6 Unbelievable Cinnamon Uses in the Garden

There are so many Cinnamon Uses in the kitchen but did you know it is so useful in the garden that it can transform your garden into a lush and healthy place.

Cinnamon has so many uses in the garden that you won’t believe it’s possible

1. Propagate Cuttings

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Use cinnamon to propagate the cuttings if you don’t have access to a rooting hormone. Just wet the cutting in a clean water and roll it in cinnamon powder before planting. Application of cinnamon will prevent disease and infections during the process when your cutting will start to root. It can also be used when grafting.

Also Read: Aspirin Uses in the Garden

2. Kill Mushrooms

Tired of pulling wild mushrooms from your garden? Call cinnamon to the rescue! Sprinkle cinnamon around the places where those mushrooms pop up. It will definitely keep them in check.

3. Deter Ants

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If you want to get rid of ants from your garden, use cinnamon. Sprinkle cinnamon on ants tracks or where you don’t want ants. They hate the smell of cinnamon and will start to avoid those places where you sprinkled it.

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4. Protect Seedlings from Diseases

Several fungal and other diseases could cause your seedlings to die. Dust your soil with cinnamon powder to safeguard your seedlings from various diseases.

5. Fungicide

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Plants suffering from fungal diseases? Mix some cinnamon into warm water and let it steep overnight. Sprain and fill it in a spray bottle. Spray your plants with this solution. It’ll work!

6. Heal Plant’s Wounds

Cinnamon is great for the plants suffering from wounds. Dust cinnamon on the wound to help promote fast healing by sprinkling cinnamon dust onto the plant’s wound.

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There are so many Cinnamon Uses in the kitchen but did you know it is so useful in the garden that it can transform your garden into lush and healthy place.


      • Hello, D,
        Moles eat grubs. They make tunnels. Voles eat the roots of your plants, they make very small holes all over and when you put your finger down the hole you will feel the depth and a tunnel. Ask your local garden centers, what to do about it as it is not pretty. Just thought I would let you know as I have too many voles this year. Arline

  1. I have really bad ants issues above and under ground. Also neighborhood cats crapping in my garden beds. I haven’t started gardening cuz they will not stop coming into my beds. I clean them out and take out the surrounding soil the crap touched and this happens every year….Help…. How do I stop these two Pests?

  2. I have ant issues and Cat issues in my garden. The ants or nesting within the soil and on top traveling around. How do I get rid of those and cats are crapping in my garden beds from around the neighborhood and I have to clean it out every day and remove the soil that it touched. How can I stop this help please

  3. Rose or hawthorn cuttings, on the bare earth, will keep the cats away. When the seeds emerge and the plants are big enough, mulch them. Cats want bare soil for their toilet. If you cover it, they will look elsewhere. A motion sensor sprinkler would work too.

    • Pallets have been treated with God knows what in the countries where they are made. Do you really want that crap leaching all over your vegetables?

      • just look for the HT stamp, this means they have been heat treated, and is safe, if you find a MB stamp this means it has been treated with methyl bromide, which is harmful when handled so don’t use, theses are banned in europe and canada, but still used in asia and oceana, MB was outlawed in 2005 not harmful to plants used in the us to fumigate soil but bad for humans

  4. I used the rose cutting with the thorns on it and laid it criss cross on all the bare soil no cats ever came back after that

  5. I used the barberry bush cuttings to keep out cat side affect…kept out the teen boys that thought them would peek in my daughter’s window one night. Bushes stuck I their legs no cats allowed.


  6. Red pepper flakes worked well for me , sprinkle a bit around the perimeter of your garden and the spot they use , only need to do it a couple of times a season . Have done this for several years

    • You might not have what you think you have. Most apple tree owners are unaware of two very important bits of trivia. The first one may or may not be something you can do anything about. There is a rust that shares its lifecycle with the cedar family and inter-infects apple trees. Usually it’s just easier to cut down all of the cedars and pray. Or hose both species down spring and fall with commercial fungicide. The other is easier to deal with, and that’s that apple trees need a small amount of boron. Without it, both leaves and fruit will brown-spot. The problem will get continually worse as the tree leaches boron from the soil. Dissolve a quarter cup of 20 mule-team borax in 5 gallons of water, use a sprinkling can, and distribute around the dripline. Preferably in the fall, but any time. The treatment should be good for several years.

  7. Hello, Moles eat grubs in your soil, they make mounds. Voles make small holes and eat the roots of your plants. One day there, next day gone..
    Sorry. Ask your garden centers what to do to get rid of them. I would tell you, but I rather your find out
    from your local garden centers.

    Good luck..better hurry as there soon will be nothing left of your garden

  8. I have a good way to take care of the ants or mice, Mix equal arts of baking soda and POWDERED SUGAR
    the ants, and mice love it and they die because they can not pass gas
    you also don’t have to worry if your pets get in it.

    • Hi, we have a problem with mice in our garden & last night one even ventured into the house. I have both cats & dogs at home that run free inside & out in the yard. If I use this mix, you sure it won’t harm them in any way right, even if they lick it or something

  9. does not deter ants or any other insect in fact draws more ……i did not see any benefits from the cinnamon. ….in fact all plants that had the cinnamon near them, died


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