Spice It up! Why Plants Love Cinnamon

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Did you know there are several different ways that you can use cinnamon in your garden? I'm often looking for simple solutions to common problems and that is exactly what led me to cinnamon as a remedy for what ails my plants. Not only can it be used many different ways but you can buy it in any store and it's easy to use. Plus, it's a really cheap solution to common gardening problems!

Did you know that plain old kitchen cinnamon is an amazing fungicide? I mostly use it for seedlings, to prevent dampening off disease but it can be used several other ways. Here are the 6 ways that I use cinnamon in the home & garden.

Hate those annoying little gnats that sometimes buzz around your seedlings? Dust cinnamon on seedling trays to kill off the fungus the gnats feed off of. Cinnamon kills the fungus and when you kill off the fungus, the gnats disappear!

Cinnamon can also be used as rooting hormone. Just dip the end of the plant cutting into cinnamon before planting in soil.

Check out the other ways to use cinnamon in your garden at Feathers in The Woods.
Suggested materials:
  • Cinnamon   (Dollar Store)
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  • B. Enne B. Enne on Mar 11, 2017
    WOW, I just threw a plant out yesterday, after trying just about everything to revive it. I'm definitely saving this post, thanks!

    • LA Murano LA Murano on Mar 19, 2017
      You're welcome. I hope it helps next time!

  • Brenda  S. Brenda S. on Mar 13, 2017
    So interesting! I had no idea :)