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    Gardening Guide by Sageheart

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    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
    the_image@hotmail.com. I get a lot of junkmail there so if you e-mail me make
    sure the Subject is something that lets me know its in reference to this FAQ.
    And to cover a few legal-ish things: feel free to this FAQ with others; but
    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!
    

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