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Farming is a simple, renewable source of various organic objects such as Food, Plant Fibre and Seeds.

Basics of farmingEdit

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A player-made farm.
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The basic tool needed to farm is the Stone Hoe. It is used to till soil (see list below) into usable farmland using the left mouse button. Seeds can then be placed on tilled soil. Each plant takes a certain amount of time to grow. Once they are fully grown, mouse over them and press the E key to harvest.

Seeds can only be planted on tilled soil. Some plants need more space than others. For example, Wheat requires 2 blocks of soil, while Feathercrown requires only 1 block.

Growth is calculated every 20 seconds, each of these periods is called a growth cycle.

List of cropsEdit

Crop Space needed
(width x height)

Growth cycles to Maturity

Automato 2x3 tiles ~144
Avesmingo 2x2 tiles (L-shaped) ~288
Banana 2x3 tiles ~225
Beakseed 1x2 tiles ~141
Boltbulb 1x1 tile ~38
Boneboo 2x3 tiles ~24
Carrot 1x1 tile ~144
Chili 2x3 tiles ~279
Coralcreep 2x2 tiles (L-shaped) ~24
Corn 1x3 tiles ~40
Crystal Plant 2x1 tile ~288
Currentcorn 1x1 tile >180
Diodia 2x1 tiles ~72
Dirturchin 2x1 tiles ~18
Eggshoot 1x1 tile ~35
Feathercrown 1x1 tile ~36
Grape 2x2 tiles ~63
Kiwi 1x1 tile ~36
Neonmelon 2x1 tile >360
Oculemon 1x3 tiles >90
Pearlpea 2x1 tile >180
Pineapple 2x1 tile ~142
Potato 1x1 tile ~63
Pussplum 1x1 tile ~74
Reefpod 2x1 tile ~51
Rice 1x2 tiles ~30
Sugarcane 1x3 tiles >10
Tomato 1x3 tiles >45
Toxic Top 2x1 tile ~279
Wartweed 1x3 tiles ~24
Wheat 2x1 tile ~27

Growth factorsEdit

Currently, rainfall, biome, dirt type, temperature, and other planetary factors do not influence plant growth, crop yields, etc. Crops have different growth cycles. Corn, for example, takes about four times as long to grow into a mature plant as compared to wheat.

In the future, the aforementioned factors may influence plant growth, making some biomes more "fertile" or favorable to farm.

List of Farmable SoilsEdit

Type Description
Dirt Block Dirty looking dirt.
Wet Dirt It's not quite mud, it's not quite dirt.. it's wet dirt!
Dry Dirt Dirt, dried solid in the sun.
Mud Thick and sticky mud.
Clay Dry and dusty clay.
Ash Block Ash packed tight into a solid block.
Corrupt Dirt Block Ick. Corrupt dirt.
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