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The scoop on 'St. Clare Heirloom Seeds'

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St. Clare Heirloom Seeds

Green Star: Good St. Clare Heirloom Seeds is a Watchdog 30 company. Green Star: Good

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P.O. Box 556
Gillett, Wisconsin 54124 (United States)

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  Company Comment, posted on February 23, 2010:  
St. Clare Heirloom Seeds is a family-owned and operated business, specializing in Heirloom and Open-pollinated (Non-hybrid) vegetable seeds. We sell only untreated and non-GMO seeds, with a nice selection of varieties to supply all your garden needs.

Also available for purchase is a large selection of books to help you in growing your own pure and delicious fresh food. Titles we carry cover a number of subjects including, gardening, seed saving, organic gardening, plant propagation, preserving food, cooking the harvest, country living and traditional skills, offering you the information you need to grow and save heirloom and open-pollinated seeds, and helping you to begin the path to self-sufficiency. We also carry excellent seed saving envelopes, available in blank or printed form, just click on the link in our side-bar menu. We have been very pleased with these envelopes ourselves, and believe our customers will like them too. Don't forget to check out our worm castings, natures 100% organic fertilizer! Our desire is to help make your gardening experience enjoyable and as easy as possible, that your garden may be a success. Thank you for your interest in our company. We wish you all a happy garden season!

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Displaying the 50 most recent comments:

Positive Doccook
Churchville, VA
(1 review)
May 6, 2019
Great selection of seeds, and wonderfully prompt serviceóa positive shopping experience every time!
Positive Mrdoan72
Cabool, MO
(1 review)
September 19, 2018
Positive lcarothers
Georgetown, SC
(1 review)
July 30, 2018
Joy in shopping for heirlooms seeds. Easy to navigate site, reasonable pricing and shipping. Concise clear info on each product. Ease of check out, very easy! A good experience, I recommend ST Clare Heirloom seeds.
Positive sinsky
Milwaukee, WI
(1 review)
June 4, 2018
Third year I've ordered vegetable seeds from St. Clare. My order was accurate and arrived promptly. As with my prior two orders, I anticipate another bountiful harvest thanks to St. Clare!
Positive nitadrend
Yorkville, IL
(5 reviews)
March 23, 2018
I received my seeds quickly, as I have come to expect from St. Clare. Each year I start vegetable plants from seeds for myself, 2 daughters, and 3 sisters. So, St. Clare's excellent germination rate is very important to me. This year I see they attached a "Live Seeds Do Not X-Ray or Sanitize!" sticker on the mailing envelope. What a great idea! We are looking forward to trying the Santa Fe Grande Pepper this year for the first time.
Positive Zdencano
Atlanta, GA
(1 review)
March 3, 2018
Wonderful web site and great customer service.
Positive St_Agricola
Wells, MN
(1 review)
March 2, 2018
Iíve been buying vegetable seed from John and Sarah at St. Clare Seeds now for about 8 years. They have fast friendly no hastle service. The seeds grow well for me with great tasting produce. I encourage you to give them a try.
Positive camillicat
Lovington, NM
(3 reviews)
May 25, 2017
This is my first order from this company and I am very pleased with how quickly my order arrived! I chose St. Clare Seeds simply because they had the two particular varieties of seeds I was looking for. I also love the free seeds I of my favorite cucumbers! Thank you so much! I am excited to see how well they germinate, and have to add, I was really pleased to see that the shipping mailer was stamped "LIVE SEEDS. Do not x-ray or sanitize!" I had never seen this on mail order seeds, and am very impressed with their handling and packaging!
Positive riddled
Quitman, GA
(2 reviews)
May 12, 2017
This is my first time ordering with St. Claire. I checked out the reviews on Dave's Garden and decided to give them a try. First off, they ship very quickly. Within a couple of hours I had an email notification that they had shipped. I have not planted the seeds yet so I can not comment on that. But the seeds were well packaged with planting instructions clearly printed on each package. They even gave me a free packet of a winter squash variety. I am a beginner with heirloom gardening so I also bought a book from them called The
Complete Guide to Saving Seeds. The book seems to be informative, with plenty to learn. I am very satisfied with my experience with St. Claire and I will be a returning customer.
Positive handrail64
Canton, OK
(1 review)
April 16, 2017
1st time ordering, order arrived quickly and was correct plus bonus seeds. will buy from again!! very happy gardener!
Positive marge638
Weippe, ID
(1 review)
March 27, 2017
March 27, 2017. This is my first year using St. Clare Heirloom Seeds. So far, I'm impressed. The packaging is quality - smaller seeds are contained in a small ziplock package inside the paper packet. Each packet has a sticker on the back with information regarding days to maturity, how many seeds you are getting, & the name of the seed. The planting instructions are to the point on the back of the packet. They also send a newsletter that tells you how to save your best seeds for planting the next year. They really take care of your gardening questions even before they are questions!!! So, I'm in the process of planting my 2017 starts - we can't plant outdoors usually until May - June. I'm excited to see how well these seeds do. Glad they are not GMO and that they are heirloom. Long live nature!!! - Will post again as our babies grow to let you know how it's going.
Positive healthygirl
Summerfield, FL
(1 review)
July 4, 2016
What's not to love?! We're first time gardeners and our garden was the talk of the neighborhood. It was breathtaking, no exaggeration. We live on a corner lot and people walked by just to see it. We gave tours and we gave away a lot of vegetables, too! It really brought a lot of people together in our neighborhood, and that's really what it's all about, isn't it? John and Sarah were so courteous and helpful, and so friendly we felt as though we were family more than just customers. Just a great experience all the way around. Don't see any reason to go anywhere else. We need more companies like St Clare Seeds. It's a rarity today.
Positive fb37yc
Twin Falls, ID
(1 review)
May 21, 2016
I was looking for a special variety of bean seed and St Clare Seeds was able to supply them for me. I was happy to see they are concerned about saving seeds and not promoting GMO seeds. I was amazed to see they are a company giving more than they are required to do to make a sale. They enclosed an extra packet of seeds as a thank you for your order. This kind of service lets you know they really appreciate your business. The next time I am in need of garden seeds I will remember their special kindness and order from them first.
Positive MollyBlooms
Grosse Pointe Farms, MI
(12 reviews)
May 1, 2016
Posted on November 16, 2015, updated May 1, 2016
Posted on August 13, 2015, updated November 16, 2015
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Posted on April 19, 2015, updated June 11, 2015
Posted on January 22, 2015, updated April 19, 2015
These folks are FAST in filling their orders! This is the first time I\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'ve ordered from this company. I placed an online order for seeds on Sunday, Jan. 18; the seeds arrived in the mail today, Thursday, Jan. 22 --- and remember that Monday was a national holiday.

I also placed an order for worm casts and look forward to getting that.

I like that they specialize in open-pollinated varieties. Selection isn\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'t huge, but they seem to have done a good job of vetting what they offer. I\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'ve had bad experiences with mail order houses that offer everything plus the kitchen sink without regard to whether a particular variety is a good grower, has good flavor, etc. If the germination rate is on a par with their service, St. Clare\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s will have a repeat customer in me.
On April 19th, 2015, MollyBlooms added the following:

Started some of the seeds about a week ago (the other varieties I ordered do better with direct sowing rather than being started indoors). So far, excellent germination. The heirloom tomatoes mix was up in about five days and the peppers are now starting to sprout.
I also ordered worm casts from this company and used them to top-dress some ailing tropical-to-tender plants that I overwintered in a cool greenhouse. (\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\"Cool\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\" became \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\"life-threatening\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\" when the heat failed in February.) The plants, including two pink banana trees, are definitely the worse for wear after a long, dark winter, but within a week of my applying the worm casts, they are already doing much better and making new growth. I\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'m ordering more worm casts from St. Clare\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s as I do quite a bit of container gardening and hate to replace the potting soil year after year. Using worm casts seems like an effective way to rejuvenate existing soil.
On June 11th, 2015, MollyBlooms added the following:

It\\\\\\\'s official: St. Clare\\\\\\\'s is now my favorite source for seeds. My order included a seed mix of heirloom tomatoes -- a fine idea, because I like heirlooms but don\\\\\\\'t like ordering a dozen packets to get some variety in what I plant. My tomato plants are now over 3\\\\\\\" high with two blossom sets each, which is something of a miracle given the late-May chill we had here, and they are continuing to grow like gangbusters. Same for the broccoli plants, which are huge and thriving. We\\\\\\\'ve already had three salads from the lettuce seeds from St. Clare\\\\\\\'s.
Now for the worm casts: I have two pink banana trees, grown from seed, which took a hit when the heat went out in my greenhouse and they died back to the roots. I scratched some of St. Clare\\\\\\\'s worm casts into the soil and said a prayer. Now each plant is over 2\\\\\\\" tall and looks great.
On August 13th, 2015, MollyBlooms added the following:

This is the best yield/quality of tomatoes I\\\'ve had in years. I did re-site my container garden, which may have helped, but the flavor and performance of these heirloom tomatoes is out of this world. Very pleased.
On November 16th, 2015, MollyBlooms added the following:

I placed an order this morning and by 10:30 I had an e-mail confirming that my order had shipped! The speed is impressive but the communications are even more so. Wish this was the industry standard; I feel like sharing this with the several online nurseries that somehow cannot notify the customer when an order has shipped/will ship. Thanks, St. Clare\'s!
On May 1st, 2016, MollyBlooms added the following:

Received my order of worm casts with St. Clare's usual lightning speed, and I've top dressed my container gardens with it. A last-season's pepper plant that I had pretty much given up on shot up a foot and covered itself in leaves and buds following an application. The seeds I ordered have a very high germination rate Very pleased with this company as always!
Positive ShelleyF
Custer, WI
(1 review)
March 18, 2016
I've been a customer of St. Clare Seeds for the past two years and would highly recommend them! I am very happy to be able to support a family business, along with purchasing non-GMO, heirloom and organic seeds. My orders have all shipped amazingly quickly, and have included a free pack of seeds to try along with it. They have a great selection of seeds and the ordering process is easy. I especially love that the seeds come in resealable bags inside of the paper envelopes to keep my extra seeds safe. I will definitely be ordering from them again and again.
Positive nebraska1
Lewellen, NE
(1 review)
February 11, 2016
I have been a customer of St Clare for at least four years! They have been awesome and timely in response in correspondence.i have only had one issue of germination of which they were totally responsive and resolved in a professional and more than positive response! Thank you St Clare I feel confident every time I order that I will get good product, service and care!
Positive amygrowsplants
Belvidere, NJ
(1 review)
January 20, 2016
Excellent website with some neat hard to find items. Great selections. I ordered labels for my canning jars as well with my order. Haven't seen those offered on a site before! Seeds and items ordered came quickly and organized and packaged perfectly. Love ordering from company's like this. Glad I found them and will gladly use them for my next seed purchase. Highly recommend
Positive janecarol2
Fort Jennings, OH
(1 review)
March 22, 2015
This is the first time I have made a purchase from St. Clare Seeds based on their high ratings with the Garden Watchdog. The seeds I ordered were received very promptly. I will make a purchase from them in the future.
Positive krisvog
Lawrenceburg, TN
(1 review)
March 17, 2015
My new favorite seed sellers!!! We purchased seed from St. Clare's last year. I had the biggest, most beautiful marigolds ever! We were pleased with all of the seed that we purchased. The order arrived very quickly and everything we planted grew well. We highly recommend them! Oh, and their customer service is outstanding, as we needed to add to one of our orders and it was no problem at all.
Positive scottcindy
Gladwin, MI
(2 reviews)
March 7, 2015
Thank you St Clare Seeds. We received excellent service. Our seeds arrived on time. When we ordered on the internet my computer was not working as well as St Clare Seeds computers. I pushed the submit button one to many times my charges was times three. I then wrote them and email in which their reply was very prompt. They returned my money as they said they would. Thank you for being the most honest people we have ever done business with.
Scott and Cindy
Positive lollygagger
Batavia, OH
(1 review)
February 1, 2015
I have yet to start germinating any of the seeds (they look to be of excellent quality) but I am so very satisfied already! I bought worm castings (very good rich quality and organic) which have the shipping already worked into the cost and are shipped Priority Mail along with 8 packets of seed. St.Clare's Seeds added an additional pack of FREE Heirloom Tomatoes! Isn't that nice? -- Also, I ordered late in the evening on 1/28 and received my order (both the castings and the seed) on 1/31. Amazingly quick turnaround! A good faith and family oriented company. I will definitely continue to do business with them and will encourage my associates to do the same.
Positive familyzablocki
Port Huron, MI
(1 review)
November 8, 2014
This was my second experience buying from St Clare Heirloom Seeds. The first time, three years ago, my husband and I bought quite a bit of seed for his sister and her husband, as a thank you for some help they had given us. We asked for the seed to be sent anonymously, and St Clare Seeds went above and beyond to accomodate us. My sister-in-law is planting the last of their seed in the spring, and says they've had some of the best germination rates of any seed she's worked with (and they garden and preserve for a family of 16, so she knows what she's talking about!). My husband and I decided then to buy from St Clare when we were able to do our own garden.

My town has established a community garden, so I can finally have my dream of gardening! I went straight to St Clare Heirloom Seeds to purchase, even though it's early. Based on my sister-in-law's experiences, I was comfortable enough to buy several of the half-off 2014 seed packets, thus starting my first garden economically, as well as allowing me to splurge on a couple additional vegetables varieties that I wasn't planning on. Service is just as wonderful as before. If things turn out as I expect they will, I will be buying primarily from St Clare Seeds from now on.
Positive hudd99
Denver, CO
(1 review)
September 15, 2014
1st order, was extremely quick and very satisfying. Will shop here again.
Positive jmc1987
Cascade, VA (Zone 7a)
(2 reviews)
August 10, 2014
Quite a wonderful seed company! I purchased beet and radish seed from them and it all arrived quite quickly, with informative papers to help you along with growing what you purchased. I even received a little bonus packet of seed and sample pack of earthworm castings! Will definitely buy from them again!
Positive JanetLNC
Charlotte, NC
(2 reviews)
June 21, 2014
Very happy with my order, will definitely be ordering from them again in the future.
Positive BoPo
Milwaukee, WI (Zone 5b)
(2 reviews)
April 28, 2014
I purchased some seeds locally and then I felt guilty for purchasing GMO seeds, so I returned them and did a google search for local companies who sell non-GMO seeds.

I decided to place an order with St. Clare for various seeds and WOW, my order came speedy fast. I couldn't be happier with my first experience with St. Clare and I will definitely be a returning customer. I also received a few "freebies" with my order, and I'm very happy.

Thank you St. Clare for providing us with great customer service and NON GMO seeds!

Highly recommend.
Positive cindyb7272
Taylorsville, NC
(1 review)
April 7, 2014
as a new gardener I need lots of information. They send a newsletter with their shipment and I enjoyed that very much! The seeds look good and are well packaged. They are not planted but I'm excited!
Positive larrn
Eagle River, WI
(1 review)
April 2, 2014
I ordered seeds by mail and received them in 3 days. I was impressed by the prompt service and I'm excited to see how the seeds do! I also received a couple "freebies" with my order which is always fun. Will most likely be ordering seeds from this company again as I have started ordering heirloom and/or open-pollinated seeds and I feel this company's values mirror my own.
Positive jjbergmann
Gillett, WI
(1 review)
March 2, 2014
I just sent in my third order! That says a lot, doesn't it?
I love the abundance of great info about planting and what to expect from the seed I order. I'm very happy with the results I've had and look forward to another great year of gardening. Highly recommended product and service!
Positive ole_sow_n_sew
Rushville, IN
(1 review)
February 27, 2014
I was pleased with how quickly St. Clare Heirloom Seeds shipped my seed order. They offer a lot of seed items that I use everyday and their prices are very reasonable. I will be ordering from them again. I originally found them when I was searching for planting information.
Positive Pussywillowpres
(Zone 4a)
(2 reviews)
February 6, 2014
John & Sarah treated me like a friend. In placing an order for several families (to share shipping costs), I realized after the fact that I'd missed a list. I emailed to ask if I could add the extra seeds, and they very graciously said I could either place a second order & they'd refund the second shipping charge (sending all the seeds together), or I could send the list of seeds I'd missed & they'd redo the order for me. They even offered to separate out the seeds from the different orders in the packaging! I placed a second order (to spare them the trouble), and they did refund the extra shipping charge on the credit card. The seeds arrived quickly, in good condition, and in generous amounts (I'm sharing the extras with other gardening friends). I loved doing business with them!
Positive Bananatree123
Minneapolis, MN
(1 review)
January 29, 2014
I have purchased seeds from them for several years. Prompt and great service. Wonderful seeds that have resulted in a great harvest.
Positive vetrap
Penhook, VA
(3 reviews)
January 24, 2014
Posted on October 27, 2012, updated January 24, 2014
Love the selection, immediate service and commitment to ideals that reflect my own- please keep up the good work and may God Bless
On January 24th, 2014, vetrap added the following:

Only issue last year was ambiguity with Red Brandywine seeds. Last year's offering were Potato leaf variety. Glad to see they addressed the issue and this year they offer Landis regular leaf RB. Received this years order within a week. Pleasure dealing with John and Sarah.
Positive merrytyne
Bloomfield, PA
(1 review)
January 14, 2014
I ordered my 2014 vegetable garden seeds from St. Claire's after seeing all of the positive reviews here on GardenWatchdog. I was not disappointed!! My seeds were shipped within a day and I received everything that had been ordered, they even included some free broccoli! There was also a handwritten thank you note from John, as well as some helpful materials about gardening in general. I loved that I was able to order from a small family business and that everything was heirloom and non treated/GMO. I look forward to ordering from them again and would highly recommend them.
Positive gardenlover2014
LaSalle, IL
(1 review)
January 2, 2014
I was very impressed by the website. Ordered a number of seeds and received them and 1 free packet within a couple of days. Very impressed can not wait to plant the seeds. Already have told others and they are going to order as well. Will definetely order from again.
Positive clynnlei
Milwaukee, WI
(1 review)
January 2, 2014
Found this company while searching for GMO free seeds. Placed my order and received the seeds in two days!
Positive Timbob93
Menominee, MI (Zone 5a)
(1 review)
December 6, 2013
I started buying from St. Clare Seeds last growing season and just completed my order for the 2014 growing season. This company is fantastic with selection as well as their service. The particular thing I like the most is they are about 40 miles or so from my front door and I didn't even know that. This makes the seed more adaptable for my garden!
This is a good, positive Company that I will support!
God Bless
Merry Christmas
and a New Year wish for a great growing season to all!
Positive TJHarnish
Round Rock, TX
(1 review)
August 21, 2013
I had a really good experience with this company! The ordering process was simple and payment method secure. The owners were polite, knowledable and quick in responding to my questions and inquiries. My seeds came quickly and I cannot wait to plant my fall garden. I really felt like I was dealing with my "friendly local neighborhood business". Thank you so much J & S. I will definately be ordering from you again. I will give you highest recommendations to my family, co-workers, friends and fellow gardeners :-)
Positive SweeChee
Columbiaville, MI
(1 review)
June 1, 2013
I love the resealable bags the seeds come in! Everything I've planted has come up wonderfully, except some bush beans and they're sending me a replacement pack from a new lot of seeds! They were very quick to respond when I asked them about my beans. I've just placed my third order with them. Although they're a little pricey, you get what you pay for, including great customer service, St. Clare Heirloom will be my go to for all my seeds from now on!
Positive txdragonman
San Antonio, TX
(1 review)
May 1, 2013
seeds came quickly, look to be in fine health. liked the extra step of the sealed protective bag inside the seed envelope. two thumbs up! will, and have recommended you on to other local growers looking for heirloom corn

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