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Positive pcar773
(1 review)
On Apr 19, 2019, pcar773 Los Angeles, CA wrote:

Bought some California poppies. HUGE successful bloom. Also some Milkweed seeds and some other assorted seeds. Shipping was fast. Everything seemed to sprout. Prices are good and cost to ship is fair. I 100% recommend this company!

Positive dalin
(2 reviews)
On Aug 14, 2016, dalin Spokane, WA wrote:

I ordered Soil Doctor and Miniclover the 7th of August, order confirmed the 8th package arrived 10th. The qt bottle of Soil Doctor lid was taped down, no spillage at all. My first reaction when opening the box was thank goodness they taped the cap on the bottle The box it came in was over sized and minimal (paper) packing material. As far as the quality of the products
that remains to be seen.

Positive weRgroot
(7 reviews)
On Jun 20, 2015, weRgroot New Port Richey, FL (Zone 9b) wrote:

Viable seeds and good prices. Received the order within a week; satisfied with product. FYI: ordered via amazon.com

Positive judyinmound
(18 reviews)
On May 8, 2015, judyinmound Mound, MN wrote:

Posted on September 12, 2014, updated May 8, 2015
Posted on March 1, 2014, updated September 12, 2014
I placed an order for 1 item because I was a little put off by the negative reviews, but was very pleased with the results. I received the geranium seeds about 3 days after ordering. They came in a sealed foil pouch and looked fresh. The seed count was generous.


On September 12th, 2014, judyinmound added the following:

Have made another purchase. They came in a timely manner and were packed well. The seed counts are accurate, with a few extras, which is very nice. The geraniums that I grew this year were absolutely beautiful. Germination rates were great. =)
On May 8th, 2015, judyinmound added the following:

I had ordered: Miscanthus Sinensis Seeds - Chinese, Begonia Seeds - Mix, Godetia Seeds - Tall Mix, Abutilon Seeds - Mix, Rose Mallow Seeds.

All of the above had a high germination rates. The only thing I've ordered in the past that did not have a high germination rate was Bergenia. It could be due to something I did incorrectly when trying to germinate them.

I am overall very happy with my experience with this company.

Positive EM007
(7 reviews)
On Jun 9, 2014, EM007 California City, CA wrote:

Posted on May 11, 2014, updated June 9, 2014
Posted on May 11, 2014, updated May 11, 2014
In the past year, I ordered approximately $140 of seeds (grass, flowers, and vines) from this company and just placed another order for $37. The service is always quick and the seeds have higher germination rates and better prices than those I bought from other companies.

The only possible error is that my dwarf morning glory mix has only produced blue flowers so far. But I won't quibble over a $5 pack of seeds (and they got the rest of my orders correct).

I noticed some reviewers complaining about failed germination. I just want to point out that seeds and seedlings sown outdoors can dry out or get eaten by insects, birds and other animals. My seeds from Outsidepride have almost 100% germination when started indoors, but much lower rates when sown outside. It really depends on your climate and gardening skills.


On May 11th, 2014, EM007 changed the rating from positive to neutral and added the following:


On June 9th, 2014, EM007 changed the rating from neutral to positive and added the following:

Dealt with customer service for the first time. I reported an item missing in my last shipment. They were polite and sent the missing item to me immediately.
Positive chigeritch
(4 reviews)
On Mar 28, 2014, chigeritch Shawnee, KS wrote:

So far, so good! Ordered on a Friday night after business hours, the seeds were in my mailbox half way across the US on Tuesday. Shipping was very reasonable for six packages of seeds. Now it is up to me to bring these little seeds to life!

Positive May_Z
(9 reviews)
On Jan 15, 2014, May_Z Grass Valley, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:

I recently ordered Gibsonii Castor Bean seeds, Paeony flowering aster, Monarch of the Veldt, and several other seed types from Outside Pride. As of today, the Castor Beans are up (3 days) as are two of the asters (planted five) and one Monarch of the Veldt--both germinated within 4-5 days. That is far faster than usual, and the seedlings look great. I never expected such fast or sure germination. I'm going to be bursting at the seams for space for plants by the time I can move them outdoors. Incredibly impressed with the quality of the seed. I've ordered before and had good returns on the seed, but this time it is exceptional. I see negatives but don't agree. I've ordered a couple of times over the last 7 years. 7 years ago got a pound or so of clover which germinated very well and took off. Got some Verbascum seed earlier this year which also were quick to germinate. I've been very happy with the quality of the seed.

Positive podster
(5 reviews)
On Oct 27, 2013, podster Deep East Texas, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

Having just started the herbal seeds I recently received from an Outsidepride order, I decided I need to review.

This is my second order from this company and have received the order in a timely manner (very quickly) and as represented.

The seeds are packed in foil envelopes which make it easy to store what isn't used right away.

I will say the seeds are a bit pricey but what isn't these days!

The varied selection of herbal seeds is amazing. The planting and growth information is a good foundation for plant care.

And, should you require a large volume of seed, they have that option available.

All in all, good site and good people to do business with. I will purchase again ~ thank you. Kristi

Positive BrisbaneAnne
(31 reviews)
On Oct 22, 2013, BrisbaneAnne Brisbane, CA (Zone 10b) wrote:

I ordered several wildflower seeds from them. Good selection. Don't know how well they will germinate until I sow them in Spring. No problem with shipping or packaging though. So far so good.

Positive firefly_in_nh
(1 review)
On Oct 12, 2013, firefly_in_nh Deerfield, NH (Zone 5b) wrote:

Happy so far - ordered about $200 in seeds and everything I ordered came promptly and very well packaged. I really like how much planting information is on each package. Planting temperature is especially helpful to have. (Would recommend adding whether the plant is an annual or a perennial..)

You might find some better prices elsewhere but the selection of seeds is fantastic.. it took me two days to decide what seeds I wanted of the ~800 varieties available that will grow in my zone!

The only frustration I had was my cart kept emptying if I left the site more than an hour or two..Would like if the cart could remain for 2-3 days.

Thanks!

Positive kendashi98
(1 review)
On Jul 19, 2013, kendashi98 Antelope, CA wrote:

I ordered a dozen packets of seeds through Outsidepride's amazon.com store. I've always been reluctant to spend more than a few cents for seeds in my gardening career, so I didn't know quite what to expect from seeds priced just above my comfort zone. When they arrived in the mail today, the impeccable quality of the packaging and seeds, not to mention the generous quantity of seeds in each packet left me speechless. I was so thoroughly impressed that I had to rush to write a review-that is, after I cut open each packet and admired the precious seeds laying in my hand. Receiving the Outsidepride order really made my day, I'll definitely be back soon.

Positive dremusicmd
(3 reviews)
On Jun 9, 2013, dremusicmd wrote:

I have spent this spring re-doing my grandparents extensive property, as my grandfather is at an age he no longer can take care of it like he has in the past and my grandmother recently passed away. I had not ordered from Outsidepride before so when I found their site I was impressed with the quantity of seeds at the price point they were offering. I quickly placed two orders. Only afterward did I come across the negative reviews. I became worried about my purchases but my worries were unfounded. Every order arrived very quickly. My order shipped on the next business day after my order was placed and was in my hands within 3 business days. Packaging was great with detailed instructions on each pack of seeds. Shipping prices were reasonable compared to other sites. I have placed a total of four orders this year so far. All of my seeds have germinated in a reasonable time frame and in adequate quantities. There was one exception. I had ordered some Gomphrena Globosa Purple and very few of the seeds have germinated. I sent an email on a Sunday to their support email to let them know my pleasure dealing with their company and to let them know about my experience with the Gomphrena. Within a few hours (on a Sunday!) Kim contacted me thanking me for my kind words and offered to send me replacement seeds to try again. Having worked in customer service and online/warehouse order fulfillment for a long time I understand the challenges with running a business like theirs. I have to say these orders have been some of the most painless transactions I've experienced. I've had a couple other experiences this season I would care not to repeat with other companies. I would highly recommend this company for your gardening needs and have already recommended them to several friends.

Positive DGRich53
(10 reviews)
On Mar 16, 2013, DGRich53 Janeville, WI wrote:

I have just received my 3rd order from this company over the past two years and have found them to be 1) professional, 2) courteous 3) an outstanding seed value.

Much of the criticism of this company seems to have absolutely nothing to do with gardening. And, much of that which is seems to have more to due with opportunism than genuine seed issues.

Smart companies, I think, don't fall into a no-win trap like the one they fell info years ago.. I suspect they learned a valuable lesson.

Positive lgp1236
(3 reviews)
On Feb 5, 2013, lgp1236 Huntsville, TX wrote:

First time ordering from this company. VERY PLEASED with the experience! Better quantity than some other online sites. Price a little higher than some, but shipping cheaper. Received seeds very promptly; about 3 days from order, not like some others that make you wait up to 3 months to ship on "their schedule"!

Positive gregkline
(1 review)
On Sep 24, 2012, gregkline Amity, OR wrote:

I saw the last review and had to comment. I too have planted Combat Extreme turf type fescue as so have two of my neighbors. We are only about 1/2 hour from Outsidepride and they give us free shipping on the seed since we are kind of local. The grass is easy to sprout and has grown great for us the last 3 years. I have not even overseeded and it is still thick and a nice green color. My neighbors this last year were so impressed two of them have since bought from Outsidepride as well. There customer service is fast and friendly as well.

Positive gdzierzon
(1 review)
On Jul 23, 2012, gdzierzon Grantsville, UT wrote:

I've ordered from outside pride several times. I am very pleased with their products. I used combat extreme in my back yard to cover about a half acre. It has grown in well. I also use and love their soil doctor product. My front lawn has never look so good. I'm now looking into purchasing some of their ground covers. I will definitely continue doing business with outsidepride.com

Positive Stiche
(1 review)
On Oct 12, 2011, Stiche Kirkland, WA wrote:

I've ordered from Outsidepride a few times now. Twice for grass seed (Combat Extreme (southern mix) and Showtime) and once for some groundcover (Irish Moss) with the lime/fertilizer mix. Planting was in the Seattle area.
To a previous posters point (and the credit of the company response) the lime mix is a SEPARATE container. you add the seed bag to the lime canister, shake it up well, and sprinkle away. Worked great to fill in between pavers. Took about 6 weeks to grow in full sun, 8 weeks in the shaded areas.
I've planted "Showtime" grass seed twice in my front lawn. It looks incredible and is very soft (fine blades). The first planting was a July planting. The lawn was full in 1 month. Very minimal creep from the grass (less than 1/2" per year)
Combat Extreme was planted in back (for the dogs). It is pretty tough, but not fire-and-forget. Regular fertilizer helped it creep faster into areas the dogs destroyed. In general, the first planting crept about 2-3 inches per year.
My second seeding attempt is about 1.5 weeks old, was a late-September planting. The Showtime is popping up now, but the Combat Extreme is lagging behind (I seem to recall this was the same last time I seeded).

Both grass seeds have been virtually weed free. My first planting was on a new dirt bed (6"-18" of topsoil), as part of a new landscape. Three weeds across the entire yard (3 weeds in a 1500sqft of yard isn't too shabby). My current planting is showing some weed patches (looks like a groundcover), but it's not from the seed. I had one part start to pop before I seeded, and the other patches are identical. It's not lawn-wide, so I know it's not the seed. I'll pick the weeds out by hand once the lawn is established.

As far as the owners personal opinions, I disagree, but don't care. It was wrong to send out that email, but I respect his right to have his opinion. He should have kept it to himself. The company makes a good seed, is prompt in delivery and a mid-order change was as easy as a single email.

I have recommended both the Showtime and Combat Extreme seeds to many friends. The Showtime mix, in particular, garnered a number of comments from neighbors and friends after the first planting. It really does look nice.

Positive Sherry77
(9 reviews)
On Oct 8, 2011, Sherry77 wrote:

I recently placed an order for seeds from Outsidepride through Amazon. I received my order surprisingly fast, just a few days after ordering. The seeds are of sufficient quantity and well-packaged. Would buy from them again.

Positive johntheman
(1 review)
On Oct 7, 2011, johntheman Melrose, NY wrote:

I purchased Outsidepride's Combat Extreme Northern Zone grass seed. Our lawn has not looked this good in over 10 years. Several of our neighbors have come by to marvel at the transition during the last month since we planted the new grass seed. Our lawn is stunning and lovely to look at. Special thanks to Kim for selecting the perfect seed for us!

Positive catmandu43
(1 review)
On May 14, 2011, catmandu43 Bella Vista, AR wrote:

May 14, 2011. I was concerned about some negative order feedback reviews on this site, but decided to order seed from Outsidepride.com anyway. I was pleasantly surprised with an immediate email order confirmation email with a UPS pre-ship tracking number from the company. They shipped one day after the order, UPS was on-time, and it was packaged very well. My purchase experience could not have been more professional or handled better. In Arkansas transition zone.

Positive gidget01
(1 review)
On Mar 25, 2011, gidget01 Stormville, NY wrote:

Posted on March 18, 2011, updated March 25, 2011
This was my irst order with this company. Received product in timely manner. However, that's the only good thing.
I ordered what I thought were "shake" containers of groundcover seed -- but received envelopes of seed instead. I'll work with what I got, lesson learned. Also ordered a garden hose sprayer of fertilizer. It arrived damaged and leaked EVERYWHERE. What a mess. Only about 1/4 bottle remains. I called the company to express my disappointment about the seeds and to see how to use the rest of the fertilizer since the bottle neck actually cracked off. The people that answer ONLY take orders. The "order support" department only accepts emails, and I was told will not call me back. Despite my specific request to speak with a human being about how to use what I received from them. My name, order number and email address were taken and I was told I'd recieve an email from them soon.
Stuff happens in the mail, so I'm understanding about that, and I never call companies with problems until now. Not being able to reach a person and get my questions answered quickly and painlessly will make this company last on my list to order from ever again.


On March 25th, 2011, gidget01 changed the rating from negative to positive and added the following:

Was extremely surprised to receive email back from this company. Although the initial phone support person was not very helpful, the person who emailed me back (several times) was extremely helpful. This company went as far as to ship me a replacement bottle of the product that arrived damaged -- for free. Had not expected that at all.

I would definitely purchase product from this company again knowing that they do have concerned order support people who will do right by their customers. I still wish you could speak to a person about an order, but they answer email quickly and they treated me more than fairly.
Positive lido33t
(1 review)
On Nov 7, 2010, lido33t raleigh, NC (Zone 7b) wrote:

I bought a 2lb bag of white dutch clover seed from outsidepride. It was the very reasonably priced and I received the seeds within a few days. I had a very high germination rate and my back yard looked green and lush for the first time in years, despite my terrible clay soil. (I also mixed it with 50% fescue grass seed which I bought from the hardware store down the street) I have since ordered 3 more bags of clover over the past 6 months. All seeds were shipped within days and I have had a high percentage of germination. I will continue to order from them in the future. I wish I could post before and after pictures. I actually get compliments on my lawn for the first time in years.

Positive RickCorey_WA
(3 reviews)
On Sep 21, 2010, RickCorey_WA Everett, WA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Their price on a mixed-purpose garden innoculant for legumes, vetchs, peas, beans etc was far the best I found, and they were one of the few not out-of-stock.

Their shipping cost was very reasonable and you could find out what it would be before giving a credit card number and address. The website was easy to navigate.

I placed an order before reading these reviews. I haven't had time to get any newsletter propaganda yet, but if they really try to post fluff reviews of themselves here, I would still boycott them for lack of integrity.

Positive bjplack
(9 reviews)
On Mar 13, 2010, bjplack Benton County, AR (Zone 6b) wrote:

I Recieved 1000 Ice Plant"Table Mountain",and 5000 Sedum"Dragon's Blood" ground cover seed within a week,
and both were a great success, and are ready to plant. I will order again, if I need anything more.

Positive WildFlower_Girl
(1 review)
On Sep 14, 2009, WildFlower_Girl Keizer, OR (Zone 8a) wrote:

Earlier this year I ordered Outsidepride's " Annual Short Wild Flower Mix." I had never grown wildflowers, and I emailed them for some help with planting. Their service was great! And, I have thoroughly enjoyed my colorful wildflowers all summer. Great seed and great service, thank you!

Positive lawnguru
(1 review)
On Aug 25, 2009, lawnguru Vancouver, WA wrote:

I recently bought rye grass seed for my lawn from Outsidepride.com. This shipment arrived in four to five days just as the email notification said it would. It came with a planting guide and I followed the directions. The seed starting sprouting within 6 days! I now have a beautiful, weed free rye grass lawn. Now I just need to get a mower to keep up with it.

Positive tia444
(1 review)
On Jul 21, 2009, tia444 Fairfield, CT wrote:

I read about this company's product Lazyman Liquid Gold in a local newspaper. It's an lawn aerator, dethatcher and conditioner. I told my husband about it- it seemed too good to be true, instead of mechanically aerating the lawn you just spray this stuff on-My husband is a lawn freak and spends half his life trying to make the lawn perfect. We ordered it. My husband applied the product to the lawn and included an area of our yard that we have completely ignored forever because the soil is hard as a rock and nothing but weeds will grow there, and when it rains the water just puddles up.

After two applications my husband says he'll never go back to mechanical aeration. He spent a fraction of the time he usually spends on aerating and the lawn looks great. And that patch of yard we've never used? Now we do- not only is the soil diggable, but the annuals I planted there are actually growing! Neither of us can believe it.

That said, my husband and I are now customers and love this stuff.

Positive ChrisU
(1 review)
On Jul 13, 2009, ChrisU Salem, OR wrote:

I ordered the LazyMan Liquid Gold and Showtime grass seed. I treated all of the lawn area with the LazyMan product and watered it several days. Then I planted the seed. The only areas that have poor germination are the areas I filled in with untreated dirt as fill-in for some low spots. I spilled LazyMan in a spot and the grass is a thick carpet. To see the stark contrast is unbelievable. I have done many lawns and never seen such great germination results. The Showtime grass is beautiful and weed-free. Iím a LazyMan believer and am spreading the word. Got my prodcuts quick too.

Positive paulrichjr
(6 reviews)
On Jun 14, 2009, paulrichjr Savannah, TN wrote:

I recently placed an order for Combat Extreme grass seed. The seed came quickly and came up even quicker. It makes a fairly good shade grass and I recommend it for that purpose. I have not tried it in the sun.

I have placed numerous orders from the company and have found them to always have a quality product. I also asked them a couple of questions about Panda Zoysia seed and they responded via email in a very timely fashion.

Positive GEOJEFF
(4 reviews)
On Feb 2, 2007, GEOJEFF Coventry, CT wrote:

I received my seeds as ordered. They were packaged well and were accompanied by detailed care instructions. The questions I had were answered in an accurate and timely manner.
I read his letter and agreed with its contents. I admire him for standing up for what he believes.
Assuming good germination, I will buy from him in the future.

Positive thomasvanderhof
(1 review)
On Aug 11, 2006, thomasvanderhof Agoura Hills, CA wrote:

I recently emailed Outsidepride.com, Inc. about an inexpensive groundcover in seed form that I could spread primarily for erosion control. They recommended white dutch clover seed for that purpose. I ordered it online and had it within 3 days. I planted it and just a month later I have a lush clover groundcover. It was exactly what I wanted!

Positive c3w
(1 review)
On Aug 8, 2006, c3w Spring, TX wrote:

1st - I recently started ordering from this company, and I have been extremely pleased. They have sent my orders right away, and have been helpful in answering my questions.

2nd - I also received the email from Troy (the president of Outsidepride.com) regarding the CBS shows and televising homosexuality on air. I agree with him 100% - that was inappropriate to show on prime time television, and just the latest example of what so-called "main stream" television is going to. He not only impressed this customer, but I forwarded his comments to many friends and relatives who had not heard of Outsidepride.com before, but will now become customers. Way to go Troy!

Positive bbinnj
(21 reviews)
On Jul 30, 2006, bbinnj West Orange, NJ (Zone 6a) wrote:

We ordered the Lazy Man set of aerator, dethatcher, soil conditioner, and matching sprayer over the internet. We did not set up an account. The package arrived in a timely manner, and was well-packed. We're waiting for our heat-wave to die dwon to try out the products, then we'll report again on their effects.


On August 10th, 2006, bbinnj added the following:

JUST TO KEEP THE RECORD STRAIGHT: I have not as of today receive an e-mail from OP on any subject. I agree that a company or business mailing list should stick to BUSINESS. My private opinions on any subject are private, and I don't want to know those of people I enter into a professional or business relationship with at all.
Positive nichelob_lite
(6 reviews)
On Feb 16, 2006, nichelob_lite North Highlands, CA wrote:

I purchased some fescue grass seed from outside pride and you know with seed you dont know what to expect. To my amazement it grew perfectly. Now if I could just keep the weeds out it would be a perfect lawn! So to say I am happy with what i got.

Positive Debbie1950
(1 review)
On May 19, 2004, Debbie1950 Greeley, CO wrote:

Through no fault of Outsidepride.com my order was lost by the United States Postal Service. I had ordered the seeds on May 1, 2004 and so by May 10th it was apparent that there was something wrong. I e-mail Outsidepride.com and they immediately e-mailed me back that the U.S.Postal Services had the package but didn't know where it was. They gave me the tracking number as verification and they were right, the Postal Service had it somewhere, they just couldn't pin point where. I dealt with a pleasant gal named Bridget and she issued me an immediate credit and a verifcation credit number should I run into any further problems. To make a long story short, the seeds did arrive on May 17th. I e-mailed Bridget and told her I had recieved the seeds so they may want to cancel the credit. Bridget e-mailed back and said to please accept the seeds at 'no cost' since there had been such a delay in my order. I gotta say, I'm very impressed with this company and their customer service! I wouldn't hestitate at all about ordering from them again.


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