Cookie Clicker is a game that has one of the most addictive gameplay loops ever created yet the nicest graphics.
Since Cookie Clicker is fundamentally an idle game, players don’t need to stare at the screen all the time to enjoy it. The cookies can almost make themselves with enough improvements.
It’s enjoyable to periodically re-enter the game to review stats, choose upgrades, and then tab out once again to carry out other duties.
The game may be played on many different operating systems and web browsers, including Android, iOS, macOS, and Windows.
Gamers can easily achieve cookies which can then be used to unlock the next level, the Garden mini-game. This mini-game has not established a chokehold on players gaining great popularity.
So if you too are looking to test your hand at the Garden Mini game but are a little lost looking at your Garden, not knowing what to do. This article will help you with just that.
After dedicating long hours to this game, I’ve formulated a perfect guide to help you understand the Garden mini-game.
All that’s to know about Cookie Clicker Garden can be found in this article.
So let’s get to it.
What is the Garden Mini-Game?
You can only proceed to this level if you have a sugar lump and a billion cookies.
To move higher up from here, you need to acquire and unlock more seeds.
In the Garden, you can cultivate plants and fungi and crossbreed them, creating new species. Depending on the type, crops offer different advantages; some grant passive benefits as they remain in the Garden, while others offer prizes when harvested
You are pushed into the Garden minigame without much information regarding crossbreeding and new species. You lose out on many useful plants that can enhance your game in a variety of ways because you only start with one seed, and there’s a lot you can grow.
Garden Size and Seeds
When you first access the garden, it is a mere 2×2 square patch. But you get to expand your Garden size further down the game, reaching a maximum size of 6×6.
All you have to do is upgrade the farms using the sugar lumps.
Seeds are the Garden’s main component that you acquire by upgrading your farms. There is only one seed available when you initially update the game: Baker’s Wheat.
Meddleweed can also be produced in the original garden from empty plots. Every other seed, on the other hand, is made by breeding mutant plants and harvesting them.
Maturing and Mutating
The soil that has been used affects planting and maturation. You may be aware that the garden expands with each passing second and that the plants experience unforeseen growth.
They have budded, sprouted, bloomed, and matured before the harvesting procedure. And you’re free to gather the seeds once your plants are fully grown.
Additionally, bear in mind that after you’ve gathered the seeds, you own them forever and can reuse them again whenever. The newly harvested seeds automatically appear on the seed menu on the left side of your plot.
If you haven’t already harvested the seeds from the species that are ready to be harvested, tap on the tile where they are planted to do so.
Also, to know what stage your seed has reached or other details regarding your plant, hover your cursor over it.
Mutation happens when the crop starts to mature mostly.
In the garden, you get to plant 34 different species of plants which you unlock randomly throughout the game.
All these crop types vary in the properties that are attributed to their planting.
- Bakers Wheat: You are granted automatic access to this seed when you start the game. It is the primary seed that gets planted in the Garden minigame and increases your CPS by 1% each time.
- Thumbcorn: A more likely mutation of Bakers Wheat is Thumbcorn. It increases your cookies by 2% with each click.
- Bakeberry: This is the less likely to happen mutation of Bakers Wheat. Increases your CPS by 1% and gives extra CPS boost when harvested at maturity
- Cronerice: Boosting your CPS by 3%; this crop is created by the mutation Bakers Wheat and Thumbcorn.
- Glidmillet: Mutate a Thumbcorn with cornerice, and you’ll result in Glidmillet that increases Golden cookies gain by 1% and its effect by 0.1%.
- Golden Clover and Ordinary Clover: Though both of the clover varieties are bred from the same crops, their benefits differ. Ordinary Clover gets you a golden cookie, and Golden Clover increases the chance by 3%.
- Shimmerlily: one Gildmillet and one Ordinary Cliver mutates to make one Simmerlily. It affects your golden cookie gains, boosting it by 1%.
- Elderwort: It boosts your Wrath cookie gain by 1% and enhances Grandma’s productivity. This crop is immortal.
- Wardlichen: While it slows down the Wrinklers from growing by 15%, it also reduces your Wrath Cookie gain by 2%.
- Green Rot: Various benefits like a 1% increase of random drops, a 1% boost in your golden cookie opportunity, and a 0.5% boost in the golden cookie effect.
- Ichorpuff: Great crop for those who seldom check their garden. Make the plants last longer in a 3×3 grid and cut the age by half.
- Meddleweed: With the potential to destroy your crop, this fungus grows on empty plots very easily. Meedleweed is required for certain mutations but doesn’t have many benefits.
- Brown mold: Its effects are the opposite, and it lowers CPS by 1%. It provides no advantages.
- Crumbspore: It can cover nearby plants and prevent their growth. At the end of its maturity after plantation, it shoots into additional CPS for about a minute.
- Keenmoss: It adds 3% to the random drops’ quality.
- Chocoroot: When harvested on reaching maturity, it gives additional 3 minutes of CPS. You can receive 1% more CPS before.
- White Mildew: Your CPS is increased by 1% by white mildew.
- Wrinklegill: This crop makes Wrinklers spawn 2% more quickly and digest 1% more.
- Glovemorel: You can receive an additional 4% cookies for each click from this, and the cursors are 1% more effective, but you lose 1% of the CPS overall.
- Drowsyfern: By planting this, you forfeit the potential to receive 5% of cookies every click and 10% of the golden cookie. It increases CPS by 3%.
- Doughshroom: This plant can develop other adjacent plants in addition to producing CPS for up to five minutes.
- Juicy Queenbeat: If you harvest at maturity, it provides you with a sugar lump but lowers the CPS by 10% and reduces the effectiveness of the plants in a 3×3 grid by 20%.
- Duketaters: If picked at maturity, it provides 2 hours of CPS.
- Queenbeat: When harvested at maturity, it provides an additional hour of CPS. but reduces the CPS by 2% while lengthening the timer for the golden cookie effect by 0.3% other times.
- White Chocoroot and Nurse Tulip: Harvesting a white chocoroot at maturity results in an additional 3 minutes of CPS and an additional 1% increase in golden cookie gains.
- Tidygrass: It makes sure that the tiles in 5×5 areas surround the plant, not allowing the weeds or fungus to grow.
- Fool’s Bolete: It reduces gains from golden cookies by 5% and the overall value of golden cookies by 2%. However, there is a 2% higher probability of seeing the golden biscuits.
- Everdaisy: Its immortality makes it more useful in particular garden arrangements.
- Whiskerbloom: It boosts the effects of milk by.2%.
- Chimerose: It increases your gains and frequency by 1%.
- Nursetulip: It reduces your CPS by 2% while increasing the productivity of plants in a 3×3 grid by 20%.
- Cheapcap: It lowers the cost of the structures and improvements by 0.2%.
You get 5 different soil types in the game, all having different crop-growing potentials. Once selected a soil type can only be changed after 10 minutes unless you send a sugar lump to reset the timer.
- Dirt: When a game is unlocked, dirt is the default soil that is included.
- Fertilizer: It increases growth by 20% at the expense of your efficiency by 25%.
- Clay: It increases effectiveness by 20%.
- Pebbles: This is the finest option for those who don’t have the time to tend to their gardens and collect them carefully. It drastically lowers growth by 90% and efficacy by 75%. However, as the plants are dying, you will inevitably have a chance of 35% to collect seeds.
- Wood Chips: They are flawless. Though they mutate three times more quickly, they also reduce growth and effectiveness by 90% and 75%, respectively.
Tools for Use
Essentially you get 4 tools to use in the Garden minigame.
- Garden Information
- Harvest All: All the plants present in your Garden are harvested.
- Freeze: Pauses all activity in your Garden.
- Sacrifice Garden: available only when you have unlocked all the seeds. Destroys the garden completely, giving you 10 sugar lumps in exchange.
As you proceed with the game, it is important to form a strategy so that you maintain a high CPS while increasing your chances of getting mutations.
Upgrading Your Farm
More garden space equals more mutation. Increase your plot space by investing in the sugar lumps early on in the game.
The soil changes also affect your plant growth, so gain access to all soil types by getting enough farms. Make use of fertilizers to achieve quick maturation in plants and switch to Wood Chips to increase the mutation rate of your plants.
Careful planning will help you form an excellent garden.
You might feel greedy to get as many plants as you can, especially when there’s a CPS bonus lying around. However, this could backfire on you with an increase in plant cost. Aim to plant when your CPS lowers for any reason.
Consider a 6×6 plot drawn on paper and get to planning.
Plant one of the kinds necessary for mutation in A2, A5, C5, D2, F2, and F5. Create a second plant row in B2, B5, E2, and E5. This will result in two cross-shapes and two lines should. There will be plenty of unoccupied squares where new plants and mutations can flourish.
Plant in A2, B2, C2, E2, F2, A5, B5, C5, E5, and F5 if you want to gain mutations from a plant that only needs one variety to mutate.
For the majority of plant species, this configuration ought to work except:
- For Everdaisy, in alternate rows, plant Tidygrass and Elerwort leaving the last row empty.
- For growing Juicy Queenbeets, start by planting Queenbeets in the entire 1st,3rd, 4th and 6th column. Now plant it in the A2, C2, D2, F2, A5, C5, D5 and F5 spaces.
- Lastly, for growing Shriekbulb, plant either Duke Tater plants or Ekderwort in alternate rows.
Hold down the Shift key and select the seed to plant your crop in quick succession.
Sugar lumps are the slow-growing resources in this game though they help you in various ways, so try to preserve them for upgrading your farm and boosting your CPS.
With high CPS, you get more golden cookies.
Hopefully, this easy guide helps you in your Cookie Clicker Garden mini-game journey.