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[Gardening] Anyone know the % chance of Bonus for Fertile Dirt?

Discussion in 'UO Botany and Nutrition' started by DHMagicMan_1, Sep 9, 2008.

  1. DHMagicMan_1

    DHMagicMan_1 Guest

    I was thinking of planting some of the new seeds in some... I hate that it takes 40 Dirt to plant ONE PLANT so I may do like 10 of them... I have almost 400 dirt collected... I figure I'll just camp Ant Lions and get 10 seeds since I know exactly where to go and I'll have dirt for them.

    I'm just curious if I should try to keep collecting dirt or not bother? From memory (years ago) when planting in Fertile you would usually get one "bonus" grown between stage 1 and 7... and two "bonuses" if you were lucky...
     
  2. feath

    feath Guest

    i've never bothered with fertile dirt, myself. i am/was under the impression you get 1 day jump, as well. 40 dirt for one plant? not worth it.
     
  3. Beastmaster

    Beastmaster Guest

    The bonus can occur at any time in the growth cycle. Today I had a plant give its last 2 seeds when yesterday it was up to 6. I can't say for sure if I've gotten bonuses twice on the same plant though. I hunted earth eles for fertile dirt when I wanted to grow a bonsai collection but it's too much effort for the small bonus. I am plating green thorns though and I keep what I get from that. I'll probably use some on the new plants.
     
  4. DHMagicMan_1

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    Yeah, but even with Green Thorns it's like 3 or 5 minutes wait in between and not really worth the hassle to collect. I'll do a batch since I have the dirt... but I really think it should be more like 5 dirts for a bowl to make it worth the effort involved to grow them.
     
  5. yanaki2

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    i dont know, i planted 20 of the new seeds on origin yesterday, and there still seeds today, its like they didnt start to grow at all..... a real bummer..and i used almost 800 fertile dirt on them..
     
  6. DHMagicMan_1

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    Are they in your Backpack/Bank or Locked Down in a house?
     
  7. Hyssmaye

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    I find it a hassle too - I ended up putting a stack of thorns in several char's backpacks, and have been planting them every so often while I've been doing other things - BODs, lumberjacking, whatever - then unloading the regs and dirt when I would swing by my house.
     
  8. feath

    feath Guest

    There's never growth on '1st' day. you will see a day skipped somewhere else in the cycle.
     
  9. Frarc

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    Earth eles always have dirt, i collected 1300 in a day. I always grow my plants in fertile dirt. :)
     
  10. Beastmaster

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    Tip of the day:

    If you're gathering fertile dirt, take empty bowls with you and fill them as you get the dirt. Drastically reduces your weight allowing you to stay out gathering for a much longer time.
     
  11. Hyssmaye

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    That's a fabulous tip!! I'm going to add it to the Tips & Tricks section of the FAQ.

    Thanks!
     
  12. Evilminion

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    Dang, that IS smart! And it makes me feel a bit like a dork for not having thought of it myself instead of hauling tons of fertile dirt the hard way, heh. :loser:

    Big thanks for the suggestion!
     
  13. Eslake

    Eslake Guest

    You can get more than 1 doublegrowth using fertile dirt.

    I got a little to eager getting ready for the new plants throwing out old extras, and ended up with No orange petal plants.

    I replanted 2 orange pampass grass on the same day, in fertile dirt. One hit 8 today, the other is at 5. (I had to stuff the 8 in a secure so it doesn't self-polinate tomorrow)


    I still say the best/fastest way to get fertile dirt is pushing green thorns in a dirt road. :) You get more dirt from a single green thorn (average) than 10 earth elementals.
    And there are places you can insta-log (houses/inns) with dirt just outside to use, so you can line up all of your characters to do it without waiting 5 minutes after each thorn.