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|On Jun 8, 2019, Passionate_Man St-Eugene, ON,
Without Prejudice to Reimer Seeds
|On Apr 5, 2019, tharlan Greenleaf, KS wrote:
I ordered tomatoe and pepper seed. Shipping was unreasonably slow. Seed germination was terrible. About 10% at best, from 2 packs of tomatoes I got 4 plants, the peppers were just as bad, from 30 some seeds I have 3 plants. Never again.....
|On Aug 30, 2018, Adriana0718 Aberdeen, MD wrote:
I purchased lemon balm, chamomile and sage seeds from them and out of 10 seeds each, only one or 2 of each germinated. In addition, the lemon balm turned out to be some kind of weed and the sage looks like thyme, not sage. I'm very disappointed and will not purchase from them in the future
|On Jun 25, 2018, Basil989 Pueblo, CO (Zone 5b) wrote:
Posted on June 18, 2018, updated June 25, 2018
On June 25th, 2018, Basil989 added the following:
Editing to add: Through a total random accident (posted a picture of my plant to Reddit) I learned today that Reimer sold me a dangerously mislabeled seed.
A kind stranger on Reddit pointed out to me that my plant isn't actually huckleberry, but "garden huckleberry" (a.k.a wonderberry), a member of the nightshade family whose berries when green are poisonous. On Reimer Seeds it is just called "Huckleberry".
Our animals have been around these berries unsupervised. This could have had a much worse outcome. Though the correct Latin name was listed, I would argue that the average customer, like my husband who picked these seeds out, is going to take at face value that a seed is what it says it is via its common name. Most people do not know the Latin names for plants. In comparison I found these seeds for sale on a competitor's website and it had the correct name and warnings.
I do not trust Reimer Seeds as a company and I will NEVER purchase seeds from them again.
|On Jun 14, 2018, Meenchen Niagara,
Shipping rates and speed were fine considering that I am in Canada.
|On Apr 13, 2018, cabindreamer Boise, ID wrote:
I ordered 4 packets of cucumber seeds on March 23, 2018 and received my order a week later. I got 100% germination when I started the seeds in peat pellets indoors. I will definitely purchase from Reimer Seeds again.
|On Jan 29, 2018, gregislost Delhi, NY (Zone 5b) wrote:
Posted on January 29, 2018, updated January 29, 2018
On January 13th, 2018, gregislost added the following:
Also, I forgot to mention. Customer service is HORRIBLE. I sent 2 messages and have not received any replies even after weeks of waiting.
On January 17th, 2018, gregislost changed the rating from negative to neutral and added the following:
Seeds have been shipped, customer service is now responsive, they apologize for being behind on shipments.
Package should arrive soon.
On January 22nd, 2018, gregislost changed the rating from neutral to positive and added the following:
All seed packs arrived a couple of days ago. All were newly packages. I also received an email from them apologizing orders being processed slow. Actually Reimer was not the slowest, Burpee was the slowest this year out of 8 seed companies I ordered from!
I will be grading the germination next, to be fair I went out of my way to strictly follow their instructions. I will update this in a couple of weeks.
On January 29th, 2018, gregislost changed the rating from positive to negative and added the following:
Back to negative.
Several varieties did not germinate, poor germination on a couple of others. I very strictly followed their planting instructions.
I am awaiting a reply to my email, if they rectify the situation I will change this review again.
On January 29th, 2018, gregislost changed the rating from negative to positive and added the following:
Very prompt refund without any questions asked. I am very satisfied with their handling of the situation and will order from them again in the future.
|On Aug 26, 2017, Bhood193 Edmond, OK wrote:
So I'm a 2nd year veggie gardener and this year was the first year I ordered seeds online... I was pretty novice at researching the viable seed companies on the net.. before researching I had ordered some Count Dracula pepper seeds from Riemer Seeds... at this point it's almost the end of the season and I wanted a cool indoor pepper since I have the artificial lighting to do so. Anyway, about two to three days after ordering it finally hit to see if there were any comments or reviews about the company. Sure enough, all I saw were NEGITIVE reviews about poor germination rates, wrong seeds shipped and poor customer service... uh oh... not good... so I suck it up and pray for the best. Upon first notice of the seeds when they arrived about 6 business days after ordering, they looked a bit darker and discolored than normal pepper seeds. They looked more tanish-brown color than a white/creamish brown... nervously I of course I sow anyway. About 8 days after planting 4 seeds, 1 has sprouted! Woo! Anyway, since that one has sprouted my anxiety has decreased a little bit but still waiting on the rest to pop.. not to worried about it though because I only need one :) There is still a chance I got the wrong seeds that were labeled Count Dracula, but I won't know that for a little longer lol. So as of this moment, my rating is neutral. If things go well, I will bump it up to positive. If things don't go well.... then I guess I'll fall in the norm of every other person who has ordered from Reimers...
|On Jul 3, 2017, just_a_guy Morgan Hill, CA wrote:
Posted on January 19, 2017, updated July 3, 2017
On July 3rd, 2017, just_a_guy added the following:
Update: Seed not germinating. I planted over 200 'Red Kuri' winter squash seeds in propagation tray with heat mat and NOT ONE SEED GERMINATED. No problem with the winter squash seeds obtained from other vendors. Again, Reimer Seeds is selling bad/old seed that does not germinate.
|On Mar 9, 2017, walleyemick Fruita, CO wrote:
9 March 2017
|On Feb 9, 2017, BlackCreek Mechanicsville, VA wrote:
I can only use untreated seeds and preferably Organic, but MUST be untreated. The seeds I ordered(5lbs of them) were treated. The description mentioned nothing of treatments. I emailed them since they dont list a phone number (RED FLAG), and they said it "clearly stated treated seeds". well, I looked and looked and finally found some icon in the corner with the treatment's logo. Nothing in the actual product description. Told them I was sending them back and they said to read "terms and conditions" all sales final. So.... $75 worth of trash. I can't use them.
|On Jul 13, 2016, rocco_sima Kingston, NH wrote:
First time ordering from this company. They had a tomato variety I couldn't find anywhere else. Prices were good so I ordered a few more seed packets.
|On May 16, 2016, Hopeful4ky Shepherdsville, KY wrote:
I ordered from them last week and didn't recieve my package. Because I didn't pay extra for insurance they won't replace my order. I won't order from them ever again. I don't like feeling like I've been ripped off $25! If you want to continue to have customers then you make it right.
|On Apr 19, 2016, waldenj Olathe, KS wrote:
had a 0% germination rate with a particular tomato seed (I had no problems with any other varieties) Informed Reimer Seed within the 120 day money back guarantee period. They proceeded to ask a multitude of questions trying to replicate the problem. After waiting 12-13 days I contacted them wondering whats going on. They admitted their results were poor, and tried to claim I was out of my 120 day money back guarantee period. They only wanted to offer me a credit toward a future purchase. I had to correct them by pointing out that I WAS still within my 120 day period, and that I wanted a refund or a replacement package of seeds. Finally had to threaten them with freezing the original purchase amount (benefits of Paypal !) before I got results. Issue finally resolved with a refund, but I have now lost 6 weeks of pre-season growth, dont have the variety I wanted, and they put me through weeks of frustration. Buyer beware! In my opinion, this is bottom of the barrel customer service and I will certainly take my future business elsewhere.
|On Feb 19, 2016, Grunewald Saint Hedwig, TX wrote:
Ordered seed from Reimers before, no problems. Ordered seed on 2-6-16, expedited, paid $72 for seed. Received delivery on 2-10-16, but order was for someone else. Sent message to their customer service twice now, and no response. Sent an email to their email address with complaint about the situation. Hopefully they will respond. Had read all the negative comments before, but had good results. Guess I went to the well once too often. Now getting late to plant seed, want them in the ground around March 15, won't happen now. This really sucks.
|On Jan 19, 2016, bdanwood College Station, TX wrote:
Ordered Carmello tomato seeds. Received promptly. None of the seeds germinated on my light stand in seed starting mix at 72 degrees. Told them and they ignored my request for replacement or refund. Should have used garden watchdog.
|On Dec 28, 2015, nnavarra61 Willow Grove, PA wrote:
I ordered my seeds & received them faster than expected using standard shipping. I ordered 1 packet each of Juliet, 4th of July, Amish Paste & Mortgage. The germination rates were drastically different, the Juliet & 4th of July had about a 90% rate, however the Amish Paste & Mortgage Lifters came in at about 10-15%. I was able to get sufficient germination to plant my small tomato garden and those of a few family members. Still am a little disappointed that I didn't get as many heirloom plants as I wanted. Wonder if it is hybrids vs. heirlooms, a friend I share with had the same experience. I will say one thing that is no reflection on Reimers, I found the 4th of July's were actually very sour.
|On Apr 21, 2015, louage mississauga,
Ordered from Reimer because of the huge variety of tomato seeds they carry. This year I decided would be easier to get from one place. Horrible germination rates. Some packs I only got 1 seed germinating. Bought a pack here locally and got over 90% germination. Messed up my tomato growing this year. Will have to buy plants instead in a month.
|On Feb 16, 2015, herk59 Early, TX wrote:
I have used Reimer Seeds for several years. Their products are OK, not exceptional. They are really slow to respond and ship. This year, I go to order some stuff from them and I am offered an option; pay an extra $5 and your order gets processed more promptly. Otherwise it may take 3-10 days before it is processed. NO WAY! They are already slow, why should I pay extra to get them off their butts? If I pay them extra to expedite my order, then someone else's order just get pushed back further. I will not do business with them again. We should expect good service from people we give our money to. I left them an e-mail expressing my opinion of their arrogant scheme, but of course, I have not received a reply.
|On Nov 23, 2014, SLOtwinspapa San Luis Obispo, CA wrote:
We have been ordering seeds (about 3-5 times per year) from Reimer's since 2008.
|On Aug 20, 2014, rosepetal2 Danvers, MA wrote:
I searched the web for Big Mama and Super Sauce tomato seeds and found Reimer Seeds. I visited their site, ordered 5 seed varieties and then happened to find the "Scoop" in Dave's Garden for Reimers. My experience was very positive. Their site was easy to navigate and purchase on secure shopping cart. The seeds were send in bubble pack USPS First class and arrived within several days of purchase - they are in Maryland and I'm in Massachusetts. The seeds were in neat packages, ample count and I have every expectation of germination this next Spring. I order lots online and grow my entire garden from seed. I sometimes wonder if the negatives posted on Dave's Garden are from novice gardeners who maybe have unrealistic expectations or maybe even lack of experience in growing from seed. My experience was very positive and I would not hesitate in ordering from Reimers Seed again.
|On Jan 22, 2014, MarkN1 Fredericksburg, TX wrote:
Posted on January 18, 2014, updated January 22, 2014
On January 22nd, 2014, MarkN1 changed the rating from negative to neutral and added the following:
Refund received. Changing from Neg. to Neutral. Will not order from them again however.
|On Sep 19, 2013, HNemerov Bastrop, TX wrote:
Being a little anal, I decided to really vet this company before adding this review, since there were so many negative reviews posted.
|On Jul 29, 2013, Ukiahwine Ukiah, CA wrote:
I puchased seeds from this company this year, mainly because they seemed to be the one supplier that offered all three seeds that I wanted, for one shipment. Unfortunately, neither of the tomato varieties I ordered were what I received. Yes, the packages indicated they were what I ordered. But the tomatoes growing on the plants tell a different story. Instead of Japanese Black Trifeles, which I planted for a special project, I see some indescript small red slicing tomato instead. And the packet of Green Zebras is producing a hard red strangely shaped pear tomato. At least the Padron pepper seeds turned out to be Padron peppers. This is the first time I have experienced a situation like this from a seed company. Will never order from Reimer Seeds again. Wasted an entire season on tomatoes I did not want and have to wait until next to complete my project.
|On May 15, 2013, Sharon4B Molalla, OR wrote:
I placed an order with Reimer Seeds in March. I received an order confirmation and my credit card was billed correctly; the company then refused to send my order. My address wasn't in the data base that they use. The address was correct and I'd been receiving my mail there for some time but, even after many emails and a phone conversation, they continued to refuse to mail the order. I went to my local postmaster and obtained a letter confirming the validity of the address; I sent a copy of the letter and an image of the plat map showing the address to them. No joy. No one at Reimer Seeds was willing to take the trouble to write an address on an envelope.
|On Feb 12, 2013, HotTamale Lakeview, WA wrote:
Posted on February 12, 2013, updated February 12, 2013
On February 12th, 2013, HotTamale added the following:
One comment was that people are less likely to make a positive comment as opposed to those who make negative comments. That is what prompted me to reply.
|On Jun 21, 2012, mrssample Old River-Winfree, TX wrote:
Posted on June 7, 2012, updated June 21, 2012
On June 21st, 2012, mrssample added the following:
I just don't understand all of these negative comments. I seriously found Reimer seeds to be the most competent of all places I have ordered from. Do you realize they have the lowest prices of all sites I looked at? They can't help what the postage rates are. That is where the high cost comes in. Have you tried to mail anything lately? The postal rates are outrageous. And people saying they didn't get very many seeds, when each packet contains double and triple of the amount you ordered. And seriously, when you let seeds sit for years before you plant them, or you just don't plant them correctly, what do you expect? Don't blame the company because you didn't follow planting guidelines. I do realize sometimes you do everything right and still have bad results. Several peoples comments were fair, from good gardeners. I am just tired of people who don't have anything better to do than sit around and complain. Get off your computer and try putting more effort in to your garden and you might get better results.
|On Jun 7, 2012, katiebear mulege,
Wish I had checked here before I ordered from them. I got increasingly nasty emails saying that the address I gave them was not in the US Postal bank. I've been using the address for years with no problems. Without my permission, they sent the order to my billing address so now I will have to pay shipping twice. The person is rude and incompetent.
|On May 22, 2012, decherdt Fort Worth, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:
I have placed multiple orders with Reimer Seeds in the last 2 years. The quantities are small and the prices are high, but that is up front, not a suprise, my choice to pay more and get everything from one vendor in one shipment. (tomato, peppers, broccoli, onions, cucumbers, melons, corn) Have had good germination rates (5 of 6 ish). I did order a pouch of regular leaf Brandywine seeds but got potato leaf plants from the seeds in the pouch, figured they might invoice me for the difference if I mentioned it. Spreading my orders around more these days.
|On May 21, 2012, gomezdamian Lafayette LA.,
United States wrote:
I feel Iike Reimer seeds ripped me off w 5 seeds in tomato packs, 8 seeds for eggplant and 10 seeds for pumpkin and the list goes on.... I will never buy from these guys again.
|On Apr 29, 2012, RussShermer Round Rock, TX wrote:
I purchased seeds from this company in January and started them in covered peat pots (Jiffy) on a South window sill. The following germination rates were obtained:
|On Mar 29, 2012, Watneilson LOS OSOS, CA wrote:
I placed a $38.75 order for 6 varieties of tomatoes, 2 artichokes, and 1 peanut variety. Shipping was $5.75 for a 10" x 12" padded envelope with 4 oz. of First Class postage. The Sunmaster tomato variety envelope came with 5 seeds. That's $0.80 per seed. After feeling F#$%ed without a kiss. I reviewed them.
|On Mar 8, 2012, wormfood Lecanto, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:
I had no problems with this company or their seeds. I think this is my 3rd year ordering.
|On Feb 16, 2012, bstnh1 Barrington, NH (Zone 5a) wrote:
I was considering ordering a couple of seeds from Reimer until I read these reviews. I then checked them out with the Better Business Bureau. They have a "D" rating. Plenty of complaints regarding delivery and quality issues and Reimer has failed to respond to BBB requests for info about the company. Guess I'll go back to the reliable sources I usually order from. I don't need problems like this company creates.
|On Feb 1, 2012, mydogcisco Austin, TX wrote:
Very expensive and apparently very indifferent to communication from their customers.
|On Aug 7, 2011, harlekin ARIVACA, AZ wrote:
I ordered Spitfire tomato seed last fall and this summer when I grew the tomatoes, they weren't Spitfire. I've grown this variety for over 20 years and because it does so well in our locale, friends and neighbors buy starts from me in the Spring. It didn't take long before they, too, began to notice the difference: the tomatoes don't ripen inside, instead of red they are white and taste crummy. The major selling point of this variety of tomato over the years in catalog descriptions has been that they have a 'red gene', where the inside ripens a bright red. I have emailed Reimer Seed repeatedly. I received no reply. A seed company that sends 'random' seed and doesn't back up its product is pretty useless!
|On Jul 19, 2011, harold196 Esmond, ND wrote:
I ordered Rutabaga and Cabbage seeds from Remeir seeds after receiving them in the mail about 7/1/2011. I planted them in a well fertilized and tilled row at 1/2 inches deep...
|On Jul 12, 2011, lkat New London, WI wrote:
Cucumber seeds - NOT ONE seed germinated. Pumpkin seeds: NOT ONE germinated. Japanese giant radish seeds: 4 of about 20 planted germinated. Green peppers: about 50%. Squash: NOT ONE. Some corn and tomatoes and other radishes did (are doing) fine. I just find it unusual that so many did not work. I wish I had seen these reviews before I bought from them.
|On Jun 2, 2011, jeffroky Brodhead, KY wrote:
Posted on May 12, 2011, updated June 2, 2011
On May 12th, 2011, jeffroky added the following:
Here is the ONLY response I have gotten from Reimer,
Just got it today, and it looks like I'm the only person with a problem
We need more information to try to determine what may have caused the poor germination you experienced.
Please provide us with the information below, so we can assist you in determining the problem and issue you a refund.
1. What is the Order Number? (Login to Your Account and click Order History for the Order Number)
2. What are the Product Number(s) in question? (Can be found on the Sales Receipt we sent you)
3. What type of pots or containers did you use? Did you use Jiffy Peat Pots, plugs, plastic pots, or other? Or was the seeds planted directly in the garden? Please be specific.
4. What brand and type of potting mix did you use?
5. What depth did you plant the seeds? Please be specific
6. What was the frequency in watering the seeds? (Daily, Every Other Day, Weekly, etc)
7. What was the daytime temperature inside (or outside if started outdoors)?
8. What was the nighttime temperature inside (or outside if started outdoors)?
9. Did you cover the containers with plastic or any other material?
10. What date did you plant the seeds?
Please provide any other information that you think may assist us in determining the problem.
As soon as we receive the information, we will test the seeds to see if we can replicate the problem.
We sold a lot of the variety in question, and no one has reported a problem. We doubt there is a problem, because no one reported a problem, but we will test the seeds to determine if there is a problem with the lot.
If we find a problem after testing, we will issue a refund.
Thank you for contacting us.
On June 2nd, 2011, jeffroky added the following:
Reimer is saying its my fault the seeds never came up because no one else had any trouble. they tested my technique on may 14th, just 2 days after i filled out their little survey and said i did it wrong, I thought it took 7-14 days for pepper seeds to germinate? Oh they did say they might give me a rebate on my next order, Yeah Right! like I'm stupid enough to order from Reimer seeds again.