Farming

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Farming is a system of planting, growing, and harvesting crop ingredients that can be used in cooking. Alongside fishing, it is one of the primary methods of acquiring cooking ingredients.

Basics[edit | edit source]

Farming can only be done on fertile land, designated by fences corners. Each crop must have a hole dug for it with a shovel, seeds put in the hole, and then that seedling watered with a filled bucket. Crops usually take about 2-3 days to grow, and must be watered approximately every day at least or they will dry up, halting growth and eventually dying if neglected long enough. Dry crops are recognizable by their less saturated colors and occasional twitching.

Once a crop is fully grown, it must be harvested by hand, with yield varying per crop. When harvesting, there is a chance to also find seeds for that plant. Potatoes, Onions and Carrots need to be dug up and replanted (but have a higher yield per harvest, including seeds), all others will begin growing the next harvest immediately. All plants can be dug up to get back their seeds (even if the plant could be harvested, you will receive only the seeds). This is also the way to get your first seeds for Carrots (main island), Eggplant (western island), Pumpkin (southwestern island) and Rice (southern island).

Later in the game, players will be given spice seeds as crew rewards. They can also be found in chests in places requiring a ladder or rope (see individual articles). Spices grow slower than other crops and have a higher water consumption.

List of crops[edit | edit source]

Basic crops[edit | edit source]

Spices[edit | edit source]

Stages and Watering[edit | edit source]

Crops have 5 stages, each represented by a different look of the plant. They start at stage 1 when planted. Plants that can be harvested multiple times will start at stage 3 after each harvest. The time from stage to stage depends on the type of crop, so does the time after watering until the soil gets brighter. After that and after putting a seed, the soil will become completely dry after 4 hours, no matter what seed was planted. When soil is completely dry, there will be dust clouds and the plants will shake. After 5 days in this condition, the plant will die and must be dug up and replanted.

Crop Stage 1 to 2 Stage 2 to 3 Stage 3 to 4 Stage 4 to 5 Seed to harvest Harvest to harvest Soil gets brighter after
Carrot 16 hours 16 hours 16 hours 16 hours 64 hours 20 hours
Cob of Corn 4 hours 4 hours 8 hours 8 hours 24 hours 16 hours 28 hours
Eggplant 8 hours 8 hours 24 hours 24 hours 64 hours 48 hours 20 hours
Onion 8 hours 8 hours 8 hours 8 hours 32 hours 28 hours
Potato 12 hours 12 hours 12 hours 12 hours 48 hours 28 hours
Pumpkin 8 hours 8 hours 16 hours 16 hours 48 hours 32 hours 20 hours
Rice 8 hours 8 hours 32 hours 32 hours 80 hours 64 hours 20 hours
Tomato 8 hours 8 hours 16 hours 16 hours 48 hours 32 hours 28 hours
Allspice Powder 16 hours 16 hours 40 hours 40 hours 112 hours 80 hours 12 hours
Black Pepper 16 hours 16 hours 40 hours 40 hours 112 hours 80 hours 12 hours
Cane Sugar 16 hours 16 hours 32 hours 32 hours 96 hours 64 hours 12 hours
Chili Flakes 16 hours 16 hours 24 hours 24 hours 80 hours 48 hours 12 hours
Fresh Thyme 16 hours 16 hours 24 hours 24 hours 80 hours 48 hours 12 hours
Ginger Root 16 hours 16 hours 32 hours 32 hours 96 hours 64 hours 12 hours

Hours in the above table are in-game hours, assuming that a day has 24 hours (12 daytime and 12 nighttime hours). That means each of the four sections on the "clock" equals three hours. Plants grow at the same speed in the day or night, and whether the soil is wet (dark) or in the 4-hour stage of drying up (a little brighter), but being completely dry pauses plant growth.