Home vegetable gardeners love the Creek Side vegetable plant program! All our herbs and vegetables are Grown Fresh™ in the Creek Side greenhouse under our watchful care to help ensure you receive the best plants available.
Do a little research ahead of time and find info on each of the Creek Side varieties to find what might work best in your garden.
All your favorite slicer varieties will be on hand as well including Better Boy, Early Girl, Super Fantastic, Burpee Big Boy and Beefmaster. Cloudy Day grows well in our cool Colorado nights and/or some shade.
Also in the tried-and-true tomato category, some of the most popular varieties are cherry tomatoes. Creek Side will be offering a large selection including Super Sweet 100, Juliet, Sunsugar and Chocolate Sprinkles due to popular demand.
Heirlooms are popular mostly because of the great flavor. Consider the classics like Black Krim, Brandywine, Cherokee Purple, the prolific Yellow Pear and the San Marzano roma type.
For small space tomato gardens, including container gardening, consider the determinate varieties that will not get as large as the indeterminate varieties. Celebrity is an All-American selection, Patio, Bush Champion, Homeslice are aptly named and a good choice for a tomato in a small space. Or try Topsy Tom in a hanging basket.
Peppers are easy to grow and compact enough to fit into almost any space including a container on the patio. Typically divided into two major categories – sweet and hot.
The sweet bell peppers are not just green anymore like Better Belle and Big Bertha. Consider the even sweeter yellow Early Summer or the red Baron. Not to mention sweet frying peppers like Gypsy and Sweet Banana.
The most popular hot pepper of course is Jalapeno. Creek Side features the most popular medium hot heirloom jalapeno variety called Jalapeno M. On the hottest end of the scoville heat scale, everybody loves Habanero. A newer variety for Creek Side is the even hotter Carolina Reaper. Moving back down the heat scale with medium heat is Serrano and and Trident Poblano then even more mild Anaheim and Biggie Chili, which is a Hatch chili type variety.
A new Burpee pepper varieties to consider this year are the Shishito Dragon Roll.
Cucumbers & Squashes
Classic cucumber varieties will be on hand including selections for slicing, container growing and pickles. Summer squashes include green or yellow zucchini, yellow crookneck, spaghetti squash and a newer variety receiving great reviews, Early Delicata. Classic fall varieties include Butternut Waltham and Table Ace acorn.
Four varieties of pumpkin plants to choose from, small, medium and the newest variety Large Marge. Watermelon and Cantalope round out the offerings for vegetable starter plants at Creek Side Gardens this spring season 2022!
Look for an expanded choice of organic selections at Creek Side this spring. In addition to the Hardy Boy Organics, more to choose from Desert Canyon Farm from Canyon City, CO.
Desert Canyon is a pollinator and beneficial insect friendly farm. They prefer to use nature as an ally and being a good member of the earth community. Lots of Desert Canyon herbs and veggies will be available this spring season at Creek Side!
Vegetables from Seed
Growing vegetable starter plants from seed at home is fun, economical and a big opportunity to grow and try varieties that you will not find at the garden center. Creek Side features a huge selection from Botanical Interests, our local family-owned seed company. Check out over 10 different varieties of tomatoes and 10 different varieties of peppers not being grown at Creek Side including many heirloom types. Pepper seeds should be started in late Feb/ early March, tomatoes in late March/ early April.
Over 6 varieties of cucumber seeds, 8 varieties of squash seeds, 8 varieties of pumpkin seeds, 8 varieties of beans and 5 varieties of corn available from Botanical Interests at Creek Side. The beauty of this category is that these seeds may be sown directly into the garden beginning late May so no need for grow light in the house. 10 varieties of lettuce, 4 varieties of peas, 5 varieties of beets, 4 varieties of carrots for sowing directly into the garden around mid-April.
Not to mention a big selection of herbs, flowers and veggies to be grown from seed. Try it out this year!