NieR Replicant ver1.22474487139… Gardening Guide (Lunar Tear)

Whether it’s fishing or adventuring, there’s a lot to do in NieR Replicant. One of the major, time consuming activities is the relaxing, but sometimes aggravating Gardening (or cultivating). Here, players are able to buy or obtain seeds and plant them in their backyard to get various items, be it items for quests or just to sell. It’s a decent way to make money, although maybe not as profitable as say fishing as it requires a lot more patience.

Regardless, there’s one item in the game that can net you an incredible amount of gold: the Lunar Tear. This legendary flower needs to be grown in a very specific way, crossbreeding other flowers and their seeds. It’s a long and fortunately fruitful process that’s rewarding as you can get the Lunar Tears in a few, but lengthy steps.

1. Buy Lots of Bounty Fertilizer

Found in the Seafront market nearest to the entrance, this isn’t necessary a mandatory step, but it helps in the long run if you don’t get too many crossbred flowers in one go. For example, instead of getting only 3-4 seeds with one harvest, you can get 5-6, which makes a world of difference in the later steps.

2. Buy Moonflower Seeds

There are three you will need to start with:

  • 9 Red Moonflower Seeds
  • 9 Blue Moonflower Seeds
  • 6 Gold Moonflower Seeds

You’ll obtain more Red, Blue and Gold seeds as you harvest them, but if you need more you can easily purchase them.

3. Start Planting

This is the simplest step in the entire process, all you really have to do is put down your fertilizer and then plant your seeds row by row. You will also need to water them immediately after, but after this, you will just need to wait for your flowers to grow, and then ultimately die. That’s right, we’re not interested in the flowers themselves, but the seeds they leave behind.

4. Wait for the Flowers to Die

It took around 4 hours for the flowers to begin to grow, and another few hours before they blossomed, but you don’t want to harvest them then. You want them to essentially die so you can simply collect the seeds they drop. It took us anywhere between 36-48 hours before the seeds could be taken. As we said, this will take a lot of time, weeks even if you don’t want to cheese it through antics regarding your time and timezone.


 

Goal #1: Peach Moonflower Seeds

Your first goal is to obtain Peach Moonflower Seeds. These are cultivated by planting red and gold moonflower seeds next to one another. You will be saving the Peach seeds for the final cultivation. You will need at least 9 of these to continue.

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Goal #2: Indigo Moonflower Seeds

Save those Peach Moonflower Seeds for another time, you will now need to plant all 9 of the Blue Moonflower Seeds along with 6 more Gold to obtain the Indigo Moonflowers. You will need to obtain eight of these, but six will do fine (your odds are just less to obtain the next seeds).

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Goal #3: Pink Moonflower Seeds

Now that you’ve obtained both the Indigo, you will want to plant them with the Red with the Indigo. The Pink Moonflower Seeds also are required to complete a quest in Facade, which you will need 10 of. You will need to obtain at least six Pink to get to the final step.

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Goal #4: White Moonflower Seeds (Lunar Tear)

Here we have it. What we’ve been trying to obtain all along: the Legendary Lunar Tear. If you’re able to obtain a single White Moonflower, make sure to harvest its seeds before trying to make a fortune on its flowers. These flowers can sell for thousands of Gold alone, netting you a pretty penny if you have an entire garden full of them. Simply plant the Peach and Pink Moonflower Seeds next to one another, hopefully being able to crossbreed a White Moonflower Seed in the process.

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