What is Urban Gardening?

CB JENI Homes builds modern homes for every lifestyle in highly sought-after locations in DFW. Bustling cities like Plano, McKinney and Arlington are great for an active lifestyle. And while these cities may not seem like the perfect place to start a garden, you can start an urban garden! You’ll be able to reap all the benefits of a full-size garden without the high level of upkeep. 

What is urban gardening?

Urban gardening is an amalgamation of different techniques and approaches to growing food in small areas. It really boils down to doing the most with the amount of space you have allotted. An urban garden isn’t meant to be another bed of flowers, but rather a miniature farm.


How do I start an urban garden?

There is no one-size-fits-all approach to urban gardening. It all depends on the space. First, you need to decide where you want your urban garden. Will it be inside, outside or both? You could choose to split the plants up and spread it out amongst your townhome. Whether it’s in a window seal, hanging in your backyard or vertically fixed to the side of your home, you can start an urban garden virtually anywhere!


If you’re having trouble deciding where in your CB JENI home you should start your garden, consider what you’re planting.


What should I plant in my urban garden?

When choosing what to plant in your urban garden, consider what vegetables or herbs you eat frequently. Then see if your environment is right for them to grow. Some of the easiest vegetables to grow are peppers, beans, onions, peas and even potatoes. Tomatoes are also very popular in urban gardens. As for herbs and spices, you could plant basil, chives, cilantro, thyme, rosemary, mint, sage and oregano.


Urban gardening can be a fun and easy hobby that can also save you a little bit of money at the grocery store. The modern homes from CB JENI Homes are perfect for you to build your own urban garden and hone your green thumb. Visit our website and see which CB JENI Homes community is perfect for you!