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:
Seeds. You buy them in packets. You sow them in the soil and they turn into living beauty, and the very source of our survival.
Understanding a plantís family history can offer clues to how its seeds will act in the garden.
The history of flowering plants goes back 160 million years, and the fossil record suggests that they evolved quickly from their early beginnings. Today, flowering plant species number more than 300,000. The diversity of shapes and mechanisms in seeds is no less impressive. Each has a structure, a mode of dispersal, and a shelf life. Some
germinate almost instantly; others take weeks to show their green.