13 Unbelievable Cinnamon Uses in the Garden

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Have a look at some of the most unbelievable Cinnamon Uses in the Garden that will help you transform your yard into a lush and beautiful place naturally!

Apart from its uses in the kitchen, there are some interesting Cinnamon Uses in the Garden that you should know about! Have a look!

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Cinnamon Uses in the Garden

1. Repel Squirrels and Rabbits


You can use cinnamon to repel squirrels, rabbits, and moles from your garden. Dust cinnamon on the ground—it irritates the mucous membrane in their nose and mouth without persistent harm.

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2. Propagate Cuttings

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

3. Deter Flying Bugs


Cinnamon oil is popular for repelling flying bugs like mosquitoes. You can have the same results by dusting the cinnamon powder in your garden to get rid of the pesky bugs.

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4. Kill Mushrooms

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

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5. 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.

6. Protect Seedlings from Diseases

Several fungal and other diseases could cause seedlings to die. Sprinkle the cinnamon powder in the soil to safeguard your seedlings from various diseases.

7. Get Rid of Fungal Diseases

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

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8. Heal Plant’s Wounds

Cinnamon is great for plants suffering from wounds. Sprinkle cinnamon on the affected area to help promote fast healing.

9. Block Rust with Cinnamon

Rust is a common fungal problem in garden plants such as calendula. It spreads fast and affects all parts of the plant. You can get rid of rust by sprinkling cinnamon powder in the soil while planting; this easy hack will deter rust from the garden.

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10. Heal Bug Bite Instantly

During gardening chores, bugs or insects bite gardeners. You can treat it by mixing a paste of cinnamon and honey to ease itching.

11. Use on Indoor Plants and Germinating Seeds

Houseplants can also benefit from cinnamon; you can use it in greenhouses to kill whiteflies, spider mites, and other pests. Simply sprinkle the cinnamon powder around your plants and on the affected area. It will help you to get rid of the pests easily.

Also, you can use cinnamon to prevent mildew and mold on houseplants.

12. Get Rid of Pests

Pests like aphids, spider mites, and mealybugs do not like the smell of cinnamon and stay away from it. If you spot their infestation, sprinkle some cinnamon powder on the soil around the plants and also on the leaves.

Also, you can use cinnamon oil mixed with coconut oil in a ratio of 1:4 and wipe the undersides of the leaves. Keep it there for 5 mins, and then wipe with a damp cloth.

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13. Eliminate Unwanted Mold and Mushrooms

If you are tired of removing unwanted mushrooms in your garden, cinnamon will come to your rescue. Add a few teaspoons of its powder to the mulch and suppress the mushrooms. They won’t pop back up!

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      • 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?

    • Cayenne Pepper sprinkled around perimeter or use the leftover red pepper flakes packets that come with delivery pizza. They learn real fast to find somewhere ELSE to go … work for other animals too! Re-apply after rain. It doesn’t take much!

    • Best product for deterring cats is a motion activated sprinkler. Check Amazon several companies make them. (Havahart is one) they aren’t cheap but….. cats are clever animals once they get sprayed a couple of times they will avoid your yard completely! Is very effective and is safer than pepper, orange oil, various other sprays and home remedies.

  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

  10. Possums are beneficial in some ways here in Missouri like eating ticks that are plentiful in our area. I’ve had them for about 7 years I cannot beat them but the last 4 years I’ve planted them their own tomato plant out by the compost I do not stake it up I let it randomly grow on the ground they’ve migrated to eating their own tomatoes and leaving mine in tomato cages alone. I clip my plants up so there’s no fruit lower than 18 in. If you can’t beat them join them LOL I hope this helps.


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