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Veggies in the backyard

Discussion in 'Nature/Habitat/Garden Corner' started by esubscribe, Jul 29, 2008.

  1. esubscribe

    esubscribe Gadget Freak!

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    I checked the design guidelines before posting. Is there a guideline against planting some veggies in the backyard in Southern Walk. Backyard faces traffic.
     
  2. mamatothree

    mamatothree New Member

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    A vegetable garden is considered landscaping and needs no application as long as it is only plant material you are installing...If you are putting in hardscape (i.e. raised beds, a garden wall or statuary) you will need an application.
     
  3. jjenkins

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    What can you grow this late in the season?
     
  4. Brewer

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    Greens such as spinach and lettuces.

    Brewer
     
  5. foodie

    foodie New Member

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    You can grown chard, greens (all kinds) since they are "cool weather" crops, collards, turnips, potatoes, tomatoes, carrots, peppers, lettuces, spinach, broccoli, and other veggies. You can also do a "greenhouse" method of crops if you wish. If you want some "free seeds", PM me. Since we have a 25 acre farm, we have tons of stuff (and free produce too) if anyone is interested.

    Root crops are good to start now. Herbs can grown until late Fall or early Winter. Squashes are now coming into our gardens.

    Good luck and good eats--:happygrin:

    Foodie
     
  6. afgm

    afgm Ashburn Farm Resident

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    Foodie,

    You may be able to answer this for me. We planted celery for the first time and I am not sure when to harvest. They're getting to be good size now. They have been in the ground since Mother's Day. Should I loosely tie the stalks together until harvesting? Right now they are "splaying out" all over the place. Can I take a little bit off the plant at a time, or should I cut them as a bundled stalk?
     
  7. foodie

    foodie New Member

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    Re: Veggies in the backyard?

    afgm--

    Glad to see you are growing celery and ready to harvest your crop!

    You can stake up the celery stalks if you wish. You can begin to harvest your celery by removing the outer stalks of the celery plant or cutting the whole plant. If you want celery early in the growing season, you can harvest small plants. Even after celery has been frozen in the Fall in your garden, the inner stalks remain usable for many weeks. You can protect your celery for Fall with a couple layers of plastic on cool or cold nights.

    You harvest celery in the Fall along with other root crops. Break off the stalks, shake extra soil from the roots of the celery plant, and place in them in a cool storage area.

    Hope this helps--PM if you need other gardening questions.

    Foodie:happygrin:
     
  8. mfhoss

    mfhoss New Member

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    My wife have some veggies in the backyard. Yesterday - I have received a letter regarding my backyard (all I have tomatoes, orkras, mints and
    beans) and on top of they took picture - now I really do not understand
    how and why HOA folks peep on some on backyeard and take picture. This
    is a invasion of privacy. I really want to know and someone can help me out here if they know it is listed somewhere in the guildlines - that they can peep in your backyard and take picture.

    I am going to call them on Monday and to find out more.
     
  9. Mr Rogers

    Mr Rogers Active Member

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    They can and will peep. It is in the "small" :pofl:packet of papers that your real estate agent shoved at you during closing and said, "Sign this, it's just the standard HOA stuff."
    Buyer beware!
     
  10. mfhoss

    mfhoss New Member

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    I will look into the "small" packet - and for sure I will talk to HOA and clear out myself - see how it goes and keep you all updated.
     
  11. T8erman

    T8erman Well-Known Member

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    The HOA does have the authority to enter your yard. And yes, you did sign papers in your "purchase stack of papers".
     
  12. mfhoss

    mfhoss New Member

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    So if this is true - then they can come in and take picture when you are sun bathing? becuase you have signed papers and they can peep and take picture when they want to?:rolleyes3:We are not allow to do any gardening like have veggies in the backyard? What I have is nothing but veggies 4/5 items - I am not planting here one acre of blueberries here..:rolleyes3: My concern why that have taken picture ?
     
  13. flynnibus

    flynnibus Well-Known Member Forum Staff

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    Picture = proof and gives the other people that need to review the case perspective beyond someone's description.

    Of course no one is going to take pictures of people sunbathing.

    Lets not get worked up over things that aren't the real point of all this.
     
  14. LSeidmeyer

    LSeidmeyer New Member

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    So, is the bottome line, you're not allowed to have a veggie garden? Or was there something about your veggie garden that didn't meet HOA guidelines?

    I want to know because I have a little veggie garden at my house.
     
  15. vacliff

    vacliff "You shouldn't say that."

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    Without seeing any pictures of the garden, lawn, or property, I would state this: If someone had planted a veggie garden, but has allowed it to be overgrown with weeds that are getting significantly high, then yes it could be a problem.
     
  16. LSeidmeyer

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    I see. So, if you're actually growing veggies in you veggie garden and not weeds, it's probably OK.
     
  17. T8erman

    T8erman Well-Known Member

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    A nice, small, well-maintained garden is fine with me.

    Bob Tate - Modifications Sub-Committee
     
  18. mfhoss

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    How do you know it is not weed but veggies without asking the property owner? But just assuming and taking picture - yeah this is weed and get
    rid off it. This is just not fare. Why someone will plant weed to grow in first place?
     
  19. T8erman

    T8erman Well-Known Member

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    Fare, fair or not, I would recommend not getting all spun up over this. If everything planted is indeed vegetables, then contact the HOA and work things out. They are not out to get you!!!

    And weeds grow everywhere.
     
  20. msflynn

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    If the HOA found something they feel is a violation, you will receive a letter from them stating the offense and what needs to be rectified. If, when you get a letter, you feel this was sent in error or that the person did not understand what they were viewing then you should call the HOA. In the mean time there is a lot of speculation as to what was being observed and what was being photographed. You are more then welcome to call the office on Monday but it might be easier to wait and see if you receive a letter.

    Staci
     

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