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Neutral ApacheRosePea00
(1 review)
On Jun 3, 2014, ApacheRosePea00 Orrtanna, PA wrote:

When I first checked out this company, the reviews were all positive with one neutral. Now that I see all the negative press, I feel obligated to share my ongoing experiences.

I ordered their 6 plant minimum along with some of their fertilizers but it was about 1.5-2 weeks before my shipment was confirmed. Calls and emails went unanswered during this time until I was actually notified and was told they were switching offices.

Once confirmed, I had my shipment on the day specified so no big deal. To say I was pleased would be an over statement though. The seedlings were small and looked weak. The most important instruction page was the very last page which I happened to miss so I didn't unpack my plants as needed. I lost two of the twelve seedlings almost immediately and planting was another shot in the dark. Maybe it is because I am new but the soil medium fell apart in my hands leaving the few roots there were exposed. I stayed positive though and stuck it out.

All transplants in the garden have survived except one. Not really sure what happened to that guy but 9/12 surviving? I'll take those odds. My problem now is that my plants really are not growing but again, I am new and the weather here may be a culprit. Everything is green though and the MegaSea has definitely made a difference. I am trying the MegaFish tonight for the first time and possibly using the MegaPepe and MegaMater too.

A few things that may help others...Bryan and I have emailed one another quite a bit. He has helped me frankly more than I would expect but that is what companies that what to keep customers do right? At the same time, things seem off at times. I am not sure what the name of the business is---on the website it is one thing, on the fertilizers it is missing 'corn'. Also, while Bryan is a constant...the website has his business partner as one name but on the paperwork sent to me it says another name. I find this odd but then again, maybe stuff is going on and the business is truly in flux hence the turmoil some have experienced.

In the end, I will try them again if by summer's end I have lots of crops from their plants and fertilizer regimen. If not, then I may not. If I do, I will just remember to order sooner or put a call into them to see what is up before I order. To date, the jury is still out.

Neutral Pitcom
(24 reviews)
On May 29, 2014, Pitcom Avondale, PA (Zone 6b) wrote:

Posted on June 3, 2011, updated May 29, 2014
Posted on May 23, 2011, updated June 3, 2011
This company had a very nice selection of vegetable seeds. Especially, some of the harder to find corn varieties. After reading some positive reviews of the soil amendments sold here, i ordered some of the organic MegaSea and use in conjunction with my hydrolyzed fish oil. I will update later in the growing season to report on my experience with these items. The shipping was fast and free. I would do business with Sweet Corn Organic Nursery again.

On June 3rd, 2011, Pitcom added the following:

i ended up placing a second order to replace some corn that did not germinate well from another vendor. I ended up getting some of the serendipity corn, and received much more seeds per pack than advertised on the website. The shipping was very fast. All of the beans i planted that i got on the first order germinated well.
On May 29th, 2014, Pitcom changed the rating from positive to neutral and added the following:

Ordered a few packs of corn seed this year. Each pack was short seed count by 8-17%. I have good success in the past with this company and am dissappointed to see theor seed packs short. Company has not responded to emails. If they fail to respond I will probably purchase my corn seed elsewhere.
Neutral catesgarden
(1 review)
On Sep 21, 2013, catesgarden Santa Rosa, CA wrote:

Ordered vegie starts in February to be sure I'd have them in good time to plant. Was told they'd ship out April 15th or soon after, good enough for my NorCal location. April 15th came and went, at the 1st of May I gave them a call and was told it would "ship out this week." Didn't actually get them until almost June, then because it shipped in two orders both with the same confirmation number from the post office (methinks) the second order was lost and had to be reordered which meant I didn't get them until mid-June. And wow, these starts were tiny! They had a long way to go yet. Also, I order asparagus beans and they sent asparagus, so that had to be corrected. Long story a little shortened: I ended up buying vegie starts (actually young plants) from a local nursery to make up for possibly not having a harvest until August and I'm glad I did. I have since found that I have also been sent the wrong zucchini, eggplant, bush bean, and tomato as well.
On a positive note: the customer service people and Bryan are super nice and I think genuinely want to send you the right stuff in an appropriate amount of time, but for some reason things keep falling through the cracks, as another poster quoted.
Another positive note is that their MegaSea fertilizer is amazing, it dissolves quickly in water and my plants have really thrived with it.
My last comment is about the website: it seems to be suspended (9-21-13).

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