I ordered from them last year since I was happy to see so many .99 seed packets. When the seeds arrived they were all in TINY little plastic baggies and there were very few seeds in each one. While the price is lower, you end up getting far fewer seeds for your money. I also really disliked all the use of plastic. There was no growing information on the seed packets since they were so tiny. The company has an affiliate program, which means they pay people a cut if they get others to buy there. They seem very focused on profits and gimmicks, less on quality and not at all on helping the environment (something that's important to me).
This year I'm buying from one of my regular stand-by companies even though the price per seed pack is a little higher. I'm also going to try to do more trading and seed saving. I think the Seeds Now seeds were no better than the 15 cent seed packs at the dollar store, only in lots of plastic so worse for the environment.
Regarding their non-GMO pledge, almost all seeds from seed companies are automatically non-GMO. Unless you're buying from Monsanto, you're buying non-GMO seeds. I avoid GMO foods and seeds too, but this company is not any different from others. And all organic seeds are automatically non-GMO, so if you buy organic you will automatically ensure that you're not buying genetically modified seeds or foods.
I just placed two separate orders to seeds now with in the last two weeks. So far I am very impressed with this company. I love that you can purchase sample seed packs. I am very impressed with there shipping speed. I ordered from a big well known company last year and it was a horrible expeierence. Last year the company took almost a week to ship my order and seeds now took about 12 hours both times. Would highly recommend them so far. I haven't started my seeds yet so can't speak on their germination yet. If they have good germination they just may get all my seed business in the future. I will try to remember to update this review once I've started my seeds.
cjparker Kennewick, WA (Zone 7a) (13 reviews) August 23, 2018
I've ordered several times this year from SeedsNow, and I've always gotten excellent customer service. On my last order, I got a personal note in the email confirmation. I love being able to purchase a reasonable amount of seeds for a good price. I don't need or want a packet of 50 tomato seeds, so their 99 cent sampler packets that contain 10 or 15 seeds are perfect for the kids and me. We got nearly 100% germination on our seeds that we started early in the spring. They offer a good variety of seeds, and the prices and sales can't be beat.
bsalaz Murray, UT (Zone 6a) (1 review) July 29, 2018
This is my first time ever posting a review on DG. I try to find positive things about any bad situation, but after trying to fix the problem with the company for over 3 months, i feel that posting this review is necessary. I ordered almost $100 of seeds from this company and the shipping was decent. However, I ordered 7 different varieties of potatoes, and half of the varieties were replaced with other varieties some of which were types that I REALLY didn't want. But I figured that I could still plant them and make it work. When I opened the bags that they came in, the potatoes were so overly sprouted that the sprouts were as thick as a thumb and over 2 feet long! The seed parts were all rotted, shriveled and mushy. Also, the Pandora striped eggplant seeds that i ordered never germinated. I sent the company an email and Chris called me back a few days later but I was at work so I couldn't answer. I tried calling Chris back several times but he never answered my calls or responded to my voicemails. I called the company's general customer service line several times and left more voicemails each time. I then sent several emails and still no response. I finally gave up reaching out to them and I had to buy replacement product from another company which are growing fantastically. If it was only a loss of a few dollars, I wouldn't really care, but the potato seed was pretty expensive and I am so frustrated with their lack of response. Apparently Seeds Now, has no desire to make this right.
This shipping was the quickest of all the orders I placed among other companies. The prices are good and plus they offer a lot of discounts. I was a bit skeptical of the seeds germinating however I'm very happy because almost all of them germinated. The seed counts are almost exact, so don't expect more than the package indicates. Overall, it was a great experience. I look forward to buying from them again.
I have bought seeds from quite a few online companies. And my experience with this company I would say is average.
Most of the seeds germinated well.
My biggest complaint with this company IS their website. It is heavily overloaded with too many elements on a single page. When a person wants to look at carrots, it would be nice if we could simply look at carrots, and not get hit recommendation, popular trends, news, ads, etc etc etc. This company tries to hard to upsell, which hits me wrong. Hence the reason why I only use them as a last resort.
DonnaMack Elgin, IL (Zone 5a) (61 reviews) January 10, 2018
Posted on February 16, 2017, updated January 10, 2018
Posted on February 14, 2017, updated February 16, 2017
What a great company.
SeedsNow, indeed. Really fast, really inexpensive shipping. I have been growing from seed for 20 years, so I have seen it all, and these guys are wonderful. I grow lots of veggies in addition to ornamentals, and the ability to buy a large variety of seeds in their sample packs was wonderful. But for me the best part is the speed of germination. Things I hesitated to grow before are jumping out of my growing cells.
I really enjoyed the little notes, and the welcomed coupons and specials that mean I can order more without breaking the bank. The shipping costs are already well below many companies. I just cancelled an order from a company that turned a $32 order into a $50 order because they insisted on shipping different parts of my order at different times.
I couldn\\\'t be more pleased.On February 16th, 2017, DonnaMack added the following:
I wanted to add that I am experiencing a level of germination that is truly remarkable. It is close to 100% on most of my seeds, and they are all germinating in less time than is indicated on the packages. They will now be my first choice for anything I choose to grow.
Thank you to all the people who discovered this great company and wrote reviews that made me notice.On January 10th, 2018, DonnaMack added the following:
I just placed my third order in two years and got a nice email from Monica.
I'm just sorry it took me so long to find these wonderful people. I am in zone 5a and I have been growing their lettuce all winter indoors under my grow lights. I can try lots of seeds because of the 99 cent and $1.99 packets. In a world of $4.00 and $5.00 seed, it's a game changer. There are many items I no longer buy because I am growing them. If I see one more lettuce recall for things like lysteria I am going to scream. I love growing multiple kinds of lettuce, for example, and blending them into a salad. I just cut some leaves and mildly fertilize the remainders, and I very quickly have replacements.
And for me, the non-GMO pledge is a MAJOR plus. I don't understand why anyone would attack them for that. I personally am very grateful. There is so much we don't know about those seeds, and I prefer not to experiment.
Cancelling my current order and will NOT be ordering anything else from this company after learning they participate in anti-GMO fear mongering. I will NOT support any xenophobic and scientifically illiterate companies such as this.
Posted on April 6, 2017, updated April 6, 2017
I love this company. They are my favorite seed source. For a small home gardener their sample packs are perfect. They also have a chicken pack which is so great if you have chickens, it is a mixture of herbs and grains that are so healthy for chickens. They always include a freebie and a personal note and they fill my order quickly and ship out fast. On April 6th, 2017, derrilynk added the following:
Update: Growing tomatoes from their seeds and germination rate is amazing. Almost 100%.
AngieT725 Centereach, NY (1 review) March 31, 2017
This is the second year in a row that I have ordered seeds from this company. The germination rate is amazing for most. For example, the tomoato variety "Delicious" not only germinates within 7 days, but grows steadily. I only planted about 3 weeks ago and they are many of the seedlings are showing second set of leaves and are sturdy.
Some variety of seeds I was not as successful with but that has been the case with the same seeds (Dill in particular) that I have planted from different companies. I think these are better off direct sowing and I must accept defeat with these in the seed starting arena.
The 99 cent pkgs allow you to try things without a big investment and the results are rewarding. I never tried so many different things such as bok choi, anise, different herbs.
Lastly, the packaging and shipping are easy and affordable. The encouraging and hand written notes make it a more personal experience. Their website is easy to navigate. A good choice for seed starting for beginners and experienced gardeners alike.
I order several packs of seeds from Seeds Now. I planted my seeds indoors in seed starter soil. The room temperature was around 70 degrees. I carefully keep them water/moist. A couple of the cauliflower and cabbage seeds FINALLY came up, but NONE of the other seeds came up. Needless to say, I WILL NOT be ordering NO MORE seeds from SEEDS NOW.
A VERY UNHAPPY CUSTOMER !!!
slackermom Williamsport, OH (3 reviews) January 16, 2017
Nice variety of 99 cent seeds.Their selection keeps expanding.Great company for gardeners who would to try alot of different varieties on a budget. I received my order in 2 days. The owner sent a polite email to be sure I was satisfied with my seeds.l had excellent germination from previous orders. Be sure to subscribe to their newletter for free shipping offers and promotions.
MrsDTM Lyndeborough, NH (2 reviews) January 13, 2017
Wow fast service! I had placed a number of orders for seeds with a few different companies and my order for SeedsNow was the first to arrive ... all the way from the west coast to the east coast. And one order was from a neighboring state on the east coast. I will definitely be placing more orders with SeedsNow.
MVIsland MA, MA (Zone 7a) (12 reviews) January 3, 2017
Last week was my first time ordering from SeedsNow. I am a firm believer of checking Garden Watchdog to see what kind of comments prior customers have had with a business. The reviews play a huge part in my decision if I will even consider placing an order with them. This company had all great reviews, so I put together my seed order and hit the "send" button. A perfectly smooth transition, a tracking number, and my seed order was in my mailbox in one weeks time, and every seed item I ordered arrived.
This is a great trust-worthy company to do business with. There is only a handful of online gardening companies I will do business with. I just added SeedsNow to my list.
From my previous two experiences, I know why SeedsNow has it's name, they get your seeds to you NOW (especially when you order "off season", which I recommend). We received our last order two days after ordering!
Fast shipping, decent prices, and good germination rates makes this a company that we will continue to shop with.
azsilvia Tempe, AZ (Zone 9b) (3 reviews) July 8, 2016
Seedsnow has a nice selection of garden seeds and most are available in various sized packets including smaller sample pack perfect if you are not sure whether you will like a specific veggie, flower or herb. These packets are attractively packaged and are perfect for giving as gifts to garden loving friends and family members. Because this company was in the process of moving and took longer than normal to get my order to me they included a free small tin of their wound salve which I have already used twice.
I ordered several samples for growing in pots. I do not have much of a backyard. The seeds arrived exactly when promised. I live in Aurora CO, so it was still snowing. I started the seeds indoors and planted them on April 9th. Within days they were already sprouting. By day 9, most of the seeds had already sprouted. Very excited about the weeks to come and will definitely order from them again in the future.
Zonker_Dog Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a) (7 reviews) March 24, 2016
Kudos to SeedsNow and USPS for completing my order in two days! The order was filled correctly and a neat little happy face comment was written on the order.
I love SeedsNow! And now that I know you're a non-GMO, non-hybrid, heirloom variety online seeds shop that is... wait for it... A SMALL BUSINESS... I love you even more! I work for my mom and dad with their small business and it was my mother who put me on the path to non-GMO... I feel like finding you guys was serendipitous! Thanks for the fab customer service, the excellent seed quality, the splendid assortment of product, and the speedy shipping! Happy happy customer!
Marciaatoz Friday Harbor, WA (1 review) March 11, 2016
I was pleased to find the SeedsNow website that carries heirloom seeds with good choices for vegetables. I made 4-5 orders. All seeds arrived within a reasonable time. I have since started the seeds indoors and so far nearly 100% of seeds have sprouted. I appreciate the option of the $.99 packets.
I had a great first time experience with SeedsNow. They shipped out my order fast and even included a free sample pack. All the seeds I purchased had a true germination rate. I cant wait to plant my seedlings and watch my garden grow!!
I am a novice gardener, and have now ordered two rounds of seeds from Seedsnow.com. They are very reasonably priced and were mailed to me in no time! And when I had questions, they were happy to answer them! They seem to care about their products and customers:)
ywhitesides Colorado City, TX (1 review) February 21, 2016
Any time we order seeds we purchase them from SeedsNOW! They are always super fast at getting your order to you. One time my shipment was misplaced and they sent a replacement right away at their expense! Seeds are quick to germinate and the vegetables are super delicious! Will continue to give SeedsNOW our business.
Jenblue Winnipeg, Canada (1 review) February 20, 2016
I have ordered from SeedsNow.com for two years now. Each experience has been amazing! The seeds have worked very well and knowing that they are non GMO and organic gives peace of mind. Given all of that, the best part of ordering from SeedsNow.com has been the fantastic customer service. This company goes well above and beyond what you would expect from an online ordering company. I've been personally contacted to ensure my satisfaction and I feel like a part of a community.
Seeds Now was wonderful! Their website was well-organized, informative and easy to use. As a small-scale, novice gardener I loved the wide selection of sample-size seed packets available - I could afford to buy a huge variety of different plants to try. There was also an impressive selection of heirloom seeds. But I especially appreciated the hand-written note when my seeds arrived - "Happy planting, Shannon!" - and follow up email I received to check on my order. They're a small family owned business, and the personal touches they added just made the experience that much more pleasant. They'll be my first source for future gardening!
I have ordered now four time through seedsnow.com and i have nothing but a great experience! They are always have promotions and sales going on and their shipping is is super fast and on time. plus they offer sample seed packs for only a dollar. I would urge anyone and everyone looking for great heirloom seeds to go visit their site.
blume4ja Conshohocken, United States (1 review) February 14, 2016
We are Blüme, a Junior Achievement Company Program business run by 24 high school students in Conshohocken, PA. For our DIY mason jar planter product, we decided to purchase our lavender and mint seeds from SeedsNow.com and could not be happier. The product we purchased is of very high quality, and so far our customers have been happy to report their success in growing their seeds. Our company is also extremely delighted with the friendly customer service that SeedsNow.com has provided. Thank you SeedsNow.com!
Claimsmom Tallahassee, FL (1 review) February 11, 2016
I have ordered from SeedsNow.com only a couple of times but I have to say I love ordering from them! Their customer service beats all! Personal emails, personal note written on packing list, a free little something in each order. What's not to love?!
Another big plus for me, and I would think others, is that they offer a .99 sample pack of all of their seeds. It's an easy, cost effective way to try a variety before you invest in a larger quantity. Germination rate for me has been very high.
I highly recommend ordering seeds from SeedsNow.com!
Mistermagoo Carson City, NV (1 review) February 9, 2016
Such an amazing website with a lovely seclection of seeds! Ship super fast as well!!!! I'm addicted to the website! I highly recommend ordering from here!! Thank you seeds now!
I ordered enough seeds to start my veggie and herb gardens along with the seed starter pods to get going. So far I have only started my lavender seeds and am only three days in so I haven't seen sprouts yet, but I am sure they will come through. All the seeds were packaged and marked well. They arrived very quickly. I can't wait to get things going. I will post more as my garden grows. I will order more from Seeds Now again.
Ordering from Seedsnow.com was such a pleasant experience the first time that I didn't even comparison shop when I decided to order seeds again this year. The website is so easy to navigate and the information and photos make it simple and enjoyable to explore the many different options for my veggie garden. I'm also a bargain hunter and I really feel that the value for the money is excellent.
I received the seeds I ordered this year very promptly and from my glance at them in their cute little pouches, everything looks wonderful. I haven't planted this year's seeds yet but the ones I used in a prior year's order came out great.
The customer service team from Seedsnow.com is also first rate - they reached out to me via email just to make sure I received the package successfully and was satisfied. That personal touch really counts because it shows that they truly care about pleasing the customer. I feel confident that if I ever had an issue, their customer service team would make it right.
Seedsnow.com has definitely earned my loyalty! I am a very happy customer and I will continue to tell my friends about this great company.
fiftyfive Humboldt, AZ (1 review) February 6, 2016
In 2013, I purchased the Homestead Seed Bank, I loved the seeds that came in there, as well as being able to save seed for 2014 and beyond. :)
This year 2016, I purchased 16 seed packs of different veggies and some flowers. I am excited this year to use them, and see how the garden does..I use straw bales, and coupled with these seeds WOW!! What a great garden adventure I'm looking forward to.
I'm very happy with these seeds can't go wrong feeding your family year after year quality food...God bless Seedsnow.com!
I recently placed a small order with Seeds Now...I was impressed with their website and that they carry organic, non GMO heirloom seeds. I received my seeds quickly and they followed up with my order. They were happy to answer any questions I had. They are both friendly and professional. I have recommended them to friends and I will be placing more orders with them as I plan this years garden. I highly recommend them!
a very good site with lot of seed collection. their 99 cent sampler seeds allow you to try many varieties without having to spend much. And their customer service is very good, they contact to check if i got the seeds. They shipped the seeds again to me since i entered my address wrong the first time. Great people.
I have ordered this year and last from SeedsNow.com. One thing I appreciate about this company is the sampler size packet for 99 cents. I have been very pleased with their fast, courteous service and would highly recommend this seed company to all gardeners.
Late last Fall by a stroke of luck I stumbled upon Seeds Now. I did a little exploring and discovered that they offered a wide variety of non GMO seeds including a lot of old time varieties that I was having a hard time finding. And they had very reasonable pricing. I am a lifetime gardener with some 60 years experience and have recently gone to raised beds because of mobility issues. The sample packs Seeds Now offered are ideal for my needs. So I looked over the varieties they offered and sent in an order. Very shortly thereafter the order arrived in my mail. I was thrilled and then did another order. Now I am in the seed starting mode and I am finding that the seeds germinate very quickly with about 90 percent germinating!
I can highly recommend Seeds Now. Their service is very quick, accurate, friendly and complete. Their pricing and shipping costs are very reasonable. They have been a very exciting discovery for me! I have recommended them to gardening friends already. Give them a try. You will not be disappointed!
LindaRmfg Willow Springs, MO (3 reviews) February 5, 2016
I've ordered from this company for the last 3 years and can only say good things about them. I grow my own tomato and pepper plants from seed and these seeds always have a high rate of germination. The shipping is super fast, you always get exactly what your order. I love the 99 cent sampler packs that allow me to try out a new variety. Highly recommend this company!
anais82 Fort Lauderdale, FL (1 review) February 5, 2016
I have ordered for several years from SeedsNow. Wonderful company, excellent customer service. Orders are affordable, timely and exact. I recommend them to everyone who asks me about about my vegetable garden.