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. 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 that can be planted. Once the item is placed in a spot where it can be planted, the “Plant” interaction will appear when the Sim clicks on it.
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.
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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.
However in The Sims 4: Seasons, a gardening overhaul synchronize all plants on the current lot to produce harvestables every 5 AM.
Gardening is mainly built by tending various garden plants. Sims may also read a gardening skill book to level the skill more quickly and can also “Research Gardening” on any computer or Research Plant when interacting with a plant, after reaching level 2. At level 4, Sims can “Talk to Plants,” which will build the gardening skill and satisfy social needs.
I’ve had something similar happen a few times, but with Sims I was actively playing, not their employees. In fact, one time I actually “fixed” it by hiring a gardener, who planted it for me and that time it stayed planted.
If so, I assume you’ve tried traveling away from the lot and coming back? What about telling another Sim to plant it – can you get someone to jump in before the butler tries and block them?
Product : The Sims 4
Platform : Sony Playstation 4
Which language are you playing the game in? English
How often does the bug occur? Often (50% – 99%)
What is your current game version number? SP07: 1.assets.live-sp07.165
What expansions, game packs, and stuff packs do you have installed? All expansions except Pets. Game Packs: All. Stuff: Vintage Glam, Kids Room, Spooky
Steps: How can we find the bug ourselves? No idea
What happens when the bug occurs? My butler keeps trying to plant the same plant. Yes you heard that right. She plants it once, it vanishes. She moves from point a to point B, tries it again, and it vanishes again. She moves back to .8, and back to point B without fail. What is going on?
What do you expect to see? The planting be done, And the plant stay.
Have you installed any customization with the game, e.g. Custom Content or Mods? On console – never used.
Did this issue appear after a specific patch or change you made to your system? Yes
Please describe the patch or change you made. It’s 07/31/2020, so whatever patch was the latest. It wasn’t this weird a week ago.
Gardening: Seeds disappear after planting
I’ve been using a work-around that has fixed this problem in my game– before I plant a seed I place it on the ground (anywhere is fine) and then I go into Build mode, move the seed into my household inventory, and then while still in Build mode, I take the seed back out of my inventory and place it back on the ground. Then I go back into Live mode and move the seed to wherever I want to plant it, and then I am able to plant it just fine. Moving it in and out of the household inventory seems to reset the seed in some way. I can do more than one seed at a time, it seems to work for as many seeds as I want. I do all of my gardening at or above ground level, I don’t use basement gardens, so I’m not sure if this will work underground.
I have a similar problem on PC game, some harvestables cannot be planted – it’s kind of like planting a tree in a pot, you get the message that a ‘plant’ failed to germinate. it can happen with any plant that would normally be OK to plant and it happens randomly, so you can plant two basil plants but the third one might just glitch out.
>I even told her to quit gardening, but she didn’t listen.
I’m not sure when it started; I was away from the game for close to a year, and when I returned didn’t start gardening right away. I first noticed it when I had MCCC and UI Cheats installed (current versions) but I removed them and deleted localthumbcache, but it still didn’t work on a vanilla game.