Vegetables are six new growable plants in Animal Crossing: New Horizons (ACNH) that can be farmed to harvest new cooking and crafting materials. They can be farmed to harvest new cooking and crafting materials! In this guide, you will learn how to farm potatoes, tomatoes, wheat, sugarcane, carrots, and pumpkins, among other crops.

Except for Pumpkins, you'll need to have your copy of Animal Crossing: New Horizons​ fully updated in order to enjoy the latest Vegetables, which were introduced in the massive Version 2.0 Update released on November 5th.

Types of Vegetables and Plants

Among the six different types of Vegetables that you can plant and grow in Animal Crossing: New Horizons with Version 2.0 are tomato plants and potatoes. You can also plant and grow carrots as well as wheat and sugarcane in the game.

How to Obtain and Purchase Vegetable Seeds

Planting seeds of all kinds can be purchased primarily from Leif at his stall, which can be found at Resident Services on your island as a random visitor, or at his permanent shop in Harvey's Shopping Plaza, which is located within Harvey's Shopping Plaza. Our preliminary research indicates that Leif will sell two different random types of produce seeds at a time from the following varieties: Carrot Start, Pumpkin Start, Seed Potato, Sugarcane Start, Tomato Start, and Wheat Start, among others. Each vegetable start costs 280 Bells, or 1400 Bells for a five-pack of vegetable starts. On Mystery Islands visited by Kapp'n Boat Tours, you may also be able to find vegetables to plant in abandoned farms that have been abandoned for a period of time.

During the month of October, pumpkin seeds can be purchased.
Nook's Cranny is only selling Pumpkin Starts during the month of October, and they can be found in the large cabinet on the first floor of the store every day for your convenience in preparation for Halloween.

Instructions on How to Plant Vegetable Seeds
If you want to plant your Vegetable Starts, you can either stand over an empty tile of land or dig a hole with a shovel, then open your inventory and select the vegetables you want to plant. While using the Island Designer app on your NookPhone to create dirt tiles on the ground in your pumpkin farm adds to the overall aesthetics of your pumpkin farm, it is not necessary to plant and grow pumpkins with this method. There is no restriction as to where they can be grown.

Taking Care of Your Vegetables
The importance of watering regularly while growing your vegetables cannot be overstated. Some vegetables will produce more crops later on in the season if you water them regularly while growing them.

Watch for shining sparkles on the leaves of your vegetable plants, which indicate that they have been watered, just as you would with flowers. If you don't see any sparkles appear, it's probably time to re-water your crop.

Take note of how some of the pumpkin plants in the screenshot above have only sprouted a single pumpkin, whereas others have sprouted up to three pumpkins in a single batch on a single plant. It is possible to harvest three pumpkins from a planted Pumpkin Start if it is watered every single day until it is fully matured.

While growing pumpkins, it is important to remember that if they are not watered frequently enough, they will only produce one or two pumpkins to harvest instead of the elusive three pumpkins.

Stages of Vegetable Development

Similar to how flowers grow in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, there are four stages of growth for all vegetables in Animal Crossing: New Horizons! Stage 1 corresponds to the first day that a vegetable is planted, with growth taking place in the days that follow that day. Consider the following scenario involving pumpkins:

On the fourth day after planting, the vegetable has fully sprouted and is ready to harvest at Stage 4, when it is ready to harvest! In this example, only one produce is available, but it is possible to sprout up to three if the water is applied correctly, as discussed in the preceding section.

Getting Your Vegetables Ready to Eat

When your vegetable plants have reached the end of their growth cycle, a large crop of the vegetable (or multiple crops!) will appear above the surface of the soil lying on the plant.

In other words, it's time to harvest your beautiful plants by pressing the Y Button while standing on top of one of them. This will add the vegetable to your inventory, allowing you to use it to make valuable cooking or crafting materials while also preserving the plant for possible future development.

Do Vegetables Re-Grow After They Have Been Harvested?

Yes, your pumpkins are capable of regrowth, and we believe that other vegetables are as well. Instead of getting ahead of yourself and digging up your plants after harvesting, wait a little longer because they can actually continue to produce more crops without the need for additional starts.

A pumpkin plant will revert to Stage 3 of growth the following day after harvesting, with a single new pumpkin being produced the following day on Stage 4. In Stage 4, however, if you give the plant some water on the first day after harvesting, the plant will produce two new pumpkins instead of one.

What Can You Make With Vegetables in the Kitchen and on the Craft Table?

In Animal Crossing: New Horizons, you can use the vegetables you grow to make ingredients for the new Cooking feature, which will be available with the Version 2.0 Update.