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[Gardening] Somewhat confused

Discussion in 'UO Botany and Nutrition' started by Black Sun, Oct 14, 2008.

  1. Black Sun

    Black Sun Grand Poobah
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    I'd like to start growing some plants again (I haven't really done any gardening since plants were first introduced), but I have a somewhat eratic schedule, and I have a few questions about growing.

    1) If I keep my plants in a character's pack they will only get a growth check when I log that character in. Now, If I don't log in for 3 days with that character, when I do my plants won't get 3 checks will they?

    2) Will plant's sill get a growth check if they're inside a bag in a character's pack? Or do they have to be in the top level of the pack?

    3) What plant's create orange petals and green thorns?

    4) Do plant's sill produce resources if they're not pollinated?

    I think that about covers my questions. I checked the FAQ and dropped my list from 6 to 4 questions, but I still couldn't find an answer to the questions above that made sense to me. Thanks!
     
  2. Ni-

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    1) If the plants are in your pack, they can't get a growth check unless you log in. They'll only get a growth check upon log in if it's been 23 hours from the last growth check.

    2) Plants in bags inside of the main pack still receive growth checks. I often times have multiple bags, with like 3+ plants growing in each, at a time. Otherwise, when they pop they can cover items too easily.

    3) Orange petals: Bright Orange Bulrushes(that's the only one I remember).
    Green Thorns: Bright Green Snake plant and Bright Green Barrel Cactus(I think).

    4) Yes, once the correct plant is growing it'll produce the appropriate resources no matter what is done/not done with pollination. I usually try to cross pollinate with the same type of plant for the possible mutations. If they don't mutate, then I still have resource producing seeds/plants.
     
  3. Black Sun

    Black Sun Grand Poobah
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    Well that pretty much clears it up. Guess now I'll just go out and start gathering fertile dirt.
     
  4. Yalp

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    don't bother.. fertile dirt is 40 per plant and gives you a chance of advancing your plant 1 day.... most of us finding it's not worth the hassle of hunting and looting it for the gain.. if they every change it so it takes less fertile and guarantees 1 day advance you'll see us all out there hunting earth ele's again!
     
  5. DHMagicMan_1

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    Yeah. For the most part, most people don't use much FD any more. It's too bad that it take so much to get so little benefit.

    I'll probably have about 5 plants worth of FD stored up for when the publish hits for my first 5 or so white and black quest new plants... just because I'm excited to see them... but basically... I grow so many plants its just not worth it.

    The only time I collect FD now is if I'm killing the ant lions for the Peculuar Seeds anyway, I might as well grab the FD too.
     
  6. Black Sun

    Black Sun Grand Poobah
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    I didn't realize it took so much. It's been a long time since I grew anything.
    Guess I'll bag the dirt and just fill my bowls with regular dirt.
     
  7. Flora Green

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    Bright orange poppies is the other plant that gives orange petals just so you know. About backpack growing, I NEVER did it until the new plants arrived recently. I tried it and hated it years ago. Now I love it. Some days I don't get to login and I no longer have to come back to locked down, wilted plants. I've had to sacrafice a couple of characters to do this, but IMO, if you have an unpredictable schedule this is the "safest" way to garden. :)
     
  8. Black Sun

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    I used to do nothing but lockdown growing, but with my work schedule there are some nights I get home late and don't even want to turn the computer on let alone play games. I don't want to feel obligated to log in each day just because I have plants, that's why I decided to do them in my backpack.