Cinnamon: A Gardener's Friend: Cinnamon, who'd of thought!

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Cinnamon: A Gardener's Friend

By careyana
February 23, 2012

A little cinnamon in your soil will help keep the bugs away from your seedlings/cuttings.

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Name: Susie
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Aguane
Feb 22, 2012 8:24 PM CST
Cinnamon is very helpful for mind/body health... I had no idea it was a repellant! Amazing. Thanks for posting this, careyana!
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careyana
Feb 22, 2012 9:22 PM CST
Is there anything cinnamon can't do? Green Grin!
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Aguane
Feb 22, 2012 9:32 PM CST
right!
I put it in my morning coffee, on my oatmeal. Since your post I'm wondering about buying bulk cinnamon STICKS at the Asian and Latin markets here in Phoenix. Good value $$$. Wondering about sticking an entire stick into the dirt? Wonder if it would be too much *spice* for the roots? I'll give it a try.
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Marilyn
Feb 22, 2012 11:54 PM CST
Aguane said:Cinnamon is very helpful for mind/body health... I had no idea it was a repellant! Amazing. Thanks for posting this, careyana!


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Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Feb 23, 2012 3:26 AM CST
Great tip, Carey. It's a lifesaver for me with my succulents and other indoor plants and I use it outdoors as well ... and sprinkled on bulbs that aren't looking so good or have a soft spot. It is, indeed, a wonder herb in so many ways.

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Name: tarev
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tarev
Feb 23, 2012 12:41 PM CST
Yup, totally agree with this tip! Have been using cinnamon when I have to cut some succulents or some other new plants ..and I also use cinnamon to deter marauding ants by our kitchen sink window...they really hate to cross the cinnamon line!
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careyana
Feb 23, 2012 3:38 PM CST
Oh thanks Tarev! Didn't know that about ants and cinnamon! We get a lot of them in the house in the dry heat of summer when they're looking for water. I'll give that a shot next! Thumbs up

Susie - let us know if the sticks work as well! I bought some over Christmas and now that they've lost most of their scent, it would be great for a new use. Hurray!
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stefpix
Feb 27, 2012 8:12 AM CST
I know it is a fungicide. But doesn't it dry / kill the roots it comes in contact with?
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tabby
Feb 27, 2012 8:18 AM CST
I've used it for years as a fungicide for some plants.
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CarolineScott
Mar 6, 2016 7:48 AM CST
It is good in seedling trays to prevent damp off and molds.

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