I’ve been having the same problem. I started with just Cats & Dogs. I could que up to fertilize seven plants with the same thing, birds of paradise flowers. It would take seven flowers from my inventory and fertilize all seven plants.
Then a few months later I installed the Vampires, Get to Work, Dine Out, and Cool Kitchen Stuff packs. The result was now only one flower was removed from my sim’s inventory and all the plants would get fertilized.
And then there was last month when I installed City Life, Get Famous, Seasons, Jungle Adventure, and Spooky Stuff. Now, if I que up seven, only one item gets taken from my inventory and that first plant is the only one that is actually fertilized. The sim carries out the motions of fertilizing the other plants and the game reads that the other plants have been fertilized, even though they haven’t.
I have tried many different flowers, fruits, and fish without any difference. If I use two different items, the first plant is always fertilized and it’s hit/miss on the second. If I use three, first is good and it’s hit/miss on the other two. I’ve even tried seven different items. The first plant is always fertilized and roulette on the others. Everytime, the ones not actually fertilized, the option to fertilize is no longer available. If I want every plant to get fertilized properly I have fertilize one, wait till the entire action follows through and drops off, and then do the next one. An entire month of testing to figure out why my plants weren’t evolving and half of them just a thread away from perfect. It’s made me want to scream. XD
Oh btw, platform: Xbox
I've had the same or a similar issue. If I fertilize several plants, only the first gets fertilized. My sim also acts like it gets reset for a moment, which cancels the sim's other actions. I've also noticed that if I fertilize a plant with, let's say a strawberry, the sim fertilizes the plant, but the strawberry doesn't disappear from the inventory. This issue applies to all produce, including even garlic, dragon fruit, and more.
Do you know if there is a fix to this yet? I would love some help! <3
If your sim gets reset, you are running into a different, much more nefarious issue, that deletes harvestable ingredients with any quality above Normal. See this issue for details. To work around it, you have to move all affected stacks of ingredients between your sim and a container and back, or vice versa, before fertilizing, saving the game, or leaving your lot.
Product: The Sims 4
Which language are you playing the game in? English
How often does the bug occur? Every time (100%)
What is your current game version number? 18.104.22.1680
What expansions, game packs, and stuff packs do you have installed? Sims 4 Deluxe version with Get to Work and Island Living
Steps: How can we find the bug ourselves? Pause game then queue 'fertilize' of multiple plants (above normal quality?) with excellent quality Dragonfruit then un-pause game to execute the queue... (I have not tested with other grades or other fertilizers) (please notice that handling of queue seem to execute more items if added on the fly rather than in pause mode) Also The Sims 4 camera does not record the menu that opens so I can not record the bug using the built in in-game camera..
What happens when the bug occurs? The Sim appear to spread fertilizer on all plants but only the first plant in queue reports as having been fertilized ( fertilize option greyed out) all the other plants in queue appear to have not been fertilized as they keep the option to fertilize after the Sim have spread the fertilizer (in this case Dragonfruit of excellent quality).....
What do you expect to see? That all the plants in queue reports as having been fertilized (Gets to have the fertilize option greyed out)
Have you installed any customization with the game, e.g. Custom Content or Mods? Never used.
Did this issue appear after a specific patch or change you made to your system? Yes
Please describe the patch or change you made. (platform PC)(game version 'Update: 12/12/2019 - PC: 22.214.171.1240')
After updating the game (platform PC)(game version 'Update: 12/12/2019 - PC: 126.96.36.1990') then when fertilizing my plants above normal quality (haven't tried normal quality) then when *using pause mode* queuing fertilize of multiple plants then when un-pause then though the Sim appear to spread fertilizer on all plants then only the first plant in queue reports as having been fertilized ( fertilize option greyed out) all the other plants in queue appear to have not been fertilized as they keep the option to fertilize after the Sim have spread the fertilizer (in this case Dragonfruit of excellent quality).....
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@DanishLighthouseSorry but reading your full post, I think you might actually have this older issue: https://answers.ea.com/t5/Bug-Reports/NEEDS-INPUT-Fertilize-several-plants-with-the-same-item-doesn-... ?
I'm a bit tired so it might be different though.
You are right that it appear to be 'same issue' , only that is an old report and *I didn't have the issue earlier today before updating the game to newest update' .
Also - as far as I could see - I might have missed something - I am a bit tired too - then it appears as if the person does not report the use of pause game as I did and also I do not know if quality of involved fertilizer matters.
The other persons report and mine is sort of complementary to each other I think ...
But I will leave it for you to decide how to handle it - I only care about getting the bug fixed since it makes fertilization a pain in the butt if one has to fertilize each plant one at a time.. as the other person states then it appears as if the game must have 'taken' fertilizer to the first plant in order for player to successfully get executed next order of fertilization !
(e.g. if setting queue in un-pause mode (running live) then if I order plant two before Sim reach plant one but do not order plant three until the Sim is *already* handling plant one then both plant number one and three will actually be fertilized though plant two will show the animation of Sim fertilizing but not actually getting fertilized...