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 moschata 'Butterbush'winter squash, butternut
Curcubita maxima 'Cinderella'pumpkin
Zea mays 'Delectable'hybrid se/se bicolor corn
Curcubita pepo 'Delicata'winter squash, bush
Phaseolus vulgaris 'Golden Gate'pole bean
Curcubita pepo 'Honey Bear'winter squash, bush acorn
Zea mays 'Kandy Korn'hybrid se/se corn
Curcubita pepo 'Lil Pump-Ke-Mon'pumpkin
Curcubita pepo 'Magic Lantern'pumpkin
Phaseolus vulgaris 'Malibu'pole bean