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[OPEN] Gardening Plants don’t need water or weeding in games

by Sorceress2696
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Gardening bug

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Product: The Sims 4
Platform:PC
Which language are you playing the game in? English
How often does the bug occur? Every time (100%)
What expansions, game packs, and stuff packs do you have installed? All of them
Steps: How can we find the bug ourselves? All plants say they don't need water or weeding....ever. which means I can't improve their quality. I can sell the produce however.
What happens when the bug occurs? Can't water or weed plants. Game tells me that they don't need watering or weeding. Which means they stay the same all the time. The only change they make is they do grow the fruit, veg or flowers but I can't increase their quality or evolve them because they apparently never need any tending.
What do you expect to see? To be able to water and weed and therefore evolve my plants.
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. This began after the patch before seasons and was not resolved in the most recent patch.

I tried taking a photo but it was too large. When I hover over the option to weed or water, it says the plant doesn't need weeding/watering, this happens with every plant and I have been through 3 seasons. I have repaired the game many times and this has not helped, the problem still occurs with all families and lots.

 

I tried starting a new save and the problem still exists.

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Re: Gardening bug

Hero

Hi @xJAMIEo

 

merged your post with existing thread.

 

There's also this thread you might wanna click me too on: https://answers.ea.com/t5/Bug-Reports/OPEN-Quality-of-plants-not-very-slowly-progressing-No-evolve/m...

Happy Gaming
Crin


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Re: [TO TEST] Spliced plants don't show plant

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This is happening to me too.  No option to water the plants, and when I 1st loaded the game after the Seasons update, I noticed all the plants were dripping from having been watered: it stopped after a minute or so.  Yet I have not had to water any plant for a few days now unless it is newly planted from seed.  The mounds of dirt veggies/fruit and trees are in does not fade to a lighter color when they need water (nothing has turned brown or withered since seasons), they all appear to be fully watered.  I am getting weeds and bugs though...but again, only option is to tend garden to clear that...no water option or weeding option.

 

Another issue I noticed, is that the crop does not decay over time. This garden has not been harvested in days, and you can see how plump the veggies look (same with fruit trees).  Before the Seasons update, the visual plumpness would get less and less if not harvested relatively quickly: same with the flowers, the blooms would vanish over time if not harvested...they don't do that anymore and stay in a constant state of full bloom unless harvested.

 

Also, the sim does not have to be near the plants for them to evolve..clicking on evolve makes them evolve immediately with no sim near the plants. 

 

 

Tested this, the sim went up to the plant to weed it (was not at a distance), but no animation of pulling the weeds. will keep testing this

 

 

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Re: [TO TEST] Spliced plants don't show plant

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@Nuke615

I thought the evolve thing was on purpose, but I never really touched gardening before the new patch. Did they go up to the plants before? Maybe it's by design and they just make you click on them now with the new patch, but with so many bugs with plants, it's hard to tell

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Re: [TO TEST] Spliced plants don't show plant

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I was thinking that too funky, but now I am not too sure. And yes, they went up to the plants before the plant would evolve before the last update

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Re: [TO TEST] Spliced plants don't show plant

Hero

@Nuke615 moved your post over to the correct thread.

Happy Gaming
Crin


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Re: Harvesting plants on a retail lot

Hero

HI @grubbysims

 

it seems a general issue. It's very slow now.

 

I merged your post with current bug report on the issue.

Happy Gaming
Crin


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Re: [TO TEST] Spliced plants don't show plant

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The immediate evolving is by design in order to make gardening easier and was also introduced with the pre-seasons patch. If I'm not mistaken they also mentioned that in the livestream they did prior to seasons. 

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Re: [TO TEST] Spliced plants don't show plant

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Was just hard to tell.  Wink  But I like how it speeds things up.

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Re: [TO TEST] Spliced plants don't show plant

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@Nuke615 Don't worry about it. Standard smile I constantly get confused if things are by design or not. It does make gardening a lot easier! :D 

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