Where You Can Buy the Book

Year-Round Food Gardening for Houston and Southeast Texas (2019)

As of November 11, 2021

My 511-page book Year-Round Food Gardening for Houston and Southeast Texas is being sold by locally owned green businesses and non-profits that help people grow food crops. It is not on big data out-of-state sites.

Central Houston

Urban Harvest Farmers’ Market (Buffalo near Westheimer) and Classes http://urbanharvest.org

Buchanan’s on 11th street in the Heights https://buchanansplants.com/

Brazos Bookstore on Bissonnet near Kirby https://www.brazosbookstore.com/

Southwest Fertilizer on Bissonnet near Renwick. https://www.southwestfertilizer.com 

West Houston 

Blue Willow Bookshop on Memorial at Dairy-Ashford https://www.bluewillowbookshop.com

North Houston

Wabash Feed and Garden on North Shepherd at Crosstimbers https://wabashfeed.com

RCW Nursery on 15809 Tomball Parkway at Beltway 8. https://rcwnurseries.com

Arbor Gate. 15635 FM 2920, Tomball, Texas 77377 west of 249.  https://arborgate.com/contact-us/

Montgomery County–Conroe/Woodlands

Nature’s Way Resources   I-45 north of The Woodlands. https://natureswayresources.com/

Southern Harris County/Galveston Bay

Maas Nursery.  5511 Todville Rd, Seabrook.  https://maasnursery.com/  (by March 1, 2020)

Fort Bend County –Richmond

Enchanted Gardens.  6420 FM 359,Richmond, TX.  https://www.myenchanted.com/ (by March 1, 2020)

Brazoria County

Moring Star Prairie Plants 21107 Pecan Bend, Damon, TX 77430. https://morningstarprairieplants.com

By Mail Order

Brazos Bookstore https://www.brazosbookstore.com/

Urban Harvest https://urbanharvest.org

Green Life Aquaponics. https://www.greenlifeaquaponics.com/year-round-vegetables-fruits-and-flowers-for-metro-houston/

Blue Willow Bookshop on Memorial at Dairy-Ashford https://www.bluewillowbookshop.com

Glenbrook Ecologic https://glenbrookecologic.com/year-round-food-gardening-for-houston-and-southeast-texas/

Some of the vendors listed at the top of the page may also mail books.

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  • April  On January 18, 2021 at 9:17 am

    Hi! I live up in Kingwood which is often slightly different on the zones maps for gardening and I wonder if your book is still the best to start with? I’m new to gardening for food and would like to make sure if I buy your version published in 2019 another doesn’t come out just afterward. Since I’m on a budget I just want to be sure it lasts me a while! Thank you for sharing so much great knowledge.

    • Year-Round Gardening  On January 18, 2021 at 10:34 am

      April: I am very much aware of the differences in temperatures and plant needs both veggies and fruits in different places. The reason that it took 14 years to update the 2005 book was this awareness and not knowing what to do about it. The 2019 book is my attempt–the first around to make it accurate for different locations all over Southeast Texas. The book shows how to adjust for local climate differences. The fruits data relevant to Kingwood in the book are based on 1992-2012 weather data (not the 1980-2010 in USDA zones) and the veggie schedule data are based on 2007-2017 data, so they should be accurate for awhile. I expect if I can (at some point) that I will do an update to the weather tables for 28 sites based on 2000-2020 for fruits and 2017-2027 for veggies. If so they will appear when I have them in new printings of the book and also on this website. Neither is likely for at least two years and the veggie not for many years. The book realizes climate is changing and also temperatures at Intercontinental, Liberty, and Cleveland where I have data are not exactly Kingwood, so it explains how to figure out what to do if you know your own temperatures. That is, whether you can grow papayas (or not) or when to plant beets.

  • Frances m.  On March 24, 2022 at 6:23 am

    Hi! I have been reading though my copy of Year Round Gardening. Specifically, i am thinking about adding a late season fig to my bunch. The Nagel fig is listed as a favorite. Any idea where I could get a cutting of that? I am not well connected within the gardening world, so I have no clue.

  • Frances M.  On March 24, 2022 at 8:32 am

    I have been reading though my copy of Year Round Gardening. Specifically, i am thinking about adding a late season fig to my bunch. The Nagel fig is listed as a favorite. Any idea where I could get a cutting of that? I am not well connected within the gardening world, so I have no clue.

    Also interested in a Banana Fig too!

    • Year-Round Gardening  On June 18, 2022 at 9:26 am

      Both of these could be acquired in winter possibly as rooted pieces or cuttings if you are taking my Pruning and Training of Fruit Trees through Urban Harvest in the winter.

  • Kim Ess  On January 3, 2023 at 11:48 am

    I’ve been using your 2019 edition for the past couple of years and have had great success with my home garden. Do you have a link to your current recommendations for tomatoes for our area? I’m growing them from seed for the first time after not being able to find transplants for the ones you recommended in local nurseries. I’ve started Apero and Verona seeds, but couldn’t find Bloody Butcher or Stupice and looking for a good alternative. My best tomatoes in the past here in Friendswood have been the smaller indeterminate varieties and romas. I’m looking for a good slicer that can grow here. I’ve tried the celebrity and better boy transplants and have gotten hardly any yield from them before it gets too hot.

    • Year-Round Gardening  On January 8, 2023 at 1:10 pm

      I’m glad you find the book useful. Stupice and Bloody Butcher are fairly easy to find by searching “Stupice” tomato seed (Johnny’s) and many vendors including ones I recommend in my book

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