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Disclaimer Introduction Getting Started How Big to Get What to Plant Harvesting Time Experience Investment Return Dollar Per Hour Putting it All Together Keeping Track Rate of Rot Building Up Animals Trees Decorations Buildings Vehicles Save or Spend Cash Coins FarmVille Cash Adding Coins and Cash Ribbons Sharing the Wealth Neighbors Finding Neighbors Make it Personal Forums Benefits of Neighbors Expanding Your Territory Deciding to Expand and Weighing the Cost Conclusion 3 4 6 6 7 7 7 8 8 9 10 11 12 13 13 14 14 15 16 17 17 18 18 19 20 21 21 21 22 23 25 25 27


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Resource Lists Crop List Best Seeds in Earnings Per Week Trees Animals Decorations Ribbons Levels and Titles Leveling at Light Speed The Secret to Leveling Faster Star Crops Best Crops by Harvesting Time Sample Crop Rotations

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Everyday life is full of chaos and stress. We're always rushing to get our work done, get the kids to soccer practice, and get dinner on the table. There are cars and malls and big office buildings all around us. With this constantly hectic environment, it's not surprising that many people dream of escaping to a quiet place in the country for a while. That's just one of the reasons Farmville, a new game on Facebook, has been such a huge success in the short amount of time it's been online. Following in the fine tradition of other games by Zynga, Farmville allows players to design their own farm and interact with other players through Facebook. The tasks you can undertake on your farm include placing animals, planting trees, plowing fields, and harvesting crops. Farmville lets you create your own private oasis away from the chaos of everyday life. You have total control of how your farm looks and what crops you choose to plant. In Farmville, the sky is always blue, the grass is always green, and the sun is always shining. It's easy to see why so many people have gotten hooked on this game. Farmville isn't just about relaxing either. Running a farm is hard work and there's a lot to keep track of if you want your farm to prosper. The size of your farm, the rotation of the crops, and the other items you choose to incorporate will all have an effect on your overall success in this game. Spending some time in Farmville is a great way to relax, but it has its own challenges as well. Setting up your farm is also a commitment. You don't want to go to all the trouble of planting a bunch of crops only to let them wither on the vine because you didn't get back to harvest them in time. Farmville makes it necessary for you to plan ahead and consider the consequences of your planting and building decisions. But that's just part of what makes it an engaging game to play. You get to relax and be challenged at the same time, and what could be better than that?

Farmville is basically easy to play. 5 . But there are a lot of tricks and tips that can make your farm a much bigger success if you're able to implement them from the beginning.Farmville-Tricks. Plus. You can gain valuable experience and cash in the game by helping your friends with chores on their farm. Whether you're a newcomer to Farmville or an experienced farmer. Farmville gives you a new way to connect with those people on your contact lists that you may not talk to all that often. Adding more neighbors also allows you access to new options for advanced play in the game.www.net Copyright 2009 As with so many of the games you can play on social networking sites. you'll no doubt get some helpful information out of reading this guide. Farmville is about connecting with your neighbors and helping them out.

Two of these will have crops that are fully grown and ready to harvest. you won't have enough money left to plant any crops and a lot of the land will just sit empty. if you want to get a big farm going fast. When you do this. but there are several things you should take into account when you make these decisions. Plowing and planting aren't free. you'll have more land to grow crops on. you'll have just enough money to clear that land and plant on it. you want to expand a little bit at a time so that you're able to fully take advantage of all of your available acreage. If you do that though. you earn coins that you can put towards plowing more land and planting more seeds. Therefore. The first thing to do is start harvesting the crops that are ready for market. as long as you have the money to plow them. How Big to Get The more land you have to plant on. You can clear more land right away. you have to take it slow.net Copyright 2009 Getting Started When you first set foot on your farm. This doesn't mean you can keep expanding your farm indefinitely though. You can add as many plowed patches to your farm as you want. You'll also have 200 coins and 5 dollars worth of FarmVille cash in the bank. Once you harvest the crops that were ready and waiting for you. and you'll be able to plant on all of it right away. the more money you'll make by harvesting your crops. it will consist of six plowed patches. two will have crops that are half grown. This way. You can also choose which seeds to plant.Farmville-Tricks.www. You also won't be able to plant on as may clear parcels of land as you would have if you didn't clear so many to begin with. You'll just be wasting time and money if you plow a bunch of fields and then can't afford to buy any seeds to plant in them. and the last two will be all ready for you to plant on them. The best way to maximize your growth and planning potential at first is to clear 10 more patches of land. 6 . As counter-intuitive as it may seem.

but here are a few general tips to help you evaluate your options as you begin playing. You can find a complete breakdown of each crop and its attributes at the end of this guide. Crops that take longer to grow also generally sell for more coins at harvest time. will be ready to harvest 4 hours after you plant them. but there are some. so you may want to consider planting these instead of strawberries if you're not going to be checking on your farm for a while. Strawberries. Each of these crops has several different characteristics. The faster you accumulate experience points.net Copyright 2009 What to Plant The only crop options available to you at first will be strawberries. they'll wilt and you won't be able to make any money off of them. Which crop you decide to plant will have a lot to do with how often you're going to be checking on your farm. as well as how quickly you want to advance in the game.Farmville-Tricks. wheat. For instance. If you don't get back to harvest them within 8 hours though. These will only get you one experience point per plot of land planted. that only take a few hours. eggplant. like strawberries. Experience Another factor that will contribute to your planting decision is that different crops yield different benefits in terms of experience. 7 . you get the best use out of your land and you get a bigger payoff at the end of the growing cycle.www. You want to make sure you're not going to be planting a bunch of crops that will wilt before you can harvest them. and so different benefits. the faster you'll move up to the next level. and soybeans. Most crops take at least this long to grow to maturity. That way. for example. Crops that take at least a day to grow will grant you 2 experience points for each patch of land you plant them on. Harvesting Time One of the many factors to take into account when deciding what to plant is how long you will have to wait to harvest it. eggplants take 2 days to grow.

soybeans are the best of the crops you have available to you at the start of the game. you can see that this isn't exactly a straightforward decision. Eggplants.75. This is a return of more than 4 times your initial investment. you can actually get more experience points in a day with these types of crops. Of course. how quickly you want to level up. What all of this really means is that your decision about what crops to plant will have to take into account how often you want to check back on your farm.net Copyright 2009 That doesn't mean you want to only plant the crops that give you 2 experience points though. For example. on the other hand.www. Because there are so many factors that go can influence your decision about what to plant. and how quickly you want to be able to build up your cash stores. Investment Return Another factor to consider when you're deciding what to plant will be the relationship between the cost of the seeds and the price you get for your goods when you harvest them. but you can also evaluate its earning potential per hour. In this context. It all depends on how well you stay on top of your planting and harvesting cycles. If you're going to be able to check back on your strawberries and plant more as soon as the old ones are ready to be harvested. take 48 hours to mature and sell for 88 coins per plot of land. They cost only 15 coins to plant per plot of land. This gives the strawberries a coin per hour rate of 8.Farmville-Tricks. as opposed to the three and a half times return that strawberries provide. Dollars Per Hour Not only can you access a potential crop's value by how much of a return it brings on the initial investment. as opposed to the eggplant's 1.83. the soybeans take longer to grow than the strawberries do. 8 . strawberries take 4 hours to mature and sell for 35 coins per plot of land. but you can sell your harvest for 63 coins per plot of land.

You should have just enough coins to complete this task. This same basic theory will apply as you advance through the game and unlock more types of crops. You can make the best planting decisions possible. you'll be able to branch out into some other types of crops. They also only take a day to mature. it's also very important to be realistic about how often you'll be able to check back on your farm. these will give you the best return on your investment. but they do give you enough so that you'll be way ahead by the time you harvest them. but if you don't get back to harvest your plants in time. Soybeans are the best one to opt for next though.www. At this point. so you'll be able to replant quickly and build up your experience points fast.Farmville-Tricks. Until you can advance and unlock some more crops. You also won't have to wait too long before you can harvest your crop and start again.net Copyright 2009 Putting it All Together So how do you decide what to do first as you start to work on your farm? Well. your first priority needs to be getting some cash in the bank. Strawberries don't give you the best return on your investment. all that careful planting will go to waste. assuming you’ll be able to check back on your farm in about 4 hours. While taking the characteristics and benefits of each crop into consideration is important. I'd recommend plowing an area that's 4 plots by 4 plots and planting strawberries on the entire area first. 9 .

and then all squash the next will make it much easier for you to remember what needs to be harvested when. Planting all pumpkins at one time. It's also a good idea not to plant the same type of crop at two different times. 10 .net Copyright 2009 Keeping Track As your farm gets bigger and you plant more and more different kinds of crops. First. This is easy to do.www. That's because it's very easy to forget about one of them and not go back to harvest until the later one is ready. and continue on like that. it's a good idea to plant in blocks.Farmville-Tricks. By then you may have already lost your first crop. you may want to plant a 3 by 3 section of eggplants. It's much easier to keep track of crops in various stages of growth if they're grouped together and not winding all over the place and around each other. This means that you'll have a symmetrical section for each type of crop. you may start to lose track of what is planted where and when it will be ready for harvest. For example. adjacent to a 3 by 3 section of soybeans. but you can help yourself by following a few simple guidelines for planting and organization.

You'll have to make sure you get back to your farm within 16 hours of planting your pumpkins then. will start to rot 8 hours after they're ready for harvest. since they take 8 hours to mature. This means that pumpkins.net Copyright 2009 Rate of Rot This is especially important to keep in mind when you're planting crops that mature quickly. in order to keep from losing them. It's also a good thing to keep in mind so that you know what kind of window you have to get back to your farm before you first crop will start to wither. These will take 4 days to mature. This is a good way to keep your farm active if you're going to be away for a while.www.Farmville-Tricks. but you'll have an additional 4 days to harvest them. 11 . you may want to consider planting crops like artichokes. If you think you're not going to be able to check on your farm for a while. The window for harvesting any crop is the same as the length of time it takes that crop to grow.

you can begin exploring all of the other options FarmVille has to offer. They'll take day or so to be ready for you to milk again. That's what makes this game so great. or they may just do it all on their own. There are some animals too. you'll only get 6 coins from the milk you sell. That way. really. you don't have to buy a new cow every time you milk one. It allows you to play at your own pace and turn your farm into exactly what you want it to be. when you're friends come to visit.Farmville-Tricks. You can add structures. vehicles. and then finally a sheep. they cost a lot and their products sell for very little. and many other types of decorations to your farm to give it your own personal touch. but each time you milk it. Animals are different from crops in several ways. For example. Animals The first animal you'll be able to buy is a chicken. followed a few levels later by a cow. a cow will cost you 400 coins. they'll be able to see what a magnificent farmer you are. Of course. You may be able to acquire some animals before you're able to buy them though because you will always be able to receive them as gifts. like horses for instance. Some of these are worthwhile investments. that you can only receive as gifts. animals. You can ask your friends to give you some animals. although many are just fun to play with. and you'll get another 6 coins out of the deal. As you advance in levels and build up your coin stash. First of all. you'll be able to buy more and more items for decorating and enhancing the value of your farm. 12 . trees.www.net Copyright 2009 Building Up Once you start to get a handle on your planting and harvesting cycles. fences.

you can adapt. You also gain experience from buying animals and from selling the milk. You can also sell trees just as you can farm animals. and you can do more than just milk them. There are many different kinds of trees you can buy or receive as gifts. Plus. They take different lengths of time to mature. they do pay for themselves because they start growing a new crop every time you harvest the old one. Trees Trees work essentially the same way animals do (although they can't wander away).Farmville-Tricks. They cost a lot and each individual harvest of fruit doesn't sell for very much. They don't fetch a great price. but eventually you will. It's also just fun to have them around. And if you acquired them as a gift to begin with. Otherwise they'll wander off and you'll take a loss on your investment. but you'll get enough to help you out in a pinch. eggs. You can also sell them if you're really strapped for cash. but it's still a good option to have if you suddenly find yourself short on cash. Depending on your preference. a stray animal will wander onto your farm.www. This is another good reason to invest in some animals if you want to level up fast. but you won't lose the fruit if you don't harvest it in a certain amount of time.net Copyright 2009 It can take a while to make a profit off of your animals. and each of them has a different type of fruit and different characteristics. then selling them just gets you some free money. Once in a while. This is another nice feature because it means that as your farm grows. Once you plant a tree. You won't get what you paid for them. or you can sell it as soon as it's ready and wait for more to grow. But over time. You do have to be careful to pen them though. you can leave the fruit there to look pretty until you really need some cash. They like to go for walks and are very happy when they get attention from you. and you'll be able to help them find a new home. they're just a nice addition to your farm. or wool they produce. 13 . you don't have to leave it in that spot forever.

to whitewash fences. Decorations There are literally dozens of items you can buy to add your own personal touch to your farm. you can simply relocate it.Farmville-Tricks. These items vary considerably in price and the options available to you will increase as you level up. which gives you endless possibilities for farm layouts and looks. Mostly though. This not only saves you from having to sell a tree if it's in the way of changes you want to make to your farm. These structures can be as simple as a tool shed or well. 14 . Just put it where you think is best at the moment. and they do also have some resale value. so they're a good way to keep leveling up fast once you reach the higher levels of the game. or as substantial as a manor house. and they do get pricey. but it also means that you don't have to spend a ton of time deliberating about where to put each tree you buy. You'll gain some measure of experience points by purchasing any of them. But they deliver a ton of experience. but eventually you'll be ready to start building on your farm. You can move them any time you want too. Just as with the trees and animals. these items are fun to collect and place to give your farm some character. You can always change it later. Buildings It can take a while.net Copyright 2009 If you find that you need the spot a tree is in for something else. but it's a good option to have when you're strapped for cash. to bicycles. These can be anything from outhouses.www. you won't get nearly what you paid for a decorative item when you sell it. You can choose from 30 different structures.

It's best to wait to buy these until you have a big enough farm and income to support them. This means that you can wait for the fuel to fill up on its own. Vehicles Once you reach level 12 you can buy some farm vehicles to help you with the workload on your farm. You can certainly get the benefits of speedier harvesting and seeding. And these can add up fast. so you'll need to consider if this is the way you want to spend this valuable currency.Farmville-Tricks. and a seeder. You can also sell these if you decide you don't want to keep paying for their fuel. but you'll also be paying out a lot for the convenience. but you won't get nearly as much as you paid for them either. but you'll only be able to use them as long as you have fuel for them. a harvester. The vehicles themselves are not excessively expensive. You can also sell off your buildings later on if you don't need them or if you need money fast. You want to be careful and choose the buildings that offer the most experience benefit relative to price because you will be spending so much money on them. These can greatly improve the efficiency of your farm. 15 . but this does come with a price. though. Tractors will allow to you harvest at 4 times the speed since they can plow 4 plots of land at a time. Your options include a red tractor. but that's still a lot of cash in most cases.www. a pink tractor. They also sell for substantially less than you bought them for. It's up to you to decide whether or not you want to invest in some farm vehicles. The fuel refills can also only be purchased with FarmVille cash. they add a nice touch to your farm. not coins. or you can buy fuel refills for your vehicles.net Copyright 2009 Either way.

You can also just pick the items you like best. After all. it's your farm and you're the one who'll be spending the most quality time there. so you have to decide which ones will help you the most. It'll take you a while to build up a big reservoir of coins and farm cash if you spend all of your extra money after each harvest. It's a good idea to examine all of the items you'll be able to buy and then figure out how much you'll have to save up to be able to purchase those items.www. you'll be stuck with buying a lot of the cheap items and you won't ever be able to afford the larger buildings and decorations. All of the items that you can buy will give you some benefit in the form of experience points. 16 . Otherwise.net Copyright 2009 Save or Spend One of the great things about FarmVille is that it's always up to you how you spend your money and use your land. Figuring out what you want to buy can be tricky though.Farmville-Tricks.

These messages are pretty arbitrary. but after each harvest you should have some left over. The FarmVille dollars are a bit harder to come by though. Accepting this message will take you to their farm where they'll ask for your help with chores like pulling weeds.Farmville-Tricks. but there won’t be any more chores for you to do.www.net Copyright 2009 Cash As you start to play FarmVille. 17 . You can use coins to buy most of the items in the market. you'll receive a message that they could use your help. so you can't count on them for consistent income. raking leaves. You'll occasionally get a message when you log in that you won a random number of coins in the daily raffle. but there are some items that you'll need cash to get. as are the amounts you win. you can visit all you want. You can just let your coins accumulate in your account. They're certainly a nice bonus though. Coins You earn coins every time you harvest crops. You'll need some of these coins to re-plow and re-plant your fields. or goods from farm animals. There's no equivalency either – you can't convert your coins to cash. If one of your neighbors hasn't been able to get to their farm for a while. fruit from trees. There are some other ways you'll get a bonus in the form of coins. you'll have a relatively easy time accumulating coins. You'll also earn a small bonus every time you help out one of your neighbors with their farm. or chasing crows away. After that. but you can only help out each neighbor once a day. or you can spend them on a variety of discretionary items in the market. You can also go and visit your neighbor's farms on your own to see if they need any help when you're short on cash.

18 . It's best to save your FarmVille cash until you're sure you know what you want to spend it on. or you'll have to find a different way of refilling your coin stores. Adding Coins and Cash There is another option for increasing your available coins and FarmVille cash. If you spend your cash in small amounts this way though. You can click on the Add Farm Coins and Cash tab if you want to supplement your income a bit. The more neighbors you have. you'll never be able to accumulate enough to buy the bigger items that are available later on.Farmville-Tricks. the more access you have to coins. You get 1 FarmVille dollar for every new level you reach. FarmVille cash isn't vital to your ability to play the game the way that coins are. you can purchase coins or cash with a credit card or PayPal account. the more you'll be able to do on your own farm.net Copyright 2009 This is just one of the reasons it's good to have a lot of neighbors. In this section. Some of the cash-only items in the market are relatively cheap and you'll have enough FarmVille cash at the lower levels to afford these. but there are some items in the market that you can't get without it. and you have several options as far as how much you want to spend. and the more chores you can do for coins and experience. Once you run out of money. the more farms you can visit. you just have to wait for your crops to be ready to harvest. After all. You can get a lot for a little here.www. FarmVille Cash FarmVille cash is much tougher to come by than coins are. but it takes quite a while to earn any substantial amount of cash this way.

you're better off just going for the largest package. Each time you get a ribbon. and each category has 4 levels. Better to just get all you'll need at once rather than going back often for small purchases. It's really never worth it to buy coins this way because they're so easy to earn in the game. you get awarded a substantial sum of cash. It’s a good idea to pay attention to your ribbons though and what you need to do to earn more of them.Farmville-Tricks. and finally Blue ribbons. These accomplishments span the spectrum of farm activity.net Copyright 2009 If you're going to go this route though. this is probably the easiest way to go. you'll have to supplement your natural income. but if you want to buy anything substantial with FarmVille cash. You'll wind up spending more in the long run if you buy small amounts of coins or cash multiple times. There are actually 14 categories of ribbons. Red. you’ll progress to the White. the higher ribbons you earn will result in bigger and bigger payouts. The game keeps track of your progress in each individual area. you can bring up a list of the available ribbons and what you personally have to do to earn the next one. as well as a hefty chunk of experience points. It costs $40. but you get the most for your money this way. 19 . Ribbons Another way to get some coin bonuses is to earn one of the many ribbons available. so all you have to do is check back from time to time to see which ones you’re close to achieving and what you need to do to get there. As your performance and farming accomplishments increase. You’ll start out by earning the Yellow ribbon in a particular category. If you want a quick and easy way to instantly add FarmVille cash. By clicking on the ribbon icon in the bottom right hand corner of your screen. As you advance in that category. so you’ll likely earn some ribbons without even meaning to.www.

” or “harvest 10 unique crops. so make sure you scan your news feed for the appropriate notifications every time you log in to Facebook. it won’t cost you anything at all. it can play a role in determining what seeds you plant and what trees you buy. There’s a ribbon for each of these. While it may not be a good idea to publish notification every time you advance to a new level. It’s always a good thing to do this because it costs you nothing and encourages your friends to return the favor. make it possible for your friends to get a bonus as a result of your success. you’ll have to be sure and pay attention to the notifications your friends post so that you don’t miss out on any bonuses yourself.” This doesn’t mean that you’ll divide up your winnings among your friends or anything like that.net Copyright 2009 The required tasks may be as simple as “harvest fruit from 8 unique trees. however. You do actually have a time limit for collecting these bonuses too. Similarly.www. In fact. it is definitely worth doing it when you get a ribbon. It will. Check out the Resource Lists at the end of this guide for the full listings of ribbons. Sharing the Wealth Each time you’re awarded a ribbon. you’ll be asked if you would like to “share the wealth. you’ll come out ahead every time. 20 . making progress towards earning ribbons can guide your decisions on how many of which type of animal to keep and how many buildings to put up.Farmville-Tricks.” While neither of these tasks is particularly hard to accomplish. You do have to publish your accomplishment on Facebook though for your friends to be able to get the bonus. Conversely. and so if you know what you have to do to get the ribbon.

the game does provide an invitation function that allows you to send automated messages to anyone on your friend list asking them to play FarmVille with you and be your neighbor. You may very well be surprised who the most enthusiastic farmers turn out to be. This is a good place to start. You can find out who by going to the My Neighbors tab when you're on your farm. Of course. simply use the private message function on Facebook to send a personal invitation to each of your friends. you'll need to have some neighbors. From there it's very easy to send a neighbor request to anyone you know who's already started working on their farm. so it's really up to you to determine how many you think you want to have. 21 . Finding Neighbors There's no limit on the number of neighbors you can add.www. To do this. since you're playing this game on a social networking site. and it's a good idea to invite everyone you know. You certainly don't need to go out and actively recruit your friends to play the game. If you'd like to expand beyond this though. but it's not necessarily the most effective. the easiest thing to do is hit up your friends.Farmville-Tricks. Make it Personal Sending an automated message is certainly the easiest way to invite all of your friends.net Copyright 2009 Neighbors You can certainly work your own farm and earn enough to support yourself nicely. If you're really serious about recruiting as many neighbors as possible. you'll want to send a more personal message to the people you know. But if you want to be able to expand your farm. It's very likely some of the people on your friend list play already. Expansion is made much easier and will cost you much less in terms of currency the more neighbors you have.

www. you'll know which profile to remove from your friend list if you start receiving a bunch of meaningless messages in you inbox. you can ask them to be your neighbor. The best way to go about this is to only add one or two people you don't know at a time. This is because some of the profiles you will come across this way are spam. but you'll be surprised how many more people respond to a message that you wrote yourself. Here you'll find quite a few great FarmVille resources. There's no limit to the number of neighbors you can add. there's no reason not to add as many as you can. FarmVille Forums aren't just good for helping your find new neighbors either. and really. If you only add a few at a time. as well as a 22 . Because you have to add someone as a friend in order to make them your neighbor though. You can find these by clicking on the Forum link at the bottom of the page you're on when you're playing the game. They're also a great place to go to find answers to any questions you have while playing the game. Once your friends have set up their own farms.net Copyright 2009 You can use the same message for everyone. the next place you should go is to the FarmVille Forums. This is an excellent place to go to find more neighbors and meet people who share your interest in the game.Farmville-Tricks. Or they can be a great place to just socialize with other players. Forums If you're not satisfied with the neighbor count you get off of your friend list. you should always be cautious. Most of the people you'll find on these forums are FarmVille players like you who enjoy playing and want to build up their farm as much as possible. If you've added a bunch of strangers at once. One of these is a forum called ADD ME for people who are looking for neighbors. it can be next to impossible to figure out which one to get rid of. They'll bring you quite a few benefits over time.

Having a lot of neighbors also means getting a lot of gifts. For the first 20 neighbors you help in a day. When you're short on cash. The more neighbors you have. pigs. Sending gifts doesn't cost you anything. Even if you use them only sparingly. 23 .Farmville-Tricks. these forums are a great resource to keep in mind when you have problems or questions about FarmVille. They can’t be bought. About half of the available types of trees can only be acquired this way. the more they'll be inclined to send to you (assuming they're good neighbors). The more gifts you send to your neighbors. This is really the best way to get ahead in the game fast. rabbits. Also several kinds of animals like horses. You can help out each of your neighbors once a day. you'll only be earning 5 coins and 1 experience point each. and ducks can only be gifted. Benefits of Neighbors You won't be ready to expand your farm for a while. it's great to have the option to go and help out on your neighbors' farms to earn some money fast. then. One simple one is that going and looking at the ways other people set up their farms can help you get ideas about what you want to do with your own little plot of land.www. Since your neighbors will likely all be at different stages of game play. you can learn a lot just by looking at what they've done. Once you get up over 20. There are other. and it can be a great way to build up your collection of farm animals and trees early in the game. but there are other reasons it's good to have neighbors.net Copyright 2009 good source of information about updates and changes to game play. but that can still add up to a lot of cash if you make a habit out of it. more practical reasons to want to have a lot of neighbors as well. There are also quite a few items that you can only get if you receive it as a gift. you'll earn 20 coins and 5 experience points each. the more gifts you'll get. goats.

Breaking the ice by talking about your farms or helping each other out in the game is a great and easy way to rekindle an old friendship.net Copyright 2009 Plus it's just fun to be able to play this game with your friends. You can even leave notes for your neighbors on their farms when you go to visit to let them know how great you think their farming is coming along.www. 24 .Farmville-Tricks. It can even prove to be a good way to connect with someone on your friend list that you don't actually talk to all that often.

You'll eventually max out your earning capability on your original plot of land.000 coins in the bank after you purchase your land expansion in order to be sure you're up to the task of managing a larger farm.net Copyright 2009 Expanding Your Territory Once you've made the most of the plot of land you started with. You want to make sure you'll have at least 10. This means that your first step in expanding your farm will be establishing a Homestead. you can pay in coins. you'll need more space to work with. If you have enough neighbors. There's really no downside to expanding as long as you're financially stable enough to handle the larger space. There are actually two ways you can do this. but neither of them is particularly cheap. You can expand your farm incrementally from the 12 X 12 plot that you start with up until you have a 20 X 20 Plantation. which will give you a significant amount of added space to work with. The reasons for wanting to expand your farm are pretty straightforward.www. Deciding to Expand and Weighing the Cost Expanding before you're ready can make it hard to maintain a positive cash flow. but at some point in the future you will be able to expand to a 22 X 22 Big Ole Plantation. You'll also have to have a Homestead before you can take the next expansion step and buy a 16 X 16 Family Farm. This is a 14 X 14 plot. If you don't 25 . you'll need to be able to pay for the extra land. the 20 X 20 Plantation is the largest plot of land available. and even a 24 X 24 Mighty Plantation. At this point. You have to buy the plots in order. you may want to spread your wings a bit and get some more space to work with. You can't just jump to the 20 X 20 however.Farmville-Tricks. If you want to keep moving up and building your business. Once you decide you're ready to expand though.

All they have to do is open the application and set up their character. Once your friends know this. After that. they never have to come back to their farm again. and it will save you a lot of money in the long run if you just go out and recruit some friends to help you.www. you'll be wise to try and recruit those few extra neighbors so you can pay in coins.Farmville-Tricks. If you don't have that many neighbors. you either have to have a lot of FarmVille dollars on hand or you'll have to seek out some new neighbors. It really isn't as hard as it might seem to get people to be your neighbors either because they don't actually have to do anything to help you. you'll have to pay in FarmVille cash. you can also buy the Homestead for $20 in FarmVille cash. This isn't a particularly large number when you think about it. You may think that $20 FarmVille cash isn't that much in the grand scheme of things.000 coins as long as you have at least 8 neighbors to help you with construction.net Copyright 2009 have as many neighbors as is required for the plot of land you want to buy. So if you want to expand fast. they may be more inclined to help you out. Even the largest plot of land currently available only requires that you have 16 neighbors. You'll need $20 more each time you want to expand though. 26 . Since the coins are so much easier to come by than the cash. The 14 X 14 Homestead can be bought for 10.

once you start farming.Farmville-Tricks. you’ll be hooked on FarmVille for a long time.www. Chances are though. 27 . You need to be sure to always weight your options and spend your money wisely. The endless possibilities for rearranging and building on your farm make FarmVille a very engaging game to play. It’s always a good idea to check out the forums and stay up to date on any new changes or developments in the game because it’s still in Beta. That way you’ll be able to afford the things you really want later on. you’ll have a hard time resisting the urge to check on your farm as often as possible. You can check out the new structures and decorations you’ll want to build on your farm. Just remember to plan ahead and you’ll do just fine. It’s still a great way to spend some time and catch up with fellow farmers. or if you just feel like doing some occasional hoeing and seeding. but it’s infinitely harder to accomplish the things you want to quickly. This guide is designed to be a good resource that can help you make wise decisions about how to spend your money and time in FarmVille.net Copyright 2009 Conclusion One of the best things about FarmVille is that it doesn’t matter if you’re very involved in it and log in all the time. I have no doubt that once you get your hands into that soil once or twice. And remember to always be good to your neighbors. The benefits they give you are immeasurable. You can succeed in FarmVille without neighbors. and then work your land until you have enough money to pay for them. Success in FarmVille is really mostly the result of common sense.

1 10.7 3.3 1.7 8.3 7.5 7.2 10.3 2.9 7.3 13.0 0.7 9.7 3.8 3.6 28 .www.8 0.8 5.6 0.6 3.2 7.7 9.1 2.0 1.3 1.5 4.net Copyright 2009 Resource Lists Crop List Seeds Strawberry Eggplant Wheat Soybeans Squash Pumpkins Artichokes Rice Raspberries Cotton Bell Peppers Peppers Aloe Vera Pineapple Blueberries Watermelon Grapes Tomato Potatoes Carrots Coffee Corn Sunflowers Cabbage Blackberries Green Tea Red Wheat Sugar Cane Peas Yellow Melon Onions Broccoli Asparagus Cost 10 coins 25 coins 35 coins 15 coins 40 coins 30 coins 70 coins 45 coins 20 coins 75 coins 75 coins 70 coins 50 coins 95 coins 50 coins 130 coins 85 coins 100 coins 135 coins 110 coins 120 coins 150 coins 135 coins 140 coins 75 coins 105 coins 180 coins 165 coins 190 coins 205 coins 170 coins 200 coins 220 coins Maturity 4 hours 2 days 3 days 1 day 2 days 8 hours 4 days 12 hours 2 hours 3 days 2 days 1 day 6 hours 2 days 4 hours 4 days 1 day 8 hours 3 days 12 hours 16 hours 3 days 1 day 2 days 4 hours 10 hours 3 days 8 hours 1 day 4 days 12 hours 2 days 16 hours Experience 1 Experience 2 Experience 2 Experience 2 Experience 2 Experience 1 Experience 2 Experience 1 Experience 0 Experience 2 Experience 2 Experience 2 Experience 1 Experience 2 Experience 1 Experience 2 Experience 2 Experience 1 Experience 2 Experience 1 Experience 1 Experience 2 Experience 2 Experience 2 Experience 1 Experience 1 Experience 2 Experience 1 Experience 3 Experience 2 Experience 1 Experience 4 Experience 2 Experience Sell For 35 coins 88 coins 115 coins 63 coins 121 coins 68 coins 119 coins 96 coins 46 coins 117 coins 108 coins 162 coins 85 coins 242 coins 91 coins 348 coins 270 coins 173 coins 345 coins 200 coins 243 coins 380 coins 315 coins 388 coins 117 coins 191 coins 449 coins 239 coins 381 coins 528 coins 268 coins 473 coins 357 coins Profit / Hour 6.4 8.2 5.5 5.1 2.3 8.0 3.7 4.Farmville-Tricks.5 8.

Sunflowers 1155 coins/week 3. Yellow Melon 539 coins/week 10. This doesn’t mean the new seed is necessarily better than what you were already planting though. Coffee 1080 coins/week 5. Tomato 1218 coins/week 2. Rice 504 coins/week 12. so do not be mislead with crops such as raspberry which give no exp. Red Bell Peppers 539 coins/week 11. so you’ll have to reevaluate your options each time you decide to re-plant.7 coins/week 13. 1. this is very important since crops with shorter harvesting times must be ploughed more times giving many players an “invisible” cost. but it’ll take you a while to reach a high enough level to be able to plant them.Farmville-Tricks. Almost every new level you reach will unlock one more type of seed for you to try. peas will be the best crop to plant. Pineapple 462 coins/week 14. Also remember that every time you plough you also gain more experience. Corn 501. Strawberries 420 coins/week 29 . Broccoli 903 coins/week 8. because they end up giving you the same exp as 4 hr crops when the experience gained from ploughing is also taken into consideration.net Copyright 2009 It’s good to plan your planting around your schedule so that you’ll know when you can get back to check on your farm and harvest your crops. Red Wheat 592 coins/week 9. Potatoes 455 coins/week 15. Best Seeds in Earnings Per Week Assuming Crops are Harvested At Maximum Efficiency These earnings take into account the cost of ploughing (15coins). Ultimately. Blueberries 1092 coins/week 4. Raspberry 924 coins/week 7. Carrot 1050 coins/week 6.www.

Soy Beans 231 coins/week 20. as well as how soon you’ll be able to get back to harvest them before you can decide which is the best for you to plant at any given point in time.www. You’ll have to take into account how much you spend on the seeds for each of them. Cotton 273 coins/week 19.25 coins/week 22.25 coins/week 17. Squash 231 coins/week 21.67 coins/week Of course. Artichokes 208. Wheat 151. Watermelon 355.Farmville-Tricks. this is not the only attribute each of these crops possesses. Yellow Bell Peppers 324 coins/week 18. Trees Tree Acai Cherry Apple Orange Plum Peach Lemon Lime Fig Avocado Apricot Grapefruit Banana Passion Fruit Pomegranate Date Olive Cost $27 FarmVille 225 coins 325 coins 425 coins 350 coins 500 coins 475 coins 750 coins Gift Gift Gift Gift Gift Gift Gift Gift Gift Experience 0 Experience 5 Experience 5 Experience 5 Experience 5 Experience 5 Experience 5 Experience 7 Experience 0 Experience 0 Experience 0 Experience 0 Experience 0 Experience 0 Experience 0 Experience 0 Experience 0 Experience Maturity 2 days 2 days 3 days 4 days 3 days 4 days 3 days 5 days 3 days 3 days 4 days 3 days 3 days 5 days 5 days 3 days 4 days Profit 158 coins 18 coins 28 coins 40 coins 30 coins 47 coins 41 coins 75 coins 33 coins 37 coins 56 coins 50 coins 56 coins 93 coins 108 coins 69 coins 112 coins Resale 47 coins 11 coins 16 coins 21 coins 17 coins 25 coins 23 coins 37 coins 18 coins 21 coins 30 coins 23 coins 32 coins 46 coins 53 coins 40 coins N/A 30 .net Copyright 2009 16. Eggplant 168 coins/week 23.

and goats can round out your livestock families nicely if you can persuade your friends to give them to you. Pigs.net Copyright 2009 Trees are great to have around. This even includes the occasional black sheep. If you’re going to be focusing on acquiring trees and harvesting them regularly. You can also adopt stray animals that wander onto your friends’ farms. Animals Animal Cow Chicken Sheep Cost 300 coins 400 coins 700 coins Experience 5 Experience 5 Experience 7 Experience Time 1 day 1 day 3 days Sell for Cost 6 coins 8 coins 28 coins Resale 15 coins 20 coins 35 coins There are several other animals you can acquire for your farm. they may wind up wandering away themselves. rabbits. but because they give your farm a lot of color and character. This way it will be easier to keep track of which ones will be ready to harvest and when. ducks.Farmville-Tricks. you may want to keep each type in its own section. Otherwise. It’s a good idea to stay all of your animals unless they’re penned in though. 31 . horses.www. not only because they create another cash flow. but they can only be received as gifts.

They all follow the same pattern of cost to experience and resale value though.000 coins 1. which means that no one item is a particularly better investment than the others. 32 .000 coins 100 coins 125 coins 150 coins 150 coins 150 coins 200 coins 400 coins 500 coins 1. It’s a good idea to look through the available items in the market from time to time and pick out the cash only items that you’re interested in.000 coins 3.www.000 coins 500 coins 600 coins 2. That way. Some decorations will be locked until you reach the higher levels of the game.Farmville-Tricks.net Copyright 2009 Decorations Decoration Whitewash Fence Small Pond Hay Bale Barrel Crate White Stool Brown Stool Mailbox Butter Churn Wood Pile Wagon Picnic Table Stone Mailbox Wheelbarrow Covered Wagon Hay Wagon Hedge Barrel Wagon Cost 300 coins 5. There are also quite a few decorations that can only be purchased with FarmVille dollars. You just have to choose the items that you like the best and that you feel give your farm the look you were after. but many will be open to you from the beginning. you’ll be able to save up for the things you really want and avoid splurging on something else you don’t really need.000 coins Experience 5 Experience 50 Experience 5 Experience 5 Experience 5 Experience 5 Experience 5 Experience 5 Experience 5 Experience 5 Experience 10 Experience 10 Experience 5 Experience 6 Experience 20 Experience 30 Experience 6 Experience 40 Experience Resale Cost 15 coins 250 coins 5 coins 6 coins 7 coins 7 coins 7 coins 10 coins 20 coins 25 coins 50 coins 50 coins 25 coins 30 coins 100 coins 150 coins 30 coins 200 coins This is actually a rather small selection of the available decorations you can use to beautify your farm.000 coins 600 coins 4.

Since that’s what you’re trying to do anyway. so you don’t have to focus too much on it. You have to do 50 chores for the Yellow ribbon. it will take you a while to get this ribbon if you don’t have a lot of neighbors. Since these crops grow so fast. you have to acquire as many neighbors as you can. and you won’t get the Blue until you’ve helped your neighbors 1500 times. To get the Blue ribbon. for example. You’ll get your Yellow ribbon when you’ve spent 50. you’ll earn all of these ribbons eventually through normal game play as well. you can invest some time in planting and harvesting Raspberries over and over again. You’ll need to get up to 50 to earn the Blue. You don’t have to have it in the bank all at once. Good Samaritan – You can get this ribbon by doing as many chores as possible for your neighbors on their farms.000 coins. 33 . Again. Cream of the Crop – This ribbon is a reward for harvesting massive amounts of crops. all you need to do is earn money. you’ll make it to your Blue ribbon in no time. Of course. you have to reach 1 million coins.000 coins. To get the Yellow ribbon. Better get to work! High Roller – To get this ribbon. (This is over the entire time you’ve been playing the game. this is something you’ll be doing naturally as you play the game. you need to have 4 neighbors. and your Blue ribbon will come at the 1.) A Pretty Penny – You get these ribbons by spending that hard earned currency. You’ll start out with the Yellow ribbon once you’ve made 50. Since you can only help each neighbor once a day. But if you want to acquire these ribbons faster. this shouldn’t be too difficult.www.5 million coin mark.Farmville-Tricks.net Copyright 2009 Ribbons Local Celebrity – To earn this ribbon.

and you’ll earn ribbons as you go which isn’t so bad either. The more animals you have on your farm. The more variety you have on your farm. Architect – As the name suggests. you earn these ribbons for putting up buildings on your farm. you’ll be limited to a certain degree by lack of empty space. and you’ll have no problems bringing home these ribbons. the easier it will be to get these ribbons. you’ll have a chance to help them out by adopting the animals. You just have to remember to keep harvesting them as soon as they’re ready and you’ll be all set. 34 . Green Thumb – This ribbon is awarded as a result of your growing a certain number of different crops. but just keep squeezing the small decorations on there and you’ll be collecting these ribbons in no time. this never hurts you to do because it’ll mean more goods for you to sell.net Copyright 2009 Knock on Wood – You earn these ribbons by harvesting fruit from your trees. the quicker you’ll be able to collect these ribbons. Of course. the more ribbons you’ll get. The more buildings you can set up.Farmville-Tricks. When your friends find stray animals on their farm. Of course. It doesn’t matter what kinds of trees they are – they can even be all the same. Just like with the trees. Zoologist – These ribbons are rewarded as a result of collecting goods from animals. The more trees you harvest.www. don’t forget to collect from your animals as soon as they’re ready. Animal Shelter – These ribbons are a reward for your kindness to lost animals. Pack Rat – All you have to do to earn these ribbons is decorate your farm. the more Architect ribbons you’ll be taking home.

Farmville-Tricks. Otherwise you’ll never be able to diversify enough to get to the Red or Blue ribbons in this category. Really it’s your friends who do all the work. Gifted! – It might not be fair to say you earn these ribbons. The more different types of gifts you receive. These ribbons are a reward for having a certain number of unique items in your Gift Box. 35 . the more ribbons you’ll earn.www. Noah’s Ark – You earn these ribbons by collecting products from as many different types of animals as you can.net Copyright 2009 Tree Hugger – You get this ribbon by harvesting multiple different kinds of trees. You’ll be able to get the Yellow ribbon on your own. but after that. Not Spoiled. That makes it a little different from the Knock on Wood ribbon because you are able to earn that one by harvesting fruit from one kind of tree exclusively. You’ll have to have just about every type of tree on your farm in order to get to the Blue ribbon in this category. you’ll need some friends to send you the animals that can only be gifted.

Level 4 : Able Farmer 90 – 200 Experience points You can buy Chickens and send them as gifts.30 Experience points Field Hand You can buy seeds for Strawberries. and Orange trees. Level 5 : Handy Farmer 200 – 350 Experience points You can buy seeds for Pumpkins. You can buy Mailboxes. 36 . Level 2 : Kinder Farmer 30 – 60 Experience points There is nothing additional available on this level.www.Farmville-Tricks. Level 6 : Nimble Farmer 350 – 550 Experience points You can buy seeds for Artichokes. Wheat. You can buy Rest Tents and Crates.net Copyright 2009 Levels and Titles Level 1 : 0 . You can buy White Stools and Brown Stools. Eggplants. You can send Avocado trees as gifts. Cherry trees. You can buy Cows. and Soybeans. You can buy Apple trees. and a Hay Bale. a Barn. Level 3 : Amateur Farmer 60 – 90 Experience points You can buy Barrels and give Fig trees as gifts.

You can send Sheep as a gift. Level 8 : Fancy Farmer 800 – 1300 Experience points You can buy seeds for Raspberries.net Copyright 2009 Level 7 : Savvy Farmer 550 – 800 Experience points You can buy seeds for Rice. You can send Grapefruit trees as gifts.Farmville-Tricks.www. a Wood Fence. Level 9 : Sophisticated Farmer 1300 – 1800 Experience points You can buy the seeds for Cotton. a Butter Churn. You can buy a Wagon and a Bike. You can send Pigs as gifts. Level 11 : Farming Magician 2300 – 2800 Experience points You can buy seeds for Bell Peppers. 37 . You can buy a Stone Mailbox. and a Fruit Stand. You can send Apricot trees as gifts. You can buy a Picnic Set. and a Well. You can buy Sheep. Level 10 : Splendid Farmer 1800 – 2300 Experience points You can buy Lime trees.

38 .Farmville-Tricks. You can buy a Harvester. or Green Fence. You can buy a Wheelbarrow. You can buy a Black. You can send Rabbits as gifts. You can send Ducks as gifts. Level 14 : Produce Professional 3900 – 4500 Experience points You can buy seeds for Aloe Vera. or a Pink Tractor. Level 13 : Jolly Rancher 3300 – 3900 Experience points You can buy a Grain Silo. You can buy a Pink Fence and a Wood Bench.www. Level 15 : Professor of Agriculture 4500 – 5500 Experience points You can buy seeds for Pineapples. You can send Banana trees as gifts. Level 16 : Hot Shot Farmer 5500 – 6500 Experience points You can buy a Lil Red Wagon. You can buy a Seeder. Blue. a Tractor.net Copyright 2009 Level 12 : Farming Wizard 2800 – 3300 Experience points You can buy seeds for Peppers. You can buy Covered Wagons and a Workshop.

You can send Goats as gifts. You can buy Barrel Wagons and a Hedge Arch. Level 18 : Super Grower 7500 – 8500 Experience points You can buy seeds for Watermelons.net Copyright 2009 Level 17 : Super Shoveler 6500 – 7500 Experience points You can buy seeds for Blueberries. You can send Passion Fruit trees as gifts. You can buy Hay Wagons. You can buy a Lawnmower and a Sandbox. 39 . or a Pink Cottage. Level 19 : Professional Plower 8500 – 9500 Experience points You can buy seeds for Grapes.Farmville-Tricks.www. a Black Cottage. Level 20 : Green Giant 9500 – 11500 Experience points You can buy seeds for Tomatoes. You can send Horses as gifts. Level 21 : Rockstar Farmer 11500 – 13500 Experience points You can buy seeds for Potatoes. You can buy a BBQ. You can buy a Hedge and a Bird House. You can buy a Cottage.

Level 23 : Magnificent Farmer 15500 – 17500 Experience points You can buy seeds for Coffee.www. You can buy an Iron Bench. and an Axe and Block. You can buy a Water Pump. 40 . You can buy Windmills. a Wagon Wheel.Farmville-Tricks. Level 28 : Master of Pasture 35000 . Level 24 : Cream of the Crop 17500 – 20500 Experience points You can buy seeds for Corn.40000 Experience points You can buy seeds for Green Tea. Level 27 : Thrill of the Till 30000 – 35000 Experience points You can buy seeds for Cabbage. You can buy a Log Cabin and a Telephone Pole.net Copyright 2009 Level 22 : Barnyard Behemoth 13500 – 15500 Experience points You can buy seeds for Carrots. Level 26 : Sultan of Soil 25000 – 30000 Experience points You can buy a Farm House. Level 25 : Sensational Sower 20500 – 25000 Experience points You can buy seeds for Sunflowers. You can buy a Hedge Gate and a Light Post.

take sunflowers for instance. Leveling AT Light Speed Here is a trick only a few people know about Farmville but can help your farm grow immensely. which need to be harvested and replanted every 2 hours. the more access you get to higher end crops. and save you huge chunks of time. This is very important since it will make your schedule much more flexible. 2. This is why I advocate leveling as fast as possible till you can reach a crop that earns good exp/week but at the same time has a long harvesting time so you can relax. Level 30 : Lord of the Plow 46000 + Experience points You can buy seeds for Red Wheat. which only need to be harvested and ploughed once per day and compare them with raspberries. The faster you level. that many of the highest earning crops also have very generous harvesting times. many of the crops with the highest earnings are only obtainable at the highest levels.net Copyright 2009 Level 29 : Sensation of the Plantation 40000 – 46000 Experience points You can buy seeds for Blackberries.www. Not only do the sunflowers give you more coins per hour. you are also doing only 1/12 of the work compared with raspberries. you will notice if you scroll up to earnings per week of each crop (page 35).Farmville-Tricks. 41 . It is also important to notice. Before I reveal the secret you must understand a few things about why leveling fast is good: 1. You can buy a Greenhouse.

This is only done when a player is saving for something expensive such as the million dollar villa. earn more experience. You wouldn’t want to be stuck with tons of coins but unable to buy that villa just because you’re level is low. Higher Level = More land = More Crops = Faster Leveling = More Coins/More Free time As you progress throughout Farmville the plot of land available to you also increases. earn more coins. if there is a huge stockpile of gold that isn’t being spent there should only be one reason. 4. This means you can plant more crops. the following trick will really bring your farm to new heights: 1. if you have loads of money in the bank.Farmville-Tricks. and you’re not saving for something.net Copyright 2009 3. Cosmetic Purposes – If you’re playing Farmville to impress your friends and make your farm grand and beautiful. This amount should be kept with you at all times in case your current crops wilt and you receive no income from harvesting them. Basically. If you are VERY SURE (EXTRA STRESS ON THIS POINT) that you will be able to harvest your crops in time. it’s being wasted! If this is you. and save you time! What a game breaker! The Secret to Leveling Faster If you have played Farmville for quite some time you have probably come into a situation where your farm really isn’t leveling as fast as you would like. To be put simply.www. and are slowly stockpiling thousands and thousands of coins. Calculate the amount of coins needed to plant and plough your desired crops. Whenever I check through my friends Farmville’s and see this happening I will always take the time to give them some friendly advice. you want to make sure you have access to all the things Farmville has to offer. 42 .

next choose what crop you will be planting next (eg Tomatoes).net Copyright 2009 2. This occurs when you have the opportunity to increase the size of your farm plot. To Calculate the amount of coins you will need. If you notice you are making sizeable amounts of money that will contribute to expanding your farm in the near future. by all means save up to expand your land! Remember. This means you will gain an instant 5000+ experience! For some people this may even be sufficient to gain a level. Just imagine you have 100. more land = more crops = more coins = more experience! 43 . Spend all your remaining coins on buying Hay Bale (located under the decorations tab in the market).www. The formula for calculating how much will need is: (Price of crop + 15 Plough Fee) X Total Area of Farm Using a 14x14 Farm with tomatoes as an example: (100+15) X (14X14) = 115X196 = 22540 3.Farmville-Tricks. therefore giving you 5 experience for 95 coins.000 coins sitting there doing nothing. at 100 coins per piece they will give you 5 experience points and can be sold for 5 coins. first find out the size of your farm (eg 14x14). You should do this whenever you have spare cash to level in the fastest possible way with one exception.

Levels 1-5: Can Harvest every 4 hours: Strawberries Can Harvest every 8 hours: Soy Bean Can Harvest once per Day: Squash Levels 6-16: Can Harvest every 2 hours: Raspberry Can Harvest every 8 hours: Rice (this is better than planting strawberries for coins but will net you less experience) Can Harvest once per Day: Cotton Levels 17-24: Can Harvest every 4 hours: Blueberries (Change to Tomatoes at level 20) Can Harvest every 8 hours: Tomatoes Can Harvest once per Day: Red Bell Peppers Levels 25+ Can Harvest every 4 hours: Tomatoes Can Harvest every 8 hours: Tomatoes Can Harvest once per Day: Sunflowers 44 .net Copyright 2009 Star Crops As you progress through the game. the crops you will plant and harvest will change. Listed below are some recommended crops which you should always try to plant depending on your time schedule.Farmville-Tricks.www.

Best Crops by Harvesting Time Best 2 hour crop: Raspberries Best 4 hour crop: Blueberries Best 8 hour crop: Tomato Best 12 hour crop: Carrot Best 1 day crop (24 hour) crop: Sunflowers Best 2 day crop (48 hour) crop: Broccoli Best 3 day crop (72 hour) crop: Red Wheat Best 4 day crop (96 hour) crop: Yellow Melon Lock your Farmer . Or you can trap him between 8 hay bales. put him inside the cow’s area and then close the area with fences before starting to harvest. This way.Farmville-Tricks. To avoid this. Be very cautious with this list. Since the list provides the best crop to plant for different harvesting times. the farmer will be trapped and you don't need to do anything else. and cross reference it with the one on page 35. 45 . it doesn’t take into account the efficiency of crops of other times. you can trap him in the center square. You can. Therefore. you could be better off planting a crop with a longer harvesting time.www. You should always lock your farmer before the process of harvesting.net Copyright 2009 Best Crops by Harvesting Time Below is a list of the best crops to be planted for different time frames. every time you log in to FarmVille. rather than a shorter one.There is one technique you should be aware of before you start harvesting your farm. plowing and planting. Notice that every time you log in your farmer shows up in the middle of the farm so you have to do this every time you login. for example. Use this list on special occasions when you know you only have a very small window of time where you can plough and harvest. By locking I mean trapping him between fences or objects so he can't actually move to the arable terrain.

Little Time: Plant pumpkins full time. Higher Levels (20+) Lots of Time: At this point planting tomatoes is the most efficient crop for you to plant even though it only needs to be harvested every 8 hours. I use a program called Farming Extreme Manager.net Copyright 2009 Sample Crop Rotations Depending on Schedule and Level (Assuming 8 Hours of Sleep) Starting Levels: Lots of Time: After waking up. plant strawberries until it’s time to sleep. Low Levels: Lots of time: Plant Raspberries like crazy once you wake up. http://www.com/?rid=1737 46 . Please click or copy and paste the following link to order it. Little Time: Tomatoes might be an option for you. try to manage your time so that you can plant it twice per day. choose to plant either pumpkins or rice depending on your schedule. the last time you harvest before you sleep plant pumpkins.Farmville-Tricks. It helps me automate the Harvesting. Little Time: Still plant pumpkins full time.99 a great buy. I recommend it very highly. Planting and Plowing process. harvest them every 2 hours until you sleep.farmvillebot. before you sleep. Before you turn in for the night plant pumpkins. if not plant coffee/carrots/sunflowers. Little Time: Plant Rice. Medium Levels (At level 17): Lots of Time: Use your whole day to plant blueberries.www. It sells for $6.

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