Some time ago I would find it very annoying that somehow I would miss tending to a crop and when I came back the next day it would be un-harvestable; so I would be a day behind on that reputation grind; unless I got lucky with a 'keen' growth.
Ever since then I have been very careful to check that every single crop has been tended properly.
Somehow yesterday I missed one. It was a wriggling blah blah when I logged in today. Lo and Behold once I had dispatched the wriggling menace it was an un-harvestable 'growing' crop.
I decided to harvest all the other crops in both fields, which may have included a bloated/keen/whatever crop and somehow I had the quest complete.
Don't know how that happened. Is it a change?
Who knows. #luckybarstard
ps. promised guide coming soon(TM).
Edit: Except, no. No it didn't. The quest came up with a ? to say I had auto accepted it or something but I am still at the 7/8 harvested - DOH!