We’ve all experienced it – planting a crop on Cletus’ Farm, leaving the game for a little too long and coming back to discover that it’s died on the vine. And that’s a bit of a shame because growing crops costs game dollars that could otherwise be used for something else. So how long is too long to leave a crop before it rots in the field?

With the exception of Perfection, your crops take as long to die as they do to grow – and that’s even true for weeds (which never seem to die in the real world). So if you’re planting Tomacco, don’t get distracted for the hour after it’s ready for harvest or you’ll lose your $15 investment.

Perfection, however, dies very quickly – within 5 seconds of the end of its grow time. So if you get a task to plant Perfection, you need to watch it grow for 45 seconds and harvest it as quickly as you can if you want to clear the task and collect any cash or XP.

And corn will take another 90 days to die – but I doubt that anyone reading this blog would be away from their game for that long!