Let's Talk Gardening Message Boards
You are responsible for the content and consequences of your messages. The National Gardening Association (NGA) reserves the right to delete any message that violates any of the following guidelines. Advertising and selling of product via these message boards are prohibited. The message boards are to be used by you for your personal use only. Any use by you of other participants' information, personal or otherwise, for any commercial purpose or to obtain direct financial gain is prohibited.
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