Homegrown garden tour

— Photo by Susan Safford

Bill and Betty Haynes stand among tomatoes and spinach on June 19, when they opened their vegetable garden to fellow members of Homegrown, the Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Society vegetable gardeners’ collaborative. Betty holds a basket of freshly harvested garlic scapes from the garlic patch (pictured left) adjacent to rows of leeks, to be harvested in the fall.

The Hayneses productive garden contains onions, potatoes, tomatoes, both summer and winter squashes in variety, cucumbers, peppers, and several greens, in addition to the garlic and leeks. All are well mulched with materials the Hayneses collect and compost.

Decorative elements are the zinnias and hot weather greens, Bassella alba ‘Rubra’ (red malabar spinach) twining up stakes, in addition to the guardian dinosaur.