First, a quick explanation. Companion planting is when two plants are grown near each other for the benefit of one of those plants or both–so the benefit can be one way or mutual. Companion planting could be as simple as growing flowers near your crops to attract pollinating insects or
growing two vegetables alongside each other to confuse or repel pests.
- One well-proven example of companion planting is Tomato and Basil, which are natural companions in the kitchen and garden. Basil repels certain insect pests such as thrips and also disorientates moths which lay tomato hornworms.
- Here’s another example: Aphids severely crimp your crop! But aphids can’t stand garlic! With this in mind, plant garlic around crops that are most susceptible to attack. For example, grow potatoes between rows of garlic to serve as a pungent bodyguard.
- And many flowers are amazing companions in the vegetable garden. For example nasturtiums grown close to kale, cabbage, broccoli, and any of the brassica crops will lure away hungry caterpillars from eating your crops
ORGANIC FARM CSA
We proudly host the Live Earth Farms organic CSA program on Thursday's. Follow the link below to learn about the amazing program and delicious produce/pantry items that are now available for pick up at the nursery!More info
Do you have an upcoming Special Event that needs a touch of greenery? Want to pass on cut flowers for your wedding & utilize sustainable flowers? The vast majority of our plants can be rented for a modest fee. We'll even deliver, setup and pickup your plant rentals in order to make your Special Event as beautiful and easy as possible!Inquire
Valley Hills Nursery is a true full-service nursery offering not just the most beautiful plants at the best value, but we also provide Full Landscaping Services!
No matter the size of your project - we do it all! Please ask about our Landscaping Services & we'll be happy to help you create the yard or garden of your dreams!
Problems with your garden or in need of landscaping advice?
Simply bring in detailed photos of the area you need help with. We are also happy to schedule a time to come by your house for on-site consultation. You can reach us at 831-624-3482 to get started or send us a brief message.Consultation
Valley Hills Nursery
7440 Carmel Valley Road
SPRING HOURS :
Mon - Sat 7:00am - 5:30pm
Sunday 9:00am - 5:00pm
I am the kind of person who has 20 questions for everything; the staff is knowledgeable and patiently helped me.
Beautiful little spot, they have so many beautiful plants to choose from all look really happy and healthy!
5 stars for the ambiance at Valley Hills – peaceful and pleasant.
Best selection in Carmel Valley and really nice sales staff on the grounds!
The best nursery on the peninsula by far. The new manager Carly has turned this place into a stunning site to see, it's like walking through a garden show.
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Rick Richardson: Owner
Rick grew up in the nursery business; following in the footsteps of his father, Dean. A second generation owner, Rick has learned the business through hands-on work with his father in three separate nurseries. From a young boy to present, Rick has spent nearly his entire life acquiring knowledge of all-things-horticulture. From individual plant needs to deer resistant plants and drought resistant trees and shrubs, Rick's horticulture & landscape background stretches out over 40 years!