Vegetables & Herbs
Plant what you love to eat
Tomato and Pepper Lists
Excellent for roasting and drying, these sturdy, compact plants grow large, smooth Anaheim-type fruits with mild spice.
Start your garden season early with nutrient-dense cool weather crops and greens. We have all the supplies you need to start your own plants from seed. Onion sets, seed potatoes, asparagus root, and bare-root strawberries are other favorites we stock while supplies last.
With over 150 tomato varieties and 78 pepper varieties from which to choose, grab a compact patio tomato for fresh-picking by the barbecue or become a hot pepper aficionado, creating your own garden-grown sauces and salsas. From traditional to uncommon vegetable plants, we have a huge variety each spring!
We carry herb plants year-round! In springtime, our Annuals Department stocks nearly 120 varieties of both organic and conventional herbs.
You’ll find over 20 different types of basil and 12 varieties of mint, but that’s just the beginning. Whether you plan to grow for culinary or medicinal use, discover herbs that evoke flavors from around the world.
Raised Beds & Containers
Raised beds and container gardens are fantastic solutions for Colorado’s tough soil and for small suburban spaces. Many vegetables and berries are now perfectly suited to patios and balconies, with compact plants that pack an abundant harvest.
In October, Tagawa Gardens debuts an extensive selection of seed garlic bulbs just in time for fall planting. We usually stock between 35-40 varieties of hardneck and softneck garlic, including organic and conventional varieties. We curate the best varieties for our Colorado growing environment.
Working with Nature
To protect your tender vegetable starts and vulnerable new plants from temperature and weather fluctuations here in Colorado, we stock frost cloth, shade cloth, and hail cloth. We even carry mesh to shield your plants from uninvited grazing.
Because insects are so important to the health of our gardens, we do our best to honor our interdependence with nature. Seasonally, we carry beneficial garden helpers such as ladybugs, praying mantis egg cases, and red wiggler worms. To encourage native bees to help with garden pollination, we even stock a variety of native bee houses that you can tuck into a sheltered area of your yard.
For garden pests and larger wildlife, we carry a wide variety of both organic and conventional products as well as repellents that help deter deer, rabbits, and squirrels.
Soil & Sunshine
No matter the size of your space, soil and sunlight are key. For in-ground gardens, a yearly soil test will help you decide which amendments and nutrients your garden needs. Compost is always a good place to start.
When it comes to Colorado sunshine, it’s all about location. Although some leafy greens can handle a bit of shade, most veggies need at least six hours of sun to produce a crop.
Black Gold Natural & Organic Potting Soil
This OMRI certified organic potting soil is a powerhouse for both indoor and outdoor containers and flower beds and hosts an impressive mix of peat moss, compost, earthworm castings, horticultural grade perlite, pumice, and organic grade fertilizer.
To get a read on what’s happening underground, use a moisture meter to check how dry or damp your plants may be in their root zone. Consistent moisture is key for healthy veggies!
Water & Fertilizer
We ask a lot of our vegetable gardens within a short growing season. To help them do their best, consistent watering and fertilizing makes a big difference. Garden favorites such as tomatoes are heavy feeders. Use kelp to get your young plants through transplant shock, and after they have begun to grow, fertilize frequently according to label directions.