Cinnamon is one of the oldest spices used to add flavors to sweets, drinks and tea. Cinnamon bark, flowers, buds, leaves, fruits, roots – all in one word. It does not have to pair with cinnamon, cayenne, cayenne, and cloves, as a hot spice to change the aroma and taste of daily food manifold. In addition to uses in the kitchen, this ingredient has healthy properties that help keep our body fresh at all times.
For this reason, packet of cinnamon powder and spices can be purchased from the market and cultivated for your garden with daily use.
In the room or on the roof?
Cinnamon trees are suitable both at home and in the garden / terrace, the main thing is to stay in their sunshine.
When temperatures drop below 20 degrees Celsius, that is, in winter in Bangladesh, it is best to plant cinnamon in the house.
In the case of transplanting in the land of the garden should be cultivated on high ground in the rainy season. Cinnamon trees bloom in January and fruits begin to ripen in July. It is best to collect seeds from the fruit and plant them in the garden.
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How much sunshine will it take?
Full sunlight is vital for cinnamon, so it is important to keep it in a place where adequate sunlight is available. Even for indoor you have to use a sunny place like a window, balcony or your terrace.
What kind of soil?
It is important to use a good quality soil and do not use garden soil as it may contain harmful bacteria. Sometimes we try to plant trees in the tub with soil from the surrounding. Often, this practice is not effective in sensitive plants.
Soil that is good for drainage should be used. In this case the well drained sandy loam soil is suitable. Cinnamon cannot tolerate drought at all.
You can also use 3% trichocomposted cocodest as an alternative to soil.
For outside cultivation, you will need to fill a hole up to one meter (3 cm deep) and fill it with soil.
A large pot will be needed for indoor or rooftop garden (you can use a small pot at the beginning and replace the tree in another container if it is a bit larger).
- You can collect seeds yourself or buy a cinnamon tree from the nursery.
- For outside cultivation, the
length and breadth should be excavated at a depth of 5 m x 4 m and 3 cm.
Fill the hole with the soil.
large ceramic pots (7 x 6 cm) with indoor bottom holes.
Fill the pot with soil or cocodest.
- Use a garden trowel to create a hole 5 cm deep and 7 cm wide. If you use seeds, make a hole about 5 cm deep.
- Put the tree in the hole and strain it with soil. If you use seeds, sow one seed every 1.5 cm and cover the seed with soil.
- Keep water regular enough to keep the soil moist. After planting the cinnamon tree in a container, continue to water it until the water drains out of the bottom hole in the tub. After drying the top 5 cm of the tub, water the plant again.
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Cinnamon trees should be applied regularly. In the first year 1 gram TSP, 5 gram MOP and 5 gram urea should be applied. After the application of 2-5 kg trichocompost and fertilizer every year, TSP, MOP and urea should be given at the same rate.
Some important information
It takes two to three years to catch the first cinnamon and after that it will reap every two years. But it can be guaranteed that I will get the best quality cinnamon from my own cultivated cinnamon.
Cinnamon trees are up to 3-4 meters tall. Therefore, it can be trimmed regularly and kept short. It is possible to get regular cinnamon pulses from a five-year-old cinnamon tree.
You need to remove the bark from the branches that are cut to use the cinnamon, soak them thoroughly before using them.