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Farming is a game mechanic that allows you to grow your own food. Most of the different crops have many common attributes. I'll talk about those common attributes first and then talk about some of the special cases. It's recommended that you read the starter guide first.

Natural Generation

Crops can be found growing all over the world. They are placed there during world generation. Breaking these crops are essential for finding seeds. You need seeds to plant crops on farmland in order for them to grow.



Farmland can be made by using a hoe on soil. This will create dry farmland. Plants will not grow on dry farmland. You need to be within 3 blocks of a water source block in order for the farmland to convert to moist farmland.

Moist farmland has 3 nutrient levels, N,P and K. Each crop consumes one of these nutrient levels. Some crops require more nutrients than others. Each crop has different total growth speed. Each crop can have any amounts of growth stages. Some crops can be harvested with right click, without destroying the crop.

When crops grow from one stage to the next they will consume nutrients from the farmland on which they are planted. The required nutrient is the nutrient that will be consumed and the amount is determined by dividing the Nutrient Consumption by the number of growth stages.

Farmland slowly replenishes nutrients, slower with a crop, faster when empty.

Three different fertility types of soil exist in the world: low, medium, high. Each has according starting levels of nutrients: 25%, 50%, 75%. Crop growth rates also differ. Soil keeps it's property when dug out and placed elsewhere. You can find flat patches of rich soil in mild and hot areas with enough rain drop, mostly on plains and low hills.


All fully mature crops harvested have about a 5% chance to drop an extra seed. Each crop is characterized by a set of Crop Properties. Crop properties consist of the following individual properties:

Growth Stages - The number of growth stages for a crop.

Total Growth Days - The number of in game days it takes for a crop to be fully grown.

Required Nutrient - The type of nutrient(N,P,K) that will be consumed from the farmland when a crop grows to the next stage.

Nutrient Consumption - The total amount of the required nutrient that will be consumed over the lifetime of a crop.

Here are all the available crops. Click on their respective pages to learn more about each one.

Crop Growth Stages Total Growth Days Required Nutrient Nutrient Consumption
Carrot 5 2 K 40
Flax 9 2.1 K 50
Onion 6 1.8 P 35
Spelt 9 2.2 N 40
Turnip 5 1.5 N 30
Parsnip 5 3 P 20
Rice 10 2.6 K 50
Rye 9 2.5 N 40
Soybean 11 2.8 K 35
Pumpkin 7 3.5 P 30



Food Saturation Health
Vegetables 120 +1
Berries 80 +0.5
Saguaro 60 +4
Grain 60 0
Bread 200 0
Soy Bean 150 0
Cooked Meat 280 0

Vintage Story: Vanilla Game Content
Terrain blocks Grid Gravel Granite.pngGravel Grid Granite sand.pngSand Grid Barren low fertility soil.pngSoil Grid Granite cobblestone.pngRock
Metal Working Copper Anvil.pngAnvil Crucible.pngCrucible Forge.pngForge Ingot Mold Burned.pngIngot Mold
Decorational Grid Painting.pngPaintings Grid Diagonal logs plaster.pngPlaster
Functional Firepit lit.pngFirepit Grid Ore blasting bomb.pngOre blasting bomb Grid Loot Vessel.pngLoot Vessels Grid Chest.pngContainers Grid Quern granite.pngQuern
Tools & Weapons Grid Copper Axe.pngAxe Grid Copper hammer.pngHammer Grid Copper hoe.pngHoe Grid Copper knife.pngKnife Grid Copper pickaxe.pngPickaxe Grid Copper prospecting pick.pngProspecting Pick Grid Copper Saw.pngSaw Grid Copper scythe.pngScythe Grid Copper shears.pngShears Grid Copper shovel.pngShovel Grid Bow.pngBow Grid Copper spear.pngSpear Grid Copper sword.pngSword Grid Wooden club.pngClub
Resources Grid Firewood.pngFirewood Grid Charcoal.pngCharcoal
Plants Grid Cattail tops.pngCattail Flax.pngFlax Onion.pngOnion Parsnip.pngParsnip Rice.pngRice Rye.pngRye Soybean.pngSoybean Spelt.pngSpelt Turnip.pngTurnip Flower-californiapoppy.pngFlowers Grid Sapling (Oak).pngTrees Berrybush red currant ripe.pngBerries
Mobs Bighorn.pngBighorn sheep Rooster.pngChicken Normal Drifter.pngDrifter Locust.pngLocust Pig.pngWild Pig Wolf.pngWolf Hyena.pngHyena
Grid Lore Scroll.pngStarter Guide Grid Lore Book.pngCrafting Recipes Grid Charcoal.pngFuel Grid Copper hoe.pngAgriculture Grid Copper pickaxe.pngMining Grid Copper Ingot.pngMetal Grid Empty skep.pngBeekeeping Grid Ruins.pngRuins Grid Copper sword.pngCombat Grid Anvil copper.pngSmithing Grid Blue clay.pngClay Forming Heat Torch.pngLight sources