|Location||The Farm • Pelican Town • Cindersap Forest • The Mines • Railroad • Mutant Bug Lair • Ginger Island|
|Season||Spring • Summer • Fall|
|Sell Price||Cannot be sold|
Weeds are wild plants which are spawned randomly and may spread if not cleared. Weeds have a 50% chance to drop 1 Fiber when cut with a Scythe, Axe, Pickaxe, Hoe, or Sword, or blown up by a bomb. If a weed does not drop fiber, there is a 5% chance it will drop Mixed Seeds.
There's also a 0.001% chance to find a Living Hat when cutting weeds.
Any weeds above ground disappear in Winter.
Spawning and spread
Lone weeds will spawn randomly on The Farm (except in Winter) and on Ginger Island West. They can appear on any tillable tile. On The Farm, this only occurs on day 1 of each season. On Ginger Island, this only occurs on Mondays. Weeds also spawn in specific areas of Pelican Town and Cindersap Forest at the start of the game, and each Spring 1.
If weeds aren't cleared, they may multiply and spread to an adjacent tillable tile. This can happen on any day, but especially on day 1 of each season, when it is raining, and during the Summer. Spreading weeds can destroy items placed by the player, including crafted items and furniture – Fences and Chests are the only items placed by the player that cannot be destroyed. If an item was destroyed, a pop-up message will be displayed at the lower left of the screen when the player wakes up the next morning; the message will not say exactly which item was destroyed.
Weeds prevent the growth of Fruit Trees if they spawn or spread to the 3x3 grid around the tree. If this occurs, a pop-up message will be displayed at the lower left of the screen when the player wakes up the next morning indicating which type of fruit tree couldn't grow.
Only fences, chests, grass, and fixed objects such as buildings and trees stop the natural spread of weeds. Flooring and tilled soil do not stop the spread.
The weed shown below, which can be found only on the Forest and Four Corners maps, will always drop 1 Mixed Seeds when cut.
There's an unimplemented quest in the game code to destroy all weeds in Pelican Town.
- 1.4: Added Living Hat to drop pool. Removed bug that caused a weeds item to spawn when breaking a Mushroom Tree seed. Weeds (and other debris) now spawn in Cindersap Forest & Pelican Town each Spring 1.