How to Make a Topsy Turvy Strawberry Planter


Strawberries provide fruit packed with vitamins, fiber and antioxidants. According to the California Strawberry Commission, eight strawberries contain more vitamin C than a medium orange. Strawberries purchased at the market or green grocer are costly--particularly in areas of the country without a local crop. Home gardeners can save money by growing their own. Topsy-turvy strawberry planters save space and can be made at home.

Step 1

Select a strong fabric to make the upside down strawberry planter. For best results, use vinyl or a rip-stop nylon. A thick cotton canvas can be used, but natural fibers lose more moisture than synthetic fibers.

Step 2

Cut a rectangle of fabric 30 inches wide and 18 inches tall. Sew the short sides together to form a fabric tube. Roll the fabric on one of the ends onto itself three times, and sew this hem. This is the top of the strawberry bag. Sew the opposite end of the fabric tube closed. Attach rivets to the open-hemmed end of the strawberry planter.

Step 3

Pour high-quality potting soil into the fabric tube. Tamp the soil down firmly. Use a seam ripper or sharp pair of scissors to cut 2-inch slits in the fabric tube. Stagger the slits so that no two slits are directly above or below one another.

Step 4

Place strawberry seedlings into the slits in the topsy turvy strawberry planter. Use your fingers to work the roots firmly into the soil.

Step 5

Attach hooks to the rivet holes to hang the planter.

Step 6

Keep the soil moist to ensure proper plant and fruit development.

Things You'll Need

  • Potting soil
  • Strawberry plants
  • Strong wire
  • Strong fabric (rip-stop nylon or vinyl)
  • Sewing machine
  • Rivets
  • Seam ripper or sharp scissors


  • Edible Container Gardening: How to Make a Homemade Topsy Turvy Strawberry Planter
  • Grow UpsideDown Strawberries: Strawberry Bag Planter
  • California Strawberry Commission: Health and Nutrition
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Cyn Vela is a freelance writer and professional blogger. Her work has been published on dozens of websites, as well as in local print publications. Vela's articles usually focus on where her passions lie: writing, web development, blogging, parenting, gardening, and health and wellness. She studied English literature at Del Mar College, and at the University of Texas at San Antonio.