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Jacob Rawley

The £1.10 common household item that keeps plants healthy and prevents rotting

It's National Gardening Week, and so now is a better time than ever to give your yard a spruce and inject some life into it before summer arrives.

With that in mind, there are dozens upon dozens of clever tricks that will help you make your plants thrive. One such gardening hack involves an everyday kitchen spice that has multiple purposes when it comes to your garden.

According to the experts at Savoy Stewart, Cinnamon may well be a staple in your kitchen - but it can also work wonders in your back yard.

The idea that the spice can prove useful is backed by scientific studies which have found that cinnamon can be used to treat mould on plants. For instance, white mould usually infects plants in the early Spring period, meaning it can develop unnoticed for quite some time.

The Savoy experts explain: "To use cinnamon to treat plant mould, you should take one teaspoon of ground cinnamon, and five litres of warm water, and let it sit for a few hours.

"Your cinnamon fungicide will be ready once this is complete. Cinnamon also helps protect seedlings against rot, which can also accelerate growth.

"For seedlings, you don’t need to prepare the solution, just simply sprinkle some ground cinnamon directly onto the seedlings, and let it get to work!"

If you don't have any cinnamon at home and are looking to pick up some from the shops, it can be picked up at Sainsbury's for just £1.10.

The advice comes after separate guidance from savvy DIY fans who revealed that talcum powder can prove effective for those with ant problems in their home.

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