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Faster Gardening Mod v7b

by scumbumbo Posted 28th Sep 2014 at 9:03 PM - Updated 8th Jul 2018 at 10:43 PM by scumbumbo : Bugfix for Version 7 - Weeding Planters
351 Comments / replies (Who?) - 17 Feedback Posts, 7 Thanks Posts
BUGFIX July 8, 2018 - Version 7 had several bugs which caused issues for weeding and tending gardens that used planters. These bugs should now be fixed in version 7b.

Updated June 21, 2018 - Version 7 should be compatible with the latest game patches as of the June 19, 2018 patch.

Older versions have been removed and are no longer supported.


This is a mod for The Sims 4 to speed up the simple gardening tasks, such as weeding and watering. The more complex tasks, such as planting and harvesting are not affected. Tasks will take about one-third as long with this mod in place.

The mod also triples the distance a sim will consider walking between plants to perform these tasks.

XML Mod Installation Instructions

Just unzip the package file to your Mods folder as usual.

This mod may cause conflicts with any other mod which change gardening tasks. Due to the wide variety of mods and sources for them, it is unlikely I will be able to help you with such a conflict. If there is a conflict, either one or both mods may fail to work properly, your game may crash, frogs may rain down from the sky...

Version 7 of the mod should be compatible with games patched to version (June 19, 2018) or later.

Tech Notes

Additional Credits:
Thanks go out to Velocitygrass for the Sims4XmlExtractor and, of course, Kuree and all the others at Sims4Group who have put together the S4PE tool.
Tags: #faster, #garden, #weed, #water

Type: Other

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

Sims 4

This is a multi-part download:

Use only one version of the mod. Use version 5 if you are running the latest (December 4, 2015 or later) game updates.
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date | Version 7b of Faster Gardening mod - July 8, 2018

Size: 75.3 KB · Downloads: 27,184 · 8th Jul 2018
75.3 KB 27,184 8th Jul 2018
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Basic Download and Install Instructions:
1. Download: Click the File tab to see the download link. Click the link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.
Read the upload description for installation instructions. If nothing else is specified, do the following:
2. Extract: Use WinRAR (Windows) to extract the .package file(s) (if included, ts4script as well) from the .rar or .zip file(s).
3. Cut and paste the .package file(s) (if included, ts4script as well) into your Mods folder
  • Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4\Mods\
  • Windows Vista/7/8/8.1: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4\Mods\

Need more information?
  • Anyone can use both .rar and .zip files easily! On Windows, use WinRAR.
  • If you don't have a Mods folder, just make one.
  • Mod still not working? Make sure you have script mods enabled
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Test Subject
#276 Old 30th Aug 2016 at 3:50 PM
Originally Posted by catalina_45
EA maded some changes. Now you don't need the mod.
People keep saying this like it will make it true. Lol. It's still taking me 20 in-game minutes to Spray For Bugs when bugs are flying around the plant. My game is fully updated.
Test Subject
#277 Old 9th Sep 2016 at 2:23 AM
Originally Posted by blazetheflareon
I don't know if this is because of the new gender update, but my sim resets when I try to water the garden. I took the mod out, and it fixed them problem. I know that Dine Out is coming out soon, so I don't expect a fix for this yet, but it's still a bug, and I'd like to report it! But, personally, I wouldn't update until Dine Out, only because I'm lazy af. But here's my video of the bug!

I had the same issue, and it was also fixed by taking out the mod.
Test Subject
#278 Old 21st Sep 2016 at 1:14 PM
same for me
Test Subject
#279 Old 22nd Jan 2017 at 4:14 AM
Oh man I wish this mod was updated so I could use it! I always end up with such huge gardens but they take FOREVER to tend because of how long it takes to do anything. I don't know if you're ever gunna come back and update this but I sure hope that you do!!
Lab Assistant
#280 Old 28th Mar 2017 at 2:20 AM
This mod no longer works for the game, along with Evolve All.

Big thank you to all of the different types of creators/mod makers that help out the gaming community to make the games that much more fun and glitch free to play.
Test Subject
#281 Old 2nd May 2017 at 3:18 AM
Sad to see that this still hasn't been updated. Does anyone know of another mod that does something similar to Faster Gardening? Thanks.
Test Subject
#282 Old 13th May 2017 at 12:06 PM
Originally Posted by catalina_45
After the last patch in my game the time for wet is 1-2 min and weeds is 2-3 min for each plants. The duration of fertilization is 2 min. The duration for spray is 2-3 min.

I think EA maded some changes. Now I don't need the mod.

Whatever changes they MADE (not maded), it still takes forever for my sims to spray bugs. I timed it at 25 minutes for ONE PLANT.
#283 Old 27th May 2017 at 11:45 AM
this mod makes it so my sims can't water plants
Lab Assistant
#284 Old 7th Sep 2017 at 12:42 AM
I am also having problems where I cannot water plants with this mod installed. Thank you This site is for Derian House Children's Hospice. They give top quality care 24 hours a day/365 days a year, to children who have terminal and life threatening/shortening conditions.
Test Subject
#285 Old 13th Nov 2017 at 1:07 PM
does not working anymore
Test Subject
#286 Old 27th Nov 2017 at 3:56 PM
Hi there! I was wondering if you'd consider updating or re-working this mod of yours? I'm an avid gardener, and there are a few frustrating things with gardening as it is. The first being - spraying bugs takes way too long! The second is evolving plants needs more control. The aspiration to evolve 10 excellent plants is difficult to achieve when the sim evolves one then evolves a 2nd one as a "freebie" plant that doesn't get counted toward the goal. Either both evolves need to count, or we need an option to evolve once, twice, all, etc. or simply tune it so only one plant is evolved at a time. The way it works now is that I have to go into build mode and uproot plants and move them across the lot so that the sim won't walk that far to evolve them as part of the "freebie" evolve. Then after they've been evolved and counted towards the goal, I have to go back into build mode and move the plant back to its original spot. Rather tedious! I understand if you don't want to revisit it, I still appreciate the work you do!
Test Subject
#287 Old 7th Dec 2017 at 8:03 AM
I love gardening but without this mod being updated every task takes way too long. It ridiculous.

Can someone else PLEASE update this mod as scumbumbo hasn't been online or updated anything for a long time.
Original Poster
#288 Old 7th Dec 2017 at 11:57 AM
This is on the list to get an update, relatively soon even.
Test Subject
#289 Old 8th Dec 2017 at 9:29 AM
I honestly didn't think you were going to but thank you for replying Scumbumbo. So YAY!! THAT'S FANTASTIC!! Really looking forward to it! :D
Test Subject
#290 Old 8th Dec 2017 at 4:07 PM
I agree with crazy430stm, I am eagerly awaiting an update!! Thanks for not abandoning this, scumbumbo
Test Subject
#291 Old 9th Dec 2017 at 12:44 AM
SO HAPPY to hear about an update coming!!! I was looking at the files and hoping to update it for my own use but those XML files can be hard to figure out for us noobs, lol.
Test Subject
#292 Old 10th Dec 2017 at 4:39 AM
I missed this mod so, so much. It made me crazy happy to see it in the updated list! Wow. Thank you.
Test Subject
#293 Old 13th Dec 2017 at 7:11 AM
Now we're on patch as of yesterday, December 12th. So I hope you will be able to update this mod soon, scumbumbo.

I miss this mod like I would miss an old friend.

On a personal note;
scumbumbo, you do FANTASTIC work in making all your mods. I know how difficult and painstaking it can be sometimes. I just wanted to tell how much I'm grateful to you for making my Sims game 100x more enjoyable. You have my utmost appreciation (and support) for all your hard work and dedication. Thank you. Thank you so much!

Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays to you and everyone in the MTS Community!!
Original Poster
#294 Old 13th Dec 2017 at 10:34 AM
Originally Posted by crazy430stm
Now we're on patch as of yesterday, December 12th. So I hope you will be able to update this mod soon

No update is required, and thanks for the note of appreciation!
Test Subject
#295 Old 14th Dec 2017 at 7:49 PM
Thanks for this :)
Test Subject
15th Dec 2017 at 3:29 PM
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Test Subject
#296 Old 23rd Dec 2017 at 5:26 PM
Thank you so much! I was shocked to see this in my list of updates, as I had to remove it long ago. I've really missed it and all of your mods. Please know that we appreciate you and all of your hard work!
Test Subject
#297 Old 26th Dec 2017 at 10:35 PM
Test Subject
#298 Old 28th Dec 2017 at 12:18 PM
Thank you very much for the update !!!
Test Subject
#299 Old 15th Jan 2018 at 8:06 AM
Hey in the description you said:"You may want to consider my newer Evolve All Plants mod which has a compatible version of Faster Gardening included"

Do you mean that the evolve all mod you have comes with faster gardening, so I only need to install evolve all and not this anymore? I'm confused.
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