Sorry i'm lost farming


#1

Hello, i’ french and i don’t understand how use farming . i use all seed+ compost (with wood) but not working?

Thank a lot
good day


#2

I had the same problem. Compost heap is a placeable. Put it in your menú and place it on your base. It’s a kind of wood box. On that box, mix plant fiber, bonemeal and putrid meat to obtain compost. Put compost with seeds on the crude planter.


#3

This will help you guys:


#4

Many have misunderstood this. You first make compost (plant fiber + putrid meat + bone meal) in the compost heap (which is made with wood).
Then put the compost and the seeds in a planter.


#5

Thats a great video. Horse is a national treasure. But many people did’n associate compost heap with a placeable an directly puts it on the crude planter. That was my problem and Venius62 one, I think.


#6

thank a lot i can’t crea


#7

I did the same thing.:rage:


#8

thank a lot ca marche super


#9

Took me a moment to realize what was happening as well.

My biggest gripe with farming is that it’s currently pointless. Planting seeds never yeild seeds so it’s not self sustaining. I get that they want us to keep going back out there but if I’m headed out to get seeds, I’ll have gotten a limitless supply of the plant I’m interested in along the way, thus negating the need for seeds.

Perhaps they could allow for diminishing returns on seeds. First planting yeilds 5 seeds, then 3 then 1 or something like that. Make it worthwhile to do all the babysitting of compost and harvesting. Otherwise it’s a reasonable system :slight_smile:


#10

My thoughts as well. You wonder if the Devs use to or currently moonlighting for Monsanto. I am no farmer but I even know that a great portion of real farming is reseeding. Gathering seed for the next harvest is as much important as the food itself.
In Exiles Single player mode, I ignore farming, and use the little feat points else where. It is more efficient to fetch the plants, far less hassle than grow them.


#11

Maybe one thing which is missing is the seedmaker like the one in stardew valley. I know, completely else genre, but still.

The devs might want to make that “hard” to craft, as it’s probably some lategame-ish high quality station, probably using those maproom-stones as one of the ingredients. Maybe some silver+gold or directly this alchemy base as well. Plus eighter shaped or isolated wood?

It would be about putting plants/berries inside (10/50), letting that station very slowly convert those into seeds (3/15). Yes. They would allow to endlessly sustain themselves, but the fertilizer always has to be farmed again. Also it would have to take a while.
OR
10 plants/berries grant 1 seed (making it a loss or only to conserve/save room) and the devs could add another thrall to be used in these stations.
t1 +0% produce, -25% duration (loss!)
t2 +100% produce, -25% duration (equal)
t3 +100% produce, -50% duration (equal)
t4 +200% produce, -50% duration (gain!)


#12

I’ve managed 700+ hrs and not needed to plant anything. I will plant stuff once the game releases, but probably only for cosmetics.


#13