Farming (Guide)

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Overview[edit | edit source]

A small functional farm

Farming allows a player to generate both food and useful materials in a sustainable fashion with very small energy inputs. In addition, farming gives a substantial amount of xp (100xp for planting, 200xp for harvesting), which helps new players level up faster.

The farming mechanic in Empyrion is fairly complex, and this guide is intended to help both new and experienced players get the most out of their farming operations.

Some useful links:

Requirements[edit | edit source]

At minimum, the following are needed:

The last three items can be found in the starting Escape Pod when playing easy start.

Basic Setup[edit | edit source]

In order to start farming:

Mechanics Notes[edit | edit source]

Planting Layouts[edit | edit source]

Depending on your food/material needs, and available space and power, there are a number of ways to efficiently plant a 3x3 farm. Note that the layouts detailed below are neither exhaustive nor optimal for every situation; use them as a starting point for your own farming setup:

Maximize Total Food[edit | edit source]

To maximize food points with or without additional processing, plant:

If eaten raw, total 360 food points, and if processed into link=Space Fries}} Space Fries, total 675 food points per 30 minutes (real time).

Balance Food and Large Medikit Production[edit | edit source]

To have balanced production of food and link=Aloe Vera}} Aloe Vera for creating link=Large Medikit}} Large Medikit, plant:

Balance Food and Emergency Ration Production[edit | edit source]

To have balanced production of food and link=Pearthing Fruits}} Pearthing Fruits, link=Wheat}} Wheat, and link=Corn}} Corn for producing link=Emergency Ration}} Emergency Ration, plant:

Note that most of the time you will be eating the link=Corn}} Corn by processing it into link=Popcorn}} Popcorn (except when using it to produce link=Plastic Raw Material}} Plastic Raw Material).

Balance Food and Canned Vegetables Production[edit | edit source]

To have balanced production of food and link=Tomatoes}} Tomatoes, and link=Pearthing Fruits}} Pearthing Fruits for producing link=Canned Vegetables}} Canned Vegetables, plant:

Balance Food, Large Medikit, and Canned Meat Production[edit | edit source]

To have balanced production of food, and link=Aloe Vera}} Aloe Vera for link=Large Medikit}} Large Medikit and link=Tomatoes}} Tomatoes for link=Canned Meat}} Canned Meat, plant: