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Negative hswargo
(4 reviews)
On Jun 1, 2016, hswargo Coudersport, PA wrote:

I have ordered online plants for years. I have never had a bad experience before my order with Sweet Corn Organic Nursery. I wish I had researched them before ordering, as I see on here and on Yelp they have bad reviews for their live plants and mixed reviews for their seeds.

I ordered in two separate orders (because after the first order went through, I realized I needed more and I forgot broccoli)-

Your Order Contains the Following Items:
2 x Dill (Bouquet) Heirloom Herb Seedling
2 x Genovese Basil Heirloom Herb Seedling
1 x Dark Green Flat Italian Parsley Heirloom Herb Seedling
1 x Blue Lake Pole Heirloom Bean Seedling
1 x Lavender Heirloom Herb Seedling
1 x Dill (Bouquet) Heirloom Herb Seedling
1 x Green Sprouting Heirloom Broccoli Seedling
1 x Genovese Basil Heirloom Herb Seedling

Therefore, by my count and their BOGO deal, I was supposed to receive 6 dill plants, 6 basil plants, 2 parsley plants, 2 beans, 2 lavender, and 2 broccoli.

When the package came, weeks later, it was a very small box. Inside, the "seedlings" were shockingly small, to the point where it looked as though the seeds had been planted and sprouted during the shipping! I am not exaggerating when I say that these "seedlings" were less than 1/2" tall. They were packed in potting mix that disintegrated upon unpacking, leaving bare root tiny seedlings, and I didn't receive even half of my order.

I received two tiny lavender sprigs, two tiny parsley sprigs (honest to God, I have received larger parsley on plates in restaurants), two basil sprigs, and two green bean leaves. These were each packed inside the same little pot, so the BOGO ad was disingenuous at best. I wish I could upload pics. For >$60, this was a huge shock and disappointment.

Needless to say, I didn't receive ANY dill or broccoli at all. And I was woefully shorted on the basil. The "seedlings" were a joke. I expected to receive the same size of plants that I at least receive at the local store, which are healthy and at least 2 inches tall with more than one leaf. THAT is what I expect for a seedling.

This company has no way of meaningful contact. Email is unresponsive and the phone is too.

I have never felt so cheated out of my money. What a huge waste. I wouldn't even want replacements and my order completely fulfilled because the quality and size of these plants are so crappy that I just want a refund so I can try to get replacements elsewhere. If I wanted barely started seeds, I would have done it myself at home for less than $10. What a ripoff. Avoid at all costs.

Negative BarbL70
(1 review)
On May 20, 2015, BarbL70 North Wales, PA wrote:

so upset-I will NEVER place another order online till I do a THOROUGH look at reviews. Wish I had seen this site before I ordered. I got a box today from Sweet Corn; it is less than 1/3 of what I ordered. Called them-voicemail boxes are full, I cannot leave a message. Great. Tried to email them not 1x, not 2x but 3x (at [email protected], [email protected] and [email protected]) All three emails came back as undeliverable. Calling my bank now and placing a dispute. I'm not even sure if these plants are what they are labeled, I'm no expert but I know what lavender looks like and this seedling does NOT look like lavender. ugh. DO NOT SHOP HERE unless you like headaches and have money to throw away.

Negative gardenerinny
(1 review)
On May 11, 2015, gardenerinny Ossining, NY wrote:

Granted, the plants I ordered were described as seedlings. But for $5.98 I expected a plant with some decent roots and more than six or seven leaves. I felt I wasted $50

Negative layneb
(1 review)
On May 28, 2014, layneb Feasterville-Trevose, PA wrote:

I will start by saying that my experience with SweetCornOrganics was during last year's gardening season, but seeing that people are having the same experiences that I did I had to leave a review this year.

Never having heard of SCO I placed a $300 order in April of 2013. By the end of May I had no plants and no way of contacting the company, emails went unanswered and the VM box was always full.

I posted a negative comment on their FB page threatening to contact my credit card company which finally got notice from them.

I got an email and a phone call, they were nice and apologetic and did finally send my order.

Half of it was wrong and what did arrive was not in great condition, small, broken, dry.

After a second shipment - still in poor condition - I gave up trying to get my money's worth.

It was not until the surviving plants started to grow and reap fruit that I realized that some of them were not the varieties that I had ordered.

Overall a very bad experience that I would like to save others from.

Negative cafelily
(1 review)
On May 23, 2014, cafelily wrote:

I ordered from Sweet Corn for the first time last week. The plants came, some ok. some not ok. dried leaves and roots on some. I followed the instructions that came with the plants. I am not a novice, but by the next day I had lost a third of my order.
Tried to email, but they did not respond. Called after that but still they did not reply to my voice message. I wont be giving any more orders to a company who ignores customers.

Negative msenajean
(1 review)
On May 21, 2014, msenajean Richwood, OH wrote:

Finally received my order from this company and I am very disappointed with the plants I received. They are so tiny and frail. I mean less than an inch of growth on 4 of them and barely 2 inches on the other 4. These tiny plants were wrapped tightly in plastic and very dry. It was raining the day I received them so I couldn't put them in the ground. I tried unwrapping one to water it and the soil around it just crumbled away and I was left with a bare root so I had to repot it. I poked holes in the other tiny packages and set them in a bowl of water. I have them planted now and and I think maybe half of my plants will not survive. I feel I've been ripped off, not just because of the casualties, but because the pictures on the website showed what looked to be strong healthy 5-6 inch plants. I have tried to contact the company 2 times since my delivery and they haven't responded. What a waste of money and these weren't cheap!

Negative minami
(3 reviews)
On May 13, 2014, minami wrote:

It's been almost a month since I placed my order with Sweet Corn Organic Nursery and I have yet to receive my order OR any update regarding the order. I have emailed and called (only to be sent to voicemail) and don't know how else I can get in contact with customer service. Frustrating!! I planned an area in the garden just for the plants I ordered and don't know whether or not I should just give up on this order and file a complaint through Paypal to get my money back, and purchase plants elsewhere for the empty space in my garden...

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