
I placed my 2013 spring order on 3/12/13 (23 packets) and received it within 4 days (extremely fast - no interminable waits here - and everything looks great)! Due to JL Hudson's excellent germination rates and informative seed descriptions, I now have hundreds of tree and shrub seedlings from last year's efforts (some 2.5 feet tall or better). In addition, I have been introduced to plants that I had no idea existed, even though I have been gardening for 50 years or so. Thank you, JL Hudson, for the education!
JL Hudson continues to be my primary seed vendor due to their excellent (and fascinating) selection, exceptional germination rates, fast shipping, and friendly, professional customer service.
|On Jan 31, 2013, michelemarie Stanwood, WA wrote:
I have been buying seeds from J.L. Hudson for twenty years. In that time, they have offered many seeds which you could not find anywhere else. They offered some seeds of varieties that were never carried elsewhere because they might have specific, more difficult germination requirements. Kudos to JLH for being willing to put them out there.
|On Jan 15, 2013, henryn Augusta, GA wrote:
Great service! I order from them every year and they are very conscientious to deal with. Interesting catalogs and a curious array of seeds not found in every big-box store. One of my favorite gardening companies!
|On Jan 6, 2013, redjeep hillsboro, OR wrote:
I was excited to find this company, and ordered 6 varieties of tomatoes in 2012. Of those 6 varieties, 3 had poor germination, not terrible, but 20%. Of the 7 companies I ordered from, and the 60 varieties I grew, only Cherrygal had an equally abysmal germination. I germinated Sow Organic tomato seeds from 2006 in the same tray.
On Jan 6, 2013, J.L. Hudson, Seedsman responded with:
"On Jan 9, 2013 10:25 AM, J.L. Hudson, Seedsman responded with:
We are trying to track down your order for tomato seeds that you referenced in your rating of us, but we can find no one in your town who ordered 6 packets of tomato seed in 2012. The only person we can find in your town only ordered 3 packets of tomato seed. Please let us know your name and address, so that we can track down your order. We need this so that we can check the specific varieties you ordered, so that if there is a problem with any of them, we can prevent others from being disappointed. By federal law, vegetable seed must be tested for germination on a regular basis, and all of the tomato seeds we distribute have been tested, and are above the federal standard of 75%. Thanks!"
|On Dec 11, 2012, RichoCech Williams, OR wrote:
Posted on March 22, 2007, updated December 11, 2012
On December 11th, 2012, RichoCech added the following:
still getting seeds from JLH and the service and quality are even better than before, if that is possible
|On Nov 30, 2012, DrBud Klamath Falls, OR wrote:
Posted on November 28, 2012, updated November 30, 2012
On November 28th, 2012, DrBud changed the rating from neutral to positive and added the following:
On November 28th, 2012, DrBud added the following:
I have to say the service is good and at least you can be sure their GA3 is real and they have a good selection of seeds. I don't find it inconvenient to pay with paypal is easy and you don't have to worry about getting ripped off so thanks JL. Hudson Seedsman
On November 30th, 2012, DrBud added the following:
I stated the shipping was too much this is incorrect that was my own fault they quickly refunded me. Hudson's Shipping is very reasonable and fast plus you get free instructions included, had to add this because davesgarden staff will not erase my original feedback above please pay no attention to my first feedback please if you are considering purchasing from them
|On Nov 9, 2012, gobbleman Sweetwater, TN wrote:
I always love doing business with this company.
|On Oct 19, 2012, mighty_ernie Inglewood-Finn Hill, WA wrote:
I ordered some Scotch Bonnet seeds (my first online seed buying experience, period). The seeds arrived within a week. It's been 9 days now, most of the seeds germinated and are one inch tall now.
|On Sep 19, 2012, crabmeat Kyle, TX wrote:
Posted on April 30, 2012, updated September 19, 2012
On September 19th, 2012, crabmeat added the following:
After several years and more purchases made from J. L. Hudson, I still am very happy with their product and their customer service. I've never had a problem with them and have found seeds on their site that I haven't found anywhere else. May they continue their good work!
|On Aug 23, 2012, AndyBonsai other,
very good seeds!
|On Jul 20, 2012, MAINE_CAL Pittsfield, ME wrote:
Posted on February 21, 2012, updated July 20, 2012
On July 20th, 2012, MAINE_CAL added the following:
There were supposed to be 15 seeds. Instead of 15 seeds, there were well over 50 seeds! I started the seeds. 39 sprouted, 38 made it through the transplanting. They will overwinter submerged in their little pots in my veggie garden 'til next year. I was very pleased. Now, to find enough places to plant them next year!
|On Jun 27, 2012, jbavaria644 Dalton, GA wrote:
It really has been a great experience to do business with J.L.Hudson. I wish every company would handle their businesses like they do. Decent shipping rates and outstanding communication. I will order again.
|On Jun 26, 2012, tzei_yang Denton, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:
I found this seller through the Garden Watchdog. J.L. Hudson carries a wide variety of seeds, gives generous amounts of seeds per packet, and asks for minimal shipping fees, so I gave them my business. I received prompt service: e-mailed and paid Wednesday morning, sent seeds Friday, and got them the mailbox by the following Monday.
|On Jun 23, 2012, blumenlieber vancouver, WA (Zone 8a) wrote:
Posted on July 12, 2011, updated June 23, 2012
On June 23rd, 2012, blumenlieber added the following:
Excellent germination on all seeds. I'll be back for more. Thank you so much JLH!
|On May 30, 2012, arbolero Salisbury, NC wrote:
I have always had great experiences when ordering from J.L.Hudson. The order process is easy, particularly since I can order and pay the same afternoon using my Paypal account. Hudson seems to get some of the best varieties, and even some of the really rare stuff. And unlike too many online seed providers, Hudson's seeds are always fresh and viable. I could not ask for a better experience than J. L. Hudson seed orders. It is the number one seed source online.
|On May 26, 2012, jajohnson2 Seattle, WA wrote:
I have been a happy customer of JL Hudson for 20+ years. The one time I had a question about how a plant was performing, he sent me a handwritten letter with helpful suggestions, followed by a free packet of seeds. One time my check bounced on an order because I had had to close the account suddenly (due to theft). They were very polite and sympathetic in working with me to get it straightened out.
|On May 23, 2012, sandgarden Millsboro, DE wrote:
I like the variety of unusual seeds and the quality is outstanding. Germination rate is very good. I especially like their selection of flower seeds.
|On May 10, 2012, lauriebr Sandpoint, ID wrote:
I have been buying from this company for many years, and am always very happy with them. They have unusual seeds that you can't find anywhere else, they ship quickly, their shipping is very reasonable, and they are a small business that communicates with their customers. On the rare occasions that there is an error in an order they immediately make it good. I highly recommend them.
|On May 9, 2012, serge1966 Ellicott City, MD wrote:
I purchased Ramsons seeds from a GB seller this spring and was unable to have them germinated. Some reviews say that this plant is difficult to cultivate from seeds. Found the seeds in the J.L. Hudson list and decided to give it a try. The seeds have very high germination rate. Really happy. Also found some plants in their catalog I considered rare.
|On May 1, 2012, sanchen Mount Gilead, OH wrote:
I have used this seed source for many years. I thoroughly enjoy reading the catalogs with a cup of tea. I always find interesting new plants to grow. I appreciate the very reasonable pricing and quick response to my orders. This is a really fun place to shop. Try it - you'll like it!
|On Apr 30, 2012, spadyx Milwaukee, WI wrote:
This company is really a gem! But if you're expecting it like your ordinary seed company, you may be disappointed (see Neutral reviews). However, their selection of some unusual plants and ease of shipping make it more than worthwhile. Sorry for the lady who had to use more than one step to order. Poor baby!
|On Apr 30, 2012, chespen Neudorf, SK (Zone 3a) wrote:
I have been ordering from this company for a number of years and am very impressed with their service, their prices and their very informative catalog-I use it as a reference for lots of things from correct pronunciation to hardiness information. They are not hard to order from: fill out order form, buy money order and mail. As well, the germination rate of the seeds is very high. If there was a star rating, I would give them 10 out of 10.If you are looking for flashy pictures and flowery descriptions, this is not the company for you but it is if you are looking for excellent service and seeds.
|On Apr 9, 2012, Augmister Cranston, RI wrote:
We are installing an apiary in the next few weeks and have done lots of "home work" on what bees thrive on. Some of what I was looking for could be found on other sites but I wanted to see if there was one site that had it all. Somewhere in Googledom, I found a link to JL Hudson and I could not believe their website! Retro! But you never judge a book by its cover and once I began to forage through their garden of seeds, I was smitten. They had everything I was looking for (and some I was NOT looking for)! Seeds came today and just as I expected, in nice small typewritten (looks just like their site) envelops with great attention to detail. Will be starting these seeds off this weekend and will post results. Thank you, JL Hudson. Now I am going out to tell 10 friends!
|On Apr 5, 2012, RoseyQ Crystal Lake, IL (Zone 5a) wrote:
Posted on December 17, 2006, updated April 5, 2012
On April 5th, 2012, RoseyQ changed the rating from positive to neutral and added the following:
The reason why I am not ordering from them this year is becuase it's too much work to place an order. You have to send them an email with cut and pasted decriptions of what you want, the quanity and price, add it all up, figure the correct shipping fee, send them the email request, then you have to pay through PayPal. It's a two-step process. They really do make ordering alot of work for their customers and I find no other seed companies ask this of their customers in order to sell seeds.
Maybe they could look at the other top 5 companies at the Garden Watchdog and see how they recieve and process orders online.