We love its delicious taste in pastries and desserts, as it wonderfully enhances the flavor of apple pies, rice pudding or gourmet buns. We also know that it can find a place in our medicine cabinet to compose our homemade remedies thanks to its comforting sweetness and its antibacterial and antiviral properties, but we often know less that its versatility also allows it to find its full use in our gardens.
So if you are curious to know what it has in the belly in this field, here are 6 uses of cinnamon in the garden that will make it indispensable in your green spaces!
1) It scares away mosquitoes
If you like the smell of cinnamon, note that this is not the case for mosquitoes, which prefer to stay away from it. So you can sprinkle some on your patio and around your garden to keep them at bay.
2) It is the sworn enemy of ants
Its scent scares ants away from the house and suffocates them. Moreover, it is so strong that it acts as a shield that prevents ants from smelling other food sources that might be around… so they don’t come and snoop anymore! It is therefore an excellent non-toxic repellent for you and your entourage (pets included) to disseminate in possible places of passage.
3) It fights mushrooms wonderfully
If fungus is threatening your plants, you can apply cinnamon to the soil to prevent it from growing. That’s right, because it’s antifungal! This will help with minor fungus problems (for a serious problem, you’ll probably have to turn to another solution). This is especially great when you’ve just planted and want to protect your plants from fungus and disease!
4) It helps cuttings grow back
Sometimes you have to cut a plant to allow it to reproduce and take root. If that’s what you need to do, you can put a little cinnamon on the cut stem before planting it!
5) In the garden, cinnamon also heals “injured” or sick plants
It can be used on plants to prevent injury as well as on an injury that has already occurred to promote rapid healing. For example, if a leaf has blackish or yellowish spots due to rot, you will have to cut it off to prevent it from spreading to the whole plant. Afterwards, all you have to do is apply cinnamon generously to heal it. Thus, a new healthy leaf will grow in place of the other one. To see this tip in video, it is below: