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Gardening for All Seasons

by gettp Posted 27th Jun 2020 at 7:05 PM - Updated 2nd Dec 2021 at 12:25 AM by gettp
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Gardening for All Seasons!

This mod will make ALL your gardening plants grow, spawn harvestables, and evolve in ALL seasons!

Version 1.5 is compatible with The Sims 4 version 1.82.99

** I have split the mod into TWO different versions! The original "5am Edition" will cause plants to spawn fruit at 5am like in the default game.

** The NEW "11am Edition" will now spawn fruit at 11am instead of 5am! This will allow you to garden at the Science Lab without need of my Graveyard Shift mod!

** Note: The Cottage Living plant "Nightly Mushroom" was set to spawn at 11PM, I left it the way it was set, rather than change it to 11am.

Note: If you use the 11am edition with my Scientist Career Graveyard Shift mod OR the 5am edition WITHOUT Scientist Career Graveyard Shift, plants will not spawn at the Science Lab.
You should either use GFAS 5am WITH Scientist Career Graveyard Shift or GFAS 11am WITHOUT it.


History

I've always loved the gardening feature of The Sims 4. It always had so many uses! Food ingredients for cooking, flowers for romantic gifts, dates, and laundry, Dragon Fruit for money, Death Flowers to save your loved ones from Grim, Honey from the Bee Hive for food, money and protection from the elements... So many uses!

I was making so much money from Dragon Fruit, Normal quality was getting $250 a fruit, 8 per harvest, $2000 a plant every day!

Then Seasons came out.

They nerfed it down to only 4 per harvest, only 1 SEASON A YEAR! I hated it so much I removed Seasons. Until I created this mod that is. I created this mod at least a year ago but only used it myself, and have used it ever since.

It ONLY changes the seasons the plants grow in so they all grow all-year 'round. Nothing else. Weeds and insects have NOT been changed and will not infect the plants all-year. Plant evolution rates and growth rates are unchanged as well.

These are the plants that have been converted to grow in ALL seasons:

Base Game
Plantain, Tulip, Potato, Mushroom, Onion, Carrot, Basil, Parsley, Spinach, Tomato, Death Flower, Grape, Strawberry, Blackberry, Dragonfruit, Bluebell, Rose, Daisy, Lily, Orchid, Snapdragon, Chrysanthemum, Bird of Paradise, Pear, Apple, Pomegranate, Cherry

Cottage Living
Mushroom (Nightly,Verdant,Charming,Spicy,Lovely,Mysterious), Blueberry, Raspberry, Chocoberry

Eco Lifestyle
Soy Beans

Get To Work
Quill Fruit, Fang Flower, Glow Orb

Island Living
Kava, Taro, Pineapple, Coconut

Jungle Adventure
BlackBeans

Outdoor Retreat
Chamomile, Fireleaf, Elderberry, Huckleberry, Morel Mushroom

Realm of Magic
Mandrake, Valerian

Seasons
Christmas Rose, Begonia, Crocus, Holly, Dahlia, Snowdrop, Bell Pepper, Green Peas, Green Beans

* All other plants already grow in all seasons and a mod isn't necessary.

This mod is incompatible with any mod that changes any of the following tuning files:


Install Instructions:

There are two options:
1) If you have ALL the packs listed below, you can download just the "Merged" package.

2) If you don't have all the packs, download the "Separate Packages" zip and only install the ones for the packs you have:

Game packPackage
Base Game:TPS-GFAS-1.5-5/11am-BG.package
Get To Work:TPS-GFAS-1.5-5/11am-GTW.package
Cats & Dogs:TPS-GFAS-1.5-5/11am-CD.package
Cottage Living:TPS-GFAS-1.5-5/11am-CL.package
Seasons:TPS-GFAS-1.5-5/11am-SEAS.package
Island Living:TPS-GFAS-1.5-5/11am-IL.package
ECO Lifestyle:TPS-GFAS-1.5-5/11am-EL.package
Outdoor Retreat:TPS-GFAS-1.5-5/11am-OR.package
Vampires:TPS-GFAS-1.5-5/11am-Vamp.package
Jungle Adventure:TPS-GFAS-1.5-5/11am-JA.package
Realm Of Magic:TPS-GFAS-1.5-5/11am-RoM.package

Only pick ONE of the two downloads!

Simply place the package file(s) somewhere in your game's Mods folder.

Updating from previous versions:

* Delete the old package(s)
* Copy in the new package(s)

Bugs:

None that I know of.

Changelog:

1.5 - Added support for 18 Cottage Living plants
1.4 - Updated GFAS for Sims 4 version 1.77.131
1.3 - Updated GFAS for Sims 4 version 1.72.28
1.2 - Updated GFAS for Sims 4 version 1.68.154
1.1 - Added Mandrake and Valerian Flowers to RoM and Merged packs.
1.0 - Initial Release! 116 Plants made to grow year 'round!
Tags: #gardening, #seasons, #plants

Type: Fixed Other

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

Sims 4
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TPSGFAS5-1.5.zip | GFAS 1.5 5am Separate Packages

Size: 914.8 KB · Downloads: 583 · 2nd Dec 2021
914.8 KB 583 2nd Dec 2021
TPSGFAS5-1.5-Merged.zip | GFAS 1.5 5am Merged Package

Size: 908.0 KB · Downloads: 1,321 · 2nd Dec 2021
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TPSGFAS11-1.5.zip | GFAS 1.5 11am Separate Packages

Size: 1.24 MB · Downloads: 195 · 2nd Dec 2021
1.24 MB 195 2nd Dec 2021
TPSGFAS11-1.5-Merged.zip | GFAS 1.5 11am Merged Package

Size: 1.23 MB · Downloads: 517 · 2nd Dec 2021
1.23 MB 517 2nd Dec 2021
TPSGFAS5-1.4.zip | GFAS 1.4 5am Separate Packages - OUTDATED!

Size: 841.8 KB · Downloads: 840 · 21st Jul 2021
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TPSGFAS5-1.4-Merged.zip | GFAS 1.4 5am Merged Package - OUTDATED!

Size: 835.7 KB · Downloads: 4,098 · 21st Jul 2021
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TPSGFAS11-1.4-Merged.zip | GFAS 1.4 11am Merged Package - OUTDATED!

Size: 1.11 MB · Downloads: 922 · 21st Jul 2021
1.11 MB 922 21st Jul 2021
TPSGFAS11-1.4.zip | GFAS 1.4 11am Separate Packages - OUTDATED!

Size: 1.12 MB · Downloads: 334 · 21st Jul 2021
1.12 MB 334 21st Jul 2021
TPSGFAS11-1.3-Merged.zip | GFAS 1.3 11am Merged Package - OUTDATED!

Size: 1,017.5 KB · Downloads: 613 · 6th Jul 2021
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TPSGFAS11-1.3.zip | GFAS 1.3 11am Separate Packages - OUTDATED!

Size: 1,023.5 KB · Downloads: 337 · 6th Jul 2021
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TPS-GFAS-Merged-1.3.zip | GFAS 1.3 5am Merged Package - OUTDATED!

Size: 766.7 KB · Downloads: 2,556 · 23rd Mar 2021
766.7 KB 2,556 23rd Mar 2021
TPS-GFAS-1.3.zip | GFAS 1.3 5am Separate Packages - OUTDATED!

Size: 772.0 KB · Downloads: 995 · 23rd Mar 2021
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TPS-GFAS-Merged-1.2.zip | Merged Package - OUTDATED!

Size: 763.5 KB · Downloads: 3,091 · 10th Nov 2020
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TPS-GFAS-1.2.zip | Separate Packages - OUTDATED!

Size: 769.2 KB · Downloads: 1,103 · 10th Nov 2020
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TPS-GFAS-Merged-1.1.zip | Merged Package - OUTDATED!

Size: 747.4 KB · Downloads: 3,300 · 14th Jul 2020
747.4 KB 3,300 14th Jul 2020
TPS-GFAS-1.1.zip | Separate Packages - OUTDATED!

Size: 751.7 KB · Downloads: 1,174 · 14th Jul 2020
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TPSSageBasilFix-1.0.zip | Sage/Basil fix. - OUTDATED!

Size: 14.4 KB · Downloads: 430 · 26th Jul 2020
14.4 KB 430 26th Jul 2020
TPS-GFAS-Merged-1.0.zip | Merged Package - OUTDATED!

Size: 733.6 KB · Downloads: 381 · 14th Jul 2020
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TPS-GFAS-1.0.zip | Separate Packages - OUTDATED!

Size: 737.8 KB · Downloads: 365 · 14th Jul 2020
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1. Download: Click the File tab to see the download link. Click the link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.
Read the upload description for installation instructions. If nothing else is specified, do the following:
2. Extract: Use WinRAR (Windows) to extract the .package file(s) (if included, ts4script as well) from the .rar or .zip file(s).
3. Cut and paste the .package file(s) (if included, ts4script as well) into your Mods folder
  • Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4\Mods\
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  • Anyone can use both .rar and .zip files easily! On Windows, use WinRAR.
  • If you don't have a Mods folder, just make one.
  • Mod still not working? Make sure you have script mods enabled
 
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Lab Assistant
THANKS POST
#2 Old 27th Jun 2020 at 9:21 PM
Thanks for this mod! It will be nice to be able to have an all year growing season.
Lab Assistant
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#3 Old 27th Jun 2020 at 10:18 PM
Great! Normally I play with this kind of mod from another mod creator BUT your version including the Basil and Sage bug is perfect. So I will give it a try. Many thanks for sharing and best regards from Austria

Eve
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#4 Old 28th Jun 2020 at 12:08 AM
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Originally Posted by ladyeve
Great! Normally I play with this kind of mod from another mod creator BUT your version including the Basil and Sage bug is perfect. So I will give it a try. Many thanks for sharing and best regards from Austria


Yea, I know about hers. There is also another mod that fixes the shrinking plant bug. Problem is, those two mods aren't compatible with each other since they both change the same thing. Mine gives both in one!
Lab Assistant
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#5 Old 28th Jun 2020 at 2:25 PM
Oh I think I might love you a little bit! lol It's always irritated me with the seasonal stuff, but I never even thought about looking for a cheat for it. Thank you.xx
Test Subject
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#6 Old 28th Jun 2020 at 4:39 PM
Awesome! Thanks For Sharing!
Test Subject
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#7 Old 28th Jun 2020 at 4:46 PM
Looking forward to using this..thank you!
Test Subject
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#8 Old 28th Jun 2020 at 4:49 PM
OMG, thank you so much! I've been looking for this mod, and have been very unsuccessful! I love to garden in my sims game (probably because I suck at it in real life LOL)... And this will be so helpful! You rock! :-)
Test Subject
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#9 Old 28th Jun 2020 at 7:06 PM
Thank you so much! I was yesterday-old when I encountered the "shrink" bug - but it was incredibly frequent, driving me nuts. And lo, today I discover your solution!
Lab Assistant
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#10 Old 28th Jun 2020 at 9:47 PM
I haven't bought Seasons yet because I didn't want to limit my harvest season. This has fixed that problem for me. Thanks!
Lab Assistant
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#11 Old 28th Jun 2020 at 10:41 PM
I was just thinking, "gee! I sure do wish there was a mod for this!"... and lo and behold! Thank you!
Test Subject
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#12 Old 1st Jul 2020 at 8:18 AM
The mod is good, but why no one can make a version when all the plants grow and yield crops only in spring, summer and autumn, and dormant in winter?
Test Subject
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#13 Old 1st Jul 2020 at 11:05 PM
I start placing my plants in covered spaces/greenhouses so they'd be sheltered and not have to worry about optimum growing seasons so this mod is perfect!
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#14 Old 1st Jul 2020 at 11:45 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by electricguest
I start placing my plants in covered spaces/greenhouses so they'd be sheltered and not have to worry about optimum growing seasons so this mod is perfect!


It's actually better because sheltered plants actually spawn less fruit. You'll get bigger harvests on most plants being non-sheltered!

(Only exception is the Money Tree, which actually has Bigger harvests while sheltered)
Lab Assistant
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#15 Old 12th Jul 2020 at 5:28 AM Last edited by lady_coelura : 13th Jul 2020 at 7:38 AM.
Thank you so much for this, I hate fighting with the season shifts especially since Eco came out and gardening is so messed up now.

Edit: So I started my game up and all plants are good (though several did drop back to soil plots) but the one I'm noticing not being effected is the Mandrake & Valerian root. It still says Fall/Spring only.
Lab Assistant
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#16 Old 14th Jul 2020 at 3:31 AM Last edited by gettp : 14th Jul 2020 at 1:10 PM.
Quote:
Originally Posted by lady_coelura
So I started my game up and all plants are good (though several did drop back to soil plots) but the one I'm noticing not being effected is the Mandrake & Valerian root. It still says Fall/Spring only.


Looks like there are two versions of the mandrake and valerian. A "Bush" and a "Flower"??? I had only added one of them. I added the second versions also and tested. It's working fine now.

Thanks for the help!
Test Subject
#17 Old 15th Jul 2020 at 12:33 PM
Mod is causing an Exception at startup. Also Lemon & Apple trees have reverted back to just planted. This is the only gardening mod I have installed.
Lab Assistant
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#18 Old 15th Jul 2020 at 11:19 PM
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Originally Posted by remel
Mod is causing an Exception at startup. Also Lemon & Apple trees have reverted back to just planted. This is the only gardening mod I have installed.


It's not possible for this mod to cause an exception. It has no scripts and adds nothing new. It simply changes existing numbers to different ones in the tuning files. I've also been using it myself for over a year and have never had any problems.

As for the second issue of plants reverting back to dirt piles, that's a known bug in the game. See here: EA Answers

I've been testing the second problem for two days straight and have not been able to reproduce it. It's never happened to me, but a lot of other users are reporting it. I just have no clue what's causing it.
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#19 Old 16th Jul 2020 at 4:55 PM
Grazie 1000, odiavo aspettare la stagione per le altre piante.. ;-P
Test Subject
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#20 Old 19th Jul 2020 at 8:50 AM
This mod has made gardening more bearable for me again. Thanks.
Test Subject
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#21 Old 17th Sep 2020 at 3:38 AM
Thanks so much! The basil reverting back was bugging me so much. And gardening year-round is so convenient! Thanks for all your hard work!
Test Subject
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#22 Old 19th Sep 2020 at 10:08 PM
gracias esto es genial podías considerar agregar las cosechas personalizadas de munmun??
Lab Assistant
#23 Old 21st Sep 2020 at 8:27 PM
I prefer the seasonal harvest, it's more realistic. Also, if you want to be able to harvest all season, just put one of each plant in a green house so that when the outside ones are dormant you'll still have hothouse produce from those plants.
Lab Assistant
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#24 Old 24th Sep 2020 at 5:07 PM Last edited by gettp : 19th Feb 2021 at 1:59 AM.
Quote:
Originally Posted by cdshrout1171
I prefer the seasonal harvest, it's more realistic. Also, if you want to be able to harvest all season, just put one of each plant in a green house so that when the outside ones are dormant you'll still have hothouse produce from those plants.


Problem with that is most plants have between 25 to 50% smaller harvests when "Sheltered".

BTW... why are you here then?
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#25 Old 10th Nov 2020 at 9:29 PM Last edited by gettp : 10th Nov 2020 at 11:23 PM.
For those anxious for this mod, I'm currently working on an update.

Update:

Mod has been updated for today's patch!
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