Beetroot in Cult of the Lamb: An In-Depth Guide

Cult of the Lamb took the world by storm when it launched in 2022, quickly becoming one of the most popular and talked about indie games of the year Its adorable art style juxtaposed with dark occult themes resonated with players, who have sunk dozens of hours into building up their own cults and exploring the game’s environments One key element of gameplay is crafting resources like weapons, structures, decorations and more for your cult. An important ingredient for many recipes is the humble beetroot. In this guide, we’ll take an in-depth look at everything you need to know about beetroot in Cult of the Lamb.

What is Beetroot?

Beetroot is one of the many food ingredients that can be collected in Cult of the Lamb. Specifically it is categorized as a vegetable. Beetroot takes the form of plump reddish-purple root vegetables growing in bunches on the ground.

In real life, beetroot, also known as beets, are the taproot portion of the beet plant. Typically dark red or purple from anthocyanins, beets can also grow in yellow or other colors. Highly nutritious, beets are packed with minerals like potassium, magnesium, and iron.

In Cult of the Lamb, beetroot looks remarkably similar to real-life beets with its vivid crimson coloring. While not detailed in-game, we can presume beetroot found in the lands surrounding your cult provides similar nutritional value.

Where to Find Beetroot

Beetroot is primarily found growing as resource nodes in the Silk Cradles biome This magical biome is illuminated by giant glow worms and has plentiful vegetation Specifically, look for beetroot growing in tall leafy bunches along the ground.

Less commonly, beetroot can also be:

  • Purchased from Harriet’s shop in the Silk Cradle

  • Awarded from dispatching the anchorite mini-bosses in Silk Cradle dungeons

  • Grown in farm plots using beetroot seeds

When you see beetroot bunches, hit them with your weapon or cultist follower’s special attack to destroy the plant and collect 1-3 beetroot. Each beetroot provides a single unit of the resource. Gathering beetroot does not require any tools, just walk up and smash away.

Uses for Beetroot

So why go collecting beetroot? This versatile ingredient serves many important uses:

Cooking: Beetroot is a key ingredient in several high-level food recipes, most notably the Splendid Vegetable Feast which requires 6 beetroot. Food is essential for keeping your cultists happy and preventing dissent.

Quests: Some follower quests and objectives require turning in beetroot, like Narhmi’s Silk Path quest.

Sell for gold: Any extra beetroot can be sold to shops. Prices vary from 10-20 gold per beetroot based on merchant.

Trade for items: Beetroot makes a useful trading item when bartering with followers like Ratau who appreciate vegetables.

Cult merchant stock: Once you build a merchant stall, beetroot can be assigned as one of the items your cult sells to pilgrims for profit.

Fertilizer: At the compost bin, 1 beetroot converts to 2 units of fertilizer to help crops grow.

Appease the bishop: During the late game when the bishop demands vegetables, handing over beetroot will appease him.

As you can see, this humble beet has many helpful applications, so collecting a steady supply of beetroot from the Silk Cradle is recommended. Prioritize selling any excess once you have enough stockpiled for cooking and other needs.

How to Farm Beetroot

While naturally growing beetroot is plentiful in the Silk Cradle, as your cult expands you may eventually want a way to mass produce beetroot without having to constantly revisit that biome. This can be achieved by farming beetroot using the following steps:

  1. Purchase beetroot seeds from Harriet’s Silk Cradle shop (5 gold each)

  2. Build one or more farm plots using the cult hub’s build menu

  3. Interact with a farm plot and select the “plant crop” option

  4. Choose to plant beetroot seeds, then fertilize the soil. Each plot holds up to 6 seeds.

  5. Let the beetroot seeds grow for about 5-10 minutes real time.

  6. Return to the fully grown crops and select “harvest” to collect 1-3 beetroot per seed.

  7. Repeat the planting process. Beetroot regrows in the same soil so no need to buy more seeds.

With adequate fertilizer, a few farm plots dedicated to beetroot can generate a steady, renewable supply. This becomes highly useful in the late game when town recipes require vast amounts of resources like beetroot. Set up beetroot farms early to reap long-term benefits.

Cooking with Beetroot

Beetroot contributes to cooking some of the most profitable and useful recipes. Here are key dishes requiring beetroot:

  • Splendid Vegetable Feast: This 5 star feast is composed of 6 beetroot, 2 onions, and 2 cabbage. Restores 150 HP to your cultists.

  • Magnificent Mixed Meal: Calls for 4 beetroot, 2 carrots, and 2 onions. A 4 star meal.

  • Vegetarian Plate: Requires 2 beetroot and 2 carrots. Heals 60 HP.

Aim to regularly cook up a stock of Splendid Feasts. Having a surplus of this top-tier food available ensures high follower loyalty and morale. Serve during rituals for huge relationship boosts.

Beetroot Tips and Tricks

Follow these tips to maximize your beetroot productivity:

  • Plant at least 6+ beetroot seeds per plot for mass yield.

  • Use fertilizer each grow cycle to increase harvest per plant.

  • Build multiple beetroot farms to establish large-scale production.

  • Grow other vegetables like cabbage too so you always have ingredients on hand for mixed recipes.

  • Preserve surplus beetroot as pickled beetroot at the preserve jar to extend shelf life.

  • Check the merchant stall and bishop’s temple daily to purchase extra beetroot if needed.

  • Equip the resourceful doctrine on your cult to receive bonus harvest drops from all plants.

With the proper focus on farming techniques, your cult can achieve self-sufficiency in beetroot for food, quests, fertilizer, and monetary gain.

Why is Beetroot Important?

Beetroot holds an important role in Cult of the Lamb’s game progression system. Here’s a recap of why this vegetable matters:

  • It unlocks high-tier food recipes that keep your cult happy and loyal.

  • Trading it efficiently builds relationships with specific followers.

  • It generates large profits when sold to merchant shops daily.

  • It allows progression in narrative quest lines and bishop objectives.

  • It fuels your cult’s fertilizer production for expanding crop output.

  • As a farmable crop, it can be produced in mass quantities.

  • It can appease the bishop during end-game tithing requests.

New players will quickly learn to treasure beetroot for its versatility. Don’t neglect regularly harvesting beetroot when exploring the Silk Cradle early on. The long-term dividends are immense.

Final Thoughts

Who knew the unassuming beetroot would play such an integral role within Cult of the Lamb? While many crops and foragable ingredients are useful, beetroot clearly stands out for its profitable applications in cooking, farming, quests, and beyond. Hopefully this guide provided ample tips to help maximize your beetroot productivity as you build up your devoted flock of followers. Soon your loyal cultists may even start referring affectionately to you as Beetroot the Lamb!

7 Berry Bush Seed

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The Lamb will find these at the very start of their journey. Its one of the first plants that can be harvested or cut down during the initial “tutorial” run. The Bush Berry Seed icon is a big seed with a sprout coming out of it. It’s hardy and easy to find, making it a great starter seed.

Here are some ways that players can get along better with other followers in Cult of the Lamb to make them more loyal:

Followers won’t go hungry because the Basic Berry Bowl only needs Berry Bush fruit, and it doesn’t cost much or take much work. It has a much lower chance of making followers sick than other meals at this level. It can also be used to make the Juniper Drink at the Drinkhouse.

8 Camellia Seed

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Cut down grown Camellia plants to collect both blossoms and seeds for this decorative plant. Its one of the first seeds the Lamb will find on their travels, and is common in Darkwood. The seed icon consists of a smaller red and black blossom and two red seeds.

The mature Camellia Plant is a great way to decorate and add flower beds to the cult compound. It is also an important part of the Healing Bay. It costs a certain number of Camellia blossoms to heal a sick cultist after the Healing Bay is built. In addition to first aid, its also one of the ingredients needed for the Fruit Elixir.

Let’s Play Cult of the Lamb – 34 – Beetroot

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