Utilities

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Utilities are items in the game which bring a benefit of some kind to your garden.

Phonograph

Phonograph
Sprout phonograph.png
Unlock Level 3
Initial Cost $100
Cost Function Next price = (Current price)x1
Effect Radius Effect decays as the player moves away from phonograph

Phonographs are the first item in the utility section to become available to the player. They are unlocked at level 3 and maintain a constant cost of $100.00. Their only function is to provide music for your garden and tapping on one will cycle through a few different soundtracks as well as no music.

Trivia

  • Zooming in and out will change the volume of the music (as well as other game sounds).

Coffee Station

Coffee Station
Sprout coffee station.png
Unlock Level 7
Initial Cost $1.00mm
Cost Function Next price = (Current price)x10
Effect Radius Any path touching the coffee station

Coffee Stations are the second utility item unlocked by the player. They become available at level 7 with an initial cost of 1.00mm. They provide a speed boost to gardeners who stop by to drink. When placed next to a path with a gardener on it, the gardener will stop at the coffee station to drink some coffee. This, in turn, boosts their harvest and movement speed for 8 seconds.

Lamp

Lamp
Sprout lamp.png
Unlock Level 10
Initial Cost $1.00b
Cost Function Next price = (Current price)x10
Effect Radius 3x3, red tiles as shown above

Lamps are the third item in the utility category to be unlocked, before fountains and after coffee stations. They are available to the player starting at level 10 with an initial cost of $1.00b. They double the size of all flowers within a 3x3 area centred on itself. This doubles the value of all affected flowers. The boost provided by the lamp stacks with that of the fountain enabling gardens that make use of both boosts to maximize production.

Trivia

  • The shadows cast by flower pots and bushes do not change depending on lamps.
  • Lamps placed in the void work the same.
  • Lamp effects do not stack with other lamps.

Fountain

Fountain
Sprout fountain.png
Unlock Level 14
Initial Cost $100.00aa
Cost Function Next price = (Current price)x11.6
Effect Radius 3x3, red tiles as shown above

Fountains are a utility item first unlocked at level 14. They have an initial cost of $100.00aa and halve the growth time of all flowers in a 3x3 area centred on them. The boost they provide is especially useful for higher level flowers with longer growth times and does stack with the boost provided by the lamp. Smart designs will make use of this to create highly effective and efficient gardens.

Trivia

  • Fountain effects do not stack with other fountains.