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Planted Vardensoks

Edible Plants for Vertical Gardens

1 ft. planted socks; 3 plants each

*We plant on your order and Ship 3-4 weeks from order date depending on species and availability*

Let us do the filling and planting for you. Pre-planted Vardensok make vertical gardening easy and ensure success like no other system. We ship them right to your door in 4 count boxes so you can grow and harvest nutritious garden greens and herbs in your own space; no trip to the store needed.

Our Varden™ system works because it mimics mother nature by growing plants in SOIL. Unlike other vertical gardening systems, Varden contains large volumes of soil in breathable mesh tubes we call Vardensoks. Our Vardensoks give roots space to breathe, spread out, and get the nutrients they need to thrive. The mesh allows roots to breathe and only hold water absorbed in the soil to reduce the odds of root rot and mold. The result healthier and better-tasting plants!


Stevia rebaudiana is otherwise known as sweetleaf, sugarleaf, and candyleaf. Its leaves are the source of many popular stevia sweeteners. If you’re looking for a sugar alternative to grow in your own space, stevia could be just what you’ve been waiting for.


Part of the mint family Lamiaceae, basil leaves and seeds are culinary staples across the world. It grows best in hotter, drier climates, not tolerating the cold well.

Flat Parsley

Flat-leaf parsley has a stronger flavor and is easier to grow than most varieties of garden parsley, making it an excellent addition to any herb garden. Its yellow flowers are edible and have a similar, albeit milder, taste to its leaves.

Swiss Chard ‘Bright Lights’

Beta vulgaris is the plant of many names: bright lights, perpetual spinach, silver beet, leaf beet, and swiss chard. No matter what you call it, this plant packs a powerful, healthy punch, being rich in nutrients like vitamin A, vitamin C, iron, and magnesium.


Origanum vulgare is widely known for its earthy, somewhat bitter taste. It’s the perfect addition to any dish, from soups to pastas. No herb garden is complete without it!


Thyme has an amazing flavor while fresh and retains much of that same wonderful taste while dried, making it relatively easy to store in large quantities.


The cool, sweet aftertaste of this herb is one of a kind. Mint grows year-round in a wide variety of climates, although it grows best in moist soil, making it extremely easy to grow in our Vardesoks.

Spinach ‘Imperial Green’

Imperial Green is both easier to harvest and typically more heat-resistant than similar varieties of spinach, and it still contains high levels of minerals like iron and calcium.


Salvia rosmarinus, or rosemary, is a culinary must-have for anyone who loves Mediterranean cuisine. Growing best in well-drained soil, it can thrive easily in our Vardensoks.


Chives (Allium schoenoprasum) produce edible flowers and leaves that have a similar, albeit milder, taste to both domestic and wild onions. New leaves sprout in early spring, so be sure to grab some of these tasty plants now to enjoy them this upcoming gardening season.


Rumex acetosa, spinach dock, sorrel — no matter what you call this herb, you can be certain that it will pack that sharp, sour flavor that has made it popular for centuries.

Lettuce ‘Simpson Elite’

This variety of lettuce is slow bolting and fast growing. That means less work and more food for you!


With a storied history as both a culinary and medicinal plant, sage is the perfect herb to grow when you want to make any dish a little more savory.

Curly Parsley

Curly parsley has a more subdued flavor than flat-leaf varieties, although many claim that its flavor grows slightly more bitter with time. It’s perfect for garnishes, pesto, and salads.


Coriandrum sativum is a popular herb that is better known as coriander and cilantro. All parts of the plant are edible; its leaves and seeds have a tart, citrusy flavor while its roots tend to have a more intense, bolder taste. Its light pink or white flowers also make it an aesthetically pleasing addition to any garden.

Lettuce ‘Red Salad Bowl’

The red and purple leaves on this loose-leaf lettuce are sweet and mild, pairing well with other leafy greens in most salads. It is slow bolting and fairly easy to grow.

Edible Wild Plants

The herbs and vegetables listed above aren’t the only kinds of edible vegetation you can grow in our vertical gardening systems. Our vertical gardens are able to accommodate many types of edible weeds and wildflowers, too.

In North America, popular wild food you can forage for include:

  • Dandelion (Taraxacum)
  • Cattail (Typha)
  • Chickweed (Stellaria media)
  • Elderberry (Sambucus)
  • Chicory (Cichorium intybus)
  • Garlic mustard (Alliaria petiolata)
  • Southern dewberry (Rubus trivialis)
  • Prickly pear cactus (Opuntia)