Article from Fox News by Janine Pahuk.

No small potatoes here! One Florida couple is celebrating the abolishment of a controversial policy that banned vegetable gardens on residential properties, and with it, the end of a 6-year legal spat with their village.

On Monday, Hermine Ricketts and Tom Carroll planted jalapenos, green bell peppers and other veggies in the front-yard garden of their Miami Shores home in honor of the news, NPR reports.

Back in 2013, Ricketts was forced to uproot a plot she tended for 17 years when a zoning ordinance forbade front yard gardens, NPR reports, on the grounds that they violated zoning codes and were unsightly. The offense was punishable by a daily fine of $50.

“I’m grateful to the Legislature and the governor for standing up to protect my freedom to grow healthy food on my own property,” Ricketts said.

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