Totally Tomatoes -- Tomatoes, Peppers, and a few other things!
Feb 12, 2009
This year in an effort to keep more money in my pocket, I explored some different online garden stores. One of those is Totally Tomatoes.
What is Totally Tomatoes?
This website primarily sells tomato and pepper seeds and plants. They offer other vegetable seed, with minimal selection expect for the larger cucumber category. The site also sells some gardening supplies (seed starting, planters, fertilizer, books, kitchen tools).
Navigating the Website
This website is simply presented and easy to navigate. There are dedicated buttons to the tomato or pepper area for seeds or plants. The vegetables are divided by type and category, too. For instance, the tomatoes are broken into: Cherry, Goliath, Large, Medium-Large, Medium-Small, Plum/Grape, Spotted Wilt Virus Resistant. The Pepper category lists: Goliath, Hot, Ornamental, Sweet Bells, Sweet Non-Bells.
There is a search feature, and quick-order area. If you have the print catalog, type in the product number and quantity, it will be added to the cart.
As you add items to the shopping cart, they are visible in a list along the right side of the website. A running total of the order is listed, too. I like this easy-view cart feature.
Their Customer Service section provides a physical address, email, toll-free phone number, and business hours.
Let's Go Shopping!
It is easy to shop from this website. Click on a category (ex: hybrid cherry tomato seeds). A page opens that shows photographs of each item. Beneath the pictures are easy-order buttons. The quantity of seed is listed (from single packets to larger amounts) with the price. Just type in the quantity desired and click "Buy". (Sometimes price breaks are offered if purchasing more than one packet of seed.) There is also basic information about the plant (ex: seeds per packet, maturity date, description, disease resistance).
As with other websites, the items purchased are placed in a cart. Selected items are visible along the side of each webpage. Click "View Cart" to checkout.
Checkout as a guest or create a log-in ID. The website asks for typical billing and shipping information. They accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover and require the security code from the back of the card. Email notification of the order is sent, but there is no shipping notification or tracking number.
Shipping is very reasonable! Up to $24.99 costs $4.95 shipping. Above $25.00 is $5.95. Shipping to Alaska and Hawaii costs extra.
My order arrived in a timely fashion and was well packaged. I can't wait to start planting seeds. I ordered tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, and a marking pen for plant tags.
I enjoyed my ordering experience with Totally Tomatoes and will definitely shop here again!
I hope you found this review useful.
Enjoy the day!
Please read my other reviews:
Upside-Down Tomato Garden
Park Seed (online store)
Burpee (online store)
Cook's Garden (online store)
Copyright 2009 Dawn L. Stewart
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