Here are Simple Steps How to Grow Cinnamon at Home!

These simple steps which will show you how to grow cinnamon at home will amaze you! Most people aren’t aware of the fact that Cinnamon has a lot of benefits. We generally use it as an aromatic ingredient in sweets and other recipes as well.

Frequent consumption of cinnamon means taking care of your health and figure.

If you are diabetic, cinnamon is the perfect supplement.  This is due to its power to absorb the sugar of the foods it accompanies. It is also an unbeatable product for people who are on a diet, because everyone put restriction on sugar.

And to take a further look at cinnamon’s benefits, you’ll see that it also helps control blood lipids. They’re actually responsible for fat turning into cholesterol and triglycerides.

So growing cinnamon at home is very smart choice because you can completely control its growth. You’ll be also able to use it whenever you want.

What you need to grow cinnamon at home?

You don’t need a large piece of land to grow your own spices or vegetables. Urban gardening is now very popular.  All you need is a space with access to water and sunlight.  The other tools are always available in specialized agriculture stores or online.

You’ll need:

Cinnamon seeds:  They actually come from blackberries that the bush puts out in winter.  You can’t eat these, but they contain the seed for this amazing plant.

For the first growth you need small pots. As with most cases, to grow cinnamon at home you’ll have to start with an “incubation” period.

Medium size pots. Once the seeds have ripened, you’ll have to plant them in bigger pots. Keep in mind that the plant will reach about 120 cm when it grows. After that, it all depends on what you want and the space you have available.

Combination of acidic soil, Spagnum peat moss, and perlite. For this spice to develop, it needs a loose and sandy topsoil so that the water drains well. It’s also important to have a high content of organic material.

A well-lit place, however not exposed to direct sunlight. Cinnamon prefers humid climates. So if you want to successfully grow cinnamon at home, the area you place it at home is absolutely fundamental.

How to grow cinnamon at home?

growing cinnamon plant

Follow these few simple steps and you will achieve huge success:

Incubate in a warm place

Moist areas are the natural habitat for Cinnamon. So for this very first step, we recommend mixing the substrate with the seeds and leaving them in a bowl in a shady area.

Water daily

Cinnamon cannot survive without water.  The soil you’re going to use for this is perfect, so just watering once or twice a day will be sufficient.

Transplant at 4 months

At this time, the plant will be mature and you can transplant it into a final pot. Pay attention to the size of the plant, because the stalk depends on the container.

Place it in a brighter spot

brighter spot

Once you’re ready for this, the seeds will appreciate a bit of light. But remember, the sun rays cannot hit the plants directly.

Water, but don’t drown

At this stage you need to make sure they get enough water, just like the beginning.  The soil you’re using is perfect for keeping it moist.  If you water too much however, you could rot the roots.

Using these simple steps will lead you to success without much effort. In addition to its nutritive properties, you’ll leave your friends speechless with its precious summertime leaves.

Whether they’re yellow or you choose the white variety, they add an incredible decorative touch.  They also leave a delicious aroma that will fill your house, giving it a great ambiance.

All of this is within your grasp, and it’s all very inexpensive.  As you already know, growing your own food leads to greater health.

We truly hope you will try growing this spice and you’ll enjoy in its benefits and flavor!

 

Source: StepToHealth

 

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