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Old February 2, 2012   #1
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Default Pinetree garden

Just received my order from Pinetree Garden Seeds. Took about a week, so very good for this time of year.

They have a great variety of many items and their prices are very good. I also like their packets.

After I have a chance to grow out the seeds, I'll come back about the germination, but so far, I'm pretty excited.

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Old February 3, 2012   #2
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I've ordered from Pinetree every year since 1970-something and have only good things to say about them.
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I use Pinetree for most of my non-tomato "stuff". You are right their prices are better than almost everybody, selection is very good, service has been great, and shipping is reasonable. I have been very sastified.
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Count me as another fan of Pinetree, since, about 1998 I think. LInda
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Old February 3, 2012   #5
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Me three, since about 2000.
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Old February 3, 2012   #6
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It's very reassuring to hear that others have done well with their Pinetree seeds.

Several things I've never grown before, so it promises to be a fun Spring!
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Old February 3, 2012   #7
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I love Pinetree, bought my first seeds from them in 1997 and try to support them each year.
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I'm bumping this up because I, too, am a fan. I've ordered from them for years and keep coming back for the same reasons. The prices just can't be beat for the hobby gardener, service is great, and a pretty decent selection. I try to spread the love when I can and I like to try different things from different sources but keep coming back to them for my staples. I ordered THREE seed packets (yes, all new for this year) from Burpee and my cost with shipping was over $23!! I keep saying I won't do it again but am intrigued by the new selections. Drawn in by the good catalog lingo and pics, I guess. I ordered 9 packets of seed from Pinetree for just over $15.
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Old March 13, 2013   #9
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Another fan of Pinetree!!!
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Old March 13, 2013   #10
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Nice selection, fair prices, reasonable shipping and great service: the kind of place we need to support.

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I too use Pinetree and have for several years,and find their prices and the service is good.
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Old March 17, 2013   #12
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I've used Pinetree for several years now. I can't think of a single complaint
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Old March 28, 2013   #13
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I love them, too!
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Old June 29, 2013   #14
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Well I am definitely the odd man out on this one. My experiences with Pinetree were very negative. The first year I tried to order from them, shipping was delayed till the point I cancelled the order (to their credit they did respond quickly on the cancellation) as it was getting to late to start them and I ended up buying off the seed racks.

The second year they fulfilled the order, but I wish they had not. Overall it was the lowest germination rates of any seeds I encountered. The stuff I had around for 5-15 years germinated in a superior fashion. I was forced to do that, simply because the Pinetree seeds germination rate was so poor I had to use extra seeds of proven varieties to fill up my garden space. The last straw was several of the varieties that did germinate did not seem to be true to name. However this was restricted tomatoes and peppers. I ended up reordering those seeds from Tatiana’s and then the grow outs match my expectations based on recollection and printed descriptions.

So in summary, extreme delay in shipping, very, very, very poor germination rates, and seeming incorrect varieties. On the positive side, they did issue a lightening face refund when I cancelled the initial order due to the delay in shipping. They also had very reasonable prices and tolerable shipping. I have not tried them since, especially since I am more inclined to order tomato, and pepper seeds than anything, and those were the two genre of items I had varietal trouble with.
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This company is mostly women in the woods of Maine. Not an asy place to grow and live, very short summer. But beautiful if you like trees and clean Lakes, and the ocean is never warm enough to swim in all summer.
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