Planted Vardensoks

Edible Plants for Vertical Gardens

1 ft. planted socks; 3 plants each

*Ships 6 weeks from order date*

Grow delicious edible plants and herbs in your own space; no trip to the grocery store needed.

Our Varden™ system works because it mimics a wild ecosystem. Unlike other vertical gardening systems where you grow plants in pots, our Vardensoks give roots space to breathe, spread out, and get the nutrients they need to thrive. These conditions reduce the odds of root rot and mold and result in better-tasting plants!

Stevia

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.

Basil

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.

Oregano

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

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.

Mint

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.

Rosemary

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

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.

Sorrel

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!

Sage

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.

Cilantro

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.

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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)