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Best of Summer Veggie Garden


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Be your own farmer and grow delicious delights right in your backyard! This garden highlights the warm-season crops like squash, tomatoes, and peppers, but we’ve also thrown in some cool-season greens for an early harvest, too. This garden includes 32 locally-grown, organic starter plants in 2-inch pots which will fill about 44 square feet. That said, if you have the space, spread them out a bit for larger plants! This garden is also a great option for container gardening. Enjoy fresh-picked produce from your own yard! Designed by Resource Central.

For best results, consider planting out the cool season crops (hardy or semi-hardy crops) in early May. It also may help to offer a shade cloth to keep them cool in the Colorado summer sun. Wait to plant the warm season crops (tender or very tender crops) until late May or early June, after the threat of spring frost subsides.

Note: This is not a low-water garden, but we do our best to offer varieties that will stand up to our hot, dry Colorado summers! Vegetable gardens do require regular watering.

Detailed Plant List

At times, we may have to substitute specific plants but we will always do our best to maintain the color and feel of the original design.

Plant Varieties

  • Green Curly Kale

    Green Curly Kale

    Quantity: 1

  • Red Russian Kale

    Red Russian Kale

    Quantity: 1

  • Garlic Chives

    Garlic Chives

    Quantity: 2

  • Genovese Sweet Basil

    Genovese Sweet Basil

    Quantity: 2

  • Giant of Italy Parsley

    Giant of Italy Parsley

    Quantity: 2

  • Hot and Spicy Oregano

    Hot and Spicy Oregano

    Quantity: 1

  • Italian Oregano

    Italian Oregano

    Quantity: 1

  • Nasturtium


    Quantity: 1

  • Yellow Sweet Spanish Onion

    Yellow Sweet Spanish Onion

    Quantity: 3

  • Cocozelle Summer Squash

    Cocozelle Summer Squash

    Quantity: 1

  • Dusky Eggplant

    Dusky Eggplant

    Quantity: 2

  • Lemon Cucumber

    Lemon Cucumber

    Quantity: 1

  • Cherokee Purple Tomato (Heirloom slicer)

    Cherokee Purple Tomato (Heirloom slicer)

    Quantity: 2

  • Roma Tomato (Paste Tomato)

    Roma Tomato (Paste Tomato)

    Quantity: 2

  • Sungold Cherry Tomato

    Sungold Cherry Tomato

    Quantity: 2

  • Toma Verde Tomatillo

    Toma Verde Tomatillo

    Quantity: 2

  • Poblano (Ancho) Pepper

    Poblano (Ancho) Pepper

    Quantity: 1

  • Serrano Pepper

    Serrano Pepper

    Quantity: 1

  • Cayenne Pepper

    Cayenne Pepper

    Quantity: 1

  • Carmen Italian Sweet Pepper

    Carmen Italian Sweet Pepper

    Quantity: 2

  • Orange Lunchbox Pepper

    Orange Lunchbox Pepper

    Quantity: 1

What To Expect

  • The Best of Summer Veggie garden contains starter plants in 2-inch pots.
  • Occasionally things don't grow as planned. At times, we may have to substitute specific plants but we will always do our best to maintain the intention of the original design.
  • Days until harvest will vary for each plant.
  • This is not considered a low-water garden.

What Customers Say

Grow Your Own!

"I love the idea of growing food for our use."

Denver Water participant

Easy and Clear Process

"Very easy process and clear communication around pick-up and how-to set-up the garden. Plants seem to be doing well. Thank you!”

City of Fort Collins participant

Wonderful Program

"A wonderful program. Thank you. I recommend it all the time to friends and neighbors."

City of Longmont participant