PHOTOS: It Seemed Odd When She Dumped Cinnamon All Over Her Garden, But Her Reasoning? GENIUS!

Updated March 1, 2016

Cinnamon tastes good in drinks like coffee, hot chocolate, chai flavored beverages, and many other potions, however we have never heard of cinnamon on a plant!

Chrissy Rex came up with one other use for cinnamon that might hold the title for “best use for cinnamon”.

No, it’s not the cinnamon challenge, but rather something plant related.

As it turns out, cinnamon on seedlings will kill fungus, and can help out in many unexpected ways!

Fungi can chip away at the survival of your young plant, and making sure that little to no fungus grows around your seedlings is crucial to maintaining a healthy working garden.

All you need to do in order to use this life hack is when mixing your seedling pot soil, sprinkle on some cinnamon, add some water to moisten the soil, and you’re done!


Chrissy described the use of cinnamon as a fungus killer in her potted seedling growers, however this is not the only way to grow plants indoors.

There are many different methods of starting your own nursery.  You can pot your seedlings in pretty much anything, and use temperature control and humidity control to keep them healthy.

For temperature, natural light near a window can work, and for humidity a simple layer of plastic wrap will keep in moisture.

Let us know what you think of this quirky life hack, and if you will ever use it in your garden in the comments below!