Noob question about planters


#1

Really enjoying testlive. I can’t get planters to work in private/coop.

Built crude planter, put in compost heap, put in 5 aloe seeds. No progress bar appears in crafting boxes at bottom.

Built decorative aloe planters with aloe seeds and stone. Works fine - obviously non-harvestable.

Any advice here?


#2

I’m gonna ask something, it may seem stupid and obvious - but it’s something that I did at first without realizing it:

Did you just put the compost heap you made into the planter? The compost heap is a separate placeable that you use to make compost (basic compost is plant fiber/bonedust/putrid meat) which you then put into the planter with the seeds.


#3

I have same trouble. You need a compost heap to make compost. That placeable is missing, at least in my game. Think is a bug but i didn’t hear that it happens to anyone else till I read your post.


#4

That is correct I placed the compost heap I made in the planter.
So I need to place the compost heap (made from wood) in a separate location, toss in plantfiber, bonedust, putrid meat in the compost heap, THEN obtain the compost, then place that compost into the planter!

GOT IT! I will try that. Thank you so much for your help drukuku


#5

Also if you’re finding bones to be rather rare, try putting Chitin from Scorpions in a grinder, I just found out like 2 minutes ago that this works to make bonemeal as well. Had a ton of it laying around compared to bones.


#6

I did the exact same thing. I sat there for about 30 min watching my planter wondering why my aloe wasn’t growing (with about 3 separate compost heaps placed in my planters) before it dawned on me.


#7

Also works if you have the Derketo alter, and put in insects to transmute into the compost there. That’s what I did and had no issues growing things.


#8

You guys are awesome thanks for all of the help.


#9

Sorry guys, I need help. I’m unable to make compost heap (placeable). Where must I search it? On inventory? On Artisan worktable? I can’t see the recipe :frowning:

Ty in advance.


#10

Greetings All,
What do you put the items in exactly?
Is it a separate,new planter.
You say place the Compost heap,

I put all 3items in the planter and nothing.
Thank You


#11

Ok got it figured out.


#12

Compost heap recipe should be in your inventory. It looks like a pile of compost, not like the placeable.


#13

Thanks for the answer Tika! It has been very useful.

Revising that video i have seen my mistake. https://www.twitch.tv/videos/234416989?t=00h56m26s

I did’nt see that compost heap is the placeable! I was looking for a box or something!

Thanks again!