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Garden with Insight v1.0 Help: Tool action functions: grow plant

The grow plant function basically tricks the plant into thinking the simulation is running for some number of days to give the plant a boost (and for fun). First the plant's options for optimal growth are all set to "on" so that the growth will be optimal. Then the plant's next-day function is called some number of times. This includes the drawing plant functions that create new leaves, flowers, and fruits. The plant needs some information from the soil patch while it is calculating its next-day routine, but it can use yesterday's value over and over during this special growth. Finally the real growth options are put back.

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