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Old 04-18-2019, 08:26 AM
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Haven’t read the bill but deed restrictions should definitely override the planting of a front yard garden in a deed restricted community. There may be such provisions in the bill. If you have a back yard, why would you plant a garden in your front yard anyway? As they say, “don’t worry bout it”.
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...deed restrictions should definitely override the planting of a front yard garden in a deed restricted community.
Deed restrictions against having solar panels and washing lines were made null and void by similar enactments a few years ago, so maybe not.
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Though, a flowering herb garden would be awesome in a modest-sized front lawn's flowerbed. Lemon balm, mints, thyme, rosemary, oregano, and more. Attracts butterflies, hummingbirds, honeybees, and repels mosquitoes, aphids, and ants. And smells amazing. And - all edible.
Mint and Lemon Balm?
Those two are best kept in a container, unless you are in favor of world domination.
A pair of thugs if let loose in a garden.
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Gee I wonder who will plant the first corn maze ?
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Since it's been so hard for me to find someone that can stay ahead of my weeds...I'm gonna plant wheat & soybeans.


Might as well make a few bucks off of my front yard...instead of constantly paying to maintain it.




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Haven’t read the bill but deed restrictions should definitely override the planting of a front yard garden in a deed restricted community. There may be such provisions in the bill. If you have a back yard, why would you plant a garden in your front yard anyway? As they say, “don’t worry bout it”.
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Well anyone who's interested (for serious) can learn how to grow a good looking AND functional vegetable garden here:
Vegetable Gardening in Florida Series - Gardening Solutions - University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

and regardless of the law, the deed restrictions still do allow you to have potted plants. You can grow small quantities of edible plants in decorative pots, the same website has a page dedicated to it here: Harvest as You Grow Container Gardening - Gardening Solutions - University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

While some might catch a complaint from a neighbor if it was growing in the flower bed on the front lawn, I'm thinking a sunny spot on the lanai wouldn't violate anything at all for a pot containing a grape tomato plant, and a couple of flowering basil plants growing in pots beside it.
You can grow in pots now.
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I planted Italian tomatoes at the back in the city once, they turned out delicious but also attracted a great number of wasps. My family always had a “kitchen garden”, herbs and spices and that did not attract insects, shallots and garlic actually repelled them.
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Perhaps I avoid the landscaping forum at my peril, but the majority of comments here are from people who prefer that someone else take care of their yard work, full stop. I can't see many people, freed from restrictions, planting and caring for large veg gardens.

There are interesting legal niceties: Would the description of "local governments" override HOA requirements in individual neighborhoods? Even if TV is legally considered to be a "county, municipality, or other political subdivision," does TV enact its own "local ordinances or regulations" or does it merely (semi-randomly) enforce deed restrictions?
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