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The Witch Of Fern Island – Plant Guide (Updated)

The Witch of Fern Island is the newly released farming and life sim game. So if you love Stardew Valley but want a nice sprinkling of magic with your farm sim then this is one to check out.

Play as Abrill, a young acolyte studying to become a young witch. One day on her journey outside of the magical academy she crashlands into the lush and magical Fern Island. Here you’ll explore more of the island’s culture, uncover its deepest secrets, and master magical trades.

In The Witch of Fern Island, you’ll take part in witchcraft practices such as performing magic rituals and crafting talismans. But you’ll also need to cultivate other skills such as growing your own plants, raising animals and foraging in the woods. Work hard and you’ll be able to pass your Academy of Witches exam and become a full-fledged witch!

In this guide, we’ll go through all of the plants that you can grow and forage for in The Witch of Fern Island.

Disclaimer: This article has been updated since August 7th 2023. The Witch of Fern Island has since come out of Early Access and has been fully released as of 28th February 2024.

   

Vegetables

The Witch of Fern Island is a farming sim and to grow your own vegetables works as it does in most games. Gather seeds, plant them in the ground, wait for them to grow and harvest them to use as food or potions. But there is an additional magical element in this game, you can enchant vegetables as well. When you do so they’ll transform into extraordinary magical varieties.

Vegetables are grown in the farm area of the witch’s cottage by planting seeds in the ground cultivated with a hoe, then watering until the vegetables are ready for harvest.

 

Bloom Season

VegetableMagical VariantEssenceMoon PhaseSeed CostGrowth (Days)Yield
AsparagusForestagusForestFirst Quarter6074
CabbageCabbage CatcherAnimalWaning Crescent25121
CarrotThunder CarrotStormWaxing Crescent3093
GarlicGarlic FlakesMoonFull Moon25104
LeekTime LeekTimeNew Moon35102
LettuceGravettuceDeathWaxing Crescent60121
OnionOnion RingDustWaxing Gibbous3074
PotatoExplotatoVolcanoWaxing Crescent2583
RadishTeeth RadishMetalWaning Gibbous1576
RedbeetHeartbeatBloodFirst Quarter2092
WheatEarthFull Moon1584
 

Storm Season

VegetableMagical VariantEssenceMoon PhaseSeed CostGrowth (Days)Yield
AsparagusForestagusForestFirst Quarter6074
BlueberriesDarkberriesDarkWaning Crescent6098
CarrotThunder CarrotStormWaxing Crescent3093
CucumberThorned CucumberWaterFirst Quarter35133
EggplantFaceplantDreamWaxing Crescent35111
GarlicGarlic FlakesMoonFull Moon25104
LettuceGravettuceDeathWaxing Crescent60121
OnionOnion RingDustWaxing Gibbous3074
PotatoExplotatoVolcanoWaxing Crescent2583
StrawberryMeltberryFireWaning Crescent20117
SunflowerMoonflowerMoonLast Quarter30111
TomatoShy TomatoDesertFull Moon35154
WatermelonAirmelonAirNew Moon30131
WheatEarthFull Moon1584
 

Bask Season

VegetableMagical VariantEssenceMoon PhaseSeed CostGrowth (Days)Yield
AsparagusForestagusForestFirst Quarter6074
BeansSerpent BeansAnimalLast Quarter35118
BlueberriesDarkberriesDarkWaning Crescent6098
CucumberThorned CucumberWaterFirst Quarter35133
EggplantFaceplantDreamWaxing Crescent35111
GarlicGarlic FlakesMoonFull Moon25104
GrapesFrost GrapesIceNew Moon25157
LettuceGravettuceDeathWaxing Crescent60121
OnionOnion RingDustWaxing Gibbous3074
PepperBell PepperSoundWaxing Gibbous20144
PotatoExplotatoVolcanoWaxing Crescent2583
SunflowerMoonflowerMoonLast Quarter30111
TomatoShy TomatoDesertFull Moon35154
WatermelonAirmelonAirNew Moon30131
WheatEarthFull Moon1584
 

Harvest Season

VegetableMagical VariantEssenceMoon PhaseSeed CostGrowth (Days)Yield
BeansSerpent BeansAnimalLast Quarter35118
BlueberriesDarkberriesDarkWaning Crescent6098
CabbageCabbage CatcherAnimalWaning Crescent25121
CornRodcornMountainNew Moon35103
CucumberThorned CucumberWaterFirst Quarter35133
GarlicGarlic FlakesMoonFull Moon25104
GrapesFrost GrapesIceNew Moon25157
LeekTime LeekTimeNew Moon35102
LettuceGravettuceDeathWaxing Crescent60121
OnionOnion RingDustWaxing Gibbous3074
PepperBell PepperSoundWaxing Gibbous20144
PotatoExplotatoVolcanoWaxing Crescent2583
PumpkinJumpkinLifeWaning Gibbous40161
RedbeetHeartbeatBloodFirst Quarter2092
StrawberryMeltberryFireWaning Crescent20117
SunflowerMoonflowerMoonLast Quarter30101
TomatoShy TomatoDesertFull Moon35144
WatermelonAirmelonAirNew Moon30121
WheatEarthFull Moon1584
 

Reverie Season

VegetableMagical VariantEssenceMoon PhaseSeed CostGrowth (Days)Yield
BeansSerpent BeansAnimalLast Quarter35118
BlueberriesDarkberriesDarkWaning Crescent6098
GarlicGarlic FlakesMoonFull Moon25104
GrapesFrost GrapesIceNew Moon25157
LeekTime LeekTimeNew Moon35102
OnionOnion RingDustWaxing Gibbous3074
PotatoExplotatoVolcanoWaxing Crescent2583
PumpkinJumpkinLifeWaning Gibbous40161
 

Mushrooms

Mushrooms are found all over Fern Island. Some are highly poisonous but most are potent and are used by witches in potions.

A mushroom can be gathered in the wild by simply picking it up as one does with shells on the beach. Using the sickle to gather mushrooms has the additional benefit of improving the quality of the mushrooms. While gathering mushrooms you will occasionally gather spores of the mushroom as well. These spores can be grown on the witch’s farm on a Mushroom Log.

MushroomEssenceMoon PhaseSeasonGrowth (Days)Yield
Amethyst DeceiverMountainWaning GibbousBask, Harvest, Frost85
BlackhatVolcanoNew MoonStorm, Harvest, Reverie85
Bleeding ToothBloodLast QuarterHarvest, Reverie, Frost95
BoletusEarthFull MoonBloom, Storm, Harvest, Reverie75
Crusty SweetcupDreamWaxing CrescentBloom, Storm, Bask75
CuflowrelleAnimalWaning GibbousStorm, Bask, Harvest75
EarthstarForestFirst QuarterBask, Frost85
Evening LampshadeLightWaning CrescentBask, Reverie85
Galactic TrumpetIceNew MoonHarvest, Reverie, Frost105
GlushroomDeath Last QuarterBloom, Storm, Frost55
Horn of PlentyMountainWaxing GibbousBloom, Bask, Harvest105
Indigo MilkcapMoonWaxing CrescentBloom, Storm, Frost85
Kite MushroomAnimalFirst QuarterStorm, Bask, Harvest, Reverie75
MorelWaterWaning CrescentBloom, Storm, Bask, Harverst, Reverie85
Octopus StinkhornDarkWaning CrescentBask, Reverie, Frost105
Oyster FungusMetalLast QuarterAll Seasons75
Parrot WaxcapOceanWaxing CrescentStorm, Reverie105
PuffballAirWaning GibbousBask, Frost65
Scarlet CupSunLast QuarterBloom, Reverie85
ShiitakeWaterWaxing GibbousStorm, Harvest, Reverie75
Speedy RoundheadStormFull MoonHarvest, Reverie45
The Eyes of AstraLightNew MoonStorm, Reverie, Frost75
ToadstoolDustFirst QuarterBloom, Storm, Harvest, Reverie, Frost55
TruffleEarthNew MoonStorm, Reverie105
Victory ChampignonFireWaxing GibbousStorm, Bask, Harvest75
 

Herbs

Herbs grow wild all over Fern Island and can also be cultivated on the witch’s farm. They can be enchanted and used for crafting.

Herbs may be found in the wild or grown from seed in cultivated ground on the witch’s farm. A herb can be gathered by simply picking it up as one does with shells on the beach. Using the sickle to harvest herbs will increase the chance that a seed of that herb can be gathered as well.

HerbEssenceMoon PhaseSeasonGrowth (Days)Yield
ArchangelicaFireNew MoonBask, Harvest, Reverie54
Bitter GentianMetalFirst QuarterStorm, Harvest, Reverie54
BitterleafWaterWaning CrescentAll48
Breeze MintAirFirst QuarterStorm, Harvest, Frost54
BurdockWaterWaning CrescentBloom, Reverie64
Chatter CinquefoilSoundWaxing CrescentBloom, Bask54
CloveDustFull MoonStorm, Reverie, Frost64
Demon’s MandrakeDarkWaning CrescentBloom, Storm, Bask61
Dream MulleinDreamWaning GibbousBask, Harvest54
EphedraFireWaning CrescentStorm, Reverie64
Fiber WeedDustNew MoonAll46
Gazing FennelAirWaning GibbousHarvest, Reverie54
GingerVolcanoLast QuarterBloom, Reverie, Frost64
HorehoundStormNew MoonBloom, Storm64
KūkaenēnēVolcanoWaxing GibbousBask, Harvest, Frost66
LavenderAirFull MoonBloom, Harvest55
LongrootEarthLast QuarterAll47
LotusLifeFull MoonBask, Harvest61
Mirage AgrimonyMoonFull MoonStorm, Bask, Harvest, Reverie65
NettleFireWaning GibbousBloom, Storm55
Ocean’s SquillOceanFirst QuarterHarvest, Reverie63
OreganoDesertFull MoonBloom, Storm, Bask64
Snake AgaveAnimalLast QuarterBloom, Storm, Harvest, Reverie53
ThistleSunWaxing GibbousStorm, Bask, Harvest56
TumericSunWaxing CrescentBask, Harvest54
TyphaEarthWaxing CrescentStorm, Bask, Harvest, Reverie56
Velvet VanillaDreamFirst QuarterBloom, Storm, Reverie64
Wolf’s BaneWaterLast QuarterBask, Harvest62
 

Flowers

Flowers Grow wild on Fern Island. They can be enchanted and used for crafting. The seeds can be planted to grow your own flower crops.

Flowers may be found in the wild or grown from seed in cultivated ground on the witch’s farm. A flower can be gathered by simply picking it up as one does with shells on the beach. Using the sickle to harvest flowers has the additional benefit that a seed of that flower can occasionally be gathered as well.

FlowerEssenceMoon PhaseSeasonSeed CostGrowth (Days)Yield
AsterAirNew MoonBask, Harvest, Reverie4074
CalendulaEarthFirst QuarterBloom, Storm, Bask, Harvest, Reverie64
ChamomileWaterWaning CrescentBloom, Storm, Bask56
CornflowerIceNew MoonBloom, Storm53
CosmosOceanNew MoonBask, Harvest, Reverie3573
CrocusTimeWaning CrescentBloom, Storm, Frost63
DahliaSunWaxing CrescentStorm, Bask, Harvest
HeatherAnimalWaxing GibbousHarvest, Reverie93
HyacinthBloodLast QuarterBloom, Storm4092
LilyLightWaxing CrescentBask71
LobeilaLobeliaWaxing CrescentStorm, Bask, Harvest, Reverie83
LupinsDesertFull MoonBloom, Reverie, Frost72
PansyForestWaning CrescentAll3553
PelargoniaEarthLast QuarterBloom, Storm, Bask3591
PoppyDreamFull MoonBloom, Storm62
RoseFireWaning GibbousStorm, Bask55101
SurfiniaDustWaning GibbousStorm, Bask, Reverie3573
TagetesFireWaxing GibbousBask, Harvest64
TulipWaterWaning CrescentBloom, Storm, Bask35103
 

The Witch of Fern Island

Welcome to the mysterious Fern Island! A lush temperate isle home to three great magical cultures – Boran, Apatut, and Kuqkwa – including one bright-eyed newcomer, Abrill. After crashing onto the island during her travels to a magical academy, the young witch makes the most of the situation, still eager to become a full-fledged Witch. Instead of waiting idly for her arrival, the Academy of Witches also decided to use this as an opportunity for young Abrill to demonstrate her mastery of magic and unveil the secrets of the mysterious island.

The Witch of Fern Island is out now on PC – Steam.

 

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