Prior to the 7.4 update, Modern Day - Day 36 was the 36th day of Modern Day. The player must survive whilst avoiding planting on Dave's mold colonies. Upon completing the level, the player receives a Modern Day Piñata

As of the 7.4 update, level expansions were removed from the world maps and placed into epic quests. Because of this, this level is no longer accessible from the map, and must be accessed when the epic quest is available.


Do not let the small number of waves underestimate this level, as it is very difficult and can be lost immediately. The two Imp Cannons that spawn first can launch Imps directly to the mold colonies. Zombies in each wave are also high in density and come in big waves. There are also Newspaper Zombies to deal with and Wizard Zombies to make setting up proper defenses harder. This level may take a few tries to nail a strategy down. Instant use plants are highly recommended.


The small number next to the zombie icon means that zombie will always appear in that lane, with 1 being the topmost lane and 5 being the bottommost one.
Waves Non-dynamic zombies Ambush zombies Note(s)
1 Imp Cannon22 Imp Cannon24 None
2 Rally Zombie2 Wizard Zombie22 Wizard Zombie24 Newspaper Zombie2 Newspaper Zombie2 None First flag; 100%/7 Plant Food
3 Conehead Zombie2 Conehead Zombie2 Buckethead Zombie22 Buckethead Zombie24 Buckethead Zombie2 Buckethead Zombie2 None 100% Plant Food
4 Conehead Zombie2 Conehead Zombie2 Buckethead Zombie2 Rally Zombie2 Imp Cannon21 Imp Cannon25 Wizard Zombie21 Wizard Zombie23 Wizard Zombie25 None Second flag
5 Conehead Zombie2 Conehead Zombie2 Conehead Zombie2 Buckethead Zombie2 Buckethead Zombie2 Newspaper Zombie21 Newspaper Zombie25 None 500%/7 Plant Food
6 Conehead Zombie2 Buckethead Zombie2 Buckethead Zombie2 Rally Zombie2 Wizard Zombie22 Wizard Zombie24 Newspaper Zombie22 Newspaper Zombie23 Newspaper Zombie24 None Final flag


Strategy 1 (Contains premium content)

Created by Redhonker

Strategy 2 (May contain premium content)

Created by Lukraniom
  1. Plant a Gold Bloom.
  2. Plant a Snapdragon on the third row, fourth column
  3. Plant two Sunflowers in front of the Snapdragon and two on first and fifth rows on the same column.
  4. Plant more Snapdragons on second and fourth rows, fourth column.
  5. Once the first wave comes, plant your instant-use explosive on third row, ninth column.
  6. Build up defenses with your defensive and plant some Primal Potato Mines in front of zombies.
  7. Once the second flag comes, plant your instant-use explosive on fourth row, ninth column to take out the large number of Wizard Zombies and Imp Cannons and plant Snapdragons near the other. Then block them with Primal Wall-nuts to stall Wizard Zombies and keep other zombies from eating them.
  8. Keep planting Snapdragons wherever you need them and then repeat the sixth step once the final wave comes.

Strategy 3

Created by Magicwaterz
  1. Plant a column of Primal Sunflowers on the 8th column.
  2. Plant 2 Puff-shrooms on the 4th and 5th columns on the rows where the Imp Cannons are. Freeze one of the cannons with Iceberg Lettuce to buy time. Plant Infi-nuts immediately after the Puff-shroom. Plant some more Primal Sunflowers on the 4th column now.
  3. Plant a Primal Potato Mine between the Imp Cannons. Plant a Shadow-shroom on the 3rd row, 4th column. Guard it with an Infi-Nut.
  4. Place a Cherry Bomb on where the zombie bearing the Plant Food is. Save the Plant Food on the Shadow-shroom until another zombie bearing the Plant Food enters the field.
  5. Place Primal Potato Mine adjacent to where an Imp Cannon is. Place a Cherry Bomb on the other Imp Cannon. Keep placing Puff-shrooms to delay the zombies' progression.
  6. During the final wave, use the Plant Food on Shadow-shroom. The 2 Wizard Zombies remaining can be destroyed by Cherry Bombs or Puff-shrooms.

Strategy 4 (Spear-mint strategy)

  • Required plants:
    • Primal Potato Mine2
    • Spear-mint2
    • Primal Sunflower2
    • Hurrikale2
    • Guacodile2
    • Primal Wall-nut2
    • Puff-shroom2 (at least lvl 3) or Iceberg Lettuce2
  1. Plant a column of Primal Sunflowers on the 8th column, and 3 more at column 4, rows 1,3,5.
  2. Use iceberg, puff shroom, and primal wall nut to stall the imps. Freeze the imp cannons. Plant a mine between the 2 cannons.
  3. When the first wave comes all 8 sunflowers should be planted. So dig up those sunflowers at the 8th column and plant a wall nut. Take note of the imps stalled beforehand, use hurrikale to blow'em back and dig up the wall nuts for sun refund. Plant the guacodiles if needed.
  4. During the second wave, plant spearmint (hopefully all 5 primal wall nuts are already planted).
  5. Continue stalling the zombies, but eventually dig up a wall nut and plant a mine when you see bucketheads and newspapers coming.
  6. During final wave, 1 column of guacodiles should be present. Use the puff shrooms/ lettuce to distract/stall the wizards.
  7. Note that no plant food has been used, so player can use them on primal sunflowers.



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