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Gardening
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A Sim tending to her garden

For gardening in other Sims games, see Gardening.
For the career track, see Gardener (career).
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Gardening is a skill included in The Sims 4. It primarily focuses on a Sim's ability to grow different types of plants. The plants grown through gardening can be sold or in some cases used in recipes. Reaching level 10 Gardening is the requirement for the Green Thumb Achievement.

Abilities[]

Level Ability Interaction
1 Plant, Water, Weed, Harvest, Sell Plant interaction
1 Buy Starter, Seasonal and Catnip Seed Packets Planter interaction
1 Buy Seasonal Seed Packets Computer interaction
2 Research, Water Area, Evolve Plant interaction
2 Research Gardening Computer interaction
3 Fertilize, Increase Fun while Gardening Plant interaction
4 Talk to Plants, Harvest Area Plant interaction
5 Take Cutting, Graft Plant interaction
6 Weed Area Plant interaction
7 Buy Uncommon and Farmer's Seed Packets Planter interaction
7 Spray Area for Bugs Plant interaction
8 Overgrow Bonsai Trees, Super Sell Bonsai interaction
9 Tend Garden Plant interaction
10 Buy Rare Seed Packets Planter interaction

Learning[]

Gardening is mainly built by tending various garden plants. Sims also read a gardening skill book to level the skill more quickly. After reaching level 2, sims can "Research Gardening" on any computer or Research Plant when interacting with a plant. At level 4, Sims can "Talk to Plants," which will build the gardening skill and satisfy social needs.

Growing plants[]

Planting[]

Starting with level 1 gardening, a Sim can plant flowers, herbs, fruits, and vegetables on their property, either outdoors on bare earth, or in flower pots. It apears that in Sims 4 there is no skill restriction on rare plants like it was in Sims 3, so you can plant uncommon and rare plants with a low-skilled sim. You can get your first plants for free by harvesting plants, growing wild on public lot. Then you can use them for planting. The easiest way to start a garden is to purchase seed packets at a computer or by clicking on a flower pot, or buying the harvestable from shops around the world. Once the Sim received the seed packet, opening it will give the sim one (the higher level packs) or multiple (the starter packs) items. This items are seeds, although they have same icon and model as grown fruit/flower/whatever.

Warning, you can eat or plant seeds, but you can't sell them from inventory. (Actually, you can plant those unwanted seeds and sell plants in building mode. This way you can return some of your simoleons you spent on seeds.) So be aware not to buy and open too many seed packs, since your inventory will be full of duplicate, tedious to get rid off seeds.

Once the seed or fruit is placed in a spot (on the ground) where it can be planted, the "Plant" interaction will appear when the Sim clicks on it. Be aware that actual location of the planted seed may shift a little to match the grid. If you place several seeds on the ground and ordered your sim to plant one, he will automatically continue planting all other seeds, laying on dirt.

Tending[]

After it is planted, the Sim can water it to keep it healthy until it grows. When a plant needs to be watered again, its base will appear dry and the foliage change hue (although visual difference is subtle). Every 12 Sim hours that it remains tended to, it will increase in health, until it is ready to increase in quality. Every 12 Sim hours that it remains untended (unwatered, covered in weeds, or surrounded by bugs), it will decrease in health until it dies. Its current health is represented by a progress bar separated in segments when highlighting the plant. If the colored part of the bar is closer to the previous segment it means the plant is in poor health, halfway is normal or just evolved and closer to the next segment means its close to evolving. Each segment of the bar represents one of the quality stages of a plant. All plants need to be tended to at least once on a daily basis, meaning that even if a plant is not tended to for 12 hours, fully tending it once will provide double the progress of what it lost. None of the plants found on Sixam in The Sims 4: Get to Work require watering. Weeds and bugs occur randomly and can occur every 24 hours, or not at all. Plants that require weeding will produce small white and yellow flowers around their base. Plants that require the Sim to spray for bugs will have a large number of bugs flying around the plant and will make an audible 'buzzing' sound. Despite the name, the Sixam Mosquito Trap will have no effect on how often plants have to be sprayed for bugs. Starting at level 7, Sims will have the ability to "Tend Garden" which will enable them to autonomously move between all plants within range, taking care of any tending that the plants need. "Tend Garden" does not autonomously fertilize or harvest plants.

Harvesting[]

Every so often, plants will produce harvestables. How often depends on the plant (see the table in section "Harvestables" below). When it comes time to harvest a plant, it will produce 10 harvestables (if you wait for full grow). These harvestables can now be eaten, sold, used to plant new plants, or used in cooking or herbalism recipes. Plants can be harvested an unlimited number of times. Plant may continue to yield produce after the length of its cycle or may reset to planted stage and need time to regrow to mature stage to yield again. This reset seems to be hard to predict and may occur after the produce get ripe to harvest but before actual harvest thus losing it.

However in The Sims 4: Seasons, a gardening overhaul synchronize all plants on the current lot to produce harvestables every 5 AM. Confirmed for base game too. Attention, avoid saving/loading your game near 05:00 A.M., as it may result in zero ripe produce (your garden and wild plants as well). Probably saving at that moment interrupts process of adding harvest to plants, and after loading game logic check the time to be overdue and do not start the process over again.

Evolving[]

When plants reach maximum health, they can be evolved by a Sim, who has at least a level 2 gardening skill. This will increase the quality of the plants harvestables and their value. Increasing quality also increases the quality of dishes, drinks, and herbal remedies made with them. Planting a higher quality harvestable will result in a plant starting at that quality. There are five levels of quality: Normal, Nice, Excellent, Magnificent and Perfect. Most plants will increase from 2x to 3.5x their value between normal and perfect.

Fertilize[]

From Level 5 Sims can fertilize plants, which helps them evolve more quickly. Fertilizing does not affect the quality of the plant or harvestables, or how quickly harvestables are produced, and does not make the plant more resilient to needing water, weeding, or being sprayed for bugs. Plants can be fertilized with any plant or fish. Plants are the most common choice as they are easy to obtain and inexpensive to use up. There are also unconfirmed reports that trash plants and mushrooms are more effective than other plants, as fertilizers. The in-game description of growfruit states that it is a "great" fertilizer. Given its name and that it was added as part of a gardening event, it is probably the most effective possible fertilizer. Fish are more effective than most plants, increasing in effectiveness depending on the rarity of the fish. There is other opinion, that quality of fertilizer depends only on its price. Best effect gives §50+ items. So rose with a value of §52 and dragonfruit with a value of §461 will provide the same fertilizing effect while excess value of dragonfruit is vasted (you should sell it instead).

Grafting[]

After attaining level 5 in the gardening skill, Sims gain the ability to cut and graft plants. This allows them to make hybrid plants that grow multiple harvestables at once. To graft two plants together, the Sim simply needs to take a cutting from one plant and graft it onto another. The second plant will then need to regrow, but after reaching maturity will bear its original harvestable, as well as the harvestable of the plant that was grafted onto it. Certain grafting pairs will produce a third harvestable on the plant, unrelated to the original two. This is the only way to obtain several rare harvestables. After discovering one of these unique pairs, the recipe will be added to that Sim's notebook. Because there are two possible recipes to create bonsai buds, only the first one discovered will show up in the notebook. Grafted plants produce harvestables at the rate of the base plant, not the plant that came from a cutting. They will also start at the quality of the base plant and grow in the season of the base plant. Multiple plants can be grafted onto one base plant, but plants can only hold up to 10 harvestables, and grafted plants will split that randomly between all types. Mushrooms and the Sixam Mosquito Trap cannot be cut or grafted onto. Too many cuttings will kill a plant; depending on the plant, they can survive one to three cuttings.

The table below shows the possible grafting pairs that result in a new harvestable, it does not matter if Plant A or Plant B is the base plant.

Plant A Plant B Result
Blue Bells Strawberry Grapes
Sage Basil Parsley
Pear Lemon Plantain
Tulip Chrysanthemum Bird of Paradise
Daisy Strawberry Bonsai Buds
Grapes Rose Bonsai Buds
Dragonfruit Snapdragon Cow Berry
Strawberry Snapdragon Dragonfruit
Lily Snapdragon Orchid
Apple Cherry Pomegranate
Orchid Pomegranate Death Flower
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Note
Planting a Cow Berry results in a Cowplant, which does not produce berries. Therefore, the Cow Berry can only be naturally grown as part of a grafted plant. It is also possible to fish up a Cowberry in some waters.

Death and resurrection[]

If a plant is not tended to for long enough, it will die. Plants can also be killed by fire, being stomped, or the withering touch of a ghost killed by a Cowplant. After death, the plant will remain but will begin to produce an odor, similar to trash. No amount of tending can revive it. A Sim can pay §100 to revive a dead plant, at which point it will have to regrow, but will remain the quality it was before death.

Seasons[]

Seasons (if installed) has an effect on plants, it decides if they grow and bear fruit or if they lay dormant to most plants. There are plants that are unaffected by the changing of the seasons and these will continue to grow, but need continued tending as well. Other plants only grow in one or two seasons and will lay dormant (like a just planted seed) while out of season. If a plant is dormant it does not need tending but it keeps its quality and can slowly gain in health as well. As seasons change a plant that is in season it starts growing as soon as the seasons change. When the season ends, plants that turn out of season go dormant immediately and disappear with the last harvest if this was not harvested. Some plants will not turn to the dormant state and even grow slowly if just planted if they are out of season, these plants will not however produce any harvestables unless it is the right season.

Harvestables[]

There are 32 harvestables that can be collected in the base game and 61 more were added with content packs, with a current total of 93. They are collected through finding them in the wild, grafting, or purchasing seed packets from the computer or garden plot and planting them. The harvestables from content packs are often found in the corresponding world of the pack that introduced them. Due to the overhaul of gardening in The Sims 4: Seasons, all plants will start growing every 5:00 a.m. and will have reached their maximum number of crops for that day at 5:30 a.m. - if they are fully grown by then.

The updates made it very difficult to measure the growth rate of each plant. Some plants always mature after the same number of hours, with others the hours vary greatly.

NB Seasons are preceded by numbers to improve table sorting.

Image Plant Name Rarity Value (Base) Value (Perfect) Growth Rate (h) Season Form Vertical Garden Pack Description
AppleTS4.png Apple Common 3 8 36 3 Fall Tree No &BG
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Characterized by that distinctive snap-hiss, bites from an apple are likely to have Sims feeling full and refreshed.
BasilTS4.png Basil Common 2 6 24 2 Summer

3 Fall

Bush Yes &BG
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Once known for its ability to ease pain from a scorpion-sting, this leafy herb now decorates elaborate meals.
Blue Bells.png Bluebell Common 2 5 36 1 Spring

2 Summer

Bush Yes &BG
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A cluster of small blue blossoms.
CarrotTS4.png Carrot Common 3 8 24 1 Spring

3 Fall

Plant No &BG
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A sweet orange tuber.
Chrysanthemum.png Chrysanthemum Common 10 28 36 2 Summer

3 Fall

Bush Yes &BG
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A beautiful flower that can be grown in the garden.
DaisyTS4.png Daisy Common 2 7 24 1 Spring Bush Yes &BG
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A common bright flower of yellow and white.
GrapesTS4.png Grape Common 8 23 48 3 Fall Bush Yes &BG
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Sims love popping these in their mouth like crisp, juice chocolates.
LemonTS4.png Lemon Common 6 17 60 All Tree No &BG
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A sour citrus fruit.
Mushroom.png Mushroom Common 1 3 24 1 Spring

3 Fall

Patch No &BG
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An earthy, edible fungus.
Parsley.png Parsley Common 2 4 24 1 Spring

2 Summer

Plant Yes &BG
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A delicate, minty herb leaf.
Plantain.png Plantain Common 3 8 72 2 Summer Tree No &BG
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A starchy, Banana-like fruit. Best cooked before eating!
Sage.png Sage Common 3 8 24 All Bush Yes &BG
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A musky, purple herb leaf.
Snapdragon.png Snapdragon Common 16 43 36 1 Spring

3 Fall

Flowers No &BG
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A collection of small, vivid blossoms.
Spinach.png Spinach Common 1 3 24 4 Winter Bush Yes &BG
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A vitamin-rich dark green vegetable leaf.
Cherry.png Cherry Uncommon 8 23 60 2 Summer Tree No &BG
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A pair of small, red fruit with pits.
Lily.png Lily Uncommon 36 100 36 2 Summer Flowers No &BG
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A large, vibrant blossom.
OnionTS4.png Onion Uncommon 6 16 48 3 Fall

4 Winter

Plant No &BG
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A fragrant and tangy root vegetable.
PearTS4.png Pear Uncommon 10 27 60 3 Fall

4 Winter

Tree No &BG
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A crisp and fleshy fruit with a distinctive bell shape.
PotatoTS4.png Potato Uncommon 3 9 24 4 Winter Plant No &BG
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A starchy, delicious underground tuber. The humble potato is often misidentified as a root.
Rose.png Rose Uncommon 29 80 48 1 Spring

3 Fall

Bush Yes &BG
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A blossom of beautiful color and lovely aroma.
StrawberryTS4.png Strawberry Uncommon 9 24 24 1 Spring Bush Yes &BG
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A small, sweet fruit with a red seed covered skin.
TomatoTS4.png Tomato Uncommon 5 13 24 2 Summer Bush Yes &BG
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A juicy, red-skinned fruit often mistaken for a vegetable.
Tulip.png Tulip Uncommon 14 40 36 1 Spring Flowers No &BG
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A plump bloom that grows even after picking, with delicately pointed petals around a cluster of stigma.
Bird of Paradise.png Bird of Paradise Rare 51 142 36 1 Spring

2 Summer

Bush Yes &BG
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A flame-tipped flower, known for its avian characteristics. They might take flight during winter months.
BlackberryTS4.png Blackberry Uncommon 3 9 96 2 Summer Bush Yes &BG
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An aggregate fruit, known for its tangy bite and smooth aftertaste. Great for pies!
Bonsai Buds.png Bonsai Buds Rare 35 97 24 All Shrub No &BG
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A small cluster of fragrant, green berries that can grow bonsai shrubs.


A fully-grown bonsai shrub of Excellent quality or higher can be converted into a carvable bonsai tree.

Cow Berry.png Cow Berry Rare 180 500 24 All Other No &BG
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A plantable, strangely bovine fruit.


Commonly fished up in the Hermit's House Secret Lot of Granite Falls or Forgotten Grotto secret lot..

Dragonfruit.png Dragonfruit Rare 250 695 96 3 Fall Plant No &BG
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An exotic, vibrant-colored fruit.
Orchid.png Orchid Rare 225 625 36 1 Spring

4 Winter

Flowers No &BG
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A colorful, exotic blossom.


Rewarded after completing the space rock collection from the Rocket Science Skill.

PomegranateTS4.png Pomegranate Rare 30 83 72 4 Winter Tree No &BG
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A rare red-skinned fruit with tart, edible seeds.
Trash Fruit.png Trash Fruit Uncommon 1 2 24 All Bush No &BG
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A foul-smelling blossom inexplicably composed entirely of refuse.


Leave a pile of trash lying on exposed terrain, it will transform into a Trash Plant after about a day.

Unidentified Fruit Object.png U.F.O. (Unidentified Fruit Object) Rare 120 333 112 3 Fall Plant No &BG
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Strange space fruit.


Obtained by exploring space in a rocket.

DeathFlowerTS4.png Death Flower Rare 240 667 48 4 Winter Bush No &BG
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A spooky, yet elegant blossom. Roses just don’t cut it for the Grim Reaper. Try this flower to calm his qualms and get out of a deadly situation.
Growfruit.png Growfruit Common 30 83 80 All Tree No &BG
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Characterized by a distinctive glow, growfruit is a tasty treat, a great fertilizer, and a superb ingredient.


Obtained from Jasmine Holiday.

ForbiddenFruitTS4.png Forbidden Fruit of the PlantSim Uncommon 90 250 84 All Tree No &BG
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Eat, and become like the PlantSim. Plant, and grow a tree of your own. Forbidden, for it is nothing more than a facade.


Inside the Magical Bean Portal Tree. Turns Sims into PlantSims when eaten.

ChamomileTS4.png Chamomile Common 8 21 24 2 Summer Flowers No &GP01
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A daisy-like flower commonly used to make herbal remedies.
Toxic Chamoline.png Toxic Chamomile Common 4 12 24 2 Summer Flowers No &GP01
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Not to be confused with its non-toxic cousin, this toxic flower causes tension when eaten.
Elderberry.png Elderberry Common 2 5 18 2 Summer

3 Fall

Bush Yes &GP01
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This royal purple berry has a sweet taste when cooked.
Noxious Elderberry.png Noxious Elderberry Common 2 6 18 2 Summer

3 Fall

Bush Yes &GP01
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This pale purple berry is poisonous when uncooked, and slightly less poisonous when cooked.
Fireleaf.png Fireleaf Uncommon 2 6 18 1 Spring

2 Summer

Bush No &GP01
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This plant gets its name from the dark red tint of its leaves.
Poison Fireleaf.png Poison Fireleaf Uncommon 2 6 18 1 Spring

2 Summer

Bush No &GP01
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This infamous plant causes increased itchiness the longer you’re exposed to it.
Huckleberry.png Huckleberry Uncommon 2 7 18 2 Summer

3 Fall

Bush Yes &GP01
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This tiny berry is commonly used in fruit cobbler and pancakes.
Muckleberry.png Muckleberry Uncommon 3 8 18 2 Summer

3 Fall

Bush Yes &GP01
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If you’re looking to keep a clear head, this is not your muckleberry.
Morel Mushroom.png Morel Mushroom Rare 36 100 24 1 Spring

2 Summer

Patch No &GP01
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This edible fungus has a honeycomb-like appearance.
False Morel Mushroom.png False Morel Mushroom Rare 6 17 24 1 Spring

2 Summer

Patch No &GP01
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This slightly green mushroom can have an adverse effect on a Sim’s bladder when consumed.
GarlicTS4.png Garlic Uncommon 4 10 24 All Patch No &GP04
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An annual bulbous plant. Its bulbs can be harvested for cooking or decorating.


Can be assembled into braids and other Vampire deterrent

Plasma FruitTS4.png Plasma Fruit Uncommon 6 17 96 All Tree No &GP04
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The juice in this fruit has very similar properties to plasma.


Can be consumed by Vampires to fulfill thirst instead of drinking from Sims

Wolfsbane.png Wolfsbane Uncommon 6 18 36 All Flowers No &GP04
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This flower is nothing special in its raw form. When used as an ingredient in food and drink it will affect the nocturnally oriented.
Sixam Mosquito Trap.png Sixam Mosquito Trap Uncommon 23 63 180 All Plant No &GP04
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Non-edible and hard to find. It is rumored these seeds are carried by the mosquitos who escape the plant's trap.
Fang Flower.png Fang Flower Uncommon 18 50 120 1 Spring Tree No &EP01
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This alien flower has quite the defense mechanism. It looks like it wants to bite you.


Only found on the Sixam secret lot.

Glow Orb.png Glow Orb Rare 23 63 100 4 Winter Plant No &EP01
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Stare into this orb indefinitely, we dare you. It's absolutely mesmerizing, isn't it?


Only found on the Sixam secret lot.

Quill Fruit.png Quill Fruit Rare 48 133 80 2 Summer Plant No &EP01
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This Quill Fruit is hard to handle let alone comfortably carry in your pocket. Impressive!


Only found on the Sixam secret lot.

Catnip.png Catnip No rarity - not part of a collection 3 8 28 All Plant Yes &EP04
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Catnip will boost your cat's energy making them insanely hyper!
Mapnid.png Madnip No rarity - not part of a collection 3 8 28 All Plant Yes &EP04
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Madnip will make your cats enraged with pure anger!
Napnip.png Napnip No rarity - not part of a collection 3 8 28 All Plant Yes &EP04
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Napnip will help calm your cat and put them to sleep.
Nuzzlenip.png Nuzzlenip No rarity - not part of a collection 3 8 28 All Plant Yes &EP04
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Nuzzlenip will make your cat friskier than usual.
Avocado.png Avocado Uncommon 15 42 80 All Tree No &GP06
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Avocados are delicious vegetables! Er... delicious fruits? Well, whatever the correct classification it sure is good on toast!
Black Beans.png Black Bean Uncommon 2 6 24 2 Summer

3 Fall

Plant No &GP06
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Black Beans are super nutritious and good for Sims. Additionally, they are very versatile and can be used in a wide range of dishes.
Merry Berries.png Merry Berry Rare 5 13 84 All Tree No &GP06
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Happy little berries make for a happy little Sim. Just pop one in your mouth and try not to smile. I dare you.


Grown off of the Tree of Emotions

Gutsberries.png Gutsberry Rare 5 13 84 All Tree No &GP06
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These berries instill a sense of confidence in a Sim. Eat a bunch and you’ll get the guts for the most dangerous social maneuvers.


Grown off of the Tree of Emotions

Vimberries.png Vimberry Rare 5 13 84 All Tree No &GP06
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These berries will get a Sim moving! Full of vim and vigor, nothing else gets you energized so quickly. And they're delicious to boot! A win-win!


Grown off of the Tree of Emotions

Flutterberries.png Flutterberry Rare 5 13 84 All Tree No &GP06
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Be very careful around these berries. They will set your heart aflutter and can cause immediate flirtiness. Be aware of nearby Sims when consuming this fruit.


Grown off of the Tree of Emotions

Cereberries.png Cereberry Rare 5 13 84 All Tree No &GP06
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A quick handful of these berries will focus a Sim like a laser beam! Great for snacking during homework or when you just want to be able to concentrate.


Grown off of the Tree of Emotions

Museberries.png Museberry Rare 5 13 84 All Tree No &GP06
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Writer's block? Struggling to solidify that spark of a great idea? Fear not, because around this fruit you're a bite away from a mouthful of inspiration.


Grown off of the Tree of Emotions

Razzleberries.png Razzleberry Rare 5 13 84 All Tree No &GP06
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These yummy berries are squishy and juicy. One taste will remind Sims of their childhood and cause playful tendencies.


Grown off of the Tree of Emotions

Begonia.png Begonia Uncommon 23 63 31 2 Summer

3 Fall

Plant Yes &EP05
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Begonia flowers can mean caution, but they stand out in a garden.
Christmas Rose.png Christmas Rose Uncommon 14 39 36 4 Winter Plant Yes &EP05
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While not actually a rose, this Christmas Rose is a star-shaped flower that is gorgeous at all times.
Crocus.png Crocus Uncommon 9 25 18 4 Winter

1 Spring

Plant No &EP05
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Crocus flowers share glee and cheer through their bloom.
Dahlia.png Dahlia Uncommon 17 47 29 3 Fall Plant Yes &EP05
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Dahlias have their own unique look and the blossoms revel in being different.
Holly.png Holly Common 3 8 36 3 Fall

4 Winter

Plant Yes &EP05
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A sprig of holly leaves and berries brings a touch of Winterfest anywhere.
Snowdrop.png Snowdrop Uncommon 5 13 36 4 Winter Plant No &EP05
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Snowdrops look like a little bit of snow suspended in the air.
Green Beans.png Green Bean Uncommon 7 18 9 2 Summer

3 Fall

Plant Yes &EP05
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A perfect vegetable to eat at any time, hot or cold.
TS4 Bell Pepper.png Bell Pepper Common 3 8 24 2 Summer Plant Yes &EP05
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Perfectly ripe and sharp taste that can be eaten alone for a little spice.
Green Peas.png Green Peas Common 3 8 24 1 Spring Plant Yes &EP05
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That green vegetable that all Sims learn to eat when they're young.
Money Fruit.png Money Fruit Rare 1600 4445 120 All Tree No &EP05
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This "fruit" is not for eating but will bring splendors to any Sim who plants it.


Purchased using Satisfaction Points in the Reward Store.

Bizzare Fruit.png Bizarre Fruit Rare, Only grows in Strangerville 2 5 999 ? All Plant No &GP07
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This Bizarre Fruit has an ominous glow to it. As if it contains some living spore... This thing should probably not be eaten.


After opening the first gate in The Secret laboratory, plants around StrangerVille will grow into the mature stage and after talking with them will give the fruit.

Mother Plant can give the fruit if sim's relationship with her is neutral.

Kava Root.png Kava Root Uncommon 3 9 32 1 Spring

2 Summer

Plant No &EP07
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Found in the Sulani Islands, fresh Kava Roots are used to improve a drink best served for social events.

Kava Roots may seasonally be available in Spring and Summer.

Coconut.png Coconut Uncommon 3 7 12 1 Spring

2 Summer

Tree No &EP07
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If you're willing to make the effort to crack the hard husk, you'll be rewarded with creamy fruit and juice inside.
Coconuts may seasonally be available in Spring and Summer.
Pineapple.png Pineapple Uncommon 4 11 32 1 Spring

2 Summer

Bush No &EP07
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You can forgive the misleading name as if apples grew on pine trees.

Pineapple may seasonally be available in Spring and Summer.

Taro Root.png Taro Root Common 1 3 24 1 Spring

2 Summer

Plant No &EP07
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Don't eat this raw! Boil, fry, mash, or bake this starchy tuber for a slightly earthy and sweet taste.
Taro may seasonally be available in Spring and Summer.
05-01-20 7-30-07 PM.png Mandrake Rare 3 8 12 2 Summer

3 Fall

Plant Yes &GP08
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This root, that is known to sometimes be shaped like Sim, has strange properties when mixed with other ingredients
05-01-20 7-30-43 PM.png Valerian Root Rare 3 7 12 1 Spring

3 Fall

Plant No &GP08
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Know to draw in many species of file with its frabrant scent. Best keep them away from your home cooking...
Soy.png Soy Plant Common 3 7 12 2 Summer

3 Fall

Bush Yes &EP09
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A foundation for healthy living, this soy plant will produce Soy Beans and Soy Wax.
Blueberry new.png Blueberry Common 2 6 36 2 Summer Bush Yes &EP11
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A small, sweet and juicy fruit. A great snack during the summer.
Chocoberry new.png Chocoberry Uncommon 3 8 48 All Bush Yes &EP11
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This fruit tastes just like chocolate, wow! Finally, a healthy alternative to chocolate!
Raspberry new.png Raspberry Common 2 5 36 3 Fall Bush Yes &EP11
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A sweet and tart fruit that taste best in the fall season.
Lovely Mushroom .png Lovely Mushroom Common 1 3 0.17 1 Spring

3 Fall

Patch No &EP11
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This wild fungi gives Sims a flirtatious feeling after consumed.
Spicy Mushroom .png Spicy Mushroom Common 1 4 0.17 All Patch No &EP11
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This is one hot fungi! Tastes great, if you want to feel the burn.
Verdant Mushroom.png Verdant Mushroom Uncommon 2 7 0.5 All Patch No &EP11
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This green wild mushroom is edible and provides Sims a focused feeling when consumed.
Mysterious Mushroom .png Mysterious Mushroom Rare 2 6 0.25 1 Spring

2 Summer

Patch No &EP11
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It's still a mystery.
Nightly Mushroom .png Nightly Mushroom Rare 24 67 0.33 4 Winter Patch No &EP11
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These wild mushrooms glow beautifully at night and when consumed provide you with a boost in energy.
Charming Mushroom .png Charming Mushroom Uncommon 2 6 0.5 All Patch No &EP11
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This edible wild mushroom appears golden in color and when consumed, gives Sims a confidence boost.
Wild Mushroom .png Wild Mushroom No rarity - not part of a collection 2 7 0.5 All Patch No &EP11
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A Mushroom found in the wild.

Oversized crops[]

Cottage Living introduces oversized crops as a new type of harvestable. The size of these harvestables is determined by how well the plant has been taken care of. Oversized crops can only be planted on garden plots.

Image Plant Name Growth Rate (h) Season Form Pack Description
File:AubergineTS4.png Aubergine ? All Bush &EP11
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File:LettuceTS4.png Lettuce ? All Patch &EP11
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File:OversizedMushroomTS4.png Mushroom ? All Patch &EP11
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File:PumpkinTS4.png Pumpkin ? All Vine &EP11
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File:WatermelonTS4.png Watermelon ? All Vine &EP11
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Reward[]

Harvesting one of every base game plant, except the death flower and plantain, will complete the gardening collection and award the "Go, Green Thumbs!" plaque. Plants from various expansions are shown in it, but are not required to complete the gardening collection.

Image Description Value
Go, Green Thumbs!.png At the behest of the local community, the Sim Gardening Society has decided to reward you for your impressive collection of flora both grown and pinched. No longer will you have to sneak surreptitiously behind your neighbor's yard in search for that one last plant - you now have them all! §0
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Note
The Death Flower, all four variety of catnip, and the Sixam Mosquito Trap are not shown in the gardening collection.

Seed packets[]

Seed packets can be bought at a computer or, as of Patch 68, directly from build mode under the Outdoor Activities category. However, Vampire Lore Seed Packets must be bought from computers or garden plots. The Growfruit packet is currently unavailable.

Image Seed Packet Name Price Contains EP
Flower Packet.png Starter Flowers §35 Blue Bells, Chrysanthemum, Daisy [TS4:S], Holly [TS4:S] &BG
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Tree Packet.png Starter Fruits §35 Apple, Grapes, Plantain &BG
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Bush Packet.png Starter Herbs §35 Basil, Parsley, Sage &BG
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Carrot Packet.png Starter Vegetables §35 Carrot, Mushroom, Spinach, Bell Pepper [TS4:S], Green Pea [TS4:S], Taro Root[TS4:IL] &BG
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Flower Packet.png Farmer Flowers and Fruit §75 Apple, Blue Bells, Chrysanthemum, Daisy, Grapes, Holly, Plantain, Strawberry &BG
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Carrot Packet.png Farmer Veggies and Herbs §75

Basil, Bell Pepper, Carrot, Green Pea, Mushroom, Parsley, Sage, Spinach, Taro Root[TS4:IL]

&BG
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Uncommon Packet.png Uncommon Plants §250 Blackberry, Bonsai Buds, Cherry, Lily, Rose, Spinach, Tomato, Trash Fruit, Avocado, Black Beans [TS4:JA], Christmas Rose [TS4:S], Snowdrop [TS4:S], Coconut[TS4:IL], Pineapple[TS4:IL], Taro Root[TS4:IL] &BG
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Rare Packets.png Rare Plants §1000 Angry Magic Bean, Confident Magic Bean, Cow Berry, Dragon Fruit, Death Flower, Flirty Magic Bean, Growfruit, Orchid, Playful Magic Bean, Pomegranate, Sad Magic Bean, Uncomfortable Magic Bean, Bird of Paradise &BG
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TreeSeedPack(TS4).png Starter Growfruit §20 Growfruit &BG
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Garlic Seeds.png Garlic Seeds §100 Garlic &GP04
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Wolfsbane Seeds.png Wolfsbane Seeds §250 Wolfsbane &GP04
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Plasma Fruit Seeds.png Plasma Fruit Seeds §300 Plasma Fruit &GP04
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Sixam Mosquito Trap Seeds.png Sixam Mosquito Trap Seeds §75 Sixam Trap Mosquito &GP04
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Catnip Herb Packet.png Catnip Herb Packet §25 Catnip, Madnip, Napnip, Nuzzlenip &EP04
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Summer Packet.png Seasonal Summer Plants §100 Basil, Blackberry, Cherry, Lemon, Plantain, Bell Pepper, Green Bean, Begonia, Lily &EP05
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Fall Packet.png Seasonal Fall Plants §100 Apple, Lemon, Pear, Onion, Carrot, Green Bean, Grape, Rose, Snapdragon, Begonia, Dahlia &EP05
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Winter Packet.png Seasonal Winter Plants §100 Lemon, Pear, Onion, Spinach, Crocus, Holly, Snow Drop, Christmas Rose, Potato &EP05
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Spring Packet.png Seasonal Spring Plants §100 Lemon, Strawberry, Carrot, Green Pea, Daisy, Bluebell, Rose, Snapdragon, Crocus, Tulip &EP05
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Pack of Bizarre Seeds §10 Bizarre Fruit &GP07
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Trivia[]

  • There is an earlier version of the cow berry left in the files called the cow flower.
  • In The Sims 4: Seasons, plants bloom in spring.
  • Every harvestable has an unused seed version.
    • This can be seen when the player activates bb.showhiddenobjects and places the selected harvestable. The seed will be placed and then convert to its harvestable version almost instantly.

Gallery[]

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