Animal Crossing: New Horizons Farming Guide — How To Buy Seeds and Grow Crops

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We've already known how to plant and maintain pumpkin patches for a while now. But with the Animal Crossing 2.0 update, we can plant far more seeds and starts for a variety of crops. 

How do you unlock this new ability exactly? Where do you get seeds? And what's the best way to grow your crops? Let's dive in to answer all these questions and more.

Animal Crossing farming: All crops & how to grow them

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Pumpkins280 Bells
Wheat280 Bells
Tomatoes280 Bells
Potatoes280 Bells
Carrots280 Bells
Sugarcane280 Bells

There are six crops. You can drop them in the grass anywhere on your island and they'll grow. However, it's much more fun (and a whole lot nicer looking) if you take the time to set up a little fence surrounding darker soil and then drop the plants in place. Some plants must be purchased as seeds while others are purchased as starts.

In order for them to grow to their max potential, you'll want to water them every day until they're ready to harvest. Then you can cook cute little dishes using the things you've grown.

Animal Crossing farming: Where to get seeds and starts

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In order to start the farming process, you'll need to head over to Harvey's Island. Here you'll jump into the hippie dog himself and he'll explain his new merchant plaza to you.

  1. Head stright back and talk to the Lloid on the right of the little windmill.
  2. Pay them 100,000 Bells to bring Leif to the plaza. There's an ABD kiosk near Harvey's house if you need to withdraw money.
  3. Return the next day and talk to Leif.
  4. He'll offer two farming options in exchange for Bells.

Acnh Leif Harveys Island Shopping Seeds (Image credit: iMore)

You might need to contact friends, trade with other players, or visit Kapp'n on the pier and have him take you to an island where you can bring back the goods in order to quickly find all of the available crops within Animal Crossing. But eventually, you can have a decent sized garden growing.

Animal Crossing: Farming Station

It's so fun finally having more options in addition to the pumpkins available to us in New Horizons. Have fun planting your crops and making cute little dishes. With Turkey Day on the horizon, the ability to prepare food opens up some fun new holiday activities like growing food and cooking your own feast. Animal Crossing: New Horizons really is one of the best Switch games out there, huh?


Animal Crossing: New Horizons Happy Home Paradise DLC

Sad that there aren't anymore Animal Crossing updates after this? Then you should check out this new DLC. You'll get a job as a vacation home designer and get to create the getaway homes of your client's dreams.

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