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Triffids, it’s not the end of the world

If you plant Triffids at Cletus’s Farm the reward is the “End of Humanity”, which is a bit of misnomer. Planting this crop will actually just reward you with 250 XP, but no money. So why the subterfuge?

It’s an inside joke for those who are familiar with the novel The Day of the Triffids. This fictitious plant can move under its own power, is carnivorous, and highly venomous. However nowadays “triffids” have simply become a colloquial term for any overgrown or menacing-looking plants.

So if you want to plant these in your Springfield, feel free. This crop is particularly helpful if you’re looking for ways to boost your experience, at the sacrifice of earning income.

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How does Marge the Witch speed up a crop?

marge-cropIf you decided to purchase the Cauldron, you’ll also get the Marge the Witch costume. One of her jobs, specifically her 4h job, allows her to “Speed up a crop” on Cletus’s Farm. So how does this work?

If you choose to speed up a crop, you will shave four hours off of the harvest time. This is only recommended to be used on crops that take longer than four hours to complete, so the first crop that could really benefit from the magic of Marge the Witch is Silvertongue, which normally takes eight hours to grow before being ready to harvest.

In the instances of Moonshine, which normally takes twenty-four hours to harvest, you could have it ready in half the time. The catch is that you would have to send use her “Speed up a crop” job three time in a row.

4 × 3 = 12
24 – 12 = 12

It might seem a bit complicated, but when used properly it can prove to be incredibly useful.

More Examples

If you use on it a crop like Tomacco, which normally takes sixty minutes to complete, Marge The Witch will reduce the time to just thirty minutes. So while you’ll have your Tomacco crop that much sooner, you’ll still have her on task for another three and a half hours. Any new crops planted while she is still on task will have their time reduced by four hours. The only exception is Tomacco as the harvest time is reduced by 50% instead of by four hours.

This works with all crops, even Corn. Actual Corn. The difference however is negligible, because shaving four hours off a task that takes ninety days isn’t that beneficial. Theoretically you could just keep sending Marge The Witch on this task, and reduce the time to just forty-five days.

Some users have reported this doesn’t work, but in my testing the timer never jumped backed up after Marge The Witch completed her task. The harvest time always decreased.
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Is it worth it to harvest corn?

No, it’s not worth waiting 90 days to harvest corn. The payout may seem nice, but it’s not worth it. You can make the same amount of cash in just 75 days with moonshine.

If you want to cancel the harvest You could put the farm into storage to undo the build, but then the money you spent to initiate the harvest will be lost.

Just save yourself the trouble and don’t bother with this crop. Not unless you plan on being away from the game for three months.

CropCostIncomeXPTimeExpires
Weeds$1$0045s45s
Perfection$2$10245s3s
Tomacco$15$752060m24h
Silvertongue$55$275758h24h
Triffids$80$025012h24h
Moonshine$150$60015024h24h
Corn. Actual Corn$9,000$45,0009,00090d7d
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