Everyday I visit my ranch. I harvest and plant seeds like a good WOWhead should. Seeing as my main character is maxed on Cooking and has reached exalted reputation with the Tillers, I decided to focus on other ways to enhance my pocket with extra gold by using my 16 available plots on my ranch. I focused mainly on planting seeds which can yield items for me to stack up and sell. I suppose I could go and "farm" them, but my main character's profession is skinning and engineering so I chose to "farm" them on my ranch. Not to mention, I didn't have much time to spend playing that week as I normally do. There is this thing called "work" and they expect you to show up in order to get paid. Bummer! But if I don't work, I don't get paid. If I don't get paid, I can't play WOW. Makes sense.
My Sunsong Ranch Harvesting Experience
I spent a week planting certain seeds and kept a log of what I would harvest each day as well as what my total was at the end of the week. I then put my auction house skills to use and placed the stacks on my respective realm's auction house to see what I could profit. Here is what I planted each day:
Enigma Seed - Despite it's name, there is no mystery that some type of Pandaren herb will be harvested from this seed.
Magebulb Seed - I thought a cool mage might pop out of this seed and give me a free portal somewhere, but I guess I will settle for the enchanting dust instead.
Snakeroot Seed - I don't get what snakes and roots have to do with ore but I got generous amounts of ore harvesting this.
Windshear Cactus Seed - This seed might have the most accurate name out of them all. It catches cloth blowing through my ranch. Someone is losing Windwool and I am the beneficiary.
I spent about 15 minutes a day on harvesting and planting new seeds. At the end of the week, here is what I had in my bags:
Herbs - Snow Lily: 15 Silkweed: 10 Fool's Cap: 15 Green Tea Leaf: 32 Rain Poppy: 10 Golden Lotus: 1
Enchanting Dust - Spirit Dust: 38 Mysterious Essence: 12
Ore - Ghost Iron Ore: 60 Kyparite: 17
Cloth - Windwool Cloth: 55
I stacked what I could and this is what I sold on my realm's auction house:
Herbs: 450 gold
Enchanting Dust: 530 gold
Ore: 485 gold
Cloth: 155 gold
Any Gold Is Good Gold
This may seem like a small profit, but it doesn't require more than 10-15 minutes a day and can yield that extra pocket change in addition to any farming you might do on a regular basis.
I always visit my Sunsong Ranch before I start any daily quests or farming. In my opinion, this is a mostly effortless task that brings the bling back to my pocket. Happy Harvesting!