District 9: Central East


From the newly sprawling flatlands of "Soma" to the heights of Potrero Hill and Bernal, the Central East District offers incredible architectural diversity. Neighborhood shopping includes 18th St., Cortland Ave, and Mission St.

Neighborhoods (Subdistricts)

Neighborhood W2C Terrain
a Bernal Heights
c Inner Mission
d Mission Bay
e Potrero Hill
f South of Market
h South Beach
j Central Waterfront


 Transition Zone
 Sunbelt


Gardening in District 9

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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