Crops Guide

The Sims Social Walkthrough and Guide

by Mike Hazleton  

Print page (no screenshots)   |   Print page

Crops Guide

Something that The Sims has never really embraced before is the idea of farming or growing your own food. Indeed, it is possible in The Sims Social to be able to make quite a bit of money from growing crops in your garden. You can argue that this is just the developers jumping on the bandwagon and including a farming element because of the other Facebook games with this feature - however, that doesn't mean we should ignore it and there are benefits to embracing the farming side of things.

Below is a list of the crops available to plant in The Sims Social, along with the time required to grow it, the cost of planting and the amount you get from each harvest.


Time - 5 minutes  
Cost - $6
Sell Price - $30


Time - 30 minutes 
Cost - $8
Sell Price - $40

Time - 60 minutes
Cost - $10
Sell Price - $50

Time - 240 
Cost - $13
Sell Price - $65


Time - 8 Hours 
Cost - §15
Sell Price - $75


Time - 12 Hours
Cost - §19
Sell Price - $95


Time - 1 Day
Cost - §23
Sell Price - £115


Time - 2 Days
Cost - §27
Sell Price - $125

The obvious thing to mention first of all is that while pumpkins are the most valuable crop, they take by far the longest to grow. Because you are limited to the number of crops you can grow at once, you will actually earn much more money from planting lots and lots of strawberries, as you can harvest them more quickly compared to the rest. Obviously constantly re-planting crops takes a lot of management, however, so if you are going to bed for the night or will be off your Facebook account for a while, it makes sense to prioritise slow-growing, high-value crops so that when you return you get the most return.


Comments for Crops Guide

Add a comment
8 comments, latest first.
I have the same problem, my dirt is gone or I sold it. How do I get it back?

Added 15th Aug 2012, ID #176488

Is there a way to get the dirt back to grow crops. I don't know what happened but my dirt disappeared a long time ago and I have not been able to grow anything.

Added 12th Jul 2012, ID #163378

I would like to know that too (about making them grow faster). I am not going to make the Prankfather quest :-(

Added 14th Mar 2012, ID #122940

make my crops grow faster

Added 20th Feb 2012, ID #116968

This isn't new as stated above: The Sims had an expansion pack called Sims Unleashed with gardening and pets. You could become very wealthy farming, and there was no limit to the number of plots. Now you are only allowed four plots in this online game, but oh well.

Added 11th Jan 2012, ID #104853

Is there anyway to make your crops grow faster ?

Added 8th Jan 2012, ID #104218

I couldn't harvest my flowers today. It's been 12 hours now. Every time I harvest my flowers, the game says it needs to reload, fingers crossed. When it comes back, those flowers are back. Seems like a glitch. Please fix it.

Added 4th Jan 2012, ID #102909

where do you get plots after selling them?

Added 26th Nov 2011, ID #90399