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Animal Crossing: New Horizons (ACNH) - Crops & Vegetables

Version 2.0 of Animal Crossing: New Horizons (ACNH) for the Nintendo Switch brings with it a new selection of crops and vegetables for you to try your green thumb with!

Read on to learn more about how to grow your own vegetable crops and use them as ingredients to cook Food DIY recipes.

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How to Grow Crops and Vegetables

ACNH - How to Grow Crops Guide

Steps Directions
1  Obtain the Crop Starts.
2  Plant the crops on the ground
3  Let the crops grow.
4  Harvest!

1. Get the Crop Starts

ACNH -  How to Grow Crops Guide - Player watering a pumpkin patch

Version 2.0 adds five new crops you can grow on your island! Besides the pumpkin introduced last year, you can get wheat, tomatoes, potatoes, sugarcane, and carrots, starts.

List of Crops and Vegetables

Get Vegetables from Leif's Shop or Boat Tours

Where to Get Vegetables
ACNH - Leif Leif's Shop ACNH - Kapp Kapp'n's Tours

You can either buy various veggie starts from Leif or find them on mysterious islands on Kapp'n Boat Tours. Leif sells them both at your island and at Harv's Plaza, but his shop refreshes weekly, so don't be surprised if Leif sells you the same crops several days in a row!

How to Unlock Leif's Garden Shop

2. Plant the Crops and Vegetables

ACNH - A resident tries to plant a potato in the ground

Once, you have the start you want to plant, use a shovel to dig a hole, then select the Start or Vegetable from your pockets or inventory and choose to “Plant 1.”

3. Let the Crops Grow

Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4
ACNH - Tomato Growth Day 1 ACNH - Tomato Growth Day 2 ACNH - Tomato Growth Day 3 ACNH - Tomato Growth Day 4

If you water your crops daily, you can get a maximum of three vegetables to grow on one plant. They will still grow without watering though, so you can also go for a hands-off approach!

How to Get the Watering Can

4. Harvest Your Vegetables!

ACNH - Tommy offering 350 Bells for sugarcane

After 4 days, you'll be able to harvest your crop and enjoy the fruits of your own labor! Or the fruit (singular) if you didn't water.

Note that harvesting crops resets them to their Day 2 crop cycle, which means you'll only have to wait three days to harvest them again!

List of Crops and Vegetables

List of Crops and Vegetables
ACNH - WheatWheat 3435086 - TomatoesTomatoes
ACNH - PotatoesPotatoes ACNH - SugarcaneSugarcane
ACNH - PumpkinsPumpkins ACNH - CarrotsCarrots

The crops and vegetable farming update is part of the free Version 2.0 update. Farming crops can be a fun new way to get more Bells while also allowing you to show off your green thumb!

How to Use Crops and Vegetables

Used For Cooking!

ACNH - Used For Cooking!

Vegetables can be used as ingredients to create dishes that you can eat to regain stamina or use as a lovely decor to liven up your home!

How to Cook Food

Use to Decorate Your Island

ACNH - Tomatoes

Other than using them for ingredients and food, you can leave them growing on your island. They look great and can help give a natural feel to it! Who hasn't dreamed of a veggie garden that takes care of itself, never rots, and doesn't attract bugs?

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