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|On Apr 9, 2012, Dempsey Big Lake, MN wrote:
I did not choose to order from them this year because they are so expensive now and have so few OP seeds and instead so many hybrids. They also need to get rid of their Seminis varieties, as that matters to a lot of consumers now a days.
|On Mar 27, 2012, oceanart Cranberry Isles, ME wrote:
The short version for people just looking for a reputable seed company.
|On Feb 13, 2012, southfarm Kirtland, OH wrote:
Good descriptions of seeds, good selection of specialty equipment and books. Like their use of Youtube demonstrations.
|On Feb 13, 2012, skfla500 Clearwater, FL wrote:
Excellent company (especially for a northeastern based ag/seed company). Nice selection, solid germ rate and responsive & knowledgeable customer service. AND, very good bulk pricing on quite a few of the seeds they offer.
|On Jan 28, 2012, Sherilou Panhandle Gulf Coast, FL (Zone 8b) wrote:
Posted on May 4, 2011, updated January 28, 2012
On January 28th, 2012, Sherilou added the following:
They really do have the best, healthiest seeds and the best customer service... order with confidence from this wonderful company!
|On Jan 18, 2012, jserena Woodfin, NC wrote:
I've been ordering most of my seed from Johnny's for 13 years. Top quality seeds with consistently high germination rates; excellent selection; prompt fulfillment; friendly and efficient customer service when I've ordered on the phone; and a fast, easy-to-navigate website when I've ordered online. Great company.
|On Jan 17, 2012, bbetv North Glengarry , ON (Zone 5a) wrote:
I had good germination rates, packets on sale at 1$ were a great way of ''testing'' the company. The packets were a nice big size. Customer service was prompt and curteous. Shipping was a little on the high end for what I ordered, but it is international. I will reorder from Johnny's.
|On Jan 15, 2012, AZPHATMAN Mesa, AZ wrote:
Over the years I have ordered many times from Johnny's. Aways with good results. They are more expensive than many other sites but have quality products and good customer service. If you want pelleted seeds I think they have the largest selection of any online company. If price is a major factor for you try Morgan County Seeds or FedCo Seeds.
|On Jan 15, 2012, wildflowerhoney Naples, FL wrote:
Posted on October 15, 2010, updated January 15, 2012
On January 15th, 2012, wildflowerhoney added the following:
Have ordered from multiple times. FAST SHIPPING, great products, fresh seeds. Among my favorite seed sources.
|On Jan 13, 2012, hatchingbunnies Gilbert, AZ wrote:
Just placed my 2nd order with Johnny's and was very impressed with shipping speed and customer service. Payment for my 2nd order cleared the bank on the 11th, package arrived on the 12th and I live in Arizona!
|On Dec 29, 2011, gardadore Saylorsburg, PA (Zone 6a) wrote:
I placed my first order with Johnny's on the night of Dec. 26, 2011. I was able to take advantage of some $1 sale items plus ordered things I have been looking for. I see some think the prices are higher than other places and that may be true in some cases but I figure it all averaged out in the end. The service is amazing as I received the package today, Dec. 29 and think that is pretty amazing. I will update this review once I sow the seeds this spring and summer and can comment on germination rates.
|On Sep 22, 2011, greybanks Staten Island, NY wrote:
Recently ordered a good selection of seeds for fall planting (a few different varieties of kale, chamomile, zinnia, angelica, carrots, beets), as they had interesting varieties of all of those and their planting information on the website was very helpful. Plus, their printed catalog is a joy to browse, and the size of a small phone book. Good reference guide.
|On Aug 14, 2011, shepherdlady Wellsville, NY (Zone 4a) wrote:
I have ordered seeds for two years from Johnnys, and have been very satisfied with pricing, packaging, shipping and germination. I will definitely order from them again.
|On Jul 22, 2011, Eric_OH Columbus, OH (Zone 6a) wrote:
No problem with the quality/germination of seeds, which has been good, or pricing which is mid-range.
|On Jul 21, 2011, taufgardner American Fork, UT wrote:
Posted on March 23, 2004, updated July 21, 2011
On July 21st, 2011, taufgardner changed the rating from positive to negative and added the following:
It had been a few years since I had ordered from Johnny's and now I remember why. Last time, I ordered a unique variety of zucchini. This time I ordered a unique variety of pole bean (Fortex). In each order, I found the germination and performance to be less than my experience with other companies. When I opened the packet to plant the beans, about half were split and broken. The rest germinated at about 40%. I kept putting seeds in the appointed spots until I had germination at all but one of my poles. At any rate, I used Johnny's each time because they carried a desired variety I couldn't get anywhere else and are highly rated on Watchdog. I order from many sources and have terrific luck with my gardens, so I can confidently attribute the poor results to the supplier. Probably won't use again, unless they are the only suppliers for something I just gotta have. Then I will over-order and over-plant because I believe the seeds will perform poorly.
|On Jul 19, 2011, uptownsue Denver, CO wrote:
Using high quality seeds really does make a difference and Johnney's has them. High quality seeds, excellent germination rate, and my order arrived within 3 days! Johnny's is now a permanent part of my supplier list.
|On Jun 1, 2011, axelweed Merrimack, NH wrote:
I have several packets of Johnny's seeds and I am consistently impressed with the germination rates even over years of storage in my bottom fridge drawer.
|On May 28, 2011, bluidboy78 Conway, SC wrote:
This place has a great selection of seeds. I have never had any problems with germination with their seeds. The only problem I have had with this company was with a coupon code that was not processed right. I called after my credit card was charged and they took care of it instantly. This company is a must for anyone who grows vegetables from seed.
|On May 19, 2011, dirtmaker Plymouth, MA wrote:
Seeds do come quickly however be sure you read the shipping info as they will send seeds as available to get them to you fast. This means you may receive packages on different days. Since I like to plant all on one day I will order to have one shipment next time. They do have many choices and lots of gardening equipment to shop from also.
|On May 17, 2011, naturemaiden Cutchogue, NY wrote:
I've ordered with Johnny Seeds in the past as well as this year- when i got my seed order this year I was SO excited! Always great prices and shipping. By the way-ALL of my plants from these seeds are growing great! They have great tools as well! Thanks Johnny!
|On May 10, 2011, englishvintner Concord, NC wrote:
While shipping is standard, they ship it to your convenience. I have had them ship seed packets in 3 different shipments to get them to me the fastest.
|On Apr 21, 2011, kdhith Decatur, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:
Have placed a few orders with this company. I've had a lot of success with the seeds I have planted...significantly better than any store-bought seeds, in my experience.
|On Apr 2, 2011, jeanniejayne Smyrna, DE (Zone 7a) wrote:
I read with surprise the recent post about not receiving a timely seed order from Johhny's. I have shopped with them many times and never had a bad experience. Perhaps something is back-ordered and is holding up the works. The writer does not mention if they communicated with the company. Better to follow up with the company than to post a bad review. I ordered some Hellebores from a nearby growwer who had excellent reviews and was alarmed when the Paypal payment went thu but I had no communication and no plants. I sent several emails and called. A couple of months later I heard from the man, who had become deathy ill while travelling to speak in another country and had to have surgery. He said he was vey far behind in everything and offered to return my money, I am still waiting, but have faith that evenually something will come. Stuff happens.
|On Apr 1, 2011, shell_1 Wise, VA wrote:
i ordered my seeds on March 16th.Today is April 1st no seeds. I am very disappointed. This was my first and last ordering with Johnnys. My best regards to anyone that does order from them.
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|On Mar 26, 2011, Lady_Daffodil Buffalo, NY (Zone 5a) wrote:
I just started ordering from Johnny's last year. I've ordered mostly seeds plus some row covers.
|On Mar 21, 2011, gardener_VA King William, VA wrote:
I've used Johnny's for a couple of years and am very satisfied with their selection and service. I was so pleased I quadrupled my order with them this year. I find the plant descriptions in their catalog to be accurate and highly useful in making my selections but what really sets them apart is their website and how to videos. They are awesome!
|On Mar 18, 2011, JuliaNY Dundee, NY wrote:
This will be my third year ordering from Johnny's Seed. I order vegetable and flower seeds. Excellent service and very helpful. They quickly respond to emails.
|On Mar 4, 2011, tclls40 Campbell, OH wrote:
This is the first time I have ordered Johnny's and I'm so far very pleased with their service. I ordered 20 seed packets and a roll of of row cover on Feb. 25 which was a Friday. I received everything on Thursday March 3rd. Even the seeds that were shown on the website as back-ordered came in. Getting ready to plant in flats tomorrow. I will update as time goes on.
|On Feb 21, 2011, rodericrinehart Hagerstown, IN wrote:
Largest selection of organic seeds as well as very detailed descriptions and instructions.
|On Feb 21, 2011, barbfl47 Catawba, VA (Zone 6b) wrote:
I received fine service and products from Johnny's. Everything was well packaged and delivered in a timely manner and so far have an outstanding germination rate for their seeds. Selection and descriptions are extensive. Take advantage of their interactive tools and videos on their website! A nice place for education as well as seed purchase.
|On Jan 29, 2011, drendel Yorkville, IL wrote:
Today I received my order of seeds from Johnny's. I ordered it 1 week ago today. Everything came exactly as ordered. Last year the vegetable and herb seeds germinated beautifully and I will order from them again. My only problem is that Spring can't get here fast enough!
|On Jan 28, 2011, summerwynde Dublin, NH wrote:
Have always been very impressed by Johnny's Seed. Good germination, good on true-to-name qualities. If for no other reason, I keep coming back for the Islander Pepper -- I've grown other purple peppers, but it is the best!
|On Jan 19, 2011, Landstander Gainesville, FL (Zone 8a) wrote:
I have purchased several hand tools, a broadfork, and over 15 variaties of veggie seeds from this company. I have only grown some of the lettuce(Royal Oak, Outredgeous, and Winter Density) they have performed well above standard. Germination rate was slightly higher than marked, and the lettuce has maintained the description listed on website and catalog. The only issue I had was in shipping of the broadfork a couple washers fell out of the box through delivery. Everything is shipped quickly, and they are quick to send backordered items and quick to let you know if there is a supply problem. I would encourage others to buy from this company.-- Tim
|On Jan 8, 2011, Rexxin Holmdel, NJ wrote:
Seeds arrived quickly and in good order. The order was 100% correct and I will be ordering from this company again in the future.
|On Sep 10, 2010, kentstar Ravenna, OH (Zone 5b) wrote:
I ordered 3 seed packets, of which two are tomato seeds, and one sweet pepper. They came quickly and I can't wait to try them next summer! Thankyou!
|On Jun 24, 2010, dirtygyrl Columbia, TN wrote:
Customer service for this company is the BEST. I use their catalog like a gardening bible, as the culture on each and every plant is listed.
|On May 12, 2010, VAgardener2 Richmond , VA (Zone 7b) wrote:
I ordered from Johnny's for the first time on April 29th. The order was shipped the next day and arrived 2 days later. I was able to track the package. The seeds were well packaged, and the size of the packets was so much bigger than from any other company. I feel that I got a really good deal.
|On May 3, 2010, JenniferRuth San Diego, CA (Zone 10b) wrote:
I placed an online order late in the evening of April 11. It included a number of seed varieties (most from their sale list) and a transplanting trowel intended as a gift for my husband's birthday. I wasn't in a position to pay extra for special shipping, so I thought it would arrive late. Instead, it came on the 15th, a day before his birthday. That's good service.
|On Apr 16, 2010, beetgreens Kirksville, MO wrote:
I am a small commercial market gardener who has been buying seeds, tools and other supplies from Johnny's for over twenty years now (since 1989), and have had nothing but positive experiences with them. Yes, they're somewhat pricey (esp. the tools) but their customer service and informative literature is second to none, and their seed germination is the BEST. If they sell it, it will grow--it's worth the money. To those folks who gave Johnny's negative reviews because they carried some Seminis seeds, I say GROW UP. You can boycott whom you wish, but don't try to impose your values on everyone else. This forum is for evaluating quality of service and products, not "political correctness".