Posted on September 22, 2011, updated December 21, 2011
I wanted to add you to my Seed list , but because of your Governor, Walker, and his tie's with Monsanto(ROUND-Up) and Coca-Cola, I decided not to, I have 4 Organic Garden's, 100% or as close as anyone can come, I want to believe your seed's are clean but in this day and age it becomes more difficult by the day... I enjoy my garden's daily, and want to make sure nothing tainted, enter's them...
On December 20th, 2011, MrPappyG added the following:
I wanted to Apologize to you, the comment's I posted where after a Heated Discussion, with what I supposed was a friend from Wisconsin and many Political Blog's. It had nothing to do with you or your Business You can not Imagine my Anger, when I wrote that, it was one of the Poorest Representation's of myself I have ever shown. I hope you accept my Apology. I recently visited your website and found it Informative, easy to use and intend, no Look Forward to ordering some item's from you in the near future. I have since read your site, that I stumbled upon, on that miserable night and find we might have more in common than I even knew, I welcome your feedback, and if you wish to talk privately my e-mail is email@example.com
Once again I do Apologize, and intend to relinquish one of the Garden's and hope to write Rave Review's of your Product's and services, God Bless...On Dec 20, 2011, St. Clare Heirloom Seeds responded with:
"On Oct 17, 2011 3:56 PM, St. Clare Heirloom Seeds responded with:
We appreciate each person's right to an opinion, and especially welcome comments from our customers and/or those who have personal experience with our business. We must say that we believe it unfair to place a rating on our company based solely on who was voted in as our governor by thousands of citizens of our state. Elected officials of Wisconsin in no way affect our business, our seeds, nor our customer service, namely those things on which a rating of our company should be based. We hope that the readership of the Dave's Garden "Garden Watchdog" will only take into account the reviews left by those who have personal experience with St. Clare Heirloom Seeds, and who are rating us based on this experience. In closing, we DO appreciate that this gentleman kept his rating at neutral, instead of negative. May you all have a great Garden Season!
John and Sarah
On Jan 12, 2012 9:32 PM, St. Clare Heirloom Seeds added:
We want to thank you, Sir, for your update. It shows character to humbly apologize, and we commend you, and thank you not only for your apology, but also for your positive comments on our company. Wishing a wonderful garden season to you, and all our Dave's Garden friends!
On Oct 30, 2011, ladyofspades Wautoma, WI (Zone 4b) wrote:
Posted on January 15, 2011, updated October 30, 2011
It was so easy to order from their site and my order was literally on my doorstep within 2 days. Yes they are close in proximity but that means they processed extra fast! It's too early to plant yet so I don't know germination but I am confidant with their excellent service there won't be a problem.
On October 30th, 2011, ladyofspades added the following:
We've ordered from St. Clare's twice and delivery was within 2 days. Germination of seed was very good. The vegetables were very tasty. We truly enjoy their speed in processing, the ease of their site and the newsletters they email. Wonderful, wonderful company!
First experience with ST. Claire Seeds and I am very pleased!
Excellent prompt personal service that is missing from so many other businesses. Please do not hesitate to order from John and Sarah (no I'm not getting endorsement favors) and support them in their endeavors, as they are providing a very useful service and doing it well. Great selection of seeds and I am particularly pleased with their Open Pollinating corn selections, and various OP short season melons.
Seeds were purchased for Washougal, WA and Nowy Sacz Poland where growing conditions are sometimes challenging.
On Oct 24, 2011, mmercedes Houtzdale, PA (Zone 5a) wrote:
I have to join the scores of happy customers here.
Having recently ordered 27 packets of seeds from this company, I can vouch for their outstanding performance. The order process was thorough and simple and I received follow-up email upon shipment WITH delivery tracking. The seeds arrived very quickly. Because it's so late in the year and the ground here is saturated from two months of endless rain, I wasn't able to plant all packets for my planned fall garden. The seeds I opened and planted appeared fresh and plump, and all germinated with outstanding results.
I am extremely pleased with this little company and embrace their growing philosophy and natural heirloom seeds as well. My new first choice for future vegetable seed orders! Very happy.
On Aug 29, 2011, pastorgerri Diamond Beach, NJ wrote:
Ordered seeds twice - for spring and fall plantings. Both times seeds were shipped VERY quickly. Spring seeds grew great. Haven't planted fall ones yet. Will use St. Caire seeds again for all future seed needs. Great prices, good variety and low shipping cost.
On Jun 18, 2011, kitchengarden Beltsville, MD wrote:
The website is very easy to use. I ordered South American Yellow popcorn, which is a mushroom style popcorn. The seeds were inexpensive, and the shipping fee was very reasonable. My order was accurately filled and arrived in two days. The seeds were in excellent condition and had a very high germination rate of 93.75 percent. The plants are growing rapidly and are very healthy. I will definitely order more seeds from this company.
This is my second summer season ordering for St. Clare's Heirloom Seeds, and I am again impressed! The germination rate with all the seeds has been outstanding, the selection is fantastic, the information that came with my order about viability and storage of seeds was straight-forward and helpful. I have nothing but good things to say. May I say just one more? Their shipping is incredibly fast! Thank you for all you do St. Clare's Heirloom Seeds - for giving a good product that is good for the future of gardening as it is for our tables right here and now!
The ordered heirloom popcorn and sweet corn. The web ordering went smoothly (compared to other seed companies), the order was received within a few days, and a bonus pack of seeds was included. I hope the seeds germinate well when they planted in a few weeks.
What a TREAT I have been looking for this Varigated Broom Corn seed for a month and finally found it here! I found it for the first time at F&F and planted it last year and a local florist absolutley loved it, it flew out of his shop in fall arrangements. This year I couldn't find it again until I ran across your site. Woo Hoo!
I ordered it last Thursday and it was here by Monday! Plus, you sent me a free package! I was able to get it in the ground about 3 hours before the rain.
More businesses need to use your customer service mentality and the world would be a good place again!
Posted on May 25, 2010, updated May 16, 2011
We just received a very large selection of St. Clare Heirloom Seeds. The shipping was incredibly fast and everything was packed with the utmost care. We really liked that they have a label asking mail carriers to keep the packaging dry...there's nothing worse than having all your precious seeds subjected to moisture in transit! We planted Black Beauty, Early Prolific Straightneck Summer Squash and Spacemaster 80 Bush Cucumbers today....every single seed looked as fresh as if they were just harvested...quite amazing when you condsider how reasonably priced their seeds are! We've had more expensive seeds from other companies arrive all dried and shriveled up to nothing. We highly recommend this young company and hope to have many transactions with them again in the future! Our only regret is that we didn't notice they offer worm castings before we requested our seeds!
On May 16th, 2011, Mirhaven added the following:
Just got another shipment from St. Clare Heirloom Seeds! They just keep getting better! This year I'm going to be trying their nasturtiums, marigolds and sunflowers, along with several varieties of herbs that they carry now! I'm so impressed with this young company! Their attention to detail and customer service makes them worth coming back to again and again! I highly recommend them!
I ordered 20 different kinds of seeds, and received them quickly and accurately. I received a free packet of cayenne pepper seeds. All of the seeds I have planted have sprouted on time and are hearty seedlings so far. A very good experience with St. Clare Seeds!
On May 7, 2011, bookreader451 Troy, NY (Zone 5b) wrote:
Posted on April 1, 2011, updated May 7, 2011
I placed an order for worm castings and a just a couple of types of seeds. Not only did my order come very quickly they included a free pack of seeds.
On May 7th, 2011, bookreader451 added the following:
I want to add that the tomatillo seeds I purchased are HUGE already. I purchased them elsewhere last year and got one plant out of all the seeds I started. This year every seed germinated and the plants took off like wildfire. I will be buying a lot more vegtable varieties next year. I was very impressed.
Great selection. I found several varieties here that were difficult to find elsewhere.
My order came promptly, and I really like the care taken in the packaging.
The best part to me though was the fact that the viability of the seeds far exceeded my expectations.
Overall, I had a great experience with St. Clare Heirloom Seeds and will definitely use them again.
We are very pleased with St. Claire Heirloom Seeds. Their prices and S&H were very reasonable. Their selection was good, and our order was received quickly. Each kind of seed was packaged in a small zipper top bag and put into a paper seed packet. Both were well marked with content labels, planting information and helpful hints. This made handling the seeds easy, plus it will be easier to store the leftover seeds. We will definitely order from this excellent company again.
I was very pleased with the super fast shipping and response from this company. It was good customer service to throw in an extra bag of seeds, too. Will be buying additional seeds in the future as my garden expands.
I found St. Clare Heirloom Seeds' website very easy to use and full of information. The seeds I ordered arrived quickly (much more quickly than any others I've ever ordered elsewhere), and they look great. I'm looking forwarding to planting!
This is the second year I've gotten seeds from St. Clare's. I am really happy with this company. The seeds came prompt and nicely packaged and I had a great yield and wonder fruit and vegetables last year. I am also a new gardener and spoke to them on the phone last year and they couldn't be more helpful, nice, resourceful or knowledgeable. They have also a great variety of heirloom seeds. I would highly recommend this company, both for their wonderful service, and for the quality and selection of their products.
The website is easy, you find the seeds you are looking for quickly with easy descriptions, and we checked out in minutes. The seeds arrived in just a few days. We were very pleased with the whole process and look forward to visiting their website again for future seed purchases. I love the idea of the organic, heirloom seeds.
On Mar 21, 2011, Tigerlily09 West Des Moines, IA (Zone 5a) wrote:
Great service. I ordered one packet of Roma tomato seeds and received a free packet of tomato seeds! Seeds were packaged very securely. Shipped quickly. No problems. I picked St. Clare because they had just the cultivar I wanted but I'll remember them as an excellent place to buy.
Excellent service! I placed my order on Thursday and was delighted to receive my complete order on the following Monday. It has been rare – if ever – that I have had such quick mail-order service anywhere. That's two business days plus Saturday for transport. I was also impressed with their efforts to save as much as possible on the shipping, passing that benefit on to the customer. Last, but not least, I feel good about shopping with a company that has traditional values and isn't afraid to state them. Thanks!
I have been very happy so far with my experience with St Clare seeds. I really enjoyed the website and ordering process although I haven't had online success lately from other sources. I got on a kick last fall to plan an open pollinated non-hybrid garden this year but was slow getting my act together. Once I finally selected and ordered my seeds they arrived in under 3 days. I especially like the packaging...what appears to be quality seeds in a ziplock bag within an informative packet even including the binomial name of the plant and the variety. It is too early on most to tell but I already have 5 varieties growing this early. Thanks
I had been putting off ordering my seeds because I was uncertain of what I was supporting in the order. I found out about St. Clare Seeds early Saturday morning, placed my order, and in less than two hours I received confirmation that the seeds were ON THEIR WAY! Monday was a federal holiday, so no mail ran, and I was so excited to receive my seeds today - Tuesday! And a package of free squash seeds, too! Thank you so much for not only providing heirloom seeds with fast service, but more importantly for your Catholic faith! I shall report back when we harvest - this is our first year gardening, so I remain hopeful!
Wow! What a great company to do business with-they were quick to answer emails and my order was packaged great with a bonus pack of seeds! The arrival time was unbelievably fast. I can't wait to get see what these seeds will do!
A day and a half was all it took to get my seeds. The planting directions are very helpful and clearly printed on the back of each package. I was delighted to find so many space saving plants and plants designed to grow fast for those in higher latitudes.
Fast delivery, quality packaging with resealable plastic bags inside an outer paper envelope. Helpful description and planting instructions on the outside of the envelope. I would definitely order again.
Fast delivery, very nice looking seeds. Its hard to determine and to find GMO free seeds. They claim to be GMO free, but there really isnt much of a way to determine this. Overall I got really good vibes from them and I will be buying more seeds from them. Dont buy Burpees or Territorial. Buy St. Clare's
I found the ad in the Catholic Family News. I was looking for a source for heirloom seeds and decided to support a company that supports that paper.
I ordered on Saturday and the seeds were at our doorstep today, Tuesday. My husband and I are excited about planting the seeds as soon as the weather will permit.
On Feb 12, 2011, puritanmama Waynesville, OH wrote:
I found St. Clare Heirloom Seeds through a Google search as I was looking for a specific kind of seed I couldn't seem to find anywhere. They had it, and very inexpensively.
I placed my order, and got a shipping notice the next day! Shipping was cheap, and I couldn't believe how fast my product arrived. They even included a FREE packet of similar seed with my order! All in all a WONDERFUL experience, and I can't wait for the snow to melt so I can plant these wonderful seeds!
I was very surprised by the pleasant, helpful and friendly person I talked to on the phone. Mailing was a flat rate which was low. My seeds came very quickly too. Overall a wonderful company to work with.