When thinking of spice cinnamon, most people think of aromatics or baking and to be honest it is not wrong. Cinnamon is an old and great spice that was used for a very ong period of time and it is also characterized by a beautiful smell.
Many cultures used cinnamon in their dishes that proves the spice’s versatility. kitchen might not be the only place where cinnamon proved its versatility because guess what it is also used in gardens. Here are 6 uses for cinnamon in the garden you wish you knew before.
1. Keeps mosquitos away
The heavy smells of cinnamon repels mosquitos and other insects as well. Sprinkle some bits of cinnamon around your garden, terrace and court to prevent the insects from approaching. Fortunately the cinnamon smell is pleasant for us humans and bad for the mosquitos.
2. Combat fungus
Fungi won’t grow in a place saturated by cinnamon because cinnamon in fact kills it. But this solution will only work for shallow and surface level fungus and mushrooms. If the problem you are facing is deeper than this then you need another solution for it.
3. Keep ants away
Cinnamon is an ant killer that causes suffocation for ants when they inhale it. Cinnamon throw ants off, because of its intense smell ants are unable to smell or detect any other food source. And cinnamon is very safe and non poisonus for your kids and pets.
4. Root fresh plant cuttings
If you cut plants to reproduce and root them, you can use cinnamon to help your plants regrowing. Put a little bit of cinnamon on the cutted stem, plant it in the soil and that is all what you need to do. Unlike replanting products, cinnamon is not expensive at all.
5. Heal sick and wounded plants
If you have a wounded plant because of cutting, transplanting or other types of damage, then sprinkle some cinnamon on it to help it heal faster and prevent it from further injuries.
6. Protect seeds and seedlings from disease
To make sure that your seeds survive, keep them dry and keep them away from moisture as much as possible. This method is referred to as damping off, and cinnamon is a great tool that protect seedlings and helps fighting fungus and disease on the baby plant.