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32 positives
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Neutral Lilyhazen
(13 reviews)
On Feb 7, 2015, Lilyhazen Ellijay, GA wrote:

Posted on February 7, 2015, updated February 7, 2015
Posted on February 6, 2015, updated February 7, 2015
I have loved the seeds of this company. I grow many kinds of beans, and theirs do well. However, my order of 10 days ago has not been shipped, and this early in the season I would expect them to get here quickly,

On February 7th, 2015, Lilyhazen added the following:

Vermont Bean is another company that uses the "blended" delivery method of both UPS and USPS. My experience indicates that this lengthens the time the package is in transit. Put the seeds into a padded envelope and send it! They also say it went out February 4, although I never got a confirmation email on this.

ALL companies that use the blended delivery method need to rethink this. At least, in my rural area, this does not seem to work well, especially when charged $5-10 for delivery!
On February 7th, 2015, Lilyhazen changed the rating from negative to neutral and added the following:

I am changing my rating based on receiving my order (less one pack that is backordered) today, 3 days after the company says it was sent.

I am hoping the seeds do as well as they have in years past!
Neutral summerwynde
(7 reviews)
On Jan 28, 2011, summerwynde Dublin, NH wrote:

Have been buying from this company and their sister companies for a number of years and have been very impressed with the company since Jung Seed took it over. I have only ever purchased dry beans for shelling from them, but have been well pleased with the quality and true-to-type seed.

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Neutral CherylSpencer
(4 reviews)
On Apr 30, 2003, CherylSpencer Colorado Springs, CO wrote:

I placed an order in January, and a lot of the seeds I wanted to order were already out of stock. It also took 2 mos. for my order to arrive. When it did arrive, the order was correct. I probably won't order from them again unless there are some seeds I cannot find anywhere else.

Neutral tomatodon
(5 reviews)
On Nov 24, 2002, tomatodon wrote:

This company is to beans and peas what Tomato Growers Supply is to tomatoes and peppers. You will find varieties here you can find nowhere else, including both new varieties and lots of heirlooms. Their selection on other types of vegetables is nothing to write home about, but after reading their catalog you'll want to plant nothing but beans anyway. Quality is always high.

On May 3rd, 2003, tomatodon changed the rating from positive to neutral and added the following:

This year's ordering experience was nowhere near as satisfactory as in the past. I ordered seed from eight different companies. VBS was the eighth to arrive - nearly 3 weeks after any of the others. It was too late to plant some of the seed, and there were a considerable number of out-of-stocks and back orders. I'll give them another chance, because many of their varieties really are unique, but another year like this one will be my last.
Neutral graceschaefer
(1 review)
On Jan 1, 2002, graceschaefer wrote:

First time to order form their web site. What Happened? Most of their products never came up when selected. Also typed in the skew number and nothing happened. They better update their site, don't think I'll be back.

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