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[Gardening] help with plant crossing

Discussion in 'UO Botany and Nutrition' started by Waxx, Jan 14, 2015.

  1. Waxx

    Waxx Seasoned Veteran

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    Hello,

    iam new to this topic and i would need some help.

    basically i run 5 garden beds in 2 locations. all are 3*3.
    the only stuff i really need is petals and seed of renewal.
    therefore iam growing orange bulrushes.

    is there a way to do this cross pol thing so that i still get the petals and renewal stuff WITH the chance to get black / white or the other 4 rare mutant seeds?

    thx
     
  2. Petra Fyde

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    you can't get any mutants than black or white by crossing plants. I think the other 4 you are referring to are the ones from the Naturalist quest. You can cross your bulrushes with a chance to get a black or white now and then, crossing like with like won't stop you getting the bulrush seeds and orange petals, nor will it stop the seeds of renewal. I grow orange poppies and cross them.
     
  3. Waxx

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    hi Petra,

    thank you, how do this crossing work? when i have 9 in a bed do i just cross plant 1 with plant 2 and so on or do i need a completely other type / color of plant?
     
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    nope, just cross any 2 in your bed. I tend to open the first plant and use it to pollinate the other 8 then use the last one to pollinate the one I started with.
     
  5. Waxx

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    thank you so much,
    how rare are the "special" seeds. are there a percentage?
     
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    That's covered in the faq at the top of the forum I believe http://community.stratics.com/threads/gardening-faq-last-updated-8-15-2008.95422/
    something like a 1% chance. I crossed mine for months before I got a mutant, but I only have 2 beds. Then when I did get a plant showing it would give black seeds the first seed off it was a seed of renewal! So I only got 7 black seeds off it instead of 8! The one plant I didn't want renewal seeds from!