Greenhouse

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Greenhouse
Greenhouse.png
Build cost: All Pantry Bundles completed
or
Coin Icon35,000g for Joja
Build materials: None


Size:
7x6

The Greenhouse is a building present on the farm from the outset. However, initially it is in a state of disrepair, making it unusable.

The building can be repaired by completing the Pantry bundles for the Community Center, or by purchasing it forCoin Icon35,000g through the Joja Community Development Projects.

Crops grown inside the greenhouse are not subject to season restrictions, allowing you to produce most plants and fruit trees, regardless of the time of year.

Broken Greenhouse.png Greenhouse.png Empty Greenhouse.png Greenhousefruit.jpg
Initially Repaired Inside Filled


Basics

The interior of the building features a 10-by-12 plot for crops, and a trough to refill your watering can (though, only the right side of the trough can be used).

Scarecrows are not required in the greenhouse to prevent crows from eating crops.

Crops and fruit trees will never be hit by lightning.

Fertilizer in the greenhouse will last for one season.

Fruit trees can be grown in the tiled area outside of the wooden border that surrounds the soil.

Bee houses will not produce honey inside of the greenhouse.

Optimizing Yields

Given that the greenhouse permits the production of most crops, regardless of season, the limited growing space it houses is quite valuable and should not be wasted.

Sprinkler Arrangement

If the player intends to use automated sprinklers to water their crops, some soil tiles will have to be sacrificed to place the sprinklers. This is due to the fact that the growing area is too large for any sprinkler to water the center from any edge.

Fortunately, in the optimal configuration only 4 tiles are lost, leaving 96% of the useful area to be used. This is mostly thanks to the fact that sprinklers can be placed on the wooden railing bordering the farmable area.

Due to the odd dimensions, there are many different ways to locate sprinklers in the greenhouse. Below are some possible sprinkler arrangements that achieve optimal coverage while limiting the number of squares that are covered. Note that in each case some sprinklers have to be located on the wooden border.

Fruit Tree Arrangement

Fruit trees can be grown in the tiled area outside of the wooden border that surrounds the soil. Though there appear to be a number of furniture items (i.e. the planters and barrels scattered around the edge of the building) that would crowd out the trees and stall their growth, in fact these objects are purely decorative and do not affect the trees. Therefore, the only considerations to be made when planting trees are their proximity to one-another, and to any sprinklers that might be placed on the wood border. The trees will stall and refuse to grow if a sprinkler is occupying the 8-tile prohibited zone around the tree before it reaches maturity. As such, it may be necessary to temporarily move sprinklers for one season while the tree grows to its full size.

This in mind, it is possible to grow at least 18 fruit trees inside the greenhouse. One possible optimal configuration is displayed in the image that follows.


History

  • 1.0: Introduced.
  • 1.07: Trees can no longer be planted on perimeter tiles around the soil area.
  • 1.1: Trees can once again be planted on outside perimeter tiles.