The Home Garden Seed Association (HGSA) is a member driven organization of companies in the garden seed trade. Our goal is to assist our membership in growing their businesses by promoting gardening from seed as the easy, economical and rewarding way to garden. At our meetings and Annual Conference and Summer Trials, we provide members with extensive variety evaluations, networking, continuing education and roundtable discussions about issues and concerns shared by member companies and affiliates.
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United States, after all, is a nation of immigrants, and seeds brought from the homeland provided comfort, and a taste of home. Family-run companies grew vegetables, collected seeds, and sold them to local farmers and gardeners. Early in the 20th century the first wave of hybrid seeds became available beginning with cereal grains; in mid-century, hybrid tomatoes joined the many open-pollinated varieties on the pages of garden catalogs. READ MORE