Animal Crossing: New Horizons allowed players to grow pumpkins with the September 2020 update, but farming mechanics stayed a little limited until the release of the big 2.0 update, which introduced new crops and vegetables to grow that can be used for cooking all sorts of meals.
Here’s how to get started on your farming endeavors in Animal Crossing: New Horizons 2.0 and why you should grow vegetables.
How to Grow Vegetables in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
If you already have grown pumpkins before, you already have a good idea of how to grow vegetables in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.
Before you can start farming, you will need to get Crop Starts. The new starts – wheat, tomato, potato, sugarcane, and carrot – can be bought from Leif, both on your island or by his new shop of Harv’s Island. The shop, however, has to be built by making a donation of 100,000 Bells and waiting for a day to pass. Crop Starts can also be found on the mysterious islands that can be reached with the Kapp’n Boat Tours, although this method isn’t particularly reliable.
Once you have obtained Crop Starts, it is time to plant them. Use a shovel to dig a hole, then pick the Start or the vegetable you want and choose Plant 1. After this is done, you will have to wait for four days for the crops to grow. Make sure to water them to get a maximum of three vegetables per plant.
After the four days have passed, you are ready to harvest your crop and receive the fruits of your hard work. All harvested plants will revert to their day two status, so you will only have to wait three days to harvest them again.
Why Grow Vegetables in Animal Crossing: New Horizons?
Vegetables in Animal Crossing: New Horizons can be used as ingredients to cook food that restores stamina or as a decoration for your home or for your garden, as you can decide to simply not harvest your plants and turn the vegetables into some very eco-friendly, and colorful, decorations!