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Sunday, 22 December 2013

Gardening Limits II - The answer to Question 2!

So, have you figured out how many plants can be affected by a Large Area Spell?

There is a fair bit of chat about this online, so I thought it was high time to find out for sure.  This was a slightly painful experiment to set up as the plants and their needs took ages to line up just right.  That said, I'm pleased to announce that the experiment is complete and the results are in!

If you want to see for yourself, check this video:

It is clear that this garden is simply too large.  It is at the absolute limit for a Small Plot garden, and that means there are 76 of these little guys swaying in the breeze.

The spell goes up, the bees disappear...well, most of them do at least.  There are, surprise, surprise, 7 bees left.  This means that 69 of the plants have been successfully serviced by the Large Area Spell.

What are the implications of this?

Well the key one is, you do not need to stack a garden if you are using small plots! Additionally, any medium sized plots (at 37 plots per layer) would be complete overkill if they were stacked.

The other key thing is that Large Plots, at 14 per layer, can be stacked to 56 without any real challenges, and the remaining 13 plots...well, if you read my book on Extreme Gardening, you'll get a hint that will help you get those 13 plots as well, allowing a Large Plot garden of 69 plots.

So, now you know all there is to know about how many of each type of plot you can plant - and ultimately, there is no difference at a pure  'count' level.  You can get 69 of any plot type into any garden and, seeing as that is the limit for the Large Area spell, any more is simply wasted Energy.

As ever, love to hear your comments.

See you 'round the Spiral.


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