I did get into compliance after adding a bug farm. No idea why that would be a requirement, but it worked for me.
I completed the gardening collection and because it’s rags to riches, have several planters dedicated to growing the most expensive plants and I still can’t make the inspector happy.
July - last edited July
@atanvarneroquen My current Sim moved to Brindleton Bay at the beginning of winter. I play with the long 28-day seasons and for many days the ground was too cold to plant seeds. So the only plants she had were fully grown plants I had stored in her household inventory from her old lot before she moved. I was able to place these in the ground at her new house in Build mode, as apparently you can do this even when the ground is too cold to plant seeds in Live mode. Anyway, she did not have a large number of plants on this lot-- I think it was no more than 10-- when the Inspector arrived to check for NAP compliance. She did have an empty bug house on the lot though. The Inspector said she passed! It seems that having the bug house made a difference, just as others on here have already posted. In my case the bug house didn't even have any bugs in it yet (I wanted to wait till spring to add those) so even an empty bug house seemed to work.
I don't think its the quantity, because my sims have 30 plants that they take care of on a regular basis
@fpli78xt8sun, yes you are right! At first we thought it was the quantity, but if you had read further down (I realize this thread is many pages long though ) you would have seen that we figured it out that you need either the new Bug Box from Eco Lifestyle, or the Bee Box from Seasons in order for the garden to be compliant with the Green Gardening NAP! The bug boxes are what make the garden a "green" (eco friendly) garden!
The reason that we at first thought that it was the quantity of plants was because a few of us had a certain number of plants but we also had either a bug box or a bee box without realizing that this was the key ingredient! We either just put in the bee box out of habit, or wanted to try the new bug boxes!
August - last edited August
I have 15 plants (5 planters, 5 pots - all homemade from the woodworking bench) and a full grown cowplant but I keep getting fined for this initiative for not being compliant as well.
Please read the accepted answer just above you posting.
I was having this problem too! I had 4 fruit trees, 6 full vertical planters and 4 more plants that wouldn't fit in the vertical planters but I kept getting fined for not complying with the green gardening N.A.P. (in total 20 plants) for a while i thought it might be influenced by number of interactions (i was having my sim do "tend all" and "super sell" and some days forgot to garden) but ultimately it came down to the Insect Farm (I didn't test out the bee box for this though). As soon as my household had gone a full week owning it, I stopped receiving the fine - I haven't had it long enough to say whether or not it makes a difference if you are actively farming insects though, it could possibly be enough to just own the item!
Thanks to everyone who posted on here! I don't think I would've figured out how to fix it on my own!