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Positive lakenvelder
(10 reviews)
On Jul 26, 2013, lakenvelder Chapman, KS wrote:

I was researching Bloomsdale Spinach when I found out this company was the first one to offer this type. To see if this company was did in operation I goggled and was. I found a some seeds I have been wanting and some I found interesting. I was impressed with the service. They let me know they got the order, processing and when the order was send. The delivery was not as fast as some other companies but it still was within a week. I will be ordering from this company again.

Positive fanofherky
(4 reviews)
On May 24, 2013, fanofherky Oakland, IA (Zone 4b) wrote:

Purchased 5 dahlias and a seed package on line. I forgot to provide a gift certificate information with the order, so had to call customer service on a Sunday. Operator could not resolve the issue directly but took order number and certificate number and promised a next day phone call. Received an email the next day telling me that the issue had been resolved. Bulb order arrived 2 days later and all appeared to be in good shape when planted. The only negative was the unusually high cost of shipping.

Positive scheherezade
(2 reviews)
On Jan 26, 2013, scheherezade Virginia Beach, VA wrote:

I've been ordering from Landreth for several years now and have never been disappointed. They have a huge selection of flowers, herbs and veggies and the people that work there are responsive and knowledgable when it comes to their plants and bulbs. Prices are very reasonable and shipping is fast. This is the place to go to find an amazing selection of heirlooms. Gorgeous zinnias, dahlias and many others that I haven't found anywhere else. As a confirmed tomato junkie who grows way more than I need, I still haven't run out of new choices. One last thing, the catalog! This is probably the most beautiful garden catalog you have ever seen. These are collectables that will give you many evenings of enjoyment pouring over not only the selections, but the great artwork and trivia. These are gift quality. One word of warning, more and more people have heard of Landreth these days and some of the items go fast, so order early. (The potatos and garlic are a great example)

Positive maynekitty
(1 review)
On Sep 6, 2011, maynekitty Fairburn, GA wrote:

As many of you know this company is in danger of closing which you can read about on numerous sites, blogs and the Landreth facebook page. I have ordered from then in the past and have always been pleased. If you love zinnias, it would be worthwhile to take a look at Landreths. Their printed in the U.S. catalog is beautiful and the African American Heritage seed collection unique.

Positive bmngrove
(2 reviews)
On Sep 28, 2010, bmngrove Davis, CA wrote:

I have not ordered many things from Landreth because I try to buy local. However, I could not resist the "Nenekazi" dahlia and it has performed beautifully for my in my community garden plot. I would order from them again.

Willa Pettygrove
Davis, CA

Positive gardenboy1985
(9 reviews)
On Feb 13, 2010, gardenboy1985 Stratford,
Canada wrote:

This is the first time I have ordered from this company, and so far I am pleased. They are a great resource for Heirloom varieties of seeds and from my understanding they are the oldest seed company in the US. I ordered some tomatoes and peppers. I have yet to start them yes so i'm not sure about the germination, but the packages are stamped for this year. I ordered 4 packages in total and the shipping was only $3.25 to Canada so i'm not sure why people are complaining about hight shipping costs. Will order from again!

Positive yukons_mom
(14 reviews)
On Jan 21, 2010, yukons_mom Boise, ID wrote:

I have ordered from Landreth seed for a number of years and have never had a problem. This year one of the seeds was sold out and I was called to see if I wanted a substitution or a refund. The call was placed on Monday, I replied on Monday Night and the seeds arrived today.

I have nothing but praise for this company!

Positive NathanMCarlson
(4 reviews)
On Feb 19, 2008, NathanMCarlson Coatesville, PA wrote:

Landreth is an old company (not "old" like Shumway- George Washington ordered his seeds from Landreth!). I have had nothing but great experiences with this company, and will order all my non-local seeds from them in the future. Just call their customer service once and you'll be hooked (especially if you've suffered the run-around and general apathy of other so-called "gardening suppliers" which are little more than mail-order Wal-Marts).


On February 19th, 2008, NathanMCarlson added the following:

From their website: "Among its many historic claims is the fact that the company sold seed to every American president from George Washington to Franklin D. Roosevelt." Click on the "History" link on their web page.
Positive kitchengarden
(6 reviews)
On Sep 29, 2007, kitchengarden Beltsville, MD wrote:

I placed my Asian Tempest garlic order with another seed company in plenty of time, but after several weeks, the other seed company (name withheld) said that there had been a crop failure. By this time, Asian Tempest was out of stock at most of the seed companies that I checked, or it was really expensive. I finally found some at a reasonable price at D. Landreth Seed Co. online at The bulbs arrived after only two (2) days and they are absolutely gorgeous. The cloves are very large and firm.

Positive petit_potager
(29 reviews)
On May 16, 2006, petit_potager wrote:

Landreth Seed has been offering seed to its customers for over 200 years. They offer an extensive selection of heirloom seeds and nearly 450 vegetable offerings alone. Their website would benefit from displaying photographs next to all their selections and using a larger font for those of us over 30 years old (a-hem) Their service is good and their variety is outstanding. Prices are sometimes higher than their competition however; they compensate by their service.

Positive GinaLD
(1 review)
On Sep 22, 2005, GinaLD Glenelg, MD wrote:

I am totally delighted with the D. Landreth Seed Company. I ordered several types of zinnia....all of which have produced the most amazing display in the garden. The blossoms are simply wonderful.....with sturdy stems and 6 inch flowers. In addition, I ordered vintage seed packages (both for flowers and vegetables) which are wonderful in frames or as gifts. I truly love the selection of heirloom seeds. They are unusual to find and wonderful to grow. I ordered rhubarb....when the plants arrived the roots were huge and hardy. I now only buy my gardening supplies on line from D. Landreth!

Positive columbiasprouts
(1 review)
On Apr 1, 2005, columbiasprouts Columbia, MD wrote:

Landreth Seeds has become a great little company. Since the new owners took over in 2003, the customer service has been improved 1000%. Imagine calling a company and a human actually answers the phone - a knowledgeable human who can answer gardening questions!!! And the catalog is worth every penny - with lots of new products - and seeds that actually grow! This is my second year ordering with Landreth and I can't wait for my garden to sprout! To the folks at Landreth - keep up the good work and I'll tell all my friends!

Positive scarsdalerose
(1 review)
On Mar 30, 2005, scarsdalerose Scarsdale, NY wrote:

I belong to a local garden club. We have all agreed that D. Landreth is the only place to buy quality seeds. Their extensive product line is matched with knowledgable and ever patient customer service operators. When you chat with these folks you can tell that they really believe in their product & are avid gardeners.

Positive blank22
(1 review)
On Mar 30, 2005, blank22 Newtonville, MA wrote:

I first ordered seed from Landreth in December 2003 to use as gifts. Everyone loved their seed gift pack - all are now thrilled LANDRETH customers too! Since then, all my seeds come from LANDRETH. No firm can compare to the quality of their seed line. Thanks LANDRETH - you have my highest recommendation!!!!!!!!!

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