For Northeast Florida Gardens
Edible Landscaping in the Jacksonville and St. Augustine area is a rewarding experience. There is
so much that will grow and thrive with little effort to reward our dinner tables with both traditional and
exotic fruits, vegetables and herbs, that sometimes it can be a bit overwhelming. I know that I personally was
overwhelmed by it, in fact I avoided growing food and fruit plants like the plagues of Moses, and for years
contented myself with pretty flowers.
But the gardener in me just had to try it, so of course, off to the library I went, only to be
sadly disappointed with the ‘fruits of my labor’! Well, with the help of some neighborly advice, I finally figured
out that those rules just don’t apply to Northeast Florida gardens. That was when I decided to narrow my search for
edible landscaping help for Florida Gardens. I found that most of the information available to us is so often
targeted for the rest of the United States and does not apply to our subtropical zone 9A gardens that are wrought
with heat and humidity.
I will admit that learning to grow your own edible landscape in Northeast Florida took some time,
lots of winter reading, learning to look for those key words like ‘loves the heat’, or ‘great for the south’, etc.
in my seed magazines, scouring old library sales and used book stores for gardening books with the word Florida in
the title. Even with that there have still been alot of trials, and most of all, alot of help from local edible
landscape gardeners and farmers. So if you have tried and failed, or struggled like I did to adapt the knowledge in
their heads of how to grow your own food to usable solutions for Florida’s climate, don’t give up. It will be well
worth the effort when you finally get the right plant growing in the right season, and in the right location,
edible landscaping in Florida turns into “sit back and watch it grow time!” Because grow they will, and fast!
S & J Nursery’s Guide to Growing and Harvesting
From Your Garden’s Landscape.
Edible landscaping in Northeast Florida, is a wonderful world of diversity. Because of that
diversity, I felt like it needed its own website, to cover the challenges, solutions, and best of all, the sheer
variety and selections of plant available to us.
In order to keep the information on edible landscape organized in a way that won’t have you
heading for the hills, I created a site dedicated to “Growing and Harvesting Your Own Food” with information
specifically for the Jacksonville, and St. Augustine Florida area gardener. So that you can get growing! Happy
gardening, All the links to edible landscaping for Northeast Florida gardeners are below, I hope it helps!
S & J Tree Farm and Nursery
Click this link to
open a new window to the main page of
S & J Nursery’s Edible Landscape Guide
The Gardens Harvest
Click any of the links below to go directly to the
information you are looking for!