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|On Mar 27, 2009, ndps99 Holyoke, MA wrote:
This is my first order from Reimer Seeds. I found them after doing a Google search for a recommended variety of Watermelon (Blacktail Mountain). When ordering those, I also took the opportunity to order a few varieties of pumpkins. The seeds came within a few days, all exactly as ordered with no substitutions and no problems. This company also seems to pack a relatively large quantity of seeds per packet for the price. So far, a very good experience.
|On Mar 23, 2009, gadawgie Mountainair, NM wrote:
my complaint the same as others listed here. i ordered on 3/5/09 and my credit card charged, but i have received nothing. to date they have not responded to two emails sent inquiring about my order. i would not recommend this company to anyone based upon my experience.
|On Mar 23, 2009, zoiboi Lancaster, SC wrote:
My experience sounds similar to the one below.
|On Mar 21, 2009, AwCrapBob Salt Lake City, UT wrote:
I ordered 11 different seeds from Reimer on 3/1. On 3/2 they charged my credit card.
|On Mar 10, 2009, BWWoodland Lumberton, TX wrote:
On Feb 17 I placed an order foe zipper cream seeds ( listed as In Stock) . Waited 2 weeks and inquired twice about my order. Got a responce to the second E-mail. The responce was that it was on back-order. I asked for an ETA on the back- order, with no responce. I cancelled my order and am hoping for a refund
|On Feb 23, 2009, mkavis Parrish, FL wrote:
I ordered and paid via Paypal on February 8. Today is the 23rd and my order is still not shipped. My email to them last week was not responded to. I just sent another telling them if I don't get an update I am getting my money back. I hope to get a response soon. After reading many of these reviews, I am worried about the germination rate of these seeds. I have used Pepper Joe's the last three years with great success but they don't have the variety that Reimer has.
On February 23rd, 2009, mkavis changed the rating from negative to neutral and added the following:
Moving to neutral. They responded today and shipped today. Luckily I received a professional and courteous response unlike many of the ones mentioned in the other posts. They did say they were slammed with orders and were closed one day. That's all I need is an update. Nobody dies if the seeds take a while to get here. It's all about setting expectations!
|On Feb 10, 2009, Azizam Brandywine, MD wrote:
Just to share the ending of their conversation with me, its:
|On Jan 17, 2009, zone3isabummer Duluth, MN wrote:
I started several pepper varieties from Reimers with about 30 other varieties from about 8 different sources. Only one seed from Reimers germinated. I was at about 90% with all of the others. I tried again with some of the remaining seeds from the packets. I used the Reimer recommended potting soil, a rubberized heating pad made for seed germination with an adjustable thermostat. I was very careful to follow the Reimers instructions. This time not one Reimer seed germinated, but about 90% of the others did.
|On Jul 4, 2008, redneckplanter Wharton, TX wrote:
so far so good....i have bombarded the folks at reimers with a thousand or so questions.......
On July 7th, 2008, redneckplanter added the following:
well the giant tomatoes and winter squash aren't up yet...i put them in traditional rows.....
but the gurney's giant cantaloupe i put in a monster sized hill are already up.
5 days...no true leaves yet but 15 of 30 seeds are above ground.
will keep you all posted......
ordered a bunch of winter squash from them...we'll see....
On July 8th, 2008, redneckplanter added the following:
well the winter squash not up yet...but guess what?
i've got baby tomatoes popping up everywhere.baby beefsteaks...hopefully they have enough time to make.
got more winter squash and mellons coming......
my georgia rattlesnake mellons are making.....some big boys.....
will let you guys know...
On July 16th, 2008, redneckplanter added the following:
well the gurney giants are going crazy...some working on their second set of leaves....5 of the giant pink bannana squash are up.the baby tomatoes are going crazy...couple inches tall now.....
dropped my squash,watermellon,and more canteloupe last monday so too soon to tell.
pleased so far with the tomatoes and giants.germination on the bannana squash slow but they are making....slowly...don't know if its the seeds or me?
will let you guys know about the mellons and watermellons and winter squash soon.
|On Apr 5, 2008, farmervolk TYOTO,
My frends bought pepper seeds from REIMER.
On May 14th, 2008, farmervolk changed the rating from negative to neutral and added the following:
I would like to change raiting to natural.
because my frend? is a half wit and a crooked disposition.
she always tells all sorts of lies, poor old woman.
it proved that she used old seed,
we can not blame the seeds company.
|On Apr 3, 2008, Palmer43 Leesburg, VA wrote:
I love their website but not their seed packages (no seed info printed). I need to know the information while at the garden not while at my computer. Until I read other experiences with germination rates I did not know why my Mexibell peppers had a germination rate less than 10%. (They came from Reimers.) I have also started different seeds with 15 different items (All from different companies-no problems with them). While I cannot speak for their customer service as I did not have to correspond with them, the seeds were delayed but they did a free upgrade to priority once their "sicknesses" were resolved.
|On Feb 16, 2008, Bama3006 Jacksonville, AL wrote:
The worst rate of germination from any seed bank I ordered from. Sometimes, you will get some other seed than what you ordered. I ordered some pepper seeds that were supposed to be from the Republic of Georgia. My friend from Tbilisi said the name was made up and not even remotely Georgian. Not one of 30 or more seeds germinated. I no not have this problem from Burpee or seeds i save myself. I sent an e-mail to complain and ask to evoke the guarantee. They sent an e-mail back saying that it was probably my fault. I gave them all the information they asked for then I never heard from them again. DO NOT BUY FROM THIS COMPANY.
|On Feb 16, 2008, jimbarnhart 92392,
United States wrote:
So far not so good.
On February 18th, 2008, jimbarnhart changed the rating from negative to neutral and added the following:
I recieved Notification that my order has been processed and will ship tomorrow (02/19).
With the Notification was an appolgy for the Delay, explaining that they had been hit with this nasty flu that is going around.
|On Feb 5, 2008, Valentina_S West Bend, WI (Zone 5a) wrote:
My order shipped fast, I got everything I ordered, I even started some of the seeds (just a few) and every single one sprouted.
|On Jan 31, 2008, DaveH San Francisco, CA (Zone 10a) wrote:
I ordered 5 packets of seed earlier this month, and received the entire order in less than a week. I haven't started the seeds yet, but I've ordered from Reimer in the past and have had no problem with delivery or seed quality.
|On Jan 27, 2008, tanker1812 Jacksonville, NC (Zone 7a) wrote:
I again should have found "Dave's Garden" prior to ordering from Reimer Seeds, or done what I normally do and check the BBB. After 8 days my account showed a paid/unshipped status. I, as any other person who makes and order wanted to know the status of my order. I sent them an inquiry as to the status of my order. Here is the contents of that email chain. The rudest and most unprofessional people I have done business with (I wouldn't call what they do business). I am bordering on they are a fraudelent company making alot of money from people who fail to take action for a $4-5 order as it's not the trouble. I am reporting this company to the Better Business Bureau. I do hope that you all do the same. Below is the email chain on a simple question of what is the status of my order questions.
|On Jan 17, 2008, Antoinine Cleveland Heights, OH (Zone 5b) wrote:
I placed an order with this company on Jan 9th for 5 packs of seed. I was not notified that 1 pack was not available and was put on "back order". Upon receiving the order today Jan 17th, I emailed their customer service asking to exchange the tomato seed for a packet of cantaloupe seed which cost exactly the same. I was told that they do not substitute under any circumstances even if it is their fault and that I could only be issued a credit. I was very rudely referred to their "terms and conditions" page on their site.
|On Jan 10, 2008, greenpazz Batesville, AR wrote:
I placed a complex order for 57 packages of seeds with Reimer Seeds on January 5, 2008 , paid by credit card, and receive my order -- beautifully packed in a small Priority Box, complete except for one item back-ordered -- on January 10, 2008 via Priority Mail. I opened several packages and spot-checked for seed quality. Contents of every package that I checked looked fine.
|On Jan 9, 2008, tbeck Chualar, CA wrote:
I have not started the seeds yet but I ordered them online on 1-2-08 and received them 1-8-08. They did back order my "Veggie Tales" sunflower seeds for my son but I was surprised my order came so quickly. Their web site was fun and I ordered pepper seeds originally from Korea and India.
|On Dec 24, 2007, gypsyfamilyfarm Evansville, Manitoulin Island,
Hi. As a commercial market gardener specializing in rare, unusual and exotic fruits and vegetables, I am always looking for something new. I was quite excited when I came across Reimers' website with what looked like some tremendous varieties that I had not seen elsewhere. I placed my order but a couple days later received an e-mail stating that my address was not in some database and unless I rectified the situation they would cancel my order. I responded to their e-mail assuring them my address was correct despite what their computer said. I have lived here for years and should know my address. Also, I deal with well over fifty companies from around the world every year and have NEVER had a delivery problem. Reimers and I went back and forth a couple of times until they agreed to mail my order if I would accept responsibility should there be delivery problems. I said "ok". Two days later I received an e-mail stating that since I had failed to fix my address problem my order was cancelled. A query to their company indicated that it was their way or no way. To this I pointed out that they had lost my business and that I, as a garden column writer, was going to share with my readers the dissatisfaction that I felt with their company. I then received a littany of nasty responses incuding calling me "too lazy" to fix the problem as well as calling me an "obnoxious Canadian". They even went so far as to point out that I was obviously not a good Christian (paraphrased) since I was "harrassing" them at Christmas. This is without doubt the most offensive "service" that I have ever received from a seed/plant company. Generally people in this line of work are fairly similar and willing to go that extra mile to help out another gardener. Not Reimers. It is conceivable that I just got someone on a bad day, but even so, such responses are unproffessional and inexcusable. Also, I have saved the entire chain of e-mails as proof should there ever be any dispute from Reimers as to the veracity of my statements.
|On Nov 28, 2007, potawie Near Ottawa,
They lure you in with all the varieties then screw you with crappy seeds or mystery seeds. Horrible customer service too. The only thing good about them is their website.
|On Aug 27, 2007, roo_barbara Bethesda, MD wrote:
Hereís my Reimerís Seeds story.
|On Aug 8, 2007, ebudihar Surabaya,
I placed an order (tepin and red savina) with reimerseeds a couple weeks ago from their site and I paid with my card. But until today (August 8, 2007), the order does not arrive yet. I emailed them and keep emailing them and ask, but unfortunately they threaten me by banning me from their site and they do not refund my money until today (August 8, 2007). This company is totally unprofessional and thief.
On September 13th, 2007, ebudihar changed the rating from negative to positive and added the following:
I just want to comment about reimerseeds. I had a comment before about this company before unfriendly customer service and made dis-belief them, because I was afraid their company is a fake company and just did card-frauding.
The company is real and they do not do card-frauding. But the customer service is still very bad. So, if you order with them, you may experience any such unpleasant treatment from reimerseeds.
By the way, I cannot give the comment about the seeds that I buy from them, because I do not try it yet.
As son as I try it and have the result, I will give the comment about the seed.
|On Jul 30, 2007, cfarres Deering, NH (Zone 4b) wrote:
I ordered from this company because they had the seeds I wanted and could not get anywhere else (actually, the other company I tried to order from had an issue with their website and I could not get an order thru). Anyway, I ordered several types of hard-to-find tomato seeds last February.
|On Jul 20, 2007, mbotumbo Baltimore, MD wrote:
A huge selection. Starting seeds indoors following general instructions I had great success, over 95% germination.
|On Jun 6, 2007, dark_child413 Dinuba, CA wrote:
I had placed a order with Riemer seeds last week and i recieved the order in a very timely manor and i had absolutly no problems on the website as i had seen stated by another person in another comment but my major problem is the fact that out of 25 seeds i had planted which were Tepin Hot Pepper seeds Only one sprouted that is from what I believe less then 5% of a germination Rating
On June 6th, 2007, dark_child413 added the following:
I wanted to clear up that I order the seeds last month not last week and only one of the seeds sprouted out of all of them i guess i should be lucky at least one of the sprouted
|On Feb 20, 2007, alecb mersin,
In two words they are the rudest and the most unprofessional merchant I have dealt with on the internet.
|On Feb 8, 2007, StarHunter Broughton, IL wrote:
I had a problem logging in to order my seeds from Reimer Seeds' website, so I sent them an e-mail to request assistance, and to ask questions about the seeds I wanted. A few days later I still hadn't recieved a reply, so for the next week I sent 3 more e-mails and have yet to get a response.
|On Jan 10, 2007, Malis Helsinki,
I have ordered chili seeds from them twice, and will never do it again. As said in the previous comments, the germination rates are unbelievably bad! I mean if I calculate it, it isn`t even 10%. It would probably be better if you just left the seeds in their pods and threw them to the ground to wait for the next season! I really would be curious to know what they do to their seeds, to make them this lousy?
|On Nov 3, 2006, pedroroberto Conde,
I have ordered first time from this supplier.
|On Jul 4, 2006, skootsi Ocean View, HI (Zone 11) wrote:
Unfortunately, at least some of my Reimer seeds germinated. The Sweet Mama squash (semi-vining, 2-3 pound buttercup type fruit) turned out to be super-vining, and the biggest squash is now about ten inches in diameter. The vines are taking over my garden. I just hope the squash is good to eat.
|On Jun 11, 2006, elkwc36 Elkhart, KS wrote:
I ordered a wide variety of seeds from them. First I never read anything till I received the seeds that said I would have to go buy exactly what they said to use or the guarantee wouldn't be any good. So I was out the extra money to do this and followed their instructions and the tomatoes had very poor germination. Then I went back and used the commercial mix I've used before and did it my way and germination improved a lot. Makes me wonder if they get a fee from the company they insist you use. For this reason I will try to find all my seeds elsewhere in the future. I'm not sure yet but one tomato appears to be different than listed. Will have to wait for fruit to tell for sure. After I read this site today I saw I wasn't the only one that experienced troubles with their seeds. Also had a few packets that was short the number of seeds supposed to be in there.
On December 23rd, 2008, elkwc36 changed the rating from neutral to negative and added the following:
After planting and growing most of the seeds I received from Reimer's I wanted to update my previous review. The Cherokee Purple seeds weren't the real one I have since learned. Seeds seemed to be mixed. Smaller and not as good a flavor as the real CP. Also some other varieties either had mixed seeds or were all wrong. Germination was bad. These problems were for tomatoes and peppers. Customer service is terrible. There are many good sources out there to do business with. I would highly suggest anyone considering them to reconsider.
|On Apr 29, 2006, Dhead97 Gulfport, MS (Zone 8b) wrote:
Well, I found this site today and read through all the posts on Reimer Seeds. I thought I would post my comments.
|On Apr 9, 2006, boomer Indianapolis, IN wrote:
reimer seed rip offs:
|On Mar 26, 2006, sacajawea Keswick, VA wrote:
I ordered Big Zac tomato seeds from Reimers in January. They arrived in a few days. I started them a couple of weeks ago and almost all germinated within 7-10 days. From experience, I've learned that Big Zac doesn't come up as quickly as some other seeds.
On July 6th, 2006, sacajawea changed the rating from positive to negative and added the following:
As mentioned, I had a good success rate with the germination of the "Big Zac" tomato seeds. I gave some of the seeds and packets to others.
It seems that many of the plants have "turned into a pear-shaped" tomato. Certainly not Big Zac. I do grow quite a few plants and assumed I hadn't labelled some properly. However, the feedback has even been from people who received an entire, un-opened packet.
At this writing, I haven't heard any response to my e-mail to the company. I couldn't find a telephone number listed on the web site.
I do know that there are a whole bunch of very, very disappointed people.
On July 12th, 2006, sacajawea added the following:
Reimer contacted me by e-mail and offered me a refund on the seeds. This is positive! They also "reminded" me that they sent a packet of "red pear tomatoes" as a freebie and perhaps I confused them with the Big Zac.?
When the seeds arrived, I immediately started the Big Zac's and had over 54 plants going. The one packet of seeds I had left over from 2005 (from another source) are all Big Zac's - 15 plants. So far...all the others are a red pear.
I am certainly capable of making mistakes; however, in this case, I believe I am innocent!
|On Jan 31, 2006, sampsonsimpson Eugene, OR wrote:
They say the customer is always right, which explains why my review is 'neutral' instead of positive. The members of this site are the customer, and you know best.
|On Dec 17, 2005, jl_273 Hamlyn Terrace,
I live in Australia. I bought several varieties of chilli pepper seeds from Reimer Seeds. These were Aji Brown, Atarodo, Peter Pepper and White Bullett Habanero. Online purchase was easy and the seeds arrived quickly for the distance. Reimer included a packet of Numex Mirasol as a free sample.
|On Nov 17, 2005, smartman Carrollton, TX wrote:
I hold no claim to years of experience, but I'm good at following directions, and persistent. Initially, I excitedly ordered tens of varieties of seeds. Germination rate was about, say 6 plants total. Un-educated and, undeterred I ordered again. I dont care about the cost, I'm worth it. This time I controlled the conditions closely, monitored germiation rates visually and daily across hundreds of seeds; and yes, my experience was nearly the same as others here. Germination was predominantly "variety specific", except for the packages of 'rats turd", "goat weed" and "white bullet" seeds, which produced between them, 3 plants. One of which I am looking at now, and it aint no hot pepper. In fact I was trying to figure out what I grew when I stumbled into this melee!. Gosh I hope Riemer seeds doesnt get mad at me, but I aint skeered,. P.S. wife (ex-farmer) says I told you so.
|On Aug 14, 2005, pepperhead212 Woodbury, NJ wrote:
I recieved several varieties of seeds from Reimer this season. The Red savinas, Tepin, and Rancho poblanos were good, however...