Farming in Rust. Pumpkins and Corn, Yee-haw!

Guides UpdatesJune 18, 2015

It’s a new week and of course there are some new things to get excited over and wouldn’t you believe it, it’s farming. The last few weeks have seen the doors on passive existence blow open just after the ability to pick up items from the ground and now we can grow items in the ground.

Currently we’ve got Pumpkins and Corn available to grow. As you’re searching around the world you’ll come across seeds which you can either plant or eat. Once you plant them, as long as you plant them in the right place, they start to grow over time until the point at which you can pick the fruit or vegetable they deliver. How cool is that?

There are a few rules to where you can plant these things and let me tell you, the new growables have a lot of first world problems for plants. The plants are affected by sun, and their growth is stumped or stopped at night. They’re also affected by water, temperature, and terrain. Right now the best place to plant seeds is in the dirt or in the grass around forests, don’t try to plant them on rocks, on the beach, in snow, lakes, or in the ocean, it just won’t work properly.

Temperature is covered by the Biome you’re in, not too hot, not too cold, it needs to be just right, again, the forest. Water is or will be an issue, but not one to worry about right now. It’s likely in the future you’ll have to water your new babies and the ground conditions will dictate how much, we’ll wait for further patches to see where this go.

You’ll need to be super patient with farming, they will take some time. These plants have a few stages, Seed, Seedling, Sapling, Mature, and Fruiting. It’ll take a little time once you’ve planted the seed for a Sapling to appear, but as long as you’re in the right place it’ll happen. Don’t forget to keep an eye on your crops, they will die if you leave them too long, the same goes for picking the fruit too early, try to wait until it all looks about right. It’ll take some trial and error until you work it out for yourself but pretty fun anyway.

Once you’ve eaten what you’ve picked you’ll usually be given more seeds and at that point it all starts again!

That’s pretty much it for now. Find some seeds, plant some seeds, wait, wait wait, then shazam, you’ll have pumpkins and corn all over the place. Move over Monsanto, there’s a new farmer in town.