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Cinnamon is a must-add when we are making French toast or cookies. However, this is a spice that can be used in a variety of other ways. It does not have to be confined to our pantries. In fact, gardeners swear by the spice to help keep their plants healthy.

According to Gardening Know How, willow water or hormone rooting powder can be substituted for cinnamon.

Best of all, this hack works very well with all plant varieties.

All you need to do is grab a spoonful of cinnamon and put it on a paper towel.

Then, take the ends of your stem and dampen them with a paper towel.

From there, roll them with the cinnamon and plant with fresh potting soil.

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Cinnamon can help prevent the fungus that causes damping-off disease to take hold of the plant. This is a fungal issue that keeps the small seedlings from being able to grow properly.

Lisa Murano, a blogger who writes for Feather in the Woods, shared that the cinnamon “gets rid of those little fungus gnats that somehow appear around seedling trays.”

If the soil is being invaded by mushrooms and slime mold, you can also make a cinnamon spray that will work wonders. All you need to do is grab some warm water and a spray bottle. Add the cinnamon and let the mixture sit overnight for best results. Take the liquid and strain it through a coffee filter the next morning and put it in the spray bottle.

Cinnamon is also useful for plants that have suffered pruning injuries or other ailments. The wounded area will benefit from a cinnamon dusting. Ants have also been known to give plants a wider berth if they have been given such a dusting. The ants won’t die but they are going to be deterred from ever attacking your plants in the first place.

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