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|On Dec 9, 2014, PracticalAg Raleigh, NC (Zone 8a) wrote:
I have used JL for 6 years now, and I keep coming back due to price, viability, and speed. Whoever is running it is honest with refunds and I have had excellent luck with virtually everything that I have purchased. I don't leave reviews often, but I stand behind this company. It is well worth the "effort" to use PayPal.
|On Nov 5, 2014, guptaas EAST PATCHOGUE, NY wrote:
I found a larger selection of seeds here than anywhere else. The website has no frills but the information is very specific and useful. The ordering process is unusual but smooth using Paypal. The order mailed out in a day. Going by other commentators, if I don't succeed in germinating these seeds, it is likely going to be some error on my part.
|On Oct 15, 2014, helenahkh Gautier, MS wrote:
Great company to get seeds of rare plants, fast dependable service. Thank you.
|On Aug 21, 2014, beesberet Maywood, CA wrote:
I came across one of their catalogues from the 80s and realized I hadn't ordered in years. So glad I did because the selection is even more extensive, the germination rates remain excellent, and prices/service can't be beat. So glad they're still around for those ethnobotanical treasures.
|On Aug 21, 2014, skykik16 Bangkok,
All seeds arrived. Very fresh seeds.
|On Aug 11, 2014, CLScott Calgary,
A good place to order seeds. There are never back orders, and rarely do they run out of seeds. Orders are shipped in a timely fashion. This is definitely one of the best places to order seeds.
|On Aug 5, 2014, desertbluegrass TERLINGUA, TX wrote:
I don't know how I didn't know about J.L. Hudson/Seedsman before now but I found it. What a great website and place to go to if one needs seeds or what it takes to propagate said seeds. I ordered several seeds from about ten different plants that I was searching for and they arrived this afternoon in the mail. Great personable service! He emailed me to inform me that the seeds were on their way to me. I will be ordering more seeds from them in the very near future. I did mention that I was looking for some seeds that he did not have listed at which point he promptly emailed me that he did not have them but gave me several leads or resources to look into that might have them. This is the place to come to if you are tired of looking in the usual commercial seed and plant companies and seeing all the usual suspects for sale except for the unusual ones that you happen to be looking for.
|On Jun 11, 2014, floria Athens, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:
The first time I ordered from JL Hudson Seedsman I was very pleased with the whole experience. Their choice is amazing; the catalog is both fun and instructive. The seeds arrived in 3 days; email communication was without fault; their prices are hard to beat. Admittedly, I only ordered seeds that are relatively easy to germinate, as my skills are not quite up to par. However, everything I ordered so far has germinated without problems (following their instructions) and in a large proportion (I did not really count hundreds of directly-seeded plants). This made me place another order recently and so far I had the same excellent experience. I recommend this company wholeheartedly; I will post again when some of the more difficult seeds ordered this time have sprouted.
|On Apr 18, 2014, badgerBuddy Grantsburg, WI wrote:
This year was my first time ordering from J.L. Hudson, Seedman. I followed the instructions, for mail order(listed on their website). Everything went smoothly.
|On Apr 7, 2014, 1stripes1 portland,
United States wrote:
The company has a very informative website with a wonderful seed collection. Enjoyed the simplicity of ordering and paying by email. Even with an email glitch on my side the day I ordered, the order was handled promptly without any problems. Received the seeds within a week of ordering and am thrilled.
|On Apr 1, 2014, lineace rural Hughesville, MO (Zone 5b) wrote:
J.L. Hudson's website has an easy to use search engine, a terrific on-line catalog, great customer service and wonderful delivery. Their printed catalog contains detailed information for reference to individual seed requirements.. Totally impressed with email updates on shipment and delivery details.
|On Mar 10, 2014, obliqua Pittsburgh, PA wrote:
So many unusual seeds to choose from. I placed two orders. Great communication, very fast delivery. Wonderful seeds!!!!
|On Mar 10, 2014, adlapointe wrote:
I ordered Korean Pine from them and they shipped really fast even though I am in Canada.
|On Mar 10, 2014, chumort Chicago, IL (Zone 5b) wrote:
Posted on June 16, 2012, updated March 10, 2014
On March 10th, 2014, chumort added the following:
JL Hudson remains my favorite place to buy seed. I tell any gardener I know to check out their catalogue. This year, once again, my order arrived quickly and the seeds all have had amazing germination rates. Also my cosmos and dahlia seeds began sprouting within two days. All this and the variety they offer assures that they have something for everyone.
|On Mar 9, 2014, gardenaddict1 Protem, MO (Zone 6b) wrote:
I have ordered from JLHudsonseeds for a number of years and always a positive experience great place to find native plants from everywhere prices are great but you should order early as rare seeds can be out of stock early. Information about plants and germination requirements are superior to most. I plan to always be a loyal customer.
|On Feb 13, 2014, gardensoiree San Diego, CA wrote:
J.L. Hudson's selection is incredible; it's so unique that there are items that I haven't seen available elsewhere. While you must slow down, mail your order in, and wait…it is well worth the wait. Pay pal is an option but to really have the J.L. Hudson experience you should relax, make your selections, fill out the form, and pop it in the mail. It took me longer than I expected to make the final decisions but the website allows you to check if something is out of stock, which is helpful. Plus, I didn't have to order from 2 or 3 other places, J.L. Hudson had items that are much higher priced elsewhere or unavailable until Fall.
|On Feb 7, 2014, BarbK_FL Indialantic, FL wrote:
Learned of J H Hudson at Daves Garden so knew going in the ordering process was different. Actually, it was easy, the order was delivered in a little more than a week and the seed packets were very generous.
|On Jan 21, 2014, Celene Columbus, OH wrote:
Posted on March 28, 2013, updated January 21, 2014
On January 24th, 2012, Celene added the following:
I just ordered again for the something-teenth year in a row--always a fine selection of seeds, accurate germination instructions, and an exceptionally well-written catalog.
On March 28th, 2013, Celene added the following:
Another year of excellent service, and so many OP varieties that no one else carries. A national treasure. The website is chock full of good solid information about the plants, too.
On January 21st, 2014, Celene added the following:
Yet another year of excellent selection, excellent service.
|On Jan 8, 2014, jgwinn Long Beach, CA wrote:
JL Hudson has an excellent selection of seeds. It took a little effort to figure out how to order, but it was worth it. I will use them again.
|On Nov 30, 2013, AFMuth Eden Roc, HI wrote:
A few months ago I ordered from J.L. Hudson (around August 31st, I believe), and actually registered solely to cash in my two cents of praise. I can't remember exactly how many we ordered - three of us ordered at once to minimize shipping. It was, at any rate, about 16.
|On Nov 26, 2013, saradus Maple Park, IL wrote:
Just placed my second order. I found this seed bank through the community here on Davesgarden, and I'm so glad! Ordering was easy (online or order form via mail), it took a few minutes, but the website thoroughly lists the process of ordering and how to calculate shipping. Once I read it, I got it. The catalog is vast and has so much information. I've found myself using the catalog for reading material even after my initial order, I kept discovering new plants that I want to try. Seeds were shipped promptly and labeled with instructions. Highly recommend.
|On Jul 24, 2013, lindasta Winston, GA wrote:
J.L. Hudson has opened up a whole new plant world for me. I appreciate all the helpful info about each plant. I see a great need to restore the biodiversity of plant life in our environment, whether it be in a garden for food or medicine to heal our bodies or to heal the soil any where and every where. I have had good results from growing your seed. I also, appreciate the service and reasonable price.
|On Jun 12, 2013, MNWildflower Kasota, MN (Zone 4a) wrote:
Posted on December 4, 2012, updated June 12, 2013
On June 12th, 2013, MNWildflower added the following:
All the seeds I ordered from J.L. Hudson, Seedsman had excellent germination rates! I am extremely satisfied with the service I received & the quality of the seeds. I look forward to ordering more seeds in the future.
|On Jun 11, 2013, franzl Dillard, OR wrote:
|On May 30, 2013, wmakie Chappaqua, NY (Zone 6a) wrote:
My purchase experience with the J.L. Hudson company was more than OUTSTANDING. I had to create this account in Dave's just to sing their praises. The prices and shipping rate are more than reasonable and the seed selection is SUPERIOR. The seeds package arrived in a very timely manner. However, along with my seeds, a whole load of tiny ants decided to tag along for the ride inside the package envelop. You would think this would be a big fat negative feedback, but because of how the company representative handled the situation they turned it into a big POSITIVE.
On May 30, 2013, J.L. Hudson, Seedsman responded with:
"On Jun 1, 2013 11:05 AM, J.L. Hudson, Seedsman responded with:
This guy is so nice to post a positive review after that experience!
|On May 12, 2013, florafavours Elkhorn, WI wrote:
My 2nd order this year was done online and arrived in 3 days. Their selection is very broad and my success in germination is about the same as my own collected seed. Price and shipping costs are very reasonable. Catalog is filled with information.
|On May 10, 2013, bonzaisteve Port Mansfield, TX wrote:
LONG BEEN A CUSTOMER. GREAT SERVICE. FRIENDLY!
|On May 10, 2013, gardengrl_z7 Richmond, VA wrote:
I have been buying seeds from J.L.Hudson for a number of years now. They have a good variety of seeds that I have not seen for sale elsewhere and I have always had good results from their seeds. I have always gotten great service and communication and I highly recommend J.L.Hudson as a source of garden seeds.
|On May 9, 2013, ElementalDomain Landers, CA wrote:
This has become my favorite seed supplier. I am a veganic organic farmer and I like to try unusual plants and trees alongside the normal veggies and fruits I grow each season. JL Hudson's catalog is probably the biggest out there. He offers wonderful things like lotus seeds.
|On May 8, 2013, meldyweldy Austin, TX wrote:
I've been buying Herb Robert Seeds from JL Hudson Seeds for a few years now and they always germinate well. Today, I inquired if they had the Herb Robert Seeds and in no time I got a reply from them that they indeed have them.
|On May 8, 2013, FoxFieldFarm Liberty, ME wrote:
I always enjoy the unusual varieties to try out. Lots of interesting information, too.
|On May 7, 2013, derekoppen Charlottesville, VA (Zone 7a) wrote:
We have been buying from JL Hudson for decades for all our seeds and will continue to do so. We always get high germination from all their seeds, and so far all seeds have been true to form. An indispensable resource.
|On Apr 24, 2013, needlefrau Battle Ground, WA wrote:
This is my go-to company for hard to find seeds. I also appreciate the efforts they go to for increasing the seed availability of diminishing crops.
|On Apr 17, 2013, jenniealice Fort Bragg, CA wrote:
I made an order for seeds from J. L. Hudson and so far have been very happy with their service. I sent my request in the afternoon and they responded the next morning to confirm that the seeds were in stock. At an average of $2.50 per packet, I find their prices very good considering the varieties available. $2.50 postage for up to 40 packets of seeds is very reasonable as well. I'm always put off by companies that overcharge on shipping.
|On Apr 13, 2013, wy109 Stockton, NJ wrote:
Have only ordered twice, but both experiences have been excellent. I feel very confident in doing internet business with them. The products and the information they supply are top-notch.
|On Mar 31, 2013, BrisbaneAnne Brisbane, CA (Zone 10b) wrote:
Very nice service. The seeds I have planted so far all germinated just fine. Especially appreciate the Darwin page on his website.
|On Mar 29, 2013, Express128 Mansfield, TX wrote:
Original order had some mold in the packet/ on the seeds, contacted them via email and they quickly responded and sent a replacement. Overall, good customer service. I'll be ordering again later in the year.
|On Mar 25, 2013, eurbati MAIDSVILLE, WV wrote:
Very happy w/JLHudson.Highly Recommend.My hard to find seeds came packaged correctly and on time.
|On Mar 17, 2013, Old_Gardener Calabasas, CA wrote:
Posted on July 7, 2012, updated March 17, 2013
On February 21st, 2012, Old_Gardener added the following:
I have already received my order and everything is here - clearly labeled and well packaged (the catalog that I had requested was included, too). Thank you, JL Hudson, for the great (and invaluable) service that you provide!
On February 29th, 2012, Old_Gardener added the following:
A quick update... I am really impressed with the quality of their seed. The robinia trees are already up and growing (and only 6 days after sowing)!! I will definitely be placing another order soon.
On March 6th, 2012, Old_Gardener added the following:
I placed an additional order on Friday, 3/2. Today, Tuesday the 6th, JL Hudson notified me that they have already shipped. Thank you, JL Hudson, for another quick and easy transaction!
On March 9th, 2012, Old_Gardener added the following:
I received my package on Thursday, 3/9. Everything was there and well packed. I highly recommend JL Hudson!
On March 9th, 2012, Old_Gardener added the following:
'Sorry - the above comment should have read Thursday, 3/8.
On April 30th, 2012, Old_Gardener added the following:
I placed another order on Saturday, the 28th, for 12 packs of seed. In regard to complaints about the ordering process - ordering really is straight forward and JL Hudson provides clear directions. If this old woman can do it, anyone can! And for those that prefer a website shopping cart, please remember that this is a seedbank - there are many megalithic corporations that will provide you with a cart, but you won't get the vast selection nor, most likely, the great service that the folks at JL Hudson provide. Thank you, JL Hudson, for the invaluable public service that you provide. Without you, I would not have been able to locate half the seed that I have purchased through you (and at a bargain of a price)!
On May 5th, 2012, Old_Gardener added the following:
I received my seeds yesterday - everything was there and well packed. Germination rates for the previous orders are nearly 100% across the board and this includes many varieties of trees and shrubs. I could not be more pleased!
On July 7th, 2012, Old_Gardener added the following:
I placed yet another order on 7/2 (various Hibiscus and an ounce of Poncerus) and I received it on 7/5. JL Hudson is always the first place I check when looking for seed because they have a great selection of fresh seed, excellent germination rates, friendly customer service, good packaging, quick shipping and pricing that cannot be beat. I am a customer for life!
On March 17th, 2013, Old_Gardener added the following:
I placed my 2013 spring order on 3/12/13 (23 packets) and received it within 4 days (extremely fast - no interminable waits here - and everything looks great)! Due to JL Hudson's excellent germination rates and informative seed descriptions, I now have hundreds of tree and shrub seedlings from last year's efforts (some 2.5 feet tall or better). In addition, I have been introduced to plants that I had no idea existed, even though I have been gardening for 50 years or so. Thank you, JL Hudson, for the education!
JL Hudson continues to be my primary seed vendor due to their excellent (and fascinating) selection, exceptional germination rates, fast shipping, and friendly, professional customer service.