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Gardening Guide by karnage87

Version: 1.0 | Updated: 12/08/2006

Viva Pinata - Plant Growth Guide

In the game Viva Pinata some of your time will be taken up tending to your 
plants and trees, the trees require water to grow and will happiy do so if 
left to their own devices, however you can also provide 'Bonus Growth' to 
the plants in order to make it more fruitful, larger and worth more chocolate 
coins.

This is done in one of two ways:

1 - By using fertilizer on the plant, the general rule is that the fertilizer 
should match the colour of the plant but that is not always clear. In some 
cases such as the Apple Tree it is easy to work out Apples=Red Fertilizer, 
but with others, the Daisy for example or even the Gem Tree it is much more 
difficult. A good system for checking is to grow a basic plant and feed the 
fruit of a tree to a Taffly,  Taffly's have the ability to produce fertilzer 
after eating a fruit that has been dropped, and this fertilizer will be the 
colour corresponding to that tree.

2 - By making use of the Cocoadiles Tears ability. By directing a Cocoadile to 
a plant it will cry on the plant thus giving it fertilization it requires. 
However this only works wih certain plants.

It should be noted that there are two different types of plant. There are 
regular plants which can be given the maximum number of three lots of 
fertilizer at once and there are trees which require being fertilized at 
particular intervals. These intervals are shown by the tree shedding its 
leaves and as such the growth of trees would undoubtedly require some 
attention. Also note that fertilizing plants does not save them from needing 
watering, you will have to water your plants no matter what, or at least have 
a Sprikling do so on your behalf.

Also note that upon reaching Level 20, and assuming you have the Ivor Bargain 
trading shop open you will have acces to the Special Mix fertilizer, which can 
fertilize anything, though it will still need three shots of it.

Here is a list of which plants take which fertilizer.


RED

Apple Tree
Chilli
Poppy


YELLOW

Banana Tree
Buttercup
Corn
Daisy
Sunflower


ORANGE

Bird of Paradise
Carrot
Pumpkin


PURPLE

Blackberry Bush (bushes are counted as trees)
Nightshade Bush
Snapdragon
Tulip
Turnip
Water Lily


BLUE

Bluebell
Gem Tree


BROWN

Bullrush
Fir Tree
Hazel Tree
Monkeynut Tree


GREEN

Gooseberry Bush
Oak Tree
Orchid
Watercress


These are the prices of the fertilizers.

Red - 18
Yellow - 3
Orange - 3
Purple - 9
Blue - 30
Brown - 45
Green - 63
Special Mix - 9

What this shows it that it can be cheaper to get the corresponding colour for 
your fertilizer from Costalot's, rather than getting the seemingly inexpensive 
Special Mix from Ivor Bargain. For instance, if you are growing the fairly 
lucrative Bird of Paradise Flower you will see that it makes use of the Orange 
fertilizer and as a result it is actually cheaper to use the fertilizer from 
Costalot's rather than from Ivor Bargain's. However, if in the position 
where you are growing Orchids, for a Galagoogoo's Romancing requirements 
as an example, it will be much better to make use of the Special Mix.


List of Plants with description and Information.

TREES


Apple Tree

Lots of creatures like to eat apples, and this is the most efficient way to 
get them fresh. This tree may be small, easy to grow and cheap to get hold 
of, but it is worth it in its weight in apples!

Must be planted in Grass or Soil or Long Grass.

Fertilized with Red Fertilizer, Cocoadile Tears or Special Mix Fertilizer.

Produces Apple.

Seed Price - 55 Chocolate Coins


Banana Tree

This tropical tree is loaded with delicious yellow bananas. you know which 
Pinatas love bananas, right? Well, you better grow this tree if you want to see 
them.

Must be planted in Grass or Soil or Long Grass.

Fertilized with Yellow Fertlizer, Cocoadile Tears or Special Mix Fertilizer.

Produces Banana.

Seed Price - 154 Chocolate Coins


Fir Tree

Tall and Elegant, the fir tree can withstand arctic conditions. The cones it 
produces are equally tough, so only desperate animals or those with the 
sharpest teeth can eat them.

Must be planted in Grass or Soil or Long Grass.

Fertilized with Brown Fertilizer, Cocoadile Tears or Special Mix Fertilizer.

Produces Fir Cone.

Seed Price - 83 Chocolate Coins


Gem Tree

This tree is unique to Pinata Island, and instead of fruit, it grows minerals 
- more specifically gems. If you ever wanted a tree that grows money, then 
this is the closest you can get!

Must be planted in Grass or Soil or Long Grass.

Fertilized with Blue Fertilizer, Cocoadile Tears or Special Mix Fertilizer.

Produces Gem.

Seed Price - 238 Chocolate Coins

Note Gem Tree Seeds are bought from Ivor Bargain rather than Costalot's.


Hazel Tree

If you want nuts, you should grow this little tree. It'll give you nuts and 
then some. When you have nuts, the Pinatas that like nuts will appear - they 
may even stay, just because you have nuts. Crazy!

Must be planted in Grass or Soil os Long Grass.

Fertilized with Brown Fertilizer, Cocadile Tears or Special Mix Fertilizer.

Produces Hazelnut.

Seed Price - 83 Chocolate Coins


Monkeynut Tree

Just look at the branches on this strange little tree. they look like the bars 
of a climbing frame, and growing on the end of each branch are the tasty 
little nuts that drive some Pinatas wild!

Must be planted in Grass or Soil or Long Grass.

Fertilized with Brown Fertilizer, Cocoadile Tears or Special Mix Fertilizer.

Produces Monkeynut.

Seed Price - 116 Coins


Oak Tree

The most impressive, mighty and enormous tree you will ever see in your 
garden. Be warned that you will need patience, care and lot of water before 
you will ever see the oak at its full potential.
(Copied from in-game Encyclopedia - spelling mistake included)

Mus be planted in Grass or Soil or Long Grass.

Fertilized with Green Fertilizer, Cocoadile Tears or Special Mix Fertilizer.

Produces Acorn.

Seed Price - 303 Chocolate Coins


VEGETABLES


Chilli

Chillis share their colour with fire engines. this engine is famous for 
stopping fires, while the chilli will start one in the mouth of anything that 
is brave or foolish enough to eat it.

Must be planted in Grass or Soil.

Fertilized with Red Fertilizer, Cocoadile Tears or Special Mix Fertilizer.

Produces Chille.

Seed Price - 22 Chocolate Coins


Corn

Corn has wholesome yellow grains that some Pinata find irresistable. Who 
doesn't like lovely, sweet, sun ripened corn? To some the humble ear of corn 
is the most controversial of all the vegetable plants and must be strenuously 
tested to make sure it does not cause offence! It sounds crazy but it's true!

Must be planted in Grass or Soil.

Fertilized with Yellow Fertilizer, Cocoadile Tears or Special Mix Fertilizer.

Produces Corn

Seed Price - 7 Chocolate Coins


Pumpkin

A fully grown pumpkin can reach a mammoth size, but this is a carefully 
protected Master Gardeners' secret. You'll know you have mastered vegetable 
growing when you can grow a humongous pumpkin.

Must be planted in Grass or Soil.

Fertilized with Orange Fertilizer, Cocoadile Tears or Special Mix Fertilizer.

Produces Pumpkin.

Seed Price - 13 Chocolate Coins


Turnip

The last time I saw something this swollen and purple, I'd slammed a door on 
my thumb.

Must be planted in Grass or Soil.

Fertilized with Purple Fertilizer, Cocoadile Tears or Special Mix Fertilizer.

Produces Turnip

Seed Price - 2 Chocolate Coins


FLOWERS


Bird of Paradise

This plant has an elaborate flower that brings a taste of the jungle to your 
garden.

Must be planted in Grass or Soil or Long Grass.

Fertilized with Orange Fertilizer, Cocoadile Tears or Special Mix Fertilizer.

Seed Price - 79 Chocolate Coins


Bluebell

Bluebells, they're blue and shaped like a bell. They don't ring, but apart 
from that their name is pretty accurate.

Must be planted in Grass or Soil or Long Grass.

Fertilized with Blue Fertilizer, Cocoadile Tears or Special Mix Fertilizer.

Seed Price - 7 Chocolate Coins


Bullrush

The bullrush is a tall reed that grows an unusual fuzzy brown thing on the end 
of its stem.

Must be planted in Mud.

Fertilized with Brown Fertilizer, Cocoadile Tears or Special Mix Fertilizer.

Seed Price - 62 Chocolate Coins


Buttercup

Do you like butter? Grown this little yellow flower and then put your chin 
over it. If your chin is yellow, you like butter. If your chin is another 
colour, you should probably visit a doctor.

Must be planted in Grass or Soil or Long Grass.

Fertilized with Yellow Fertilizer, Cocoadile Tears or Special Mix Fertilizer.

Seed Price - 2 Chocolate Coins


Daisy

A humble little daisy is easy to grow, but it still looks pretty. It's 
surprisingly popular for such a common flower.

Must be planted in Grass or Soil or Long Grass.

Fertilized with Yellow Fertilizer, Cocoadile Tears or Special Mix Fertilizer.

Seed Price - 2 Chocolate Coins


Orchids

Orchids are the most exclusive, most difficult to grow, and the most beautiful 
flower on Pinata Island. Good luck finding the seeds, let alone growing one to 
full size!

Must be planted in Grass or Soil or Long Grass.

Fertilized with Green Fertilizer, Cocoadile Tears or Special Mix Fertilizer.

Seed Price - 99 Chocolate Coins


Poppy

This little flower adds a splash of red to the garden. Poppy down the shop, and 
buy some seeds today.

Must be planted in Grass or Soil or Long Grass.

Fertilized with Red Fertilizer, Cocoadile Tears or Special Mix Fertilzer.

Produces Poppy Flower Head.

Seed Price - 7 Chocolate Coins.


Snapdragon

Snapdragons are unusual flowers. They don't look much like dragons, they 
arent even green and scaly.

Must be planted in Grass or Soil or Long Grass.

Fertilized with Purple Fertilizer, Cocoadile Tears or Special Mix Fertilizer.

Seed Price - 46 Chocolate Coins


Sunflower

The sunflower grows very tall, almost up to the sun (but not really), and its 
flower looks like the sun (a bit), so this might be why its called a sunflower.

Must be planted in Grass or Soil or Long Grass.

Fertilized with Yellow Fertilizer, Cocoadile Tears or Special Mix Fertilizer.

Seed Price - 22 Chocolate Coins


Tulip

Many years ago, a man was washed up on the shore of Piñata Island. He was 
pulled from the sea by a family of hamsters. When he recovered, he could only 
remember his name (Dan) and in his pockets he had some seeds. The seeds grew 
into tulips, and the story was passed down. Now almost everyone knows about 
the tulips from Hamster Dan.

Must be planted in Grass or Soil or Long Grass.

Fertilized with Purple Fertilizer, Cocoadile Tears or Special Mix Fertilizer.

Seed Price - 33 Chocolate Coins


Water Lily

The water lily is not just pretty, but its large flat leaves are the perfect 
platform for the smaller water creatures.

Must be planted in Mud.

Fertilized with Purple Fertilizer, Cocoadile Tears or Special Mix Fertilizer.

Seed Price - 33 Chocolate Coins


Watercress

Watercress has a lovely peppery taste when added to your salad. Maybe some 
Pinatas like watercress salad too, even without croutons.

Must be planted in Mud.

Fertilized with Green Fertilizer, Cocoadile Tears or Special Mix Fertilizer.

Seed Price - 13 Chocolate Coins


BUSHES


Blackberry Bush

Little blackberries can be sweet and juicy, and there are many Pinatas who 
will want to visit you when you have them in your garden. Growing a whole bush 
will keep them coming back for more.

Must be planted in Grass or Soil or Long Grass.

Fertilized with Purple Fertilizer, Cocoadile Tears or Special Mix Fertilizer.

Produces Blackberry.

Seed Price - 55 Chocolate Coins


Gooseberry Bush

I don't know if you have ever looked at a gooseberry, but it's green and a 
little furry. Why is it called a gooseberry? I really don't know - perhaps its 
something you could find out?

Must be planted in Grass or Soil or Long Grass.

Fertilized with Green Fertilizer, Cocoadile Tears or Special Mix Fertilizer.

Produces Gooseberry.

Seed Price - 83 Chocolate Coins

Nightshade Bush

This little bush is dark and mysterious. It's recommended that you keep well 
away from its berries because they are poisonous. If you know what you are 
doing, the nightshade bush can make a pretty addition to your garden.

Must be planted in Grass or Soil or Long Grass.

Fertilized with Purple Fertilizer, Cocoadile Tears or Special Mix Fertilizer.

Produces Nightshade Berry.

Seed Price - 154


WEEDS


Poison Ivy

Poison Ivy is a good name – it tells you that this plant is a bit like ivy but 
more importantly it’s poisonous! Don’t let your Pinatas taste it, and keep it 
away from your other plants or it will make a space for itself. Nasty, nasty 
nasty.

Must be planted in Grass or Soil or Long Grass or Mud.

Weeds do not need to be fertilized or watered.

Seed Price – 22 Chocolate Coins


Thistle

The thistle grows quickly and will spread out to any spare patch of earth. Not 
only will it soon fill the garden but it is covered with prickles that can make
a Pinata’s life a misery. I’d suggest that you get rid of them all.

Must be planted in Grass or Soil or Long Grass or Mud.

Weeds do not need to be fertilized or watered.

Seed Price – 13 Chocolate Coins


Toadstool

I have never once seen a Lickatoad sit on one of these unpleasant little 
plants. Sensible Pinatas are advised to stay clear of the toadstool all 
together. The toadstool is almost irresistible to Pinatas – its bright colours 
mimic sweets, and Pinatas tend to be more hungry than clever.

Must be planted in Grass or Soil or Long Grass or Mud.

Weeds do not need to be fertilized or watered.

Seed Price – 46 Chocolate Coins


Venus Pinata Trap

This plant seems to have taken a stand up for plants. It’s fed up with the 
‘plant grows – animal eats plant’ order of things and has decided to dish out 
some spiny plant revenge. Keep it away from your Pinatas.

Must be planted in Grass or Soil or Long Grass or Mud.

Weeds do not need to be fertilized or watered.

Seed Price – 79 Chocolate Coins


Hope this helps.


Some information gathered from pinataisland.info - The Viva Pinata Wiki,
I would recommend using it if you are struggling, a beginner, or need Pinata 
specific information.

Thanks to CJayC - Most useful Site ever.
To Rare – for making such an addictive game packed full of jokes.
johnnyntro – for helping me out in the beginning.

This guide was made and compiled by me karnage87/Kyle Raymond after seeing 
someone trying to work out how to do this in the game.


If you wish to contact please do so, my email is karnage87@hotmail.co.uk 
and I will usually be more than happy to help with any questions you have.
If you feel you have anything you could add to this guide please feel free to 
contact me and I will credit you completely.


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