Retaining Walls - A gabion wall is constructed using wire mesh, woven in a similar fashion to a basket, which you fill with stones and form into your desired shape. The structure can be used as a fence or a retaining wall.
Tomato plants flourish in straw bales, and no weeds or weeding! Check out the straw-bale gardening movement that has become one of this summer's hottest gardening trends. (AP Photo/Cool Springs Press, Tracy Walsh/Poser Design) Wonder if this would work?