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|On Jun 25, 2018, Basil989 (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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Feb 26, 2011, VORTREKER POTTSBORO, TX (Zone 7b) wrote:
0 germination of 5 Bhut Jalokia seeds for $15
|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 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 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
|On Jan 1, 2010, Gibsi Durham, NC wrote:
Reimer Seeds has got the rudest customer service department I have ever dealt with in my LIFE! I recently decided to give them a try (I forgot to check out their reviews on this site first-ooops) and ordered several types of seeds for my spring garden. I was pleased when the order arrived quickly. Unfortunately, the order arrived without the bean seeds I requested. I sent them a very polite email, saying I'm sure it was a minor oversight and could they please ship the Kentucky Pole Beans I ordered. No big deal, right?
|On Dec 19, 2009, gpantone3 Ivoryton, CT wrote:
After reading the other comments, I now understand that it wasn't "me" and my process starting the seeds. Worst germination I have ever had for Red Savina's. And my previous experience with them was pretty good. Guess it was the luck of the draw.
|On Nov 27, 2009, ricter_1 Atlanta, GA wrote:
This is a warning to anyone thinking of using Reimer Seeds to purchase seeds. This “company” is lone guy working out of his mother’s house selling you second hand seeds bought from China for cents on the pound and then marking them up 200% or more. The seeds are kept in Tupperware containers for long periods of time in a poorly insulated shed, exposed to the elements. This owns up to the poor germination rates. As evident by the other posting on this forum, Reimer Seeds is incompetently run: eager to take you money but slow to ship, inconvenient to contact, and absent customer service. Do not expect refunds or good service!! I will never use this “business” again. Please, please for your sake do not use them either.
|On Sep 17, 2009, Gallius Kailua, HI wrote:
I can report more or less the same experience as other have had with this company. I placed two orders for a mix of pepper & tomato seeds, which totaled approximately $150. The Tomato seeds had a germination rate around 50%, the peppers, well, they weren't even that good. Thinking that there was something wrong with my either my method or the seeds, I did a head to head "seed off" with Reimer seeds vs. Bayou Trader (peppermania) vs store bought Lake Valley, and Botanical Interests seed. As you can probably guess the Reimer seeds fell on their face with a 35% germination rate, vs Bayou Traders/Lake Valley/BI germination rate of 98%. In-effect, every dollar you spend on Reimer seeds gets you 35 cents of actual product... I think that pretty much says it all.
|On Jul 23, 2009, howie24 Oakville,
Rudest customer service I have ever experienced. Stay away from this company at all costs. Wish I had read the comments about these guys before I placed my order.
|On Jun 10, 2009, punki53 Loveland, CO wrote: