Frequently Asked Questions
- How do you ship?
- How can I get expedited shipping?
- Do you ship International?
- How many seeds are in a packet/ounce?
- Are your products GMO?
- Are your seeds treated?
- Are you products Heirloom/Hybrid/Organic?
- How Should I Store Unused Seed?
- When will my Wildflowers bloom?
- Why can’t I place an order without an email address?
- Do you charge sales tax?
- Do you have a catalog?
How do you ship?
Standard shipping for both seeds and bulbs is through the US Postal Service and will take approximately 3-5 days in transit, once shipped (in-season items can take up to 5-9 business days to ship). Orders of larger weight and/or volume will be shipped via FedEX. If your shipping address requires a specific method of shipment, please include a note in the CUSTOMER NOTES section at checkout to let us know of your address restrictions and we will adjust accordingly, or contact you for further options. Please note, additional fees may be necessary for some shipping requests requests.
All orders will receive an email confirmation of shipping once they leave our warehouse. This confirmation will include a tracking number which will confirm the method of shipment and provide an estimated date of delivery.
How can I get expedited shipping?
If you would like to discuss what additional options might be available for expedited shipping on your order, please give us a call in the Customer Service Office at 828-633-6338. Please note that not all products are available for expedited shipping.
Do you offer International shipping?
We are unable to accommodate international shipping. Due to the nature of our product, there are some very strict regulations and fees placed on export practices, and at this time we are unable to comply.
How many seeds are in a packet/ounce/pound?
All of our seed products are packed by weight, rather than by count, so unfortunately a seed count is not available on all products. If a seed count is available, it will be listed in the Fast Facts section of the product. Generally, our packets of flower seeds usually contain approximately 1 tbsp. of seed, while our vegetable and herb packets contain approximately 1/4 tsp.
For vegetables, we recommend that one packet will be sufficient for a home gardener for a single season. For flowers, we have "seed coverage" information available on individual product listings that can help you to determine the correct amount of seed needed for the area you wish to plant.
Are your products GMO?
No, none of our products are GMO, or genetically modified organisms. For more information on our stance on GMO-Free seeds and to read our Safe Seed Pledge, please click here.
Are your seeds treated?
No, none of our seeds are ever treated with pesticide or fungicide. They are chemical-free, just the way Nature intended!
Are your products Heirloom/Hybrid/Organic?
We sell Heirloom, Open Pollinated and Hybrid seeds on our site, as well as some Organic varieties. We do not sell any GMO products. Anything that is not designated "Heirloom" can be assumed to be open-pollinated varieties. Known hybrid varieties will be designated in the Fast Facts section of individual products. Organic varieties will be clearly labeled in the title of the selection, i.e. Arugula – “Rocket” (Organic) vs. Arugula – “Rocket”
How Should I Store Unused Seed?
Proper storage is keeping the seeds in a sealed plastic bag or container to prevent insects, and in a dark, cool and dry place to prevent premature germination and other forms of decay. Do NOT store seeds in the refrigerator! We generally do not recommend storage if at all possible; the best option is to order in the same season that you intend to plant. However, if you end up with leftover seeds, you should be able to store through to the following season with favorable results. With proper storage, our seeds will lose less than 5% viability per year of storage.
When will my Wildflowers bloom?
The exact bloom time of our wildflowers will vary based on your unique region and circumstances. Our wildflower mixes include a wide range of varieties that will ideally bloom at slightly different times, to give you the widest range of color for the longest season possible. Most wildflowers will bloom in Spring and Summer but a few varieties will bloom into the Fall as well.
The important thing to remember with wildflowers is that perennial varieties will not bloom the first season. They need one growing cycle to establish themselves and will be ready to bloom the following year after dying back in the winter. On the other hand, all annual wildflower varieties will bloom the first year.
Why can’t I place an order without an email address?
We need to be able to send you both an email invoice to confirm your order, as well as shipping confirmations that will include tracking information on your shipments. These emails are sent both to verify information and to protect your interests as a customer. Please note that we do not sell or share your email information with any other party. Ever.
Do you charge Sales Tax?
Bulk Seed Store charges sales tax on orders shipping to a number of states where we are required by law to collect state tax. The amount of sales tax charged depends on products purchased, the shipping destination of the order, and the location from which orders are shipped. For more information and to see the states involved, visit our Sales Tax page.
Do you have a catalog?
Our products are offered exclusively online. We don't print a catalog because our stock rotates quickly and many of our items are on seasonal availabilities. We have found that if we were to print a catalog, it would most likely be out of date by the time it reached you. Additionally, the costs incurred in printing and postage of a catalog would have a negative effect on our prices and we try very hard to maintain competitive pricing on our highest quality products. You can find our entire, up to date selection, available online. And remember, you can always give us a call to assist you with placing an order over the phone.
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