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Autonomous Gardening Tasks (weed, water, harvest, fertilize, dispose)

by mikey Posted 2nd Jan 2010 at 12:17 PM - Updated 27th Jun 2014 at 6:10 PM by mikey : Included "ala carte" downloads
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  • Autonomous Garden Tasks enabled so Sims will carry out tasks on their own.
  • Sims Can and do fertilize, water, weed, harvest, dispose their own gardens as well as on other lots and/or community lots.
  • As with my other mods, there is a fun instance to prod them along, but it is not a guarantee they will do the task. If your Sims are busy working, fulfilling personal needs, or other tasks they may not carry these out in a timely fashion. Obviously the more Sims you have the better chance you have of one or more taking care of the garden.
  • Skill levels for gardening must be obtained before the actions (user directed or autonomous) can be carried out: level 0 for watering, level 2 for weeding and fertilizing.
  • One of the EA updates allowed for a "Fertilize All with Best Fertilizer", so your sim will fertilize with the best in their inventory. If they don't have anything in their inventory, they won't fertilize.
  • If you wish only one sim to do the gardening, there is a no harvest version, alternatively you can put a fence around your garden and lock the gate for only the sim you wish to do the gardening. Then the "allowed" sim will perform tasks autonomously.

There are 4 downloads which offer combined actions, as well as 4 "Ala Carte" downloads for you to choose which options you want
  • AutoGardening.rar: Auto Fertilize, Harvest, Water, and Weed with less hygiene
  • AutoGardeningwithDispose.rar: Auto Fertilize, Harvest, Water, Weed, & Dispose Dead Plants with less hygiene
  • AutoGardeningNoHarvest.rar: Auto Fertilize, Water, Weed, No Harvest with less hygiene
  • AutoGardeningWithDisposeNoHarvest.rar Auto Fertilze, Water, Weed, Dispose, No Harvest with less hygiene
  • AutoDispose.rar: Ala Carte: Auto Dispose Dead Plants
  • AutoFertilize.rar: Ala Carte: Auto Fertilize Plants
  • AutoHarvest.rar: Ala Carte: Auto Harvest Plants
  • AutoWeedWater.rar: Ala Carte: Auto Weed & Water Plants
NOTE: Includes less Hygiene so users don't have to choose between this mod and "Less Hygiene" by Chaavik. The Hygiene in this mod is the same as in Chaavik's mod.

This mod will conflict with other mods that change autonomous or fun for gardening, but should be compatible with any that only change skill for gardening or change/edit the plants.xml.
List of XML files Altered:
  • DoFertilize_Plant
  • DoFertilizeAll_Plant
  • FertilizePlant_Plant
  • FertilizePlantAll_Plant
  • Harvest_HarvestPlant
  • Weed_Weeds
  • WeedPlant_Plant
  • WaterPlant_Plant
  • DisposeDeadPlant_Plant

Additional Credits:
Numenor for a most helpful post
Less Hygiene Decay From Garden Work - by Chaavik
Peter L Jones for S3PE


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

Sims 3
Built with Game Version: 2.3

This is a multi-part download:

Read the Overview - Do Not Combine Versions

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Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
AutoWeedWater.rar | Ala Carte - Auto Weed & Water Plants

Size: 2.1 KB · Downloads: 1,538 · 24th Jan 2010
2.1 KB 1,538 24th Jan 2010
AutoHarvest.rar | Ala Carte - Auto Harvest Plants

Size: 1.7 KB · Downloads: 1,224 · 24th Jan 2010
1.7 KB 1,224 24th Jan 2010
AutoFertilize.rar | Ala Carte - Auto Fertilize Plants

Size: 2.2 KB · Downloads: 1,006 · 24th Jan 2010
2.2 KB 1,006 24th Jan 2010
AutoDispose.rar | Ala Carte - Auto Dispose Dead Plants

Size: 1.8 KB · Downloads: 980 · 24th Jan 2010
1.8 KB 980 24th Jan 2010
AutoGardeningWithDisposeNoHarvest.rar | Auto Fertilze, Water, Weed, Dispose, No Harvest with less hygiene

Size: 3.1 KB · Downloads: 1,480 · 13th Jan 2010
3.1 KB 1,480 13th Jan 2010
AutoGardeningNoHarvest.rar | Auto Fertilize, Water, Weed, No Harvest with less hygiene

Size: 2.8 KB · Downloads: 1,028 · 13th Jan 2010
2.8 KB 1,028 13th Jan 2010
AutoGardeningwithDispose.rar | Auto Fertilize, Harvest, Water, Weed, & Dispose Dead Plants with less hygiene

Size: 3.2 KB · Downloads: 7,882 · 3rd Jan 2010
3.2 KB 7,882 3rd Jan 2010
AutoGardening.rar | Auto Fertilize, Harvest, Water, and Weed with less hygiene

Size: 2.9 KB · Downloads: 4,722 · 2nd Jan 2010
2.9 KB 4,722 2nd Jan 2010
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Basic Download and Install Instructions:

See: Game Help:TS3 CC Basicswiki for a full guide!
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Test Subject
#51 Old 9th Nov 2014 at 8:53 PM
cool bean.
Test Subject
#52 Old 1st Feb 2015 at 7:26 PM
Test Subject
#53 Old 25th Jun 2015 at 8:39 PM
Test Subject
#54 Old 9th Sep 2015 at 11:10 AM
Hi, thanks for this great mod, I have just one question (if you're still there to answer):
Do the harvested fruits/vegetables go to the Sim's inventory (NPC Sims)? :O
Test Subject
#55 Old 3rd Jul 2016 at 3:35 PM Last edited by velvet assassin : 30th Aug 2016 at 3:18 PM.
Thank you!
Field Researcher
#56 Old 25th Oct 2017 at 8:16 PM
It's been nearly 8 years since this mod was uploaded, and a few years since the last update. What took me so long to search for this? Better late than never.

I can confirm that the 3 Ala Carte flavors I added to my game work with 1.67 (Auto Dispose, Auto Harvest, Auto Weed & Water). Right after eating breakfast, my active Sim headed out to his garden to work at it autonomously. A non-active was seen working in his garden also.

The apples the non-active picked were not found in his personal inventory, and I checked his home lot inventory and they were not found anywhere. It would have been great to have found them and sold them using NRaas MC, but I'm thrilled that this mod works as described.

Thank you very much!
Lab Assistant
#57 Old 22nd Sep 2018 at 1:18 AM
Love to see inactives looking busy with autonomous activities, so this mod will be a great add to my game. Thanks for creating it!

@LeeAlee, thanks for confirming it works with 1.67!
Test Subject
#58 Old 17th Oct 2018 at 2:43 AM
Hey, just for anyone using this mod, I couldn't get the "uncommonly good" opportunity with this mod - or, actually, any gardening opportunities, even when forcing them with NRAAS' Master Controller. This was the problem mod, and without it I have no trouble with the gardening opportunities. My game is patched to 1.69. Has anyone else had this problem?
Lab Assistant
#59 Old 12th Feb 2019 at 6:19 PM
I downloaded the AutoHarvest mod. (I have the SwiftGro station, and don't need the other actions.) It works great!

I liked the idea of a public garden, but never saw inactives harvesting there. Shortly after adding this mod, I had my active sim planting in the community garden. (Thanks, NRaas Tempest.) Suddenly, there were lots of sims harvesting there. That's what I wanted!

There have been a couple times that I have lost track of a sim. When I look for them, they're busy harvesting. I had sent them to pick up a seed or rock, and they got distracted. lol! Better than standing around, reading Where's Bella? again!

Thank you!
Lab Assistant
#60 Old 17th Feb 2019 at 11:06 PM
After a couple weeks playing with this mod in game, I didn't notice much increase or activity in my active sims + townies' autonomous gardening habits and I'm on patch 1.67. The mod must be conflicting with some of my other mods. Glad to know it works well for everyone else, though!
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