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|On Mar 21, 2007, Norwegian Narvik,
After having looked around a bit trying to find a decent store I could rely on for herb seeds of all sorts, I discovered Horizon Herbs. I have to say I was initially impressed with the vast range of selection that this company had [and, not only initially impressed, I still am]. However, knowing that looks can be deceiving, I further investigated. I spent some time on Google trying to find user reviews of Horizon Herbs, and I scoured Usenet too. Because really, if I am to place an order somewhere, I better know if the site is legit or not.
|On Mar 21, 2007, TxHorsegal Albuquerque, NM (Zone 7a) wrote:
I've been ordering seeds from Richo forever. I think, ever since he got started in the seed biz. In all those years, I've never received anything but the finest service and products. The germination rates of the seeds are spectacular, and the seeds are about as fresh as they can be without going out to gather them yourself, and then re-planting them immediately.
|On Mar 21, 2007, Kraeuterguru 27367,
Horizon herbs is since many years one of my favourite seed sources for rare herbs. I want here to express that I have had - compared to some seeds of other companies - even also with the more difficult to germinate seeds, very good results.
|On Mar 21, 2007, jgkaleel Dyer, IN wrote:
I recently ordered Horizon's Tincture Press and was impressed with both the service and the product. Also needing cactus stems for tincturing, Richo Cech made every effort of providing me with what he had available. His efforts saved the day and it was most appreciated. Being an herbalist myself, I have come to rely on Mr. Cech books and extensive knowledge. I will definitely continue doing business with Horizon Herbs, and can only hope other companies would follow their fine example. John Kaleel LifeThread Herbal Formulas, LLC
|On Mar 21, 2007, Natural001 Idaho Falls, ID wrote:
I ordered some books and seeds from this company last year. I was impressed by the selection of products that they had and that they were a family company. I wanted to have my own herb garden and wanted to grow several of the plants from seeds, even though I knew this to be difficult at times. I ordered several different seeds and was meticulous in planting them to the careful specifications to assure the most optimal plants that I could grow. Unfortunately only one of the seed packets that I purchased ever grew. I was quite disappointed in this. I thought that perhaps I had done something wrong, but even in contacting my local county agent, it didn't sound like I had, but I knew that sometimes seeds won't germintate for whatever reason, however so many varieties, and none of them to even germinate? That seemed odd to me. I contacted the company about my experience but never heard back from them, so I don't believe I will order any seeds from them again. I still believe they have excellent products as others have said, but I was very disappointed in the lack of help as I had requested for my poor luck with the seeds I purchased. The books I got from them were excellent. I received my products in good time and the transaction was good. Perhaps mine is a rare case, but they do happen. I have since purchased seeds from another company and they did germinate and I had a good variety that grew. I would hope that in the future if I order from them again I'll have a better experience.
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|On Feb 20, 2007, zillah Freedom, ME (Zone 5a) wrote:
An excellent family run business with the best selection of medicinal herb seeds in the U.S.
|On Dec 27, 2006, Mvp Cowlesville, NY wrote:
I have never been disappointed with ordering from Horizon Herbs. The pride and care that Richo and the Cech family take with both their customers and their products are, from my experience, unsurpassed. The website is amazing, the catalog is a delight, their knowledge of the cultivation, use and properties of the plants is joyously shared to anyone who asks. All of this while being so very down to earth! I will continue to order from them, and unhesitatingly recommend doing business with Horizon. My seed orders have always arrived promptly. My plant orders have been meticulously wrapped and always of a very healthy nature. I am very pleased.
|On Nov 12, 2006, tedroonio in Parker, CO (Zone 5b) wrote:
These people are great! My order had two problems and they were both handled wonderfully.
|On Sep 24, 2006, medley007 Fairview, NC wrote:
I too Have gotten nothing But The Best Service from Richo and His People...They are Prompt to return emails and it is often Richo himself that does...Their Catalog Is The MOST Thourogh I have Ever Seen..and Most Items are Priced Very well..The Press Looks to be of VERY High Quality, My Only Negative is, That they do not offer a cheaper Press..GREATLY Needed by us poorer people.lol..or Low enough that we all can Make Our Our Plant Medicines..as The Book with the same name instructs..I have 2 of his books and Both are wonderful tools..My whole family enjoys learning from..I help w/ the tech Things..Please tell of any lower priced plant press if you would..Thanks for everything you do Richo, and Your Efforts..Our Lifes'are better for them..Take Care, B.K. Medley
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On Sep 25, 2006 10:26 AM, Horizon Herbs, LLC added:
Hi Medley and Family,
|On Sep 5, 2006, B1ZZYL1ZZY Javea,
Spain (Zone 10a) wrote:
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|On Apr 22, 2006, innerlite Cass City, MI wrote:
I've never been more pleased with a plant/ seed order.The beautiful healthy plants were packaged securely and arrived in record time. While I try to buy and trade locally and have some guilt about the energy spent on long-distance shipping this is one exception I will continue to make. Wonderful company whose organic values, caring and expertise comes through in the quality plants I will treasure.
On Apr 22, 2006, Horizon Herbs, LLC responded with:
On Apr 23, 2006 10:46 AM, Horizon Herbs, LLC added:
Thanks for your comments. I know what you mean about shipping. I've been doing a lot of thinking about bioregionalism these days--its not a new concept, and in fact was at one time a working reality in the US and of course worldwide. But now our tomatoes, even the organic ones, if we don't watch out, are coming from Bolivia or something... Anyhow, my cogitations over all this have lead to one conclusion, which is that gardening is at the core of bioregionalism. And, if our mother plants that we ship all around the US go out and get integrated into local gardens and used to further the efficiencies and good energy of a newly emerging bioregional lifestyle, then I am not worried about the shipping. We'll all eventually learn to keep it closer to home, either by choice or by necessity. Richo"
|On Aug 30, 2005, Agrinerd Franklin, NC (Zone 6b) wrote:
Nothing but glowing praise here. The seeds and service are great, but the personsal touches and attention to the customer's needs are what sets them apart. Very helpful and informative.
|On Dec 29, 2004, muezzin Sydney,
Horizon Herbs is the best source of seeds there is, period. Most of the seeds (and all of the cooler-climate seeds) are FARMED, i.e. they are grown on Richo's farm and harvested each year to provide FRESH seed. This is very unusual, despite what many other companies claim. The bottom line is that seed germination rates are very, very high.
|On Sep 21, 2003, eques_viridis wrote:
Horizon Herbs's work is great!
|On Dec 6, 2002, KristenMarie Llano, NM wrote:
I've been buying from this company for years and have always been happy with them. When their catalogue arrives, it's a great day at my house- reading material for WEEKS! The Cech family not only runs a good business (ie, quick response, quick shipping, etc), but they also run an ethical business and a business providing an absolutely invaluable service to the world -- the conservation of medicinal plant species from all over the world. Really very great and good and Richo even answers silly questions over e-mail without much complaint.
|On Apr 13, 2002, sekhmetsat Columbus, OH (Zone 5b) wrote:
my seeds arrived very quickly, and sprouted well. plus, they are very quick to answer e-mail questions.
On June 25th, 2003, sekhmetsat added the following:
ordered from them again this year, this time online... i love this company!!!! they have great customer service, are prompt with the orders, and everything grows
|On Mar 28, 2002, dsrtgdn Lancaster, CA wrote:
LOVE THE CATALOG. If their plant and seed quality match up to the quality of their catalog, I will be a customer till I've filled every sq inch of my yard and home with herbs. I've never found an herb catalog that was this complete of a qrowing quide as well as having this kind of selection. Can't wait for my order.
|On Dec 7, 2001, MikeD Liberal, OR (Zone 8b) wrote:
Like many small, family operated organizations, Horizon Herbs is more than a business. It is their life work. Although I do not know Mr. Cech personally, I know that I share many common values and recommend the company whenever people are seeking uncommon herbs.
|On Jan 1, 1999, firemen7 wrote:
If you are interested in medicinal herbs this is THE place to look. Their seeds germinate reliably and their plants are generous and healthy! Though their catalogue is newsprint with no pictures, it contains a wealth of information including detailed descriptions of each plant, its medicinal uses and its cultural requirements. I've ordered from them 3 years in a row and have had nothing but outstanding results. They are FAR better than Canada's Richter's Herbs, whose shipping season is so late as to make it very difficult to succeed with their plants here in California. The only down side to Horizon is that their plant selection is so small, mostly just seeds. A friendly, excellent company.
On Jan 1, 1999, Horizon Herbs, LLC responded with:
"I want to personally thank Fireman7 (Fireman7, THANK YOU)for this constructive comment, which got me to thinking (in 1999) about growing plants for general distribution. We improved our greenhouses and built a state-of-the-art shadehouse, which allowed us to start many more plants and make them available to our gardening friends. Now, at the date of this writing (2005) we offer about 300 different species of plants for sale, and we will be adding many more, common and rare, on an ongoing basis. I still really encourage people to use the seeds instead of buying the heavier and more expensive plants, but the reality is some folks do not have the facilities for starting seeds and prefer to get plants. Yours truly, Richo (HORIZON HERBS, LLC)"