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|On Feb 10, 2017, AS (Zone 7a) wrote:
I've ordered from Territorial a few times and had good experiences with their seeds (germination, etc). My orders were complete and I haven't had to contact customer service. Shipping was slow, but that wasn't unexpected since I'm on the other coast. But I did notice that their supplies tend to be more expensive than the same items from other companies. If I can get it elsewhere, I generally do, and have saved $10-$20 per item. I did feel rather cheated on some plastic cloches. For the high price - roughly $40 for 3, I think - I was expecting something sturdy that would last for many years. Nope - they're very flimsy plastic. And a tiny plastic vent in the top doesn't justify the high price. I would have better better off sticking to used milk jugs.
|On Feb 10, 2017, Haertel Galena, IL wrote:
I have only ordered from Territorial Seed a couple of times, but my recent experience really solidified my good feelings. Following is a portion of an email I sent them: I wanted you to know how outstanding your customer service people are. I placed my order the day BEFORE you on-line sweet pea offer went into effect. Being one of those people you has always operated under the premise of “if you don’t ask, it won’t happen”, I called and asked if there was any way I could be included in that offer. Unfortunately, my order had already shipped. Oh well. The lady on the phone was so nice and I COMPLETELY understood why I had just missed the offer. No bad feelings on my part; just not lucky. My seed order arrived two days later. Two days after that, my sweet peas arrived, complete with a note “in memory of your great grandmother.” I remember telling your CS person about my great grandmother and her sweet peas – as well as that I hadn’t really thought about either until I saw the offer. Yes, that really was/is true.
|On Jan 19, 2017, Rustyfork Glenmont, NY wrote:
Posted on January 17, 2017, updated January 19, 2017
On January 19th, 2017, Rustyfork added the following:
Order update: the order placed on January 10 was filled on January 12 and arrived on January 19. Everything was in the package - nothing backordered, so Onion seed sowing can take place in early February! I continue to recommend Territorial Seed Co.
|On Dec 7, 2016, dudelt Bellevue, WA wrote:
Have ordered from this company for almost 20 years. Overall, I have had good experiences. I have even had them send me, free of charge, special seeds, not in their catalog anymore, because I asked for them. I will agree, the shipping is a bit much but, I love supporting a small business that provides seeds that really grow in my unique Seattle climate. Besides that, most of the seeds they have sold me have lasted for years and continued to germinate way beyond my expectations of seeds I left sitting on my shelf in the garage.
|On Jul 7, 2016, smilingred Madison, WI (Zone 5a) wrote:
I've ordered seeds and recommend Territorial Seeds for over a decade without incident.
|On Jun 12, 2015, 4RealFood Mount Orab, OH (Zone 6a) wrote:
Have placed two seed orders with this company since getting their catalog last year. No complaints thus far. I do like that on some varieties they offer an organic seed option.. but begs the question, why not go 100% organic?
|On Apr 3, 2015, 57tired Fishers, IN wrote:
The garlic I ordered and received (promptly) in 2014 was really nice. I planted it on Oct 27, 2014. When I pulled off the mulch in early March, the garlic had sprouted and I had 99+% germination. It is beautiful!
|On Feb 2, 2015, Lysie Waldron, IN wrote:
I ordered seeds and a floating row cover on Jan. 26, 2015. The nice lady who took my order did a very nice job and was very cheerful. I received an email that they were shipped on Jan. 28, 2015 and they safely arrived in a sturdy box on Jan. 30, 2015. The pretty colored seed packets were nice quality, had the seed name clearly stated at the top making it easy for me to keep them in a file box, and had considerable information about each with a picture on the front. Their colorful seed catalog was my favorite seed catalog that I received this season and I spent hours enjoying it. They carry a wide variety of flower and vegetable seeds This is the best seed company that I have ordered from in a very long time. I would definitely order from them again.
|On Oct 9, 2014, orangepassion Springfield, MO (Zone 6b) wrote:
In September, I ordered seeds for fall planting and 1/2 lb. garlic bulbs. I had excellent germination with the seeds (90-100%) and the plants are robust and producing beautifully in my fall garden. The garlic was shipped last week at the appropriate time for planting in my zone and I'll have to say, they are the healthiest looking bulbs I've ever seen and were well packaged to prevent any bruising in transit. The flat rate shipping on my order was also a nice bonus. Their customer service is great! My emails were answered promptly within an hour and I like the fact that they stand behind what they sell with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. I will definitely be placing future orders with Territorial - just wish I had tried this company sooner.
|On May 10, 2014, Citro Eden, MD wrote:
I ordered Queen red lime Zinna seeds and a Pink Jasmine. The Jasmine was about 20 inches high with flowers already! Excellent packing, I will order from them again!
|On Apr 28, 2014, nmbirder Albuquerque, NM wrote:
The seed I've bought from them really does well. When I once had some non-germinating seed, I let them know and it was promptly replaced.
|On Apr 26, 2014, mac24 Litchfield Park, AZ wrote:
Excellent company. I usually place 2 orders a year and they are always filled promptly and arrive within a few days.
|On Apr 23, 2014, daveinsc Scranton, SC wrote:
I also ordered seeds from territorial that had a 2013 date on the package,I went ahead and started them and had a 90% germination rate,a little better than seed purchased from another dealer.so thumbs up.
|On Jan 14, 2014, Nannersone San Diego, CA wrote:
We ordered from them last year (Spring 2013) - Rutgers Space Tomatoes and several packets of seeds. The shipping seemed high, but we did agree to it before we ordered so cannot complain. The tomatoes were small when they arrived, but quite healthy and grew amazingly quickly when we planted them. They gave us quite a lot of absolutely wonderful tomatoes. The seeds also did well. Shipping was extremely well-done, well packed, and prompt. The quality of everything we ordered was exceptional. I have no problems recommending them.
|On Jun 7, 2013, drmurphy Virginia Beach, VA wrote:
Over the winter I placed an order for a number of different items: tomatoes, peppers, mint, olive trees and they were almost all scheduled to ship at different times. I was very happy with the pricing, item accuracy, shipping and condition of plants upon arrival. I would definitely recommend them. My only issue is I would have like a little better communication (email) on when things were going to ship because I travel for work and was afraid items would be taken care on arrival (minor issue).
|On Apr 25, 2013, HoneybeeNC Charlotte, NC (Zone 7b) wrote:
I've tried growing French Tarragon over the years, without success. Either the plants turned out to be NOT true French Tarragon, or the plants died!
|On Apr 18, 2013, linzelu100 HUDDLESTON, VA wrote:
I agree with other posting reviews that shipping costs are ridiculous here. I would order from them more often if it wasn't for this. That being said, I did know the cost of shipping when I ordered, so I am not reviewing based on that. My seeds came in good time and they have germinated well. I also love their selections. I ordered from them regardless of shipping costs, because I really wanted to try purple peacock broccoli. I was really shocked by how many seeds they gave me. I paid a lot of money for that packet and it was stingy. I also really liked the lettuce selection. The decriptions are so very helpful in deciding. Some places just describe looks/flavor. I need to know about weather conditions. I would order again from them, but it would have to be something really, really interesting to get me to pay those shipping costs, especially when I know how few seeds are in each packet.
|On Apr 17, 2013, TucsonTomato Suisun City, CA wrote:
Although Territorial Seed Company is pretty pricy – especially with some of their cucumber seed, which can cost up to $1.00 per seed – I have had a relatively good experience with their products.
|On Mar 8, 2013, squashee Blackwell, OK wrote:
I have ordered from this company for at least the last ten years and have always been extremely satisfied with their seeds and customer service. While their shipping rates are high I pay them to get quality seeds that I know will grow AND produce for me reliably year after year. Last year my husband even ordered a product from them in early December for a Christmas present and even though their catalogs weren't published yet and they had limited staff, if any, they made sure we received our order before Christmas eve. Two thumbs up!!!
|On Mar 7, 2013, lilygrandma Ellijay, GA wrote:
Posted on March 5, 2012, updated March 7, 2013
On April 12th, 2010, lilygrandma added the following:
Can this company move to the South? Then I would have my seeds in a matter of hours! Oregon to Georgia in 4 days--everything complete. Can't wait to see the germination of these seeds!
On March 12th, 2011, lilygrandma added the following:
6 day shipment this time--very good, but onion plants backordered, and no indication of WHEN/IF they would arrive. Need to know so I can order from another company. I will try to call them Monday and find out what is up. I have always had good luck with their seeds.
On March 5th, 2012, lilygrandma added the following:
I received the seeds this year in great time--4 days from Oregon to Georgia! My seeds did well last year, and I hope this continues.
I am a little sad that 2 types of seeds are back ordered, but the representative told me this when I called in the order. I had hoped by ordering earlier, there would be no back orders.
Looking forward to more business with this company!
On March 7th, 2013, lilygrandma added the following:
Yet again, my order came within a week. I am looking forward to growing these seeds. Their seeds have always done well in my garden!
On Mar 7, 2013, Territorial Seed Company responded with:
"On Mar 14, 2011 7:45 AM, Territorial Seed Company responded with:
Hello, and thank you for the nice comments! Onion plants are shipped directly from our supplier to you and they ship according to where you live. We send our supplier orders a couple of times per week and they are usually very prompt at getting the plants out. Feel free to call to find out specifics about your order."
|On Dec 15, 2012, hjulich Des Moines, IA (Zone 5a) wrote:
I have placed orders with Territorial each year for at the past six or seven years. I have always found the seeds to be good quality and the shipping fast. Yes, the shipping charges are a bit high, so I'm careful to order what I need all at once. I used up some five-year old seeds this year and they had a better than 80% germination rate - a pleasant surprise and an indication of quality.
|On Nov 12, 2012, SeniorGardening Sullivan, IN wrote:
I think it’s probably just human nature that we tend to post comments about vendors when we have a problem with them. I certainly have done so here in the past. But when I put together my list of recommended seed suppliers for a Senior Gardening posting this year, I realized that I should make a positive comment here about each of our suppliers that have performed so well over the years.
|On Jun 25, 2012, Mmarycontrary Medford, OR wrote:
I have purchased Territorial Seeds for several years and have become a devoted customer. I purchase the seeds from my local nursery, as the company is only 100 miles from my home.
|On Jun 18, 2012, Waldeburg Puyallup, WA wrote:
As a fairly new gardener, I must say I love the TSC catalog! I call it my mini garden guide. It is full of all the plants' growing information and contains many color photos. While I agree the shipping costs when ordering a few packets of seeds is too high, there is a way around it. Contact your local nursery and ask them to consider TSC as their (or an additional) seed rack company. This way you can avoid shipping charges and support your local nursery. The seeds are pre-printed with the price on them & it is the same cost as the online & printed catalog. My local nursery stocks many varieties of seed from TSC so I can support my local ecomony while getting the seeds I desire.
|On May 9, 2012, elderberrypress Oakland, OR wrote:
Good folks, good seeds and veggie plants grown locally. Just called them up and the gal was friendly and helpful. Every time I've gone in to buy plants they are very friendly. A rare thing, today. Want to eat and buy locally? Then this is the place.
|On Apr 27, 2012, gsteinbe Trenton, NJ wrote:
I've ordered seeds from Territorial Seed Company many times and have been generally satisfied. This year, for the first time, I ordered plants -- a compact Stella Cherry, a hardy Fuchsia, and Oca. The bare-root Stella Cherry arrived first, was huge, and seems to be doing well, having broken dormancy quickly and with vigor. The hardy Fuchsia arrived some weeks later and is healthy and nice. The Oca should be sent toward the end of this month or early May. So, I really have no complaints.
|On Apr 5, 2012, cindystarke Rockcreek, OR wrote:
I've ordered both seeds and plants from Territorial Seed every year since I started gardening three years ago. They are wonderful, and their customer service has always been stellar. The Territorial representatives who show up at Portland's garden show every year are super helpful to a beginning gardener, and very willing to offer advice and suggestions. It's very much to my benefit that Territorial is located in Oregon, just a couple hours from me, so the plants that work well for them are likely to work for me as well.
|On Mar 27, 2012, oceanart Cranberry Isles, ME wrote:
The short version for people just looking for a reputable seed company.
|On Mar 8, 2012, taufgardner American Fork, UT wrote:
Posted on March 23, 2010, updated March 8, 2012
On February 11th, 2010, taufgardner added the following:
The shipping of my order went so well that I was confident enough to make a second order in the same season, certain that it would arrive ahead of the promised schedule. I was not disappointed. This company does a terrific job of order fulfillment and I will use them again and again and again and again.....The order showed up four days before the promised delivery date. The promised date was impressive enough - 7 business days, but the order came much sooner and was complete and accurate. Everything from seeds to supplies were well packed and in good condition. I am excited for the results and will post them as available. Again, no complaints on shipping costs as I'm sure they offset catalog and handling costs for customers who order onsies and twosies. I'd rather pay a little more for shipping and get the kind of service and quality Territorial has given me.
On March 23rd, 2010, taufgardner added the following:
I made a third order, which I have never done with any other catalog. These guys do such a terrific job of fulfillment and packaging that I was glad to give them more business. Next year, they will be my primary source. I ordered the "Roto Baskets", a little solar powered device that slowly rotates hanging baskets. I LOVE them. They are simple and they work as described. I also LOVE Territorial Seed. My kids would sarcastically ask: "Well, then why don't you marry them?" To which I say: "Where can we go to pick out window treatments and china patterns?" :-)
On March 8th, 2012, taufgardner added the following:
Another good year with Territorial. No complaints at all. Good germination, timely delivery, varieties I wanted. I have not gone wrong with this company. I haven't found their shipping costs to be out of line, especially when lined up with the service quality. You get what you pay for.
|On Mar 8, 2012, jenturk71 Dallas, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:
I love Territorial Seeds. They're my go-to supplier for my basic seed supply, and I've never been disappointed with the price or quality.
|On Mar 4, 2012, spryng Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA wrote:
Even though I garden in New England, I continue to order from Territorial because they have a wonderful choice of varieties of both vegetable and flower seeds, the quality of their seeds is high, and because they are so speedy. I always order from several seed catalogues online on the same day. For the last two years, Territorial has been the first order to arrive. This year the order arrived three days after I placed it !
|On Mar 3, 2012, zgtp Elk Plain, WA wrote:
I've ordered from territorial for the last six year for summer and overwintering vegetables. I've been very satisfied. Seeds offered excellent germination and end product was exactly as advertised. Best source I've found for overwintering varieties.
|On Mar 2, 2012, sladeofsky Louisville, KY (Zone 6b) wrote:
Posted on March 1, 2012, updated March 2, 2012
On March 2nd, 2012, sladeofsky changed the rating from negative to positive and added the following:
Chaning my negative to positive because customer service was so very nice and so very helpful. But more needs to be done to make customers aware of shipping fees. Some plants were sold out for the shipping date I wanted, by choosing other dates and by mixing seeds and plants, multiple shipping fees were added. But customer service has been very helpful in letting me streamline my order and bring down the fees.
On Mar 2, 2012, Territorial Seed Company responded with:
"On Mar 1, 2012 8:52 PM, Territorial Seed Company responded with:
Hi there, would you mind letting me know what items were on your order that caused the $37.75 shipping so I can look into it? Thank you in advance.
On Mar 2, 2012 9:16 AM, Territorial Seed Company added:
Thanks very much for the update and sorry for any confusion! Happy gardening :)"
|On Dec 26, 2011, gweigel Mechanicsburg, PA wrote:
This is one of my favorite seed companies. I like the varieties offered, the prices are fair, and I've always received what I've ordered quickly. No problems whatsoever. All seeds germinated well. One of the best companies for vegetable gardeners from my experience.
|On May 6, 2011, westhill Readsboro, VT wrote:
I just received my order of an evergreen huckleberry plant and two seaberry plants. Despite the fact that UPS took a week to get them to me, bashed the heck out of the package, and then delivered them to the wrong address, they ultimately arrived in EXCELLENT, healthy condition. It is a testament to Territorial's quality as well as their packing job. The plants look strong and healthy. I have ordered seeds from them in the past and have always had excellent results with that too. Great company, they are on my list of companies I love to deal with. Thanks Territorial!
|On Apr 26, 2011, firinn Eugene, OR (Zone 8b) wrote:
Territorial Seeds has been my go-to source for seeds since I began gardening in the Pacific NW about 12 years ago. While their prices are somewhat higher than those of many seed producers around the country, the quality of the seeds is unmatched anywhere. For years, I would do multiple seed plantings (as you must do with most seeds) and invariably, I would either end up with far more starts than I could use or having to pinch off many many additional starts. Now, with Territorial's seeds, I plant one seed per pot and get nearly 100% germination rate. The seeds and plants, in my experience, are unmatched in quality. I even have some seeds that are 5-7 years old from Territorial that I planted this spring, and their germination rate is equivalent to what I've found from new seeds from other mail order companies and off-the-shelf seeds.
|On Apr 8, 2011, dmmason Fairburn, GA wrote:
Posted on July 12, 2009, updated April 8, 2011
On April 8th, 2011, dmmason changed the rating from negative to positive and added the following:
Although this happened back in 2009 (found it again while cleaning out some e-mails) I wanted to make sure that it was noted that Territorial has great customer service. This is my note back to them after their response to my original comment.
> Thank you so much. I received back the refund and appreciate that.
> Based on your quick response I may try to order it again as I still have not seen it anywhere else. It is such a very interesting plant (Escargo Begonia). Again thank you so much for your quick response and based upon your customer service, I will indeed order from you in the future.
|On Feb 19, 2011, Starwolf13 Westlake, OH wrote:
I have ordered from Territorial Seeds for several years, and have always had good experiences with them. I like their wide selection. My orders have always arrived quickly, and there are plentiful seeds in the packets. I fully intend to keep ordering from them.
|On Feb 9, 2011, aileen246 Priest River, ID wrote:
Ordered some seed starting items on 2/4. Was concerned when there was no acknowledging e-mail. But not to worry, they arrived today. Nice items, just as pictured in their catalog. So all is well.