For some reason I was under the impression that harvesting would return seeds, but it does not. Just whatever it was you’ve planted (unless you successfully crossbred maybe?) Fertilizing seemed to bring the plant up a whole growth stage. I wonder how dynamic this is, if it is similar to Harvest Moon it’s to your benefit to prolong growth? We grew Prickley Pears, Mirror Apples, and Honey Lemons in a row with grade 2 glade soil, received 18 of the same fruits back per plant.
I’ve been trying to work it out a bit based on the levels of various seeds and their fruits, and my guess is that it hinges on using some of the teal striped seed types such as the rolanberry, prickly pineapple, and honey lemons to produce some of the seed bags with the teal stripes and dots such as the glazenut and apricot kernels. And I’m theorizing that mixing the fruit of a cross breed from the pineapples and honey lemons (apricots) and a pineapple and honey lemon will produce a glazenut. Probably be a few days til can really tell if any of this is true though since the time it takes for these things to bare fruit is quite a while.
The main reason that it is taking so long is because first you need intercrossed seeds (most likely) to even attempt to make a combination at making glazenuts. The rarest seeds take almost a week each to grow. I can tell you now that either the chance of getting them from the first posted combination is VERY low or completely incorrect information. So for many FC’s that was two weeks of wasted time. At least one currently growing combination should produce glazenuts now so come the end this week we should have at least one combination for every seed figured out. So considering the past week or so was basically a wash and this is the “real” third week of the masses figuring out the last undiscovered seed that really isn’t too bad in my opinion.
The mandrake results are interesting because they all had only flax and pineapple as neighbours but they all yielded completely different results. The different ratios of neighbours may have helped – lackofwords’ theory has been my assumption all along, which is why I’ve been using an oblong plot (well that and I hate how the scarecrow doesn’t look right in Mist).
This next planting is just alternating camomile and lavender to try and generate either Halone Gerbera or Nymeia Lily, but it’s mostly so I can get together an all-second-gen planting for after this planting so I don’t really care what happens as long as it’s a cross-breed. Mandudez is probably right in that we’re being too ambitious in expecting glazenuts and jute in one generation.
It seems a bit backward to design a medium sized option with more pros than the large, since gardening’s time sink is largely only desirable to get intercrosses in the first place. By continuing to limit yourselves to grids with 3 kinds of plants only you’re providing great numbers for a control test of those 3 plants, but ultimately limiting to any number of further potential intercrosses that might occur if “adjacent” is to be taken in a less literal term.
I got one Apricot Kernel from harvesting all eight, and harvested the Tomatoes first as suggested. The Apricot Kernel came from one of the Lemon plants. Friend in a neighbouring FC planted just the one Lemon and Pineapple and got an Apricot Kernel from the Lemon. I have now planted the same arrangement above but replacing the tomatoes with Prickly Pineapples. Let’s see if it’s any better.
Thanks for the guide. While that information was already known, I suppose it’s nice to see it all in one place. I am also wondering if the Sun Lemon-Orange and Orange-Sun Lemon will give Honey Lemons all around. They’re a bit pricy when I’m not able to go out and harvest them. I made one of my gardens pretty much random, just to have fun with the ‘deluxe’ seeds and discover different combinations.