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After 6-Year Battle, Florida Couple Wins The Right To Plant Veggies In Front Yard

A 2013 zoning ordinance threatened Hermine Ricketts with a $50 fine each day for the garden she had tended for years. So she pulled it up — and got a lawyer.

Okra. Bell peppers. Cherry tomatoes. JalapeĂąos and squash.

Those are some of the vegetables that Hermine Ricketts and her husband Tom Carroll planted in front of their home in Miami Shores, Fla., on Monday.

That's the day went into effect that nullifies local bans on vegetable gardens at residential properties. It was one of those ordinances that had forced the couple to uproot a garden that Ricketts had tended for 17 years.

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