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Growing Your OwnA Practical Guide to Gardening in Oregon:Vegetable varieties • planting dates • insect control • soil preparation • and moreEM 9027 | August 2022ContentsGetting started 3Building raised beds 3Container gardening 4Improving garden soil 5Tilling advice 6Cover crops 6Recycling with compost 7Directions for best yields 7Watering gardens 7Where is your garden? 8Dates for planting 9Fertilizing crops 11Disease-free garden 12Managing weeds 13Protecting from slugs 15Don’t let the bugs beat you 16Alternatives to chemicals 18In cool-season areas 19Oregon coast 20Rogue Valley 21Central and eastern Oregon 23Fall & winter gardening 24 2 GROWING YOUR OWNOnline Home Horticulture CertificateThe online Home Horticulture Certificate is a 12-week non-credit program that will give you the same science-based training that OSU Extension Master Garden volunteers receive in Oregon, moderated by a skilled instructor. Unlike Master Gardener training, volunteer service hours are not required. This ...