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Yoon S. Byun/Globe Staff
Eli Katzoff and his girlfriend, Melissa Hoffman, posed with their garden.
The 13-foot-high structure in front of Katzoff's childhood home holds 34 red buckets.
Katzoff's tomato plants emerge from the bottoms of buckets hanging in his Newton yard.
Newton city officials say Katzoff's garden is a prohibited accessory structure, much like a swing set or swimming pool.
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