When harvesting, you can stand in the center of a 3x3 square of harvestable crops and hold the right mouse button, then move the mouse over the crops to harvest more quickly.
To plant crops players must first till a patch of soil using a hoe. If they intend to use fertilizer that should be applied before planting the seed. The crop must be watered each day to grow, unless it is raining (when they'll require no watering).
If the player fails to water crops for a day, the crop will not die, but will not grow that day (effectively being delayed a day).
The farming skill level can be viewed in the skill tab of the pause menu. Each level grants +1 proficiency to the Hoe and Watering Can. Levels are gained by harvesting Crops, petting farm animals, milking cows or goats, shearing sheep, and picking up animal products inside a coop or barn (eggs, duck feathers, wool, rabbit's feet).
|Level 1||Level 2||Level 3||Level 4||Level 5|
|Crafting Recipes:||Crafting Recipes:||Crafting / Cooking Recipes:||Crafting Recipes:||Choose a Profession:|
|Scarecrow||Mayonnaise Machine Stone Fence Sprinkler||Bee House Speed-Gro Farmer's Lunch||Preserves Jar Basic Retaining Soil Iron Fence|| Rancher
|Level 6||Level 7||Level 8||Level 9||Level 10|
|Crafting Recipes:||Crafting Recipes:||Crafting Recipes:||Crafting Recipes:||Rancher:||Tiller:|
|Cheese Press Hardwood Fence Quality Sprinkler||Loom Quality Retaining Soil||Oil Maker Keg Deluxe Speed-Gro||Seed Maker Iridium Sprinkler Quality Fertilizer|| Coopmaster
The amount of experience gained from harvesting crops varies from crop to crop, with slower growing and more expensive crops giving more experience upon harvest. Crops that yield multiple produce per harvest, such as blueberry, cranberry, or potato, only reward experience for the first product and do not offer any extra experience for the multiples.
Petting a farm animal, milking a cow or goat, shearing a sheep, or picking up an animal product inside a coop or barn gives 5 experience points each. (Picking up Truffles gives Foraging experience rather than Farming experience.)
To level up farming from level 0 to 1, it takes 12 parsnips, or 8 potatoes, or 5 cauliflowers. From level 0 to 2, it takes about 48 parsnips, or 28 potatoes, or 17 cauliflower plants.
|Crop||Exp per harvest||Crop||Exp per harvest||Crop||Exp per harvest||Crop||Exp per harvest|
|Parsnip||8||Green Bean||9||Hot Pepper||9||Blue Jazz||10|
|Rhubarb||26||Melon||27||Red Cabbage||28||Fairy Rose||29|
|Pumpkin||31||Ancient Fruit||43||Starfruit||44||Sweet Gem Berry||64|
- * Due to a bug with scythe harvesting, these crops don't give any experience points.
The experience points awarded are calculated using the formula
XP=||16 × ln(0.018 × PRICE + 1)|| with PRICE being the selling price of the crop's item. Because experience is based on selling value, gold and silver stars add a small amount to the experience value of harvested crops.
Harvesting forageable plants grown on the farm counts as 3 foraging experience points per plant rather than farming experience points.
Experience level is increased after sleeping.
|Lvl||Total Lifetime Parsnips Harvested||Experience|
|Spring||Blue Jazz • Cauliflower • Coffee Bean • Garlic • Green Bean • Kale • Parsnip • Potato • Rhubarb • Strawberry • Tulip|
|Summer||Blueberry • Coffee Bean • Corn • Hops • Hot Pepper • Melon • Poppy • Radish • Red Cabbage • Starfruit • Summer Spangle • Sunflower • Tomato • Wheat|
|Fall||Amaranth • Artichoke • Beet • Bok Choy • Corn • Cranberries • Eggplant • Fairy Rose • Grape • Pumpkin • Sunflower • Wheat • Yam|
|Special||Ancient Fruit • Sweet Gem Berry|
- 1.0: Introduced.
- 1.1: Adjusted Rancher bonus to 20%, up from 10%, Artisan now increases the value of Artisan Goods by 40%, down from 50%
|Skills & Stats|
|Skills||Farming • Mining • Foraging • Fishing • Combat|
|Stats||Attack • Crit. Power • Defense • Immunity • Luck • Magnetism • Speed • Weight|