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The Sims 3 Omni Plant Opportunity

Getting Omni Seeds & Growing Steak, Egg, Cheese, and Burgers

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Plant QualityPlant ListOmni Plant, Steaks, and more

This Sims 3 Guide was originally written for the PC and Mac versions of the game, but also will help owners of the console versions - PS3, Xbox 360 and Wii. Please remember some info or numbers may have changed.

About the "odd" plants they came up with for gardening in the Sims 3: Yes, you can plant some very weird things, including the item duplicating Omni Plant. You can learn how to plant cheese and eggs after you've completed the Uncommonly Good gardening opportunity to take twenty excellent plants, or sometimes a lesser number of perfect plants, to the restaurant.

Once you've done the first Gardening opportunity in the chain, look for a second opportunity, Outstandingly Rare, that calls for 10 excellent (sometimes better) cheeses (allows your Sims to plant grow both steak plants and burger plants).

The last gardening opportunity your Sim needs to take out is The Omnificent Plant, which calls for growing and delivering ten awesome steaks. Completing this final Gardening opportunity is how your Sim can learn to grow the Omni Plant. It's not a hard opportunity to do, it just takes patience on your part and a time commitment from the gardener. Once you've completed the final step here, you can order the omni seeds for your gardening use by clicking the Sim's mailbox. At that, you're free to start using your Omni Plants.

How to Get the Opportunities

Take note before wondering why the first opportunity in the chain hasn't appeared (Uncommonly Good). It may not be possible to get the opportunity until level 8 gardening. Why? It requires level 7 Gardening to plant eggs and cheese.

I can't give advice to getting any particular gardening opportunities, or any other skill in the Sims 3, but there are some general tips that can help you with getting opportunities in The Sims 3. If you want a specific type of skill opportunity, it's first best to not have any other skills competing for the random chances an opportunity pops up. So, if you want an easier go at getting the gardening opportunity to plant the Omni Plant, don't have too many other skills than gardening.

You'll be more likely to get the uncommonly good, outstandingly rare, and omnificent plant gardening opportunities you want if you clear others, as many (all?) opportunities in the Sims 3 are one-time deals. If you fail one, you can get it in the future. You just can't complete the opportunity again.

Also, keep in mind that Sims 3 characters can only have one skill opportunity of a given type at one time. So, you can only accept one opportunity at a time. In that case, only accept an opportunity of another skill that you know you can complete quickly. Otherwise, keep the box clear for the odd chance the gardening opportunity you need will be available! To clear a skill opportunity, right click it in the opportunities tab.

Most players who complain about it taking a long time to get the Omni Plant aren't keeping this in mind, and have spread out their skills too much. Continue gardening and soon enough you'll be able to order plenty of omni plant seeds and make tons of money duplicating things like death fish, high value skill books, and anything else your heart desires.

How to GardenFind SeedsFertilizer
Plant QualityPlant ListOmni Plant, Steaks, and more
The Sims 3 Skills
Advanced TechAlchemyAthleticBot MakingCharismaCollectingConsignment
Laser RhythmLogicMartial ArtsMixologyNectar MakingPaintingPhotography
RidingScienceScuba DivingSculptingSocial NetworkingStreet ArtWriting

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Brie says...
None of my teenage sims, in any save game, are able to get gardening opportunities of any kind. They are all level 10 gardeners. Any help?
11th May 2013 12:21pm
A smart uninformed idiot says...
Maybe give them a birthday cake first?
24th July 2014 3:47pm
Rachel says...
When ever my sim goes to deliver her 10 cheeses (all are Outstanding cheeses) the bar fills up and she comes out but nothing happens! I do that day after day and the oppurtunity doesn't complete! Help.
Are you in a town that has combination rabbit holes?  There is a bug in the game that rabbit holes that have been combined like a grocery store & diner will cause opportunities unable to be completed.   If it is a combo RH, the only way to fix it would be to cancel the opportunity and place a new version of the diner or bistro in town, possibly even deleting the current one to avoid getting it form there again.
3rd June 2013 9:02am
Rachel says...
No my sim lives in Sunset Valley and goes to the fifties sytle fastfood place (I can't remeber the name) for the oppurtunity.
Have you tried resetSim and clearing your caches?  It still might be that Hogan's is glitched in some way, too.   You could edit the lot in edit town to place a new one.
3rd June 2013 12:41pm
jalisa says...
I need help..I have plant my cheese and egg plant and now its telling me that it is harvesting but no cheese or egg are appearing on the plant but it is fully healthy and it has been saying that for 4 complete seasons....can someone help me plz....
It sounds like the plant is glitched. You'll need to dispose of it and plant new ones.
27th June 2013 1:14am
Linda says...
I must have 15 "present" pictures in my inventory that all say "Omni seed," unfortuntley, I can't figure out how to plant the little suckers much less how to get them out of my inventory. Right now they are just those annoying things I have to scroll through to get to all the stuff I CAN use. Thoughts?
2nd July 2014 2:08am
Menhoset says...
If you go into build and buy, then choose household inventory you'll find the omni seed in it. Then, place it down within the vicinity of a sprinkler, then go back into the game. Then you will be able to make your sim plant the omni seed. If you have handiness skill, then upgrade the sprinkler so it's auto. Sorry for the late reply :/
19th August 2017 6:07am
Madison says...
i can not find a seed. were do i find them??
5th April 2014 5:54pm
Dogwolf12 says...
The guide tells you this!
14th October 2018 10:54am
Natwel says...
Thank you for this guide. Several sims now have Omni plant. I uploaded one family into the exchange in case others couldn’t do it.
2nd April 2020 6:48am
stephanie says...
I accidentally deleted the uncommonly good opportunity, I didnt realize what it was. Is there anyway to get again? My sim spends all of her time, beside working and sleeping, gardening. She been doing this for two weeks but it hasn't shown up again.
6th February 2014 5:28pm
Tiffany says...
Me too! Ugh, I regret it so much. They said there was "no reward" so I immediately cancelled it. Now that I've read this, it sucks so much on me!
6th April 2014 6:05am
Vicky says...
My sim lives in Appaloosa. Where do I find an omni plant? I can't do the "10 cheeses" opportunity. Help!
19th November 2019 7:17am
Playalot says...
You don't need the omni plant, just plant cheese into the ground like a normal seed. Your sim will get the omni plant seed mailed to them when they complete the chain
21st November 2019 7:27pm
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