I got this email today:
I have read your posts for about a year now and enjoy them very much. However some of your advice (climate wise) doesn’t work for me here in Houston Tx. Is there someone in my area who would remind you of you?
Of course I know there’s really no one like me since I am a special and unique snowflake; however, if any of you know of any similar resources to this site for the Houston area, please share them in the comments. I told B. T. I’d put his request out on the blog for you all to help with.
Jack Spirko from http://thesurvivalpodcast.com/ dispenses bucketfuls of great TX gardening advice every time he’s able to stop ripping on the government for longer than a minute. And yeah, Jack “likes” the government so much, he almost makes our dear David here look like a hardcore statist and big HOA enthusiast 🙂 You’ve been warned! Great podcast though.
I’ll second that!
Jack Spirko is a wealth of knowledge. He has one of the best gardening/liberty podcasts out there. He walks the talk!
He lives just outside of Ft. Worth and what he grows and the livestock he raises are a testament to what can be done in that harsh climate.
I’m in Houston but am not a survivalist. (Just found this site via the Garden, Dine, Love podcast). Foraging Texas is based out of Houston and he’s worth checking out.
That’s marvelous – thank you for commenting. Great help!
John from Grow Your Greens has a video on his You Tube channel of a permaculture gardener in the city of Houston. The gardener (can’t remember his name off the top of my head) is a professor at the university there and the video is very good. He mentions some other resources you would be able to access.
Marjory Wildcraft is close to Houston and has been gardening in that climate for a long time. Some of her older web content might be helpful.
I was thinking Houston’s humidity and heat were fairly similar to central Florida and many of the recommendations from David’s Florida forest book would work here too. 8b-9a zones in Houston and N/central Florida.