Small Crop Plot

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Small Crop Plot
Small Crop Plot.png

A small garden plot, with a fence to keep out vermin.

Item slots
0.5L × 0.5W
Decay time
Stack size
Found in Supply Crate
Spawn Command
cheat giveitemnum 129 1 0 0
cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Structures/Misc/PrimalItemStructure_CropPlot_Small.PrimalItemStructure_CropPlot_Small'" 1 0 0
Required level
Engram points
9 EP
Crafting XP
21.2 XP
Crafting time
Crafted in
10 × Thatch
15 × Fiber
25 × Stone

The Small Crop Plot is the first farming plot you can craft. It allows you to plant all types of berry seeds and holds 200 water. It can be placed anywhere on the ground, provided the area is relatively flat.


Small Crop Plot with a  Stimberry

In order to grow a crop, you will need three things:

  1. A seed. One of the following berry seeds: Amarberry Seed.png, Azulberry Seed.png, Mejoberry Seed.png, Narcoberry Seed.png, Tintoberry Seed.png, or Stimberry Seed.png. (Other seeds require a larger plot.)
  2. Irrigation. Usually a water source connected to the plot using a  Stone Tap or a  Metal Tap. Rainwater or water from a  Waterskin also works, but is less reliable.
  3. Fertilization.  Fertilizer made in a  Compost Bin or by a  Dung Beetle lasts the longest, but takes a bit of time to make, so starting with simple  Feces might be easier.

Once the plot is irrigated and fertilized, you can place the seed in its inventory and it will be planted after a few seconds.

The plant will mature through several stages over the course of several day cycles, and once it has reached Fruitling status you will be able to harvest it continuously.

Fruitlings will grow and hold up to 300 of their planted berry type. Once harvested they will slowly grow back until reaching the maximum yield again.

To change the current plant, access the radial menu by holding 'E', then select 'destroy plant'. This will allow a new seed to be planted.


  • Prematurely harvesting a plot does not seem to affect the growth of plants.
  • As long as the plot is kept watered and fertilized, it will never need to be reseeded. (If you have a waterskin inside of the crop plot, make sure you right click on it and hit consume or else it won't water automatically.)
  • Crops rot very slowly when left in the crop plot. However, they will start rotting at regular speed if they run out of fertilizer.
  • A plot also has a small chance to spawn a new seed of its own in each yield that can be removed and used to start another plot.
  • Prior to 282.102 on Scorched Earth, crop plots could only be placed in "Sunlit Locations". These locations had to be found and are not just anywhere open to sunlight.
  • If you build over a "Sunlit Location" then the roof of your structure will count as Sunlit over the same spot. The roof of normal buildings do not count as "Sunlit Locations".
  • Feces continue to spoil when placed inside a crop plot, regardless of the remaining nitrogen, possibly wasting some of it if put in bulk.
  • The Small Crop Plot is treated as a wooden structure and can not be damaged by hands, stone weapons, or non-explosive ranged attacks.
  • The following aggressive creatures can not damage the Small Crop Plot:

Painting and Color Regions

X mark.svg

The Small Crop Plot is not currently paint-able, however this object may be re-mapped to include paint regions in a future update.

For more information on Paint Regions and how to use them, please view the Blue Coloring.png Dye,  Paintbrush, or  Spray Painter pages.


Patch  ARK: Survival Evolved Changes
180.0 Crop plot saving issue fixed.
180.2 In PvE you can no longer steal food from strangers' crop plots.
182.0 Crop plot yields increased 50% and max # of crop items on them increased by 300%.
188.1 Crop plots can now be placed on very uneven ground.
216.1 Re-added missing "Small Crop Plot" Engram.