Ever since the nerfing of fairy I lost interest slowly and to the point I no longer want to garden even. I used to buy energy all the time and never do anymore. My question is, how long can you leave plants elder in your garden? I have many potatoes, emp's, and dhe's I just no longer want to deal with. I am hoping that maybe at some point I will get interested again. The problem is my back packs on my chars are almost full, shared bank is full and individual banks cannot support all these seeds. I don't want to chance losing the seeds but I don't want to harvest them cause I have no where to put them. Will leaving them at elder stage ruin them if I want to harvest them at some time in the future or will I lose them?
Elder plants stay in elder form until harvested, without needs. You can leave them indefeinitely without ever losing anything as the game currently stands. Second Spring will make them appear Mature so you don't have all glowing ghosts of plants, but otherwise doesn't change the nature of Elder being immune to needs. So you are completely safe in allowing your Elders to just sit there until/if you choose to return to gardening in the future.
Elder plants do not develop needs, and therefore cannot die. Enjoy infinite elder plant life. What we really need is separate seed storage, I too am cursed with like 100 seeds and nothing to do with them.
Ok thanks guys I have let 2 of my gardens just sit there at elder, the others I am just getting to that point while finishing the training on a couple of pets and then I am done for a while. thanks for your input.