On Jan 14, 2008, art_n_garden Colorado Springs, CO (Zone 6a) wrote:
I'm not sure I would've ordered from Valueseeds if I had known that these were cast offs/extras/last year's stock from T&M. I think they or the Watchdog should advertise that they are affiliated, if in fact they are.
I ordered 12 packets of seeds for under 11$ with shipping which I think is fantastic. However, I received them in 10 days (which I think is extremely slow) and I agree they could be packed with better descriptions or even a common name and a date (common courtesy?).
Their website has some good selection but seems random at best and their "growing guide" leaves a lot to be desired.
I will readdress when I know germination rates.
On Feb 16, 2007, jasmyne Lindenwold, NJ (Zone 7a) wrote:
I initially placed an order with this company because of their low prices and low shipping costs. It took about 8 days to receive my order, which might not be too bad, but considering that I am less than 20 miles from them, in the same state, that might be considered a little slow. Upon receiving my order, to my dismay, I discovered that one of my seeds packet was empty, not even a speckle of dust and another only contained three seeds, it was suppose to have 50. I only had to contact the company twice to correct this matter. It took about three weeks to received the replacement seeds. So far the seeds that I have sowed have decent germination rates, 70-90%, but I don't think I will be ordering from them again.
You better have good knowledge of seeds purchased with valueseeds. No planting instructions, no packaging date (who knows how old they are) and the packages are not marked very well at all. Yes the seeds are very low cost. "You get what you pay for" is the perfect description.
On Nov 7, 2005, Terry Murfreesboro, TN (Zone 7a) wrote:
I ordered roughly 50 packets of seeds after browsing their site and realizing the prices were excellent, especially when compared to full retail prices for the same packets ($0.49 to $0.99 for packets that normally retail for $2.95 to $3.95.)
My order arrived very promptly - within just a few days. Seeds are packaged in plain, (perhaps foil-lined?), sealed pouches - a good thing since most of them won't be sowed until January. One small complaint: some of the cultivar names are not printed on the packet (just the generic name), leaving me to match item numbers to my packing slip and hand-write the cultivar name on the packet for future reference.
I'll withhold judgment on a final rating until I sow them and get a feel for germination rates, but so far, so good!