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Cinnamon Makes a Great Rooting Hormone Substitute!: Great tip!

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Cinnamon Makes a Great Rooting Hormone Substitute!

By Horseshoe
October 9, 2011

Out of rooting hormone? Open your kitchen cabinet and grab some cinnamon. Plant stems dipped into it will kill fungus and bacteria to help keep those new cuttings free of disease while rooting.

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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Oct 8, 2011 6:29 PM CST
Shoe: Thanks for sharing a great tip! I just learned a few years ago about cinnamon being a natural antifungal, antimicrobial for plant use and I'd much rather use it instead of harsh chemicals but I never thought about using it when rooting cuttings and I am out of rooting hormone powder so will definitely try it on cuttings from now on!
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flaflwrgrl
Oct 8, 2011 6:40 PM CST
Wonderful tip Shoe! Who would'a thunk it?
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Horseshoe
Oct 8, 2011 8:07 PM CST
You're welcome, both of ya. I didn't even notice today's tip until ya'll just posted; thanks for responding.

Keep in mind that cinnamon is as noted above, it acts more as a fungicide than a rooting stimulator. However, when rooting new growth/tip cuttings there are usually rooting auxins in the green growth of the cuttings already so no need to add rooting hormone.

Shoe (reminding himself to take hydrangea cuttings this week. And Gardenia. And figs. And....)


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Oct 8, 2011 8:16 PM CST

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What a wonderful tip! I didn't know this. Thanks, Shoe.
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woofie
Oct 8, 2011 8:48 PM CST
Hey, does this mean that it might help with preventing fungus problems with greenhouse seedlings?
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Oct 8, 2011 9:06 PM CST
Great tip. I hope I remember it. Hmmm, I wonder if cinnamon would help my memory?
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vic
Oct 9, 2011 3:14 AM CST
I had no idea! GREAT tip Shoe!

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Oct 9, 2011 7:36 AM CST
Love this thrifty idea!
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MaryE
Oct 9, 2011 7:47 AM CST
How about the combination of a dip in willow water followed by a dip in cinnamon?
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wildflowers
Oct 9, 2011 8:52 AM CST
Great tip!! Thumbs up I don't know of what but, it's time to take some cuttings of something! ;)

Cinnamon is also good to use when planting seeds, just a little sprinkle on top!
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Horseshoe
Oct 9, 2011 9:06 AM CST
Mary, double-dipping is socially unacceptable. Er, uhh wait...I think that only applies to dipping the second half of a tortilla chip in the group guacamole bowl. Smiling

But yes, willow tea and cinnamon would go hand in hand just fine. And yes, woofie, it'll certainly help stave off damping off in your seed flats as well.

And Mary, smelling cinnamon has actually been shown to quicken brain functions as well:

"Research led by Dr. P. Zoladz and presented April 24, 2004, at the annual meeting of the Association for Chemoreception Sciences, in Sarasota, FL, found that chewing cinnamon flavored gum or just smelling cinnamon enhanced study participants' cognitive processing. Specifically, cinnamon improved participants' scores on tasks related to attentional processes, virtual recognition memory, working memory, and visual-motor speed while working on a computer-based program."

Other health related topics with cinnamon show it's been used in Ayurveda for thousands of years and in the more recent time western medical research has shown it can lower blood glucose, triglycerides, LDL cholesterol and total cholesterol. Keep in mind if you are on any meds it could have negative side affects or the like so check with your doctors first.

Shoe.
(edited for spelling. maybe no enough cinnamon in my coffee this morning)
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vic
Oct 9, 2011 10:45 AM CST
My sister sprinkles cinnamon in her coffee every morning and I put cinnamon in my smoothie every morning.

I think it's a good blood sugar stabilizer too Thumbs up
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flaflwrgrl
Oct 9, 2011 10:57 AM CST
Careful Shoe; you'll start a new craze ---- cinnamon snorting! Quick --- hand me that rolled up dollar bill! Rolling on the floor laughing
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Horseshoe
Oct 9, 2011 12:16 PM CST
Ouch!! flaflwrgrl !

But you might be right. When I first read about Lemon Balm's calming effect not just from drinking the tea but also from research that was done showing that it also had the same effect simply by smelling it I had many days I wanted to insert leaves up my nose for the day. I suppose cinnamon could be done that way. But then again, ouch!

Howdy, Vic, yep, I've got a file I've saved on cinnamon for health and they gave it to diabetics and found it had positive effects on their system also. Your smoothie probably tastes better, too, eh? (Unless you're into those broccoli smoothies with raw egg or something.)

Shoe (putting cinnamon in my coffee percolator in the morning)
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flaflwrgrl
Oct 9, 2011 1:12 PM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing
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vic
Oct 9, 2011 1:41 PM CST
No broccoli Shoe but LOTS of spinach Hurray! Big Grin Thumbs up

No raw eggs though....
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Horseshoe
Oct 9, 2011 3:19 PM CST
I love spinach! Any form or fashion.

Hope you had a great spinach crop this year, Vic. And if you planted some for fall/winter I hope it is doing well.

Shoe
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vic
Oct 9, 2011 3:30 PM CST
yes, this is my own home grown spinach Thumbs up and I did plant a fall crop as well. It's up but it doesn't look as happy as my first crop did Confused
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Horseshoe
Oct 9, 2011 3:54 PM CST
No worries. Fall/winter spinach grows slowly, but it'll usually wait around and kick in high hear during warm winter spells or when end of winter begins. You'll be ahead of the game then. Covering it with row cover or the like will get it to grow a bit faster/bigger during winter, too but unless you already have some it wouldn't be worth the extra expense.

Shoe (lookin' at poke chops for supper tonight, but not with spinach nor cinnamon!) Smiling
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quietyard
Oct 9, 2011 4:09 PM CST
I did not know this tip. Smiling Cinnamon smells good, tastes good, and now is good for plants ! Thumbs up Thanks !
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