I'm trying to grow something on a farm plot as a beginner in Dwarf Fortress.
I have built a farm plot at the ground level, i.e. outside, not underground or in a cave -- just in some "dense meadow-grass".
There are no errors or warnings, except that when I hit q for Set Building Tasks/Prefs to actually start growing something on this farm plot, I get:
"No seeds available for this location"
If I hit z to see my status, it states I have:
Is this my problem? Why is there a question mark at the end?
I thought this might be, that they are still gathering the seeds while harvesting plants, as I've seen a similar question mark next to how many stones I have.
However, even after waiting some time, it doesn't seem to go from 50? to 50.
Or is it because I have no bookkeeper? This is beyond my current skill level, just something I read about here: Dwarf Fortress seeds on hand
In any case, I started out with plenty of seeds, and I haven't used them for anything else.