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If you want to farm your crops in TOTK (including Hearty Radishes and Endura Carrots), you’ll need to complete a two-part quest in Hateno Village called Teach Me a Lesson 1 and Teach Me a Lesson 2.

Gathering items is all well and good, but it’s much easier to just grow your own and pretend you’re playing Stardew Valley.

How to grow crops in Tears of the Kingdom

To kick off the quest, talk to Symin at the schoolhouse in Hateno Village in the evening and he will invite you to come and attend one of his classes. Wait for the morning and head back to the schoolhouse to listen in on a history lesson, where he’s trying to convince the kids that the Calamity was real.

The thing is, they don’t believe him. They need proof. That’s where Link comes in.

TOTK Teach Me a Lesson 1

Here's the screen depicting the Calamity in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. 

Here's the screen depicting the Calamity in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. 

The first part of this quest requires you to travel to Kakariko Village. Once there, head into the chief’s house – the biggest house in the center of the village – and go up the stairs. You’ll see a mural of the Calamity in a room up here.

Take out the TOTK camera and take a photo. You’ll know you have it right because it’s marked “Screen Depicting the Calamity” when you look at it through the camera’s viewfinder.

Now you just need to head back to Hateno Village’s schoolhouse during the day and pass the photo to Symin.

TOTK Teach Me a Lesson 2

Some yummy Monster Curry in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.

Some yummy Monster Curry in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.

Now you’ve done history class, it’s time for some cooking. Symin, once again, can’t convince the kids that something exists. This time it’s Monster Curry. You need to head out and gather three ingredients, cook up the dish, and show it to him to complete the quest.

Here’s where you can grab each ingredient:

  • Hylian Rice: Found at the Hateno Village vendor (and sometimes on wandering merchant, Beedle)
  • Goron Spice: Found at the Goron City vendor
  • Monster Extract: Found at the Tarrey Town Vendor
Head to the hot and humid Goron City to grab some Goron Spice. 

Head to the hot and humid Goron City to grab some Goron Spice. 

If you need money for the vendors, here’s how to farm rupees in Tears of the Kingdom. Or you can always cheat with the TOTK item duplication glitch.

Throw all three ingredients in a cooking pot and head back to class.

Once this part of the quest is over, Symin will tell you to speak to Uma. 

TOTK where is Uma?

Uma is tending a field behind the schoolhouse, according to Symin. Except she’s not – the field he’s talking about is just to the right from the school entrance if you’re facing as if heading back to town.

Here’s an image showing the school in the background to give you an idea:

Uma is actually tending the field in front of the school, and not up the hill at the back. 

Uma is actually tending the field in front of the school, and not up the hill at the back. 

Uma will allow you to grow any kind of vegetable crop, but you’ll get a lower yield for specialist stuff like Endura Carrots, which you also need for the TOTK Horse God recipes

You also can’t speed up their growth by sleeping or waiting by a campfire, so just pop back after you’ve done a quest or two. If you want something to aim for, here are all Tears of the Kingdom shrine locations.

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