Hog Wire Fence--A Piece of Special Scenery in Your Garden
Posted Aug 01 2012 6:28am
Hog wire fence entails redwood posts and framing with a heavy 6 gauge galvanized wire panel pinned into the center of the fence. The heavy gauge wire with 4 squares creates an interesting geometric design. A wood cap can be added to dress up the fence. This hog wire fence is a very durable, secure, open feeling fence.
A hog wire fence is 16 feet long and 34 inches tall. Made from galvanized steel, they can stand up to the rooting strength of pigs. Because they are flexible, you can use them to make a fence in any size and shape you desire. Hog wire fences are easy to install and are durable enough to last for years. First, use four ground stakes to mark out a 48-foot by 32-foot rectangle where you want your pen to be. Then, install the hog wire fence one at a time starting at the corner. At last, use the fencing clips to secure the far end of the panel leaving the corner unattached. Secure the last corner with two six-inch pieces of hog wire, one at the top and one at the bottom. This will allow you to remove the wire and pull the panel open as a gate.
How to Train Vegatables on a . Hog wire fence By Serena Styles, eHow Contributor , last updated December 22, 2011 Tomato plants often need support to grow. Training plants keeps them off the ground, growing upright so the entire structure is healthier and easier to care for. Positioning the tomato plants along a hog wire fence allows you to tie them to it and support the structure of vines. To train, for example, tomatoes on a hog wire fence, you need to properly place the tomato plants and perform occasional maintenance. 1 Place the started tomato plants along the hog wire fence, as close as possible to it. Use a length of twine to fasten the main stem of each plant to the fence loosely, near the base. The plants can be in pots or grown in the ground. 2 Gently pull the smaller stems of the tomato plants back, toward the fence and fasten them with lengths of twine. When you are finished, the tomato plants should spread over the hog wire fence, with each stem fastened loosely.