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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
  • 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.

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!”


Welcome to our second year of The Pea Patch Dispatch brought to you by the Arapahoe County Extension Master Gardener volunteers. We hope you found our tips helpful last year and plan to provide you with even more science based information this year so you get the most from your garden. If there are particular vegetable garden topics or questions you’d like answered in the Dispatch, send them to us at We’re always looking for ideas.


Are the plants in your garden not flourishing like they used to? Maybe your heirloom tomatoes are the size of cherries.  Before you add fertilizer or organic material, consider getting your soil tested by the CSU testing lab. A soil test will tell you whether there are low, high or optimal levels of many nutrients in your garden soil. The lab’s website has info on costs, how to do a soil test and how to interpret the results.

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

What’s Bugging Your Garden?

Noticing “shothole” damage to leaves in your garden? Are there tiny leaping insects? If so, you’re likely seeing flea beetles. Adult flea beetles feed on leaves making small holes resembling damage from fine buckshot. Young plants and seedlings are most susceptible to flea beetle damage. Serious infestations can kill plants. This fact sheet has great information on flea beetles and guidance on how to control them.

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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.

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