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Grow Your Own Food. Grow to Give. 

CSU has been dedicated to helping Coloradans grow for 150 years. This is your year to join us and grow for your family and others. We’re dedicated to your success in the garden and hope these resources serve you well.

Have gardening questions? Contact your local CSU Extension office and Master Gardeners.


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Colorado Vegetable Guide linkFree Vegetable Guide

Downloadable, printable resource for backyard growers in Colorado. The Colorado Vegetable Guide is a 85-page resource with crop-by-crop information for all regions of the state.

>> Coming soon in Spanish!

Información en Español

Getting Started


WHEN TO PLANT  |  INTRO TO VEGGIES  | FREEZE & FROST

Site Planning & Prep


WHERE TO PLANT  |  GARDEN STYLES  | WATER & SOIL

Seed Starting


SEEDING INDOORS  |  TRANSPLANTING  | SAVING SEED

Early Season & High-Altitude


SOIL TEMPS | LEAFY GREENS | COLE CROPS & POTATOES

Leafy Greens

Other Vegetables

After Last-Frost Planting


TOMATOES  |   PEPPERS  |  BEANS  |  TRANSPLANTING & PLANTING

Tomatoes:

Other Crops: 

Transplanting

Tomatoes

Insects & Pests


IDENTIFYING INSECTS  |  POLLINATORS  |  INSECTS BY NAME

Environmental Hurdles


WIND  |  SUN & HEAT |  HAIL

Weed Management


WEED ID  |  MANAGEMENT  |  WEEDS BY NAME

Harvesting


RHUBARB  |  LEAFY GREENS

Container Gardening


HERBS |  TOMATOES  | OTHER VEGGIES

Raised Bed Gardening


BASICS  |  BLOCK STYLE & ROWS | SAMPLE GUIDE

Mountain Gardening


BASICS |  HIGH ELEVATION CONSIDERATIONS

Frost Protection & Season Extension


FLOATING ROW COVERS |  HOOP COVERS | FROST & FREEZE

Water & Mulch


DRIP IRRIGATION |  MULCH TYPES  | WATERING VEGGIES

Greenhouse Growing


HOBBY GREENHOUSE |  BUILDING  | WHITEFLY

Looking for more resources?


> LOOKING FOR RESEARCH ON A SPECIFIC CROP? Check out CSU’s Specialty Crop Website.