My Time at Sandrock Farming Guide

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Our My Time at Sandrock Farming Guide will tell you how to unlock farming, how farming works, and the best crops to grow!

How to Unlock Farming in My Time at Sandrock

You have to complete a series of three Missions before you can unlock My Time at Sandrock Farming:

  1. The Old Man and the Tree
  2. Moisture Farm Blues
  3. The Grass is Greener

Once these Missions are complete, you'll be able to activate a Desert Planting Toolkit which permanently grants you the ability to farm.

How to Activate Farming Mode

Once you've used the Desert Planting Toolkit, you can unlock Planting Mode by holding Tab and selecting the bottom-right icon while at home.

My Time at Sandrock Farming Guide - Fields

How My Time at Sandrock Farming Works

My Time at Sandrock Farming is a multi-step process; fortunately, it's fairly easy to follow.

  1. Go into Planting Mode.
  2. Place a Straw Grid. Some plants (such as trees) may require more than one Straw Grid.
  3. Plant your seed.
  4. Water the plot(s).
  5. (Optional) Fertilize the plots.
  6. Wait for them to grow, watering them again as needed.
    • A word of warning: a crop will die if you wait too long to water it after it dries out!
  7. Harvest the crop.
    • If it's a one-time harvest, you'll have to place another Straw Grid and begin the process again.
    • If it's a tree, you can harvest the fruit again every few days depending on the plant.

Best Crop to Farm in My Time at Sandrock

The best crop to Farm in My Time at Sandrock is either the Coffee Tea Tree or the Chestnut -- these trees take longer than average to grow, but they'll continue to produce crops multiple times after they've grown.

Of course, the best crop depends on your situation. If you want to experiment with Cooking (or you're looking to cook a particular dish), a different crop may be a better choice.

My Time at Sandrock Farming Guide - Trees

My Time at Sandrock Farming With Biocrust

After Trudy returns to Sandrock, you'll need to advance the plot and unlock the One Small Step for Sandrockers quest. In the course of the quest you'll make an Intermediate Planting Kit which will now allow you to farm using Biocrust. A small amount of Biocrust is also given to you as part of the mission but if you want to farm extensively with it, you'll need to make your own.

My Time at Sandrock How to Get Biocrust

You can make your own Biocrust in the game by repeatedly farming the same plots of land and leveling up the soil. The information box on the bottom left side of the screen will tell you what level your soil is at and has a progress bar for when you will reach the next level. Soil turns into Biocrust at level 4 and then no longer requires straw grids to farm. Different crops affect the soil differently, and you'll need to repeatedly plant in the same squares to level them up.

Once created, Biocrust can also be removed from the ground and sold or moved. Zeke will occasionally ask for Biocrust on the commissions board.

My Time at Sandrock Crops List


Coffee Tea Tree Seeds

  • Seasons - Spring, Autumn
  • Grow Time - 23 Days, Then Regrows Every 5 Days
  • Seed Buy Price - 5 Data Disc
  • Seed Sell Price - 29 Gols
  • Buy/Sold At - Farm Store, Water World

Coffee Beans

  • Buy Price - N/A
  • Sell Price - 6 Gols
  • Effect - Ingredient

Tea Leaves

  • Buy Price - 47 Gols
  • Sell Price - 6 Gols
  • Effect - Ingredient

Cactus Seed

  • Seasons - Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter
  • Grow Time - 6 Days
  • Seed Buy Price - 2 Data Disc
  • Seed Sell Price - 5 Gols
  • Buy/Sold At - Farm Store, Water World

Cactus Leaf

  • Buy Price - N/A
  • Sell Price - 3 Gols
  • Effect - Ingredient

Cactus Fruit

  • Buy Price - N/A
  • Sell Price - 1 Gols
  • Effect - Stamina +1

Cactus Spine

  • Buy Price - N/A
  • Sell Price - 2 Gols
  • Effect - Ingredient

Pomato Seeds

  • Seasons - Spring, Autumn
  • Grow Time - 5 Days
  • Seed Buy Price - 2 Data Disc
  • Seed Sell Price - 6 Gols
  • Buy/Sold At - Farm Store, Water World

Potato

  • Buy Price - 16 Gols
  • Sell Price - 2 Gols
  • Effect - Ingredient

Tomato

  • Buy Price - 24
  • Sell Price - 3 Gols
  • Effect - Ingredient

Sandrice Seed

  • Seasons - All
  • Grow Time - 3 Days
  • Seed Buy Price - 1 Data Disc / 3 Seeds
  • Seed Sell Price - 3 Gols
  • Buy/Sold At - Farm Store, Water World

Sandrice

  • Buy Price - N/A
  • Sell Price - 2 Gols
  • Effect - Ingredient

Wheat Seeds

  • Seasons - Spring, Summer, Autumn
  • Grow Time - 3 Days
  • Seed Buy Price - 1 Data Disc / 3 Seeds
  • Seed Sell Price - 2 Gols
  • Buy/Sold At - Farm Store, Water World

Wheat

  • Buy Price - N/A
  • Sell Price - 1 Gols
  • Effect - Ingredient

Sand Leek Seeds

  • Seasons - All
  • Grow Time - 4 Days
  • Seed Buy Price - 1 Data Disc / 3 Seeds
  • Seed Sell Price -
  • Buy/Sold At - Farm Store, Water World

Sand Leek

  • Buy Price - N/A
  • Sell Price - 3 Gols
  • Effect - Ingredient

Sweet Potato Pepper Seeds

  • Seasons - Spring, Summer, Autumn
  • Grow Time - 8 Days
  • Seed Buy Price - 47 Gols
  • Seed Sell Price - 6 Gols
  • Buy/Sold At - Farm Store

Sweet Potato

  • Buy Price - N/A
  • Sell Price - 2 Gols
  • Effect - Ingredient

Chili

  • Buy Price - N/A
  • Sell Price - 2 Gols
  • Effect - Ingredient

Jute Cantaloupe Seeds

  • Seasons - Summer
  • Grow Time - 10 Days
  • Seed Buy Price -132 Gols
  • Seed Sell Price - 20 Gols
  • Buy/Sold At - Farm Store

Jute

  • Buy Price - N/A
  • Sell Price - 4 Gols
  • Effect - Ingredient

Cantaloupe

  • Buy Price - N/A
  • Sell Price - 8 Gols
  • Effect - Ingredient

Rhino Horn Seeds

  • Seasons - All Seasons
  • Grow Time - 12 Days
  • Seed Buy Price - 93 Gols
  • Seed Sell Price - 12 Gols
  • Buy/Sold At - Farm Store

Rhino Horn Cactus

  • Buy Price - N/A
  • Sell Price - 16 Gols
  • Effect - Ingredient

Mountain Rose Seeds

  • Seasons - Spring, Winter
  • Grow Time - 7 Days
  • Seed Buy Price - 66 Gols
  • Seed Sell Price - 8 Gols
  • Buy/Sold At - Farm Store

Mountain Rose

  • Buy Price - N/A
  • Sell Price - 8 Gols
  • Effect - Ingredient

Chestnut Seeds

  • Seasons - All
  • Grow Time - 20 Days, Then Regrows Every 4 Days
  • Seed Buy Price - 132 Gols
  • Seed Sell Price - 20 Gols
  • Buy/Sold At - Farm Store

Chestnut

  • Buy Price - 24 Gols
  • Sell Price - 3 Gols
  • Effect - Ingredient

Rose Willow Seeds

  • Seasons - All
  • Grow Time - 4 Days
  • Seed Buy Price - 24 Gols
  • Seed Sell Price - 3 Gols
  • Buy/Sold At - Farm Store

Rose Willow

  • Buy Price - ?
  • Sell Price - ?
  • Effect - ?

Black Saxoul Seeds

  • Seasons - All
  • Grow Time - 5 Days
  • Seed Buy Price - ?
  • Seed Sell Price - ?
  • Buy/Sold At - Farm Store (After One Small Step for Sandrockers mission)

Black Saxoul Tree

  • Buy Price - ?
  • Sell Price - ?
  • Effect - ?

Wood Squash Seeds

  • Seasons - All
  • Grow Time - 6 Days
  • Seed Buy Price - ?
  • Seed Sell Price - ?
  • Buy/Sold At - Farm Store (After Nia's first visit)

Wood Squash

  • Buy Price - ?
  • Sell Price - ?
  • Effect - ?

Straw

  • Seasons - All
  • Grow Time - N/A
  • Buy Price - 2 Gols
  • Sell Price - 1 Gols / 4 Straw
  • Buy/Sold At - Water World, Wandering Y Store, Farm Store
  • Effect - Allows planting of crops.

Fertilizer

  • Seasons - All
  • Grow Time - N/A
  • Buy Price - 24 Gols
  • Sell Price - 5 Gols
  • Buy/Sold At - Water World, Wandering Y Store, Farm Store
  • Effect - Increases crop yield.

Water

  • Seasons - All
  • Grow Time - N/A
  • Buy Price - 73 Gols / 5 Water
  • Sell Price - 4 Gols
  • Buy/Sold At - Water World
  • Effect - Keeps crops from withering and dying.

We're all done with our My Time at Sandrock Farming Guide, but there's plenty more to check out -- take a look at our other guides below!

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Developer
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Platforms
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Release Date
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