|Tomato Seeds ‘n Such
Phone: (803) 663-1501
Fax: (844) 273-0341
Last year, I reordered seed packs of my favorite tomatoes, Damsel and Mountain Magic, to start indoors in winter: 1 Damsel and 2 Mountain Magics. Each packet was supposed to contain 5 seeds.I plannned to start all 15 seeds today. First I opened one of the mms and to my dismay found only 3 seeds in the inner transparent package. Oh well, I thought, human error. Then I opened the second mm and again found only three seeds. Then I opened the Damsel pack and found only 3 seeds. It looks far more like shortchanging than human error. If they don’t correct this I will never order from them again.
Response from [email protected] : “I’m sorry you are dissatisfied. All of the seeds we sell meet the requirements for the Federal Standards. Kim”
I emailed back for at least a partial refund and have not heard anything. Luckily for me, there are plenty of other reputable seed companies out there that stand by their quality seed. On December 8th, 2020, jawick changed the rating from negative to neutral and added the following:
I ordered $98 in seeds again this year with a note telling them of the problems with how long shipping took last year. Still no seeds after almost 3 weeks have passed! I logged into my account on their website and sent a message yesterday that if not arrived by tomorrow, I might as well not plant them at all and would rather have my money back. No response so far.
Also, my order status on the website has said “completed” for a week plus. Is it just sitting there collecting dust at this point?
I ordered again because I buy so many seeds and there’s a discount price over 20 packets. I also like the huge variety of tomatoes and peppers and eggplant that I can’t get other places.
The germination was great for me last year. A couple varieties failed to thrive after germinating, but all and all 95% of my seeds did great and the plants were big, strong and healthy throughout growing season.
But like I said, they made it to the garden too late to really show off what they could do. I had planted several flats of heirloom seeds I had in my seed vault to share with family and friends. If I hadn’t done that, my lush, green amazing garden last year would have been a waste where peppers, tomatoes and eggplant are concerned as 14 weeks to grow and get them ready are necessary and planting here is around May 15th! I ordered (last year and this year) in February!
It’s unfortunate that great seeds and varieties are so mishandled and inaccessible just because of very poor handling and shipping practices. On March 13th, 2019, JMKM1976 added the following:
1. The seeds took a very long time to arrive, and I ordered in early January.
2. The overall germination rate left a lot to be desired. Some seeds were as expected. Others required extra sowing, which threw my plants and my entire garden off. Out of 15 different seeds I ordered, I had a problem with germination on at least 6 of them.
3. Absolutely NO germination on Jacob’s Ladder. I contacted them a few times and never received a response. Poor customer service results in no more business from me.
4. I do not recommend ordering your seeds from this company; I’m going back to my tried and true seed companies, even though they will be more expensive.
Tomato Seeds ‘n Such has 12 reviews (8 negative, 3 positive and 1 neutral) at the Garden Watchdog.