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|On Apr 5, 2011, RDL2 Des Plaines, IL wrote:
Great service. Ordered on a Thursday, shipped Friday and arrived Monday. Will shop here again.
|On Apr 4, 2011, Fiona5 San Jose, CA wrote:
I was warned there might be a delay, and it did take longer than expected, just over 2 weeks. Seeds have germinated, I'm happy.
|On Mar 12, 2011, gorganzola Raleigh, NC (Zone 7b) wrote:
I have ordered several times from this company, and, indeed, they are the first place I go if I need something. Not only has the seed has been great every time, but the shipping has been very fast. On first glance, one might suspect that the method of payment is a bit awkward, but whoever does the billing/shipping seems to be VERY on top of things. Generally, I receive my order a 5-7 days after I order. For across the country, this is awesome, and, in fact, better than I have gotten from other places much closer to me. Very swift service, very good product, which means a definite recommendation from me.
|On Feb 27, 2011, oak_tree_01 upstate NY, NY (Zone 5a) wrote:
Posted on November 27, 2010, updated February 27, 2011
On February 27th, 2011, oak_tree_01 added the following:
Yet another excellent batch of seeds from them! I love their ecclectic collection. The seed varieties they offer varies somewhat from year to year, and the website lists new arrivals not in the print catalog. Highly recommended.
|On Feb 22, 2011, m005k Gorham, ME wrote:
This company is excellent. Low prices and vast selection. Quick shipping also. I have made many small orders over the years and always been satisfied.
|On Feb 18, 2011, OlympicWino Shelton, WA wrote:
I have been ordering from JL Hudson for ten years and they are simply EXCELLENT! They have educated me about sinister things going on with the federal government and the FDA and the USDA since before it was fashionable! We gardeners should all be thankful for their existence...seeds are available here that are nowhere else. They have awesome books and pamphlets, check them out too...and they are awesome about posting customer comments in the catalog and the website. I can't say enough positive things about these people. My number one place to order seeds!
|On Feb 5, 2011, susanj21 Flower Mound, TX wrote:
Not the first time I have found unique and interesting seeds at J L Hudson Seedsman. This time, I was looking for heirloom vegetable seeds. I learned so much just reading the descriptions and information on their site, and found just what I wanted.
|On Feb 5, 2011, tonistreasures Coshocton, OH wrote:
I haven't yet received my order and wrote to inquire about what may have happened to it. Having immediately shipped the order after it was received, JLHudson, Seedsman, took his time to explain the reasons there could be a delay in my receiving it, especially at this snowy, icy, time of year, and was very polite about it, even offering to replace the order if it didn't arrive soon, although I had not purchased insurance. I recommend this super company, and one that I will order from again.
|On Feb 4, 2011, chiku Oakland, CA wrote:
Tried to order seeds and had problems with Paypal. Company followed up with me and was very patient till Paypal was able to process my payment, one and a half weeks later. I received an email from JL Hudson when the payment had gone through to let me know they were mailing my seeds on 2/1. Got the packet on 2/2. Very impressed with the customer service and quick delivery. Will follow up on product once I've had a chance to see how the seeds perform.
|On Jan 16, 2011, Tabacum Mantua, OH (Zone 5a) wrote:
Posted on February 3, 2009, updated January 16, 2011
On January 16th, 2011, cannabinatea added the following:
1/16/2011........Ordered seeds again, from J.L. Hudson, Seedman.....seeds arrived quickly and well packaged....
This year is the 100th year for seed distribution for this
company.....no genetically engineered seeds are available here, which is a blessing! Vegetable seeds offered here are open pollinated with many heirloom varieties....lots of information on hard to germinate seeds
along with the availability of Gibberellic Acid Kits. Good source for seeds from plants in other countries.
|On Dec 31, 2010, Windy Belleville , IL (Zone 6b) wrote:
Posted on March 27, 2005, updated December 31, 2010
On January 12th, 2007, Windy added the following:
This year 2007 I had another order placed and one of the seed packets was the wrong type. I sent an email explaining the problem and a packet was sent out the next day with the correct seeds.
As luck would have it, the packet was lost in the Christmas mail volume. I again wrote an email asking if the seeds were sent and was told they were. They said they would send out another packet the next day. I received the packet today. YEAH!
Good customer service communication. I have ordered from them many times and never had a problem. I am sorry about the seeds but glad to find they also follow through when the post office doesn't. They also let me keep the packet of seeds that were the wrong type. Can't beat that.
On December 31st, 2010, Windy added the following:
Ordering again from this company since I moved to another zone. Unfortunately I moved from 7a to 6a. Shorter growing season.
I ordered from them and was wondering about the order taking a while and if I had done the Paypal thing right. I didn't have to contact them about the delay. I received an email from them unsolicited. Something rare in the mail order business for sure.
They explained the delay and now I am reassured about the order and have peace of mind I did it right.
Can't wait to get back to my flower seed planting this season coming up. Since I am getting older I find seed planting much easier than having to dig holes for planting established plants.
If you haven't tried this company, I recommend it. They offer some of the rarer seeds and the germination instructions to help those less experienced.
|On Dec 23, 2010, Bird_Brain Beverly Hills, CA wrote:
Ordered from them again this year. As always they have unusually low cost, obscure varieties, and good customer service. Speaking of customer service I thought I was strange ordering on Saturday night slightly drunk, then I got a response Sunday afternoon. Do they take days off? Ever? You are taking Christmas off right?
On Dec 23, 2010, J.L. Hudson, Seedsman responded with:
"On Dec 25, 2010 5:38 PM, J.L. Hudson, Seedsman responded with:
Thanks for the positive review! It is Christmas day, and yes, we do work on Christmas. Our traditional Christmas is sticking stamps on catalogs, preparing the big annual mailing which goes out the first mailing day after. This time of year is very busy, getting the catalog ready, dealing with all the seeds coming in from collectors all over the world, and getting the new website ready to upload. And don't forget inventory! If Christmas came in July, we could take the day off... But all this preparation should be done by New Year's, so with luck we will head for the city and dance till dawn... But the turkey is in the oven, and we will be quitting early today to enjoy our feast. So merry Christmas to everybody!"
|On Nov 21, 2010, Lynn1223 Rio Linda, CA wrote:
Easy ordering, fast shipping, good overall first experience. Appreciate the hard-to-find seeds. Will most likely order again!
|On Nov 8, 2010, pickyeater Chicago, IL wrote:
I just harvested my quinoa patch. The plants are really pretty and the leaves made a great soup. Nearly 100% germination of seeds, and I don't know who else even offers this seed. Great prices and fast shipping, too.
|On Aug 1, 2010, Rockygateruss Glasgow, VA wrote:
Back in the 1980s and 1990s I was able to garden and was a customer of J.L.Hudson, Seedsman. For many years I was unable to garden. Now that the situation is better and I can plant a garden, I remembered J.L. Hudson, Seedsman. I found their website and was very impressed by it. In fact, their prices were not much higher than those of the '80s and '90s. Their selection was greater too and the amount of information was fantastic. I placed an order (all Salvias, my featured plant) and was pleasantly surprised by the attention given to this one order. I also included a GA-3 Kit to help with any seeds that have presented problems in the past. Now I hope to survive another year (his business is just 10 years older than I.) to see the final results of this association.
|On Jul 31, 2010, Kalpavriksha Sarasota, FL wrote:
I'm extremely pleased with this company. I've ordered from them for years.
|On Jun 24, 2010, Silver_Cat Ridgeland, MS (Zone 8b) wrote:
Posted on January 12, 2010, updated June 24, 2010
On June 24th, 2010, Silver_Cat added the following:
Second time ordering online. Good common-sense liberals and passionate about their mission. :) Told them why I needed more Coix bead seeds, and they wrote a note on the order form-- happy that someone was using these for beads.
Bonus: The stamp on the seed supplement was Mark Rothko's "Orange and Yellow". It's very cool to find your favorite painting in the mailbox.
|On Jun 19, 2010, slugimpaler Seattle, WA wrote:
I've been ordering from JL Hudson for years. Ordering by mail always took about 7-10 days from the day I mailed the order to receiving the seeds. Now with ordering online and paying with Paypal I usually receive the order in 2-4 days. I've had better luck with JL's seed germination than any other seed company. I particularly like the nick and soak seeds: ipomea, poinceana, etc. as they are a sure thing germination-wise. Yesterday I got some corms and have ordered tubers in the past: amorphoplallus, arisaema, arum, etc. The prices are very reasonable. They're great to do business with!
|On May 22, 2010, cactusgal Rock Creek, BC (Zone 4a) wrote:
I've been buying seeds from J. L. Hudson for about 35 years and have never been disappointed other than when something I really wanted was out of stock by the time I ordered, not their fault of course. In the early years I used to pay by personal cheque (from Canada). One year the cheque didn't clear so I communicated with them about it. They said that banks in the U.S. were now charging a huge processing fee so they didn't cash my cheque and that I should just accept the seeds as a gift (about $30 worth, if I recall) and pay a different way next time. How many companies would do that?
|On May 21, 2010, Kuon Carlton, OR wrote:
I have ordered from this company for years. I have never experienced anything but the best service and the most "honest" seeds. (They tell you if germination is low or difficult, etc.) I have a nursery and order seeds from all over the US and certain other countries. None has been as true to what they advertise as Hudson Seeds. And no one else provides seeds at such a good price, AND without putting a ridiculous shipping surcharge on them! Number ONE in my book!
|On May 20, 2010, VirginiaGardens Warrenton, VA wrote:
Posted on April 6, 2010, updated May 20, 2010
On May 20th, 2010, VirginiaGardens added the following:
Excellent results with seeds already planted. Ordered more seeds as I acquired additional garden space. Fast response to orders, seeds mailed quickly and were again well packaged. My only source for seeds.
|On May 19, 2010, loriann1850 Cadillac, MI wrote:
I have ordered from JL Hudson for at least 20 years now.I have always been thrilled with their seeds.They strive to perform with integrity and I believe that they do it well.I grow almost all of the plants in my garden and have had great results with their seeds.I have not been disapointed or sorry to have ordered from them-Thank you JL Hudson for wonderful service,seeds and an information packed catalogue that sets you apart in the seed world!
|On Apr 13, 2010, JLecru Industry, PA wrote:
This is my 3rd year using J.L. Hudson as a seed resource, and I can't imagine planning for a planting season without them.
|On Apr 9, 2010, elmergarden Lake Oswego, OR wrote:
excellent service -- I definitely will shop their site again
|On Apr 3, 2010, catnapt Manchester, NH wrote:
I've been ordering seeds and books from this company for years & will continue to do so, even though I am only able to grow plants indoors now. The printed catalog has so much information and is a complete joy to read. I look forward to the new one every year.
|On Apr 1, 2010, MrShowalter Baltimore, MD wrote:
Easy ordering, paid by PayPal, and they shipped quickly without any mistakes. I'll let you know how the seeds do under my poor and inexperienced hands.
|On Mar 31, 2010, msjuris Pine Grove, PA (Zone 6a) wrote:
I have been ordering seeds, for the family garden, from JL Hudson for three years now. He carries some of our favorite varieties and always has something new to entice us. We've had excellent results as far as germination goes and the harvests are plentiful.
|On Mar 30, 2010, PinetopPlanter Auburn Four Corners, PA (Zone 5a) wrote:
I ordered approximately 10 packets of seed from them and paid by PayPal. The packets arrived in less than a week. Impressive, given this very busy time of year for the seed business. The packets are no-frills, but contain a good amount of seed for a home gardener. It's also great to find old, and not-so-old, varieties that other catalogues have dropped to make room for the latest craze. I'm very happy with their service.
|On Mar 27, 2010, SallyJane2 Hanover, NH wrote:
I appreciated their clear listings of available seeds and an example of how to fill out an online order form. The confirmation of shipment arrived promptly and I'm looking forward to a colorful spring and summer hillside.
|On Feb 19, 2010, Plantenman Amsterdam,
Today my first order arrived, perfectly on time and professionally wrapped. I am sure I will grow some great plants from their seeds!
|On Feb 16, 2010, rozannasrose Beckville, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:
I have been doing business with J.L. Hudson for over 20 years and have only had the very best of experiences. The mere fact that you can read the catalog and learn the proper pronunciation of botanical is enough to endear me to them.
|On Jan 26, 2010, greengarden_bev SW Ontario,
Another year, another happy seed request to J.L. Hudson. I enjoy all aspects of the experience-- poring over the tiny print on the print catalogue, smiling at the pithy and oddball quotes scattered through it, reading the verbose, homespun yet functional web site.
|On Dec 14, 2009, Dav64 Myrtle Beach, SC wrote:
I enjoy dealing with this company. They have a great seed collection that I can't find anywhere else. Don't let their slightly more complicated on-line ordering scare you from not purchasing from them. You send them an e-mail of your order, then go to pay-pal to pay them if you want to pay by credit card. It's a folksy way of doing business but they are so professional about e-mailing you a confirmation and letting you know what is going on during the order.
|On Oct 21, 2009, g_whizz rosetta TASMANIA,
purchased bulk lilium seed.arrived in australia in about 14 days.seedlings are up and look great........very proffessional
|On Jun 12, 2009, glassbrain vancouver,
I have ordered from J.L. Hudson for years, they came with the highest recommendations from my friends. Seeds have always arrived quickly, well packaged, clearly labelled. Their selection, service, and quality is absolutely unrivalled.
|On Jun 8, 2009, Rareseedman Birmingham,
United Kingdom wrote:
5*** Star I have been dealing with him since about 1993. Cannot recommend more, highly commended. Even when busy he has taken the time for a personalised response, very quick delivery to the UK, no problems ever. Seed has always had excellent germination, I had some stored since 2003 it germinated in 2009, BRAVO!
|On Jun 8, 2009, Suzcook Pekin, IL wrote:
This is a wonderful catalog for gardeners who crave the unusual. It is written with accurate descriptions and my order always arrives promptly. I also appreciate the low prices. Thanks!
|On May 9, 2009, carolrees Arlington, VA (Zone 7a) wrote:
I ordered 1 package of seeds (Lychnis Viscaria splendens) which I am so happy to find since I can't find plants of this anymore and I want some more for my garden. I was shocked at how fast it arrived - just 2 days from when I ordered the seeds.
|On Apr 1, 2009, evelyn_inthegarden Sierra Foothills, CA (Zone 8a) wrote:
What a nice company! And excellent customer service. I made an error in addition, as well as not figuring the sales tax. When I realized that this happened, I immediately emailed them, but also I was emailed, too, in a most friendly way. I made the the payment through PayPal, and I got the seeds the next day!