We use it to spice our home-baked apple pies, dust our morning maple waffles, and flavor our snickerdoodle cookies - cinnamon, glorious cinnamon!
And, in addition to the delicious taste, the long list of health benefits that coincide with this powerful spice are quite impressive as well.
Be sure to stock up on this sensational spice- because cinnamon isn't just good for you - it works wonders in your garden as well! From getting rid of pests to healing your plants' wounds, you'll be amazed at all of the ways you can use cinnamon literally outside of the kitchen.
If you're ready to grow a better garden - these brilliant cinnamon tips will surely give it a kick!
If you've got cuttings, and you are looking to plant them - think cinnamon! Before submerging the cuttings into the earth, give them a better chance at growth by providing a layer of "protection" first. Simply wet the cut end of the plant with clean water, and then give it a roll (in cinnamon, of course). Viola, ready to plant!
During the rooting process, this super spice will work to prevent disease and infection in your cuttings.
If you've got ants, cinnamon is the answer. Although we love the delicious scent of this lip-smacking spice, these pesky insects don't! Simply shake cinnamon around the area where the ants seem to be entering from. This powerful powder will not kill the ants, but it will certainly send them marching for the hills.
Fungal infections are common - especially in regard to vulnerable, young seedlings. Cinnamon is a wonderful, natural method to help keep the slime mold in check, and give your seedlings the best chance at a happy, healthy life.
Mix some cinnamon with warm water, and allow the liquid to sit overnight. In the morning, use a coffee filter to strain the mixture. Pour the strained liquid into a spray bottle. Spritz the stems and leaves of the affected plants, while also lightly misting the soil as well. See ya slime!
As with us, plants occasionally get boo-boos too. If you've notice "wounded areas" on your plants - cinnamon can help! Dusting the problem areas with this soothing spice will help speed up the healing process, and restore plant health.
Mellow The Mushrooms
Has your garden been taken over by mushrooms? If so, sprinkle this effective and inexpensive spice around your plant beds. The cinnamon is certain to deter more mushroom growth.
While orchids are delicate, unique, and extremely beautiful flowers - they certainly require precise care. Did you know that applying cinnamon to these precious plants can heal wounds and infections, balance moisture difficulties, and treat crown and stem rot? This super spice truly has the ability to "do it all!"
However, if used incorrectly, cinnamon can actually become a danger to your orchids - so it's important that you follow detailed instructions to make sure you cause your orchids no harm...
Watch the video below to learn how to use cinnamon properly with orchids.
Store-bought fix-alls often come with harmful chemical additives, and can be quite pricey as well. Cinnamon is natural, inexpensive, effective, and comes with a laundry list of health benefits - for you, and for your plants. Share these helpful hints with your friends and family - and encourage the use of this powerful powder!