I believe we should get more time to be able to plant and harvest our plants. I mean seriously, only three days (72) hours to plant, then check on them , then finally harvest. We should be getting a minimum of 5 days to be able to get these rewards.
I believe it was 4 days (96 hours), but regardless, I strongly agree.
I, by chance, planted Couch Potatoes the night before the gardening rewards began, and as they haven't yet made it half way to elder (with 5 likes surrounding them!!), I doubt I'll be able to get the benefit of the double rewards for the final harvest (and thus get the much coveted double seeds).
Thus, only those fortunate enough to have plants already well on their way to elder when the double gardening rewards begin (with no advance notice that I saw) can take full advantage of it.
I'm sorry, KingsIsle, but I think you should do better. Either make it longer or give a few days advanced notice so that people can get their plants in.
Otherwise, it's rather demoralizing if you're not one of the "lucky" ones (especially when I spent 4 hours the night before to get 4 measly seeds).
And demoralized players may decide to stop their memberships for a while, whereas, with advance notice, non-members might just decide to become members in time so that they can take advantage of double gardening rewards.
I can understand your disappointment. I harvested an elder Couch Potato thirty minutes before the notice appeared that it was bonus time. Never the less I would rather have a no notice gift than none at all. I returned to my garden and planted plants that I knew would grow fast. I may not get many elders but I am getting the bonus.
I guess I am a planter half full kind of gardener.
Here here! Thank you KI for the amazing rewards! Please please give us more time OR a warning sign (maybe on twitter?). I also didn't have enough time to actually get the rewards on my most important plant. :( feelsbad