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I've ordered a number of times from Heirloom Seeds in recent years. Not only is the service prompt and the packaging solid but - most importantly - the seeds are of second-to-none quality. They include a free packet of seeds and their selection of the free packet seems to be based on what they can figure out about your interests based upon what you have ordered. In other words, these folks give individualized attention to each order. I cannot recommend them highly enough.
On Aug 24, 2005, goatster Pine Mt, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:
My 6 year old daughter and I planted some seeds indoors in peat pots on a Sunday, on Tuesday I took a peek and some were already starting to sprout! I was very pleased with the order and the speed in which I got my seeds. I know I will order from this company again in the Spring.
II love these seeds. I have ordered from them for the last two years and been incredibly pleased. The seeds arrived quickley, the germination and planting information on their website was helpful to me, their prices were reasonable and I think their overall selection is the best I've found.
My only complaint would be the outrageously successful germination and growth of the tomato seeds. I ended up with so many healthy seedlings last year I had to take plants to local community gardens to find homes for them all!
I ordered lots of lettuce seed from this company this Spring and all performed well except the Salad Bowl variety which simply refused to germinate. I explained my problem to Heirloom Seeds and they were back to me in a matter of hours. They promptly sent another Salad Bowl packet plus another lettuce variety. This second packet turned out to be no better than the first one. I contacted them again to let them know about the bad seed, explaining that I thought they had done all that I could expect of them. Within a few days, I received a packet of a different lettuce seed from them in the mail. Their customer service is the fastest I've seen yet, and they genuinely cared about my problem. They've definetly got my business from here on out!
On Mar 12, 2005, RoseyQ Crystal Lake, IL (Zone 5a) wrote:
Fast service, very good selection, and reasonable prices on all their seeds. Received free packets of seed with my order.
Baker Creek, Select Seeds, Seeds of Change, and Park Seeds all have sent me free packets of seeds with my orders. Also, The Fragrant Path has sent free seeds with my order for years. A very nice company to do business with. Although I don't expect it, I really appreciate this added bonus by these companies.
Johnny's and Cook's Garden did not send free packets.
On Mar 23, 2004, mwestgardener Tulsa, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:
This year was the third time ordering from heirloom seeds. Every order has been excellent. I placed a large seed order this year and within the week I had my seeds.
Germination rate is very good as is the price of seed packets. Very pleased in every way and I highly recommend them!
This is one of the four companies I order from. Since I only plant heirloom veggies, I look for the companies that supply variety in old favorites. If I can't get what I want from here, I go to one of the other three companies. Always prompt service and never had a problem with germination. Their website is up dated and easy to navigate.
I placed a huge order with heirloom seeds in April. I was pleased with shipping, they are fast! The germination? All but perhaps one seed out of each pack germinated. There were some at 100 percent. I would say that theirs is the best germination rate I've found.
Cannot go wrong with this company from my own experience. I will order again from this supplier.
This company was the most Johnny on the spot in informing me when my order would be shipped. I have only ordered twice but both times I received my order withen 5 days. O yes the seeds, I have no problem with them coming up.
I love this company. Have used them for 3 years and have had great experience every time. Great germination rates and I have always gotten exactly what I ordered. I would rate this company over any others mentioned here.
I just received my order from Heirloom Seeds, within 7 days of mailing them my $20.00 order with a personal check. I found them on the web searching for a source for 'Purple Cherokee' tomatoes. In addition to having my order filled promptly and correctly, I thought their prices were really good--most flowers and herbs were $1.25 per pack. The tomato seeds were only $1.50 per pack--typically for a smaller quantity of seeds than you'd typically get, 20 per pack I think. I actually find this to be to my benefit, after having to find homes for over 150 excess tomato seedlings last year. I also liked the variety--I found almost all of my 'cottage garden' must-haves here. Plus some I didn't expect, and a free gift of seeds. Hopefully the germination rate will be as high quality as their service.