Garden with Insight v1.0 Help: How to make a seedling cultivar
There are two types of seedling cultivar.
The simple seedling cultivar makes a seedling when you plant it because it has a
parameter for how many days to grow optimally at the time of planting. For example, when you plant a
seed of a tomato simple seedling cultivar, the new plant may grow outside the normal simulation for a few
To make a simple seedling cultivar, just change the parameter aspect
for optimal growth at planting in either a living plant or a cultivar. The parameter can probably be found
in the Plant params development group. Then make a template out of the plant you have changed (if it is a plant) or just use the
template with the seed packet (if you changed the template). If you
make a new template, when asked if you want to save plant drawing information, click No.
The other type of seedling cultivar, the complex seedling cultivar, is not a seed with a
special parameter: it is a whole plant saved for planting just as is. A complex seedling cultivar saves more
detailed information and doesn't have to be optimally grown. However, complex seedling cultivars can't be
saved to and loaded from text files (in the templates window) because
the plant drawing information (on each leaf, stem, etc.) is too complicated to save via text. If you export a
complex seedling cultivar as text and then import it again, it will come back as a seed cultivar (even
though the name may still say "seedling").
To make a complex seedling cultivar, you must first have a seed cultivar of the type you want to use to create the seedling. Plant a seed of the cultivar you want to use. For an optimally grown
seedling, pick up the magic wand (or some other tool that has the grow tool action), choose the grow tool
action, and grow the plant until it looks like a seedling (10 or 15 days works well). Or if you don't want an
optimally-grown seedling, run the simulation instead of growing the
Now open the browser and select the plant, then click the template
button. In the small dialog that
appears, type a name for the seedling cultivar (such as "Tomato seedling"). Click OK.
Now your new seedling cultivar will appear in the list of cultivars when you pick up the seed packet, and
you can use it to plant seedlings.