Farthest Frontier is a village survival simulation where you need to harvest raw materials, hunt, fish, and farm to survive. While the game offers various mechanics and features to help players enjoy the game, the crop rotation system is a complex one. You need to be fully aware of the crop rotation system to farm in the game. The guide below discusses the Farthest Frontier Best Seeds and how you can farm them.
Just like villagers, the crops are also exposed to summer heat waves, low temperatures in winter, and other diseases. Although villagers in the game are hunting for meat or planting fruit trees, you need to do some real farming to make your city thrive. This farming will give more options to provide food to villagers. In this complex system, keeping the soil fertile is one of the major challenges that you will face.
What Are The Best Seeds In Farthest Frontier?
You must wonder what seeds you should plant on your first farm, do not worry, as we have got you covered. You should plant Turnips seed on your farm first, as these are the best seeds to plant on your farm before any other seed. Moreover, the following list ranks the seeds in Farthest Frontier from best to worst.
- Turnips take a short time to grow, which means you can harvest them multiple times in a year. Moreover, it has good resistance to heat, frost, and disease. Although Turnips may not sound exciting, it is a dependable crop with some extraordinary features that you can plant first.
- Beans do not offer a huge yield, but they can last longer in storage. Moreover, beans help a lot in increasing soil fertility.
- Peas are frost tolerant but cannot resist heat, so avoid planting them in summer. Peas are also a great crop that helps in increasing soil fertility.
- Buckwheat is a good alternative for wheat, as it is used for grain production. If you need grain, you can plant buckwheat instead of wheat which is a complex crop. Buckwheat takes a short time to grow and can also thrive in higher temperatures. Another good thing about buckwheat is that it helps a lot in suppressing weeds in the soil.
- Carrots have good resistance to frost and do not need much fertile soil. They have the ability to survive for a longer time in storage but cannot grow on rocky fields.
- Flax is not an exciting option or the one you rush into while making the decision. However, it helps in linen production, so you will need to plant Flax when you decide to open the tailor shop. A drawback of Flax is that it reduces the fertility of the soil.
- Clover is not for eating or selling; instead, it is good for increasing soil fertility which will eventually prove helpful to growing other crops. You need to make sure to place clover in the rotation on your fields.
- Leeks have an extremely long growth period but are heat and frost-resistant. You can grow them in any season of the year because of their ability to survive any temperature. Unfortunately, you cannot place them in storage for a longer time.
- Cabbage is also heat-tolerant but is hard to grow unless the soil is fertile. Like leeks, cabbage also cannot survive in storage for a longer time.
- Rye does well in heat and frost; it does not need much fertile soil. You need to remember that Rye will have a much lesser yield when compared to the yield of wheat.
- Wheat is ranked as the absolute worst crop, but it helps in beer and flour production. It will not be wrong to say that wheat will kill your soil fertility. However, you can store it in storage for a longer time. Besides that, if you are expecting a decent yield for your crop, you should plant it in soil with high fertility.
Before diving into the depth of steps you need to follow to plant the best seeds on your farm, you need to learn the basics of farm creation. We have covered the farm creation in detail for you.
How To Create Farm
The instrument for farm creation can be found in the food production tab, and it is very easy to use. You just need to click, hold, and drag it in the shape you want for your field. The minimum size for your field should be 5×5, while the maximum size for your field is 12×12, and your field cannot exceed this size. However, existing fields can be changed in size from the farm menu.
When you are dragging for the area of your field, there will be a fertility overlay displayed on the top. The fertility bonus is a good indicator of your decision. The greener the bar, the better the decision. This window will display the number of labor hours needed to clear and prepare the field, the fertility level, the soil mixture, and the number of farmers required.
After placing the field, wait for laborers to finish it. The time taken by laborers depends on the size of your field. However, the work will come to a halt in the winter season because the ground is frozen at that time.
The farming in Farthest Frontier is a bit too complex as compared to other games. We have covered a few terms that will be helpful for you to understand this farming system.
Factors Of Crops
Every crop in Farthest Frontier has eight specific features listed below.
|Crop Yield||The crop you can expect to get|
|Heat Tolerance||The ability of the crop to handle the heat|
|Fertility Dependence||How much a Crop’s success is dependent on good Soil|
|Impacts Fertility||The impact that crop has on soil fertility|
|Frost Tolerance||The ability of crops to handle the cold|
|Grow Time||The time it takes for a crop to grow|
|Weed Suppression||The ability of a crop to grow in the field with weeds|
|Rockiness Resilience||The ability of a crop to grow in the field with rocks|
The heat and frost factors are mostly dependent on the time of the year, while other yield factors can be controlled by you.
How Crop Rotation Works
After your farm is ready, here comes the next step of planting the seeds. It is notified that the farm is ready, and your farmers get instant access to seeds that you want to plant.
However, you need to know that the crop rotation window is a bit too complex. The following guide explains the working of crop rotation.
Timeline Of Current Year
You will be able to see three rows numbered Row I, Row II, and Row III. Row I is the representation of the current year, Row II represents the next year, and Row III indicates the year after the next year. A slim line in Row I will be there to indicate the present date and how much the current year has passed. You will also see the factors of your crops under the timeline.
Add A Crop
The next step is to add the crop by selecting the year you want to grow your crop and the crop you want to grow. You can hover over the crop to check its fertility overlay before planting it. We will be planting Turnips first, which is the Farthest Frontier’s best seed. However, you can still check Turnip’s fertility overlay by hovering over it.
After adding the crop, you can change its position on the timeline by dragging it. For example, if a crop has low frost tolerance, try not to farm it close to winter.
You will also see how long a crop takes to grow by seeing how wide the timeline icon is. For turnips, you can either plant the same crop in a timeline or plant some other crop, as Turnips take a shorter time to grow.
Soil Mixture Selection
Once you are done selecting the crop, you will select the soil mixture. You can either add clay or sand to the soil mixture. The meter will also show the amount of mixture needed for the selected crop. After completing all the steps, the three-year cycle will repeat unless you make any changes to it.
How To Improve Soil Fertility
When it comes to farming a seed, the most important factor that comes into action is soil fertility. You can avoid planting seeds that negatively impact soil fertility, such as wheat, rye, and flax. You should grow more of the crops that increase soil fertility, such as clover, beans, and peas.
If you find your soil fertility falling, just plant some of these seeds to have a positive impact. Planting clover is not going to feed anyone, but it will significantly increase fertility.
Suppose you want to plant a crop that has a negative impact on fertility; you can try planting it in different fields. For example, plant wheat on field 1 in year one and field 2 in year 2. In this way, you will be planting wheat once in 3 years on a certain field, preventing you from negatively impacting the soil fertility.
Remember that soil fertility is impacted if you keep planting wheat over and over again on the same field. This is an important tip, as you cannot avoid planting these seeds because sooner or later, you will need them for different purposes.
One tip that works in increasing soil fertility is having a compost yard. Villagers of your area are definitely generating compostable waste, so you should build a compost yard. If you have not built a compost yard yet, do so immediately.
It is preferable to build it closer to your farm. Once the compost bins are full, you can choose which field you want to fertilize. Pick the field that is the lowest fertility.
How To Take Care Of Crop Factors
We have already discussed the crop factors associated with each crop in Farthest Frontier. You need to take care of some of these factors to help increase your crop yield. The factors like rockiness level, weed level, fences, walls, and gates are of significant importance.
Moreover, harvest time is another factor that you need to take into consideration while planting. These factors can be managed by following a few simple tips mentioned below.
- You can manage rockiness and weed level by practicing field maintenance. Clicking the farmer icon at the bottom of the screen will add the field maintenance. The farmers working on your field will take care of rocks and weed level in the field then. This field maintenance will be required initially after the farm creation, but you will not need it anymore when the level of rocks and weeds drops to zero.
- You need to remember that your villagers are not the only ones hungry for fresh fruits and vegetables at this time. Once you plant the crops, they will attract the wildlife, who can destroy your field in seconds. You need to take care of your field by protecting it using a fence and wall. You will have the option to upgrade your wooden fence to stone walls later in the game. This precautionary measure will prove extremely helpful in protecting your fields from any kind of raid.
- Another factor that you need to take care of is harvest time. Try not to plant many crops at a time with the same harvesting time, as it will increase the chances of losing crops to rot. If you do not have enough laborers to harvest all the grown crops, it will simply spoil your crops. Apart from that, you can also make use of storage time smartly. You should plant crops with less storage time first, as the ones with long storage time will be able to survive in the storage. If you do not manage these times smartly, your villagers will go hungry.
Crop rotation is the most complex system in Farthest Frontier, and when you prepare to farm by following the steps mentioned in the guide above, you will need to decide what to plant. The best option to plant on your new farm is Turnips, but we have also listed all Farthest Frontier Best Seeds. Soil fertility should also be increased to make farming successful, and it has also been covered in the guide to help you.
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