Stardew Valley is a farming simulation game for the PC and a number of mobile devices created by Eric “ConcernedApe” Barba. You grow crops, raise animals, build your house and mine for ore in this old-school point-and-click game that offers deep gameplay mechanics. In an effort to make Stardew Valley more real for folks who love it, ConcernedApe has shared some helpful tips on the best plants to grow in your greenhouse. Here are his top 10!
The most important thing is to plant plants that can be harvested at multiple stages of their growth cycle, because there will be times when you’ll want another crop ready before the first one matures. Here are ConcernedApe’s top ten!
Corn takes a long time to grow, but it pays back the wait by producing four crops before finally dying. It won’t die in Winter, so you can leave it in the ground.
Strawberries don’t take as long as corn to mature, only three days of growth time. That’s less than half the time of corn! You get a single crop from them, but it’s worth growing them because they sell for more than 2 gold each at Pierre’s General Store. They produce on even-numbered days of Summer and Fall.
Cabbages don’t grow after one day, but you’ll get two harvests from them in that short time. Plus, they sell for 2 gold each at Pierre’s General Store. They produce on even-numbered days of Summer and Fall.
They only take a single day to grow, but you’ll get three harvests from them before they die. Carrots aren’t as popular as their non-winter counterparts because of their rarity, but it’s worth growing them because they’re great for Medicine Kits! They sell for 2 gold each at Pierre’s General Store and produce on odd-numbered days of Summer and Fall.
They take only one day to grow, but you’ll only get one harvest. They’re not worth growing because they’re so expensive at Pierre’s General Store. They sell for 3 gold each and produce on even-numbered days of Winter.
One plant with two harvests! Lettuce is more expensive than its winter counterpart and doesn’t sell quite as well at the General Store, but it’s still worth growing because you can use it in Medicine Kits to make Sashimi. It sells for 2 gold each and produces on even-numbered days of Summer and Fall.