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In Oxygen Not Included, players could secure food for their colony in many ways, and for cold environments, Sleet Wheat farm is usually a solid choice. You want to get on your hands on Sleet Wheat Grain but don’t know what to expect once it comes to Sleet Wheat farming? In that case, this article is exactly what you need.
An Overview Of Sleet Wheat
Sleet Wheat is a cold-loving plant in Oxygen Not Included that you could come across in the Frozen Biome. Sleet Wheat yields Sleet Wheat Grain which is an ingredient to make food times as well as the seed to grow more Sleet Wheat.
Sleet Wheat Farming: Guidelines
Note: All in all, it is wise to start a Sleet Wheat farm after you have established infrastructures to support the cultivation. If you lack preparation, the productivity of your Sleet Wheat farm is going to be less than ideal.
- Temperature: As mentioned above, Sleet Wheat is a cold-loving plant. The temperature that Sleet Wheat thrives ranges from -55 degrees to -5 degrees Celsius. Therefore, you must set up your farm tile, planter box and so on in an isolated spot that is temperature-regulated.
- Atmosphere: Sleet Wheat also requires an atmosphere consisting of oxygen, carbon dioxide, or polluted oxygen. The oxygen requirement is why it’s difficult to farm Sleet Wheat early in the game. If you add a Sleet Wheat farm to your colony before oxygen production is stable, your Duplicants could die due to the lack of oxygen.
Another thing you should know about Sleet Wheat is that it takes a lot of time to grow. A growth cycle of 18 means Sleet Wheat is far from a “rapid” food source. That being said, some of the best food items in the game require Sleet Wheat Grain to make.
It is worth pointing out that Sleet Wheat sports a couple of variants, and the amount of calories varies between variants. That is only natural as each of the variants of Sleet Wheat features specific requirements. For example, the exuberant variant requires 10,000 food poisoning on the crop and darkness, while the leafy variant requires about 1,000 lux.
Sleet Wheat requires an extremely low temperature to grow, so a Sleet Wheat farm is resistant to food spoilage as well as food poisoning. As a result, you don’t have to worry about microbes messing up your Sleet Wheat farm.
Note: It’s not uncommon for people to ask something like, “If Sleet Wheat farming is such a hassle, should I go for wild Sleet Wheat instead?” Well, the answer is that it’s not a good idea. Wild Sleet Wheat possesses a growth cycle 72, four times that of Sleet Wheat grown on farms.
Tips And Tricks
- New to Sleet Wheat farming? In that case, you should stick to Farm Tiles, Planter Boxes, … Do not use Hydroponic Farm as Sleet Wheat requires low temperatures to grow, and if the temperature drops below -0.6 degrees Celsius, water will freeze and damage pipes. On the other hand, if you keep the pipes warm, that is going to affect the temperature of your Sleet Wheat farm, and productivity suffers.
- If you want to increase the dirt efficiency of your Sleet Wheat farm, you should consider adding a Farm Station as well as Fertilizer Synthesizer. You’ll have to get Phosphorite, though.
- The best way to ensure your Sleet Wheat farm is well-insulated is by building it using Insulated Tiles. Alternatively, you could set up the farm in a Frozen Biome, but there is the complication of melting ice. Of course, if the melting gets excessive, your Sleet Wheat farm could be destroyed. Thus, if you have the means, you should resort to Insulated Tiles while farming Sleet Wheat.
Chris started playing PC games in the 1980s, started writing about them in the early 2000s, and (finally) started getting paid to write about them in the late 2000s.
Following a few years as a regular freelancer, PC Gamer hired him in 2014, probably so he’d stop emailing them asking for more work. Since 2019, he started providing game reviews & tips for Grateful Dead Game. Chris has a love-hate relationship with survival games and an unhealthy fascination with the inner lives of NPCs. He’s also a fan of offbeat simulation games, mods, and ignoring storylines in RPGs so he can make up his own.