Stardew Valley – Seeds and Planting Tips and Tricks Guide

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I get it – planting can be downright confusing. You stroll into Pierre’s store on the first day of a new season, expecting everything to be super self-explanatory. And then…it’s not. You scroll through pages of random seeds and then settle for the cheapest produce. A few weeks later your plants begin to produce and then you stroll back into Pierre’s shop and sell them for – well, not exactly a profit…
 
So what’s the solution? A complete guide packed with information on buying, planting, growing, and harvesting to ensure you don’t make the same mistakes twice.
 
 
Here’s a sneak-peek at some of the benefits of this guide:
 
– A complete list of all seeds.
 
– Everything you need to know all in one place
 
– Covers the entire growing process from buying and planting to harvesting and selling.
 
– Features tips for planting an orchard.
 
– Includes hints for foraging and sourcing plants.
 
– Pointers for completing bundles at the Community Centre for rewards.
 
– Information on all Quests that require plants.
 
– A complete guide to the greenhouse.
 
– Includes recipes that require plants.
 
– Advice for income management and much more!
 
 
It is my goal to equip you with the tools necessary to ensure your farm will thrive.
 
If you have any questions, please let me know. I also really value your feedback!
 
 

Seeds Overview

Since planting is a crucial aspect of the game, it’s important to have a basic understanding of all seeds that are available. We shall dig-deeper and expand on this section further on, but for now, here is a complete overview of all the seeds you are likely to find in Stardew Valley.
 
 

Spring

 
 
Single Harvest Seeds
 
 
Blue Jazz
 
Cauliflower
 
Garlic
 
Kale
 
Parsnip
 
Potato
 
Rhubarb
 
Tulip
 
Unmilled rice
 
 
Multiple Harvest Seeds
 
 
Coffee bean
 
Green bean
 
Strawberry
 
 

Summer

 
 
Single Harvest Seeds
 
 
Melon
 
Poppy
 
Radish
 
Red Cabbage
 
Starfruit
 
Summer Spangle
 
Sunflower
 
Wheat
 
 
Multiple Harvest Seeds
 
 
Blueberry
 
Coffee Bean
 
Corn
 
Hops
 
Hot Pepper
 
Tomato
 
 

Fall

 
 
Single Harvest Seeds
 
 
Antichoke
 
Amaranth
 
Beet
 
Bok Choy
 
Fairy Rose
 
Pumpkin
 
Sunflower
 
Sweet Gem Berry
 
Wheat
 
Yam
 
 
Multiple Harvest Seeds
 
 
Corn
 
Cranberries
 
Eggplant
 
Grape
 
 

Winter

 
 
There are no plantable crops in Winter with the exception of winter seeds and Fiber seeds, which produce Winter plants otherwise found through foraging.
 
 
Special Seeds
 
 
Please note that the following seeds are not exclusively grown winter but from mixed seasons; regardless, I feel they deserve a category of their own.
 
 
Ancient Fruit
 
Cactus Fruit
 
Fibre
 
Pineapple
 
Taro Root
 
Sweet Gem Berry
 
Tea Leaves
 
 
 

Spring Crops

Below is an in-depth list of all Spring seeds.
 
 
Blue Jazz Seeds– 30g @Pierre’s, 37g @JojoMart. Takes 7 days to grow fully. Sells for 50g at its lowest quality and 100g at its highest. Used in: Lucky Lunch.
 
 
Cauliflower Seeds – 80g @Pierre’s, 100g @JojoMart. Takes 12 days to mature ready for harvest. Sells for 175g at its lowest quality and 350g at its highest.
 
Used in: Cheese Cauliflower, Spring Crops Bundle, Jodi’s Request quest, Maru’s loved gift.
 
 
Coffee Beans – 2500g from the Traveling Cart. Ready for harvest after 10 days, regrows in 2 days. Sells for 15g at its lowest quality and 30g at its highest. Used to make coffee.
 
 
Garlic Seeds – 40g at Pierre’s. Ready for harvest after 4 days. Sells for 60g at its lowest quality (no star) and 120g at its highest (purple star). Used in Escargot, Fiddlehead Risotto, & Oil of Garlic.
 
 
Green Bean Seeds – 60g at Pierre’s, 75g at JojoMart. Harvest after 10 days, regrows after 3 days. Sells for 40g at its lowest quality and 80g at its highest. Used in Bean Hotpot & Spring Crops Bundle.
 
 
Kale Seeds – 70g at Pierre’s, 87g at JojoMart. Harvest after 6 days. Sells for 110g at its poorest quality and 220g at its highest. Used in Salmon Dinner & Stir Fry.
 
 
Parsnip Seeds – 20g at Pierre’s & 25g at JojoMart. Harvest after 4 days. Sells for 35g at its poorest quality and 70g at its highest. Used in Farmer’s Lunch, Parsnip Soup, Spring Crops Bundle, Quality Crops Bundle, Pam’s loved gift.
 
 
Potatoes – 50g at Pierre’s, 62g at JojoMart. Harvest after 6 days. Sells for 80g at its poorest quality and 160g at its highest. Used in Hashbrowns & Quality Crops Bundle.
 
 
Rhubarb Seeds – 100g from Oasis (a store located in the desert). Harvest after 13 days. Sells for 220g at its poorest quality and 440g at its highest. Used in rhubarb pie.
 
 
Strawberry Seeds – 100g, purchased at the Egg Festival. Harvest after 8 days, regrows after 4. Sells for 120g at its poorest and 240g at its highest quality. Demetrius’ & Maru’s loved gift.
 
 
Tulip Bulbs – 20g at Pierre’s, 25g at JojoMart. Harvest after 6 days. Sells for 30g at its poorest and 60g at its highest quality. Evelyn’s loved gift.
 
 
Unmilled Rice – 40g at Pierre’s. Harvest after 6-8 days. Sells for 30g at its poorest quality and 60g at its highest. Used to make rice.
 
 
 

Spring Crops Price & Profit Comparison

A complete list of spring crops ranked from lowest to highest profit, disregarding original purchase prices in the ranking. Each item’s purchase price is based on seeds from Pierre’s shop, unless otherwise stated; and are sold at the item’s poorest quality (no star).
 
 
Coffee Bean – bought for: 2500g (exclusively from the Traveling Cart), sold for 15g at its poorest quality.
 
Tulip – bought for 20g, sold for 30g at its poorest quality.
 
Unmilled Rice – bought for 40g, sold for 30g at its poorest quality.
 
Parsnip – bought for 20g, sold for 35g at its poorest quality.
 
Green Bean – bought for 60g, sold for 40g at its poorest quality.
 
Blue Jazz – bought for: 30g (from Pierre’s), sold for 50g at its lowest quality (no star).
 
Garlic – bought for 40g, sold for 60g at its poorest quality.
 
Potato – bought for 50g, sold for 80g at its poorest quality.
 
Kale – bought for 70g, sold for 110g at its poorest quality.
 
Strawberry – bought for 100g (at the Egg Festival), sold for 120g at its poorest quality.
 
Cauliflower – bought for 80g, sold for 175g at its poorest quality.
 
Rhubarb – bought for 100g (exclusively from the Oasis Shop), sold for 220g at its poorest quality.
 
 
 

Spring Crops Recipes

The following recipes require ingredients from crops grown exclusively in spring.
 
 
Lucky Lunch – Ingredients: 1 Sea Cucumber, 1 Tortilla, 1 Blue Jazz. Recipe source: The Queen of Sauce – a TV channel which teaches new recipes every Sunday for the first 2 years of the game.
 
Cheese Cauliflower – Ingredients: 1 Cauliflower, 1 Cheese. Recipe source: Pam; you will receive a letter after achieving at least a three-heart friendship.
 
Coffee – Ingredients: 5 Coffee Beans. Crafted using a Keg. No recipe source.
 
Escargot – Ingredients: 1 Snail, 1 Garlic. Recipe source: Willy; you will receive a letter in the mail after achieving at least a five-heart friendship.
 
Fiddlehead Risotto – Ingredients: 1 Oil, 1 Fiddlehead Fern, 1 Garlic. Recipe source: The Queen of Sauce.
 
Bean Hotpot – Ingredients: 2 Green Beans. Recipe source: Clint; after achieving at least a seven-heart friendship you will receive the recipe in the mail.
 
Salmon Dinner – Ingredients: 1 Salmon, 1 Amaranth, 1 Kale. Recipe source: Gus; you will receive the recipe in the mail after achieving a three-heart friendship.
 
Stir Fry – Ingredients: 1 Cave Carrot, 1 Common Mushroom, 1 Kale, 1 Oil. Recipe source: The Queen of Sauce.
 
Farmer’s Lunch – Ingredients: 1 Omelet, 1 Parsnip. Recipe source: Farming level three.
 
Parsnip Soup – Ingredients: 1 Parsnip, 1 Milk, 1 Vinegar. Recipe source: Caroline; receive the recipe in the mail after developing a three-heart friendship.
 
Hashbrowns – Ingredients: 1 Potato, 1 Oil. Recipe source: The Queen of Sauce.
 
Rhubarb Pie – Ingredients: 1 Rhubarb, 1 Wheat Flour, 1 Sugar. Recipe source: Marnie; receieve a letter in the mail after developing a seven-heart friendship.
 
Rice – Ingredients: 1 Unmilled Rice. Crafted using a Mill.
 
 

Sourcing Tips

 

 
Sea Cucumber, Snail & Salmon
 
 
Sea Cucumber: A fish that can be found in the ocean, or (rarely) in garbage cans during the Fall or Winter. It can also be purchased from the Travelling Cart.
 
Snail: A fish that can be caught using a Crab Pot in any freshwater body of water.
 
Salmon:A fish that can be found in the river (in Pelican Town or Cindersnap Forest) during the Fall. It may also be purchased from the Traveling Cart.
 
 
Fiddlehead Fern
 
 
May be found foraging in the Secret Woods during Summer and foraging in the Prehistoric floors of the Skull Cavern. Occasionally for sale from the Traveling Cart.
 
 
Cave Carrot, Common Mushroom
 
 
Cave Carrot: Found from foraging in the Mines. Dig up patches of the dirt and you may just find one!
 
Common Mushroom: Found via foraging throughout Stardew Valley during Fall.
 
 
Oil, Wheat Flour, Vinegar & Sugar
 
 
Oil: sold for 200g at Pierre’s store, or crafted using an Oil Maker.
 
Wheat Flour: sold for 100g at Pierre’s store or from Jojo Mart for 125g all year round.
 
Vinegar: sold for 200g at Pierre’s store.
 
Sugar: sold for 100g at Pierre’s Store, all year round.
 
 
 

Summer Crops

Blueberry Seeds – 80g at Pierre’s. Harvest after 13 days, regrows after 4. Sells for 50g at its poorest quality and 100g at its highest. Used in: Blueberry Tart, Fruit Salad & Summer Crops Bundle.
 
 
Corn Seeds – 150g at Pierre’s, 187g at Jojo Mart. Harvest after 14 days, regrows after 4. Sells for 50g at its poorest quality and 100g at its highest. Used in: Tortilla, Oil, Fall Crops Bundle & Quality Crops Bundle.
 
 
Hops – 60g at Pierre’s & 75g at Jojo Mart. Harvest after 11 days, regrows after 1. Sells for 25g at its poorest quality and 50g at its highest. Used in: Pale Ale.
 
 
Pepper Seeds – 40g at Pierre’s & 50g at Jojo Mart. Harvest after 5 days, regrows after 3. Sells for 40g at its poorest quality and 80g at its highest. Used in: Pepper Poppers, Spicy Eel, Tropical Curry, Summer Crops Bundle, “Knee Therapy” Quest, Lewis’s loved gift, Shane’s loved gift.
 
 
Melon Seeds – 80g at Pierre’s & 100g at Jojo Mart. Harvest after 12 days. Does not regrow. Sells for 250g at its poorest quality and 500g at its highest. Used in: Fruit Salad, Pink Cake, Summer Crops Bundle, Quality Crops Bundle, “Crop Research” Quest, Penny’s loved gift.
 
 
[/b] Poppy Seeds [/b] – 100g at Pierre’s & 125g at Jojo Mart. Harvest after 7 days. Sells for 140g at its poorest quality and 280g at its highest. Used in: Poppyseed Muffin, Chef’s Bundle, Penny’s loved gift.
 
 
Radish Seeds – 40g at Pierre’s & 50g at JojoMart. Harvest after 6 days. Sells for 90g at its poorest quality and 180g at its highest. Used in: Radish Salad & Red Plate.
 
 
Red Cabbage Seeds – 100g at Pierre’s. Harvest after 9 days. Sells for 260g at its poorest quality and 520g at its highest. Used in: Fish Taco, Coleslaw, Red Plate, Dye Bundle.
 
 
Starfruit Seeds – 400g at the Oasis Shop (in the desert). Harvest after 13 days. Sells for 750g at its poorest quality and 1500g at its highest. Used in: Junimo Hut & A “Soldier’s Star” Quest.
 
 
Summer Spangle Seeds – 50g from Pierre’s. Harvest after 8 days. Sold for 90g at its poorest quality and 180g at its highest. Caroline’s loved gift.
 
 
Sunflower Seeds – 200g at Pierre’s. Harvest after 8 days. Sold for 80g at its poorest quality and 160g at its highest. Used in: Oil, Dye Bundle; Haley’s loved gift.
 
 
Tomato Seeds – 50g at Pierre’s. Harvest after 11 days. Regrows after 4. Sold for 60g at its poorest quality and 120g at its highest. Used in: Bruschetta, Eggplant Parmesan, Fish Stew, Pizza, Spaghetti, Vegetable Medley, Summer Crops Bundle.
 
 
Wheat Seeds – 10g from Pierre’s. Sold for 25g at its poorest quality and 50g at its highest. Used in: Beer, Wheat Flour, Fodder Bundle.
 
 
 

Summer Crops Price & Profit Comparison

A complete list of summer crops ranked from lowest to highest profit, disregarding original purchase prices in the ranking. Each item’s purchase price is based on seeds from Pierre’s shop, unless otherwise stated; and are sold at the item’s poorest quality (no star).
 
 
Hops – bought for 60g. Sold for 25g at its poorest quality.
 
Wheat – bought for 10g. Sold for 25g at its poorest quality.
 
Hot Pepper – bought for 40g. Sold for 40g at its poorest quality.
 
Blueberry – bought for 80g (from Pierre’s). Sold for 50g at its poorest quality (no star).
 
Corn – bought for 150g. Sold for 50g at its poorest quality.
 
Tomato – bought for 50g. Sold for 60g at its poorest quality.
 
Sunflower – bought for 200g. Sold for 80g at its poorest quality.
 
Radish – bought for 40g. Sold for 90g at its poorest quality.
 
Summer Spangle – bought for 50g. Sold for 90g at its poorest quality.
 
Poppy – bought for 100g. Sold for 140g at its poorest quality.
 
Melon – bought for 80g. Sold for 250g at its poorest quality.
 
Red Cabbage – bought for 100g. Sold for 260g at its poorest quality.
 
Starfruit – bought for 400g (from Oasis). Sold for 750g at its poorest quality.
 
 
 

Summer Crops Recipes

Blueberry Tart – Ingredients: 1 Blueberry, 1 Wheat Flour, 1 Sugar, 1 Egg. Recipe source: Pierre, after gaining a three-heart friendship you will receive a recipe in the mail.
 
 
Fruit Salad – Ingredients: 1 Blueberry, 1 Melon, 1 Apricot. Recipe source: The Queen of Sauce Event.
 
 
Tortilla – Ingredients: 1 Corn. Recipe source: The Queen of Sauce Event, Stardrop Saloon (for 100g).
 
 
Oil – Ingredients: 1 Corn or 1 Sunflower or 1 Sunflower Seed. Requires an Oil Maker to craft it.
 
 
Pale Ale – Ingredients: 1 Hops. Requires a keg to craft. (A keg can be crafted using 30 wood, 1 copper bar, 1 iron bar & 1 oak resin.)
 
 
Pepper Poppers – Ingredients: 1 hot pepper & 1 cheese. Recipe source: Shane, you will receive it in the mail after achieving a 3 heart-level friendship.
 
 
Spicy Eel – Ingredients: 1 eel & 1 hot pepper. Recipe source: George, after achieving a 7 heart level friendship.
 
 
Tropical Curry – Ingredients: 1 coconut, 1 pineapple, 1 hot pepper. Recipe source: Ginger Island Resort.
 
 
Pink Cake – Ingredients: 1 melon, 1 wheat flower, 1 sugar, 1 egg. Recipe source: The Queen of Sauce event.
 
 
Poppyseed Muffin – Ingredients: 1 poppy, 1 wheat flour, 1 sugar. Recipe source: The Queen of Sauce event.
 
 
Radish Salad – Ingredients: 1 oil, 1 vinegar, 1 radish. Recipe source: The Queen of Sauce event.
 
 
Red Plate – Ingredients: 1 red cabbage, 1 radish. Recipe source: Emily, after achieving a 7 heart-level friendship.
 
 
Coleslaw – Ingredients: 1 red cabbage, 1 vinegar, 1 mayonnaise. Recipe source: The Queen of Sauce event.
 
 
Fish Taco – Ingredients: 1 tuna, 1 tortilla, 1 red cabbage, 1 mayonnaise. Recipe source: Linus, received in the mail after gaining a 7 heart-level friendship.
 
 
Bruschetta – Ingredients: 1 bread, 1 oil, 1 tomato. Recipe source: The Queen of Sauce event.
 
 
Eggplant Parmesan – Ingredients: 1 eggplant & 1 tomato. Recipe source: received in the mail after achieving a 7 heart-level friendship with Lewis.
 
 
Fish Stew – Ingredients: 1 crayfish, 1 mussel, 1 periwinkle & 1 tomato. Recipe source: Willy, after achieving a 7 heart-level friendship.
 
 
Pizza – Ingredients: 1 wheat flour, 1 cheese & 1 tomato. Recipe source: The Queen of Sauce event or Stardrop Saloon (for 150g).
 
 
Spaghetti – Ingredients: 1 wheat flour & 1 tomato. Recipe source: Lewis, after achieving a at least a 3 heart-level friendship.
 
 
Vegetable Medley – Ingredients: 1 tomato & 1 beet. Recipe source: Caroline, after achieving a 7 heart-level friendship.
 
 
Beer – Ingredients: 1 wheat. Crafted using a keg.
 
 
Wheat Flour – Ingredients: 1 wheat. Crafted with a mill. (You can purchase a mill from Robin at the Carpenter’s shop with 2.500g, 50 stone, 150 wood, & 4 cloth.)
 
 

Sourcing Tips

 

 
Tuna, Crayfish, Mussels, Periwinkles
 
 
Tuna – can be caught in the ocean during summer and winter.
 
Crayfish – can be caught using a crab pot at any time in any freshwater body of water. (Crab pots can be crafted with 40 wood and 3 iron bars or purchased from Willy’s Fish Shop for 1,500g once you’ve reached fishing skill level three).
 
Mussels – can be found in the ocean at any time using a crab pot. It can also be foraged from the beach, just to name one alternative.
 
Periwinkles – can be caught using a crab pot in any freshwater body of water.
 
 
Red Cabbages & Apricots
 
 
Red cabbages – are available for purchase after year 2.
 
Apricots – is produced by an Apricot Sapling (which can be purchased from Pierre’s shop). Otherwise there is a chance they will spawn from time to time in the cave on your farm if the fruit bat option is chosen.
 
 
 

Fall Crops

Amaranth – 70g @Pierre’s, 87g @JojoMart. Takes 7 days to mature fully. Sells for 150g at its poorest quality and 300g at its highest. Used in: Salmon Dinner, “Cow’s Delight” quest.
 
 
Antichoke – 30g @Pierre’s. Takes 8 days to fully mature. Sells for 160g at its lowest quality and 320g at its highest. Used in: Antichoke Dip & Super Meal.
 
 
Beet – 20g @Oasis. Takes 6 days to mature. Sells for 100g at its poorest quality and 200g at its highest. Used in: Vegetable Medley, Sugar, “The Mysterious Qi” Quest & is Evelyn’s Loved Gift.
 
 
Bok Choy – 50g @Pierre’s and 62g @JojoMart. Matures after 4 days. Sells for 80g at its lowest quality and 160g at its highest. Used in: Super Meal.
 
 
Cranberries – 240g @Pierre’s and 300g @JojoMart. Harvest after 7 days, regrows after 5 days. Sells for 35g at its poorest quality and 150g at its highest. Used in: Cranberry Sauce, Cranberry Candy, Stuffing & Super Meal.
 
 
Eggplant – 20g @Pierre’s, 25g @JojoMart. Harvest after 5 days, regrows after 5 days. Sells for 60g at its poorest quality and 120g at its highest. Used in: Eggplant Parmesan, Survival Burger & Fall Crops Bundle.
 
 
Fairy Rose – 200g @Pierre’s, 250g @JojoMart. Harvest after 12 days. Sells for 290g at its poorest quality and 580g at its highest. Used in: Fairy Dust & is Evelyn and Jas’s loved gifts.
 
 
Grape – 60g @Pierre’s, 75g @JojoMart. Harvest after 10 days; regrows after 3. Sells for 80g at its poorest quality and 160g at its highest. Used in: Summer Seeds, Summer Foraging Bundle & is Vincent’s loved gift.
 
 
Pumpkin – 100g @Pierre’s, 125g @JojoMart. Harvest after 13 days. Sells for 320g at its poorest quality and 640g at its highest. Used in: Autumn’s Bounty, Pumpkin Pie, Pumpkin Soup, Jack-O-Lantern, Fall Crops Bundle, Quality Crops Bundle, “Carving Pumpkins” Quest, & is Abigail, Krobus and Willy’s loved gifts.
 
 
Yam – 60g @Pierre’s, 75g @JojoMart. Harvest after 10 days. Sells for 160g at its poorest quality and 320g at its highest. Used in: Autumn’s Bounty, Glazed Yams, Fall Crops Bundle, & is Linus’s loved gift.
 
 
 

Fall Crops Price & Profit Comparison

A complete list of fall crops ranked from lowest to highest profit, disregarding original purchase prices in the ranking. Each item’s purchase price is based on seeds from Pierre’s shop, unless otherwise stated; and are sold at the item’s poorest quality (no star). You’ll have to do a bit of calculation for yourself if you want to dig deeper and get really serious about it, but I hope to have provided you a launching pad for that. 🙂
 
 
Eggplant: – purchased for 20g, sold for 60g at its poorest quality.
 
Cranberries: purchased for 240g, sold for 75g at its poorest quality.
 
Grape: – purchased for 60g, sold for 80g at its lowest quality.
 
Bok Choy: purchased for 50g, sold for 80g at its poorest quality.
 
Beet: purchased for 20g (Oasis) and sold for 100g at its poorest quality.
 
Amaranth:purchased for 70g and sold for 150g at its lowest quality.
 
Yam: purchased for 60g and sold for 160g at its poorest quality.
 
Antichoke: purchased for 30g and sold for 160g at its lowest quality.
 
Fairy Rose: purchased for 200g, sold for 290g at its lowest quality.
 
Pumpkin: purchased for 100g, sold for 320g at its poorest quality.
 
 
 

Fall Crops Recipes

Salmon Dinner – Ingredients: 1 salmon, 1 amaranth & 1 kale. Recipe source: Gus, received in the mail after achieving at least a three-heart level friendship.
 
 
Antichoke Dip – Ingredients: 1 antichoke & 1 milk. Recipe source: The Queen of Sauce event. (See Spring Recipes for further information on this event).
 
 
Super Meal – Ingredients: 1 antichoke, 1 cranberry & 1 bok choy. Recipe source: Kent, obtained through achieving a 7 heart-level friendship.
 
 
Vegetable Medley – Ingredients: 1 beet & 1 tomato. Recipe source: Caroline, received through the mail after achieving at least a 7 heart-level friendship.
 
 
Sugar – Ingredients: 1/3 beet. Crafted using a mill. (See the summer recipes section for more information on how to craft or purchase a mill.)
 
 
Cranberry Candy – Ingredients: 1 cranberry, 1 apple & 1 sugar. Recipe source: The Queen of Sauce event.
 
 
Cranberry Sauce – Ingredients: 1 cranberry & 1 sugar. Recipe source: Gus, after achieving a 7 heart-level friendship.
 
 
Stuffing – Ingredients: 1 bread, 1 cranberries & 1 hazelnut. Recipe source: Pam, after gaining a 7 heart-level friendship.
 
 
Fairy Dust – Ingredients: 1 fairy rose & 1 diamond. Recipe source: “The Pirate’s Wife” Quest. This is similar to bonemeal in Minecraft in that it allows you to sprinkle it on any machinery in the process of producing a material and finish the process immediately.
 
 
Autumn’s Bounty – Ingredients: 1 yam & 1 pumpkin. Recipe source: Demetrius, after achieving a 7 heart-level friendship.
 
 
Pumpkin Pie – Ingredients: 1 pumpkin, 1 wheat flour, 1 milk & 1 sugar. Recipe source: The Queen of Sauce event.
 
 
Pumpkin Soup – Ingredients: 1 pumpkin & 1 milk. Recipe source: Robin, obtained after gaining a 7 heart-level friendship.
 
 
Glazed Yams – Ingredients: 1 yam & 1 sugar. Recipe source: The Queen of Sauce event.
 
 

Sourcing Tips

 

 
Hazelnuts & Fairy Roses
 
 
Hazelnuts – can be found via foraging in the Fall, or has a chance of being grown from Fall seeds.
 
Fairy Roses – can be purchased from Pierre’s store as normal, but have an interesting quality in that if grown within 5 squares in any direction from a bee house, it will cause Fairy Rose Honey to be produced increasing the honey’s base value.
 
 
Salmon
 
 
The salmon is a fish that can be found in the river (in Pelican Town or Cindersnap Forest) during fall. It may also be available for purchase randomly from the Traveling Cart.
 
 
 

Special Crops

Ancient Fruit – crafting recipe is free. Ready for harvest in 28 days & regrows in 7. Sells for 550g at its poorest quality and 1,100g at its highest. Inedible.
 
 
Cactus Fruit – 150g at Oasis. Ready for harvest after 12 days; regrows in 3 days. Sells for 75g at its poorest quality and 150g at its highest. Used in: Exotic Foraging Bundle, and is Linus, Pam and Sam’s loved gifts. Can only be grown in the greenhouse or using special indoor pots.
 
 
Fiber crafting recipe is free. Ready for harvest after 7 days. Sells for 1g each. Inedible. Used in crafting. Grows in all seasons.
 
 
Pineapple – can be purchased from the Island Trader for 1 magma cap. Ready for harvest after 14 days and regrows in 7. Sells for 300g at its lowest quality and 600g at its highest. Used in: Tropical Curry. Sourcing Tip: the magma cap can be found via foraging throughout the volcano dungeon which is located to the north of Ginger Island (see “Ginger Island & The Queen of Sauce Event” for more information).
 
 
Taro Root – can be purchased from the Island Trader for 2 bone fragments. Ready for harvest after 10 days. Sells for 100g at its poorest quality and 200g at its highest. Used in: Poi. Sourcing Tip: bone fragments can be dropped by Skeletons and Lava Lurks when slain.
 
 
Sweet Gem Berry – purchased from the Traveling Cart for 1,000g. Ready for harvest after 24 days. Sells for 3,000g at its lowest quality and 6,000g at its highest. Inedible.
 
 
Tea Leaves – crafting recipe is free. Ready for harvest after 20 days. Regrows after 1 day. Sells for 50g. Used in: Green Tea.
 
 

Recipes

 
 
Poi – Ingredients: 4 taro roots. Recipe source: Leo, after achieving at least a 3 heart-level friendship.
 
 
Green Tea – Ingredients: 1 tea leaf. Crafted using a keg.
 
 
 

Fruit Trees

A complete list of all fruit trees available, including some exclusively from Ginger Island (see section titled “Ginger Island & The Queen of Sauce Event” for more information.)
 
 
Apricot Sapling – bought for 2,000g at Pierre’s shop (or occasionally from the Traveling Cart for a varying price). Apricots can be sold for 50g at their lowest quality (no star) or 100g at its highest (iridium star). Used in: Artisan Bundle, Fruit Salad & “Fresh Fruit” Quest.
 
 
Cherry Sapling – bought for 3,400g at Pierre’s shop (or occasionally from the Traveling Cart). Cherries can be sold for 80g at their lowest quality or 160g at its highest. Used in: Artisan Bundle.
 
 
Orange Sapling – bought for 4,000g at Pierre’s shop (or occasionally from the Traveling Cart). Oranges can be sold for 100g at its poorest quality or 200g at its highest. Used in: Artisan Bundle & is Gus’s loved gift.
 
 
Peach Sapling – bought for 6,000g at Pierre’s shop (or occasionally from the Traveling Cart). Peaches can be sold for 140g at its poorest quality and 280g at its highest quality. Used in: Artisan Bundle & is Robin’s loved gift.
 
 
Apple Sapling – bought for 4,000g at Pierre’s shop. Apples can be sold for 100g at its poorest quality and 200g at its highest. Used in: Artisan Bundle, Fodder Bundle & Cranberry Candy.
 
 
Pomegranate Sapling – bought for 6,000g at Pierre’s shop. Pomegranates can be sold for 140g at its poorest quality and 280g at its highest. Used in: Artisan Bundle, Enchanter’s bundle & is Elliot’s loved gift.
 
 

Special Fruit Trees (Exclusively from Ginger Island):

 
 
To learn more about Ginger Island, see the section titled “Ginger Island & The Queen of Sauce Event”.
 
 
Banana Sapling – bought for 5 dragon’s teeth from the Island Trader (once you unlock Ginger Island). Bananas can be sold for 150g at its poorest quality and 300g at its highest. Used in: Island Obelisk & Banana Pudding.
 
 
Mango Sapling – bought for 75 mussels from the Island Trader. Mangoes can be sold for 130g at its poorest quality and 260g at its highest. Used in: Mango Sticky Rice & is Leo’s loved gift.
 
 

Recipes

 
 
Fruit Salad – Ingredients: 1 blueberry, 1 melon & 1 apricot. Recipe source: The Queen of Sauce event.
 
 
Banana Pudding – Ingredients: 1 banana, 1 milk & 1 sugar. Recipe source: The Island Trader for 30 bone fragments.
 
 
Mango Sticky Rice – Ingredients: 1 mango, 1 coconut & 1 rice. Recipe source: Leo, received in the mail after achieving at least a 7 heart-level friendship.
 
 
Cranberry Sauce – Ingredients: 1 cranberry, 1 apple & 1 sugar. Recipe source: The Queen of Sauce event.
 
 
 

Community Centre Crop Bundles

The Community Centre is located in the middle of your map. At first it is seemingly overrun by mysterious “Junimos” which you will learn more about as you progress. There are 31 bundles in all within their respective modules. Below is a complete list of all bundles that require plants of any kind.
 
 
Please note: the Spring, Summer, Fall, Quality, Animal & Artisan Bundles are part of the pantry module, which will unlock the Greenhouse upon completion.
 
 
Spring Crops Bundle – Requires: 1 parsnip, 1 green bean, 1 cauliflower & 1 potato. Reward: 20 Speed-Gro.
 
 
Summer Crops Bundle – Requires: 1 tomato, 1 blueberry, 1 hot pepper & 1 melon. Reward: 1 Quality Sprinkler.
 
 
Fall Crops Bundle – Requires: 1 corn, 1 eggplant, 1 yam & 1 pumpkin. Reward: 1 Beehouse.
 
 
Quality Crops Bundle – Requires: 5 parsnips, 5 melons, 5 pumpkins & 5 corn (all must be gold quality – gold star). Reward: 1 Preserves Jar.
 
 
Artisan Bundle – Requires: 1 truffle oil, 1 cloth, 1 goat cheese, 1 cheese, 1 honey, 1 jelly, 1 apple, 1 apricot, 1 orange, 1 peach, 1 pomegranate & 1 cherry. (Only requires six items of your choice from this list). Reward: 1 keg.
 
 
Animal Bundle – Requires: 1 large milk, 1 large egg (brown), 1 large egg (normal), 1 large goat milk, 1 wool & 1 duck egg.(Only requires six items of your choice from the list.) Reward: cheese press.
 
 
Note: you will need to purchase and upgrade a barn fully in order to house the animals (sheep & cows) required in order to produce the items necessary for the completion of the Animal Bundle. You will also need a standard Coop and then subsequently build a Big Coop in order to house chickens and ducks which will then produce large eggs (when they reach the maximum happiness level through good living conditions – plenty of hay and freedom to roam around, plus petting.)
 
 
Coop – 4,000g, 300 wood & 100 stone from Robin’s Carpenter’s Shop. Capacity: 4. Houses: Chickens.
 
Big Coop – 10,000g, 400 wood & 150 stone from the Carpenter’s Shop. Capacity: 8. Houses: ducks, chickens, void chicken, dinosaur, golden chicken.
 
Barn – 6,000g, 350 wood & 150 stone from the Carpenter’s Shop. Capacity: 4. Houses: cows & ostriches.
 
Big Barn – 12,000g, 450 wood & 200 stone from the Carpenter’s Shop. Capacity: 8. Houses: cows, goats, & ostriches.
 
Deluxe Barn – 25,000g, 550 wood & 300 stone. Capacity: 12. Houses: cows, goats, sheep, pigs, ostriches.
 
 

Foraging Bundles

 
 
All items required to complete the following bundles can be found through ‘foraging’ during the appropriate season, as shown below. It will take an entire year to complete this module of bundles if you forage each season and complete each bundle for that respective season accordingly.
 
 
Spring Foraging Bundle – Requires: 1 wild horseradish, 1 leek, 1 dandelion & 1 daffodil. Reward: 30 spring seeds.
 
 
Summer Foraging Bundle – Requires: 1 grape, 1 spice berry & 1 sweet pea. Reward: 30 summer seeds.
 
 
Fall Foraging Bundle – Requires: 1 common mushroom, 1 wild plum, 1 hazelnut, 1 blackberry. Reward: 30 fall seeds.
 
 
Winter Foraging Bundle – Requires: 1 winter root, 1 crystal fruit, 1 snow yam & 1 crocus. (Winter roots and snow yams can be found through tilling soil or artifact spots during winter.) Reward: 30 winter seeds.
 
 
Exotic Foraging Bundle – Requires: 1 coconut, 1 cave carrot, 1 cactus fruit, 1 red mushroom, 1 purple mushroom, 1 maple syrup, 1 oak resin, 1 pine tar & 1 morel. (Only requires five items of your choice from this list.) Reward: 5 Autumn Bounty.
 
 
 

Quests (That Require Crops)

Quests pop up in your quests journal all the time. Read on for a complete list of all quests that require plants of any kind (and some tips for how to achieve them). This list will be especially beneficial if you want to dedicate a chest to collecting these items over time so you’re prepared when these quests appear in your journal.
 
 
They are also a great way to earn a little extra money, as well as gain friendship hearts with the townspeople – which will eventually result in you receiving recipes in the mail if you continue developing the friendship.

 
 
Getting Started – cultivate and harvest a parsnip. Reward: 100g
 
 
Jodi’s Request – bring Jodi a cauliflower. Reward: 350g & 1 friendship heart.
 
 
Cows’ Delight – bring Marnie one bunch of amaranth. Reward: 500g, 1 friendship heart.
 
 
Crop Research – bring Demetrius a melon. Reward: 550g & 1 friendship heart.
 
 
Knee Therapy – bring George a hot pepper. Reward: 220g & 1 friendship heart.
 
 
The Mysterious Qi – put 10 beets inside Mayor Lewis’s fridge. Note: this is only one part of the quest, there are three more requirements that do no involve plants listed below. Reward: Club Card, which gives you access to the casino in Oasis.
 
Requirements that do not involve plants: 1. Leave a rainbow shell in the box at the train platform. 2. “Give the sand dragon his final meal.” (Put a Solar Essence in the sand dragon’s mouth at The Desert.) 3. Inspect the lumber pile beside your house.
 
 
Carving Pumpkins – bring Caroline a pumpkin. Reward: 500g & 1 friendship heart.
 
 
Fresh Fruit – bring Emily an apricot. Reward: 600g & 1 friendship heart.
 
 
A Soldier’s Star – bring Kent a starfruit. Reward: 500g & 1 friendship heart.
 
 
Granny’s Gift – bring Evelyn a leek. Reward: 500g & 1 friendship heart.
 
 
Exotic Spirits – bring Gus a coconut. Reward: 600g & 1 friendship heart.
 
 
 

Ginger Island & The Queen of Sauce Event

Ever wondered what “Ginger Island” was? Or the “Queen of Sauce” event, which I keep mentioning? Look no further!
 
 
Ginger Island
 
 
Ginger Island is an island in the Fern Islands archipelago. It can be accessed only after completing the Community Center or Joja Community Development Form, and then repairing the boat in the back room of Willy’s Fish Shop. Purchasing a ticket to ride the boat costs 1,000g, and includes the return fee.
 
 
Crops grown on the island are not affected by seasons, similar to the greenhouse.
 
 
The island features an “island farmhouse” which, when repaired, enables the beach resort to be built for 20 golden walnuts (the currency of the island).
 
 
The island also sports a Pirate Cove, Dig Site, Island Field Office, Volcano Dungeon, and much more within its four sections: South, East, North & West.
 
 
The Queen of Sauce Event
 
 
The Queen of Sauce is a television channel (accessible by your TV in your house) which teaches the player various cooking recipes – which have been mentioned throughout this guide. Beginning on Spring 7, an exclusive recipe airs every Sunday for the first two years of the game.
 
On Wednesday, a random recipe that is known to all players airs as a “re-run”. Simply watching the channel will teach the player the recipe if it is unknown. There are 32 recipes in all, listed below…
 
 
1. Stir Fry – original air date: 7 Spring, Year 1.
 
2. Coleslaw – original air date: 14 Spring, Year 1.
 
3. Radish salad – 21 Spring, Year 1.
 
4. Omelet – 28 Spring, Year 1.
 
5. Baked fish – 7 Summer, Year 1.
 
6. Pancakes – 14 Summer, Year 1.
 
7. Maki roll – 21 Summer, Year 1.
 
8. Bread – 28 Summer, Year 1.
 
9. Tortilla – 7 Fall, Year 1.
 
10. Trout soup – 14 Fall, Year 1.
 
11. Glazed yams – airs 21 Fall, Year 1.
 
12. Antichoke dip – 28 Fall, Year 1.
 
13. Plum pudding – 7 Winter, Year 1.
 
14. Chocolate cake – 14 Winter, Year 1.
 
15. Pumpkin pie – 21 Winter, Year 1.
 
16. Cranberry candy – 28 Winter, Year 1.
 
17. Pizza – 7 Spring, Year 2.
 
18. Hashbrowns – 14 Spring, Year 2.
 
19. Complete breakfast – 21 Spring, Year 2.
 
20. Lucky lunch – 28 Spring, Year 2.
 
21. Carp surprise – 7 Summer, Year 2.
 
22. Maple bar – 14 Summer, Year 2.
 
23. Pink cake – 21 Summer, Year 2.
 
24. Roasted hazelnuts – 28 Summer, Year 2.
 
25. Fruit salad – 7 Fall, Year 2.
 
26. Blackberry cobbler – 14 Fall, Year 2.
 
27. Crab cakes – 21 Fall, Year 2.
 
28. Fiddlehead Risotto – 28 Fall, Year 2.
 
29. Poppyseed Muffin – 7 Winter, Year 2.
 
30. Lobster Bisque – 14 Winter, Year 2.
 
31. Bruschetta – 21 Winter, Year 2.
 
32. Shrimp Cocktail – 28 Winter, Year 2.
 
 
 

Sprinklers & Tools

A sprinkler is a crafted item that waters a specific number of tiles (above, below and beside) every morning. They are crucial to kick-starting your gardening career.
 
 
Sprinkler – Ingredients: 1 copper bar & 1 iron bar. Can only be crafted upon reaching farming level 2.
 
 
Quality Sprinkler – Ingredients: 1 iron bar, 1 gold bar & 1 refined quartz. Can only be crafted upon reaching farming level 6. Quartz is found in the Mines, but can be smelted into Refined Quartz in a furnace.
 
 
Iridium Sprinkler – Ingredients: 1 gold bar, 1 iridium bar & 1 battery pack. Can only be crafted upon reaching farming level 9. The battery pack can be produced by the Lightning Rod during thunderstorms.
 
 

Watering Can

 
 
You are all familiar with the standard watering can. But did you know it can be upgraded at the Blacksmiths’ Shop? At it’s lowest upgrade (from the time it’s placed in your inventory at the beginning of the game) it can only water 1 tile, and uses 1 unit of water. On the other end of the scale, the Iridium Watering Can has the ability to water 5 tiles at once and uses 5 units of water for this task.
 
 
Copper Watering Can – Ingredients: 2,000g (from the Blacksmiths’ Shop) & 5 copper bars.
 
 
Steel Watering Can – Ingredients: 5,000g & 5 iron bars.
 
 
Gold Watering Can – Ingredients: 10,000g & 10 gold bars.
 
 
Iridium Watering Can – Ingredients: 25,000g & 5 iridium bars.
 
 

Shipping Bin

 

 
Ever wondered what the weird bin on your farm was used for? Wonder no longer! This item provides a considerably speedier way to sell items (rather than traveling all the way to Pierre’s shop, that is) by simply placing items inside and when you go to sleep each night you will receive gold accordingly.
 
You can also purchase them for 250g and 150 wood from the Carpenter’s Shop and place them anywhere on your farm.

 
 
 

General Garden Troubleshooting

Below I have included any information regarding the planting process that may help you to ensure you won’t make the same mistake twice.
 
 
1. Plant on the first day of the season. Make sure you allow time for growth as some plants are not ready for harvest as soon as others and may take the entire season. Then you can always add more plants from there on, but if you have a really rare seed, plant it earlier rather than later in order to be safe. Make sure you’ve got insurance on your valuables, in other words.
 
 
2. Space any trellis-growing plants wisely. Make sure that if you plant something that grows on a trellis you space them out so you can harvest every single plant. It’s extremely frustrating if there’s something blocking you from harvesting that middle one.
 
 
Here is an example picture:
 
 
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You can see that in the first picture, the two middle tiles are unable to be watered or harvested. In the second picture, you can water and harvest them all from the outside. (Please note: the quality sprinkler was used for the example’s sake, but you can always leave that – middle – tile bare and water as normal.)
 
 
3. Make sure you’ve got your sprinklers installed and functional. You’ll want to be careful placing these, too. I’ve included an example of the optimal layout (using quality sprinklers) before you upgrade to a greenhouse below.
 
 
You can repeat this pattern however you wish, but hopefully this gives you a basic idea to begin with.
 
 
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4. Upgrade your sprinklers as you progress. (For more information, see the section titled “Sprinklers & Tools”.)
 
 
5. Ensure you have plenty of inventory space when harvest time rolls around – especially if you have a variety of plants and each will therefore take up more slots in your inventory.
 
 
A larger inventory can be purchased in the form of a backpack upgrade available from Pierre’s Store. The large pack (24 slots) is 2,000g, and the Deluxe pack (36 slots) is 10,000g – but can only be purchased after the large pack upgrade of course.
 
 
 

Greenhouse 101

The greenhouse is present on your farm right from the beginning of the game, but can only be unlocked through completing the “Pantry” bundle at the Community Centre (see the section on Community Bundles for more information). Or by purchasing the Community Development Project for 35,000g.
 
 
Community Development Project
 
 
This Jojo Community Development Form is the JojoMart equivalent of the Community Centre Bundles. It can be accessed by talking to Morris after paying 5,000g for a JojoMart membership and transforming the Community Centre into a JojoMart warehouse. The player is then able to complete town restoration “developments” by purchasing them from the Jojo Community Development Form. The project in question (the greenhouse) is then able to be purchased for 35,000g from this catalogue of sorts.
 
 
Recommended (Basic) Sprinkler Layout
 
 
By using a conglomeration of basic-ish sprinklers, I have created a decent layout that is reasonably simple to recreate and ensures that every tile within the dirt square is watered automatically.
 
 
Disregard the disorganised collection of plants scattered around, the below example is merely indicating how I have chosen to place my sprinklers.
 
 
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Fruit Tree Layout
 
 
It is possible to grow 18 fruit trees inside the greenhouse outside the planting area on any tiles that do not hold decorations. Below is an example (with the trees circled):
 
 
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Final Comments

I began writing this guide in the hopes that it would equip you with the tools that are necessary in order to ensure you have a thriving farm, and the motivation to boost you in that direction. I really hope this has done that for you.
 
 
I have spent several months gradually adding to it because I decided I couldn’t leave out certain things, and one thing lead to another, and – well, here we are! So I apologise to anyone who dislikes extensive, wordy guides – I hope that you will be able to jump to the desired section next time you drop by in order to find the information you’re looking for straight away.
 
 
I’ll be the first to admit I don’t have a lot of knowledge about the game, but in research for this guide I learnt a lot and I sincerely hope I have passed on some of that to you and that it will prove fruitful. If you find anything in the guide that you don’t think is covered sufficiently, let me know in the comments section so I can make the necessary alterations.
 
 
I would love to hear your feedback and comments. If you notice any errors, please point them out. If you have any inquiries or complaints, please do not hesitate to let me know!
 
 
Feedback is what helps one improve, so if you have something negative you want to share about this guide, I’d love to hear from you, regardless!
 
 
But all this to say that I so am grateful to you for taking the time to read this guide. I appreciate you all so much! 😀
 
 

 
 
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