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|On Jan 10, 2019, Basil989 Pueblo, CO (Zone 5b) wrote:
I ordered from Stokes despite some pretty large misgivings. I refuse to give them a negative rating though I was unhappy with the way things went, because I did order during their free shipping event, which I acknowledge must have been hectic (more on that in a bit). It did however take a very long time, with the status of my order changing many times of the several weeks it took to even ship.
|On Nov 29, 2013, SeniorGardening Sullivan, IN wrote:
Posted on November 12, 2012, updated November 29, 2013
On November 29th, 2013, SeniorGardening changed the rating from positive to neutral and added the following:
Thirty years of good seed and service has to be worth something. In this case, it means a change to a neutral (from positive) rating for Stokes Seeds instead of a negative rating.
We received "hard" geranium seed from stokes last year, an item still hotly contested by the president of Stokes. We also found that they sell old seed from the previous season that still meets their and federal germination requirements as new seed.
Stokes' reasoning on selling old seed as new was basically that "everybody is doing it." I refused to accept such excuses from my students over thirty-four years in the classroom, and I'm not about to accept such an excuse for such a dubious practice, even from a respected seed company. Stokes should be a leader in providing folks with fresh seed with the insurance that it isn't year-old seed that has been re-tested and re-labeled.
|On Mar 6, 2010, DOROTHY123 Goreville, IL wrote:
1.) I filled out a long list of items for my cart, on-line. When I got to the end (even tho it provided an order #) my cart was EMPTY. I just wasted about 2 hours.
|On Jan 24, 2010, Carolsflowers Brunswick, MO (Zone 5a) wrote:
Stokes catalog is very informative with a wide selection & quality seed. Their service was good. My neutral rating is caused by the fact that most of the seed is treated. While some folks prefer this, I do not. This fact does not seem to be mentioned in the catalog in a manner for the customer to make a decision. The treated seed issue is the ONLY reason for not posting a positive rating.
|On Feb 10, 2007, bestgardener Cincinnati, OH wrote:
Stokes has a great selection and great seeds. The only problem I have had in the past is slow service. Shipping costs don't necessarily bother me since I buy a lot seeds. Also I have had problems ordering on line, so I usually have to call in my order.
|On Jan 31, 2007, ilithiya Salem, OR (Zone 8a) wrote:
I haven't grown out my seeds yet, so my comments are just about the service and ordering process.
|On Jan 22, 2006, oswald Wausaukee, WI wrote:
Suggestion: pack small/dust size seeds in double packets. In my order minute seeds of Clarkia, Chamomile, Xeranthemum, Silene all stuck in corners and eges of large packet, difficult to extract. Only Gypsophila was in double packet. Ordered some extra packets as gifts, but their appearance is dreadful -- might discourage the recipient. Could packages be of the same quality as the visually excellent catalogue?
|On Jan 25, 2003, elfeik Near Kansas City, MO (Zone 6a) wrote:
|On Dec 18, 2002, CountryGardens Lewisville, MN (Zone 4a) wrote:
We have ordered from them for years. Always slow because they must wait for check to clear. Must send it to tim-buck-too as long as it takes. Anyway thought we would order off their web site, (do this with other companies & seeds come in record time)have been sitting here for nearly an hour waiting for order to go through. Finally page came up claiming heavy traffic, at midnite? I think they need to hire Dave to set up a decent web site or buy a new computer that can handle things for them! I will keep trying because they have things that we probably can't get elsewhere.
|On Jan 1, 1998, YvonneandGeo wrote:
I've received a Stokes catalog for the last 2 years but never ordered from them. Their cultivars seemed more appropriate for commercial growers than for a kitchen gardener interested more in taste than in shipping and storage.