Thursday, July 10, 2008

Tomato plants...do you have one?


Ok...so I'm dying to know how many people in the Village have these plants. I only recently found out that vegetable gardens are not allowed. I think this is kind of hypocritical since we have so much emphasis on being green, conserving water, recycling, etc...

I could understand if you didn't want them in the front yard...but forbidden from the backyard? only in pots? How can you grow cucumbers in a pot?

Everyone knows that people have these plants...what's the big deal? Shouldn't we be more worried about the scooter that was stolen the other day and wasn't sent out on the AV Blast until 5 days later? So that is a car and a scooter stolen in the last 2 weeks...that we know about. Hmmm...healthy tomatoes on one hand and ketchup on the other. Yum.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

I have a tomato plant. I grow it just outside the deck five units away. The neighbors closest to the plant tend to it and water it. I keep meaning to thank them. Nice people, too.

The sweet basil, though, I keep closest to my back door. But that's just because I cut from it almost daily - - and I hate to keep bothering the neighbors five units away.

Anonymous said...

Why is it a bad thing to grow vegetables and not flowers? My neighbors love the fresh herbs I grow and I think they look just as nice as half the shrubbery in the Village!

Anonymous said...

Just grow one or more on your deck. But watch out, the birds think I planted it for them. I thought you were not allowed to plant them in the planting beds because it was common area. A boat on your deck might set them off.

Anonymous said...

I am a little confused here, I just read in the AV Grounds Policies/Guidelines for Residents, which is on the AV web site that you posted the link to, that vegetable gardens are prohibited, except in containers and restricted to back yards. So you are incorrect when you posted vegetable gardens are not allowed. Perhaps you should consider writing for The Star or any of the other tabloids. Geez and I thought this would be a good way for residents to talk, but all I have seen so far is a lot made up stuff.

Anonymous said...

as an attorney, I want to remind the moderator of the following:

Slander is an untruthful oral (spoken) statement about a person that harms the person's reputation or standing in the community. Because slander is a tort (a civil wrong), the injured person can bring a lawsuit against the person who made the false statement. If the statement is made via broadcast media -- for example, over the radio or on TV -- it is considered libel, rather than slander, because the statement has the potential to reach a very wide audience.

I think you have crossed the line.

Arlington Village Owner said...

Actually...some residents were asked not to grow tomatoes in containers in Unit #553.

Lily said...

Any idea as to why unit #553 residents were asked not to grow tomatoes in containers? Do we know who it was who asked them not to grow tomatoes in containers? Were they allowed to grow other vegetables, just not tomatoes? And how come they were singled out and asked not to grow tomatoes? I grow tomatoes on my deck every summer, just like the AV rules say I can. So what's up with unit #553 residents being disallowed? How can we ascertain if this is true or a rumor? I guess I would want to know whether there's more to this story--before I believed it.

Anonymous said...

I grow tomatoes on my deck. Why were the residents of unit #553 singled out? Was it just tomatoes they were told not to grow or all flowers and vegetables? Any way to get to the bottom of this--what did #553 do to deserve being singled out?

Lily said...

I wrote a comment about unit #553 some 12 hours ago and noticed that it still has not posted. All I asked was does any body know why unit #553 was singled out and told they couldn't plant tomatoes?

Arlington Village Owner said...

The Grounds Committee asked them not to grow the tomatoes in containers on the side of their unit. They went to the Board Meeting (April 29th) and asked for a waiver so that they could grow them. I was told that they have been doing this for years and someone this year anonymously complained about how the plants "looked". I don't know if that part is true but you can see in the April Board Meeting Minutes that they were at the meeting asking for a waiver. So there is no rumor...they really were asked to not grow them in containers.

Anonymous said...

I think the formula requires each -- not just some -- of the words: tomato, pot, deck.