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It is supposed to be possible to water crops using bottles of Mineral/Distilled/Purified Water.

How is this done?

I found that  even when standing inside one's fence, there are no options to use bottles of water on your crops.  I thought that when standing inside a fence, that using the "X" button on a bottle in your inventory would use it to water your crop instead of drinking it, but that turns out not to be the case. I don't see any other method for using the bottles in a different fashion than drinking them: No extra choices in the inventory panel; the L2 radial menu inside the fence doesn't add any options for watering either.

I seem to recall being able to do this in the past without difficulty (I thought by using the bottle in inventory with "X" button while standing inside fence), so I am wondering if perhaps I'm hitting a bug with the new UI stuff. 

Tried googling this, but everything I could find was obsolete and PC-centric; nothing relevant to PS4. 😞

 

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You do not need to water them. You can fertilize them, but other than that you do not need to feed the crops. moister level is determined by the ground water levels where your fence is. You need to just watch them grow til 200% for best harvest and xp. As they grow just maintain the crops by killing bugs and pruning weeds. You cannot stop birds but they really aren’t a big problem.

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1 hour ago, Bdunham24@gmail.com said:

You do not need to water them.

Normally, that's true.  But there are occasions where the ground moisture will drop and you will get alerts telling you that they could use watering. Failing to do so won't stop growth entirely but will slow it down (just like leaving them unpruned or bug-ridden). If you check the tooltips on water bottles you can see where using them to water your crops is explicitly mentioned.

 

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There is a way to build a water cravice in your fence... don't know how it works but i think you need to achive more knowledge.

 

 

greets lip

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This works for me all the time even purified water still works for me. I stand in my garden and use the item from my inventory and I check on my garden and see the water level increased by 20%. I have yet to encounter this problem with my crops. Are you sure your garden is dry on water? Also crops will not get the water during snow or rain and your character will straight up drink it instead.

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Hi @Takmatt,

Thanks for confirming that you've seen it work this way too.  Your description is exactly how I remember it working in the past, so I was a bit surprised it wasn't working for me now. 

To answer your question: yep I was getting the crops-need-water message, and no I wasn't trying to water them in the snow/rain [snow/rain would have solved it for me automatically, eh? :-)].  I was actually pretty surprised to low on water, given I was near Velia which usually doesn't have an issue with moisture.  At any rate, some snow or rain did nullify the problem eventually. 

Mainly though, the reason I was trying to confirm that it should have worked as you said, is that I was trying to figure out if I was possibly encountering a bug with the new UI.

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I have my crop fields near Hiedele, I never tried to set up my crops near Celia because I remember seeing a YouTube video where the creator said Velia had issues with crops in its surrounding area because majority of players use it. Try setting up a separate fence in Hiedele or one of the less popular area and see if it still won't let you water your crops. If it doesn't then it's something to report in the bugs section or send in a ticket for.

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