I'm new to this forum and I had an idea for the garden next year. There is an old wooden ladder (the old fashioned leaning-against-the-wall kind, not a stepladder) that was my great aunt's (we had to clean out her house when she passed away) that I would like to use for a trellis. What do you treat it with so it won't rot? What do I put on the ends that I stick into the soil? I know not to use creosote as I read it's harmful to plant roots.
As for the plant to grow up the trellis, I'm still deciding on it. Maybe a honeysuckle (my favorite outdoor vine) would look nice? The ladder is a decent size.
Brad AKA Moonwolf