If you take up FFXIV Gardening, you'll receive a lot of benefits; from crafting mats, to items, to just flowers that look pretty. That being said, to get the most out of these perks in FFXIV, you'll want to get a better idea of what you can gain from Gardening and how to level it. There are a few things you need to know before starting and it gets easier if you follow our FFXIV Gardening Leveling Guide. This article will discuss:
- Why you should get into Gardening
- How to get started
- The basics of Gardening
Why You Should Get Into Gardening
If you are looking into Gardening in FFXIV, here are a few benefits. You can use Gardening to increase your Gil, plus you can get certain crafting mats that can only be made through Gardening. This is something that you will need to implement crossbreeding, which we will be discussing later on in this guide.
On the subject of these crafting mats, you can use them for several things, such as housing items, mounts, minions, and more. You can use them to get shards and even items to feed Chocobos. You can even use them to change the color of your Chocobo if you choose to do so.
It can be costly to get into Gardening, but it can be an excellent investment. You can make a decent amount of coin by selling deluxe crops and more. But to do this, you will need to know how to get started.
How to Get Started
First, you will need to purchase a garden patch in The Mist from one of the Housing Merchants, Lavender Beds, The Goblet, and Shirogane. You can then place them on the estate grounds once you have done so. You will find that there are three different garden patches, which include Round, Oblong, and Deluxe. A Round garden patch has four garden beds, while an Oblong has six, and a Deluxe has eight.
There are a couple of other items that you will need to get started. Firstly, you will need to get seeds, which botanists can collect. They will also appear in certain areas from time to time where crops are yielded. You will also need soil, which miners can find for you. The soil you gather will depend on the region you got it from and will often differ in quality and quantity.
The Basics of Gardening
First thing’s first, you will need to select a garden bed. After that, select a bag of seeds and the soil you want to use to start your planting. As mentioned, different soils will have different effects, so keep that in mind. You then need to look into raising your crops, so you will have to make sure you are constantly tending them, plus using fertilizer. How fast your plants grow and how many grow will depend on the soil you use.
For example, Fertilizers will enrich the soil, therefore speeding up the growth. You can buy Fishmeal fertilizer from the housing zones with the Material Supplier. Alternatively, you can have a Culinarian craft it for you. It’s worth keeping in mind that you can only apply this once an hour. You can also tend crops, which involves taking care of and watering your plants. This is something that you need to maintain. Otherwise, they will begin to wither away and die. If it rains, your character won't water your crops since they won’t need it, but rather it will be tended to instead. Then, of course, the other option is to remove crops, which will take your crop out of its bed.
Finally, there’s the process of harvesting the crops. Once a plant has fully grown, you can harvest the crops to get produce. Depending on the quality and the quantity of their growth, you can obtain some high-quality products that you can use for various things discussed earlier.
Crossbreeding is what many players will find the most interesting about Gardening. Effectively, the practice of Crossbreeding is a way of getting a seed that you wouldn’t have been able to get before. It allows you to plant seeds and get new ones such as Chive, Blood Pepper, Royal Fern, and others. You can also find hybrid seeds sometimes from the plant itself once harvested.
As you can see, there are a few benefits for you to take away when it comes to Gardening in FFXIV. There may be some work to do to make the most out of it, but it is undoubtedly a worthy investment. Looking after your plants will take time and care, and as you will have read, there are different ways of looking after them depending on what you have on you and the plants you have decided to grow.
In general, Gardening is something that you will need to invest in if you want to experience fruitful harvests – not just currency-wise, but also time. Many will say that there is a hefty amount of coin that has to go into Gardening if you choose to, but there is a lot that you can get out of doing so. If making Gil, new items, and much more is something that appeals to you, then be sure to set some time aside to do a spot of Gardening in FFXIV.