Skagit County Master Gardener Foundation

Cultivating plants, people and communities since 1977

Overview

Master gardeners host day-long field trips for Skagit County 2nd and 3rd graders. DIG-IT, one of six activities during the day, gives students hands-on gardening experience in the style of the Three Sisters garden—beans, corn and squash—a planting technique used by native cultures.

DIG-IT Garden Plant List

Botanical NameCultivarCommon nameTreeNative
Cosmos sulphureus 'Bright Lights'cosmos
Curcubita maxima 'Cinderella'pumpkin
Curcubita moschata 'Butterbush'winter squash (butternut)
Curcubita pepo 'Delicata'winter squash (bush)
Curcubita pepo 'Honey Bear'winter squash (bush acorn)
Curcubita pepo 'Lil Pump-Ke-Mon'pumpkin
Curcubita pepo 'Magic Lantern'pumpkin
Phaseolus vulgaris 'Golden Gate'pole bean
Phaseolus vulgaris 'Malibu'pole bean
Zea mays 'Delectable'hybrid se/se bicolor corn
Zea mays 'Kandy Korn'hybrid se/se corn