Following the theft of her smoke detector, the same tenant claimed that the "...same landlord threatened to evict me for growing a tomato plant on my balcony." If you have access to fertile earth, it is only natural to want to nurture a small shrub to adulthood or grow your own produce. Unless any permanent alterations are made to said plot of land, it's yours for the flowering, and in some cases you may even be able to receive some funding. According to Marilyn Lewis of MSN Real Estate, "with a well-structured agreement, you might even be able to get your landlord to pay for your garden."