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0002912Dwarf FortressDwarf Mode -- Interface, Farm Plotspublic2010-07-31 22:082014-01-20 19:20
WindowsWindows XPWin XP SP2
0002912: Underground farms unplantable if they are made wet after being exposed to light
I'm not sure if this is a bug or intended behaviour (though it seems a bit strange if it is intended), but when I dig a farm underground where I want to plant overground crops. I have to make sure that the farm is wet and muddied before channeling out the roof of the farm.
If i channel out the roof of the farm, and then put water, then i keep getting a message saying there is no mud while trying to place the farm plot. even though examining the ground there shows mud. the same water flowing into an area that is not channeled above (ie is dark and inside rather than light outside) is farmable.
Channel a small plot into the ground, designate it as a pit or move water into it in some way. Now try and build a farm, you will not be able to.

but if instead you dig 1-z level below ground, and clear a space. Then irrigate it (either through an underground river or by digging a small (1x1) channel on top and to the side and designate it as a pond. Now build the farm (you must build the farm before the next step)
Now channel out the roof of the farm. The farm works fine as an overground farm.
If you channel out the roof before then you cannot place the farm.
farm, farming, mud, underground
related to 0000013resolved Toady One Farm plots built underground (Inside/Dark/Subterranean) on natural soil will not allow planting 
related to 0000087resolved Toady One If one tile of a farm plot is dry or has the wrong biome, it also prevents the succeeding tiles from getting planted 
has duplicate 0004532resolved Footkerchief Underground Farm Plots will stop functioning if just 1 tile becomes "Light, Above Ground" 
Issue History
2010-07-31 22:08dorfyoneNew Issue
2010-08-01 06:49smjjamesNote Added: 0011354
2010-08-01 06:57smjjamesTag Attached: farm
2010-08-01 06:57smjjamesTag Attached: farming
2010-08-01 06:58smjjamesTag Attached: underground
2010-08-01 06:58smjjamesNote Edited: 0011354bug_revision_view_page.php?bugnote_id=0011354#r4448
2010-08-01 06:59smjjamesTag Attached: mud
2010-08-18 16:40Logical2uRelationship addedrelated to 0000013
2010-08-20 03:29deathc4Note Added: 0011954
2010-08-20 05:36QuietustNote Added: 0011955
2014-01-20 19:20FootkerchiefRelationship addedrelated to 0000087
2014-01-20 19:21FootkerchiefRelationship addedhas duplicate 0004532
2018-04-02 20:24HuntthetrollIssue Monitored: Huntthetroll

2010-08-01 06:49   
(edited on: 2010-08-01 06:58)
This would be lumped with the general problems going on with farming and mud. Don't think its a duplicate of anything though.

2010-08-20 03:29   
Same problem here, makes me sad =(
2010-08-20 05:36   
Wait, it's preventing you from actually placing the farm plot at all?
I've placed aboveground farm plots in completely mud-free areas, and while they do display the "no mud" warning, the game still lets me place them and subsequently plant seeds on them.