Are Herbal Remedies Safe?
Before I continue with the topic of herbal medicines, I want to share some cold weather tips with you. If you did not put rodent guards around the base of your fruit and ornamental trees, this would be a good time to shovel away the snow at their base and either install plastic guards or wrap hardware cloth around the lower two feet or so. Mice, voles, and rabbits will tunnel under the snow, quite happily and eat the bark off, possibly killing the plant. If your houseplants are looking a little sickly due to darkness and indoor dust, take them in the shower with you! Be careful with rock salt around garden plantings, use Calcium Chloride or one of the newer “plant friendly” alternatives. In a pinch, ordinary garden fertilizer such as 5-10-5 will melt snow and ice. Now back to herbs!