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How to Craft & Use The Standing Planter in Sons of The Forest

Shane Williams

Sons of The Forest is a sequel to The Forest and it was finally launched on February 24th 2023. As you may already know if you played the previous game, having certain plants will allow you to make healing items, so having a Standing Planter setup at base is great way to have a steady supply.

Select the Standing Planter from your "Guide Book" iconGuide Book.

Standing Planter Recipe in Sons of The Forest

Name Requirement
Standing Planter 18 "Stick" iconSticks
Wall Planter 16 "Stick" iconSticks

There are many different ways of restoring health in Sons of The Forest, such as Food and "Meds" iconMeds, but "Meds" iconMeds are not very common to find so having a good supply of "Health Mix" iconHealth Mix on you when exploring will be a necessity when exploring caves, as it provides a decent health regeneration over time. However, the "Health Mix" iconHealth Mix will require two types of plants, "Aloe Vera" iconAloe Vera and "Yarrow" iconYarrow, but these are not very easy to come across in large quantities so growing them yourself will make life a lot easier.

Standing Planters are to craft, as all you’ll need is a lot of "Stick" iconSticks which can either be found on the floor or by destroying bushes to cause them to fall. However, a stick isn’t always guaranteed to drop, but it seems to drop more often when destroying the red bushes. Besure to have a decent melee weapon equipped, such as a Spear so you can defend yourself against wild enemies or cannibals. Alternatively, you can send out "Kelvin" iconKelvin to fetch for some sticks.

How To Craft a Standing Planter

Once you’ve acquired the required amount sticks for the Drying Rack, open up the "Guide Book" iconGuide Book by pressing B-Key then hold X-Key to bring up the crafting section. Here you’ll want to select the Gardening option which is the sixth one down, then you’ll want to select the type of Planter you want and you’ll be presented with a Template that you’ll need to place. After you’ve found a spot and placed it down, press E-Key to place the required amount of sticks, then it’ll be ready for use.

How To Use The Standing Planter

(1 of 2) Place the Template and add the required materials

Place the Template and add the required materials (left), Pick a Seed from your Inventory (right)

With the Planter finally set up you’ll need to have some form of Seed in your inventory which can be acquired by holding down E-Key as you stumble across plants in the wild, then when you’ve got the desired amount seeds, return to the planter and press E-Key to bring up your inventory. Select the seed that you want, then the growing phase will begin. Unfortunately, it’ll take a while, so its best you leave it to do its thing whilst you’re building/exploring etc.

All Seeds in Sons of The Forest

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    22 February 2023
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Sons of the Forest is the sequel to the hit survival game The Forest that released back in May 2014. This guide for Sons of The Forest currently contains the following:

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