Dr. Bob Randall wrote this guide to raising food and landscaping your yard in the Houston area based on thirty years of experience. It has detailed guidelines on which plants are easy and which are hard in this area. He also has sections on setting up your beds, pest control, planting calendars, and which vegetable varieties which he has tested work the best. Dr. Bob Randall is one of the founders of Urban Harvest in Houston and is still active in the Houston Permaculture Guild.
The techniques he advises do not involve chemical pesticides or fertilizers.
This book is a must have for anyone attempting to raise food in the Metro Houston area.