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Farming

"Well apart from your survivor’s and tamed creature’s abilities we’ve got a pretty intricate farming system ;)
Initially, you’ll need to do some gathering before you’re able to set up a farm. Whilst playing the game, you’re likely to pick up seeds from foliage. Save these seeds as they’ll come handy later on.

The first step to creating a farm would be to make a water irrigation system. This is done by using a pipe, crafted from stone, and transferring water to a connected spout. Once you've successfully created the hydration system, you’ll need to then work on crafting a crop plot. They come in various shapes and sizes, however the elementary one is big enough to grow one crop.

Once you've gathered the materials to place your crop box, ensure that it is placed near your spout so that it’ll actually water your plants! Then place one seed you've collected inside the crop plot.

Apart from that you’ll also need to make a compost pot which will help to create the fertilizer necessary to grow your crops, this is created with the use of thatch from trees and poop, in a compost bin! Dinosaur poop tends to be higher quality but human poop can also be used to compost into fertilizer. Later on we intend for certain specific dinos to have extra high quality fertilizer-ready poop. We love poop and all that it provides.

Add the fertilizer to crop plot with the seed and you’ll begin to see some growth. It takes a few day/night cycles for the crop to fully grow. You’ll be able to see it visually progress throughout this period.

As for what you’ll be able to grow, all of the berry seeds you pick up whilst playing the game can yield large crops. For instance, one of the common berries are known as a Narcoberry. If you get a Narcoberry seed, you plant it and it grows – it’ll turn into a Nacroberry Bush and you’ll get a handful of Nacroberries from it.

However those aren't all you can grow! You’ll also be able to grow different crops which won’t yield the typical berries, but instead special fruit/veggies which you’ll be able to use as a source for food and hydration! But wait, there’s even more – these fruits and veg have even more uses! You’ll be able to use them in special recipes in a cooking pot to make soups as well as medicines and buffing tonics!"

Source: Wildcard Jax, Ark Digest, May 13th 2015

http://steamcommunity.com/games/346110/announcements/detail/249166664591403343

Small Crop Pot

Needs:

  • 20 Wood
  • 10 Thatch
  • 15 Fiber
  • 25 Stone

Holds:

  • 1 Seed
  • 200 Water
  • 10 Items
  • 30 Weight
Seed Needed Ingame Days Needed Fertilizer
Amarberry Seeds 2 3
Azulberry Seeds 2 3
Narcoberry Seeds 3 5
Stimberry Seeds 1 2
Tintoberry Seeds 2 3

Medium Crop Pot

Needs: (2 times the Small Crop Pot)

  • 40 Wood
  • 20 Thatch
  • 30 Fiber
  • 50 Stone

Holds:

  • 1 Seeds
  • 400 Water

Large Crop Pot

Needs: (2 times the Medium Crop Pot)

  • 80 Wood
  • 40 Thatch
  • 60 Fiber
  • 100 Stone

Holds:

  • 1 Seeds
  • 600 Water

Video Tutorial

Dino Bytes- Fertilizer & Farming03:27

Dino Bytes- Fertilizer & Farming

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