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My Time At Sandrock – Farming Guide & Best Crops

My Time At Sandrock is officially out on Early Access on Steam and Epic Games! If you’ve played the first game of the series, My Time At Portia it’s likely you’ll be familiar with what this life sim has to offer. But there are still a couple of changes My Time At Sandrock brings to the game. One of the main features that have undergone a revamp is the farming mechanic.

Because Sandrock is a desert town farming is likely to be quite different. Water isn’t as plentiful as it was in Portia and you’ll need to prep to unlock all the features. Once that’s done there’s also a variety of crops that can be planted which this guide will help you to maximise as well.

Here’s our My Time At Sandrock farming guide!


How To Unlock Farming In My Time At Sandrock

You won’t have the ability to farm right out of the gate when you begin My Time At Sandrock. Instead, you’ll need to go through a series of missions to unlock the mechanic. These are:

  • The Old Man and the Tree
  • Moisture Farm Blues
  • The Grass Is Greener

Once these Missions are complete, you’ll be able to activate a Desert Planting  Toolkit which permanently grants you the ability to farm.

You’ll get these missions assigned to you by Zeke, the manager of the City’s Moisture Farm. Together you and the Civil Corps will defend his farm from Geeglers, as well as help him rebuild his Hydrogel.

At the end of this questline, you’ll receive the Desert Planting Toolkit!


The Desert Planting Toolkit

With the Desert Planting Toolkit, you can activate Planting Mode on your farm! Simply hold Tab and select the bottom-right icon while at home. Open it up in the location where you’ll like to set up your farm and then start creating Straw Grids.

Straw Grids are designated plots of land for farming. Some plants (such as trees) may require more than one Straw Grid. Once you’ve allocated your Straw Grid simply pick your seed to plant and water it. Then water and wait to harvest!

It’s worth noting that if you forget to water your crops they will die. You can also optionally choose to fertilise your crops to increase their yield.


The Most Profitable Crops

The most profitable crop is generally not always the best crop for your situation. You’ll likely also be growing other crops for cooking, requests etc. But in the broad sense for My Time At Sandrock if you want to focus on pure profit then you’ll want to focus on growing the Coffee Tea Tree and/or the Chestnut tree.

These trees take longer than average to grow, but they’ll continue to produce crops multiple times after they’ve grown.


My Time at Sandrock Crops List

CropSeasonGrow TimeSeed PriceSale Price
Coffee Tea TreeSpring23 Days (Regrow 5)5 Data Discs29 Gols
Coffee Beans6 Gols
Tea Leaves6 Gols
CactusSpring, Winter6 Days2 Data Discs5 Gols
Cactus Leaf3 Gols
Cactus Fruit1 Gol
Cactus Spine2 Gols
PotatoSpring5 Days2 Data Discs2 Gols
Tomato3 Gols
SandriceAll Seasons3 Days1 Data Disc2 Gols
WheatSpring, Summer, Fall3 Days1 Data Disc1 Gol
Sand LeekAll Seasons4 Days1 Data Disc3 Gols
Sweet Potato PepperSpring8 Days47 Gols6 Gols
Sweet Potato2 Gols
Chili2 Gols
Jute CantaloupeSpring10 Days132 Gols20 Gols
Jute4 Gols
Cantaloupe8 Gols
Rhino Horn CactusSpring, Winter12 Days93 Gols16 Gols
Mountain RoseSpring, Winter7 Days66 Gols8 Gols
ChestnutSpring, Winter20 Days (Regrow 4)132 Gols3 Gols
Rose WillowAll Seasons4 Days24 Gols

Right now My Time At Sandrock is out on Early Access so some of this information is up for change. Rest assured that we’ll do our best to keep things updated! For more My Time At Sandrock game guides be sure to check out all of them here!

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