Comments regarding The Sample Seed ShopClick here to return to The Sample Seed Shop's listing.
You are viewing only positive comments
|On Aug 30, 2019, brahmabantam Naches, WA wrote:
I have ordered from sample seed shop on several occasions now and have only rave reviews for this company. I am overdue in leaving a positive review - I should have done it sooner. I love the low prices and the seed quantities are generous in my experience given the price, and best of all I have had excellent success with plants I started and grown from sample seed shop. At this point I've ordered and grown out about 100 different items, mostly annual flowers (larkspur, cosmos, rudbeckia, tithonia, marigold etc), but also a lot of tomatoes and a handful of perennial, herbs, and vegetable seeds. (the heirloom tomato list is amazing!) The price can't be beaten for high quality seeds. There are many plants I would never have tried if I hadn't seen them at sample seed shop just because the price of seed packets is so low it makes ordering a lot of varieties do-able. My only complaint (not really a complaint - more of a wish) is that I wish they offered more of the newer hybrids in annuals and vegetables. If yes, this would be my go-to source for all seeds. Even as is, I always check sample seed shop before making a seed order elsewhere to make sure I can't find it at sample seed shop first.
|On Mar 16, 2019, judyinmound Mound, MN wrote:
Posted on March 5, 2018, updated March 16, 2019
On March 18th, 2011, judyinmound added the following:
Ordered a second time from them because I\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'m going to be going tomato crazy this year. =D Nearly all of the seeds have germinated, which includes vegetable, herb and flowers. I\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'m very pleased with the prices as well.
On May 29th, 2012, judyinmound added the following:
2nd year, 3rd order - still happy and satisfied with the shipping time and germination of quality seeds. Thanks. =)
On January 24th, 2013, judyinmound added the following:
This makes my third year of buying seeds from The Sample Seed shop - very pleased with the quality, service, and presence on facebook. =)
On March 1st, 2014, judyinmound added the following:
4th year of purchasing from Sample Seed Shop and still very pleased with this company. =)
On September 12th, 2014, judyinmound added the following:
I love the personal touches Remy includes with all of my orders. Very appreciated. The germination rates are outstanding with her seeds. I ordered a bunch of perennials to start during the winter for more pollinators/butterflies.
On April 2nd, 2015, judyinmound added the following:
Still purchasing great quality seeds that grow into vigorous plants from this wonderful shop. ^_^
On December 27th, 2015, judyinmound added the following:
Still one of my favorite shops to purchase seeds from. I can ask her questions on facebook and she\\\\\\\'ll have a reply in quick time. I had asked her about some Korean Perilla and she made it available in her store! I also appreciate she carries OSSI-Pledged seeds, which means the seeds can\\\\\\\'t be patentable. One can freely grow/trade/hybridize seeds as long as they don\\\\\\\'t try to close the rights off to everyone else with a patent. Free the seeds! =)
On March 5th, 2017, judyinmound added the following:
I thought I had updated this, but hadn\\\'t. =) Again, another wonderful year of ordering/receiving and growing experience with Remy\\\'s seeds.
On March 5th, 2018, judyinmound added the following:
Another year with Remy\'s seeds. I have had such a great experience gardening with The Sample Seed Shop seeds. I\'ve grown so many wonderful tomatoes, flowers, peppers, and so many different types of beans.
I have seeds that are 7 yrs old from S.S. that are still germinating!
I love the variety of flowers as well. I really love primulas and she has a good amount to offer. (I\'ll be trying out baby snapdragons this year too.)
I\'ve had really good success with her seeds, enjoy her gardening community online, and I will continue to purchase from The Sample Seed Shop. Thanks!
On March 16th, 2019, judyinmound added the following:
Always happy with the variety, fast shipping and personal touches to the packaging. ^_^
On Mar 16, 2019, The Sample Seed Shop responded with:
"On Mar 5, 2017 8:36 AM, The Sample Seed Shop responded with:
Thank you for taking the time to post about your experiences! It is because of great customers like you that we are still here doing what we do. I truly appreciate!"
|On Mar 10, 2019, ConGar wrote:
Posted on March 10, 2019, updated March 10, 2019
On March 10th, 2019, ConGar added the following:
Oops, I lied. The old address is still listed under the "General Info, SHIPPING, Etc page" section, but so is the correct one, which could be confusing and may be why I myself sent my order to the wrong address. Just to be helpful the old address is still listed under the "If you do NOT want to use PayPal at all, please MAIL:" section in the smaller print.
Anyway, as per the info with the order I received (if any other old dinosaur wants to order the way I did) the mailing address is:
The Sample Seed Shop
P.O. BOX 1055
Niagara University, NY 14109
On Mar 10, 2019, The Sample Seed Shop responded with:
"On Mar 10, 2019 9:44 PM, The Sample Seed Shop responded with:
Thank you! I changed the address on the General Info page on the website, but I completely missed the smaller old address towards the top of the page! So I fixed it now. I also contacted Dave's Garden to change the address shown here as I can't fix that. Thanks again. I appreciate it :) "
|On Jul 26, 2018, irishendry Hollywood, MD wrote:
I've been ordering seeds from Remy for years and it just occurred to me I have not written a review ! Remy's sampleseeds online shop is great ! There is a great selection of veggies and flowers to choose from at great prices ! I get great germination every year ! The customer service is the best, bonus seeds are always included and shipping is always fast ! Its better than Christmas when I see a package from Remy in my mailbox ;-)
|On Apr 14, 2018, nhladyslipper Tilton, NH wrote:
Great prices, large variety of vegetable, flower, and herb seeds. I received my order quickly and started planting right away. Some I did as wintersown, (sown in jugs and basically stuck out in a snow bank to sprout when nature tells them to!) The less cold Hardy I did inside under lights as it's still too cold here or they are longer season than my actual short season lol. I must say I don't think I have ever gotten such a high germination rate on seeds from anywhere else! Even the wintersown ones have sprouted in jugs and gone through snow and freezes and are still going strong. I also like that the packages are more sized to home gardeners needs. I like to have a variety of plants rather than just one kind so I really don't need huge packages of seeds like tomatoes and peppers, that would be waste of seed and money. Thank you for offer me all these benefits, I have never been disappointed with any of my orders over the last few years, since I found your company. Wish I had found it sooner!!!
|On Apr 13, 2018, Pepperhead19 Houston, TX wrote:
Great company! I had a hard time narrowing down what tomato seeds I wanted from so much variety. I had some concerns and I was answered promptly. Shipping was relatively quick. Germination was almost 100%. I loved the bonus seeds she included with my order. I look forward to purchasing more from this company.
|On Mar 27, 2018, suzieq0497 East Aurora, NY wrote:
This is the second year I have ordered with Remy. She is amazing! She's passionate, knowledgeable, and above all, HELPFUL. Last year I had to email her a few times to get some guidance as far as which tomatoes I wanted to grow and she got back to me promptly and with some great advice. I had an awesome harvest! So far the seeds (flowers, herbs and vegetables) I've started from this years order, and last year, are germinating wonderfully. I'm looking forward to a great harvest again this year!
|On Jan 23, 2018, mswillis5 Phoenix, AZ wrote:
I have shopped with The Sample Seed shop for many years. The germination rate of the seeds is amazing and the variety keeps me coming back every year.
|On Jan 22, 2018, louie2 Fort Collins, CO wrote:
I have ordered from this company for years, mostly tomato seeds. I like to try new varieties and they have a wonderful selection! My current favorite is “Piglet Willie’s French Black”.
|On Jun 30, 2017, faerygardener Murphys, CA (Zone 7a) wrote:
This was my first year ordering from Remy. Her pricing is great and she shipped in a timely manner. It's June and I have healthy robust plants from the seed I'd ordered from her shop. I'll be ordering from her again in the future.
|On Jun 17, 2017, Schwager Pueblo, CO wrote:
I love, love, love this seed store! The quality and germination of seeds is excellent and super fast shipping. What I especially love, though, is the thoughtfulness of Remy. From the free seeds to handwritten notes, it feels like I'm getting beloved seeds from a friend! One of my very favorite plants in my garden was a free pink maltese cross she sent me years ago.
|On Jun 9, 2017, sss56 Gastonia, NC (Zone 7b) wrote:
I order quite a few flower, herb, and vegetable seeds. Everything was well packaged and I received the order very fast. A great place to order seeds.
|On Mar 27, 2017, demandy Raleigh, NC wrote:
I ordered a selection of herbs and flower seeds and all have germinated extremely well. Careful packaging and fun freebies were included, plus a reasonable price. I'm very happy.
|On Mar 23, 2017, MVIsland MA, MA (Zone 7a) wrote:
Posted on January 10, 2016, updated March 23, 2017
On January 10th, 2016, MVIsland added the following:
Fortgot to add: The Sample Seed Shop always adds a free mystery \"Bonus\" seed packet with every order. And she is mindful of sending a \"Bonus Seed Packet\" that is in line with what type of seeds you order.
On March 23rd, 2017, MVIsland added the following:
~~~~ March 20, 2017 ~~~~~
Remy is somebody everybody can count on. I have been buying seeds from her for years now. She is honest, and cares about every single customer that places an order with her. Well over 100 comments and ZERO negative feedback! That says a LOT about Remy! She packs a lot of seeds in those plain coin envelopes.....I personally don't need to pay for fancy seed envelopes, I only care whats inside them....
Thanks again Remy.....you are one of the very few online sites I trust to buy seeds from!
On Mar 23, 2017, The Sample Seed Shop responded with:
"On Mar 23, 2017 6:06 PM, The Sample Seed Shop responded with:
As I've said before, Thank you for taking the time to post about your experiences! It is because of great customers like you that we are still here doing what we do. I truly appreciate it!"
|On Feb 5, 2017, PaulF0112 wrote:
I have ordered seeds from Remy for years, mostly tomato seeds. My latest was for peppers seeds and they have the same excellent quality and price. This is one of the best seed sellers on the net.
|On Feb 5, 2017, RobThomas Readyville, TN wrote:
First time ordering from The Sample Seed Shop. Ordering was easy, and Remy was quick to respond to email. The website indicates a minimum of 15 seeds per pack, but every pack of seeds had at least twice that. The bonus pack that was included wasn't just an unpopular or poor seller, it was a somewhat rare and a very much in demand tomato. Will definitely order again. Thanks, Remy!
|On Dec 2, 2016, PlantsnobIN Paoli, IN wrote:
Ordered and rec'd the seeds in a matter of 3 days. 3 bonus packs even on my relatively small order. Generous amounts of seeds, very low cost. Wonderful as always.
|On Dec 2, 2016, SeanGB1975 Bellevue, WI wrote:
Posted on November 27, 2014, updated December 2, 2016
On March 24th, 2014, SeanGB1975 added the following:
Ordered for a second time, same personable and reliable service as the first time. Having great success with my first seeds! Everything germinated but my Monkey Ass tomatoes. Not sure if Remy is trying to tell me something...
On November 27th, 2014, SeanGB1975 added the following:
3rd time ordering and same great personable service...love the bonus seeds. Last year I had excellent germination rates with her seeds, very generous with the qty of seeds provided. I recommend The Sample Seed Shop to anyone and everyone! Thanks Remy.
On December 2nd, 2016, SeanGB1975 added the following:
4th time ordering from The Sample Seed Shop and same great results, as far as price, speed, professionalism, and selection. In years past I've had great germination results so I expect the same. Besides all of the above, I love the small business feel and attention you genuinely receive from this place. You can tell Remy loves what she's doing. Thanks again!
On Dec 2, 2016, The Sample Seed Shop responded with:
"On Mar 24, 2014 8:22 PM, The Sample Seed Shop responded with:
Oh no! But that was funny. I do have a small stash of them still, so I can send you another pack. I just need to know which Sean this is so I can send a new pack. "
|On Jun 9, 2016, Pinetucky Swainsboro, GA (Zone 8b) wrote:
This is one of my favorite sources for seeds. The seeds are always true to name and germinate well.
|On Feb 17, 2016, Lilyhazen Ellijay, GA wrote:
Great, quick service.
|On Jun 5, 2015, mom2goldens Carmel, IN (Zone 5b) wrote:
Posted on January 30, 2010, updated June 5, 2015
On June 5th, 2015, mom2goldens added the following:
Have been ordering from Sample Seed Shop for several years now and have been very pleased with the variety of seed, great germination and friendly service. Love being able to order smaller amounts of seed at a reasonable price. This is the first place I check when selecting tomato and other seeds for my garden.
|On Jun 5, 2015, Gully Ellicott City, MD wrote:
Posted on May 15, 2014, updated June 5, 2015
On May 15th, 2014, Gully added the following:
Just received my second order. Such a nice variety of seeds to choose from and a bonus packet is always enclosed with seeds suited for your growing zone. Seeds from the last order grew beautifully and I am sure I will be well pleased with the germination rate this year as well.
On June 5th, 2015, Gully added the following:
Received two orders for this planting season. As always, the germination rate is fantastic. The detailed web site helps you to decide what will be a good fit for your garden and the bonus seeds you get with your order are always a treat!
|On Apr 25, 2015, Angelady7 Ruidoso, NM (Zone 6a) wrote:
This was my first time ordering. Everything was shipped quickly without issues. Customer service is the best I've seen when ordering seeds. I will definitely order again and highly recommend her site to friends. You won't be disappointed!
|On Apr 24, 2015, SamNJ South Amboy, NJ wrote:
This is by far my favorite place to order seeds from. With other seed catalogues, I tend to wait for a good sale before I order and then shipping seems to take forever. The Sample Seed Shop ALWAYS has great prices and fast shipping. I love the quality of the seeds and have never had a problem with germination. I received my most recent order in the mail yesterday (love the cheerfully decorated package) and started planting the new seeds right away. As usual, there was a generous amount of seeds in each seed packet. And the bonus pack went along great with the "theme" of the other seeds I ordered. It's a pleasure to order from this company and I have no doubt I'll continue to do so.
|On Apr 16, 2015, Kellywpa wrote:
Posted on April 1, 2015, updated April 16, 2015
On April 16th, 2015, Kellywpa added the following:
I received my 2nd order the other day and as I was with the first order, I am very happy with the service and selection that Remy provides. The seeds from the first batch two weeks ago are all coming along nicely. I can’t wait until we are past the last frost times so I can get them outside and show them off!
|On Mar 4, 2015, johnboyjjm Artemus, KY (Zone 6b) wrote:
Received my 2cd order placed with Remy last week. Everything went very smooth and was in order. Great company and great people. Thanks for the bonus packet too. I will be ordering again.
|On Feb 9, 2015, LanfrancoLeo Harrisburg, PA wrote:
Posted on November 21, 2013, updated February 9, 2015
On November 21st, 2013, LanfrancoLeo added the following:
11/20/13 update, after around 4 days from sowing my phacelia campanularia (california bluebell) already germinate!!!! Proof that my positive comment was not wrong
On February 9th, 2015, LanfrancoLeo added the following:
I come back to Remy to order some more fun variety that I did not tried last year. Since the result of last year (very good quality of seed, both in terms of germinability and consistency with the cultivar that I ordered), I mad a much bigger order....This year I started ultra-early with my seeds and I can already tell the performance of Remy`s seed for the 2015 season in a single word: FANTASTIC.
All the species that I planted so far germinate rapidly, even in not perfect condition (my basement have appropriate light setting but temperature is around 50s)....I could not be happier with Remy...she gave like usual Bonus seeds that are always appreciated!!I
To be precise , below I reported list of plants that I sow and that few days later (reported) happily germinated:
Centaurea moschata 'Imperialis' (germination: 5 days)
Matthiola incana 'Sugar and Spice (germination: 4-6 days)
Ipomoea nil 'Mount Fuji Mix' (germination: 4 days at 60 degree)
Agastache foeniculum (Anise Hyssop) (germination: 8days)
Zinnia 'Burpeeana Giants Mix'(germination: 5 days at 60 degree)
Lime Basil (germination 8-12 days)
Lemon Mint/Balm (Monarda citriodora) (germination 10 days)
Celeriac 'Giant Prague' (Root Celery) (germination 12 days)
I will update the species that I will plant later this month and the ones that I winter sow.....
|On Jan 23, 2015, paully37 Ann Arbor, MI wrote:
What a great shop! Remy offers a lovely selection, generous seed counts and low prices. He ships and responds to emails quickly. What more could you want?
|On Dec 27, 2014, Ryan301 Salt Lake City, UT (Zone 6b) wrote:
I ordered from this company early 2014, and could not have been more pleased with them.
|On Oct 25, 2014, DavidLMo St Joseph, MO wrote:
Exceptional selection and value is superb. Good communication and shipping.
|On Sep 15, 2014, PhilaGardener Outside Philadelphia, PA (Zone 7a) wrote:
This was my first year getting seeds from The Sample Seed Shop. Everything I planted had great germination rates and grew true to type. I will be a repeat customer for sure! Thanks again, Remy!
On Sep 15, 2014, The Sample Seed Shop responded with:
"On Sep 16, 2014 8:57 PM, The Sample Seed Shop responded with:
Thank you for being the 100th review!! It is very special to make that milestone. A lot of orders went out to get to this point.
|On Sep 12, 2014, valal Natick, MA wrote:
I ordered a bunch of seeds for winter sowing and wasvery pleased with selection and my experience once I ordered. Excellent communication.....they let me know when seeds were beingmailed out (I had seeds in apprx one week). I liked the 'personal touches' as well (hand stamped seed envelopes) and would rate my experience a '10' and order again.
|On Jul 26, 2014, missnatural East Hartford, CT wrote:
I was looking for a vining summer squash, and found The Sample Seed Shop through Google. I ordered, and have since planted the Tromboncino squash, as well as a new (for me) kind of bean, Tennessee Greasy Mix.
|On Jul 19, 2014, hilomark Homer, NY (Zone 5a) wrote:
A great company that I'm pleased is located in NY!
|On Jul 11, 2014, BarbK_FL Indialantic, FL wrote:
Excellent Transaction; Super quick delivery; nice bonus pack; I am very pleased; For $20, (including shipping), it is amazing how many packets of seeds there were.
|On Jul 8, 2014, quietone613662 Massena, NY wrote:
This is my second year ordering seeds from Remy and I have nothing but positive experiences with her.The seeds have a great germination rate.They produce beautiful healthy plants. She has a wonderful selection of perennials that grow in colder zone.Her seeds are reasonably priced and the bonus seeds are great.What gardener can say no to free seeds.
|On Jun 5, 2014, donschia Tulsa, OK wrote:
This is my absolute favorite place to order seeds. I am always impressed with the prices and amazing personal attention from the owner, Remy. Always a great selection, bonus pack thrown in for fun, seedcounts rounded WAY up :), and fast turn around time too.
|On Apr 4, 2014, SHELBYCOREALTOR Fairfield, AL wrote:
My order was correct. Received it in time expected. Will update if seeds do not germinate.
|On Apr 1, 2014, mfallert Ann Arbor, MI wrote:
nicely organized website, order was processed quickly, seeds are packaged nicely, very reasonably priced, great to be able to get small packs of lots of different kinds of seeds. This is a family operation and you can feel the personal touch in packing and shipping. I've planted most of my seeds, and all of them are sprouted and well on their way. Can't wait to get them in the ground!