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Farming is one of the core skills in toadwater, it is a major portion of the game and one of the most diverse skills. Farming is a requirement for a number of other aspects of the game, and is a precursor for the cooking skill and advanced textile and weaving skills.

Most players choose to spend time on farming due to the various benefits the crops in toadwater provide, from healing items to items which boost every skill for a whole hour.

There are a series of stages in the farming process, and a variety of different crops to be planted which provide various different benefits and lead to other areas of the game. Some of the crops are restricted to members only, but the core crops are available to all players. This article will take you through the process of farming itself, if you want more detail on the different crops which can be planted, refer to the crop items article.

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The Farming Process

Fertilising

Crops must be planted in fertilised ground, which means you need to get hold of some fertiliser before you can begin farming. There are four different types of fertiliser, and they are all suitable for planting crops in, the only difference is that if you use Enriched Bird Poo your crops will take half the normal time to grow.

The only exception to this is the members only crop Pumpkins, which will not grow in fully fertilised soil, nor in fact in any ground with standard fertiliser. Pumpkins require ground which has been fertilised with enriched bird poo to 50%.

Fertilising ground gives farming XP, and early in the game this is the easiest way to gain farming XP since with a low farming level you will get very few crop items. Later on in the game players often choose to have their workers fertilise the ground for them as fertilising is a slow and health intensive process.

To fertilise the ground you need to select a type of fertiliser in your inventory and click on an adjacent square in the client. Every click will fertilise the ground 10%, and take 1 health, so fertilising a square will require 10 health and takes quite a long time. This process can be sped up with a Gold Radish and Squirrel Milk buff, which allows you to fertilise 50% with a single click, but the health requirement is still 10 per square.

Planting

To plant a crop in fertilised ground you need 100 of the crop seed. Most seeds can be bought from the store, however some are gained through quests. Some seeds can also be gained through farming and other skills, in particular Pepper and Hemp seeds can be gained by using the crop items which you gain from them.

It is also possible to plant Strawberry crops with a special item which can be found in the crops called Strawberry Runners. You only need 10 runners to plant a strawberry crop.

Planting crops gives you a small amount of farming XP, but most of the experience you gain early on will be from fertilising, and once you get better yields on your crops your XP will come from picking.

Once a crop has been planted you need to wait for it to grow. Different crops take different amounts of time to grow fully, with Peppers being the fastest to grow and Strawberry and Tomato being the slowest.

Harvesting

Once a crop is fully grown you can pick it to gain the different crop items. This is where you also gain most of your farming XP, different items give different amounts of experience points, depending on the type of crop and how rare the items are. The rarest items give 10,000 XP just from picking them!

To open a crop to be picked you need to walk over it, then click on the square you are on (or use the keyboard shortcut numpad 5). This will open up Crop View, which shows you all of the items you managed to grow. The higher your odds when you planted the crop, the more full the crop view will be, and once you reach 100% on a crop you will always find a completely full crop.

To pick the crop, simply click on each item in the crop window. When you pick the final item the window will automatically close and the crop will disappear. This can be a very slow process early on, but for every crop once you reach a certain level in farming a single click will pick all of the matching crop items at once, so you will only need to click a few times for every crop to pick it.

Most crops will have a 10x10 crop view, which means you have a maximum of 100 items in your crop. Peppers work slightly differently though, they have a tier based system so crops don't start out as large. At first you will plant tier 3 pepper crops, which means the crop view will be a 3x3 window, with just 9 possible items. As your farming level increases, the pepper tier will increase up to a maximum of 10, when it will be the same as the other crops.

Crops

Here is a brief run down of the different crops available and their main benefits. For more detailed information on each of them, including the specific use of every crop item and the chances of finding each crop item, refer to the crop items article.

Core Crops

Peppers

Peppers are the most basic crop of Toadwater, and the only one to use the tier system for the crop size. Bell peppers are the most common item and are a useful healing item. They can also be hollowed for more pepper seeds and compost worms, this gives cooking XP.

Other pepper crop items will buff various tools, and the rare crop item called a Ghost Pepper will fill your thirst bar.

  • At a farming skill of 50 you can harvest all of the same type of pepper or compost worm in one click.
  • At a farming skill of 100 you can plant the crop at 100%.
  • At a farming skill of 143 you will be able to plant tier 10 pepper crops.

See also healing.

Radishes

Radishes are a staple in Toadwater. The different radish types will buff different skills, up to a maximum of a 10% increase in your level. You can also find Gold Radishes which will buff every skill by 10% for a whole hour, and combine with certain other items such as Squirrel Milk to give other buffs.

Radishes are one of the two crops which also produce the ultra rare Death Cap Mushroom and Flaming Fungus items which give 10,000 farming XP and are very useful items to have.

  • At a farming skill of 100 you can harvest all of the same type of radish, fungus, or compost worm in one click.
  • At a farming skill of 200 you can plant the crop at 100%.

See also healing.

Industrial Hemp

Hemp is an advanced crop, and is the entry point for high level textile and weaving. The crops produce hemp stalks which are the starting point for the length textile and weaving process. When your farming and textile skills are high enough this process produces hemp seeds, which will eventually be abundant enough to maintain hemp farming without needing to buy seeds from the store.

There are two rare items in hemp crops, called Red Boot and White Mold. Red Boot Fungus increases hemp retting speeds (up to 100 times faster), allows hemp to remain in the optimal stage longer, and occasionally increases the effectiveness of your sword swings, similar to GR+Milk. All of these effects last for 10 minutes. White Mold prevents quench from being lost while scutching. Since a low thirst (or high quench) can allow you to gain 50% more fibers, this is quite helpful for those wishing to save on Ghost Peppers.

Hemp also produces the ultra rare Death Cap Mushroom and Flaming Fungus items which give 10,000 farming XP and are very useful items to have.

  • At a farming skill of 150 you can harvest all of the same type of stalks, fungi, or worms in one click.
  • At a farming skill of 450 you can plant the crop at 100%.

Members Crops

Members Only This wiki article includes information that applies to members only unless specified otherwise. You must be a member to access features described here. You must also be a member to harvest, or otherwise receive, and use items described here. Nonmembers, however, may transfer members-only items from/to ground hoards/inventory and sell them.

Strawberries

Strawberries at the easiest member crop to produce, although they still require a high level of farming. The crops produce red strawberries and leaves which are used to cook with, although to do this you need to have a salad bowl and spring well. Strawberry crops also contain strawberry runners, which can be used to plant new strawberry crops. You can expect to find enough of these in 2 full crops to replant 1 new crop, which significantly reduces the cost of strawberries, one of the more expensive seeds to buy in the store.

You can also find wiggleberries in strawberry crops, which can be used to scare away other peoples birds.

  • At a farming skill of 125 you can harvest all of the same type of strawberry, leaf, or compost worm in one click.
  • At a farming skill of 350 you can plant the crop at 100%.

See also healing.

Carrots

Carrots, a recent addition to Toadwater 2, have a decent variety of uses, such as reducing fail timers, temporarily seeing inactives, or increasing vision.

  • At a farming skill of 350(?) you can one-click harvest any given type of carrot.
  • At a farming skill of 550 you can plant the crop at 100%.

Tomatoes

Tomatoes are one of the hardest crops in all of Toadwater. They produces an eclectic mix of items with many different uses.

  • At a farming skill of 400 you can harvest all tomatoes, insects, leaves, or worms of a same type in one click.
  • At a farming skill of 800 (1000 for TW1) you can plant the crop at 100%.
Toadwater Classic Warning: The information that follows only relates to Toadwater Classic, which means this content does not exist in the current game. It is possible that this content will be added at a later date, but it may not be exactly the same as described here.


Wheat

Wheat is an advanced member crop. Wheat products are used in threshing.

  • At a farming skill of 150 you can harvest all of the same type of stalks, insects, or worms in one click.
  • At a farming skill of 400 you can plant the crop at 100%.

Pumpkins

Pumpkins are one of the hardest crops in Toadwater. You cannot buy pumpkin seeds from the store, instead they must be gained through a quest. Pumpkins must be planted in 50% Enriched Bird Poo, and even at 100% odds will not produce a full crop.

Small Pumpkins grow in pumpkin crops, which can be used to cook with in a number of different ways.

  • At a farming skill of 400 you can harvest all pumpkins and worms of the same type in one click.
  • At a farming skill of 1000 you can plant the crop at 100%.

Flowers

Toadwater Classic Warning: The information that follows only relates to Toadwater Classic, which means this content does not exist in the current game. It is possible that this content will be added at a later date, but it may not be exactly the same as described here.

Flowers are a type of decorating material. They act very much like Creeping Red Fescue. They can be decorated with a Statue and walking on them is handled exactly like walking on a patch of CRF.

Types

  • "Yellow Marigold Flowers" can be acquired directly from a quest.
  • "Red Tulip Flowers" were originally distributed on SWI but this method of distribution proved unsuccessful as some players did not give the flowers enough time to produce replantable flowers while others took vast quantities for themselves. As a result, a tulip contest was held with the intention of having winners distribute them. So you may need to ask around to find some.
  • "Blue Chicory Flowers" Were also distributed through an event and can be obtained from other players.

How to Plant Flowers

To plant a flower patch, you may need to complete a certain part of a quest. Then you need:
  • 100% EBP-fertilized ground
  • 5 yellow marigold flowers or 5 red tulip flowers
The odds for planting are based on farming
  • Currently the exact numbers are unknown.
Tulips take twice as long to grow than marigolds.

How to Harvest Flowers

To harvest a flower patch, you must complete a certain part of a quest. Then you:
  • Water the patch with a water-filled pumpkin -- this may destroy the water-filled pumpkin
  • Once watered, the patch will become, and remain, healthy flowers
    • Healthy indicates that they may be picked although if they are not picked they still continue to grow (age) normally
  • Finally use milking gloves on the patch several times (watch your health)
    • You will get approximately double the age (in years) of bundles and four times the age (in years) of replantable flowers if you have at least two available slots in your inventory. If you only have one available slot, you will only get the bundles.
100 "Yellow Marigold Bundle" or "Red Tulip Bundle" may be placed into compost bins made with Tinkering.

Increasing Farming

Toadwater Classic Differences

In toadwater classic some of the skills levels required to plant crops at 100% are slightly different.

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