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Cultivation Guide in NieR Replicant Remaster
The Cultivation or Gardening feature in NieR Replicant Remaster Ver. 1.22474487139 enables NieR to plant, grow, and harvest different plants in his very own cultivation field. This feature is not available immediately unless the player clear a certain quest in the main story.
For those who want skip doing quests, you can buy the “Cultivator’s Handbook” from the Village Florist at the cost of 5,000 Gold during Part 2 or Act II.
|Trophy||How to Unlock|
|Legendary Gardener||Successfully cultivate the legendary flower.|
How to unlock Cultivation and its Features
In order to unlock the Gardening feature, NieR must talk to the Village Florist at the Shopping District Fountain. Talk to her and accomplish the request. This quest can only be accessed in Part 1 or Act I. NieR will start with two gardening rows.
NieR can add a third row in his garden or cultivation field by accomplishing the follow-up quest by the Village Florist. This quest can only be accessed in Part 1 or Act I.
A Return to Shopping Side Quest
To learn and apply cross-breeding in the game, Nier can approach a Masked Woman near the entrance of Facade. This quest can only be accessed in Part 2 or Act II.
Where to buy Cultivation Items
You can buy seeds, fertilizers, and produce from florists, shops and grocers:
|Gardening Items||Buying Location|
|For Seeds and Fertilizers||
How to Plant a Seed or Bulb
To plant seeds or bulbs, approach a row and examine a vacant plot. After planting, water the plant. It takes 24 hours of real-time for seeds to bear fruit so what you can do is to manipulate the system clock of your gaming platform of system.
If you leave plants for up to two days, they will yield seeds instead. If you delayed for more than two days, the plants or produce will wither.
How to Cross-breed Seeds
Cross-breeding only applies to moonflower seeds. Moonflowers can be used as healing items due to their high recovery effects:
|Red Moonflower||Restores up to 30% of the user’s HP.|
|Blue Moonflower||Restores up to 30% of the user’s HP.|
|Gold Moonflower||Restores up to 30% of the user’s HP.|
|Pink Moonflower||Restores up to 60% of the user’s HP.|
|Indigo Moonflower||Restores up to 60% of the user’s HP.|
|Peach Moonflower||Restores up to 60% of the user’s HP.|
|White Moonflower||Restores up to 100% of the user’s HP.|
Red, Blue, and Gold are the only purchasable seeds in the game. In order to acquire Pink, Indigo, Peach, and White (Lunar Tear) seeds, you need to pair or crossbred a certain row of seeds in NieR’s garden or cultivation field.
|Moonflower||Cross-breed Patter||Success Rate|
|Peach Moonflower||Red + Gold Moonflower Seeds||10% Success Rate|
|Indigo Moonflower||Gold + Blue Moonflower Seeds||10% Success Rate|
|Pink Moonflower||Red + Indigo Moonflower Seeds||10% Success Rate|
|Pink + Peach Moonflower Seeds||2% Success Rate|
Make sure to plant the the colored seeds within the same row. For example, plant Red/Indigo/Red/Indigo/Red pattern to yield Pink Moonflowers. Water the plants as well since this helps in increasing the number of seeds they bear.
|Seed Row 1||Seed Row 2||Seed Row 3|
System Clock Manipulation (For PS3 only)
This method only works for the PS3 version of the game (Nier Gestalt and Nier Replicant). Save and turn off your console. Then, turn your game two days forward of real time to ensure that the planted seeds will give out new Pink Moonflower seeds. Take note cross-breeding moonflower seeds into Pink, Indigo, and Peach has a 10% success rate.
Timezone Manipulation (For PS4 and PS5)
It was noted that system clock manipulation cannot work when playing the game in PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5. This is due to having their own “internal system clock” that cannot be changed by the user.
What you can do is to change your timezone in your console. Before planting the seeds, go to “Settings” > “Date and Time” and set your console timezone to “UTC -11:00 American Samoa”. Then, plant the seeds in this timezone, then save.
Go back to your timezone setting (no need to close the game) and adjust it to “UTC +13:00 Independent State of Samoa”. This is to make the plants of flower grow through 24 hours. Reload your save file to see which flower or produce have grown.
If you see some flowers or produce that haven’t grown, you have the option to “ungrow” and replant them. Take note of these plots and revert back to UTC – 11:00 again. Reload your save file and replant the one that didn’t produce. Save and then move to forward again to UTC +13:00 to check.
If you’re aiming for a 48-hour or 2-day growth, save your game in your real timezone after moving forward 24 hours. Continue in playing the main story or do other side quests until you reach the next day. In day 2, water the produce or flowers, save your game, and shift your timezone forward to UTC +13:00 only to see the plots leave seeds in NieR’s garden.
Cultivation Time or Growth Period
Here is an estimate of cultivation time for each seed in the game:
|Seed||Growth Period||For Produce/Flowers||For Seeds|
|Tomato Seed||4 hours||4 hours||25 hours|
|Eggplant Seed||6 hours||6 hours||30 hours|
|Bell Pepper Seed||3 hours||3 hours||30 hours|
|Bean Seeds||3 hours||3 hours||30 hours|
|Pumpkin Seed||4 hours||4 hours||30 hours|
|Watermelon Seed||5 hours||5 hours||30 hours|
|Melon Seed||8 hours||8 hours||20 hours|
|Gourd Seed||6 hours||6 hours||28 hours|
|Wheat Seed||5 hours||5 hours||25 hours|
|Rice Seed||5 hours||5 hours||25 hours|
|Dahlia Bulb||1 hour||40 hours||50 hours|
|Tulip Bulb||2 hours||50 hours||50 hours|
|Freeasia Bulb||1 hour||50 hours||50 hours|
|Red Moonflower Seed||3 hours||30 hours||50 hours|
|Gold Moonflower Seed||3 hours||30 hours||50 hours|
|Blue Moonflower Seed||3 hours||30 hours||50 hours|
|Pink Moonflower Seed||4 hours||30 hours||50 hours|
|Indigo Moonflower Seed||4 hours||30 hours||50 hours|
|Peach Moonflower Seed||4 hours||30 hours||50 hours|
|White Moonflower Seed
(Lunar Tear Seed)
|5 hours||30 hours||50 hours|
Cultivation Output or Harvest Items
Here are the numbers of vegetables or flowers produced by each seed:
|Seed||Produce/Flower Harvest||Seed Harvest|
|Tomato Seed||Tomato x5||–|
|Eggplant Seed||Eggplant x5||–|
|Bell Pepper Seed||Bell Pepper x4||–|
|Bean Seeds||Beans x8||–|
|Pumpkin Seed||Pumpkin x1||–|
|Watermelon Seed||Watermelon x1|
|Melon Seed||Melon x1||–|
|Gourd Seed||Gourd x3||–|
|Wheat Seed||Wheat x8||–|
|Rice Seed||Rice x10||–|
|Dahlia Bulb||Dahlia Flower x1||Dahlia Bulb x4|
|Tulip Bulb||Tulip Flower x1||Tulip Bulb x6|
|Freeasia Bulb||Freeasia Flower x1||Freeasia Bulb x6|
|Red Moonflower Seed||Red Moonflower x1||Red Moonflower Seed x4|
|Gold Moonflower Seed||Gold Moonflower x1||Gold Moonflower Seed x4|
|Blue Moonflower Seed||Blue Moonflower x1||Blue Moonflower Seed x4|
|Pink Moonflower Seed||Pink Moonflower x1||Pink Moonflower Seed x3|
|Indigo Moonflower Seed||Indigo Moonflower x1||Indigo Moonflower Seed x3|
|Peach Moonflower Seed||Peach Moonflower x1||Peach Moonflower Seed x3|
|White Moonflower Seed
(Lunar Tear Seed)
|White Moonflower x1||White Moonflower Seed x2|
Cultivating a Lunar Tear (or White Moonflower)
The only relevant trophy or achievement for this feature is cross-breeding and harvesting for a Lunar Tear flower. The White Moonflower or Lunar Tear has a 2% success rate so be sure to save your game.
In order to acquire this flower, read our Lunar Flower (or White Moonflower) planting guide:
How to obtain a Lunar Tear Flower
Other Strategy Guides
|Game Controls||Difficulty Modes||Permanent Events|
|Differences in the Remaster||Differences in Act I and II||Tips for Combat|
|Stats Guide||Status Effects||Post-Game Unlockables|
|New Game Plus||-||-|
How many hours does time pass if you continue the main story?
Plant growth is in real time. 2 hours of gameplay = 2 hours passed.
The clock change does not work. Has it been patched?
Hi! We were informed as well about the system clock issues with PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5. We’ll update the guide
Already added the new approach. Thanks!
Actually no on PlayStation 4 you can use the date and time zone adjustment accordingly to help speed up time. I actually just did it today to test the food and I worked it’s just not as fast as the PlayStation three was.