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

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

  • Gardening in January

    Garden ToDos: If you want to grow tomatoes from seed, you must start them now & protect them until all chances of a freeze are past.  Also, be shopping for your squash, cucumber & pepper seeds. You’ll want to start them in March. As for what else to plant, refer back to lessons learned from HUGger […]

  • 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 […]