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|On Mar 23, 2013, ChrisAnne Newtown, PA wrote:
I have been ordering seeds and supplies from Pinetree for many years. There have been occasional germination issues, but no more so than from much more expensive vendors. Service, selection and pricing have always brought me back.
|On Mar 20, 2013, Tikaani Shelton, WA wrote:
I placed my order, which included frost protection on the 10th of March and just now (March 20th) received a notice from UPS, NOT Pinetree that my order will not arrive until the 27th of March AFTER the danger of frost is over. So disappointed, its supposed to snow tonight and I had to go out and buy burlap to protect my strawberry plants. On top of that, I never received a confirmation email from Pinetree that they received and were processing my order. I received a phone call from my bank saying they processed the transaction as a debit card transaction and not as a credit card without my knowledge. This is the very reason I like to pay by Paypal and not by credit card, however Pinetree does not offer this option. We'll see what happens when I receive the order, but so far, I'm not impressed.
|On Mar 7, 2013, ransom3 Zephyrhills, FL wrote:
I love doing business with Pinetree. The seeds are high quality, very affordable, germinate well and produce the results Pinetree says they will. The service is also the fastest I have ever experienced.
|On Jan 24, 2013, Buddy44 Eagle Rock, VA wrote:
Posted on January 15, 2011, updated January 24, 2013
On March 19th, 2008, Buddy44 added the following:
Great selection and prices. Quick to ship your order.
On April 20th, 2009, Buddy44 added the following:
I don't understand the negative comments. I made two orders this year, one large and one small. Both arrived in a timely manner with no problems. I will continue to give them my custom.
On February 25th, 2010, Buddy44 added the following:
This year's order came within 3 weeks. Everything was shipped. Another great experience!
On January 15th, 2011, Buddy44 added the following:
Ordered online on January 11, 2011 and had my seeds on January 14, 2011. Fastest turnaround I have had. The seeds always germinate well for me, either in my greenhouse or directly sown.
On January 24th, 2013, Buddy44 added the following:
Seed order mailed out the day I ordered. Ordered the forgotten seeds the next day and asked that they be added to the first order to save shipping costs. That's when I found out how efficient they had been. They shipped my second order free. What a great company.
|On Jan 12, 2013, grannieannie2 Newark,
United States wrote:
Have used Pinetree for a couple years and liked the small packets, their quick shipping, their accuracy, the whole shebang was grand.
|On Jan 4, 2013, miles2go Saginaw, MI wrote:
Placed an internet order for a book and several packets of seed on a Sunday afternoon and received the order on Thursday (even though there was a holiday in between). I am looking through the catalog again to see what else I might need for the spring!
|On Jan 1, 2013, CrowMeris Greene, NY wrote:
I've always been pleased with Pinetree. I've had a germination failure here and there over the many years I've done business with them, but I count a whole lot more successes than failures.
|On Dec 28, 2012, livinonfaith Fuquay Varina, NC wrote:
Ordered from this company last year. Had a very good transaction and the seeds grew well. The prices were also very good. I would definitely order from them again.
|On Dec 27, 2012, midvalleydad Dickson City, PA wrote:
Ordered 30 different types of seeds from Pinetree for my summer 2012 garden, and this garden was my best so far. I LOVE Pinetree seeds. I've ordered from them in the past, and they definately deserve a "Top 5" rating for all-around value, and the germination and performance are both top shelf. I'll be ordering from them again for my 2013 garden.
|On Nov 26, 2012, suzy_qu3 East Chatham, NY wrote:
Posted on January 5, 2011, updated November 26, 2012
On January 1st, 2011, suzy_qu3 changed the rating from positive to negative and added the following:
Spring of 2009 was apparently very busy for them as it took forever to get my seeds. I called and they were very friendly. I did get my seeds in time - no damage done.
This past year 2010 is a deal breaker. I had come to suspect that there were germination issues, but always passed it off as my poor soil or technique or better yet - blame it on the kids. IN 2010 I got NOT ONE stinking pumpkin or gourd to grow. One cucumber vine sprouted and this is the second year in a row. In the past, with Pinetree seeds, I have grown more cukes than I know what to do with, Tomatoes and peppers in the greenhouse were OK, but I think by now I should get better results that what I got. The cabbage tribe did fine, flowers, not so much. Greens are always good. Any time I get a "mix" of something, it's not much a mix as it's mostly one variety, with one or two others in there somewhere. Other products I received promptly and in good condition.
I may come back to this company, but this year I'm going to try something else after 5 or 6 years spending $75 - $100 with Pinetree.
On January 5th, 2011, suzy_qu3 changed the rating from negative to neutral and added the following:
I upgraded my rating for now because of the nice little surprise I found in my mailbox. Pinetree sent me 5 new seed packets to replace the ones I complained about in my previous comment. It had a nice personal note included from the owner. I have to give them credit. To be perfectly honest, they have always been good to me and I have enjoyed their products in the past. I just can't ignore some possible germination issues.
I will try some seeds from different suppliers this year and see if I notice a difference. Also, I will give these free seeds a chance and see what happens. If I have better luck, I will upgrade my rating.
On November 26th, 2012, suzy_qu3 changed the rating from neutral to positive and added the following:
I have ordered various seeds since my last rating and have not any any further issues. Must have been a bad year.
|On Oct 30, 2012, greenbrain Madison, IL (Zone 6b) wrote:
Posted on November 12, 2010, updated October 30, 2012
On October 30th, 2012, greenbrain added the following:
This year (2012) again was very positive. A reliable company that has never let me down. My seed source for trombone squash & unusual veggie varieties.
|On Jul 28, 2012, nh248 Strafford, NH wrote:
This was the first year I have ever ordered anything from this company. I was a little leery because their prices were low,
|On Jul 6, 2012, spicetail Mansfield, OH wrote:
no problems with things i have received, good prices on lower quanity of seed
|On Jul 5, 2012, Lili1313 Phelps, NY (Zone 5b) wrote:
I have been purchasing seeds from Pinetree for over 10 years now...love, love, love them!! I can purchase small amounts of seed which are perfect for my home garden, and the quality has always been superb. A nice variety is available and I have never had any issues. Only beautiful veg and flowers!! I will continue to buy from Pinetree as you can't beat their prices, shipping charges, and specials. I recently ordered 10 varieties of glad bulbs on special, and all the bulbs were fresh and plump, and are growing nicely. Highly recommended to folks in my area of western NY as Pinetree is located in Maine with much the same growing conditions.
|On Jun 23, 2012, blumenlieber vancouver, WA (Zone 8a) wrote:
Posted on June 15, 2011, updated June 23, 2012
On January 11th, 2007, blumenlieber added the following:
once again for me, pinetree has proven to be exceptional when it comes to offering a wide selection at a low price for the home grower.
On January 15th, 2008, blumenlieber added the following:
kudos again--seeds delivered in timely manner for 2008. Pintree's catalogue is always the first to arrive, I look forward to it each year. The seeds are a bargain, and every pack has had good to excellent germination, even the unusual but inexpensive varieties I like to try out. With last year's order came a note about one seed type on back order...two months later (long after I forgot about it but still within planting time) came an envelope with the seeds. I know the mailing charge alone cost more than the seed pack. That is what customer service is all about. Thank you again, Pinetree.
On March 23rd, 2009, blumenlieber added the following:
again, great service and value for the money. I ordered my seeds EARLY and got them within a week. 2 items back ordered and i got them last week. I will be back again and again. thank you, Pinetree!
On March 4th, 2010, blumenlieber added the following:
Again, Pinetree has proven they care about customer service. Seeds received days after ordered (and i live on the "other" coast). Three backordered items received as promised, well before they need sowing. Pinetree, you have a customer for life.
On June 15th, 2011, blumenlieber added the following:
Once again, Pinetree has proven to be a fantastic source for a great variety of seed at an affordable cost. I ordered over $100 of seeds for 2011, and am completely satisfied with the quality. Germination was great, and this was especially so with the tomato varieties i planted for the first time (Soldacki, Druzba, Manyel and others). They all look incredible, even my family/friends have commented on how good they look (I will take some credit, but you have to start with good seed stock). I have been growing tomatoes from seed for years, and appreciate the opportunity the low cost allows me to try new types without paying an enourmous sum. Thank you, Pinetree.
On June 23rd, 2012, blumenlieber added the following:
Another year, more seed, and the same story: Pinetree has terrific variety, great prices, great germination, and wonderful customer service. This year the post office had apparently seen fit to open my package but removed my order slip. When I emailed Pinetree I got a quick and friendly personal response and they mailed me another receipt that i received within days. Fabulous! And the canvas bag I got with my order is so useful. I recommend Pinetree to everyone. Thanks again, guys!
|On Jun 9, 2012, lisaaj Columbus, OH wrote:
Posted on April 21, 2009, updated June 9, 2012
On June 9th, 2012, lisaaj added the following:
This year ordered seeds for "Showpiece Mixture" dahlia, "Ladybird" nasturtium, Shirley Double mixed poppy, "Crazy Daisy" chrysanthemum, and petunias "Misty Lilac Wave' and "Blue Wave". I didn't end up with as many petunias as I expected; more died off after germination than I have been used to. All the others did well and are now doing fine in the garden.
|On May 31, 2012, judyinmound Mound, MN wrote:
Posted on March 9, 2012, updated May 31, 2012
On March 8th, 2012, judyinmound changed the rating from neutral to positive and added the following:
All in all the germination rates were very high. Was very happy with the turnout. =)
On May 31st, 2012, judyinmound added the following:
Placed a 2nd order this year - great variety and very high germination rate. The Marconi Red Peppers grew so fast and just lovely! Purple Pirouette Petunia look so full and were easy to get to germ as were a lot of flowers I decided to try out - including non-stop begonias.
Was happy that the order came in so fast this year.
|On Apr 22, 2012, Dione129 EAST FREETOWN, MA wrote:
My order arrived very quickly after ordering it and I appreciated the auto-email confirmation, since not all places that I've ordered from do that, even though it's pretty simple.
|On Feb 27, 2012, melee50 Clifton, CO wrote:
Posted on February 17, 2012, updated February 27, 2012
On February 27th, 2012, melee50 changed the rating from negative to positive and added the following:
Replacement seeds arrived today with a $5 coupon. Many thanks!
|On Feb 19, 2012, LCROCKERC Florence, MT wrote:
I ordered seeds this year and as usual they arrived in a very timely manner, I like this company because you can order smaller amounts of seeds. I have ordered from them in the past with no problems and will certainly be ordering again in the future.
|On Feb 17, 2012, BOO_DOTTIE Defiance, OH wrote:
Just got my seeds today. Everything was there that I ordered and on time! So far everything is ok, just have to see how they turn out.
|On Feb 15, 2012, ShootingStarVT Middlebury, VT wrote:
I have been ordering from Pinetree Garden Seeds for at least 13 years, 10 of which were as a professional cut flower grower.
|On Feb 10, 2012, Terry Murfreesboro, TN (Zone 7a) wrote:
Posted on February 20, 2002, updated February 10, 2012
On February 10th, 2012, Terry added the following:
New order this year, placed late last week, arrived in just a few days. A great treat on a cold day to open this packet stuffed with a rainbow of colored seed packets. Can't wait to get them started. Thanks Pinetree!
|On Jan 28, 2012, Roefam95 Perry, KS wrote:
I ordered 52 packets of seeds on January 12, 2012 and received all of them five days later, no errors. I started some of my cabbage seeds indoors already and am very pleased with the germination rate. If the rest of my seed does this well, I will definately be ordering from Pinetree again next year.
|On Jan 22, 2012, EloiseH South Hero, VT (Zone 5a) wrote:
Posted on February 11, 2005, updated January 22, 2012
On January 22nd, 2012, EloiseH added the following:
Pinetree really never disappoints. Placed our order for our vegetable garden last sunday and it arrived via priority mail on Thursday. Have always enjoyed good germination, both for those seeds that need to be started indoor and for those placed directly in the garden. Their seed mixes (lettuce, peppers, broccoli, etc.) are great when you can't make up your mind on varieties. I highly recommend this company!
|On Jan 7, 2012, oakley240 Hazlehurst, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:
About 3 years ago I received Pinetree Garden Seed's Spring Catalog and ordered from the company because of the extremely low prices on a lot of their items. It took me 6 and a half weeks to receive my order and by that time most of the seeds I had ordered was well past time to start. The few seeds that I had bought that could still be started had terrible germination rates. I told myself I would never deal with them again. This year though I stumbled upon some reviews by other members of Dave's Garden and decided I would try again so I went to their site and ordered my seeds on the 28th of December and received my seeds the 6th of January; I was very pleased and decided they just must have had a bad year the first time I ordered from them, but when I opened my pack and looked at all of the seed packets I discovered that 2 seed packets was missing. I immediately called the company and told them the problem. I was told sorry and that the two packets would be mailed the next day. Personally I think I should have received a complementary pack of seeds for my trouble or either credit on my next purchase. I think I might give pinetree another chance next year but I'll need to see how the germination rates are on the seeds that actually come in.
|On Dec 22, 2011, kbjanet2003 mid-Michigan, MI wrote:
Fabulous service as always. I have ordered from Pinetree (using the internet) off and on for years, for my job. This year I ordered on December 19th and received my seed order on the 22nd via US Priority Mail. I almost always order in December and it always works this way, year after year. Thanks!
|On Nov 14, 2011, paradacrades Hilliard, FL (Zone 8b) wrote:
Posted on November 14, 2011
|On Jul 8, 2011, AreaWoman Athens-Clarke, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:
This is the first time I've used this company. I actually found it through this website. I am a novice plant-grower (I hesitate to say 'gardener' as what I have can hardly be called a garden, and I definitely don't put the kind of time into it that most others do! Haha!), and like that I can get smaller quantities here. I don't need 50 tomato seeds, you know? As of yet I can't comment on germination or plant success, but one common thing I saw mentioned was that it took a few weeks to get orders. I ordered on the evening of 7/3 (a Sunday), with Monday being a holiday. I received my order in the mail on Thursday 7/7. Super-fast! I was very surprised, and I'm looking forward to getting something started this weekend! I will definitely use Pinetree again.
|On Jun 17, 2011, veggie93 Au Sable Forks, NY wrote:
Posted on June 15, 2011, updated June 17, 2011
On June 17th, 2011, veggie93 changed the rating from negative to neutral and added the following:
Today I received a gift certificate in the mail for $25 to compensate for the potatoes. Obviously, this site is well-monitored by Pinetree. I really was shocked! as I did NOT notify the company of my displeasure with the products.
My face is RED, knowing that I should have contacted them to allow them to make it right first, before posting my comments here.
SO, this is to thank them publicly, and to say that I will give them another try.
|On May 22, 2011, bim141 Sault Sainte Marie, MI wrote:
Pinetree Garden Seeds corrected a shipping errors within a
|On May 22, 2011, aileen246 Priest River, ID wrote:
Late in 2010 I ordered ten different flower seeds. This was shortly after I received their catalog. Some of the seeds I used for winter sowing and perhaps being new to winter sowing, the results were mixed, some germinated, some didn't. But even when I resowed the seeds, the germination was poor. Several of the packets held a skimpy amount of seed. The hibiscus seeds, all five, produced one weak seedling that died. The laurentia, Blue Star, did very well, and some seeds did germinate when I resowed them later. But I won't order from Pinetree again. Even though their prices are moderate as well as the shipping, I want seeds that I know will germinate.
|On Apr 9, 2011, Reversemidas Vienna, VA (Zone 7a) wrote:
Posted on March 27, 2010, updated April 9, 2011
On February 10th, 2004, Reversemidas added the following:
Just order seeds from Pinetree this time, got them in the mail very fast. Getting ready to start seedlings with them. Again great prices and fast service. I'm confident that the seed germination will be just as well.
On September 20th, 2005, Reversemidas added the following:
I've continue to have good success with Pinetree garden seeds and sale book items. Order seeds several more times and each packet had very good germination rate. Will continue to order from them.
On April 19th, 2008, Reversemidas added the following:
I continue to have success with Pinetree Garden. I ordered more seeds, etc and they came promptly. Will continue to order from them again.
On March 27th, 2010, Reversemidas added the following:
I have been ordering from Pinetree Gardens for some time now and never had any problems with their shipping what I ordered. Yes I notice that in the past two years they had trouble turning around orders for other folks but I've learned to order from them prior to the rush period. Hopefully they will figure out how to staff up when they spike in orders to fulfilll. Other than that I continue to enjoy the small quantity of seeds I can order and try out, and have had good germination rate as well.
On April 9th, 2011, Reversemidas added the following:
Put in another order and received it within the week. I was delighted at how fast I received my order. Sure it was a small order combination of gardening supplies and seeds, but it was fast processed and received. I always like the quantity of seeds and germination has always been good. I even have some seeds back in 2008 packets that sprouted. So I am a repeat customer again.
|On Apr 9, 2011, RabbitSoup Fort Wayne, IN wrote:
They're not the fastest shipper around, but their seed is reasonably priced (often downright inexpensive) and I've found their germination rate to be good. I received a confirmation email immediately upon placing the order, and received seed within 2 - 3 weeks. Great choice if you're on a budget.
|On Mar 21, 2011, moudk Seattle, WA wrote:
First order with Pinetree, was concerned when seeds came in packages with no instructions, I have been starting seeds in my greenhouse for many years, had never seen seed packages with no information to speak of. Germination has been very poor, maybe 40%, very disappointing considering I enjoy mass plantings of annuals such as Asters (powder puffs) germination in that case has been 0% I have not contacted company yet, but am not sure that I want replacements, as I have gone up to my local nursery and bought replacement seeds and started them already. Just wanted to put in my 2 seeds.
|On Mar 17, 2011, Kestrel_3 Finlayson, MN wrote:
This is the first year I've ordered from Pinetree Seeds. They are a little bit slower than the other companies I have ordered from because it took almost 3 weeks to receive my order---but their prices are awesome. I will order from them again as long as these seeds germinate well.
|On Feb 26, 2011, rht2007 Granger, IA wrote:
I have ordered from Pine Tree for a number of years. Sometimes if the order is late they can be alittle slow. This has been stated in the catalogue though I think they have made an effort to improve.
|On Feb 20, 2011, Dempsey Big Lake, MN wrote:
I continue to order from PT year after year. They are a lot like Fedco being a small company with their own way of doing things and not so great customer service to rely on. But when you know that ahead of time, both companies are ok.
|On Feb 8, 2011, haywirenhayfork Hayfork, CA wrote:
Awesome company. Been ordering for a decade from them, never any problems. My order this year was placed online at night last Monday, and received the package on Thursday of the same week (ME to CA!). I appreciate that they have kept their prices down, while everyone else's prices have become ridiculous. I used to mainly order from Territorial, a fine company for northern growers, but they've priced themselves out of my garden. For most items, I use Pinetree now. As for all the internet order screw-up complainers out there - grow up and read the directions! They plainly state that the order is only held for 30 minutes in their system. I used excel to make a list before I used my dial-up connection - no problems! As for germination - I think this is a personal problem. I use a heating pad, the best organic potting soil, and proper sanitation and never have a problem - no matter what company the seeds come from. Thank you Pinetree - I can afford to garden because of your company!!!!