Gardening is probably the most complicated of all of the skills in The Sims 4 and takes a lot longer to explain than the rest. It’s definitely one of the most fun to master, and can reap some really awesome benefits if you stick it out.

In this guide we are going to discuss all the steps of the gardening skill, as well as an epic plant list that can help you finish your gardening collection.

Traits That Help With Gardening

If you’re really serious about making your sim a gardener, you should definitely give them the Freelance Botanist Aspiration. This aspiration focuses only on the gardening skill. This means you’ll be able to work on the aspiration while being able to buy good rewards like Green Thumb from the reward store.

As for traits, you should make sure to choose the Loves Outdoors Trait for your sim. This is a great option because your sim is going to spend all of their time outside gardening, and you want to make sure they’re having a good time.

Gardening Skill Levels

Gardening Skill Level 1

At the first level of the gardening skill, your sim will be able to plant, water, weed, and harvest plants. They will also be able to purchase starter seed packets on the computer. They can read books on gardening, however, the best way to earn the skill is through doing, not reading.

Gardening Skill Level 2

When your sim progresses to the 2nd level of the gardening skill they will now be able to research gardening on the computer. When you do this, you may get a focused moodlet which can help in gardening.

Gardening Skill Level 3

At level 3 of the gardening skill your sim can now fertilize their plants. We’ll talk more about fertilizing later, but it can be extremely helpful to creating higher quality plants.

Gardening Skill Level 4

When your sim hits Level 4 of the gardening skill they’ll unlock the ability to purchase seasonal fall and spring seed packets if you have seasons installed, these are helpful for planning your garden to have crops available all year. You’ll also be able to now talk to plants, this means your sim can gain their social need while never having to speak to sims again!

Gardening Skill Level 5

At gardening level 5 your sim will unlock the ability to take a cutting and graft to other plants. We’ll talk more about that later! You’ll also unlock winter and summer seasonal seed packs if you have seasons installed.

Gardening Skill Level 6

When your sim hits gardening level 6 you’ll be able to weed larger areas instead of just single plants. This makes taking care of your garden much quicker.

Gardening Skill Level 7

At level 7 of the gardening skill, you’ll unlock the ability to tend garden. This makes it so your sim can weed and water their entire garden with just one click. You’ll also unlock the uncommon seed packets and farmer seed packets.

Gardening Skill Level 8

When your sim reaches level 8 of gardening they’ll unlock the ability to super sell this is nice because you’ll be able to sell tons of plants at once without the need to spend time harvesting. Your sim can now pay §100 to revive a dead plant.

Gardening Skill Level 9

When you reach level 9 of the gardening skill you won’t get any new interactions for gardening, however, you’ll start gardening so much faster. You’ll find your sim weeding and watering with ease.

Gardening Skill Level 10

At level 10 of gardening, you’ll unlock rare seed packets. These are expensive at §1,000 a pack, but they can earn you a ton and may even have a cowplant berry in them if you need a friend!

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How to Plant

Planting in The Sims 4 is quite easy. Once you have a plant in your inventory you just need to drag the plant from your sim’s inventory into either a planter box or directly onto the ground. You can fit one plant per grid square if you decide to plant on the ground.

Then, you can get your sim to click on a single plant and choose plant. This will get them to plant any produce that is currently on. the ground without stopping, so it’s best to place all the plantable items before hitting plant.

Tending To Your Plants

Everyday you’ll have at least one plant to take care of, whether it be weeding, watering, or spraying for bugs. Thankfully, if you have The Sims 4: Seasons, the rain will water your plants for you and make gardening really easy.

If you don’t feel like taking care of your garden on your own, you also have the option to hire a gardener under the services options on your sim’s phone.

Spraying for Bugs

Occasionally, you’ll find a small swarm of bugs surrounding one of your plants, don’t worry! There is an easy solution. You can spray the plants for bugs and they will easily be removed.

Fertilizing Your Plants

When your sim reaches level 3 of the gardening skill you’ll be given the option to start fertilizing your plants. Using fertilizer will help you increase the quality of your plants quicker and make them less likely to die if you ignore them for a day or two.

I’ve always found that fish are the best fertilizers, especially great qualtiy fish! However, if you don’t want to build a fishing skill while also working on gardening, you can always just use some of your less valuable plants to fertilize your garden as well.

You can also use Growfruit as a fertilizer which you can find in the rare seed packets. You can’t fertilize your plants every day, there is a few days of a cool down to wait.

Evolving Your Plants

There are 5 levels of quality that your plants can have. They are normal, nice, excellent, magnificent, and perfect. To get your plant to go from one level to the other, you just need to take good care of the plants for a few days until they eventually start to sparkle.

You can click on a sparkling plant and click evolve. This will bring them from one level in quality to the next. When you evolve your plants they will be worth more money, so if you plan to. earn money from gardening, evolving them is a really important part.

Harvesting Your Plants

Your plants are going to sprout and become eligible to be harvested. If you haven’t gotten to the point of being able to super sell yet, you’ll need to harvest your plants if you want to sell them or if you want to plant more crops on your lot.

You can just click on a single plant and choose harvest and the plants will end up in your sim’s inventory. You can drag the plans onto the ground to plant them, or drag them to the sale box in the inventory to make money.

Using Beekeeping to Help Your Garden

If you have The Sims 4: Seasons, you may want to consider adding beekeeping to your household if you want to have a great garden. If you place a. beekeeping box in the middle of your garden, any plant within 5 grid squares will get a boost from the bees. This will help make your plants grow stronger and have better quality.

Grafting Your Plants

When your sim reaches level 7 of the gardening skill they’ll unlock the ability to start grafting plants together. This gives you the ability to take a piece of one plant and connect it to another to create a completely different plant. This is the only way for you to get a number of plants without cheats, so it’s an important thing to understand.

To be able to graft plants together, you need to click on the first of the two plants and choose take cutting and then click on the other plant and choose graft. The result will be one of two things, either you’ll end up with a plant that produces two types of produce or it will become an entirely different plant.

Grafting Combinations

Common Plant Grafting Combinations

  • Graft Sage on Basil to get Parsley
  • Graft a Blue Bell on a Strawberry to get a Grape
  • Graft a Pear on a Lemon to get Plantain

Rare Plant Grafting Combinations

  • Graft a Pomegranate on an Orchid for a Death Flower
  • Graft a Dragonfruit on a Snapdragon for a Cow Berry
  • Graft a Lily on a Snapdragon for an Orchid
  • Graft a Cherry on an Apple for a Pomegranate
  • Graft a Strawberry on a Snapdragon for a Dragonfruit
  • Graft a Tulip on a Chrysanthemum for Birds of Paradise
  • Graft a Rose on a Grape for Bonsai Buds

Eating Your Plants

Plants aren’t just for selling for a profit, your sims can actually eat the produce in their inventory. This is great for a nice snack, especially for vegetarian sims. Depending on the quality of the plant, you can get different length happiness moodlets from eating plants. Beware, as there are some plants that shouldn’t be eaten (like the negative ones from Outdoor Retreat).

Garden Planters

If you prefer the look of organized gardening, you may choose to have garden planters instead of just planting in the ground. If you decide to grow plants inside, you’re going to need to use a garden planter.

There are two types of garden planters that are available. Either a small, single plant circular planter, or a larger square four grid square planter. The larger planters can hold 4 smaller plants, or one large plant (i.e., a tree).

You can also use the woodworking table to craft garden planters of both sizes that look a bit more rustic than the build mode versions.

Seed Packets

Seed packets are the easiest way to get some plants into your sim’s inventory. These can be purchased either in build mode through the outdoor activities section, or through the computer under the order menu.

As you progress in the gardening skill, you’ll be able to unlock new seed packets that will have more rare items in them and will make you more money.

Types of Seed Packets

Seed PacketPriceContents
Starter Flowers§35Blue Bells, Chrysanthemum, Daisy (Seasons), Holly (Seasons)
Starter Fruits§35Apples, Grapes, Plantain
Starter Herbs§35Basil, Parsley, Sage
Starter Vegetables§35Carrot, Mushroom, Spinach, Bell Pepper (Seasons)
Farmer Flowers and Fruit§75Apple, Blue Bells, Chrysanthemum, Daisy, Grapes, Holly, Plantain, Strawberry
Farmer Veggies and Herbs§75Basil, Bell Pepper (Seasons) Carrot, Green Pea (Seasons) Mushroom, Parsley, Sage, Spinach, Taro Root (Island Living)
Uncommon Plants§250Blackberry, Bonsai Buds, Cherry, Lily, Rose, Spinach, Tomato, Avocado, Black Beans (Jungle Adventure), Christmas Rose (Seasons) Snowdrop (Seasons), Coconut, Pineapple, Taro Root
Rare Plants§1000Magic Beans, Cow Berry, Dragonfruit, Death Flower, Growfruit, Orchid, Pomegranate, Birds of Paradise
Garlic Seeds §100Garlic (Vampires)
Wolfsbane Seeds§250Wolfsbane (Vampires)
Plasma Fruit Seeds§300Plasma Fruit (Vampires)
Sixam Mosquito Trap Seeds§300Sixam Mosquito Trap Seeds (Vampires)
Catnip Herb Packet§25Catnip, Madnip, Napnip, Nuzzlenip
Seasonal Summer Plants§100Basil, Blackberry, Cherry, Lemon, Plantain, Bell Pepper, Green Bean, Begonia
Seasonal Fall Plants§100Apple, Lemon, Pear, Onion, Carrot, Green Bean, Grape, Rose, Snapdragon, Dahlia
Seasonal Winter Plants§100Lemon, Pear, Onion, Spinach, Crocus, Rose, Potato, Showdrop, Holly
Seasonal Spring Plants§100Strawberry, Lemon, Green Pea, Daisy, Carrot, Snapdragon, Crocus, Tulip
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Types of Plants in The Sims 4

This section is the largest section of this guide and is going to dig into each individual plant that is available in the game. This includes all plants from expansions, too!

In each plant’s section, we are going to have the plant’s description, their cost, and where you can find them. I’m using this resource to find the different locations for plants!

Common Plants for Gardening

Apple

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“Characterized by that distinctive snap-hiss, bites from an apple are likely to have Sims feeling full and refreshed.”

An apple is a common plant that is §3. This plant will grow in the fall if you have seasons installed and can be found in the starter fruits seed packet or around in the following areas:

  • Foundry Cove Neighbourhood of Willow Creek
  • Pendula View Neighbourhood of Willow Creek
  • Sage Estates Neighbourhood of Willow Creek
  • Inside Magnolia Blossom Park
  • Ancient Ruins in Windenburg
  • Countryside Neighbourhood of Windenburg
  • Van Haunt Estate in Windenburg
  • Twin Oracle Point Neighbourhood of Newcrest
  • Optimist’s Outlook Neighbourhood of Newcrest

Basil

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“Once known for its ability to ease pain from a scorpion-sting, this leafy herb now decorates elaborate meals.”

The basil plant is a common plant that costs §1. It will grow in the summer and fall if you have seasons installed and can be found in the starter herbs seed packet or in the following locations:

  • Inside the secret world of Sylvan Glade
  • Inside Van Haunt Estate in Windenburg
  • Twin Oracle Point Neighbourhood of Newcrest
  • Inside the Campground in Granite Falls
  • The Garden at the Hermit’s House

Blue Bells

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“A cluster of small blue blossoms.”

Blue Bells are a common plant that cost §4 each. It will grow in both the spring and summer if you have seasons installed and can be found in the starter flowers seed packet or in the following locations:

  • Foundry Cove Neighbourhood of Willow Creek
  • Pendula View Neighbourhood of Willow Creek
  • Willow Creek Commercial District
  • Inside The Secret World of Sylvan Glade
  • The Island Neighbourhood of Windenburg
  • Inside The Bluffs in Windenburg
  • Countryside Neighbourhood of Windenburg
  • Around Magnolia Promenade
  • Twin Oracle Point Neighbourhood of Newcrest

Carrot

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“A sweet orange tuber.”

The carrot is a common plant that costs §2. It will grow in the spring and fall if you have seasons installed and can be found in the starter vegetables seed packets or in the following locations:

  • In the Hermit’s Garden from Outdoor Retreat
  • At the Spice Festival

Chrysanthemum

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“A beautiful flower that can be grown in the garden.”

The Chrysanthemum is a common plant that costs §4. It will grow in the summer and fall if you have seasons installed and can be found in the starter flowers seed packet or in these locations:

  • Foundry Cove Neighbourhood of Willow Creek
  • Parched Prospect Neighbourhood of Oasis Springs
  • Bedrock Strait Neighbourhood of Oasis Springs
  • Oasis Springs Commercial District
  • Desert Bloom Park
  • Modern District of Windenburg
  • At the Romance Festival

Daisy

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“A common bright flower of yellow and white.”

The daisy is a common flower that costs §1. It will grow in the spring if you have seasons installed and can be easily found in the starter flowers seed packet or in these locations:

  • Bedrock Strait Neighbourhood of Oasis Springs
  • Acquisition Butte Neighbourhood of Oasis Springs
  • Oasis Springs Commercial District
  • Desert Bloom Park in Oasis Springs
  • Modern District of Windenburg
  • Magnolia Promenade
  • At the Romance Festival

Grapes

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“Sims love popping these in their mouth like crisp, juice chocolates.”

Grapes are a common plant that costs §7. It will only grow in the fall if you have seasons installed and can be found in the starter fruits seed packet as well as in some of the following locations:

  • At the Spice Festival

Lemon

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“A sour citrus fruit.”

The lemon plant is a common one that costs §3 and can be found in a starter fruits seed pack or in some of these locations:

  • Bedrock Strait Neighbourhood of Oasis Springs
  • Acquisition Butte Neighbourhood of Oasis Springs
  • Skyward Palms Neighbourhood of Oasis Springs
  • Oasis Springs Commercial District
  • Countryside Neighbourhood of Windenburg
  • Van Haunt Estate in Windenburg

Mushroom

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“An earthy, edible fungus.”

A mushroom is a common plant that costs only §1. It will grow in the spring and fall if you have seasons installed and can be found in the starter vegetables seed packets or in the following locations:

  • Foundry Cove Neighbourhood of Willow Creek
  • Pendula View Neighbourhood of Willow Creek
  • The Hidden Location of Sylvan Glade
  • The Hidden Location of Forgotten Grotto
  • The Island Neighbourhood of Windenburg
  • Countryside Neighbourhood of Windenburg
  • Twin Oracle Point of Newcrest
  • Midtown Meadows in Newcrest

Parsley

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“A delicate, minty herb leaf.”

Parsley is a plant that is common and costs §2. You can create parsley by grafting a basil plant with a sage plant. It will grow in the spring and summer and you can find it in a starter herbs seed packet, or in the following locations:

  • Modern District of Windenburg
  • Van Haunt Estate in Windenburg
  • At the Spice Festival
  • Purchased at the Ranger Station in Granite Falls
  • Hermit’s House Garden in Granite Falls

Plantain

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“A starchy, Banana-like fruit. Best cooked before eating!”

The plantain is a common plant that costs §2. It will grow only in the summer and can be created by grafting a pear with a lemon. You can find the plantain in a starter fruits seed packet and they are rare to find around the worlds.


Sage

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“A musky, purple herb leaf.”

Sage is a common plant that costs §2 and can be found in these locations:

  • Parched Prospect Neighbourhood of Oasis Springs
  • Bedrock Strait Neighbourhood of Oasis Springs
  • Acquisition Butte Neighbourhood of Oasis Springs
  • Oasis Springs Commercial District
  • Desert Bloom Park in Oasis Springs
  • The Hidden Location of Forgotten Grotto
  • Van Haunt Estate in Windenburg
  • National Park in Granite Falls

Snapdragon

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“A collection of small, vivid blossoms.”

The snapdragon is a common plant that costs §4. It will grow in the spring and fall and can be found in the following locations:

  • Foundry Cove Neighbourhood of Willow Creek
  • Courtyard Lane Neighbourhood of Willow Creek
  • Pendula View Neighbourhood of Willow Creek
  • Sage Estates Neighbourhood of Willow Creek
  • Willow Creek Commercial District
  • Magnolia Blossom Park in Willow Creek
  • Hidden Location of Sylvan Glade
  • The Island Neighbourhood of Windenburg
  • Twin Oracle Point of Newcrest

Spinach

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“A vitamin-rich dark green vegetable leaf.”

Spinach is a common plant that costs §1. It only grows in the winter if you have seasons installed. It can be found in the starter vegetables seed packet, or in the following locations:

  • Van Haunt Estate in Windenburg
  • At the Spice Festival

Uncommon Plants for Gardening

Cherry

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“A pair of small, red fruit with pits.”

The cherry plant is an uncommon plant that has a starting value of §3. It will grow in the summer and can be found in the following locations:

  • The Hidden Location of Sylvan Glade
  • Parched Prospect Neighbourhood of Oasis Springs
  • Acquisition Butte Neighbourhood of Oasis Springs
  • Skyward Palms Neighbourhood of Oasis Springs
  • Countryside Neighbourhood of Windenburg

Lily

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“A large, vibrant blossom.”

Lily is an uncommon plant that costs §4. It will grow in the summer if you have seasons installed and can be found in these locations:

  • The Hidden Location of Sylvan Glade
  • The Hidden Location of Forgotten Grotto
  • The Ancient Ruins in Windenburg
  • At the Romance Festival

Onion

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“A fragrant and tangy root vegetable.”

An onion is an uncommon plant that has a value of §3. The onion grows in both fall and winter and can be found in the following locations:

  • Courtyard Lane Neighbourhood in Willow Creek
  • Sage Estates in Willow Creek
  • Willow Creek Commercial District
  • Parched Prospect Neighbourhood of Oasis Springs
  • Bedrock Strait Neighbourhood of Oasis Springs
  • The Hidden Location of Forgotten Grotto
  • Inside The Ancient Ruins in Windenburg
  • Countryside Neighbourhood of Windenburg

Pear

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“A crisp and fleshy fruit with a distinctive bell shape.”

The pear is an uncommon plant that has a value of §3. Pears grow in both fall and winter and can be found in these locations:

  • Pendula View Neighbourhood of Willow Creek
  • Willow Creek Commercial District
  • Hidden Location of Sylvan Glade
  • The Island Neighbourhood in Windenburg
  • Van Haunt Estate in Windenburg

Potato

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“A starchy, delicious underground tuber. The humble potato is often misidentified as a root.”

A potato is an uncommon plant that has a cost of §2. The potato plants only grow in winter and can be found in the following locations:

  • Foundry Cove Neighbourhood in Willow Creek
  • Willow Creek Commercial District
  • Hidden Location of Forgotten Grotto
  • Van Haunt Estate in Windenburg
  • Optimist’s Outlook Neighbourhood in Newcrest
  • Myshuno Meadows Park in San Myshuno
  • Purchased at the Ranger’s Station in Granite Falls

Rose

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“A blossom of beautiful color and lovely aroma.”

Roses are an uncommon plant that cost §4. A rose will grow in the spring and fall and can be found in these places:

  • Courtyard Lane Neighbourhood in Willow Creek
  • Pendula View Neighbourhood in Willow Creek
  • Ancient Ruins in Windenburg
  • Midtown Meadows Neighbourhood in Newcrest
  • At the Romance Festival

Strawberry

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“A small, sweet fruit with a red seed covered skin.”

The strawberry plant is an uncommon plant that cost §2. This plant will only grow in the spring and can be found in the following places:

  • Foundry Cove Neighbourhood of Willow Creek
  • Courtyard Lane Neighbourhood of Willow Creek
  • Pendula View Neighbourhood of Willow Creek
  • Willow Creek Commercial District
  • Parched Prospect Neighbourhood of Oasis Springs
  • In The Bluffs in Windenburg
  • Modern District Neighbourhood of Windenburg
  • The Ancient Ruins in Windenburg
  • Twin Oracle Point Neighbourhood in Newcrest

Tomato

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“A juicy, red-skinned fruit often mistaken for a vegetable.”

A tomato plant is an uncommon plant that costs §3. It grows in the summer and can be found in these locations:

  • Bedrock Strait Neighbourhood in Oasis Springs
  • Modern District Neighbourhood of Windenburg
  • At the Spice Festival
  • Purchased at the Ranger Station in Granite Falls
  • The Garden Outside the Hermit’s House

Tulip

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“A plump bloom that grows even after picking, with delicately pointed petals around a cluster of stigma.”

A tulip is an uncommon flower that is going to cost §4. Tulips only grow in the spring and can be found in these places:

  • Acquisition Butte Neighbourhood in Oasis Springs
  • Skyward Palms Neighbourhood of Oasis Springs

Rare Plants for Gardening

Birds of Paradise

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“A flame-tipped flower, known for its avian characteristics. They might take flight during winter months”

Birds of Paradise are a rare plant that have a value of §4 and are available in spring and summer if you have seasons installed. They can be found in rare seed packets or by grafting a chrysanthemum to a tulip. They may also be around at the Romance Festival.


Blackberries

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“An aggregate fruit, known for its tangy bite and smooth aftertaste. Great for pies!”

A blackberry is a rare fruit that has an initial value of §11 and bloom in the summer if you have seasons. They can be found in some of the following locations:

  • In Desert Bloom Park in Oasis Spring
  • In Van Haunt Estate in Windenburg
  • In Magnolia Promenade
  • At the Spice Festival
  • In The Garden at the Hermit’s House

Bonsai Buds

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“A small cluster of fragrant, green berries that can grow bonsai shrubs.”

Bonsai Buds are a rare plant that have a cost of §4 and bloom all year round. They can be found in rare seed packets or by grafting a daisy to a strawberry or a grape to a rose. They also may show up at the Romance Festival.


Cowplant Berry

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“A plantable, strangely bovine fruit.”

The cowplant berry is a rare plant that is initial worth §20 and can be grown into the infamous cowplant. These bloom all year round. You can find a cowplant berry by fishing in sylvan glade, or on a mission in the rocketship. You can also graft a dragonfruit with a snapdragon to create one.


Death Flower

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“A spooky, yet elegant blossom. Roses just don’t cut it for the Grim Reaper. Try this flower to calm his qualms and get out of a deadly situation.”

The death flower is a rare plant that has a value of §1 and blooms in the winter. It can be created by grafting an orchid with a pomegranate or in a rare seed packet. These can be used to bring a sim back to life when the Grim Reaper is around or to create ambrosia to resurrect a ghost.


Dragonfruit

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“An exotic, vibrant-colored fruit.”

Dragonfruit is a rare plant that has a value of §16 and grows in the fall. These can be found in rare seed packets or can be created by grafting a strawberry to a snapdragon.


Growfruit

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“Characterized by a distinctive glow, growfruit is a tasty treat, a great fertilizer, and a superb ingredient.”

Growfruit is a rare plant that has a cost of §2 and grows all year round. This plant can be purchased from the Ranger’s Shop in Granite Falls, or found in a rare seed packet.


Orchid

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“A colorful, exotic blossom.”

An orchid is a rare plant that has a value of §5 and occurs in spring and winter if you have seasons installed. They can be found in rare seed packets, by grafting a lily with a snapdragon, or when you complete the space rock collection using your rocket science skill.

Pomegranate

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“A rare red-skinned fruit with tart, edible seeds”

The pomegranate is a rare plant that has a value of §4 that blooms in the winter if you have seasons installed. You can create a pomegranate by grafting an apple with a cherry or you can find one by fishing in Magnolia Blossom Park.


Trash Fruit

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“A foul smelling blossom inexplicably composed entirely of refuse.”

Trash fruit is a funny one, it’s a rare plant that is worth §1 and can only be obtained one way, by leaving a pile of trash outside for 24 hours!


U.F.O

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“Strange space fruit.”

The U.F.O. plant is a rare plant that has a cost of §24 and can only be found if you’re exploring space with a rocketship or in a rare seed packet. This plant blooms only in the fall.

Outdoor Retreat Plants for Gardening

Chamomile

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“A daisy-like flower commonly used to make herbal remedies.”

Chamomile is a common plant that has a cost of §2 and blooms in the summer. It can be found in granite falls national park and can be used in the herbalism skill.


Toxic Chamomile

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“Not to be confused with its non-toxic cousin, this toxic flower causes tension when eaten.”

Toxic Chamomile is a common plant that has a cost of §3 and blooms in the summer if you have The Sims 4: Seasons. It can be found in granite falls national park and if eaten your sim will be given a tense moodlet.


Elderberry

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“This royal purple berry has a sweet taste when cooked.”

Elderberry is a common plant that has an initial value of §2 and can be found in Granite Falls National Park. You can use an elderberry in herbalism and if your sim eats this berry they will get a happy moodlet.


Noxious Elderberry

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“This pale purple berry is poisonous when uncooked, and slightly less poisonous when cooked.”

The noxious elderberry is a common plant that has a cost of §2 and will be found around Granite Falls National Park. If your sim consumes a noxious elderberry they will get a sad moodlet. Can be used in herbalism.


Fireleaf

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“This plant gets its name from the dark red tint of its leaves.”

Fireleaf is an uncommon plant that you can find in Granite Falls National Park. Its initial cost is §3 and it blooms in both spring and summer and it can be used in herbalism. A sim who eats a fireleaf will get a happy moodlet.


Poison Fireleaf

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“This infamous plant causes increased itchiness the longer you’re exposed to it.”

The poison fireleaf is an uncommon plant that blooms in spring and summer with a cost of §3. You can find a poison fireleaf in Granite Falls National Park and use it in herbalism. If your sim eats one, they’ll get an angry moodlet!


Huckleberry

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“This tiny berry is commonly used in fruit cobbler and pancakes.”

The huckleberry is an uncommon plant that has an initial value of §2 and blooms in the summer and the fall. It can be found in Granite Falls National Park and eating one will give you a happy moodlet.


Muckleberry

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“If you’re looking to keep a clear head, this is not your muckleberry.”

Muckleberry is an uncommon plant that costs §2 and blooms in the summer and the fall. It can be found in Granite Falls National Park and a sim who eats it will get a dazed moodlet.


Morel Mushroom

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“This edible fungus has a honeycomb-like appearance.”

The morel mushroom is a rare plant that has an intial cost of §4. You can only find these in the Hermit’s House Garden, a hidden area of Granite Falls. You can use these in herbalism, and eating one will give your sim a happy moodlet.


False Morel Mushroom

Image of a False Morel Mushroom from The Sims 4 Outdoor Retreat for Gardening

“This slightly green mushroom can have an adverse effect on a Sim’s bladder when consumed.”

The false morel mushroom is a rare plant that that has an initial cost of §4. You can find this one in Granite Falls National Park and if a sim eats it they will get an uncomfortable moodlet. It blooms in spring and summer.

Get to Work Plants for Gardening

Fang Flower

Image of a Fang Flower from The Sims 4 Get to Work for Gardening

“This alien flower has quite the defense mechanism. It looks like it wants to bite you.”

The Fang Flower has a value of §10 and can found in the alien planet, Sixam in the trees!


Glow Orb

Image of a Glow Orb from The Sims 4 Get to Work for Gardening

“Stare into this orb indefinitely, we dare you. It’s absolutely mesmerizing, isn’t it?”

The Glow Orb is worth §20 and can only be found on Orb Stalks that are found in Sixam, the alien world!


Quill Fruit

Image of a Quill Fruit from The Sims 4 Get to Work for Gardening

“This Quill Fruit is hard to handle let alone comfortably carry in your pocket. Impressive!”

The Quill Fruit has a value of §20 and can only be found on Quill Plants found throughout Sixam, the alien world!

Seasons Plants for Gardening

Begonia

Image of a Begonia from The Sims 4 Seasons for Gardening

“Begonia flowers can mean caution, but they stand out in a garden”

The Begonia is an uncommon flower that has a starting value of §23 and is one of the most expensive plants. It blooms in the summer and fall and can be found in those seasonal seed packets.


Bell pepper

Image of a Bell Pepper from The Sims 4 Seasons for Gardening

“Perfectly ripe and sharp taste that can be eaten alone for a little spice.”

The Bell Pepper is a common plant with a starting value of §2. It blooms in just the summer, and can be found in the summer seasonal seed packet.


Christmas Rose

Image of a Christmas Rose from The Sims 4 Seasons for Gardening

“While not actually a rose, this Christmas Rose is a star-shaped flower that is gorgeous at all times.”

The Christmas Rose is an uncommon flower that blooms in the winter and has an initial value of §11. It can be found in winter seasonal seed packets.


Crocus

Image of a Crocus from The Sims 4 Seasons for Gardening

“Crocus flowers share glee and cheer through their bloom.”

The crocus flower is an uncommon flower that has an initial value of §9. It blooms in the spring and winter and can be found in both of those seasonal seed packets.


Dahlia

Image of a Dahlia from The Sims 4 Seasons for Gardening

“Dahlias have their own unique look and the blossoms revel in being different.”

The Dahlia is an uncommon flower that has a cost of §13. It can be found in some fall seed packets as it blooms in the fall, or maybe in a starter flowers if you’re lucky.


Green Bean

Image of a Green Bean from The Sims 4 Seasons for Gardening

“A perfect vegetable to eat at any time, hot or cold.”

The green bean is an uncommon plant that has a value of §7. It blooms in the summer and the fall and can be found in those two seasonal seed packs.


Green Peas

Image of a Green Peas from The Sims 4 Seasons for Gardening

“That green vegetable that all Sims learn to eat when they’re young.”

The green pea is a common plant that is worth §2. You can find a green pea in the spring seasonal seed packet and it blooms in the spring.


Holly

Image of a Holly from The Sims 4 Seasons for Gardening

“A sprig of holly leaves and berries brings a touch of Winterfest anywhere.”

Holly is a common plant that has a value of §3 and blooms in the fall and the winter. This can be found in the starter flowers seed packet and looks great as a winterfest decoration.


Money Fruit

Image of a Money Fruit from The Sims 4 Seasons for Gardening

“This “fruit” is not for eating but will bring splendors to any Sim who plants it.”

This is a rare plant that can only be purchased from the reward store. It’s worth over §1,000 and can be purchased for 5,000 satisfaction points.


Snowdrop

Image of a Snow Drop from The Sims 4 Seasons for Gardening

“Snowdrops look like a little bit of snow suspended in the air.”

The snowdrop is an uncommon plant that has a value of §4. This plant blooms in the winter and can be found in the winter seasonal seed packet, as well as in the starter flowers seed packets.

Jungle Adventure Plants for Gardening

Avocado

Image of Avocado from The Sims 4 Jungle Adventure for Gardening

“Avocados are delicious vegetables! Er… delicious fruits? Well whatever the correct classification it sure is good on toast!”

The avocado is an uncommon plant that has a cost of §8. These can be found around Selvadorada.


Black Bean

Image of Black Bean from The Sims 4 Jungle Adventure for Gardening

“Black Beans are super nutritious and good for Sims. Additionally, they are very versatile and can be used in a wide range of dishes.”

A black bean is an uncommon plant that has a cost of §4. They can be found around Selvadorada, no specific locations unfortunately.


Merry Berries

Image of Merry Berries from The Sims 4 Jungle Adventure for Gardening

“Happy little berries make for a happy little Sim. Just pop one in your mouth and try not to smile. I dare you.”

The merry berry is going to give your sim a happiness moodlet when eaten. This berry is rare and has a cost of §10. They can be found outside the Jungle Temple.


Gutsberries

Image of Gutsberries from The Sims 4 Jungle Adventure for Gardening

“These berries instill a sense of confidence in a Sim. Eat a bunch and you’ll get the guts for the most dangerous social maneuvers.”

Gutsberries are a rare plant that cost §10. You’ll find them outside the Jungle Temple and these berries will give your sims more confidence.


Vimberries

Image of Vimberries from The Sims 4 Jungle Adventure for Gardening

“These berries will get a Sim moving! Full of vim and vigor, nothing else gets you energized so quickly. And they’re delicious to boot! A win-win!”

Vimberries are a rare plant that have a cost of §10. They can be found outside the Jungle Temple and are going to make your sims feel extra energy.


Flutterberries

Image of Flutterberries from The Sims 4 Jungle Adventure for Gardening

“Be very careful around these berries. They will set your heart aflutter and can cause immediate flirtiness. Be aware of nearby Sims when consuming this fruit.”

The flutterberries are a rare plant that have a value of §10. You’ll find them outside the Jungle Temple and eating one will make your sim feel flirty.


Cereberries

Image of Cereberries from The Sims 4 Jungle Adventure for Gardening

“A quick handful of these berries will focus a Sim like a laser beam! Great for snacking during homework or when you just want to be able to concentrate.”

The cereberries are going to make your sim feel focused, they can be found outside the jungle temple. Cereberries are rare plant that have a value of §10.


Museberries

Image of Museberries from The Sims 4 Jungle Adventure for Gardening

“Writer’s block? Struggling to solidify that spark of a great idea? Fear not, because around this fruit you’re a bite away from a mouthful of inspiration”

Museberries are a rare plant that have a value of §10. They can be found outside the Jungle Temple and are good all year round. This berry will make your sim feel inspired.


Razzleberries

Image of Razzleberries from The Sims 4 Jungle Adventure for Gardening

“These yummy berries are squishy and juicy. One taste will remind Sims of their childhood and cause playful tendencies.”

Razzleberries are a rare plant that have an initial value of §10. These berries are good in all seasons and will give your sim a playful emotion. You can find them outside the jungle temple.

Vampires Plants for Gardening

Garlic

Image of a Garlic from The Sims 4 Vampires for Gardening

“An annual bulbous plant. Its bulbs can be harvested for cooking or decorating”

Garlic is an uncommon plant that costs §2. You can find some garlic plants in Forgotten Hollow and can also purchase garlic seeds with a higher vampire lore skill.


Plasma Fruit

Image of a Plasma Fruit from The Sims 4 Vampires for Gardening

“The juice in this fruit has very similar properties to plasma.”

Plasma Fruit is an uncommon plant that has a cost of §4. You can find it behind Vlad’s giant house in the Neighbourhood of Forgotten Hollow, or you can purchase plasma fruit seeds with a high enough vampire lore skill.


Sixam Mosquito Trap

Image of a Sixam Mosquito Trap from The Sims 4 Vampires for Gardening

“Non-edible and hard to find. It is rumoured these seeds are carried by the mosquitos who escape the plant’s trap.”

Sixam Mosquito Trap is an uncommon plant that has a cost of §8. It can be purchased on the computer when you have a high enough vampire lore skill.


Wolfsbane

Image of a Wolfsbane from The Sims 4 Vampires for Gardening

“This flower is nothing special in its raw form. When used as an ingredient in food and drink it will affect the nocturnally oriented.”

Wolfsbane is an uncommon plant that has a cost of §6. This can be found by increasing your Vampire Lore skill and purchasing them on the computer.

Cats and Dogs Plants for Gardening

Catnip

Image of a napnip from The Sims 4 Cats & Dogs for Gardening

“Catnip will boost your cats energy making them insanely hyper!”

Catnip is the first of four forms of catnip available in the game. It can be found around Brindleton and has an initial value of §2. This version of catnip can give your cats a boost in energy and make them be a little crazy.


Madnip

Image of a madnip from The Sims 4 Cats & Dogs for Gardening

“Madnip will make your cats enraged with pure anger!”

Madnip is the second kind of catnip available and has an initial value of §2. It can be found around Brindelton Bay and it will make your cats really mad, maybe stay away from this one.


Napnip

Image of a Napnip from The Sims 4 Cats & Dogs for Gardening

“Napnip will help calm your cat and put them to sleep.”

Napnip is the 3rd type of catnip available in the game and is worth §2. This one is going to make your cat very tired and will put them straight to sleep. You can find napnip around Brindelton Bay.


Nuzzlenip

Image of a Nuzzlenip from The Sims 4 Cats & Dogs for Gardening

“Nuzzlenip will make your cat friskier than usual.”

Nuzzlenip is the last kind of catnip available and can be found around Brindelton Bay. This one has an initial value of §3, and will make your cat feel frisky, meaning they may be more willing to breed.

Strangerville Plants for Gardening

Bizarre Fruit

Image of a Bizarre Fruit from The Sims 4 Strangerville for Gardening

“This Bizarre Fruit has an ominous glow to it. As if it contains some living spore… This thing should probably not be eaten.”

The bizarre fruit from The Sims 4: Strangerville is a rare plant that costs §1. You can find bizarre fruit in the following locations:

  • Purchased from the Curio Shop
  • From plants around the world that are mature
  • From the Mother Plant

Island Living Plants for Gardening

Coconut

Image of a Coconut from The Sims 4 Island Living for Gardening

“If you’re willing to make the effort to crack the hard husk, you’ll be rewarded with creamy fruit and juice inside.”

Coconut is uncommon and will cost you §7. You can find these in wild plants around Sulani or purchase them from local vendors.


Kava Root

Image of a Kava Rootfrom The Sims 4 Island Living for Gardening

“Found in the Sulani Islands, fresh Kava Roots are used to improve a drink best served for social events.”

Kava root is an uncommon plant that costs you §9. You can purchase these from local vendors in Sulani, or by finding them in a wild plant that is growing around Sulani.


Pineapple

Image of a Pineapple from The Sims 4 Island Living for Gardening

“You can forgive the misleading name, as if apples grew on pine trees.”

Pineapple is an uncommon plant that costs §11. You can find these by purchasing them from Sulani vendors or as a wild plant around the world.


Taro Root

Image of a Taro Root from The Sims 4 Island Living for Gardening

“Don’t eat this raw! Boil, fry, mash, or bake this starchy tuber for a slightly earthy and sweet taste.”

The taro root plant is a common plant that costs §3. This plant can be found growing around Sulani as a wild plant. It can also be purchased from some vendors in Sulani.

Final Thoughts

Gardening in The Sims 4 is one of the most complex and interesting skills and ways to make money. I really hope this article (sorry it’s so long) helps you understand the intricacies of being a gardener! If you have any questions or comments, be sure to leave them in the comments!