Bountiful Gardens Testimonials
Bountiful Gardens was recommended to me by a vendor at a local farmer's market. I ordered several kinds of seeds, and so far have been very surprised at how much has come up - far more than I've ever had come up before. There was a mix up between my order and somebody else's order. I called, got a real, live, caring human being who knew what was happening. She took care of me right away, and I had the right order within days. So far I'm very happy with this company, and plan to order from them again.
This is a good little company. The customer service is prompt. The seeds are good, the varieties are well considered, and of all the supposed do-gooder seed companies, Bountiful actually does good things that are useful long term for people that really need a break in this world. If you are interested in growing your own grains, this is THE place. They also have a nice selection of vegetables that are prolific growers in Western Oregon despite our lack of sun or warmth. The folks at Bountiful can even tweek an internet order if you call them directly after making a mistake. I am a picky, high maintenance gardener, and Bountiful beats my expectations annually.
These folks give great service. For example, I recently ordered some legume inoculants from them as part of a larger order. The new season's inoculants weren't in yet - so they sent me the prior season's with an explanation. Less than two weeks later, they sent me inoculants for the new season at no charge. Naturally, I'll be giving them more business in the future!
Good quality seeds and selection is good, including a lot of heirloom varieties. A few packets actually came doubled-up as they noted germination rates were low (they were right about that). Packets have planting & germination info on them which is helpful and are also resealable. Have been able to germinate seeds up to 3 years past their packing season!
Excellent service and amazing return time! I think I got my seeds in about 6 days -- and I'm in Canada! I will be ordering again next year from this company. The germination rate was phenomenal -- 100% germination with all 6 tomato varieties I ordered.
I just love Bountiful Gardens! I did not order from them this year, because all the seeds I had left over from last year were still in great shape! The germination rate has been awesome for all the seeds I purchased from them. I love that their catalog is packed with so much information about their products that you do not have to second guess yourself about whether their seeds are going to grow in your climate or not. I ordered some of their supplies as well as seeds and was very impressed and satisfied. I will definitely be ordering from this company again!
Bountiful Gardens is a great place, not only to order from, but their basic philosophy and the work they do in the World is also amazing. They are a biointensive foundation which means they teach people how to garden in other countries where otherwise they wouldn't be able to garden (biointensive is more food for the least amount of space, in one respect). Every time you order from Bountiful Gardens, you in essence "give" to the cause as well as getting seeds that are mostly "organic" or are not sprayed. They also have great books and tools you can order. The "WIDGER" is one of the most indispensible tools I have ever used. Most gardeners run around their yards with a pruner; I run around my yard with a Widger.
I purchased a number of seeds; the packets all have the number of seeds advertised; some have more. The customer service is very good -- I sent an email a few days after placing my order (before I was notified that it shipped!), asking to switch one item for another, and they simply sent the item I requested in addition to the order, at no extra charge. The prices are reasonable (especially considering what is being funded- educating gardeners/farmers around the world and their emphasis on sustainable agriculture!) and the customer service is exceptional.
Bountiful Gardens provide excellent quality seed with a small but very diverse catalog. Lots of high-nutrient content veggies here. I live on the coast and the only tomatoes I can get to grow with success I have found at Bountiful Gardens. This spring I was cleaning out the seed box and came across a BG seed packet that was packed for the 1998 season. I thought what the heck and tossed them outside my front door thinking that they might sprout and if they didn't well the birds, worms and microbes could have them. It was beautiful! I estimate over 75% sprouted and lived to bloom (flowering annuals). They not only do good work with seeds, they do good work on a global level; I am delighted to be able to support them with my seed purchases.
I just received another order from Bountiful Gardens and it arrived two days after I ordered it online. This is how fast all my other orders have been in the past. I'm pretty sure this is the fastest shipping I've ever seen.
I was very surprised at how fast my seeds came, and how many seeds were in the packages. Ordered on Thursday, delivered on Saturday, seed envelope full to the brim. Nice. I like the philosophy, and will be back to buy more seeds, and save some from this year, too.
I ordered an Oil Press and seeds on the 22nd, and I was expecting to receive my order at the end of the next week at least. But I was pleasantly surprised to see my order at my house on the 24th. I can't believe it! Wow, from California to Florida in 2 days! Bountiful Gardens you treat each and every one of your customers like VIP customers. Keep up the good work!