I posted earlier a video about the Giga Farm. I have received inquiries about the crop feature which is difficult to understand, so here is a write up to help some of you understand this feature.
Each animal you keep on the Giga Farm has different foods it eats. It is important to keep a good stock of crops to feed your animals. You can grow corn, beans, and wheat. The key to crops is when you plant and when you harvest. It is critical to how much yield you get from your seeds. Never let your seeds go below zero, you will have to reset if you ever want to plant that crop again.
Planting needs to happen between 6 and 7am. Water increases your yield as it is the food for the plants. Compost is the treat and increases the potential of your field. Having animals on a field decreases its potential. Pigs are the hardest on a field.
Harvesting your crops must happen between 3 and 6pm. If you harvest before this, you will not get any crops. It takes 10 seeds to plant a field, so be cautious of how much you have.
What is the trick to it? Set the time for 6 to 7am, plant your crops, set the clock to 3 - 6pm, then harvest. I do not think it gives you as much yield as waiting through the day for them to grow, but it is a quick trick to get some food for your animals when you are running low or you miss the planting or harvesting time.