because I like to figure things out myself first, but, I'm waving the white flag now! I haven't grown a plant since the system was first released. I did some re-reading of how to in the sticky link above. I think my new seeds may have a problem or I'm missing something. I planted some of the new fragrant/peculiar seeds on Sunday night. When I planted them I used regular dirt, gave each a strength potion and kept them in a secure barrel. The next day, 30 hours or so later, the plant's hadn't soaked up the strength potion I gave them. Thinking it was the secure, I removed them all and locked them down on my roof. They've been there, locked down, since with no changes. The bowls had a red exclamation point in the right corner of the gump. They now have a yellow negative mark. The left upper tab has a number 1 in it. The strength potion still hasn't been absorbed, I haven't watered and the bowl still says 'soft dirt'. So they seem to be stuck? Am I missing something, did I mess the process up by starting them in a barrel? Any input is appreciated, thanks!