While progressing the story in Like a Dragon: Ishin, you will unlock a second home. This happens at the start of Chapter 4 where you’ll agree to pay Haruka’s debt in exchange for a place to lay your head. Sleeping isn’t the only thing you can do here though as you’ll gain access to Cooking, Trade Orders, and Farming too. This page will guide you through what farming is like in Like a Dragon: Ishin.
To begin farming, all you need to do is interact with the tool shed in front of the house, next to the crop patch which will take you to the Farm Management menu. At the top of the screen, you’ll see your Farm Level which impacts the size of the garden, cultivation speed, and harvesting chance. Next to it, on the left will show you your Scarecrow which prevents damage to your crops. Below that is the garden patch where you’ll place your vegetables which can be upgraded by spending Virtue. On the left side of the screen you’ll have Farming Plan, Harvest All, Scatter Manure, and Reset Farming Plan.
This is the option you’ll select if you want to place crops on your garden patch. Press (PS) / on an empty space, and it will bring up a small menu on the left side of the screen. The bottom part of the menu will show you what vegetables you have access to while the top part will show you whatever vegetable you have highlighted. Using a Daikon as an example, you’ll notice it has the following properties:
- Required Space: 1x2
- Cultivation Speed: Fast
- Expected Harvest: 2
This means that the Daikon will take up one vertical space, and two horizontal spaces. It won’t take long before you can harvest it, and when you do harvest, you’ll get approximately 2 Daikon’s per harvest.
Once you’ve chosen your vegetable you want to grow, select an empty space and press (PS) / . If you don’t have enough space to place it, but you do have space on the patch you can rotate the crop by pressing / . If the patch is full, you can delete the vegetables by pressing / . Different vegetables will have different space requirements with Garlic and Tomato being the biggest at 4x4 and 3x5.
Now that you’ve placed a vegetable, you’ll notice a small clock icon in the top left of the vegetable. This indicates how long it will take until harvest. The icon will start gray which means it’s just started its cycle, then it will turn red and slowly fill up until it turns into a green tick which means it’s ready to harvest.
This option is self-explanatory. It allows you to harvest all crops that have completed their cycle. It won’t affect the crops which are still cultivating, so whenever a crop is ready to be harvested, use this option.
Another self-explanatory option. This option allows you to scatter fertilizer on all the crops which will increase the speed of the crops, so they’ll be ready to harvest sooner. You should always use this if you have some as there is no reason not to. You can acquire fertilizer from a number of sources including, but not limited to: Trade Order rewards, a Manure merchant who roams throughout Fushimi, and general stores.
Reset Farming Plan
Finally, you have Reset Farming Plan. This option will remove all your crops from the patch, even if they’re still harvesting. It’s better to delete crops manually unless you want to cultivate a completely different set of crops.
Briefly mentioned above, your Farm Level is responsible for the size of the garden, how quickly it performs the cultivation process, and your harvesting chance. You may be thinking this sounds great, I want this! And you can, but it will cost you Virtue points to do so. You access the Virtue shop at the nearby shrine to the left of the exit from your house. This shop has a whole host of various upgrades to spend your points, and you earn Virtue by completing daily tasks, Trade Orders, Farming, Cooking, completing challenges, and finishing side stories.
Farming Virtue Shop Upgrades
These are all the upgrades you can purchase at the Virtue Shop that are related to your Farm.
|Farm Expansion Level 1||500||Increase Farm Size to 5x4.|
|Farm Expansion Level 2||1,500||Increase Farm Size to 5x6.|
|Farm Expansion Level 3||4,000||Increase Farm Size to 5x8.|
|Farm Expansion Level Max||10,000||Increase Farm Size to 5x10.|
|Farm Level 2||1,500||Increases your cultivation speed and chances of a good harvest.|
|Farm Level 3||4,000||Greatly increases your cultivation speed and chances of a good harvest.|
|Farm Level 4||8,000||Greatly increases your cultivation speed and chances of a good harvest.|
|Scarecrow Level 1||1,000||Set up a scarecrow to prevent crop damage.|
|Scarecrow Level 2||2,000||Set up a scarecrow that’s more imposing to prevent more crop damage.|
|Spontaneous Farming||1,500||Allows you to let the game farm for you, but the crops will be random.|
|Green Thumb: Sweet Potatoes||100||Allows you to grow Sweet Potatoes.|
|Green Thumb: Green Onions||100||Allows you to grow Green Onions.|
|Green Thumb: Ginger||150||Allows you to grow Ginger.|
|Green Thumb: Onions||150||Allows you to grow Onions.|
|Green Thumb: Eggplant||200||Allows you to grow Eggplant.|
|Green Thumb: Turnips||200||Allows you to grow Turnips.|
|Green Thumb: Broad Beans||250||Allows you to grow Broad Beans.|
|Green Thumb: Burdock Root||250||Allows you to grow Burdock Root.|
|Green Thumb: Hot Peppers||300||Allows you to grow Hot Peppers.|
|Green Thumb: Garlic||400||Allows you to grow Garlic.|
|Green Thumb: Bok Choy||500||Allows you to grow Bok Choy.|
|Green Thumb: Pumpkins||600||Allows you to grow Pumpkins.|
|Green Thumb: Tomatoes||1,000||Allows you to grow Tomatoes.|
|Green Thumb: Cabbage||1,500||Allows you to grow Cabbage.|
|Green Thumb: Strawberries||1,500||Allows you to grow Strawberries.|
|Green Thumb: Taro||3,000||Allows you to grow Taro.|
|Green Thumb: Ginseng||10,000||Allows you to grow Ginseng. Only available after purchasing all Farm Expansion options.|
Here is a list of all the available crops that you can plant in your farm. Most of them will become available once you purchase the respective Green Thumb upgrade from the virtue shop.