As we know, fertilizer reduces the grow time of plants. After some research and very in-depth testing detailed below we've found that fertilizer reduces grow time by roughly 1% of the remaining grow time of a plant. We also found that there is no upper limit to the number of fishmeal you can use before it stops having an effect.
The gardening community was able to organize a project where the goal was to fertilize a Thavnairian Onion 100 times in a row. We ended up fertilizing a total of 120 times and reduced the total grow time by 117 hours (4.875 days)!
While there is no limit to fishmeal it's really not feasable that your average gardender can fertilizer every single hour over the life of a plant. Furthermore it's best to fertilize earlier rather than later in the grow cycle. For instance, the first fishmeal applied to the Thavnairian Onion reduced grow time by 142 minutes. Once we applied the 50th fishmeal we were down to 64 minutes of growth reduction. By the 100th fishmeal growth reduction was down to only 15 minutes.
You can view our test results with more detailed calculations on our 100+ fishmeal project spreadsheet.
The table below lists the grow time reduction for each grow time available. Keep in mind these numbers assume you apply fishmeal consecutively without missing an hour. This will give you a rough idea of how much total grow time you can reduce depending on how many fishmeal you have applied.
As an example, feeding one fishmeal to a 1-Day plant will reduce grow time by a total of 14 minutes. Feeding five fishmeal to a 1-Day plant will reduce grow time by a total of 1 hour and 4 minutes.
|Total Grow Time Reduction|
|Grow Time||# of Fishmeal Applied|
|18 Hour||11m||21m||30m||39m||47m||54m||1h||1h 6m||1h 12m||1h 16m|
|22 Hour||13m||25m||37m||48m||58m||1h 8m||1h 17m||1h 25m||1h 32m||2h 39m|
|1 Day||14m||28m||41m||53m||1h 4m||1h 15m||1h 25m||1h 34m||1h 42m||1h 50m|
|2 Days||29m||56m||1h 23m||1h 49m||2h 14m||2h 38m||3h 1m||3h 24m||3h 46m||4h 7m|
|3 Days||43m||1h 25m||2h 5m||2h 45m||3h 24m||4h 2m||4h 38m||5h 14m||5h 49m||6h 23m|
|5 Days||1h 11m||2h 21m||3h 30m||4h 37m||5h 44m||6h 48||7h 52m||8h 55m||9h 56m||10h 56m|
|6 Days||1h 26m||2h 50m||4h 12m||5h 34m||6h 53m||8h 12m||9h 29m||10h 45m||11h 59m||13h 12m|
|7 Days||1h 40m||3h 18m||4h 55m||6h 30m||8h 3m||9h 35m||11h 6m||12h 35m||14h 2m||15h 29m|
|10 Days||2h 23m||4h 43m||7h 2m||9h 18m||11h 33m||13h 46m||15h 56m||18h 5m||20h 12m||22h 18m|