Which Tomatoes & Peppers Should I Grow?

Each year, the eternal question arises: What should I grow??

For many of us, the choice or tomatoes can be daunting. There are so many colors and types, not to mention heirlooms versus hybrids. Add to this the conundrum of choosing which peppers to grow: Do we want hot peppers? Sweet? Red? Green? It all becomes overwhelming pretty quickly.

That's where we come in. Whether you plan to plant enough for an army or just one or two plants this year, the answer to the question "what should I plant?" usually involves consideration of a mix of variables: location, space, sunlight, timing, and the ever-important taste preferences.

We've boiled down the tomato and pepper decision process into these two helpful infographics. And if you think you've made up your mind but come in and see even more great options or can't find exactly what you're looking for, relax. We'll help you narrow it down in person. That's what we're here for!

Found the perfect tomato for you? Here’s how to plant your tomato and more tips on growing warm-season vegetables in the PNW.


Once you've picked your 2019 tomatoes and peppers, let us know! Comment on this post or share your new plants on social media using the hashtag #heyswansons.