December 18, 2022
Let’s face it, gardeners from all over the world experience pests and diseases with their plants. And there’s this cool garden hack you can try that can help you deal with some of these common pests and diseases! All of the ingredients you'll need are already in your spice cabinet.
Cinnamon powder – the inner bark of a cinnamon tree – can be used for both culinary and horticultural purposes. It can be effective in preventing rust disease on new seedlings as well as reducing the growth of slime mold and mushrooms. Not only that but it can also get rid of insect pests such as spider mites, whiteflies, midges, fungus gnats, ants, rodents, and mosquitoes.
It’s very simple, inexpensive, and safe to use cinnamon for topical use on your plants. You can simply sprinkle it over the affected area of your garden or combine this with water and spray it onto your plants’ leaves or stems. This is a great alternative to synthetic pesticides!