Gardening in The Sims 4 (Updated for Seasons)

Gardening in The Sims 4 (Updated for Seasons)

I’ve updated and improved my Sims 4 Gardening Guide for 2020. This guide features everything a new player needs to know about one of the Sims 4’s deepest skills. It should be useful in some way to both beginners and veterans to the Sims.

Gardening has an extensive plant list, fertilizing, and evolution that may be difficult for new players to understand. This guide explains how everything works and provides helpful tips to making the most of all these features.

We go over how to finish the plant collection, make a greenhouse, and make a massive garden that flourishes whether the player owns The Sims 4 Seasons or not.

This is to replace my original gardening skill video, which was a bit out of date due to recent changes and was not up to the standard of quality I’m attempting to set for my guide videos. Let me know how it turned out, and if you see improvement in my work. It definitely helps me get better. I hope it was helpful to any newbies out there.

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  1. Flyfishization Jones on October 7, 2022 at 7:34 pm

    It’s strange how similar 3 and 4 are. It’s been so long since I played 4 that I can’t remember which is which. I’m back into it though and as usual, Carl has the best tutorials on the internet. I’ve been using his charts and tutorials since Sims 2. Cheers, Carl. Thanks for the years of dedication and hard work.

  2. gzapray720 on October 7, 2022 at 7:42 pm

    Huh. Never thought that Focused mood can BOOST Gardening skill. Thanks a lot.

  3. ghostie on October 7, 2022 at 7:42 pm

    A person I know says that its pointless and boring to do gardening in the Sims 4 I decided to prove them wrong just for fun but ended up making one of my favorite Sim saves, I usually randomize what the sim looks like and touch up some of the weird details because I’m not good at CAS my sim was physically bigger so I took the challenge of trying to let my sim lose weight, sim now is the "average" size, now has a gardening hobby, still watches their weight, and has a good garden 🙂

  4. ScriptorMalum on October 7, 2022 at 7:45 pm

    Getting eaten doesn’t kill the sim anymore?? 😥

  5. Teddy Guillot on October 7, 2022 at 7:45 pm

    Question: Can the sprinkler OVER water? Or can I just leave my army of sprinklers going 24/7?

  6. Abigayle Allen on October 7, 2022 at 7:46 pm

    How do you set your seasons to four weeks?

  7. Diane Fink on October 7, 2022 at 7:47 pm


  8. Aru Miyura on October 7, 2022 at 7:49 pm

    Being a spell caster with herbio and copypasta is the best gardener. Kill plants via take cutting anf revive with herbio. With that evolution is 100% after revival and repeat till perfect quality. Then copypasta the plant. Just move it via build mode.

  9. Freelancer Florida on October 7, 2022 at 7:49 pm

    Man the more I dive into Sims 4 the more I realize that EA really wanted to cash grab this one, putting 1/4th the content into Sims 4 DLC’s as they put in Sims 3, case in point the paranormal sims were in more or less one or two DLC packs whereas in Sims 4 it’s in like 5 different packs and they’re dumbed down versions of the Sims 3 counterparts.

    Real shame especially when you consider not on sale they’re trying to fleece some 5-600 dollars out of people for the full game, that in all honesty they probably made most of the DLC content base game and then the EA overlords said "Now take core game mechanics out of base game and make DLC’s out of them so they’re forced to pay 600% markup for a full game, that’ll teach them not to buy our call of duty 69 or Madden 500billion"

  10. Bucket Bob on October 7, 2022 at 7:50 pm

    Thanks for this gardening is one of my favorite things on the sims

  11. Kim Rimmel on October 7, 2022 at 7:50 pm

    Currently playing gardeners and the bundled grafting glitch is unfortunately still there </3

  12. Leto85 on October 7, 2022 at 7:51 pm

    Plants can grow vertical indoors now. Is this only a space saving option, or is the quality better than the normal indoor plants?

  13. KyaRocks AUTTP ATHDTC ATSPL on October 7, 2022 at 7:54 pm

    My Sims are gardening in the sims freeplay.

  14. RudyWitDaUzi on October 7, 2022 at 7:56 pm


  15. Aedollon on October 7, 2022 at 7:56 pm

    On the topic of plant threats at 8:00, aren’t heat waves in the summer harmful in any way?

  16. catdust on October 7, 2022 at 7:58 pm

    in the werewolves gamepack i came across information about a possible mobile cowplant, there’s only three things i can think of that might make it happen.

  17. Ryan S on October 7, 2022 at 7:59 pm

    (Regular Sims 4 game on Xbox One): I’m level 10 Gardening and have killed all 15 of my plants. They also never produced fruit even after 1 full week after planting. Even though I’ve literally done nothing but tend to them, water them, and fertilize them for the past 2 hours of my life (2 weeks, Sims time). Plz someone help me

  18. xDCMTx on October 7, 2022 at 7:59 pm

    It’s almost 2022 and they’ve still never fixed the grafting bug. Just a heads up from the future.

  19. Ray Izard on October 7, 2022 at 8:00 pm

    If you purposely or accidentally plant under an upper floor overhang the game will count it as sheltered, allowing you to grow in the ground year round

  20. Joshua Parris on October 7, 2022 at 8:04 pm

    This is all well and good but… Where can I find the UFO fruit plant???
    I tried to find it in Sixam but I cannot find it anywhere.

  21. Katherine Moller on October 7, 2022 at 8:04 pm

    You didn’t put in the money tree or the tree stump that needs the magic beans for you to become a plant sim

  22. Desiderio Gee on October 7, 2022 at 8:05 pm

    What Is The Fertilizer Cheat?

  23. BlueHeavenly Lennard on October 7, 2022 at 8:05 pm

    I’m not new to the sims, but I am pretty new to sims 4, so I am very grateful for this tutorial, especially since the Cottage expansion came out.

  24. Aru Miyura on October 7, 2022 at 8:09 pm

    grafting made money tree become a money forest.

  25. Mr Nobody on October 7, 2022 at 8:09 pm

    I’ve found Growfruit (not anymore) then fish are the best fertilizers.

  26. Ken Pharaoh on October 7, 2022 at 8:10 pm

    I only watched this hoping to see if there was a way to fertilize all plants. Ugh. Y wouldn’t EA add this option.

  27. studying turtle on October 7, 2022 at 8:10 pm

    What is the city on video?

  28. 4D eiei on October 7, 2022 at 8:10 pm

    Your vids are the best guide👍🏻👍🏻.

  29. Live tracking video Network on October 7, 2022 at 8:11 pm

    You did a very good job explaining thank you for making this video now I know all the skills that I need to do

  30. Amy Hudd on October 7, 2022 at 8:12 pm

    For the greenhouse just remove the floor of the room and plant straight into the ground

  31. PixelLuna on October 7, 2022 at 8:14 pm

    Any tips on how to harvest the plants from different locations? I mean, sometimes I find a plant that I don’t have yet and they are not ready to harvest.. I don’t know when is the right time to travel to get new plants

  32. Mr Nobody on October 7, 2022 at 8:15 pm

    If your plants aren’t flourishing when the seasons change, they need to be polinated by the bees.

  33. Ladybug Cactus on October 7, 2022 at 8:15 pm

    for those like me who are doing the 100 baby challenge you want to have a garen!! the money it makes is insane and if you are smart about placement super sell makes less time and inst cash

  34. AllisonNMiles on October 7, 2022 at 8:16 pm

    I use farming to make most of my beginner money before I get a job. You make more per day on harvesting

  35. Aneesah Ajam on October 7, 2022 at 8:17 pm

    I will get a gardening skill but not make a cow plant

  36. SacredFig on October 7, 2022 at 8:17 pm

    Is the cowplant based on audrey2

  37. Darkcrusader77 on October 7, 2022 at 8:17 pm

    Is this updated for today? Like it’s 2022 now

  38. Koito on October 7, 2022 at 8:18 pm

    Honestly I was struggling with gardening thank you for giving me hella tips that I had no idea about. I would garden everyday and then for some reason my plants would become a pile of dirt… it pissed me off

  39. Daysha Thurman on October 7, 2022 at 8:19 pm

    But how can you get the plants to a higher quality?

  40. Sane Inthemembrane on October 7, 2022 at 8:23 pm

    where do you get the death plant and in which season please

  41. Ispeek Random on October 7, 2022 at 8:23 pm

    I don’t know if it’ll ever be patched out but if you pause your game and tell your sim to fertilize with the same item over and over it’ll only use one item on all the plants
    I’m also pretty sure you can delete the floor in your greenhouse so you don’t have to buy planter boxes. It can be kinda hard to get it right with either the plants telling you they can’t be planted indoors or them being put in the household inventory if you make the room around them

  42. Mitchell_Mations on October 7, 2022 at 8:24 pm

    Cow plant reminds me of Audrey ll

  43. ExXSqueeZME Sir on October 7, 2022 at 8:25 pm

    I’m on Xbox and I can’t get any potatoes-or lemons. Any tips I’m missing?

  44. Cricket Keeling on October 7, 2022 at 8:26 pm

    Is there a reason why my plants would start misting green gas, when I can’t dispose of them like other dead plants?

  45. Joanne Chisena on October 7, 2022 at 8:27 pm

    FYI, in the greenhouse, you can delete the floor and plant the garden just like you would outdoors. No need for the planting pots. Save some money. I just had an idea, which would yield more annually, sheltered or outdoors. It might break even given outdoors is only 2 seasons of the year, whereas sheltered yields all year long. Maybe do an experiment and let us know.

  46. Anarha on October 7, 2022 at 8:28 pm

    I have six Sims. Five of them have a job, and only one of them working from home by selling plants. I swear, she’s the one making some real bank everyday by super selling the rare fruits making the family filthy rich 💀💀

    I wonder if I should make all of them quit their job.. but most of them almost reach the top of the carrer so idk anymore.. 😂

  47. Ray Izard on October 7, 2022 at 8:28 pm

    Graft anything to Sage and you can harvest it year round

  48. Noona Lisa on October 7, 2022 at 8:29 pm

    cant even take a cutting once, or the plant dies. just after the first cutting

  49. Yuri on October 7, 2022 at 8:31 pm

    Which world/town is he using in the video?

  50. Reflex_Buster 1 on October 7, 2022 at 8:31 pm

    Watch that cow plant it will kill your sim if you try to eat the cake

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