|I ordered seeds for cordyline rubra, homalomena lindenii and gryphon begonias in early August.
Germination rates have not been great.
Followed on packet instructions for each type of seeds.
Out of the 13 different seed packets ordered so far only 1 packet has germinated.
I have been growing plants and trees from seeds for years and this is the lowest (or completely absent of growth) germination rate that I have ever experienced.
My germination rating will follow next year after sowing. On May 29th, 2012, LadyAssassin changed the rating from positive to neutral and added the following:
To my surprise and delight, they responded personally straightaway and they immediately mailed the seeds by Priority Mail! I received them all in short order, and will be planting them today (just as soon as I express my appreciation here).
I am involved with “The Great Sunflower Project” growing Lemon Queen Sunflowers to record the number of bees that visit the flowerheads.
The free seeds sent to me by the sunflower project arrived broken and mashed by the postal machines. I thought I should go ahead and get more seeds in case the ones I received were to damaged to germinate. So I ordered from This seller in MS.
I went ahead and sow the seeds sent to me by the sunflower project while waiting for my order to arrive from MS, in hopes that some would grow.
Six seeds arrived from the MS. seller in a resonable amount of time and looked to be in good condition. I sowed them in my other garden as soon as they arrived.
Most of the broken seeds from the sunflower project germinated. (at least 75%) and none of the MS. seeds germinated. (0 %)
It left me wondering why my first batch of seeds from the sunflower project germinated and are now 6-7 ft. tall and the seeds from this MS. seller did not germinate at all.
After reading the other reviews, I now believe it was the poor quality seeds and not me. It looks as if it is pretty much hit or miss with this seller.
Seedman.com has 72 reviews (14 negative, 44 positive and 14 neutral) at the Garden Watchdog.
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We have been in the seed business for over twenty five years.
We are located on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. We carefully adhere to all state and federal seed laws. We test all of our seeds on a regular basis. Even though many of our seed packets are sold by weight, we still try to give an approximate seed count on our website so that you can determine how many seeds you are getting.
We ship the majority of our orders out the day after the order is received ( orders that are received on Friday normally ship Monday morning ). We will E-mail the customer if an order will be delayed for any reason.
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