Thursday 28 March 2013

Raise Your Beds

If there's two things we always want more of it's Time and Space... and Hank has a great tip to be able to get both...

His idea is not only going to give us more time and space but it'll also give us something we've asked for quite often, an easier way to plant and grow Free Gift crops than planting them one by one!

As usual, we'll see it all kick off with a popup...

That will start a five mission thread (all details HERE) and a four step build, the Spring Garden (all details HERE).

So, what does this wonderous thing do? Quite a lot, and most of it looks pretty darn brilliant...

It's main feature is that it's a time and space saver, because the Spring Garden could also be described as Crop storage, but in a more streamlined fashion to the Greenhouse.

It's actually a collection of smaller beds, which we receive through the missions (not built!). Each of those beds begins by storing 10 crops from the inventory and we can have 8 beds, giving us 80 crop space once the main missions are completed. However, once we complete the single small mission on Monday (more on that later) that will double to 20 per bed, giving us a final growing area of a nice big 160 crops, all squeezed into a single building!

So, how does it work?

Well, it works in five steps:

1) Decide if you want to place crops from the inventory or buy them from the market (you can only buy Premium crops)

2) Use the search bar and the left/right arrows to choose your crop.

3) Pick how many of each crop you want to plant, up to 10 per bed.

4) Wait...

5) Harvest!

There's a few extra bonuses to the Raised Beds as well, all crops inside are Wither Protected if you don't have the Rejuv Plant, there is NO chance of a groundhog appearing when you harvest AND... once your beds are upgraded to 20 apiece you'll be able to plant double the limit of planting for Steel and Brass forges!

We'll see one new free gift crop to pop in...

...and that will appear in the market alongside a new coin crop and a few mission request items and a couple items for Monday's release...

...the April Fool mission!

See more details HERE for this mission but have a little peek at a few new things we'll be seeing...

So let's get planting!