Do harvest sprites work while you stay indoors?

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#1 Posted by Smooth_Dude (32 posts) -

I bit off a bit more than I could chew by planting 30 plots of sweet potatoes, I've got the harvest sprites helping me, but they're not very effective since I only just hired them. I have them watering my plants at the moment, but I'm wondering if I just stayed in my chicken coop and went afk for a while, would they keep working even though time isn't passing?