Going back to the measurements in Part 1 and Part 2, it turns out that the maximum diameter of a group of Medium Plots is 7. With the Baconator gear, your energy capacity can reach up to 100, which will accommodate for all 5 Large AOE Gardening spells (15 energy each; 75 energy total), plus the Rank 5 Pest Control spell "Fly Swatter."
Filling in the rest of this circle:
Before the updates, I could aim the cursor right on the middle plant and I could hit all 29 of these pots. But, after the patch, the cursor no longer forces you to aim on a plant. You can aim at every pixel on the ground now. Quite honestly, my garden is a little bit tedious to take care of after this fix. It's tough to find the exact spot for the perfect fit. But, that won't stop me from trying :-)
So, where do the Likes fit in? Well, as shown in the above picture, they're going to be floated directly above these plants. Remember from Part 1 that there is a decent amount of range a Like can be away from a plant. I was planning to cluster my Likes instead of placing them along the perimeter (like I did when my Garden was in my MFP, in Part 2). That way, if I wanted to Harvest, I wouldn't run into obstacles like before.
But, now I realize that you can Click to Harvest from a distance. That's right: I can stand where that Krokotopian tomb is lying and Harvest a plant that's closest to the stream, with a simple click of my mouse! (Thanks KingsIsle!). In case you're wondering how I would have Harvested without a "distant click" feature (i.e. before the patch), I assembled a makeshift platform that I can easily set up and remove:
|Can't stop me from Harvesting from the middle!|
I also planted in a way so that a tall plant was in the center and so I could use it to aim my spell no matter what stage the plants are:
But as I mentioned above, this wouldn't matter anymore, due to the new aiming flexibility.
Later, I took this idea to another level, on another character:
Once again, I floated my Likes above my plants, and created a makeshift platform for harvesting plants towards the center.
See the lone seeds without soil on either side of this garden patch? I remembered that Dandelions also like Snap Dragons, which all require Large Plots. Combining planting with the floating bug, I managed to cover every Dandelion with yet another Like.
Feel free to ask any questions in the Comments below -- I'll do my best to answer them! Thanks for your time~