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Positive legallyheidi
(2 reviews)
On Dec 9, 2012, legallyheidi Griffin, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

GREAT service...and quick, reasonably priced shipping. I love that their prices are nice, and the quantities are great for a smaller times I've ordered from other places and I've ended up with way more seeds than I could use.

Positive rosemctier
(1 review)
On Dec 9, 2012, rosemctier Waynesburg, PA wrote:

I've ordered from The Sample Seed Shop several times and am always impressed with the quality of their seeds and the care with which they are packaged. Everything I ordered last year performed beautifully this summer. I just received my latest order and am drooling over the bonus sent (how did I miss THAT on the site?). I can't wait to get started on wintersowing and visions of annuals are dancing in my head :) As always, everything arrived within days of my order and was in excellent condition. Highly recommended!!

Positive nolabee
(1 review)
On Dec 9, 2012, nolabee New Orleans, LA wrote:

This seems like a really wonderful company! I received all of my seeds promptly and a few extras as well!! Absolutely pleasant experience and I recommend them highly.

Positive MNWildflower
(8 reviews)
On Dec 8, 2012, MNWildflower Kasota, MN (Zone 4a) wrote:

I was so excited to receive my seeds yesterday!! I plan on using some of them for winter sowing. They arrived promptly & I love the "bonus" pack of seeds (thank you!!). I also loved the the snowflake sticker on the outside of the shipping envelope & the colorful stamps on the receipt. Those special touches are so nice. I will update again when my seeds start to emerge this spring.

Positive adadia
(29 reviews)
On Dec 7, 2012, adadia Glenmoore, PA (Zone 6b) wrote:

This is my second year ordering from The Sample Seed Shop. I can't say enough good things about this place: awesome prices, great varieties (especially tomatoes and flowers), quick shipping, nice little seed envelopes, very helpful descriptions in the online catalog. The only down side may be that the seeds are so cheap and the varieties offered are so appealing that it's very easy to get carried away and order too much! I got excellent germination on everything I started last year (it's a little early to report on this year's seed). The bonus packs of seeds are fabulous: last year I got some Orange Minsk tomato seeds as a bonus, and now it's my favorite orange tomato of all time! I can't wait to try this year's bonus tomato seed. The best part is it seems like Remy chooses a bonus pack of seeds to compliment the rest of the order, which is a really nice touch. Highly recommended!!

Positive timdotconnel
(4 reviews)
On Nov 21, 2012, timdotconnel Oklahoma City, OK wrote:

You have to appreciate descriptions that sound like they come from a gardener and not a salesman. She has the biggest variety I've seen of odd colored and shaped tomatoes and at $1.25 a pack, I ordered more than I have room for as well as some peppers. I had to make a second order a few days later because the wife thought we should grow more than salsa ingredients. Both orders were shipped with bonus seeds that were hand picked based on what I had ordered and both were right on the money as far as matching my preferences.

Positive DonShirer
(16 reviews)
On Nov 6, 2012, DonShirer Westbrook, CT (Zone 6a) wrote:

Sample has a reasonable offering of both veggie and flower seeds at budget prices, so that one can experiment with new varieties without breaking the bank.

I ordered several flower and vegetable seeds from Sample last year and had mixed results, some very good but a few had disappointing germination. I didn't complain to the company since I didn't know if it was the seed or my planting practices that were to blame, but I did mention one problem in a discusion on a garden web site. Evidently the Sample people browsed that site, since they subsequently sent me a replacement packet on their own.

While I was going to order more seeds from them this spring anyway, their generous concern for their customers is very heartening.

Positive meghand
(1 review)
On Sep 10, 2012, meghand Lower Allen, PA wrote:

Great selection of seeds and I really like the descriptions. The affordability of Remy's seeds allowed me to try out some new things this year, which I really appreciated! She sent extra seeds, which was a wonderful touch! I'm already planning on what I want to order next year and wondering what's she going to add! Thank you Remy for a great experience!!

(5 reviews)
Ecuador wrote:

Recently i placed an order with Sample seeds and i was pleased that everything i ordered arrived ok and the germination of their seeds is all going well.

Positive wildflowerhoney
(6 reviews)
On Aug 27, 2012, wildflowerhoney Naples, FL wrote:

Great price. Super fresh seeds—some sprouted in a day! Fast and inexpensive shipping. Looking forward to buying more seeds from them.

Positive etnredclay
(5 reviews)
On Aug 1, 2012, etnredclay Spring City, TN wrote:

Incredibly low prices, great selection, & prompt shipping. The website is minimal, but I don't need fancy pages. I bought perennial flower seeds for winter sowing. Can't wait to get them in the ground. Best prices I've found on the web, and I've looked.

Positive mcsnail
(6 reviews)
On Jun 28, 2012, mcsnail Chicago, IL wrote:

Posted on May 1, 2012, updated June 28, 2012
A sensible amount of seeds for the home gardener at a wonderful price. And they actually gave me bonus seed packs that I wanted!

On June 28th, 2012, mcsnail added the following:

I also love the descriptions of the plants. No hype-and personal experience (or lack of) is related honestly. Sooo refreshing in this world of hucksterism.
Positive xiajade
(4 reviews)
On Jun 25, 2012, xiajade Clearwater, KS (Zone 6b) wrote:

Order placed on the 21st, received today. Fast shipment, accurate order. Nice handwritten thank you note on double checked invoice. Seeds packed well. Thanks, Remy!

Positive blumenlieber
(13 reviews)
On Jun 17, 2012, blumenlieber vancouver, WA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Posted on June 20, 2011, updated June 17, 2012
Received my order within a week. Remy is very very generous with the seed and that is greatly appreciated--tomato seeds are officially 15 per pack but the ones I've counted so far are closer to 25. She has such an array of tomato seed varieties (and peppers, flowers, squash, etc.) with helpful descriptions of each one, that at $1 a package I can afford to experiment and discover. Thank you, Remy!

On June 17th, 2012, blumenlieber added the following:

Excellent germination for all seeds. Thank you again, Remy!
Positive chumort
(7 reviews)
On Jun 16, 2012, chumort Chicago, IL (Zone 5b) wrote:

Very fast service. I really enjoyed the packaging and bonus seeds based on my selections. I would definitely recommend this seller.

Positive mudbugs56
(4 reviews)
On Apr 26, 2012, mudbugs56 Monessen, PA (Zone 6a) wrote:

Excellent service, excellent seeds, and I recommend them highly!

Positive taufgardner
(20 reviews)
On Mar 8, 2012, taufgardner American Fork, UT wrote:

Fantastic experience. Nice personal touch. Great germination. Could not be happier and will use Remy's company every year. I almost hate to add to the avalanche of positive reviews, because I'd like to keep this well kept secret to myself.

Positive lizzieshome52
(1 review)
On Feb 17, 2012, lizzieshome52 East Texas, TX wrote:

Fast shipping. Packaged well. Everything I ordered was there plus a bonus! Thanks!

Positive tikipod
(11 reviews)
On Feb 5, 2012, tikipod (Ang) Bremerton, WA (Zone 8b) wrote:

I placed an order for Agastache foeniculum, Agastache foeniculum 'Golden Jubilee', and Agastache rupestris ‘Apache Sunset’. I received those and a bonus Agastache a few days later.

The package arrived quickly, I received more seeds than ordered, and the price was great. I will order from again :)

Positive slackermom
(2 reviews)
On Jan 14, 2012, slackermom Williamsport, OH wrote:

I just received my third order from The Sample Seed Shop. Remy has a large selection of both uncommon and common annuals and perennials at very low prices and with reasonable shipping charges. She has expanded her selection of vegetables, too.

I had excellent germination on all of my seeds last year. The seed counts in all packs exceeded the listed count.

I would recommend The Sample Seed as a go to first seed source for any gardener .

Positive MissFeasance
(2 reviews)
On Jan 5, 2012, MissFeasance Salt Lake City, UT wrote:

Remy was awesome to deal with. Her prices were great and when I glitch popped up, she was prompt and helpful. Will be ordering from her again.

Positive bibbykitty
(37 reviews)
On Jan 3, 2012, bibbykitty San Antonio, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

Good selection, Fast shipping! Packages very well, Great Prices!!
What more could you ask for? Highly recommend this business.


Positive wufflespring
(12 reviews)
On Dec 10, 2011, wufflespring Yoder, CO (Zone 5a) wrote:

I'm definitely going to be a repeat customer at The Sample Seed Shop. Amazing selection, wonderful prices, speedy speedy shipping, free seeds included in order, well packaged (loved the snowflake stickers on the envie), etc.... There is nothing they can do better.

I look forward to many years and many orders with The Sample Seed Shop.

Positive gardengal10000
(2 reviews)
On Dec 5, 2011, gardengal10000 Vacaville, CA (Zone 8a) wrote:

I will definitely be ordering from again. Seeds received in only a few day from order. All seed packets were filled with about double the seed count. Plus a free packet of seeds.
Thanks Remy!

Positive monkeymomr
(1 review)
On Nov 19, 2011, monkeymomr San Bernardino, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:

The service was fantastic. I had put in two seperate orders and they caught that, verified that they were both my orders and then refunded the shipping for the second order. Most people I've worked with would not have gone the extra mile. They have earned a very loyal customer in me.

Positive WillysWoodPile
(12 reviews)
On Nov 19, 2011, WillysWoodPile Kalamazoo, MI wrote:

Very fast service.
Excellent packaging.
Nice website.
Personal touches make experience friendly.
The best Bang-for-your-buck prices.

Positive GardenMom13
(2 reviews)
On Nov 13, 2011, GardenMom13 New York, NY (Zone 6b) wrote:

Have ordered several times over the last couple of months after reading all the positive reviews here on DG. Each time I've had a positive experience, with the number of seeds per packet far exceeding the "official" number listed, free packets included with each order, and pricing being very reasonable for everything on the site. Remy also answers questions quickly and in a very friendly manner. I'm just getting around to starting to plant everything I've ordered (spending way too much time browsing on the website), but I'm sure germination rates will be great as per everyone else's experience. Highly recommend.

Positive stormygace
(7 reviews)
On Oct 12, 2011, stormygace kure beach, NC (Zone 7b) wrote:

Reliable germination, fast delivery, generous with gifts and very reasonable prices for seed & shipping. Wonderful! So glad I found this source or greeat tomato/herb seed! Have purchased 3 years in a row now & plan to continue!!!!

Positive Mandy97
(1 review)
On Aug 21, 2011, Mandy97 Paw Paw, MI wrote:

I ordered my items late on a Friday. I received an email Monday confirming shipment, and they were at my house by Wednesday - wow! The surprise bonus seed packet was a great pick for me.

I planted the lettuce seeds in a container on the following Friday - by Sunday I could already see the seedlings sprouting. Great experience!

Positive BlakeInCanada
(5 reviews)
On Jul 1, 2011, BlakeInCanada Kitchener,
Canada (Zone 5a) wrote:

I was very happy with my experience. She answered questions I had quickly, and they had some of my favourite cultivars which I had been searching for. It took me a while to find the website, but now it's the first one I will check when looking for something.

She suggested perfect flowers to me, and the bonus packet was an apt choice. The only thing shoppers need to know is that they may have to look up germination instructions online. I do that anyway from multiple sites to feel more sure about doing it right.

I kind of regret not getting a couple of extra packets, but I'll have to wait until next year.

Positive SoTX
(8 reviews)
On Jun 9, 2011, SoTX Karnes City, TX wrote:

The service is excellent and the seeds spring right up, plus very reasonable prices--and a tomato called Pork Chop!

Positive skfla500
(5 reviews)
On May 16, 2011, skfla500 Clearwater, FL wrote:

Nice selection of seeds & excellent service. Seeds arrived within days of ordering. Very reasonable prices. Not crazy about paying shipping (I know, I'm still living in the old days...) but hers is in the moderate range & shipping charges now seem to be the rule rather than the exception. I'll update on germ rate in a few months. Overall experience very favorable, will definitely use again. Sk

Positive laspasturas
(4 reviews)
On Apr 19, 2011, laspasturas Choctaw, OK wrote:

This shop has become one of my favorite places to buy seed. She has an interesting selection and a good amount of information about the varieties she carries. Shipping has always been fast and service has always been friendly and efficient. I recommend this shop to all of my friends and family.

Positive simmran1
(5 reviews)
On Apr 15, 2011, simmran1 Burlington, IA wrote:

Remy has a diverse list of tomato seeds from cherries to large beefsteaks and in between at affordable prices. Many have been taste test verified at tomato enthusiast gatherings in her area and in Cincinnati, OH. With Paypal accepted, it doesn't get any easier to have seeds on the way in record time.

Positive pirl
(33 reviews)
On Apr 15, 2011, pirl (Arlene) Southold, NY (Zone 7a) wrote:

When I wrote to Remy asking about Brandywine she was honest and recommended Grosse Cotelee as a favorite over said Brandywine so I ordered it along with another, Yellow Queen. They arrived swiftly, well packaged and with a free pack of seeds for another one I haven't yet tried.

I really appreciated the honesty factor!

Positive sassybutterfly8
(3 reviews)
On Apr 13, 2011, sassybutterfly8 Powder Springs, GA wrote:

I've already received my 2nd order from The Sample Seed Shop. The first one was a trial, something I do with any new seed source. I was so pleased with my first order that I promptly made a second, much larger order with her! I received the seeds VERY quickly, they are of fantastic quality and well packaged. I've only sown a few so far but they are all germinating nicely! I'm thrilled to have a new seed source from a person that really truly loves gardening and sharing the green. Thanks Remy!!! :)

Positive phat_gardener86
(2 reviews)
On Apr 13, 2011, phat_gardener86 Madison Heights, VA wrote:

I placed an order with them and recieved my seeds rather quickly. They were very cheap and I will definately be ordering from them again!

Positive DEMinPA
(8 reviews)
On Mar 21, 2011, DEMinPA Selinsgrove, PA (Zone 5b) wrote:

First time ordering from this company. Great communication. I was told it may take five days. I received them quicker. Great family run business.


Positive aileen246
(19 reviews)
On Mar 20, 2011, aileen246 Priest River, ID wrote:

Posted on January 23, 2011, updated March 20, 2011
Posted on January 3, 2011, updated January 23, 2011
Posted on December 14, 2010, updated January 3, 2011
My seed order arrived today and except for a little glitch trying to order( my lack of computer-ease), it was a very fast transaction. Remy held my hand through it, thank you,Remy. The bonus seeds were ones I've wanted to try.I have nothing but praise for this company that puts so much effort into helping their customers. And the prices can't be beat!

On January 3rd, 2011, aileen246 added the following:

Made out another order, this time for tomatoes and as with the other order, it arrived in a timely fashion. Also some good advice about growing them. Thank you for the extra seeds and the advise.
On January 23rd, 2011, aileen246 added the following:

Just couldn't resist placing another order and as before, they were here in a short time. This time it was some perennials I have always wanted to try. Will "winter sow" several of them. I appreciate the personal attention Remy gives to each order. Thank you, Remy. Everyone needs that.
On March 20th, 2011, aileen246 added the following:

Started my tomato seeds, Rio Grande and Amish Paste, on the 12th and by the 16th they were sprouting. Looking forward to a good tomato season.

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