Here are some spells I wish I had in daily life to get more omph from the weekend. Admittedly it is an absurd list of desired special spell powers, but your mind goes to strange places mid way through a gardening marathon.
Gather the Unwanted Scraps
Rego Terram 15 / Animal Corpus Herbam Aquam, R: Sight, D: Momentary, T: Group
This spell collects up to a cubic pace of non-living refuse within the caster’s line of sight, scraps, dirt, stones, off-cuts, or other leftovers from the surrounding area which the caster can see and collects them into either a pile or a designated container.
A simple finesse check determines how well the area is swept clean of unwanted materials. As sweeping and cleaning is a rudimentary task the finesse difficulty is 3 or higher. Botch results may be very unsightly.
(Base 2, +2 Sight, +2 Group, +1 size)
Compost the Unwanted Scraps
Rego Terram / Perdo Herbam Animal Corpus Aquam 10, R: Touch, D: Momentary, T: Room
This spell accelerates the decomposition of a container or room with wide variety of non-living ingredients within it into a useful compost. Composting is simple work but lacks appeal often due to the source of the ingredients. The Perdo requisite significantly assists the decomposition in a timely and efficient manner, and also removes undesirable elements permanently.
A finesse check determines the quality of the resulting product, with a 6 or higher producing a passable compost. Botch results may create a useless product or even a compost which is toxic.
(Base 3, +1 Touch, +2 Room)
Discern the Gardener’s Delight
Intellego Terram 5, R: Voice, D: Momentary, T: Part
This spell determines the quality of soil, earth, or compost in terms of it’s fitness for use in a garden. The caster learns the general quality and suitability of the material for use in gardening.
(Base 2, +2 Voice, +1 Part)
These effects, like all the others I’ve pondered are part of a new spells compendium for Ars Magica.