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Can I use standard welded fence wire for gabion baskets?

 
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Can I use standard welded fence wire for gabion baskets? Or do I need specialized materials? For context, this is a small, less the two foot retaining wall for a sunken cold frame.
Also, is there anything I could plant that would help hold things together after the wire rusts out, but would not be super aggressive as far as competing with salads in the frame? I'm assuming this does not exist.
 
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At the end of the day, the gabion has to retain its basic shape, if cost is an issue, try it, but otherwise look at the mesh which is normally used and you may be surprised.
 
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