The hoe may also be used to till sand in The Mines, on The Beach, or in The Desert, as well as other areas of Stardew Valley that have exposed soil. Tilling sand in the Mines may yield Artifacts. Above ground, tilling soil may yield Clay, metal ores, or Mixed Seeds. In Winter, many more areas can be tilled. These may additionally yield Snow Yams or Winter Roots.
The Hoe may be upgraded at the Blacksmith. The cost and resource requirements for each upgrade are shown in the table below. To till more than one tile at a time, hold left-click to "charge" an upgraded Hoe, then release it to till an area.
Grades of Hoe
Copper Bar (5)
|Increases maximum area of effect to 3 tiles, in a line in front of you.|
Iron Bar (5)
|Increases maximum area of effect to 5 tiles, in a line in front of you.|
Gold Bar (5)
|Increases maximum area of effect to 3x3 tiles.|
Iridium Bar (5)
|Increases maximum area of effect to 6x3 tiles.|
- See Proficiency
Tilling a square that contains an object such as a Torch, Sprinkler, or Scarecrow will remove the item. However, the Hoe cannot till squares with crafted floors or paths on them. Placing a crafted floor or path underneath an item will allow for tilling without displacing the item.
|Farming||Axes • Hoes • Pickaxes • Watering Cans|
|Fishing||Bamboo Pole • Fiberglass Rod • Iridium Rod • Crab Pot|
|Other||Copper Pan • Hay Hopper • Heater • Incubator • Milk Pail • Scythe • Shears|