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.
The Burpee tomato varieties that have really done well in Colorado are Burpee Big Boy (our most requested variety), Oh Happy Day, Cloudy Day and Fourth of July. They will do better than some with our cool nights.
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, Sungold, a new variety called Magic Mountain, which performed well in our 2021 trials and Chocolate Sprinkles returns due to popular demand.
Heirlooms are popular mostly because of the great flavor. Consider the classics like Black Krim, Brandywine, Cherokee Purple, Mortgage Lifter, 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 Roma is a good choice for a paste tomato in a small space. Or try Topsy Tom in a hanging basket.
All your favorite slicer varieties will be on hand as well including Better Boy, Early Girl, Super Fantastic and Beefmaster.
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. But a new variety for Creek Side this year, is the even hotter Carolina Reaper. Moving back down the heat scale with medium heat is another new variety called Mad Hatter plus Serrano and the even more mild Anaheim and Biggie Chili.
A couple of new Burpee pepper varieties to consider this year are the Shishito Dragon Roll and snacking peppers Marti Gras Fun Red and Yellow.
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!