Orlando Changing Rules To Allow People To Grow Vegetables in Their Front Yards

Couple was threatened with a fine almost a year ago


After a fight that made green-thumbed gardeners see red, Orlando is changing its rules to allow residents to plant tomatoes, carrots and other veggies in their front yards.

The new rules — which for the first time state that vegetable gardens don't have to be banished to the back yard — are part of a bigger package of landscaping standards that will affect what you plant on your property and how you take care of it.

But the front-yard gardening regulations drew the most attention.