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.
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.
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.
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!!!!
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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!!! :)
On Mar 20, 2011, aileen246 Priest River, ID wrote:
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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.
My seeds were shipped and 24 hours later arrived! All seeds are perfectly packaged in individual packs and sealed well. The store has so much to choose from. As I am a novice gardener I am able to order small amounts of seed to try out. All seeds are very reasonably priced. I would buy from this store again without hesitation. Excellent first experience with them.
On Jan 16, 2011, daredevil Niagara Falls, NY (Zone 6a) wrote:
Great prices, wonderful selection, pleasant conversation, supersonic delivery and inspired bonus seeds (since she visited my garden, Remy knew I liked hot peppers, but however did she know I'd be running out of Chard seeds next year?). I'll be back.
I've ordered many seeds on several occassions and they have always arrived quickly, and well packaged. Remy is very good at communication on receiving and sending orders and answering my inquiry about a seed that was temporarily out of stock. The seeds I've received have always been of excellent quality and good germination, and well priced as well. I highly reccommend this company, and will continue to do business with them..
On Dec 31, 2010, mellen1954 New Providence, IA (Zone 5a) wrote:
Posted on February 9, 2010, updated January 1, 2011
One of the best "new" seed sites. Great inventory, selection, service, and price. Along with superior communication, you can't go wrong here. I will always look here first when I am purchasing seeds. HUGE tomato seed selection!
On December 31st, 2010, mellen1954 added the following:
Ordered from Remy again this year. Just as pleased as ever with what I received including the fast shipping and the bonus seeds. When ordering seeds, I come here FIRST! Thank you!!!
This small home based company is a pleasure to do business with. Don't let the name Sample Seeds fool you, there are as many, if not MORE seeds in each packet than most commercial seed companies give you, but for a lot less money. Shipping cost is very reasonable, and very fast service. High five's to a small home based business that knows how to do things right......
I cannot say enough good things about the Sample Seed Shop! If you're a gardener on a budget, this website is for you. For $1 a packet, I can afford to experiment with varieties, and the "sample sizes" often contain a comparable amount to much more expensive packets. The selection is great and improving regularly, and the shipping was lightning quick (at a very low cost). But the best part of the experience for me has been the seeds themselves! The germination rates have been consistently high on everything I have planted (I've purchased 30+ different varieties of seeds). Its hard to buy anywhere else when you think about the price difference; I'm already planning my next order. Highly recommended!
On Jun 6, 2010, oregonwoodsmoke Terrebonne, OR wrote:
Extremely fast shipping. Prices are a bargain.
I got an email on the first business day after my order was placed, saying my seeds had been shipped. I had them by the end of the week.
There is a nice selection of flower seeds available and amounts are very generous for the price.
Selection of veggie seeds is limited, but the selection offered is useful, and the varieties are excellent choices.
I assume that Remy looked at what I ordered and guessed at my growing conditions, because the bonus seeds she sent me will grow very well here, and are varieties of plants that I am happy to add to my garden.
If my seeds don't germinate, I'll be back to complain, but at this point, the business deserves the highest rating and I intend to shop there again (and again)
I knew I was going to order from here as soon as I looked at the website. This is clearly someone who loves plants. It may not have as many listings as other places, but it easily makes up for that with supremely interesting seeds -- I'm looking forward to the cardoon and the dinosaur kale. And I didn't even scratch the surface of the tomato listing! Shipping was quick, the entire experience was a pleasure. Strongly recommended!
As a home tomato gardener, I've long relied on purchased seedlings primarily because I like to grow as many varieties as possible in a small space, and it's not cost-effective to buy a dozen or more seed packets (at $5+ each) that contain many, many more seeds than I can ever actually use.
Last year I went to my usual favorite heirloom seedling merchant at the farmer's market and found chaos. There was a near-brawl over the last flat of Black From Tula babies. I got a nice mix and had a few good producers, but it wasn't one of my best seasons. I was determined to start my 'maters from seed this time.
The Sample Seed Shop was a exactly what I was looking for. For $15 including shipping, Remy delivered the twelve sample packs I chose plus a bonus (Black From Tula!), neatly packaged with a personal note, and in less than a week. The packets were generous containing 15-20 seeds.
My seedlings are now three weeks old and among the 13 varieties (I planted 5 of each) germination is 80-100%. This site is a great find and I look forward to doing business with Remy again!
On Mar 4, 2010, audreymarmot Annapolis United States (Zone 7a) wrote:
I loved the prices and smaller number of seeds per packet, it enabled me to try many more seeds than I usually can. Communication was great, and Remy even took into account special requests for seed varieties that I wanted, like cosmic purple carrots and a japanese eggplant variety. Once my order was placed, it arrived promptly in a padded envelope, with a few packets of bonus seeds as well. Very nice!
I would definitely order again and recommend this shop to anyone!
I HIGHLY recommend The Sample Seed Shop!!! I found it through DG. I decided to experiment with a few cherry-size tomato varieties this year, and The Sample Seed Shop had a good selection of cherry and other tomatoes. I ordered 8 different varieties of tomato and 2 peppers. (I also got free seeds...YAY, and thank you!) The seeds arrived very quickly and were well-packaged and labeled clearly. I wanted to wait for germination, however, before I posted a review. I planted the seeds on February 5. I'm not a fancy gardener: I used leftover plastic cups with drainage holes and soil from my garden. At this writing, 7 days after planting, my germination rate is far better than I expected. Of the 33 seeds I planted, only 2 have not germinated. I was very surprised that they germinated so quickly...actually, two tomato varieties, Grapette and Sungold, had sprouted after just five days. Needless to say, this is now my favorite seed shop. Thank you, Remy!