How to Order
Please download an order form or use a plain sheet of paper.
Payments accepted by check or money order. Thank you.
OPEN NOW for 2014. Have a Great Garden!
Please Note the New Address:
Skyfire Garden Seeds
1228 North 7th Street
Salina, KS 67401
Sorry, no online ordering. I'll try to update the web site to indicate any varieties that sell out. If you
got to this page accidentally, the link for the home page is below. Thanks and happy gardening.
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When are we open?
We are open from January to end of June:
Please use the order forms downloadable below or simply a plain sheet of paper. Please remember to
indicate whether you will accept substitutes if we are sold out of the variety
that you request. You can list specific substitutes if you wish. For example, you can say "If you are out of Contender beans,
please send Tendergreen." Demand for heirloom seeds in increasing in
the US, so listing substitutes will speed your order, as finding seed suppliers
is more difficult this year.
We temporarily close from July 1st to early January.
Closed from July through December. Only gift certificates
are available during that period, but we make nice, personalized certificates with your own wording.
I check email only twice a week during this
period, as the business is officially closed. I must return any order
other than for gift certificates. Sorry, I just do not have the resources the
giant corporations have. This is a mom-and-pop company. I do it for love
of gardening and preservation of heirlooms. I just can't have a staff to sell seeds in the off-season.
No orders will be sent out until germination tests
are complete, this year about January 10th. I want you to have success
with my seeds, so I won't sell any seed that hasn't been tested for germination,
so please have patience.
I try to order from smaller,
family-owned companies, especially ones that promote preserving genetic diversity.
My orders from seed growers may not arrive until sometime in January, so a small number of seed
varieties may not be in stock until late January.
Sorry, I can not sell seeds to people in Minnesota, Hawaii or outside the United States.
(Exception: Canadians who email me before
ordering may be able to arrange payment. US banks charge large fees for
cashing Canadian checks even when made in US dollars. E-mail first or I
can't accept Canadian orders. I have no control over Canadian customs
regulations, though, so you may have to pay a customs fee.)
All varieties are $2.00 per packet. This makes it easier for you to total your order.
Mail order only. (Sorry, I cannot take orders by phone or online.)
- $0.25 per packet (25 cents per packet)
- plus $3.00 handling (only $3 no matter how big the order)
I cannot take credit cards.
Checks or money orders in US dollars from US financial institutions only.
Sales only in the US.
Skyfire Garden Seeds
1228 North 7th Street
Salina, KS 67401
Terms of sale and guarantee:
All seeds are sold for planting or preservation purposes only. Do not eat seeds or use for
sprouts. Liability is strictly limited to replacement of seed or return of the purchase price of
the seed. Seed is guaranteed to germinate in the year of purchase only. By ordering seed, the buyer
acknowledges this warranty.
You can write your order yourself on a blank sheet of paper, listing both type, variety and amount. For example,
"Bean, Black Turtle, 2 packets"
Or you can print out our order form and indicate the number of packets you want.
Please remember to indicate whether you will accept substitutes if we are sold out of the variety
that you request. You can list specific substitutes if you wish. For example, you can say "If you are out of Dragon Tongue beans,
please send either Contender or Kentucky Wonder." If not, I will substitute the closest variety I have.
To download an order form, right-click the format you prefer.
Then choose "Save Target As" to save it on your computer.
(Note: You can get a copy of Adobe Reader to open PDF files at Adobe Reader
if you do not have the program on your computer. Many PCs come with the program already installed.)
How long does it take to ship orders?
All orders are shipped by First Class mail, or if over 13 ounces, by Priority mail.
1. In January, seeds usually take 2 to 4 days to be mailed out.
2. From February 1 (when my wholesale orders finally finish arriving) though July, seed orders usually go
out within 2 to 3 working days of arrival.
3. Please read: Please do not order seeds when we are closed,
because we are in the process of testing and/or ordering seeds
and your order will be delayed until January or returned to you. (Except for
gift certificates, the company is closed during
this time. See instructions near top of page.) Also, some varieties will be
dropped in the new year so you will be disappointed and/or you could miss out on ordering some good new seed varieties
if you order too early. If you want to order special seed packets for Christmas stocking stuffers, contact
me by email or letter to find out what varieties are available.
How many seeds in a packet?
Click for custom seed packet information.
Also, this is a one-person company--during flu season,
things can slow down by a day or two. This is a very tiny heirloom
preservation company. I have a full-time job to make my living. If you also are dedicated to
preserving heirlooms you will understand.
With most varieties, there will be more than enough seed for a home garden. For
a small number of very expensive varieties, there will be fewer
seeds in a packet. If you are like me, you like to try lots of varieties, but that can get
expensive. By making smaller packets of expensive seed, Skyfire Garden Seeds lets you try a
new variety at lower cost. If you already know you love it and you want to grow lots, just buy two packets.
Quantities are listed in the catalog and are subject to change without notice. (That means I correct my typos as soon as I find
them.) When varieties list seeds by weight, the approximate number of seeds per ounce or
gram is in the description for the section heading.