Final Fantasy XI Gardening Guide
By Jason Price
(Character 'Sageheart' on Pheonix Server)

Version 2.0
04/26/2004




***** I. Introduction *****

This is my first attempt at an FAQ so please be kind in your critizisms. I've
tried to compile as much information about gardening in FFXI from both my own
experinces and from other sources. All feedback can be directed to
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sure the Subject is something that lets me know its in reference to this FAQ.
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please do not submit this FAQ to other sites without my permission and do not
make any changes to the contents of this FAQ. As of this first edition of the
FAQ the only site that has my permission to display this FAQ is GameFAQs.com. If
you wish to see this FAQ on other sites please let me know and I will look into
submitting it to the site. Thanks.




***** II. Table of Contents *****

I.    Introduction

II.   Table of Contents

III.  The Basics of Gardening
    A. How to Garden
    B. Lifecycle of Plants
    C. Gardening Commands

IV.   Types of Pots

V.    Types of Seeds

VI.   Gardening Produce
    A.  Fruit Seeds
    B.  Herb Seeds
    C.  Grain Seeds
    D.  Vegetable Seeds

VII.  Elemental Stengths and Weaknesses

VIII. Tips for Better Gardening

IX.   Moghancements

X.    Gardening Item Use Guide

XI.   Closing




***** III. The Basics of Gardening *****

The act of gardening is actually a very simple process handled almost entirely
by your Mog. You are in essence required only to decide when to start gardening
and then occasionally check in on the plants until they are ready for
fertilization or harvest. However, to get the best items you have put a lot more
effort into gardening than this.


A. How to Garden

There are three items importanting to gardening: seeds, pots, and crystals.
Gardening starts with the seeds. Seeds come in four types (Fruit, Herb, Grain,
and Vegetable) and can be obtained from killing plant monsters or bought at the
Auction House. The type of seed you use in gardening determines what kind of
results you can grow. You can only plant seeds that are currently in your Mog
House inventory.

Pots, obviously, are where the seeds are planted in order to grow. Pots must be
placed in your Mog House using the Layout command before any seeds can be
planted. There are four types of pots that can be purchased or synthesized:
Ceramic, Brass, Earthen, and Porcelain. To use pots for gardening, they must be
in your Mog House inventory and placed within your Mog House using the Layout
command.

Crystals are used as fertilizer for your plants. When the plantis ready to be
fertilized your Mog will let you know, and then you choose the type of crystal
to use. The type of crystal used affects what items you can produce and the
quantity of items produced. And of course, ther is always the option not to
fertilize the plant at all. Most seed-types require fertilization only once
during their growth cycle; except for Fruit seeds which require two
fertilizations. You can only fertilize using crystals that are in your Mog House
inventory.


B. Lifecycle of Plants

From the moment your Mog plants the seeds in a pot they begin to go through
several stages indicating the level of growth of your plant:

Seed: This is the point shortly after the seeds have been planted. No growth can
be seen in the pot.

Budding: The seed is just starting to grow and some green can be seen in the
pot. There is a danger of the plant withering during this stage. The plant may
need fertilization during this period.

Growth: The seed is now a full-on plant and can be clearly seen within the pot.
Dangers of withering is high if not carefully tended. The plant may need
fertilization during this period.

Flowering: The plant has now sprouted flowers based on the seed-type and is
nearing its time for harvest.

Harvest: The plant is glowing and filled with items to be harvested.

Withered: The plant has died. Once withered there is no way to restore a plant.


C. Gardening Commands

In order to Garden you must use speical commands while in your Mog House. Most
of these commands can also be used from your Rent-A-Rooms in other nations.

Layout: Though not under the Gardening Menu this command is essential to
gardening. Pots must be placed within your Mog House using the Layout command
before seeds can be planted. Areas where pots can be placed will be highlighted
by a grid on the floor of you. For more information on placing pots and the
Layout Menu you should lookup information placing Furniture in your Mog House.
The Layout Command cannot be accessed from Rent-A-Rooms.

Plant Seeds: Used to choose which type of seed to plant in the selected pot.
This Gardening command is only available for Empty Pots.

Check Plants: Have your Moogle give you a report of the status of your plant.

Feed Crystal: Used to fertilize the plant with a Crystal. This command can only
be used at specific times during the plant's growth.

Dry Plants: Stop the growth process of the plant permantly. This allows you to
use the plant as decoration. Once dried no items can be harvest from a plant,
and the process cannot be reversed. This command can only be used after there is
visible growth.

Harvest Plant: Harvest the plant's produce. One harvested the plant is lost and
the pot it was in is emptied. This process is not reversable. This command can
only be used once a plant is ready for harvest.

Empty Pot: Empties the current contents of the selected pot. The plant, it's
produce, and any seeds used are lost. The process is not reversable. This
command can only be used after planting seeds.



***** IV. Types of Pots *****

There are four types of pots that can be used for gardening. Each pot has its
own elemental properties that can affect the seeds planted in them.

(Note: There is also a fifth flower pot, the Arcane Flowerpot, but not enough
information is known about this pot to be included in the guide)

|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Type of Pot | Element | Description                                |
|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Ceramic     | Water   | "A normal ceramic flowerpot."              |
|             |         | Purchesed in North San d'Oria - Near       |
|             |         | Ranperre Gate (D-8)                        |
|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Brass       | Fire    | "A sturdy flowerpot made of brass."        |
|             |         | Purchesed in Bastok Mines - Boytz's        |
|             |         | Knicknacks (H-7)                           |
|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Earthen     | Earth   | "A cheap earthenware flowerpot."           |
|             |         | Purchased In Windurst Waters - Ensasa's    |
|             |         | Catalyst Shop (H-8,9)                      |
|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Porcelain   | Wind    | "An expensive vase made of porcelain."     |
|             |         | Obtained from Synthesis: Level 61 Alchemy  |
|             |         | (Fire Crystal, Cermet Chunk)               |
|--------------------------------------------------------------------|




***** V. Types of Seeds *****

There are four types of seeds that can be planted for gardening. Each seed has
an elemental property that affects its growth and produce based on the pot they
are planted in and the type of crystal(s) used in fertilization.

|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Type of Seed | Element | Description                               |
|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Fruit        | Water   | "Seeds for some kind of fruit."           |
|              |         | Can be harvested in East Ronfaure.        |
|              |         | Obtained from: Caveberry, Stalking        |
|              |         | Sapling, Strolling Sapling.               |
|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Herb         | Wind    | "Seeds for some kind of herb."            |
|              |         | Obtained from: Slash Pine, Strolling      |
|              |         | Sapling, Wandering Sapling.               |
|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Grain        | Fire    | "Seeds for some kind of grain."           |
|              |         | Obtained from: Slash Pine, Stalking       |
|              |         | Sapling, Strolling Sapling, Walking       |
|              |         | Sapling, Wandering Sapling.               |
|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Vegetable    | Earth   | "Seeds for some kind of vegetable."       |
|              |         | Obtained from: Slash Pine, Strolling      |
|              |         | Sapling, Walking Sapling, Wandering       |
|              |         | Sapling.                                  |
|--------------------------------------------------------------------|




***** VI. Gardening Produce *****

When gardening there comes a time when your moogle will ask you to fertilize
your growing plant. You can choose to ignore this or use one of the crystals you
have in your mog storage to help the plant continue to grow. What produce you
can harvest is based on which crystal, if any, you can harvest. Following is the
list of which produce you can earn from different crystals. The results of
gardening are divided into columns, with the left-most column being the crystal
used for fertilization and potential harvesting items listed to the right across
the row.

(Note: One type of items produced by gardening are colored rocks, such as blue
rocks and red rocks. In the game some are labeled as rocks while others' labels
refer to them as stones. For simplicity's sake all colored rocks/stones are
referred to as rocks.)


A. Fruit Seeds

|---------------------------------------|
|  First Crystal: None                  |
|---------------------------------------|
|                                       |
||-------------------------------------||
|| Second Crystal | Results            ||
||-------------------------------------||
|| None           | Rock Salt          ||
||                | Blue Rock          ||
||                | Reishi Mushroom    ||
||-------------------------------------||
|| Fire           | Rock Salt          ||
||                | Fire Crystal       ||
||                | Derfland Pear      ||
||-------------------------------------||
|| Ice            | Rock Salt          ||
||                | Ice Crystal        ||
||                | Derfland Pear      ||
||-------------------------------------||
|| Wind           | Rock Salt          ||
||                | Wind Crystal       ||
||                | Derfland Pear      ||
||-------------------------------------||
|| Earth          | Rock Salt          ||
||                | Earth Crystal      ||
||                | Derfland Pear      ||
||-------------------------------------||
|| Lightning      | Rock Salt          ||
||                | Lightning Crystal  ||
||                | Derfland Pear      ||
||-------------------------------------||
|| Water          | Little Worm        ||
||                | Watermelon         ||
||-------------------------------------||
|| Light          | Rock Salt          ||
||                | Light Crystal      ||
||                | Derfland Pear      ||
||-------------------------------------||
|| Dark           | Rock Salt          ||
||                | Dark Crystal       ||
||                | Derfland Pear      ||
||-------------------------------------||
|---------------------------------------|


|---------------------------------------|
|  First Crystal: Fire                  |
|---------------------------------------|
|                                       |
||-------------------------------------||
|| Second Crystal | Results            ||
||-------------------------------------||
|| None           | Ice Crystal        ||
||                | Ice Crystal        ||
||                | Yagudo Cherry      ||
||                | Saruta Orange      ||
||-------------------------------------||
|| Fire           | Ice Crystal        ||
||                | Red Rock           ||
||                | Yagudo Cherry      ||
||-------------------------------------||
|| Ice            | Ice Crystal        ||
||                | Ice Crystal        ||
||                | Derfland Pear      ||
||-------------------------------------||
|| Wind           | Ice Crystal        ||
||                | Yagudo Cherry      ||
||                | Saruta Orange      ||
||-------------------------------------||
|| Earth          | Ice Crystal        ||
||                | Yagudo Cherry      ||
||                | Saruta Orange      ||
||-------------------------------------||
|| Lightning      | Ice Crystal        ||
||                | Yagudo Cherry      ||
||                | Saruta Orange      ||
||-------------------------------------||
|| Water          | Ice Crystal        ||
||                | Yagudo Cherry      ||
||                | Saruta Orange      ||
||-------------------------------------||
|| Light          | Ice Crystal        ||
||                | Yagudo Cherry      ||
||                | Saruta Orange      ||
||-------------------------------------||
|| Dark           | Ice Crystal        ||
||                | Yagudo Cherry      ||
||                | Saruta Orange      ||
||-------------------------------------||
|---------------------------------------|


|---------------------------------------|
|  First Crystal: Ice                   |
|---------------------------------------|
|                                       |
||-------------------------------------||
|| Second Crystal | Results            ||
||-------------------------------------||
|| None           | Wind Crystal       ||
||                | Wind Crystal       ||
||                | Mithran Tomato     ||
||-------------------------------------||
|| Fire           | Wind Crystal       ||
||                | Mithran Tomato     ||
||-------------------------------------||
|| Ice            | Wind Crystal       ||
||                | Blue Rock          ||
||                | Buburimu Grape     ||
||-------------------------------------||
|| Wind           | Wind Crystal       ||
||                | Mithran Tomato     ||
||-------------------------------------||
|| Earth          | Wind Crystal       ||
||                | Mithran Tomato     ||
||-------------------------------------||
|| Lightning      | Wind Crystal       ||
||                | Mithran Tomato     ||
||-------------------------------------||
|| Water          | Wind Crystal       ||
||                | Mithran Tomato     ||
||-------------------------------------||
|| Light          | Wind Crystal       ||
||                | Mithran Tomato     ||
||-------------------------------------||
|| Dark           | Wind Crystal       ||
||                | Mithran Tomato     ||
||-------------------------------------||
|---------------------------------------|


|---------------------------------------|
|  First Crystal: Wind                  |
|---------------------------------------|
|                                       |
||-------------------------------------||
|| Second Crystal | Results            ||
||-------------------------------------||
|| None           | Earth Crystal      ||
||                | Earth Crystal      ||
||                | Rolanberry         ||
||-------------------------------------||
|| Fire           | Earth Crystal      ||
||                | Rolanberry         ||
||-------------------------------------||
|| Ice            | Earth Crystal      ||
||                | Rolanberry         ||
||-------------------------------------||
|| Wind           | Earth Crystal      ||
||                | Green Rock         ||
||                | San d'Orian Grape  ||
||-------------------------------------||
|| Earth          | Earth Crystal      ||
||                | Rolanberry         ||
||-------------------------------------||
|| Lightning      | Earth Crystal      ||
||                | Rolanberry         ||
||-------------------------------------||
|| Water          | Earth Crystal      ||
||                | San d'Orian Grape  ||
||-------------------------------------||
|| Light          | Earth Crystal      ||
||                | Rolanberry         ||
||-------------------------------------||
|| Dark           | Earth Crystal      ||
||                | Rolanberry         ||
||-------------------------------------||
|---------------------------------------|


|---------------------------------------|
|  First Crystal: Earth                 |
|---------------------------------------|
|                                       |
||-------------------------------------||
|| Second Crystal | Results            ||
||-------------------------------------||
|| None           | Lightning Crystal  ||
||                | Lightning Crystal  ||
||                | San d'Orian Carrot ||
||-------------------------------------||
|| Fire           | Lightning Crystal  ||
||                | San d'Orian Carrot ||
||-------------------------------------||
|| Ice            | Lightning Crystal  ||
||                | San d'Orian Carrot ||
||-------------------------------------||
|| Wind           | Lightning Crystal  ||
||                | San d'Orian Carrot ||
||-------------------------------------||
|| Earth          | Lightning Crystal  ||
||                | Yellow Rock        ||
||                | Eggplant           ||
||-------------------------------------||
|| Lightning      | Lightning Crystal  ||
||                | San d'Orian Carrot ||
||-------------------------------------||
|| Water          | Lightning Crystal  ||
||                | Eggplant           ||
||-------------------------------------||
|| Light          | Lightning Crystal  ||
||                | San d'Orian Carrot ||
||-------------------------------------||
|| Dark           | Lightning Crystal  ||
||                | San d'Orian Carrot ||
||-------------------------------------||
|---------------------------------------|



|---------------------------------------|
|  First Crystal: Lightning             |
|---------------------------------------|
|                                       |
||-------------------------------------||
|| Second Crystal | Results            ||
||-------------------------------------||
|| None           | Rock Salt          ||
||                | Derfland Pear      ||
||-------------------------------------||
|| Fire           | Rock Salt          ||
||                | Derfland Pear      ||
||-------------------------------------||
|| Ice            | Rock Salt          ||
||                | Derfland Pear      ||
||-------------------------------------||
|| Wind           | Rock Salt          ||
||                | Derfland Pear      ||
||-------------------------------------||
|| Earth          | Rock Salt          ||
||                | Derfland Pear      ||
||-------------------------------------||
|| Lightning      | Rock Salt          ||
||                | Purple Rock        ||
||                | Coral Fungus       ||
||-------------------------------------||
|| Water          | Rock Salt          ||
||                | Derfland Pear      ||
||-------------------------------------||
|| Light          | Rock Salt          ||
||                | Derfland Pear      ||
||-------------------------------------||
|| Dark           | Rock Salt          ||
||                | Derfland Pear      ||
||-------------------------------------||
|---------------------------------------|


|---------------------------------------|
|  First Crystal: Water                 |
|---------------------------------------|
|                                       |
||-------------------------------------||
|| Second Crystal | Results            ||
||-------------------------------------||
|| None           | Fire Crystal       ||
||                | Blue Rock          ||
||                | Little Worm        ||
||                | Reishi Mushroom    ||
||                | Watermelon         ||
||-------------------------------------||
|| Fire           | Fire Crystal       ||
||                | Little Worm        ||
||                | Watermelon         ||
||-------------------------------------||
|| Ice            | Fire Crystal       ||
||                | Little Worm        ||
||                | Watermelon         ||
||-------------------------------------||
|| Wind           | Fire Crystal       ||
||                | Little Worm        ||
||                | Watermelon         ||
||-------------------------------------||
|| Earth          | Fire Crystal       ||
||                | Little Worm        ||
||                | Watermelon         ||
||-------------------------------------||
|| Lightning      | Fire Crystal       ||
||                | Little Worm        ||
||                | Thundermelon       ||
||-------------------------------------||
|| Water          | Fire Crystal       ||
||                | Blue Rock          ||
||                | Watermelon         ||
||-------------------------------------||
|| Light          | Fire Crystal       ||
||                | Little Worm        ||
||                | Watermelon         ||
||-------------------------------------||
|| Dark           | Fire Crystal       ||
||                | Little Worm        ||
||                | Watermelon         ||
||-------------------------------------||
|---------------------------------------|


|---------------------------------------|
|  First Crystal: Light                 |
|---------------------------------------|
|                                       |
||-------------------------------------||
|| Second Crystal | Results            ||
||-------------------------------------||
|| None           | Dark Crystal       ||
||                | Reishi Mushroom    ||
||                | Faerie Apple       ||
||-------------------------------------||
|| Fire           | Dark Crystal       ||
||                | Red Rock           ||
||                | Faerie Apple       ||
||-------------------------------------||
|| Ice            | Dark Crystal       ||
||                | Translucent Rock   ||
||                | Faerie Apple       ||
||-------------------------------------||
|| Wind           | Dark Crystal       ||
||                | Green Rock         ||
||                | Faerie Apple       ||
||-------------------------------------||
|| Earth          | Dark Crystal       ||
||                | Yellow Rock        ||
||                | Faerie Apple       ||
||-------------------------------------||
|| Lightning      | Dark Crystal       ||
||                | Purple Rock        ||
||                | Faerie Apple       ||
||-------------------------------------||
|| Water          | Dark Crystal       ||
||                | Blue Rock          ||
||                | Faerie Apple       ||
||-------------------------------------||
|| Light          | Dark Crystal       ||
||                | White Rock         ||
||                | Reishi Mushroom    ||
||-------------------------------------||
|| Dark           | Dark Crystal       ||
||                | Black Rock         ||
||                | Faerie Apple       ||
||-------------------------------------||
|---------------------------------------|


|---------------------------------------|
|  First Crystal: Dark                  |
|---------------------------------------|
|                                       |
||-------------------------------------||
|| Second Crystal | Results            ||
||-------------------------------------||
|| None           | Light Crystal      ||
||                | Reishi Mushroom    ||
||                | Danceshroom        ||
||-------------------------------------||
|| Fire           | Light Crystal      ||
||                | Red Rock           ||
||                | Yagudo Cherry      ||
||                | Saruta Orange      ||
||-------------------------------------||
|| Ice            | Light Crystal      ||
||                | Translucent Rock   ||
||                | Yagudo Cherry      ||
||                | Saruta Orange      ||
||-------------------------------------||
|| Wind           | Light Crystal      ||
||                | Green Rock         ||
||                | Yagudo Cherry      ||
||                | Saruta Orange      ||
||-------------------------------------||
|| Earth          | Light Crystal      ||
||                | Yellow Rock        ||
||                | Yagudo Cherry      ||
||                | Saruta Orange      ||
||-------------------------------------||
|| Lightning      | Light Crystal      ||
||                | Purple Rock        ||
||                | Saruta Orange      ||
||                | Yagudo Cherry      ||
||-------------------------------------||
|| Water          | Light Crystal      ||
||                | Blue Rock          ||
||                | Blue Rock          ||
||                | Danceshroom        ||
||-------------------------------------||
|| Light          | Light Crystal      ||
||                | White Rock         ||
||                | Yagudo Cherry      ||
||-------------------------------------||
|| Dark           | Light Crystal      ||
||                | Black Rock         ||
||                | Danceshroom        ||
||-------------------------------------||
|---------------------------------------|


B. Herb Seeds

|-------------------------------------|
| Crystal Given  | Results            |
|-------------------------------------|
| None           | Rock Salt          |
|                | Amaryllis          |
|                | Green Rock         |
|                | Carnation          |
|-------------------------------------|
| Fire           | Ice Crystal        |
|                | Kazham Peppers     |
|-------------------------------------|
| Ice            | Rock Salt          |
|                | Sleepshroom        |
|                | Chamomile          |
|-------------------------------------|
| Wind           | Earth Crystal      |
|                | Green Rock         |
|                | Little Worm        |
|                | Sage               |
|-------------------------------------|
| Earth          | Lightning Crystal  |
|                | Carnation          |
|                | Black Pepper       |
|-------------------------------------|
| Lightning      | Water Crystal      |
|                | Sobbing Fungus     |
|                | Mhaura Garlic      |
|-------------------------------------|
| Water          | Fire Crystal       |
|                | Bay Leaves         |
|-------------------------------------|
| Light          | Dark Crystal       |
|                | White Rock         |
|                | Mhaura Garlic      |
|-------------------------------------|
| Dark           | Light Crystal      |
|                | Black Rock         |
|                | Deathball          |
|                | Amaryllis          |
|-------------------------------------|


C. Grain Seeds

|-------------------------------------|
| Crystal Given  | Results            |
|-------------------------------------|
| None           | Rock Salt          |
|                | Marguerite         |
|                | Red Rock           |
|                | Puffball           |
|-------------------------------------|
| Fire           | Ice Crystal        |
|                | Red Rock           |
|                | Little Worm        |
|                | Tarutaru Rice      |
|-------------------------------------|
| Ice            | Wind Crystal       |
|                | Kukuru Bean        |
|-------------------------------------|
| Wind           | Earth Crystal      |
|                | Millioncorn        |
|-------------------------------------|
| Earth          | Lightning Crystal  |
|                | Tarutaru Rice      |
|-------------------------------------|
| Lightning      | Water Crystal      |
|                | Coral Fungus       |
|                | Marguerite         |
|-------------------------------------|
| Water          | Fire Crystal       |
|                | Blue Peas          |
|-------------------------------------|
| Light          | Dark Crystal       |
|                | Sunflower Seeds    |
|-------------------------------------|
| Dark           | Light Crystal      |
|                | Coral Fungus       |
|                | Tarutaru Rice      |
|-------------------------------------|


D. Vegetable Seeds

|-------------------------------------|
| Crystal Given  | Results            |
|-------------------------------------|
| None           | Rock Salt          |
|                | Lilac              |
|                | Yellow Rock        |
|                | Woozyshroom        |
|                | Rain Lily          |
|-------------------------------------|
| Fire           | Ice Crystal        |
|                | Popoto             |
|-------------------------------------|
| Ice            | Wind Crystal       |
|                | Saruta Cotton      |
|-------------------------------------|
| Wind           | Earth Crystal      |
|                | Gysahl Greens      |
|-------------------------------------|
| Earth          | Lightning Crystal  |
|                | Yellow Stone       |
|                | Little Worm        |
|                | Frost Turnip       |
|-------------------------------------|
| Lightning      | Water Crystal      |
|                | Wild Onion         |
|-------------------------------------|
| Water          | Fire Crystal       |
|                | La Theine Cabbage  |
|                | La Theine Cabbage  |
|-------------------------------------|
| Light          | Dark Crystal       |
|                | White Rock         |
|                | Ginger Root        |
|-------------------------------------|
| Dark           | Light Crystal      |
|                | Black Rock         |
|                | Scream Fungus      |
|                | Woozyshroom        |
|-------------------------------------|




***** VII.  Elemental Stengths and Weaknesses *****

Elemental strengths and weaknesses play a key role in what kinds of items can be
harvested. The chart below shows the strenghts and weaknesses of each element.
Going clockwise on the chart shows what the given element is strong versus,
while going counter-clockwise shows what it is weak versus. So, for example,
Fire would be strong versus Ice and weak versus Water. The only variation are
light and dark, which are opposing elements.


     Fire   >>  Ice
     //          \\
   Water        Wind          Light <--> Dark
     \\          //
  Lightning << Earth


This chart is even more important if you are trying to grow crystals from your
plants. In general, whichever crystal is used to fertilize your plant you can
grow crystals based on what that crystal is strong versus. So if you use Fire
Crystals to fertilize your plant, you will be able to grow Ice Crystals.

(Note: For Fruit Seeds this is based only on the element of the first crystal
used to fertilize the plant.)




***** VIII. Tips for Better Gardening *****

For those who simply wish to garden without care for what they grow, gardening
is a simplistic process that is enjoyable to mess with between quests, missions,
and experience hunting. But for those on a mission to grow that one item they
need for a quest or synthesis recipe (or even to make money at the Auction
House) Gardening must become a science. The pot used, the type of seed, the
crystal(s) used, and even the day of the week when seeds are planted have an
effect on what is produced. The following tips are for those ready to go beyond
the casual indulgence of your "garden variety" adventurer (pardon the pun) and
become true Master Gardeners.


A. Choosing Your Seeds and Crystals

Which seed you choose to plant has the single greatest effect on what items you
are able to get. This is futher narrowed down according to which crystal is used
to fertilize the seed. Beyond simply determing which items you can get, however,
this also effects how fast the plant grows and how much you are able to harvest.

In general, if the element of the crystal is weak versus the element of the seed
the plant will grow faster. Likewise, if the element of the crystal is strong
versus that of the seed then growth will be slower.


B. Choosing Your Pots

Knowing which pot to plant your seeds in can greatly help or hinder your ability
to get a large yeild at harvest. If the element of the crystal used is weak
versus the element of the pot, there tends to be a larger yeild of produce.
Likewise, if the element of the crystal used is strong versus that of the pot
then the yeild tends to be smaller.

Pots are also believed to have affinities with certain regions. As such products
associated with these same regions are more apt to produce a higher yield in
pots of the same regionality.


|------------------------------------------------|
| Type of Pot | Region       | Regional Items    |
|------------------------------------------------|
| Ceramic     | Ronfaure     | Water Crystal     |
|             |              | Million Corn      |
|             |              | Sunflower Seeds   |
|------------------------------------------------|
| Brass       | Gustaberg    | Fire Crystal      |
|             |              | Black Pepper      |
|             |              | La Theine Cabbage |
|------------------------------------------------|
| Earthen     | Sarutabaruta | Earth Crystal     |
|             |              | Tarutaru Rice     |
|             |              | Kukuru Beans      |
|             |              | Pototo            |
|             |              | Saruta Cotton     |
|------------------------------------------------|
| Porcelain   | Jeuno        | Wind Crystal      |
|             |              | Blue Peas         |
|------------------------------------------------|


C. When to Plant, Fertilize, and Harvest

Each day of the week in Vana'diel is associated with a particular element; and
based on the day of the week you plant, fertilize, and harvest you can affect
which items you get and how many items you harvest. The day of the week can be
determined based on the colored dot in front of the clock which displays the
hour, or by using the /clock command. The days of the week are:

Firesday
Earthsday
Watersday
Windsday
Icesday
Lightningsday
Lightsday
Darksday

It seems as though if you plant seeds on the day of the week with the same
element as the seeds, or on the day of the week which is strong versus that of
the seed, you are more apt to get higher quality produce. This is also true of
fertilizing the plant on days of the same element as the crystal or which are
strong versus the element of the crystal.

For those looking to get crystals, you are more apt to get crystals by planting
on Lightsday or Darksday, or on days of the week which are weak versus the
element of the seeds.

Do not harvest on days that are weak versus the element of your Seeds and
Crystals, otherwise you are likely to get lower quality items.

If you are looking to grow colored rocks, you are most likely to get rocks by
harvesting on days of the week that are strong versus the element of the seed
and crystal used.


D. Lunar Phases, Harvests, and You

As time progresses in Vana'diel the moon goes through several phases, just as in
the real world. When harvesting your plants it is important to consider the
lunar phase, as the closer it is to a full moon the more of an item you are apt
to harvest. You can check the current phase of the moon using the /clock
command. The phases the moon goes through are:

New Moon
Waxing Crescent Moon
Quarter Moon
Waxing Gibbous Moon
Full Moon
Waning Gibbous Moon
Last Quarter Moon
Waning Crescent Moon

(Note: Using the /clock command also toggles the on-screen clock which displays
the current day of the week and time.)


E. Check Your Plant Often

Though this is unconfirmed, many believe that the more often you check your
plant the better quality items you can get and the higher yield of items you can
obtain.

F. Never Leave an Empty Pot

This is a personal observation of mine which I have not been able to confirm
with others. I have no idea if this is valid but I would love to hear feedback
from other gardeners out there.

I believe that the more you garden there is an unseen Gardening Skill which
slowly rises in the same way as weapon, magic, or guild skills. As this skill
goes up it is easier to obtain higher quality items and higher yields of items.

There are two ways of interpreting this theory:

One is that the Gardening Skill is just an unseen guild skill that goes up no
matter what type of seed is used. The more you garden the more successful you
are at gardening with all types of seeds.

The second is that gardening is a skill category all its own and you have an
unseen ranking for each type of seed in the game. Each type of seed has its own
skill level and goes up only when gardening with that type of seed.




***** IX. Moghancements *****

Adding furniture to your Mog House can give you an elemental feel that will
result in a Moghancement. Moghancements can provide a variety of nifty effects
effects such as less experience loss after dying and returning to your home
point. Other Moghancements can increase your skills at synthesizing items,
fishing, and (most importantly!) gardening. The full list of Moghancements are:

|--------------|-------------------------------------------|
| Moghancement | Effect                                    |
|--------------|-------------------------------------------|
| <Elemental>  | Less likely to lose materials from failed |
|              | synthesis with crytals of corresponding   |
|              | element.                                  |
|--------------|-------------------------------------------|
| Experience   | Reduces experience lost of being killed   |
|              | and returned to Home Point. Has no effect |
|              | on Raise spells.                          |
|--------------|-------------------------------------------|
| Fishing      | Increases likelihood of obtaining items   |
|              | while fishing.                            |
|--------------|-------------------------------------------|
| Region       | Increases the amount of Conquest Points   |
|              | earned while participating in your        |
|              | your nations Conquest campaign.           |
|--------------|-------------------------------------------|
| Gardening    | Lowers the chances of your plants         |
|              | withering while you are away.             |
|--------------|-------------------------------------------|


Each item of furniture in the game has a speific, weighted elemental
association. This elemental weight is added up in terms of how strong of an aura
it gives off in your Mog House. The aura is measured and reported by your Moogle
in the following increments:

A faint elemental aura
A powerful elemental aura
Filled with elemental energy

It is unknown if this elemental aura has an effect based on the strength or
weakness of the aura versus the seeds, crystals, and pots used for gardening.

Below is a list of all the furniture items, their elemental properties.
Furniture which can give you the Gardening Moghancement are marked with the @
symbol.


|--------------------------------------------|
| Furniture               | Element          |
|                         |                  |
|--------------------------------------------|
| Acolyte's Grief         | Dark + 4         |
|--------------------------------------------|
| Ancient Blood           | Dark + 3         |
|--------------------------------------------|
| Armoire                 | Water + 16       |
|--------------------------------------------|
| Armor Box               | Water + 2        |
|--------------------------------------------|
| Autumn's End            | Dark + 5         |
|--------------------------------------------|
| Book Holder             | Light + 1        |
|--------------------------------------------|
| Bookshelf               | Fire + 8         |
|--------------------------------------------|
| Brass Flowerpot         | Earth + 1        |
|--------------------------------------------|
| Bronze Bed              | Ice + 6          |
|--------------------------------------------|
| Bureau                  | Earth + 3        |
|--------------------------------------------|
| Cabinet                 | Water + 12       |
|--------------------------------------------|
| Ceramic Flowerpot       | Earth + 1        |
|--------------------------------------------|
| Chest                   | Water + 4        |
|--------------------------------------------|
| Chiffonier              | Water + ?        |
|--------------------------------------------|
| Coffer                  | Water + ?        |
|--------------------------------------------|
| Commode                 | Water + 16       |
|--------------------------------------------|
| Cupboard                | Fire + 6         |
|--------------------------------------------|
| Desk                    | Wind + 5         |
|--------------------------------------------|
| Dresser                 | Light + 4        |
|--------------------------------------------|
| Earthen Flowerpot       | Earth + 1        |
|--------------------------------------------|
| Flower Stand            | Lightning + 2    |
|--------------------------------------------|
| Mahogany Bed            | Light + 10       |
|--------------------------------------------|
| Maple Table             | Earth + 8        | @
|--------------------------------------------|
| Noble's Bed             | Lighting + 12    |
|--------------------------------------------|
| Oak Bed                 | Wind + 5         |
|--------------------------------------------|
| Oak Table               | Earth + 10       | @
|--------------------------------------------|
| Porcelain Flowerpot     | Earth + 2        |
|--------------------------------------------|
| Red Jar                 | Fire + 5         |
|--------------------------------------------|
| Royal Bed               | Dark + 24        |
|--------------------------------------------|
| Rusty Bucket            | Water+1          |
|--------------------------------------------|
| Secretaire              | Earth+2          |
|--------------------------------------------|
| Simple Bed              | Water+3          |
|--------------------------------------------|
| Star Globe              | Dark + 10        |
|--------------------------------------------|
| Stationary Set          | Ice + 3          |
|--------------------------------------------|
| Tableware Set           | Lighting + 3     |
|--------------------------------------------|
| Tarutaru Desk           | Earth + 4        | @
|--------------------------------------------|
| Tarutaru Folding Screen | Ice + 6          |
|--------------------------------------------|
| Tarutaru Stool          | Lightning+2      |
|--------------------------------------------|
| Tea Set                 | Water + 3        |
|--------------------------------------------|
| Waste Basket (EX)       | Lightning + 2    |
|--------------------------------------------|
| Water Barrel            | Water + 4        |
|--------------------------------------------|
| Water Jug               | Water+3          |
|--------------------------------------------|
| White Jar               | Light + 5        |
|--------------------------------------------|
| Wicker Box              | Wind + 2         |
|--------------------------------------------|
| Workbench               | Earth + 6        | @
|--------------------------------------------|
| Yellow Jar              | Earth+2          |
|--------------------------------------------|




***** X. Gardening Item Use Guide *****

Most every item produced through gardening is used either as a quest item or as
an ingredient in a guild recipe. Most are incredients for culinary or alchemy
guild recipes. Below is a list of all the items that can be produced from
gardening as shown in the tables above and what they can be used for. Item's
that are used in quests have the associated Quest Titles listed first and are
labelled "Quest." If the item can be used in synthesis, the items they can be
used to create are listed separated by commas. I've tried to list everything in
alphabetical order so they are easier to find.

Amaryllis:
Quest - A Lady's Heart


Bay Leaves:
Blackened Newt, Boiled Crab, Dragon Steak, Herb Quus, Humus, Shallops Tropicale,
Tomato Soup, Vegetable Soup


Black Pepper:
Bass Meuniere, Blackened Hare, Bream Risotto, Coeurl Sautee, Dhalmel Pie,
Dhalmel Steak, Dragon Steak, Egg Soup, Flounder Meuniere, Goblin Pie, Herb Quus,
Mushroom Risotto, Mushroom Stew, Navarin, Rarab Meatball, Royal Omelette, Salmon
Meuniere, Sausage, Seafood Stew, Sopa Pez Blanco, Whitefish Stew


Black Rock:
Onyx


Blue Peas:
Quest - The Vicasque's Sermon
Pea Soup


Blue Rock:
Lapis Lazuli


Buburimu Grape:
Yagudo Drink


Carnation:
Quest - Bundle Stacks of 99 Arrows (Only in dominant City of Vana'diel)


Chamomile:
Chamomile Tea, Deodorizer, Eye Drops, Remedy, Sleeping Potion, Vegetable Gruel,
Vitality Potion


Coral Fungus:
Boiled Cockatrice, Dhalmel Pie, Mushroom Soup


Danceshroom:
Quest - The Gift
Goblin Mushpot, Mushroom Soup, Mushroom Risotto, Mushroom Stew, Roast Mushroom,
Turtle Soup


Deathball:
Quest - Reap What You Sow
Goblin Mushpot, Poison dust


Derfland Pear:
???


Eggplant:
Goblin Pie, Vegetable Soup


Faerie Apple:
Apple Juice, Apple Pie, Apple Vinegar, Baked Apple, Roasted Apple, Vampire Juice


Frost Turnip:
Quest - A Smudge on One's Record
Eyeball Soup, Herbal Broth, Tavnazian Salad, Vegetable Gruel


Ginger Root:
Boiled Cockatrice, Ginger Cookie, Goblin Pie, Herb Crawler Eggs, Shark Fin Soup,
Turtle Soup


Green Rock:
Tourmaline


Gysahl Greens:
Seafood Stew, Steamed Catfish


Kazham Pepper:
Goblin Mushpot, Meat Mithkabob, Mutton Tortilla, Sairui-Ran, Silencing Potion,
Spicy Cracker


Kukuru Bean:
Bubble Chocolate, Chocomilk, Goblin Chocolate


La Theine Cabbage:
Quest - Only the Best
Colored Egg, Mutton Tortilla, Salmon Sub, Vegetable Soup, Windurst Salad


Lilac:
Quest - Flower Child
Quest - Say It With Flowers
Lilac Corsage


Little Worm:
Insect Ball, Worm Lure


Marguerite:
Quest  - Growing Flowers


Mhaura Garlic:
Blackened Hare, Boiled Cockatrice, Bream Risotto, Garlic Cracker, Herb Crawler
Eggs, Meat Mithkabob, Mushroom Risotto, Nebimonite Bake, Rarab Meatball, Roast
Mutton, Salmon Croute, Sea Bass Croute


Million Corn:
Quest - Only the Best
Insect Ball, Roasted Corn, Tortilla


Mithran Tomato:
Boiled Cockatrice, Dhalmel Stew, Mutton Tortilla, Navarin, Salmon Sub, Tomato
Juice, Vampire Juice, Windurst Salad


Popoto:
Quest - The Basics
Baked Popoto, Navarin, Whitefish Stew, Shark Fin Soup, Steamed Catfish, Mushroom
Stew, Seafood Stew, Dhalmel Stew, Sopa Pez Blanco, Dragon Steak


Puffball:
Quest - Unending Chase
Goblin Bread, Mushroom Stew, Mushroom Risotto, Paralysis Dust


Purple Rock:
Amethyst


Rain Lily:
Comet


Red Rock:
Sardonyx


Reishi Mushroom:
Max Potion, X-Potion


Rock Salt:
Bass Meuniere, Battery, Black Bread, Blackened Frog, Blackened Hare, Blackened
Newt, Boiled Cockatrice, Boiled Crab, Boiled Crayfish, Bretzel, Carp Sushi,
Coeurl Sautee, Dhalmel Pie, Dhalmel Stew, Dragon Steak, Dried Meat, Egg Soup,
Flask of Panacea, Flint Caviar, Flounder Meuniere, Garlic Cracker, Goblin Bread,
Goblin Mushpot, Herb Quus, Ice Lance, Ice Shield, Iron Bread, Kilo Battery, Meat
Jerky, Mega Battery, Mushroom Soup, Mushroom Stew, Navarin, Pickled Herring, Pie
Dough, Pumpkin Soup, Raisin Bread, Rarab Meatball, Rice Ball, Roast Carp, Roast
Mushroom, Roast Pipira, Roast Trout, Royal Omelette, Sea Bass Croute, Seafood
Stew, Salmon Croute, Salmon Meuniere, Salmon Rice Ball, Sausage, Sausage Roll,
Selbina Butter, Shallops Tropicale, Shark Fin Soup, Smoked Salmon, Sopa Pez
blanco, Spicy Cracker, Stone Cheese, Tomato Juice, Tonosama Rice Ball, Tortilla,
Tsurara, Turtle Soup, Vegetable Soup, White Bread, Whitefish Stew


Rolanberry:
Quest - Cook's Pride
Icecap Rolanberry, Parchment, Rolanberry Pie, Vampire Juice, Windurst Salad


Sage:
Bream Risotto, Deodorizer, Echo Drops, Hi-Potion, Max Potion, Potion, Pumpkin
Soup, Salmon Croute, San d'Orian Tea, Sausage, Sea Bass Croute, Remedy, X-Potion


San d'Orian Carrot:
Boiled Cockatrice, Carrot Broth, Colored Egg, Dhalmel Pie, Dragon Steak, Herb
Crawler Eggs, Sopa Pez Blanco, Tavnazian Salad, Turtle Soup, Vegetable Soup,
Whitefish Stew, Windurst Salad


San d'Orian Grapes:
Antidote, Grape Juice, Raisin Bread


Saruta Cotton:
Quest - Inspector's Gadget
Aketon, Battle Bracers, Battle Jupon, Black Mitts, Bloody Aketon, Bracers,
Bronze Bed, Doublet, Gambison, Gloves, Cotton Doublet, Cotton Gloves, Cotton
Thread, Linen Doublet, Linen Mitts, Mitts, Noble's Mitts, Shinobi-tabi, Silk
Mitts, Tarasque Mitts, War Aketon, White Mitts, Wool Doublet, Wool Bracers, Wool
Gambison



Saruta Orange:
Brass Meuniere, Orange Juice, Orange Kuchen


Scream Fungus:
Quest - Expertise
Goblin Mushpot, Mushroom Soup, Silencing Potion


Sleepshroom:
Quest - Gourmet
Blinding Potion, Goblin Mushpot, Roast Mushroom, Shark Fin Soup, Sleeping Potion


Sobbing Fungus:
Quest - Reap What You Sow
Goblin Mushpot, Silencing Potion


Sunflower Seeds:
Goblin Chocolate, Goblin Pie


Tarutaru Rice:
Bream Risotto, Carp Sushi, Garlic Cracker, Mushroom Risotto, Rice Ball, Salmon
Rice Ball, Spicy Cracker, Tonosama Rice Ball, Vegetable Gruel


Thundermelon:
Melon Juice, Melon Pie


Translucent Rock:
Clear Topaz


Watermelon:
Melon Juice


White Rock:
Quest - Child's Play
Quest - The Wonder Magic Set
Light Opal


Wild Onion:
Quest - Gormet
Quest - Know One's Onions
Coeurl Sautee, Dhalmel Pie, Dhalmel Stew, Herb Crawler Eggs, Meat Mithkabob,
Navarin, Pea Soup, Royal Omelette, Sopa Pez Blanco, Tomato Soup, Vegetable Soup,
Whitefish Stew


Woozyshroom:
Quest - In A Stew
Roast Mushroom


Yagudo Cherry:
Quest - Dark Legacy (Dark Knight AF1)
Windurst Salad, Yagudo Drink


Yellow Rock:
Quest - Pretty Little Things
Amber




***** XI. Closing *****

Thanks for checking out my FAQ. As I said, it is my first attempt so I hope is
useful and informative. Please let me know any suggestions or corrections you
may have. You can contact me by the e-mail listed at the beginning of this FAQ
or look for me online as Sageheart if you are on the Pheonix server.  Also, any
information on what effect drying flowers for preservation has on gardening or
your mog house in general would be appreciated. For more information on
Gardening and gardening item use check out the Prima's official FFXI strategy
guide and ffxi.allakhazam.com. These two sources were invaluable in pulling all
this information together and filling in the gaps of my own personal knowledge
and observations. And last but not least: HAIL WINDURST!