Farming is an essential part of Stardew Valley. There are dozens of crops and trees to plant, each with their own special reward. No matter what crop you are harvesting the basic process remains the same for all of them. Let’s take a look at how to get your crops up and running as quickly as possible.
Clearing the Land
You can’t plant a crop unless there is a clear space for them to grow. You farm has been neglected for many years so when you start the game it will be overgrown. There are also rocks and other things in the way.
At the beginning of the game you’ll be given the basic tools that you need to clear the land. These are your Pickaxe, Axe, Hoe and Scythe. These tools will be able to clear out most of the land around your house, except the big tree stumps which need an upgraded axe clear.
Once the land is clear use the hoe to prepare the soil for planting. You’ll notice the ground appears different once it has been tilled with the hoe. Do this on a patch of ground where you want your crops to grow and start planting.
Planting Your Crops
There are many different types of crops you can plant and I’ll be writing up an article on all the seeds and items you can collect in this game. Most people like to separate their crops and keep them organized. This makes it easier to see at a glance what crops are growing where.
Watering is a crucial part of growing your crops and you’ll need to do it every day unless it has been raining.
Use the watering can to water your crops. It can be filled up from the small pond to the south east of your house.
After all that work it’s time to reap the rewards. Your crops will appear different when they are ready to be harvested. Go along and pick them up like you would any item and put them in the collection bin by your house.
Crops are sold automatically in Stardew Valley so at night all of the crops you have harvested will be taken away and sold. You’ll receive money and experience depending on the type of crop. You can place other items in the collection bin but crops earn the most money.
Farming is tiring work and you’ll run out of energy unless you stay well fed and rested. Your energy bar is located in the bottom right corner of the screen. When it runs out you’ll pass out and the day will end. Every action you perform will us up some of your energy. To keep your energy up make sure eat food throughout the day or take a nap in your bed.
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