We are in Houston as well

It might not help by spring, but start composting. My wife grows cucumbers, squash, peppers, sweet potatoes. We have raised beds. Seeds aren’t that expensive. next time you by a cucumber, save the seeds. By a squash, save the seeds. If you don’t have bees, you might have a hard time doing fruit. Veggies are pretty easy. Anything that grows in the ground .