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|On May 23, 2015, SharonSix Huron County, ON (Zone 5b) wrote:
I have ordered seeds and garden supplies from Stokes for several years. My 2015 order was shipped very fast even though my order was made in February and most of it wouldn't be planted until May (The poor UPS driver had to park at the road and wade through the snowbanks in my long farm laneway). Good email notices. I like how their catalogue gives detailed information about disease resistance. I have a terrible time with powdery mildew - so my luck with cucumbers has really improved by buying more resistant varieties.
|On Mar 18, 2015, DonnaMack Elgin, IL (Zone 5a) wrote:
I have ordered from this company for several years but have never mentioned the great service, very reasonable prices and high germination rates. I realized it when I recommended them to a friend on Dave's. I have been very happy with them.
|On Mar 6, 2015, Farmerdill Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:
This was my first order from Stokes. They had vegetable varieties that were not available from my regular suppliers. Service was excellent. Prompt shipping and excellent packaging.
|On May 10, 2013, madge4500 belleville
I have no idea why anyone would think $6.95 is a high rate for a shipping fee, they haven't raised that rate in years, I have dealt with Stokes Seeds over 25 years, they are still the freshest more reliable seeds, I used to grow over 5 acres of pumpkins for market, never had a problem with their seeds, service or fees, awesome company to deal with.
|On May 26, 2012, plantsandboats New Westminster
I love of the huge variety of flower seeds they offer.
|On May 23, 2012, sandgarden Millsboro, DE wrote:
They offer such a vast variety of unusual seeds. Fulfillment very, very prompt. Will continue to be a customer.
|On May 21, 2012, psychloman Brooklyn, NY (Zone 7a) wrote:
This company has been around for years but I don't recall ever having ordered from them before.This year I gave them a try after visiting their website and reading the meticulous information given for almost all the seed they sell.I ordered seed of brachycome,ursinia and catananche and received large,generous packets of each.Germination was excellent. Their website makes fascinating reading and they have a great selection.I'm sorry I didn't order more than I did.
|On Feb 19, 2012, LCROCKERC Florence, MT wrote:
Seed order arrived very quickly. Good variety of seeds to pick from but I feel their shipping costs are a little pricey. Other than that I have no complaints.
|On May 17, 2011, PinetopPlanter Auburn Four Corners, PA (Zone 5a) wrote:
I think the seeds are somewhat pricey -- probably, in part, due to the size of the packets they offer. Their packets, in general, contain many more seeds than those from other catalogues. A small nursery could manage on the amount of plants one can grow from a packet of Stokes' seeds. So perhaps their offerings are not for the 'micro' or very small home gardener. That said, their offerings are excellent -- they have a huge selection of petunia seed, as well as marigolds and impatiens. Same with the vegetables. I ordered Durango mixed marigold seeds about 4 years ago. I'm still planting that seed these years later with excellent germination results. I think every seed from Stokes germinates -- the rates are amazing. The catalogue is very nice as well. They have become a regular supplier for me.
|On Mar 13, 2010, voyagergreg Lakeside Marblehead, OH wrote:
Ordered carnation seeds & they arrived in 5 days..Confirmation of order was received via email when order was received as well as when it was shipped..
|On Mar 1, 2010, PamelaQ Navarre, FL (Zone 8b) wrote:
I ordered and received seeds from Stokes in a very timely manner. They have such a large choice of petunias with all the new varieties out. I will order again for other categories also.
|On Feb 6, 2010, trc65 Galesburg, IL wrote:
Stokes has the most comprehensive information on growing their seeds/plants anywhere. Excellent information in their catalog and even greater detail on the individual seed packets. They have one of if not the largest selections of seed varieties available including many commercial varieties that are not always available to home gardeners through other companies.
|On Jan 15, 2010, juliabears Harrisburg, PA wrote:
I have been ordering seeds from Stokes for close to twenty years. I have NEVER had a problem. The detailed growing instuctions on the packet are very informative. There may be seed houses as good as Stokes but none better.
|On Aug 5, 2009, go_cats Wilmette, IL wrote:
I ordered salvia and lobelia seeds and a few supplies this past winter. Delivery was prompt and I had extremely good germination rates. I like the wide selection and would definitely order from this company again.
|On Jul 19, 2009, mstasney Buda, TX wrote:
I pulled several herb seed packets out of the refrigerator that were well past due. I just tossed them in garden boxes to see what would happen and it was unbelievable! It looked like every seed germinated within a short period of time and the herbs were beautiful until the Texas heat got to them. Definitely recommend Stokes seeds!
|On May 6, 2009, ratlover1 Rising Sun, IN wrote:
Absolutely love this company. Have ordered a variety of flower seeds from them over the past few years and have never been disappointed. The large packet size is nice, and the option to purchase grower-quantity sizes is great, for example being able to order ounces of different sunflower seeds for a sunflower garden.
|On Apr 4, 2009, cherokeeleprechaun Alvarado, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:
I searched several seed companies to find gourd seeds. I finally came across Stokes and they had the most variety!
On April 10th, 2009, cherokeeleprechaun added the following:
My seeds and other items arrived 2 days ago and I they are all planted and in the greenhouse. I had received emails that let me know the progress of my order in their warehouse and when it was shipped out.
I have raised a few gourds in my time, but this year I am aiming at raising a few specialty varieties for fun and crafts. Have done my homework and research and am grateful that STOKES had the wide variety for me to purchase all at one time, from one place. However, I forgot to order the snake gourds! Oh well I think the other nine will keep me plenty busy!
More to come as the little rascals germinate. May spring burst forth in a glorious blaze of color and greenery!
On April 28th, 2009, cherokeeleprechaun added the following:
Update on my gourds.
Nearly all of the seeds germinated even though my barn cats decided to investigate the newly potted seed trays. I suspect that has something to do with the few that did not germinate.
The germinated plants are healthy and growing very well. I have hardened them all off and they are ready to be placed outside.
Those that have already gone forward to the mound beds are thriving.
The bushel gourds were the last to germinate but they are catching up fast!
I will definately order again from STOKES.
Side note: As nearly all of the seeds that I planted germinated, I had extra plants. A church group came to get manure for their community garden (I have a continuous renewable resource of it with my horses!) and I offered them the extras. They were impressed with the size of the plants and their healthiness for the short time that I had had been growing them. They are looking forward to doing some youth group crafts with them this fall. They are going to go in a special section for the kids to grow.
Seems they have not been able to germinate gourds in their garden plot so THANKS AGAIN STOKES !!!
|On Apr 1, 2009, hemlockhaunts Dover, PA wrote:
STOKES IS THE TOP OF THE LINE SEED COMPANY. FOR YEARS I HAVE HAD EXCELLENCE IN SERVICE. SHIPPING,SEED VARIETY,GERMINATION,CUSTOMER SERVICE,MORE SEED FOR LESS, SOME OF THE BEST GARDENS I HAVE HAD ARE FROM STOKE SEED. STOKE CATALOGS ARE A TREASURE TROVE OF PLANTING TIPS AND INFORMATION TO ENSURE SUCCESSFULL SEEDINGS. NO OTHER SEED CATALOGS COMPARE!!!
|On Feb 6, 2009, lissa22 wrote:
I wanted to take a few moments out of my busy seed starting day to praise Stokes on the customer service I received. I placed an order with them, and granted it wasn't huge, but I had my seeds within a week. With the exception of one packet that was on back order....no big deal really, but now we are getting down to it, and I needed to know if I should order something different for my yard.
|On May 12, 2008, gafbuffalo Orchard Park, NY (Zone 5a) wrote:
Stokes is a semi-local company for me, with their US warehouse about ten miles away and their headquarters in Canada within easy reach. They have excellent seeds with great germination and are to be recommended in every way -- fast service, decent and comprehensive selection and amazing cultural information, both in their catalog and on the seed packets. Mystery seeds are unlikely from them. I highly recommend their products. The one time I had an issue, I got a letter of explanation from their CEO and a no-questions-asked refund (even though the seeds were not really defective). I've bought from them for over 20 years.
|On Apr 15, 2008, pagardener61 (Zone 6a) wrote:
Super fast, had order in 5 days. Good selection, they were the only ones who had my special painted daisies. Very happy, seed is germinating well.
|On Mar 23, 2008, cattican Vancouver
One of the best things is the comprehensive list of instructions on the back of the packages. I've followed them closely, with what I consider 100% success. All seeds had a high germination rate, and performed in the garden as illustrated. I always recommend Stokes if asked about my beautiful flower beds.
|On Feb 15, 2008, debbymck Racine, OH wrote:
Sent an order in on January 21, 2008, recieved February 2, 2008. In that order there were 2 packages of pelargonium, (geraniums) that I planted on February 11. Out of 41 seeds, I already have 36 that have germinated. I think that's pretty good. I will be ordering from them again in the future.
|On Feb 5, 2008, arachide Chicago, IL (Zone 5b) wrote:
I have ordered from Stokes for three years in a row because they have a good product and excellent customer service. They offer a large selection of seeds sold in individual color packets so I can order the exact colors I want and not just a pack of mixed. In addition, most seeds can be ordered in quantities ranging from small up to bulk. Their seeds have excellent germination and are shipped promptly with email notification of order status. All in all a great company.
|On Jan 7, 2008, glendalekid Tuscaloosa, AL (Zone 7b) wrote:
Great service from this company. Seeds were shipped quickly and arrived quickly. Prices and shipping costs are very reasonable. They had several varieties I was having trouble finding, so I was very happy to find them here.
|On Nov 26, 2007, paracelsus Elmira, NY (Zone 6a) wrote:
I've been ordering seeds from this company since the eighties. I like them primarily because they offer some unusual varieties (at very reasonable prices), and they have a very informative catalog, especially if you are growing in the north. For years they were one of the only companies that had unusual sweet peppers, esp. pimento types, which I favor. Pretty much every color of pansy and petunia as well.
|On Sep 25, 2007, machiasacres Everett, WA wrote:
I have been ordering seeds from stokes for several years. Service and shipping is excellent. They have many seeds in larger quanties at very reasonable prices. The pelleted seed makes planting a breeze. The information in Stokes catolog makes it a great reference source. I highly reccomend this company.
|On Aug 27, 2007, crazy_gardener Wainwright, AB (Zone 2b) wrote:
in Thorold, Ontario, Canada.
|On Jul 27, 2007, 14milecreek Tahlequah, OK wrote:
Positive Feedback - This year was the first time I had ever heard of this company, but I will definitely be a repeat customer!
|On Jun 21, 2007, goatmama22 Fort Plain, NY (Zone 5a) wrote:
I called in an order on a Tuesday afternoon and had it in hand on Friday. The people on the telephone were very friendly and professional. This was my first order, but certainly will not be my last. I also love the catalog, there is a wealth of information, I am still reading and learning. The only problem that I have is that the print is very small.
|On May 17, 2007, calstateworker Sacramento, CA wrote:
I have placed a couple of orders with Stokes this spring and both were delivered promptly. There was a wealth of information included on their seed packets. They had the best prices I could find for Jiffy pots, too. I'll certainly be placing more substantial orders with this company next year!
|On Mar 30, 2007, Philleagle Sterling, VA wrote:
I have ordered seeds from Stokes for many years and did so again this year. I trust their catalog and their very prompt delivery. Although I do not order large quantities of seeds, I find that whatever premium I may pay (not large, if any) is offset by the wide variety of choices I get and the reliability of their seeds.
|On Mar 6, 2007, warrennj Great Meadows, NJ wrote:
Stokes has always provided me with some of the best quality (and often hardest to find) seeds, always quick shipping, and reliable germination. Have been dealing with them for over 15 years and I see no reason I won't be dealing with them in the future.
|On Feb 22, 2007, rebecca101 Madison, WI (Zone 5a) wrote:
I made my first order with Stokes this winter. I took advantage of their shipping special - free shipping if you order early. Otherwise they have somewhat pricey shipping for a seeds-only order - somewhat high flat rate. But if you order supplies from them as well it turns out to be a good deal.
|On Feb 21, 2007, PhlowrsInPhilly Philadelphia, PA (Zone 6b) wrote:
This was my first time ordering from Stokes- they had a Cosmos I was looking for that others were out of. Also ordered some seed starting supplies to take advantage of that shipping fee so it didn't seem so high. And wow- I am impressed. There was excellent communication via email as to the status of my order, and I was given a UPS tracking number. It was well packed, has great information on the seed packets, AND I got my order in like a week- a great turnaround. I will definitely be back.
|On Feb 17, 2007, cbh720d70 Portland, OR wrote:
I have been purchasing seed from Stokes for thirty five years during which time I have been gardening in various parts of the Midwest and Pacific Northwest. They have excellent variety at excellent prices as far as I am concerned and their specific germination information is as good and better than material in published books.You can depend on their seed. Anyone who considers their shipping and handling charges to be expensive has not compared them enough or considered their relative seed prices.
|On Feb 1, 2007, Helios Louisville, KY wrote:
My seeds were promptly shipped and I received several emails concerning the progress of my order. The planting information on the foil packs is very specific and worth saving for future reference. It is also nice that they identify the country of origin. Well done.
|On Sep 9, 2006, declfi Fenton, MO (Zone 6b) wrote:
Great. Quick Shipping.
|On Jul 15, 2006, willmetge Spokane, WA (Zone 5b) wrote:
Stokes has good delivery time & great germination rates. They have a nice selection with reasonable prices. I would like to see variety-specific germination instructions. They often use the same instructions for a genus rather than instructions specific to an individual species or variety, but I plan to do business with them again.