First things first, if you want to master Stardew Valley, do not trouble with animals. Yes, I know they’re charming and produce a little loan every day, but they likewise lose time every morning and you can’t automate their care. The trick to success in Stardew Valley is using high-value crops to make artisan goods, then selling those goods– sorry, but it’s true.Unfortunately, you can’t
make artisan goods immediately, as you require to level up your farming skill to unlock the devices required to make them. For at least the very first month, you’ll mainly be offering crops raw. Yep: no animals and cold cauliflower. What a life.For the functions of this guide, we’re assuming you want to make the most cash in the quickest amount of time, with little interest in structure friendships, reconstructing the neighborhood centre, fishing, and any other silly unprofitable activities. This is everything about cold hard cash.As such, your days must follow this basic pattern: maintenance in the morning(watering, planting, collecting items, etc.), mining in the afternoon. Keep whatever you gather that isn’t crops or goods– that includes gems, ore, stone, and wood. Whatever. In the mines, objective to descend as quickly as possible. You can always come back later on if you require ore from earlier floors.Don’t reconstruct the community centre– you get some small perks from it, but getting town upgrades by means of the Joja Warehouse is much
, much quicker. Getting a Greenhouse developed and the minecarts fixed ought to be leading concern. Tool-wise, focus on updating your pickaxe. The others are non-essential, if handy, but your pickaxe requires to be upgraded to make it through the mines at a good clip.Without more ado, here’s a fast rundown of the very best method to optimise your first year, season by season. Important note: your abilities may level at a various pace, which will alter how early or late you can do certain activities.Spring Your primary crop in Spring are strawberries, but you can just buy strawberry seeds at the Egg Celebration on the 13th of Spring. While you’re waiting, plant parsnips or potatoes. Make sure to save up as much cash as
the Egg Celebration, and attempt and line up your timings so that you can offer a big crop on the 12th. On the 13th, buy as lots of Strawberry Seeds as possible. You only require to plant them when as the bushes will regrow. They take 8 days to grow completely then they produce a crop every 4 days. This’ll give you a minimum of three complete crops as
long as you plant them before the 13th ends.By the end of Spring, you ought to have levelled your Farming ability enough to open fundamental sprinklers, so make a bunch of those as soon as possible and lay them out like so: Summer season What you plant in Summer depends upon how far you have actually levelled your Farming ability.
If it’s under level 4, plant Blueberries– they’re not high value separately, however you get a number of berries per plant, and you don’t need to regrow them after harvesting. As a raw crop they yield the highest profits
. Nevertheless, if you have levelled Farming to at least level 4, you will have unlocked the Preserves Jar, and should plant Melons instead.The Maintains Jar turns fruit into jam and veggies into pickles. These artisan goods deserve double the base crop rate +50g, and take roughly three to four days to procedure. You always desire to use the highest worth crop possible in a Preserve Jar, thus Melons( base price 250g, jam rate 550g)are a better
bet than Blueberries(base price 50g, jam cost 150g). Craft as lots of Preserves Jars as you can, as they’re relatively cheap to make (50 wood, 40 stone, 8 coal), and you should have plenty of materials stowed away from mining to make them.If you hit level five farming then choose Tiller as your specialisation. It’s not really useful, as you’ll hardly ever be offering crops raw, however it does permit you to get Craftsmen at level ten
, which considerably increases the value of craftsmen goods.Fall Pumpkins are your best choice for Fall. Cranberries are greater yield as a raw crop, however Pumpkins are worth more per unit, making them better for the Preserves Jars. Grapes are a similar value and grow quicker, but they also grow on trellises that obstruct motion, making them a discomfort to bulk produce.By this point your profits should be increasing at a decent clip, so expand the size of your crops, build more Sprinklers and Preserves Jars, and upgrade your tools– you may even desire to build your very first Shed, a helpful structure that can hold 67 Preserves Jars.Hopefully, you’ll unlock Quality Sprinklers in either Fall or Winter season. Craft as lots of as you can and lay them out like so: Some smart Stardew veterans might now be wondering why we have not suggested you move
on to making Red wine in Kegs by now. It’s easy, really: white wine is overrated. White wine has a greater base value than jam(triple the base fruit worth ), real, however it takes around 7 days to process. High worth, Red wine brings in far less earnings on an everyday basis than jam.Winter Regretfully, no crops
can be planted in Winter season, save for Winter Seeds. You require Foraging level seven to create Winter season Seeds, and they need 4 different foragable plants to make ten seeds. Winter season Seeds grow random Winter season wild plants (Crocus, Crystal Fruit, Snow Yam, Winter Root), which aren’t worth all that much, but it’s much better than nothing.Winter is going to be a lean month. If you can manage to build the Greenhouse prior to Winter season strikes then procedures will run much smoother. You can grow any crop at any time of the year in a Greenhouse– so as long as
you have actually
conserved some seeds from a previous season, you’ll be golden.This a great time to discuss Ancient Fruit. Ancient Fruit is among the highest yield crops in the game, with a base cost of 550g per system(1150g per container of jam ), and it grows in every season other than Winter season. It’s also extremely rare.To grow them, you require to find an artifact in the mines called’ Ancient Seed’, which you can donate to
the library in return for one pack of plantable Ancient Seeds and the recipe to turn any future seed artifacts into the plantable version.This Ancient Seed plant will take a full month to grow, and after that will yield an Ancient Fruit every seven days. Do not offer these. Keep them in a chest(don’t worry, they will not go mouldy)till you reach Farming level 9, when you’ll unlock the Seed Maker.Once you have that you can process each fruit in it to develop one to three Ancient Seeds. Plant those, harvest them, turn them into seeds. Keep going up until you have enough to fill your greenhouse with them. If you can collect sufficient Ancient Seeds you can plant a full crop at the start of Spring and just gather them throughout the year. You will have more loan than you understand what to do with in no time.