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Gardening Career tips
« on: November 24, 2012, 11:30:50 AM »
In my current dynasty my founder is only at level 7 of the gardening career and few days into her adult life. I have been using all the info in the guide and other information found in the forum, but I am wondering if anyone has any specific tips or tricks to help me speed along her promotions? Thanks in advance for all of your help!

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Re: Gardening Career tips
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2012, 11:45:03 AM »
It depends what expansion packs you have.

If you have WA get yourself a holiday home and garden there.  (unfortunately, the garden bug makes this impossible for an established sim)

Buy the gardening station and the (premium store content, currently only available with the whole greenhouse set).  You get several perfect harvests per day if you want them.

Sell your produce through the consignment store, it's significantly more valuable.

Grow only life-fruit (by far the most valuable produce) and garlic to use as fertalizer.
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Re: Gardening Career tips
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2012, 04:52:29 PM »
From reading some dynasties, they try to plant money trees as soon as possible. I'm pretty sure that if you sell the money bag, it goes to the gardening career. Can someone please correct me if I'm wrong?


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Re: Gardening Career tips
« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2012, 04:54:10 PM »
The money bags only count if you drag them to the sell box in your inventory but they do count towards the career.  I have maxed it several times doing it this way.
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Re: Gardening Career tips
« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2012, 12:02:24 AM »
Doesn't stuff that you feed to the omni plant count? Feed it expensive items and you could max it in no time.

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Re: Gardening Career tips
« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2012, 08:38:36 AM »
Thanks for all the help everyone! It was much appreciated!

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Re: Gardening Career tips
« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2012, 12:32:52 AM »
I was wondering, if I have produce grown and harvested by one sim, and then give it to another gardener sim to sell, will it go towards the second sim's career earnings?


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Re: Gardening Career tips
« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2012, 11:43:09 PM »
I was wondering, if I have produce grown and harvested by one sim, and then give it to another gardener sim to sell, will it go towards the second sim's career earnings?
I'm not sure, but others say they've maxed garening like that. Pam did in in her Decadyasty.
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Re: Gardening Career tips
« Reply #8 on: January 01, 2013, 10:17:17 PM »
if you have showtime expansion : make your spouse be a singer acrobat or magician for a 3 or 4 days only(cuz you ll need him to paint your portrait .sculpting etc). and when he \she can perform on the stage. make your gardener or any child attend the show . so you can throw fruits vegetables meat cheese etc on him \ her. you ll find them in his\her inventory and most of them are ~~perfect~~ .try it again if you got a normal one. it will help you to complete your gardening LTW and your career  in a  few days .

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Re: Gardening Career tips
« Reply #9 on: January 02, 2013, 12:08:13 AM »
if you have showtime expansion make your spouse be a singer acrobat etc for a 3 or 4 days only and when he \she can perform on the stage make your gardener or any child attend the show . and you can throw fruits vegetables meet cheese etc on him \ her. you ll find them in his\her inventory and most of them are ~~perfect~~ .try it again if you got normal . it will help you to complete your gardening LTW and career  in a  few days

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Re: Gardening Career tips
« Reply #10 on: January 02, 2013, 12:20:51 AM »
I was wondering, if I have produce grown and harvested by one sim, and then give it to another gardener sim to sell, will it go towards the second sim's career earnings?

I do this all the time. I usually hold off my single Sim from finding a mate until I have reached level 10 in three to four different skills, one of which is generally gardening. Once I have a fully developed garden, the "significant other" then harvests and receives credit in their career. Unfortunately, they still have to plant at least one of each plant in order to get the challenge though. But if they simply plant, then it is recorded. The plant can then be uprooted and replaced with another. You do not need to bring the plant to full maturity. I discovered this just a few days ago. 

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Re: Gardening Career tips
« Reply #11 on: January 02, 2013, 01:03:54 AM »
I was wondering, if I have produce grown and harvested by one sim, and then give it to another gardener sim to sell, will it go towards the second sim's career earnings?

In addition to rklesc's answer, I'd like to add that if you have two gardeners at the same time, they will both get credit for the sales no matter which one planted, tended, harvested, or sold it.  It just automatically goes towards both Sims' sales, at least when it's sold at the Consignment Shop.
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Re: Gardening Career tips
« Reply #12 on: January 02, 2013, 03:27:15 AM »
In addition to rklesc's answer, I'd like to add that if you have two gardeners at the same time, they will both get credit for the sales no matter which one planted, tended, harvested, or sold it.  It just automatically goes towards both Sims' sales, at least when it's sold at the Consignment Shop.

Yeppers... I failed to mention that. It was a nice bit of serendipity when I discovered that one.

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« Reply #13 on: January 02, 2013, 03:54:38 AM »
thanks pam for your kindness. and am sorry for my bad english 8).

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« Reply #14 on: January 02, 2013, 06:26:25 AM »
thanks pam for your kindness. and am sorry for my bad english 8).

I am certain that your English is far superior to my fable attempt at your native language. Your use of English is just fine... no worries.

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Re: Gardening Career tips
« Reply #15 on: April 08, 2013, 08:53:52 PM »
Grow only life-fruit (by far the most valuable produce) and garlic to use as fertalizer.

For people who like playing gardeners...

This weekend I found a harvestable that came with UL that is more profitable than life fruit. One of the new coffee beans (think it is called "red berry bean" if I remember it right) that you can buy from the grocery store for $50 each. Perfect versions are worth $200 each, and through the consignment shops can bring much more.

The real kicker is.... these beans are "common" for rarity and grow as fast as tomatoes and apples so far in my playing/testing this weekend. So once you have perfect species going, there really isn't any need to fertilize as they still grow and produce just as fast.

So I think perhaps life fruit might be knocked off the most profitable gardening peg. These beans can be purchased at the grocery store with no need to find the special seeds and see what develops. They can also be planted much earlier on in a gardeners progression through the skill. As they grow faster, it is also easier/quicker to get them to "perfect" versions as well. Would be interested to see if anyone else can duplicate this in their game as I haven't read anyone else talking about it yet. I hope it isn't just some cool glitch that happened in my game.

I also hope it is okay reviving an older thread, but it seems like this thread is right on topic for what I found this weekend. And I wanted to make sure and share the find with others that like playing gardeners.

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Re: Gardening Career tips
« Reply #16 on: April 09, 2013, 10:38:14 PM »
Noticed while playing today that the base price of the red berry beans at the grocery store are $75. $50 was a sale price.

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Re: Gardening Career tips
« Reply #17 on: April 10, 2013, 09:40:57 AM »
For people who like playing gardeners...

This weekend I found a harvestable that came with UL that is more profitable than life fruit. One of the new coffee beans (think it is called "red berry bean" if I remember it right) that you can buy from the grocery store for $50 each. Perfect versions are worth $200 each, and through the consignment shops can bring much more.

The real kicker is.... these beans are "common" for rarity and grow as fast as tomatoes and apples so far in my playing/testing this weekend. So once you have perfect species going, there really isn't any need to fertilize as they still grow and produce just as fast.

So I think perhaps life fruit might be knocked off the most profitable gardening peg. These beans can be purchased at the grocery store with no need to find the special seeds and see what develops. They can also be planted much earlier on in a gardeners progression through the skill. As they grow faster, it is also easier/quicker to get them to "perfect" versions as well. Would be interested to see if anyone else can duplicate this in their game as I haven't read anyone else talking about it yet. I hope it isn't just some cool glitch that happened in my game.

I also hope it is okay reviving an older thread, but it seems like this thread is right on topic for what I found this weekend. And I wanted to make sure and share the find with others that like playing gardeners.


I also love gardening! i rarely play non-gardener sims. I've been growing red berry beans too, and have the same experience as you. they are definitely by far the most profitable crop now.

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Re: Gardening Career tips
« Reply #18 on: April 10, 2013, 11:06:18 AM »
Sweet Lallaith! So glad this isn't just a glitch! Lol. Thanks for letting us know. :)

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Re: Gardening Career tips
« Reply #19 on: July 24, 2013, 07:45:10 AM »
Is there any way to grown plants in autumn and winter, mine are all dead or dormant when autumn comes.

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Re: Gardening Career tips
« Reply #20 on: July 24, 2013, 08:04:25 AM »
There should be these indoor planter things that came with Seasons you can use. Place them inside and you can grow no matter the weather. I'm not sure exactly where they are in Buy Mode, though.

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« Reply #21 on: July 24, 2013, 10:23:27 AM »
I believe the indoor planters came with Supernatural.  And they are in Decor>Plants

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« Reply #22 on: July 24, 2013, 10:26:06 AM »
You can also use moveobjects on to move plants indoors during cold weather, which is great if you don't have Supernatural and its indoor planters (and it's great even if you do, because those planters are clunky).

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Re: Gardening Career tips
« Reply #23 on: July 25, 2013, 08:08:46 PM »
I have noticed something else with gardening lately that some people may want to know.

I created a new sim a while back with the green thumb and gatherer traits. After maxing out his gardening skill and getting enough lifetime reward points, I bought him the Super Green Thumb reward. He (and other sims I have tested it on since) have been able to go to the grocery store (nice quality) or harvest around town (generally normal quality) and then plant those items and instantly have a new perfect plant planted.

With one of my test sims, I gave him the Super Green Thumb Reward when he was about skill level six in gardening. Once maxed in the skill, his "nice" harvestables planted yielded only "outstanding" plants, and "normal" yielded "excellent" plants. So for some reason the LTR has a much stronger effect if you add it after you have maxed out the gardening skill.

I hope this is helpful for others who garden a lot with their sims, maybe others have already figured it out though. I had always thought the Super Green Thumb reward was not helpful if you already had the Green Thumb trait for a sim. But it is actually quite helpful if you want a really efficient path to "perfect" plants.

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« Reply #24 on: July 26, 2013, 12:19:31 AM »
Really? Are you sure that it is not from the 'gatherer' trait? I've only seen the LTR increase quality by about 1 level.

On another note, has anyone been able to get the WA or SN seeds from the gene splicing experiment?

 

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