Echoes of the Plum Grove – Farming Guide

Beginners Guide to Farming

To start farming in the game, you’ll need a few basic tools like a hoe, scythe, and watering can. You can find info about these tools in the game menu under “tools.”

First thing, you gotta clear some land. Use your scythe to get rid of bushes and grab weeds with your hands. For trees and big bushes, you’ll need an axe for the trees (gotta buy one first) and a hoe for the big bushes.

When you’re ready to plant, use the hoe on the ground to plow it. Then you can plant your seeds. To get more seeds, trade with villagers; kids and farmers usually have seeds. Their stock changes daily, so keep checking.

Watering is crucial—don’t forget to do it every day! In “Echoes of the Plum Grove,” crops grow in different seasons and drop seeds. You can also buy seeds from farmers or kids who sometimes carry them. Remember, water your crops daily. If you skip a day, they start to die but can be saved if you water them the next day. If you forget to water a new seed before midnight, it’s gone for good. If you don’t water a dying crop after a day, you’ll need to use your scythe to clear it.

All Season Crops

Only straw and wheat can grow in Spring, Summer, and Fall. Wheat takes 7 days to grow and you need a scythe to harvest it. You use wheat mostly to make flour at the Flour Mill. Straw grows in 8 days, also needs a scythe for harvesting, and it’s used mainly for feeding livestock or upgrading your house and animal barns.

Fruit Trees

You can plant any fruit tree in Spring, Summer, or Fall, but they only bear fruit in their specific season. It takes 15 days for fruit trees to mature. They produce one fruit per day during their season until they hit 5 fruits. If you don’t pick those fruits within 5 days, the tree won’t produce more until you do. Just shake the tree to collect the fruits. You can buy fruit tree seeds from farmers, ships that pass by, and sometimes kids. Some villagers might sell them too, especially if they’re into farming. Plant these seeds before winter hits, because nothing grows in winter, and seeds planted right before winter will disappear. Once fruit trees are fully grown, you don’t need to water them anymore.

Spring Season

In Spring, you can grow 6 different crops: cabbage, onion, peas, pineapples, potatoes, and turnips. For fruit trees, you have cherry, plum, and apricot. Each has its own season when it’ll produce fruit, so plan your farming accordingly!

CropGrowth Time (Before Harvesting)Harvest (Per Crop)Additional Info
Turnip3 days1-3 turnips
Cabbage6 days1-2 cabbage
Onion5 days1-2 onionsCan be grown in spring and fall.
Peas8 days1-3 peasContinuously provides crops throughout the season.
Potato6 days1-2 potatoes
Pineapple12 days1 pineappleRarely drops seeds, must be purchased.

Summer Season

Crops: You’ve got a lot to plant with 8 different types: corn, cotton, cucumber, dragon fruit, hops, indigo, tomato, and watermelon. These all grow during summer, so get ready to stay busy.

Fruit Trees: The trees that bear fruit in summer are coffee, peach, and lemon. Like other fruit trees, once they mature, they don’t need any more watering.

Bushes: Summer is also special because it’s the only season you can harvest from bushes—specifically raspberry and blueberry bushes. They take 10 days to mature. Once they’re grown, they’ll drop fruit every day during summer up to a max of 5 fruits on the bush. Just shake the bush to collect the fruits. And once they’re mature, you won’t need to water them anymore. They come back every year, so that’s less work for you in the future.

Remember, you can plant these bushes during Spring, Summer, or Fall, but they’ll only produce fruit in the summer.

CropGrowth Time (before harvesting)Harvest (per crop)
Corn6 days1-3 corn
Cotton7 days1 cotton
Cucumber5 days1-2 cucumbers
Hops7 days1-2 hops
Indigo10 days1-2 indigo leaves
Tomato3 days1-2 tomatoes
Watermelon7 days1 watermelon
Dragon Fruit12 days1-2 dragon fruits

Fall Season

Crops: There are 7 types of crops you can plant: beets, carrots, garlic, oats, pumpkin, squash, and you can plant onions again. These are your go-to for Fall, so make sure you get them in the ground to harvest before winter.

Fruit Trees: The only fruit tree that produces during Fall is the apple tree. Like other fruit trees, once it’s fully grown, you don’t need to water it anymore.

Make the most of Fall since it’s your last chance to stock up before everything goes dormant in Winter. Plant early and keep an eye on those harvest times!

CropGrowth Time (before harvesting)Harvest (per crop)
Beet3 days1 beet
Carrot4 days1-2 carrots
Garlic5 days1 garlic
Oat7 days1-3 oats
Pumpkin7 days1-2 pumpkins
Squash6 days1 squash

Winter Season

Fruit Trees: The persimmon is the only crop that keeps going in the cold. You need to have the persimmon tree fully grown before Winter starts. If it’s mature, it’ll produce fruit throughout the season.

So, make sure your persimmon tree is all set before Winter kicks in to keep some fresh produce coming even in the chilly months!

Helena Stamatina
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