Houston Urban Gardeners (HUG) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. We are proud to be inclusive and open to the public. Our meetings are free; you don’t have to be a member. At our meetings we give away snacks, coffee, tea and door prizes. We appreciate attendees who bring snacks, refreshments and door prizes. Of course, […]

Where We Meet: MultiService Center, 1475 W. Gray

Multiserv center

We are once again meeting at the Metropolitan MultiService Center, 1475 West Gray, Houston, 77019. The phone is 832-345-7333. A sign at the front says Closed, but only the swimming pool is closed. The center is located in Montrose, between Dunlavy and Waugh Drive. Coming from I-10, exit Heights/Yale and go south – they both […]

HUG’s Mission and Purpose


The purpose of HUG is to fully support Houstonians growing their own food and eating more fresh local produce. We do this with timely presentations at monthly meetings, an informative website (, a free, content-packed monthly e-newsletter, a Twitter and Facebook page, and a yearly home garden visitation event. To foster neighborhood interactions at every […]

Laurel's Garden

  • Laurel’s Garden July

    The garden actually looks great for July. Surprisingly, there have been few problem with insects.  The towers of long beans are lovely.  The Juliet Grape tomato is hanging in with a few tomatoes still ripening.  One Cucuzi Squash/Gourd plant covers most of the ground and a lot of fence with it’s long vines. It just […]

  • Laurel’s Garden June

    So, we’ve replaced the soaker hoses in the irrigation system replaced with this dripline tubing with built in emitters every 12″ inches. An easy DIY product that reviewers say can last up to 20 years! We finished the project Memorial Day Weekend but have yet to turn it on. It would be a shame if we didn’t even […]

  • April '16 Home Garden

    Laurel’s Garden – April ’16

    The vegetable garden is in a state of transition. There are bare spots that look nearly dead, and areas of thriving greens like cilantro interlaced with old vegetables like broccoli that are ready to be pulled and/or the pods used for next years’ seeds. What we’re eating from the garden are kale, Asian cabbage, radishes, […]

  • Laurel’s Garden: Doves are Cooing

    Laurel’s Garden March 2016 We have been enjoying our delightful weather with daily highs in the afternoons of 70s or low 80s and morning temperatures in the 50s or 60s. Most days the sun is out and it is gorgeous outside. The occasional rain makes this perfect weather for growing many vegetables, both for the […]

  • Nov-'14-L's-G

    Subtropical Zone 9

    The vegetable garden is doing OK considering this cold weather. The rain has helped, too. We have quite a few things growing but most of them are stunted or small, and are not making much produce. Yet the garden looks good: What we’re harvesting are small Big Bertha bell peppers, Satsumas, fennel, thyme, mint, parsley, […]