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|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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Mar 10, 2010, Martin2010 Abbeville, SC wrote:
Received my order including seeds that went back ordered with in a week after ordering. Great service. Will be ordering from again..
|On Feb 26, 2010, yaquigrande Wichita, KS wrote:
I believe that a company is only as good as their customer service when something goes wrong.
|On Feb 18, 2010, ClevePepperDude Olmsted Falls, OH wrote:
My Reimer story...
|On Jul 16, 2009, tighewhite Hayesville NC,
United States wrote:
Looks like a lot of people had a bad experience
|On Jun 14, 2009, petesam Gothenburg, NE wrote:
Despite the negative ratings and bad reviews, with misgivings I ordered from this company. They were the only source of Discovery cabbage seed I could find. The order wasn't large, about $20:00 and I was pleased that the shipment was very prompt, the seeds all grew. Packages were small but I don't have a huge garden and am satisfied. Will order again.
|On May 4, 2009, AnthonyR Ocean Springs, MS wrote:
I have made two somewhat large orders with this company and both times I was statisfied. All the seeds where there that I ordered.
|On Apr 9, 2009, johansc123 Manchester, CT wrote:
I ordered Pink Brandywine, Brown Cherry, and Carbon Tomatoes. Also, Fish Hot Peppers. I received them within 10 days of ordering them, but I did pay the extra $5 to get to the top of list. There were more seeds than I expected in each pack and it was packaged professionally. So far I all of the tomato seeds I planted have germinated and now all have their first leaves, working on the second set. The Peppers havent come up yet but it hasnt even been 2 weeks yet and it's cold in my house.
|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 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 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 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 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 29, 2005, Windchyme Stockton, CA wrote:
I have ordered a whole bunch of seeds from Reimer and the shipping was quick and orderly. I have only started one variety as I bought them for next spring primarily. Of the one I started (Tiny Tim Tomato) I have 100% germination. Each and every last one of those seeds are popping up green parts. One must remember that temp or moisture variations in shipping can damage a seed. In fact I am thinking of not buying any more seed for a couple months because the temps here are really high and that could damage a seed sitting in a metal mail truck.
|On May 30, 2005, Farmerdill Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:
After all the negative comments on seed germination from Reimer seeds, I waited until all had germinated to comment. The turn around and accuracy of the order was excellent. Hot peppers especially the rare ones are finicky so I waited until they all all germinated. No problems. Others(non-pepper) cultivars also did well
|On May 24, 2005, FeRReT_of_WaR Saint Paul, MN wrote:
well i ordered some seeds, red savina, tepin, and they also gave me a free packet of NuMex Conquistador, they shipped pretty fast. and i planted my seeds in a home made micro green house, shined 2 lamps on it. and had a pharmaceutical heat pad under it, id say about 50% of the red savinas sprouted, of the 20 some seeds they gave me, and about 6 tepins sprouted and a few numex, i only really care about the red savinas, which had a good sprouting rate. its nothing like the less than 5% i heard about, but not as good as some scotch bonnetts seeds i bought at the store. all in all not that bad, go ahead and order from then just plant the seeds properly. keep them warm, about 80 degrees, and dont use soil thats mostly peat moss.
|On Jan 28, 2003, fbullock Colorado Springs, CO wrote:
Order was delivered quickly and had everything as ordered.
|On May 6, 2002, Hickafric wrote:
Reimer Seeds are great! With over 1,000 peppers/chilis & 250 varieties of tomato, there's SO much choice. The seeds arrived really quickly - I'm from the UK and it took around a week PLUS they sent two free packets of pepper seeds. Germination rate is high so far (some of the hotter chilis are taking a bit longer) - I couldn't be more pleased! Can't wait till next year.....
|On Jan 30, 2002, Zonker_Dog Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:
Reimer sells small packets of seeds, like Pepper Gal. The selection is fair, and they are adding varieties all the time. I ordered on-line and received an e-mail the next morning confirming the order. They sent another e-mail when the order was completed. I received the order in about a week. The order was complete with a complimentary package of fennel seeds. Pending starting the seeds I am pleased so far.