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.
The Arapahoe County Master Gardener program has had a donation garden at 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 have donated over 5,000 pounds of fresh produce since the Grow & Give program’s inception in 2020. That makes us the biggest donator in the state!”
THE PEA PATCH DISPATCH
Putting the Garden to Bed
- Remove all stems, vines, leaves and other litter from the garden after final harvest. This will reduce hiding places for insect pests, like squash bugs and flea beetles, and can keep diseases, such as powdery mildew, from building up.
- Fall is a great time to till or cultivate the garden and add composted organic matter. You could even add some chopped up leaves fallen from your trees. Cultivating in fall can also expose clusters of grasshopper eggs helping reduce next year’s population.
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CSU Extension has loads of resources available throughout the year to help with your gardening questions. Here are a few:
CO-Horts Blog – gardening advice and observations from CSU Extension Agents and specialists.
CSU Gardening Webinars – free monthly webinars on a variety of interesting topics.
CSU’s PlantTalk – brief articles on a wide range of topics with links to more resources.
Garden Notes – science-based info you’ll want to care for your lawn and garden.