Stardew valley farming guide
Farming is the most important part of Stardew Valley, undoubtedly. It is the most powerful and secure way to get many various materials, which you can later use for your own purposes or sell.
The main point of playing this game is to relax and enjoy yourself, so farming is not very complicated here.
However, you can always improve farming results and experience with a help of various tips, which we are going to share with you in this Stardew Valley farming guide.
STARDEW VALLEY FARM PLANNER
Many new players do no plan at all and just go nuts with building. Remember that once you start building your farm, you will hardly have any will to rebuild it later. So, if you build your whole farm in the fastest way possible and without any planning – you may regret your actions later.
The most important piece of farm planning is deciding, where all types of crops, trees and animals should be located.
So, the question still is – how to plan? What to use? We would recommend you to check online Stardew Valley farm planner. This tool gives you an empty in-game area, so that you could plan all your crop, path and other farm locations. The tool itself is very simple, beautiful and useful.
NECESSARY PART OF FARMING IN STARDEW VALLEY
Whether you are a new or an experienced Stardew Valley player, you have to know and remember the necessary farming actions in order to run your farm successfully. Here are the most important parts of farming:
- Watering – make sure to water your plants every single day! You should already know that if you played this game for some time.
To water your plants, you need a watering can or a sprinkler.
Watering can – you get a watering can in the beginning of the game already. You can upgrade it by bringing it to the shop. Remember – upgrading takes exactly two days to complete your watering can. As you have only one watering can, you will not be able to water your plants for one day while upgrading a can. To avoid that, you can wait for a weather forecast to announce an upcoming rainy day. Also, you can just upgrade the can in the winter.
Sprinkler – unlocked by reaching farming level 2. Sprinkler will water your plants in its reachable area every morning. You can also upgrade sprinklers. So, 8 or 24 tiles will be watered instead of 4!
- Scarecrows – prevents crows from attacking your crops. Many players underrate this feature, but without using scarecrow, you may end up losing a big chunk of your crops!
Scarecrows has a limited active range – 8 tiles to each side.
Scarecrows can be crafted, but you can achieve other types of scarecrows, which are called “Rarecrows”:
- Fertilizing – various fertilizers give different advantages for you while harvesting. Fertilizers are great in farming, but they may be a little too expensive to buy or make, having in mind that you will need many of them
Your farming may not be very profitable if you just buy all these fertilizers – consider getting required materials and crafting your desired fertilizer by yourself.
Take a look at this table with all fertilizers included:
- Your profession – gradually you will level up in farming. You will get to choose your farming profession type as soon as you reach farming level 5.
The point is, that at that time you should already know what is your favorite farming type and there will be two professions available: Tiller and Rancher.
Tiller – this profession will rise your harvested crop value by 10%.
Rancher – this profession will rise your animal product’s value by 20%.
Choose precisely and you will enjoy a nicely increased profit!
- Time your farming – timing in farming is very important in Stardew Valley. To exploit farming, you must plant your crops as soon as new season starts. Only this way ensures the biggest profit from farming!
Stardew Valley is all about relaxing and playing without any stress. So there is no tension or hurry – just you and your farm.
However, you still should remember some basic steps while creating your farm setup:
- Use paths – wood, stone and other types of paths can be used in your farm. Although these do not give any advantages, your farm will be much nicer ant pleasant to look at with certain paths placed around your farm.
- Plant wisely – plant all your crops not far from your house, as you will have to water them every day. So, if you plant them on the other side of your farm – you will be forced to waste your precious time just by going to refill your watering can.
- Find your “gold mine” – every crop and animal has its value. You must know, what, where and when to sell in order to create the most profitable farm possible. Take a look at Stardew Valley Crops guide to learn about all crops and their values.
Farm design does not have much to do with practical stuff in Stardew Valley. It only affects how fast you can go from one point to another. But there is a more important factor – visual looks.
As we mentioned earlier, you will have to water your crops every day, which means that you will spend a large part of your time in a farm. Choose a design, which fits you the best. You will not be happy to visit your farm, which is actually designed by someone else.
But you are welcome to check some farm layout ideas, which to choose and which to avoid:
1. This one could be the best farm layout out on the internet. It is very rich with a nice variety of crops, trees and everything is practically connected using beautiful paths all around the farm.
2. This one is just for raw profit. As you can see, the design itself is not very beautiful. Well, the profit would be pretty nice, but would you love to visit such a plain design every day?
Latter three farm types are the most common among Stardew Valley players, because these are beautiful, profitable or even both.
But do not limit your imagination. It is your world – live as you like.
Check out another few unique farm designs below to get some inspiration to build your own farm!