Fall Garden 2020

Asked July 1, 2020, 12:21 PM EDT

Hi there,

I am new to the Centennial area (military family) looking to start planning my fall garden. I have researched and gathered a grouping of cold hardy varieties, but I am curious what date you would suggest would be the first frost date for our area?

I am trying to make a game plan on when I can start my seeds!

Thank you so much for your help!

Arapahoe County Colorado

1 Response

Some very helpful resources are available in the form of GardenNotes:

https://cmg.extension.colostate.edu/volunteer-information/cmg-gardennotes-class-handouts/#veg

There is a section specifically for Vegetables, and newcomers find several to be of particular value:

#711 https://cmg.extension.colostate.edu/Gardennotes/711.pdf

#714 https://cmg.extension.colostate.edu/Gardennotes/714.pdf

#715 https://cmg.extension.colostate.edu/Gardennotes/715.pdf

#719 https://cmg.extension.colostate.edu/Gardennotes/719.pdf

#720 https://cmg.extension.colostate.edu/Gardennotes/720.pdf

In the following section are the climate summaries. Centennial would be with the Littleton area, #742. The fall frost probability ranges from October 1 - October 14. See this link:

https://cmg.extension.colostate.edu/Gardennotes/742.pdf