Be your own farmer and grow delicious delights right in your backyard! This year’s version of the vegetable garden provides many of the staple ingredients you will need to cook your favorite Mexican and Mediterranean-inspired summer recipes. This garden includes 32 locally-grown, organic starter plants in 2-inch pots which will fill about 36-48 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. 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. Enjoy fresh-picked produce right 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 out the plants 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 xeric or 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. At times, we may have to substitute specific plants but we will always do our best to maintain the color and feel of this garden.
Detailed Plant List
Green Curly Kale
Red Russian Kale
Genovese Sweet Basil
Giant of Italy Parsley
Hot and Spicy Oregano
Yellow Sweet Spanish Onion
Cocozelle Summer Squash
Cherokee Purple Tomato (Heirloom slicer)
Roma Tomato (Paste Tomato)
Sungold Cherry Tomato
Toma Verde Tomatillo
Poblano (Ancho) Pepper
Carmen Italian Sweet Pepper
Orange Lunchbox Pepper
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 color and feel of the original design.
- Days until harvest will vary for each plant.
- This is not considered a low water or xeric 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
"A wonderful program. Thank you. I recommend it all the time to friends and neighbors."
City of Longmont participant