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Promote Gardening from Seed

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.

This Month's Featured Article:  The Million Pollinator Garden Challenge

Who can participate?

Anyone with a garden, large or small. Even a container garden can serve pollinators.

How can a gardener participate?

First, plant a garden that provides pollen and nectar sources.
Then, register your garden through the Pollinator Partnership:

What do you need to know and do to succeed at pollinator gardening?

1. Use plants that provide pollen and nectar.
2. Provide a water source, such as a small water garden or bird bath.
3. Situate your pollinator garden in a sunny site with a wind break.
4. Have plants that bloom continuously throughout the season.
5. Do not use pesticides near your pollinator plants.

How can I find out what to plant?

Go to and click on “planting guides.”
When you enter your 5-digit zipcode, you will be able to access a planting guide
for your location.




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