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The Littleton Pea Patch has been a community garden for more than 30 years.  It is located just east of downtown Littleton between the Rose Memorial Garden and Colorado Center for the Blind. 

~YouTube video produced by the City of Littleton that highlights Arapahoe County Master Gardeners and their work.
  • Address: 2171 W Shepperd Avenue, Littleton, CO
  • Master Gardener Hours:
  • Contact us: Email or call 303-730-1920
  • This garden is not open to the public. For more information on how to rent a garden plot, visit the City of Littleton website.


Putting the Garden to Bed

Join the Master Gardeners September 20 for an informative talk on getting your garden ready for winter and prepped for a successful spring.

Looking for the best (and safest) ways to preserve your garden goodies? Extension has science-based information including instructions for canning at high altitude. Yes, it’s different.

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Check out the Grow & Give A-Z Growing Guide for
answers to your vegetable gardening questions.

The Arapahoe County Master Gardener program has had a donation garden at 2, 20×20 plots within the City of Littleton Community Gardens since 2011.  Our mission began and has remained to grow and donate fresh pesticide free produce to support our local community foodbanks.  We partner with our fellow Pea Patch gardeners and in 2021 we were able to donate a record 3020 pounds!  We were the biggest donator to “Grow and Give” in the state!

Our gardening community has donated nearly 1000 pounds of fresh veggies. Let’s make it an even ton.

Donation pick ups on Tuesdays and Thursdays by 10:00 AM and Sundays by 1:00 PM.

Cover Crops

Many of the principles of regenerative farming can be down-sized for the home garden — that includes cover crops. Also known as green manure, cover crops are particular grasses or legumes planted in the fall, allowed to grow over the winter and tilled in the following spring. Cover crops can improve soil health and structure along with a host of other benefits like, reducing wind erosion. To learn more, this Garden Buzz article is a good place to start.

Photo: Mixed cover crops in raised beds

Tomato Woes?

Unusually cool weather, rain and too much hail have led to a later-than-normal  tomato harvest this year along with a wealth of tomato problems. Insects and disease are common causes but nutritional and environmental problems can be equally to blame. This Fact Sheet and PlantTalk will help diagnose and remedy any of your tomato woes.

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