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Old 06-30-2019, 09:25 AM
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Well. Sharlene and I are just happy as all get out. Ready to plant taters, corn, and beans but some say ya have to change some soil first.Dang.
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Old 06-30-2019, 09:35 AM
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I was planning on having a perennial herb garden on the side of the house from the get-go. The deed restrictions never forbade that anyway. Meanwhile, there's no reason why you should have to expect people growing corn and watermelons on their front lawn. Why? Here's why:

1. Soil is lousy for that in the Villages.
2. Irrigation is equally lousy for that in the Villages.
3. The deed restrictions can be altered to say "yes you can grow veggies but they still can't be more than 3 feet high, they still have to be maintained, you still can't put up fencing around them, you still can't plant decorative ornaments or signs on your lawn or in the front flowerbed (meaning, no plastic tags that identify what plants are growing in which rows of the garden). You still have to go through ARC to get a permit for a raised bed, which they can still deny.

So sure put up those corn stalks. Just make sure to cut them down before they grow more than 3 feet tall. You won't ever yield any actual corn, but hey - you want to see how close to the limit you can get without getting fined, have at it.

Honestly, not worried at all. There are plenty of veggies that are decorative AND useful (various cabbages and lettuces, peas, and root vegetables that have flowering tops). There was never anything stopping anyone from growing tomato plants in pots. And herb gardens were never verboten so you can keep planting those.
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Old 06-30-2019, 10:21 AM
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I give it a season before the grass is back down.
Good veg is hard work!
Not really, we have been growing all our herbs, lettuce and such in our flower pots for years. It’s not hard work if you love what you are doing. North our garden is larger than my lot here
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Old 06-30-2019, 10:42 AM
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If an enclosure to protect your plants such as a fence and chicken wire is prohibited one problem may be critters getting to the veggies before you can.
the raccoon got our pineapples :-(
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Old 06-30-2019, 01:44 PM
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This was the best part of the article linked in the OP: "After the Florida Supreme Court ruled in favor of Miami Shores' right to control design and landscaping standards, the couple replaced their vegetables with pink flamingos." That wouldn't fly here either. (pun intended).

The only thing I can grow successfully are weeds.
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Old 06-30-2019, 01:56 PM
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This was the best part of the article linked in the OP: "After the Florida Supreme Court ruled in favor of Miami Shores' right to control design and landscaping standards, the couple replaced their vegetables with pink flamingos." That wouldn't fly here either. (pun intended).

The only thing I can grow successfully are weeds.
...also known as Bermuda Grass
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Old 06-30-2019, 01:58 PM
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The new green houses are moving right along. Hopefully produce will be available by the fall to residents. Maybe the tomato’s will be better than what we grow here. North they are fabulous, here same plant seed, samedirt, and no flavor here. But everything else I grow here is great
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Old 06-30-2019, 02:08 PM
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...also known as Bermuda Grass
Actually, St. Augustine grass fits the description of a "weed"...much better than Bermuda.

Bermuda is used for a lot of golf greens, where I doubt anyone can find a course of any decency using St. Augustine...for anything.
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Old 06-30-2019, 02:49 PM
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Actually, St. Augustine grass fits the description of a "weed"...much better than Bermuda.

Bermuda is used for a lot of golf greens, where I doubt anyone can find a course of any decency using St. Augustine...for anything.
Well, it's green. So if you really love green, St. Augustine is great. Except when it's brown. But then, brown is a nice color too. I'm thinking I might rip up the entire lawn and lay down a nice big roll of astroturf. It'd look the exact same as St. Augustine, Bermuda, and Zoysia, with no maintenance, no mowing, no pesticides, no nuttin. Plus the dogs won't be able to dig it up and you can just hose it down if the neighbor refuses to bring a poop bag when he takes Fido for a walk.
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Well, it's green. So if you really love green, St. Augustine is great. Except when it's brown. But then, brown is a nice color too. I'm thinking I might rip up the entire lawn and lay down a nice big roll of astroturf. It'd look the exact same as St. Augustine, Bermuda, and Zoysia, with no maintenance, no mowing, no pesticides, no nuttin. Plus the dogs won't be able to dig it up and you can just hose it down if the neighbor refuses to bring a poop bag when he takes Fido for a walk.
Add a couple of pink flamingos and a white cross...and it's perfect!
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