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|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 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.
|On May 24, 2011, margez , AZ wrote:
Posted on May 24, 2011, updated May 24, 2011
On May 24th, 2011, margez added the following:
Tried calling the phone number given in another post. It has been disconnected. This company uses the US Mail to send their seed. The dishonest business practices constitute mail fraud. If you are dissatisfied with Reimer Seed, file a complaint with the Post Office. Mail Fraud is a criminal offence.
On May 24th, 2011, margez changed the rating from negative to neutral and added the following:
I changed my rating to neutral because it appears that Reimers refunded $2.50 to my PayPal account. I did not receive any notice that the refund would be or had been made, but I found it today when I went to the PayPal site to file a complaint about Reimer Seeds. There was a balance equal to the cost of the eggplant.
|On May 23, 2011, skfla500 Clearwater, FL wrote:
VERY/Extremely Expensive. My packs of 10 tomato seeds were $4 & $5 respectively, plus $5.25 shipping. Just under $15 for 20 standard (non premium/rare) tomato seeds!
|On Apr 28, 2011, diegartenfrau Eugene, OR wrote:
Posted on April 26, 2011, updated April 28, 2011
On April 28th, 2011, diegartenfrau added the following:
Well, what a surprise. Last Night I saw a email in my inbox saying they sent me the missing seeds. No word to any of my questions, concerns. No apology, nothing. Like nothing ever happened.
I think Donald Reimer has a problem dealing with mistakes/problems of businesses and deals with those like the Ostrich sticking his head in the Sand.
So I think I am leaving the Negative rating, even I am supposed to be getting my seeds because I still feel I am being ignored.....
By the way, when I tried to delete my credit card number, after I logged on to my account I could see my credit-card# written on top of the last order, the whole number, not encrypted at all. That does not make me feel comfortable ever doing business with them. I am going to ask them to remove my personal information including any credit-card files with proof that it has done....after I get my missing seeds. Even it is supposed to be on a secure site, we all know how often computers get hacked nowadays.
Beware if you ever ordered from them I advise to go see if your account has your credit card# posted.
|On Mar 17, 2011, Lucy_VA Brooks, GA wrote:
Amazed that every seed I planted from Reimer germinated. My family owned a huge pepper/tomato seed company until the 80s though & seem to have that green thumb. For peppers, it takes patience, even moisture and steady temp around 80-85. I plant mine thick in container indoors, keep in window in the sun; when have at least second set of leaves for a few weeks, transplant to larger pot, and eventually to garden. Again, amazing success.
|On Feb 26, 2011, VORTREKER POTTSBORO, TX (Zone 7b) wrote:
0 germination of 5 Bhut Jalokia seeds for $15
|On Feb 7, 2011, wendya76 Oakland, CA wrote:
I have purchased twice from Reimer Seeds and had a good experience. Seeds arrived promptly and germination was standard. I had a slight problem with the point system (my reimer points where deleted, but i emailed them and they responded via email quickly and credited me back). I feel bad that people have had a bad experience but it is what it is. There are too many variables in seed starting to blame the seeds or the company but customer service is a different issue.
|On Jan 12, 2011, clscott12 Rocklin, CA wrote:
I've been buying from these guys off-and-on for about 4 years. The seeds are hit-or-miss, but mostly a hit. They almost always throw in some extra seeds for free (a packet of 5 seeds often has 8 or 10, and sometimes they'll throw in another packet of something random you didn't even order) I've been very happy with my purchases, except for a few things:
|On Dec 8, 2010, taufgardner American Fork, UT wrote:
Posted on December 4, 2010, updated December 8, 2010
On December 4th, 2010, taufgardner added the following:
Never have I had such poor luck with any seeds from anywhere. Not one germinated. NOT ONE! I thought I had one lettuce seed that had sprouted. Turned out to be a weed. It is now too late to get a winter crop, but I went to a local seed supplier to get standard varieties in hopes of getting a spring crop. NEVER order from Reimer. It doesn't matter if they have THE variety you need. If it doesn't sprout it's the same as not having it.
On December 8th, 2010, taufgardner added the following:
In the four days since my last posting, I bought, planted and had seeds sprout (at expected rates) that were bought at a local nursery from leftover stock. I also found and ordered greenhouse varieties from Territorial, from whom I have ordered in the past and have had terrific luck. I guess my two strikes weren't my inability to grow seeds in a greenhouse. Just bad seeds from Reimer. Buyer beware.
|On Oct 28, 2010, Kadyd Terra Bella, CA wrote:
Gee Whiz! I thought gardening was supposed to be a mellowing hobby. At any rate, I have used Reimer Seeds for a couple of years and had no problems at all. We especially love their chilis & English broad beans. Thanks, Reimer.
|On Sep 19, 2010, jamesfriendly Viburnum, MO wrote:
WOW..I wish I had read reviews.. I mixed my seeds from there and another company so can't tell who's was whose..but I did notice that the germination was low but could not pinpoint the company.. Hopefully they get better. Like others, I thought it looked like a good site.. I am keeping my own seeds this year..
|On Aug 2, 2010, distlog Paris, KY wrote:
I can't speak to their rudeness because they have never responded to any of my questions. On second thought that is a form of rudeness. My questions have included why did I pay extra for expidited shipping & receive my seeds about 15 days later; why 6 different packets of supposedly 6 different varities produced the same tomatoes (I now have 12 Isis Candy cherry tomato plants), why 0% of the Choi seeds germinated and why the cabbage & brussels were weak & stunted. I do have to say that the peppers & tomatoes germinated well & produced good healthy plants, the tomato packets just don't happen to contain what I ordered. I spent around $170 with them & can't get a response on anything.
|On Jul 19, 2010, Fifer_WD Hustontown, PA wrote:
Like others, I also had a rather rude response to my question about a back order -- "Read your receipt" etc. At the time, I had not received a receipt. I was responding to an emailed shipping notice that indicated that I was being charged for the full order, although one item was not on the shipping list.
|On Jul 6, 2010, fishingfarmer Folsom, LA wrote:
I ordered several varieties of seed from Reimer's and they were delivered fairly promptly. Germination rate was good except for one tomato variety. I contacted the company on several ocassions but got only one e-mail reply: They do not accept orders by telephone.
|On Jun 26, 2010, hendrixnia Peru, IL wrote:
We live in a rural area, and everyone on our lane (8 homes) have the same address, but we all have individual mailboxes at the beginning of the lane. Whoever was communicating with me via email was extremely rude demanding more info for our address. We do not have anymore info and have recieved our mail at this address for 35 years. This person suggested I was lazy because I wouldn't give him more of an address and suggested 911 wouldn't be able to find our home I was trying to order seeds, not get a lecture on EMS services as if it were any of their buisness. I ordered the same seeds through amazon and they were shipped the same day. I wanted to call the company but found out there was no phone. Very unbuisness like and I would not recommend this company to anyone. It was a very disturbing.
|On Jun 11, 2010, lglavish Reno, NV wrote:
I purchased 1 oz of Gold Nugget Squash seeds from them in March. I had recently visited Australia where this squash is very popular and I wanted to grow it myself. The price and shipping were high-$20.75-but I foolishly went ahead and bought them.
|On Mar 11, 2010, lisainSF San Francisco, CA wrote:
Posted on March 11, 2010, updated March 11, 2010