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General Gardening Information

Below are general gardening topics to help you get started growing a food garden. Resources from CSU’s Planttalk website are brief articles to introduce you to the subject material and focused on the beginner. CSU Fact Sheets are more detailed and often include recommendations from CSU Extension specialists and agents. CMG GardenNotes are very detailed chapter-style resources written to train Colorado Master Gardeners. CO-Horts and Colorado Mountain Gardener blog postings are also included as more casual resources.


Colorado’s Climate

[expand title=”WHEN TO PLANT  |  LOCAL CLIMATE SUMMARIES  |  SEASONAL CHECKLISTS”]

When should you plant in your area? Use these Climate Summaries to find out your average frost dates and monthly average temperatures on a local level.

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Environmental Hurdles

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Site Planning & Prep

[expand title=”WHERE TO PLANT  |  GARDEN STYLES  |  SOIL”]

Need a Soil Test? Check out the CSU Soil Testing Lab

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Seed Starting and Seed Saving

[expand title=”STARTING SEEDS  |  TRANSPLANTING  |  SAVING SEED”]

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Water, Mulch & Fertilizer

[expand title=”IRRIGATION  |  MULCH TYPES  |  FERTILIZATION”]

Need a Soil Test? Check out the CSU Soil Testing Lab

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Insects, Pests, Diseases and Weeds

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[expand title=”INSECTS  |  DISEASES  |  OTHER PESTS”]

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Frost Protection & Season Extension

[expand title=”COLD SNAP  |  SEASON EXTENSION  |  FROST PROTECTION”]

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Harvesting Produce

Banner TIMING | EXTRA PRODUCE | STORAGE

[expand title=”TIMING  |  EXTRA PRODUCE  |  STORAGE”]

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Container Gardening

[expand title=”VEGETABLES FOR CONTAINERS  |  BUCKET TOMATOES  |  HERBS “]

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Raised Bed Gardening

[expand title=”BASICS  |  BLOCK STYLE & ROWS  |  SAMPLE GUIDE”]

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Mountain Gardening

[expand title=”BASICS  |  HIGH ELEVATION CONSIDERATIONS  |   MOUNTAIN VEGETABLES”]

Growing at Higher Elevations? Check out the Colorado Mountain Gardener Blog

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Greenhouse Growing

[expand title=”HOBBY GREENHOUSE |  BUILDING A GREENHOUSE |  WHITEFLY”]

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