Cinnamon isn't just for the kitchen. Here are 6 reasons to use cinnamon in your garden

Cinnamon is a fantastic aromatic, which makes it great for baking and cooking, but this versatile spice isn't just for the kitchen! With origins dating back to as early as 2700 B.C. Cinnamon is a popular spice all over the world for uses in cooking and medicine.
Once a very valuable trade commodity, you can find ground cinnamon and cinnamon sticks at most grocery stores at a fair price. You might want to stockpile up on it when you see everything you can do with it in your garden:
1. Deter ants
Cinnamon will actually kill ants, according to The powdery substance will suffocate the bugs when it's inhaled. The smell can also make it hard for ants to smell food sources and it's non-toxic for kids and pets. Win, win!
2. Defeat fungus
When you sprinkle ground cinnamon on soil, it kills fungi. The cinnamon targets surface-level fungi, so you may need to use other solutions in addition to this one, according to Indoor Gardener. You can use cinnamon to kill wild mushrooms too.
3. Protect seedlings from disease
The anti-fungal properties in cinnamon, make it a great tool for protecting seedlings from rot and disease, also known as damping off. Keeping moisture at bay is key, dusting the seeds with cinnamon and using a doming tactic can protect the seeds until they grow, check out a comprehensive how-to from The Rusted Garden.
4. Root and graft plants
You can make your roses (or other plants) sturdier after cutting and replanting by first dipping them in cinnamon powder, which works like a rooting hormone, a bit. The cinnamon kills off the competition, so the speak, so that your flower can grow better.
5. Heal sick plants
Try sprinkling cinnamon on a plant wound (from cutting or other damage) to speed up the healing process and protect it from further damage of disease.
6. Keep mosquitos away from the garden
Try sprinkling a bit of cinnamon around your plants to keep mosquitos and other bugs away. They don't like the strong smell of cinnamon, so you can enjoy your garden (even at night) in peace. Alternatively, you can plant a teabag.
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