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Animal Crossing: New Horizons Farming Guide - All New Crops

Beans, greens, potatoes, tomatoes.

Good news for those of you with a green thumb! While you’ve always been able to grow trees, shrubs, and flowers, Nintendo has added all-new types of crops in Animal Crossing: New Horizons Update 2.0. Farming has arrived and with it, you’ll now be able to grow the likes of sugarcane and wheat alongside those seasonal pumpkins we got last year.

In this guide, we’ll take a full look at what farming has to offer with a list of all crops and how you can go about getting them.

New Horizons Crop Types

There are six different crops, though only five of them are new, and you’ll need just about all of them if you want to do cooking.

  • Carrots
  • Sugarcane
  • Wheat
  • Tomatoes
  • Pumpkins
  • Potatoes

How to Get New Crops

Just like fruit, there’s no easy way to get every single crop at once. You’ll need to do some hunting!

If Leif visits your island, or if you’ve funded his stand over on Harv’s new and improved island, it’s worth visiting him every day until you’ve unlocked them all. He just so happened to visit mine today and brought sugarcane shoot starts. This inventory refreshes every week, not daily, so go back every Monday to see what’s new.

You can also get many season exclusive or time-limited items from Kapp’n’s tours, which take you to islands where the season may be different. People have reported running into new crops, star-fragment rocks, and vine-covered cliffs, all of which you can bring back home with you!

Have a group of friends you play with? Keep in mind that you can always visit their islands or purchase extras for each other. Everything is easier when we work together, right?

Growing Crops

Once you have your crops, bring them to your farm and get them planted in the ground. Make sure to give them a good watering, too! While it’s not necessary, many of these take multiple days to grow and you’ll get more product if you take the time to keep them well-watered during the week. And, as per usual, you can skip out on watering if it rains or snows that day.

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As for other additions the 2.0 update offers, players can now enact ordinances that will change aspects of your island. For example, if you’re tired of pulling weeds, you can pay 20,000 Bells for the Beautiful Island ordinance. It’ll make your residents help with keeping the island clean. Alternatively, the Bell Boom ordinance increases the purchase and selling costs of goods.

There’s also a new café opening in the museum, which you can visit along with new islands you can explore via Kappa’s boat. Players can also set up farms to grow a variety of different vegetables and plants. All of this is free for players to enjoy with the Happy Home Paradise DLC, which you can buy for $25 or get for free with the upgraded (more expensive) Nintendo Switch Online subscription.

About the Author

Dillon Skiffington

Dillon is the Senior Game Guides Editor at Fanbyte. He's spent about 2,000 hours playing a bun boy in Final Fantasy XIV and 800 hours maining Warlock in Destiny 2.