Over 25 delicious varieties of Tomato available!
Available in 6 packs, only $2 each.
Mixed variety 6 packs available too.The best tasting tomatoes will always come from your own garden! Pick from our large selection in almost every color and size of Tomato. Many of these varieties are hard to find, especially all in one nursery for such a great price. Our staff will be available to help you find the right Tomato and advise the best strategy to maximize production by Tomato plant selection, site location and preparation, planting, fertilizing, pruning, and harvesting. Many other herbs, edibles, and ornamental plants will be available on sale as well. Shop early for best selection.
Companion Planting with Tomatoes
Companion planting is the ancient technique of planting different crops in close proximity that can provide benefits to each other. Below are some of the plants we are offering in the plant sales nursery for companion planting with Tomatoes.
Marigolds repel nematodes, tomato worm, slugs, and general garden pests. The genus Tagetes is well known for its qualities to repel garden pests. They produce a substance called alpha-terthienyl, which helps reduce root-knot nematodes in the soil. The pungent odor can also help confuse other insect pests. Till marigolds into the soil at season end to deter nematodes further.
Basil repels whiteflies, mosquitoes, spider mites, aphids, hornworms. Improves pollination - attracts bees. Improves tomato health. Improves tomato flavor. Growing tomatoes and basil together increases the vigor and flavor of both crops. Plant 3 basil per tomato for best coverage.
Chives repel aphids. Tasty in salads. Members of the onion family are beneficial to plant with many types of crops due to the pungent odor they emit. This helps deter many insect pests.
Parsley attracts hover flies (which feast on tomato pests). Parsley excels at repelling harmful insects and attracting beneficial ones.
Leaf lettuce (and other leafy greens) in the same container as tomatoes acts as living mulch, which helps keep the soil cooler, and reduces the chances of spreading diseases from water and soil splashing on the leaves.
For many decades in certain parts of the old world it has been the practice to grow marigolds to repel pests on tomatoes. It has also been found that the tomatoes grow better and bear more fruit with marigolds around them. How effective companion planting is in the garden is up for debate. But what isn’t up for debate is that many of the recommended plants are easy to grow. Growing these and other recommended plants alongside your tomatoes increase your overall garden harvest.
The nursery is stocked with a diverse selection of ornamental and edible plants, including drought tolerant & California friendly plants for your gardening needs!
Our knowledgeable staff is here to assist you in selecting the appropriate plants for your garden.
Plant purchases directly support the department and program.
Our unique plant selection is continually changing; so come by to see what's growing and support your local community college Horticulture program.
Horticulture Department Plant Sales Nursery
Across from Horticulture Building 7000
1 Barnard Drive, Oceanside, CA 92056
Customer parking available in Lot-7A. (No permit required for spaces identified for customers)
From I-5, go east on Highway 78. Exit on College Blvd. and turn left. Go north on College Blvd. to the first traffic light and turn left on Barnard Drive. Continue on Barnard Drive until you see Parking Lot 7A. Turn right and drive down the hill to the Horticulture Building.
From I-15, go west on Highway 78. Exit at College Blvd.. Turn left onto Vista Way, then right on College. Go north on College Blvd. to the first traffic light and turn left on Barnard Drive. Continue on Barnard Drive until you see Parking Lot 7A. Turn right and drive down the hill to the Horticulture Building.
From Oceanside Blvd. or Vista Way, take Rancho del Oro Road to the first traffic light, Glaser Drive. Glaser Drive is the west entrance to the campus. Make a left onto Barnard Drive. Make another left into Parking Lot 7A.
For the horticulture nursery, customer parking available in Parking Lot 7A. Reserved parking is available for the nursery, no parking pass required.
Holiday Poinsettia Sale Annual Holiday Poinsettia Sale
Every Year From November through December
Premium Quality Poinsettias grown by the MiraCosta College Horticulture Department
* Check back for 2015 poinsettia sales and to place your order.
Poinsettia Varieties & Pricing:
4” Red or White - $4
6" Red, White, & all other varieties- $7
Payable by cash or check only. Prices include sales tax.
Poinsettia Sale Hours at the Horticulture Sales Nursery:
Every Monday, Wednesday & Friday, 11/2015 through 12/2015 from 9AM to 4PM.
(Closed on College Holidays)
For ordering or more information please contact:
Horticulture Sales Nursery: (760) 757-2121, ext. 6994 firstname.lastname@example.org
One Barnard Drive, Oceanside, CA 92056
Customer Parking in Lot-7A available when the nursery is open, no parking pass required.
Poinsettia Flyer & Order Form:
Select the links below for Poinsettia flyer and order form.