Best Nursery in Houston for Perennial Vegetables that can Grow Year Round

Best Nursery in Houston for Perennial Vegetables that can Grow Year Round

John from discovers a new nursery in Houston, Texas that is the best for Perennial edible vegetables that can grow in Houston year round. These vegetables have been show to have many health benefits.

In this episode, John will introduce you (and himself) to JRN Nursery that has been selling plants in Houston for 30 years. In this episode, John will share with you this special nursery that has a handful of his favorite tropical, perennial vegetables that can grow year round in Houston, TX and are no-brainers for people that live in Central/South Texas so they can have a year-round supply of food with minimal work.

You will discover John’s favorite leafy green vegetable and how you can purchase it in Houston, Texas… Its called Katuk aka Sweet Leaf Bush (Sauropus androgynus) and how John discovered this nursery might have more plants that what he seemed..

John will take you on a tour of how this 2 acre nursery works, how to get the best vegtable and herb plants that will grow easily in the hot summers of houston and surrounding areas. You will learn about Gynura Procumbens (Longevity Spinach), Gynura Crepioides (Okinawan Spinach), Moringa, Katuk (Sauropus Androgynus), and a few others SE Asian Vegetables that will thrive in the Hot, Humid Summer heat of Texas.

You will also discover some of the tropical fruit trees that are being grown in a greenhouse and available at the JRN nursery such as Star Fruit, Mango, Papaya, Guava, Sapodilla, jaboticaba, Miracle Fruit, Longan, and many, many more. You will learn which of these tropical fruit trees are the easiest to grow in Houston.

Next, John will share with you the fruit trees that are a “safe” bet that will grow year round in Houston without protection.

Finally, John will give his overall review and experience at this nursery.

Referenced Video:
How I Use my Malabar Spinach Berries

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  1. steelace on August 27, 2020 at 10:17 pm

    Cripes sake your long winded. . .I could Google a top 10 list and get all the info before you even say the name of one plant.

    katuk. . .katuk. . . and katuk.

  2. Gaming with Trinity on August 27, 2020 at 10:18 pm

    Thx for showing my dads work! So he can get more money!

  3. Carlos on August 27, 2020 at 10:19 pm

    whoa whoa wait! Can we get that color combo T-shirt too??? I dont see it….(Blue and Green shirt)

  4. Sasha on August 27, 2020 at 10:19 pm

    Super helpful video, thanks

  5. P N on August 27, 2020 at 10:20 pm

    wow, we always throw away those purple berries. Maybe we will try juicing them sometimes.

  6. Robert Hughes on August 27, 2020 at 10:21 pm

    Thank you John! Went there today with my wife and we bought Katuk, Shiso, Chaya, Okinawan Spinach and a couple of Orchids! We will go back and also get Strawberry Tree and an Anise tree!

  7. Viet Nguyen on August 27, 2020 at 10:22 pm

    Hey just to let you know the plant you’re holding with your right hand (with some purplish) is called " la’ mo* (called by the northerner of Vietnam) and "la tho^i’ ddit." (by the southerner of Vietnam). This plant has absolute/proven/ and tested many times by Vietnamese people to cure diarrhea. I’m really familiar with this plant, because I’ve seen so many people used it in the refugee camp as well as both the northern and southern of Vietnam. If you have any question on them please feels free to email me at I’m a big fan of your video

  8. quest 77051 on August 27, 2020 at 10:24 pm

    Thanks so much for the info.

  9. J G on August 27, 2020 at 10:25 pm

    I knew it, as soon as you said best nursery in Houston. They really are the best great prices on vegtables and a vast selection of fruit trees, and wonderful ornamental especially bonsai. I’m not much of a flower person but I take my mom here every spring because the deals are great and the plants are vigorous.

  10. Brandon Garewal on August 27, 2020 at 10:28 pm

    Thanks John

  11. Matthew Chapman on August 27, 2020 at 10:29 pm

    selling >_>

  12. msk on August 27, 2020 at 10:30 pm

    Doan Nursery in Irving, Texas has similar tropical plants and trees

  13. Humble Beast on August 27, 2020 at 10:30 pm

    Im in Cypress…NW HOUSTON!!! Been looking for a place with some quality mangos…other than the houston garden center, πŸ™ they dont look that good there

  14. Adriana on August 27, 2020 at 10:30 pm

    My husband and me went there 2 weeks ago and told the owner that we had heard about the nursery through a YouTube video. She replied "Oh John? Yea he’s a nice guy"

  15. Terica Cleveland on August 27, 2020 at 10:32 pm

    OMG I love this place. How honorable that you featured this nursery. This is the ONLY nursery I’ve gone to in over 6 years. I grow every season, and the owner always suggest new things to grow.

  16. Mac Frampton on August 27, 2020 at 10:33 pm

    My favorite nursery for buying fruit trees is the Ty Ty Nursery in Georgia and they ship plants directly to your home.

  17. alphasxsignal on August 27, 2020 at 10:33 pm

    m going with Perennial Vegetables in a big way here in Florida.

  18. Mekio San on August 27, 2020 at 10:35 pm

    Just got back from JRN. Loved it. We got sweet leaf, longevity, and okinawa spinach. We got a fourth plant that is supposed to be good at lowering cholesterol. Thank you for the information. Do you recommend any good places to help identify plants?

  19. MILEHIGHTREETOPZ on August 27, 2020 at 10:37 pm

    Really like this vid

  20. Pat Stone on August 27, 2020 at 10:39 pm

    Thanks for sharing your trip to JRN with us! I made a list and will take the three hour drive there next weekend. I can hardly wait, I woke up this morning thing about the plants you showed us. Take care of yourself and have a Blessed life!

  21. dot thomas on August 27, 2020 at 10:41 pm

    ALWAYS like your videos JOHN

  22. Irving p. on August 27, 2020 at 10:42 pm

    If your ever in south Texas visit riversend nursery & farm, it’s a really cool place .

  23. The Daily Hustle on August 27, 2020 at 10:42 pm

    Place is amazing! cant wait to go back

  24. Lety Williamson on August 27, 2020 at 10:43 pm

    Why do you recommend the red dragon fruit vs the white ones? Also, I read somewhere that you couldn’t eat their skin. Can you tell me about why anyone would say not to eat the skin?

  25. Aisha Elwood on August 27, 2020 at 10:44 pm

    John I pray you sell thousands of shirts dude im def purchasing a couple !! Crap on anyone who hates you for trying to honestly purchase land to do what your obviously passionate about. Your knowledge and time has been free for us students for yrs so keep pushing ahead ill def share this vid on my fb group page its the Rain Gutter Grow system and the guy who created it Larry Hall is also selling things to help himself as well, hes a good guy with a zeal for growing . FYI ok ive been here in Houston for 8months now & i found google translate is becoming my best friend lolololol thanks just being you 😚 you got it growin on!!!

  26. Shahfazliz Shahron on August 27, 2020 at 10:46 pm

    John, the betel leaves that you said is known as wild betel leaves ( I usually eat the shoots raw, using them as a small wrapper.

    i could not find the english name for the last plant in your video. malaysians call it Bebuas ( we eat the shoots raw with rice with a dash of hot sambal. i love to grow them high and large into a small canopy bearing small fruits for birds. and gives lots of dead leaves for mulching.

  27. Rob Backyard Gardenerr on August 27, 2020 at 10:46 pm

    Only a few hours from me so I might have to check them out! Thanks.

  28. jacob smith on August 27, 2020 at 10:47 pm

    Thanks for the Texas edition ! Wondered if you have done any Dallas editions. It’s a lil different than the Houston climate.
    Thanks again for all you’ve shared.

  29. Junie kalu on August 27, 2020 at 10:47 pm

    ive been trying to find a nursery like this in houston! thank you, john for discovering this place for us.. yay!

  30. Sariah Piedrasanta on August 27, 2020 at 10:49 pm

    Us Houston people are so lucky that your girlfriend is from here and you come to visit us and give us all this advise. THANK YOU

  31. Honeykai on August 27, 2020 at 10:50 pm

    You are so adorable! I am so glad you went to houston! I’m about tot stop by the JRN nursery right to pick up some plants.

  32. turbodog3891 on August 27, 2020 at 10:51 pm

    Her name is "Fan"(like fawn). She’s pretty cool

  33. Burning Bananas on August 27, 2020 at 10:51 pm

    John – I’m putting it out there that you sell a boat load of shirts! Everyone in my fam is getting one! Thanks and good luck! 🍌🍌🍌🍌

  34. keptyeti on August 27, 2020 at 10:51 pm

    Love your videos. I know you have concrete raised beds in Vegas. This season I have replaced one of my failing wood-framed beds with one constructed from concrete pavers. I didn’t bother googling about using this material until after the fact, and it turns out there are a few articles floating around the internet warning against toxic elements leaching from concrete. As you know, there is no shortage of conflicting gardening advice on the internet, and since you have concrete beds, can you talk about whether you believe concrete is a potential contaminant, and if so what you are doing to militate against this in your beds?

  35. javier rodriguez on August 27, 2020 at 10:54 pm

    Hey John I live 5 minutes from that nursery I bought some plants for my sister about 2 years ago.Β  But now I’m looking for a house for me and I really want to start growing my own fruits and vegetables.Β  I will get lots of plants from this nursery. Thank you for sharing

  36. Kestrel Lee on August 27, 2020 at 10:54 pm

    Worst nursery in Houston! They cheat customers. I bought a Li Jujubee tree from this nursery. It did not bear fruits after 3 years. My friend had the same problem. Our botanist friend checked our trees and told us the Jujubee trees we grew were Lang Jujubee which needed pollination from other varieties of Jujubee to bear fruits. Lang Jujubee trees are cheap and easy to grow. JRN Nursery labeled and sold cheap Lang Jujubee trees as more expensive variety Li.

    Don’t buy anything from this nursery. It sells all kinds of exotic tropical trees and flowers without labeling USDA Hard Zones for these plants. Most of these trees and flowers don’t survive in Houston which has deep frost every 3-5 years. My $120 lychee tree was killed by low temperature in January this year.

  37. Jason Peppers on August 27, 2020 at 10:55 pm

    How do I buy the black shirt with green letters?

  38. Runneth Over Garden&Life on August 27, 2020 at 10:55 pm

    Mr. John it would be fantastic when you are in Houston, Tx go to a different nursery. Thanks for the videos, learning so much. inspiring me to start to grow my own garden, in Houston soaking up all the info

  39. Paul McGhee on August 27, 2020 at 10:56 pm

    Enjoying the Houston videos as I’m in San Antonio.

  40. David Dierlam on August 27, 2020 at 10:57 pm

    We have a nursery near here in S. Texas called River’s End that sells delicate tropicals from all over the world. Worth the visit, John.

  41. Tc Anderson on August 27, 2020 at 10:57 pm

    Hey, John. I always love your programs, so I bought four shirts to support you and your girlfriend in finding a farm. I can hardly wait to see what you do with it once you get it! BTW, I particularly enjoy these nursery visits. Thanks for sharing your genius finds!

  42. Adriana Bornacelli on August 27, 2020 at 10:58 pm

    I went today 11/10/2016 to the JRN Nursery and got some of the plants you mentioned. The lady was great! I showed her your video and ask for the same plant. She was very nice. I have a question how do I cut the plant to produce more plants. I am taking about the purple Okinawa Spinach. Next trip will be to get the good soil in Houston. Thank you so much for your advice and awesome videos.

  43. Texas Journey on August 27, 2020 at 10:58 pm

    thanks John been looking for a nursery like this near me

  44. Scott Taylor on August 27, 2020 at 11:01 pm

    Been watching your videos for a few years, glad to see you have a darn to reason to visit us in Houston. Thanks for showing us another great local, family owned nursery!

  45. duplex freeman on August 27, 2020 at 11:01 pm

    have some good and tasty weed,quick delivery if interested wickr me "hunchoodini"

  46. mthlay15 on August 27, 2020 at 11:08 pm

    I have the plant at 14:10. it’s started to have purplish colored flowers. can I eat those as well? also should I should I prune it?
    thanks John

  47. Megan Coons on August 27, 2020 at 11:09 pm

    Love seeing this since I live close ish lol

  48. Off Grid Homestead LWY on August 27, 2020 at 11:09 pm

    great info.

  49. edgar215 on August 27, 2020 at 11:11 pm

    SAY WHAT! This is like 10-15 mins away from me. Didn’t know you visit my neck of the woods, and I’ve been subscribed for quite some time. Gotta check it out sometime.

  50. Newt Scott on August 27, 2020 at 11:11 pm

    Thanks for this john

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