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Wild plants not growing AT ALL since installing cottage living

by dolan1000
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Wild plants not growing AT ALL since installing cottage living

★★ Novice

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 is your current game version number? 1.77.131.1030
What expansions, game packs, and stuff packs do you have installed? Cats and dogs, cottage living, discover university, eco lifestyle, seasons, snowy escape
Steps: How can we find the bug ourselves? Find wild plants
What happens when the bug occurs? No wild plants are growing at all even after weeks in the game. Watering does nothing.
What do you expect to see? Wild plants should grow after a day or two in game
Have you installed any customization with the game, e.g. Custom Content or Mods? Yes
Did this issue appear after a specific patch or change you made to your system? Yes
Please describe the patch or change you made. Uninstalling mods does not help.

Since I downloaded Cottage Living, no plants growing off my sims home lot will grow. I cannot harvest any wild plants, including all of the important ones key to finishing errands within the pack (mushrooms, blueberries, etc.).

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★ Apprentice

Happens in my game too. New family, new lot on an old save with no mods. I have all packs.

When I first moved in, Wild Raspberry in Old New Henford was grown, but had no fruit. It reverted to dirt pile the next day and never grows back. Wild Bluberry is fine and producing fruit daily.

In addition, normal crops on my lot planted into new crop patches randomly revert to dirt piles after harvest too. In Bramble Woods there was a Chocobery bush and a bluberry bush with a single berry each. Reverted to dirt after harvest and nothing else grows at all.

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Hero

@dolan1000 Is this for the neighborhoods your Sim lives at or other neighbor hoods ?  Is this for Henford only or generally ?

 

There's actually several thread for all worlds so I'm not sure if it works different for CoL

 

https://answers.ea.com/t5/Bug-Reports/Wild-plants-and-trees-not-maturing-or-producing-harvestables/m...

https://answers.ea.com/t5/Bug-Reports/NEEDS-INPUT-IL-Wild-plants-not-growing-in-Sulani/td-p/8018797

 

@Xarienne For dirt piles please use this thread and send your save to EA: https://answers.ea.com/t5/Bug-Reports/Plants-reverting-to-dirt-pile-after-fertilizing-Patch-1-76-81/...

Happy Gaming
Crin

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★ Apprentice

My sim lives in Henford. Plants do not grow in all neigbourhoods.

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Hero
@Xarienne and you don't have the issue in other worlds ?

Which neighborhood does your Sim live in ?

Happy Gaming
Crin

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★★★★★ Novice
@Xarienne Hello !
If you started your game in spring, neither blueberries nor raspberry are spring plants. They are summer and autumn ones, so you have to wait for the right season for them to grow and give fruits. All wild plants do that : first they grow whatever the season but without giving fruits, and then next day they withers if it's not the right season.
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★ Apprentice

It's Summer. I played with another household in that save before. It's my vanilla save that has never been loaded with any mods. 

Besides, raspberry bush was there when I first moved into the lot in New Old Henford, it just didn't have any berries. Next day I looked hoping that berries would grow, and the plant was a dirt pile. My peppers and beans on my own lot have reverted to dirt straight after the first harvest. The only plant that stays and works is blueberry - both on lot and off lot. Haven't managed to harvest any oversized crops yet.

 

In any case, my must have mods have been updated, so I am not going to test without mods anymore. Modded game works just fine. Good luck to vanilla players.

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★★ Guide

I'm in New Old Henford and there are a few mature wild plants around (in Fall) but they're not producing harvestables like they should be. Out of maybe half a dozen mature plants I've located, only one of them gives me harvestables at any given time. The ones on my lot are working fine other than the occasional 7am reset if I don't harvest them first. The season hasn't changed yet, so I don't know whether they'd be growing when an out-of-season plant becomes an in-season one.

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★★★★★ Apprentice

Same on Xbox series S. I've had this on and off for ages even before installing Seasons with other worlds having dirt clumps instead of wild plants and taking weeks to sprout but after a while they do grow usually. It started since Eco living pack was made available, (which I don't have).

It's much worse with cottage living though, these wild plants won't sprout at all in The Bramblewood, Old New Henford and Finchwick. I can find one blueberry bush near the ruins with one single blueberry occasionally. I can't complete the errands for the Creature Keeper to collect wild mushrooms as there aren't any, but mushrooms are growing from seeds on my farm.

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★★★★ Apprentice

This is happening to me too since either installing Cottage Living or the big July patch. (I was out of town without my computer for a week-and-a-half, so the update and pack install happened at the same time.)

 

I'm not playing with any mods (took them out before updating the game) and have so far only played in the Finchwick neighbourhood of Henford-on-Bagley.

 

What seems to be happening is that the neighbourhood plants reset every time I leave my Sims' home lot. (This includes taking her to CAS, exiting to the wold view, and even visiting the pub in her home neighbourhood. It does not happen when she travels to her non-active job.)

 

They do grow if I keep her on the home lot for a few days at a time, but that gets boring fast and I haven't played that way long enough to see if they'll produce any fruit.

 

ETA - the plants in her home garden are growing and producing normally.

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