District 8: Northeast


From the hilltops of pricey Nob, Russian and Telegraph Hills, to the lows of the Tenderloin, this district has it all. It is more urban in character, with fewer homes and more apartments and condos overall. This District has San Francisco's best and most famous shopping areas, which include Union Square, Downtown, North Beach, Polk St., and the North Waterfront.

Neighborhoods (Subdistricts)

Neighborhood W2C Terrain
a Downtown
b Financial District
c Nob Hill
d North Beach
e Russian Hill
f Van Ness/Civic Center
g Telegraph Hill
h North Waterfront
j Tenderloin


 Transition Zone
 Sunbelt


Gardening in District 8

Veggies & Edibles that grow well in all areas     

  • Artichoke
  • Arugula
  • Asparagus
  • Bean, Fava
  • Bean, Scarlet Runner*
  • Beet
  • Bok Choy
  • Broccoli
  • Cabbage
  • Carrot
  • Cauliflower
  • Celeriac
  • Celery
  • Chayote Squash
  • Chervil
  • Cilantro
  • Florence Fennel
  • Garlic
  • Greens (mustard, Chard, Collards, Kale, Etc)
  • Kohlrabi
  • Leek
  • Lettuce
  • Onion
  • Parsley
  • Parsnip
  • Pea (Snap & Snow Peas)
  • Potato
  • Pumpkin*
  • Radicchio
  • Radish
  • Salsify
  • Spinach
  • Spinach, New Zealand
  • Squash, Summer*
  • Squash, Winter*
  • Sunchoke*
  • Sunflower* (Bird Habitat Friendly)
  • Turnip
  • Watercress


 Transition Zone Planting:
  • Basil
  • Corn*—short season Varieties
  • Cucumber*
  • Snap Bean, Bush
  • Snap Bean, Pole
  • Tomato* - Cherry And Very Short Season Varieties Only

 Sunbelt Planting:
  • Bitter Melon*
  • Corn*—most varieties
  • Eggplant*
  • Pepper—especially cool-tolerant varieties
  • Tomato*—midseason varieties
  • Winter Melon*


Cut Flowers Suitable for San Francisco
Herbs Suitable for San Francisco
Drought Resistant Plants
* Grows well in warm season (April to October)




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