Farmville Secrets

Farmville Secrets By Tony ‘T Dub’ Sanders

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Contents
Disclaimer ……………………………………………………..…………………………………………………………….4 Introduction ................................................................................................................ 4 Getting Started ........................................................................................................... 6 How Big to Get ............................................................................................................. 6 What to Plant ............................................................................................................... 8 Harvesting Time ........................................................................................................... 8 Experience ................................................................................................................... 9 Investment Return ....................................................................................................... 9 Dollar Per Hour ....................................................................................................... 10 Putting it All Together ................................................................................................ 10 Keeping Track ............................................................................................................. 11 Rate of Rot ................................................................................................................. 12 Building Up ............................................................................................................... 13 Animals ...................................................................................................................... 13 Trees .......................................................................................................................... 15 Decorations................................................................................................................ 16 Buildings .................................................................................................................... 17 Vehicles...................................................................................................................... 18 Save or Spend ............................................................................................................ 19 Cash .......................................................................................................................... 20 Coins .......................................................................................................................... 20 FarmVille Cash ........................................................................................................... 22 Adding Coins and Cash ............................................................................................... 22 Surveys ................................................................................................................... 23 Ribbons .................................................................................................................. 24 Sharing the Wealth .................................................................................................... 25 Neighbors ................................................................................................................. 26 Finding Neighbors ...................................................................................................... 26 Make it Personal ........................................................................................................ 27
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Forums ................................................................................................................... 27 Benefits of Neighbors ................................................................................................ 28 Expanding Your Territory ........................................................................................... 30 Deciding to Expand and Weighing the Cost ................................................................ 31 Conclusion ................................................................................................................ 32 Resource Lists ........................................................................................................... 33 Crop List ..................................................................................................................... 33 Best Seeds in Earnings Per Week ............................................................................... 35 Trees .......................................................................................................................... 37 Animals ...................................................................................................................... 38 Decorations................................................................................................................ 39 Ribbons ...................................................................................................................... 41 Levels ......................................................................................................................... 44 Leveling at Light Speed……………………………………………………………………………………….... 50 The Secret to Leveling Faster……………………………………………………………………………………51 Star Crops…………………………………………………….…………………………………………………………….52 Best Crops by Harvesting Time…………………………………………………………………………………..53 Sample Crop Rotations……………………………………………………………………………………………54

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Farmville Secrets Disclaimer
Since this guide caters for all players, we will start slow to make sure all the basics are fully covered. If you are confident in your skills as a Farmville player, feel free to skip to the more advanced strategies later on in the guide and come back to earlier parts for reference.

Introduction
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. 2009 www.FVSecrets.com
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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.

But 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?

And of course, as with so many of the games you can play on social networking sites, Farmville is about connecting with your neighbors and helping them out. You can gain valuable experience and cash in the game by helping your friends with chores on their farm. Adding more neighbors also allows you access to new options for advanced play in the game. Plus, Farmville gives you a new way to connect with those people on your contact lists that you may not talk to all that often.

Of course, Farmville is basically easy to play. 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. Whether you're a newcomer to Farmville or an experienced farmer, you'll no doubt get some helpful information out of reading this guide.

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it will consist of six plowed patches. Plowing and planting aren't free. 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. You can add as many plowed patches to your farm as you want. 2009 www. as long as you have the money to plow them.FVSecrets. Therefore.Farmville Secrets Getting Started When you first set foot on your farm. 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. How Big to Get Of course.com Page 6 . two will have crops that are half grown. you earn coins that you can put towards plowing more land an planting more seeds. the more land you have to plant on. the more money you'll make by harvesting your crops. You'll also have 200 coins and 5 dollars worth of FarmVille cash in the bank. When you do this. The first thing to do is start harvesting the crops that are ready for market. This doesn't mean you can keep expanding your farm indefinitely though. You can also choose which seeds to plant. but there are several things you should take into account when you make these decisions. and the last two will be all ready for you to plant on them. Two of these will have crops that are fully grown and ready to harvest.

you'll have more land to grow crops on.FVSecrets. Once you harvest the crops that were ready and waiting for you. you'll have just enough money to clear that land and plant on it. you won't have enough money left to plant any crops and a lot of the land will just sit empty. If you do that though. if you want to get a big farm going fast. you have to take it slow.com Page 7 .Farmville Secrets The best way to maximize your growth and planning potential at first is to clear 10 more patches of land. 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. clear more land right away. 2009 www. You can. and you'll be able to plant on all of it right away. of course. This way. As counterintuitive as it may seem.

for example. You can find a complete breakdown of each crop and its attributes at the end of this guide. as well as how quickly you want to advance in the game. and so different benefits. Each of these crops has several different characteristics. 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. they'll wilt and you won't be able to make any money off of them.com Page 8 . wheat. Which crop you decide to plant will have a lot to do with how often you're going to be checking on your farm. and soybeans.Farmville Secrets What to Plant The only crop options available to you at first will be strawberries. 2009 www. eggplant. If you don't get back to harvest them within 8 hours though. but here are a few general tips to help you evaluate your options as you begin playing. Strawberries.FVSecrets. will be ready to harvest 4 hours after you plant them.

like strawberries. the soybeans take longer to grow than the strawberries 2009 www. For instance. Of course. The faster you accumulate experience points. but you can sell your harvest for 63 coins per plot of land. as opposed to the three and a half times return that strawberries provide. Crops that take longer to grow also generally sell for more coins at harvest time. 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. They cost only 15 coins to plant per plot of land. That doesn't mean you want to only plant the crops that give you 2 experience points though. you can actually get more experience points in a day with these types of crops. but there are some. that only take a few hours. eggplants take 2 days to grow. you get the best use out of your land and you get a bigger payoff at the end of the growing cycle. These will only get you one experience point per plot of land planted.FVSecrets. Crops that take at least a day to grow will grant you 2 experience points for each patch of land you plant them on. That way. In this context.com Page 9 . the faster you'll move up to the next level.Farmville Secrets You want to make sure you're not going to be planting a bunch of crops that will wilt before you can harvest them. It all depends on how well you stay on top of your planting and harvesting cycles. This is a return of more than 4 times your initial investment. Experience Another factor that will contribute to your planting decision is that different crops yield different benefits in terms of experience. Most crops take at least this long to grow to maturity. 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. 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. soybeans are the best of the crops you have available to you at the start of the game.

2009 www. so you'll be able to replant quickly and build up your experience points fast. Dollar Per Hour Not only can you asses a potential crop's value by how much of a return it brings on the initial investment.FVSecrets. on the other hand. At this point.com Page 10 . Until you can advance and unlock some more crops. Because there are so many factors that go can influence your decision about what to plant. You should have just enough coins to complete this task. these will give you the best return on your investment. but you can also evaluate its earning potential per hour. They also only take a day to mature. you'll be able to branch out into some other types of crops. and how quickly you want to be able to build up your cash stores. take 48 hours to mature and sell for 88 coins per plot of land. You also won't have to wait too long before you can harvest your crop and start again. you can see that this isn't exactly a straightforward decision. Eggplants. 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. strawberries take 4 hours to mature and sell for 35 coins per plot of land.83. Strawberries don't give you the best return on your investment. how quickly you want to level up. I'd recommend plowing an area that's 4 plots by 4 plots and planting strawberries on the entire area first.Farmville Secrets do. as opposed to the eggplant's 1. Putting it All Together So how do you decide what to do first as you start to work on your farm? Well. Soybeans are the best one to opt for next though. This gives the strawberries a coin per hour rate of 8.75. For example. but they do give you enough so that you'll be way ahead by the time you harvest them. assuming you’ll be able to check back on your farm in about 4 hours. your first priority needs to be getting some cash in the bank.

This is easy to do.com Page 11 .Farmville Secrets This same basic theory will apply as you advance through the game and unlock more types of crops. it's a good idea to plant in blocks. you may start to lose track of what is planted where and when it will be ready for harvest. but if you don't get back to harvest your plants in time. You can make the best planting decisions possible. all that careful planting will go to waste. First. it's also very important to be realistic about how often you'll be able to check back on your farm. It's much easier to keep track of crops in various stages of growth if they're grouped 2009 www. This means that you'll have a symmetrical section for each type of crop. but you can help yourself by following a few simple guidelines for planting and organization. While taking the characteristics and benefits of each crop into consideration is important. Keeping Track As your farm gets bigger and you plant more and more different kinds of crops.FVSecrets.

since they take 8 hours to mature. You'll have to make sure you get back to your farm within 16 hours of planting your pumpkins then. For example. Planting all pumpkins at one time. but you'll have an additional 4 days to harvest 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. and then all squash the next will make it much easier for you to remember what needs to be harvested when. in order to keep from losing them.com Page 12 . you may want to plant a 3 by 3 section of eggplants. The window for harvesting any crop is the same as the length of time it takes that crop to grow. you may want to consider planting crops like artichokes. By then you may have already lost your first crop.Farmville Secrets together and not winding all over the place and around each other. This means that pumpkins. 2009 www. This is a good way to keep your farm active if you're going to be away for a while. and continue on like that. If you think you're not going to be able to check on your farm for a while. adjacent to a 3 by 3 section of soybeans. will start to rot 8 hours after they're ready for harvest. It's also a good idea not to plant the same type of crop at two different times.FVSecrets. Rate of Rot This is especially important to keep in mind when you're planting crops that mature quickly. These will take 4 days to mature. 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.

Some of these are worthwhile investments. followed a few levels later by a cow. a cow will cost you 400 coins. That's what makes this game so great. they'll be able to see what a magnificent farmer you are. animals.com Page 13 . As you advance in levels and build up your coin stash. There are some animals too. fences. That way. Animals The first animal you'll be able to buy is a chicken. you can begin exploring all of the other options FarmVille has to offer. when you're friends come to visit. vehicles. that you can only receive as gifts. you'll be able to buy more and more items for decorating and enhancing the value of your farm. although many are just fun to play with.FVSecrets. really. It allows you to play at your own pace and turn your farm into exactly what you want it to be. trees. For example. you'll only get 6 coins 2009 www. 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. You can add structures. You can ask your friends to give you some animals. or they may just do it all on their own. Animals are different from crops in several ways. and many other types of decorations to your farm to give it your own personal touch. and then finally a sheep. First of all. they cost a lot and their products sell for very little. but each time you milk it. like horses for instance.Farmville Secrets Building Up Once you start to get a handle on your planting and harvesting cycles.

you don't have to buy a new cow every time you milk one. You do have to be careful to pen them though.FVSecrets.Farmville Secrets from the milk you sell. but eventually you will. and you'll be able to help them find a new home. You can also sell them if you're really strapped for cash. They like to go for walks and are very happy when they get attention from you. and you'll get another 6 coins out of the deal. and you can do more than just milk them. It's also just fun to have them around. It can take a while to make a profit off of your animals. Once in a while. 2009 www. You also gain experience from buying animals and from selling the milk. This is another good reason to invest in some animals if you want to level up fast. eggs. And if you acquired them as a gift to begin with.com Page 14 . then selling them just gets you some free money. a stray animal will wander onto your farm. Of course. or wool they produce. 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. You won't get what you paid for them. They'll take day or so to be ready for you to milk again.

and each of them has a different type of fruit and different characteristics. But over time.FVSecrets. There are many different kinds of trees you can buy or receive as gifts. They take different lengths of time to mature. but you won't lose the fruit if you don't harvest it in a certain amount of time. they're just a nice addition to your farm.com Page 15 . They cost a lot and each individual harvest of fruit doesn't sell for very much. Depending on your preference. you can leave the fruit there to look pretty until you really need some cash. 2009 www. or you can sell it as soon as it's ready and wait for more to grow.Farmville Secrets Trees Trees work essentially the same way animals do (although they can't wander away). Plus. they do pay for themselves because they start growing a new crop every time you harvest the old one.

These items vary considerably in price and the options available to you will increase as you level up. Once you plant a tree. you can adapt. but it also means that you don't have to spend a ton of time deliberating about where to put each tree you buy. Just put it where you think is best at the moment. but it's still a good option to have if you suddenly find yourself short on cash. If you find that you need the spot a tree is in for something else.com Page 16 . to bicycles. You can always change it later.Farmville Secrets You can also sell trees just as you can farm animals. These can be anything from outhouses. You'll gain some measure of 2009 www. They don't fetch a great price. 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. Decorations There are literally dozens of items you can buy to add your own personal touch to your farm. you don't have to leave it in that spot forever. you can simply relocate it. to whitewash fences. This is another nice feature because it means that as your farm grows.FVSecrets.

They also sell for substantially less than you bought them for. Just as with the trees and animals. but that's still a lot of cash in most cases. 2009 www. these items are fun to collect and place to give your farm some character. but it's a good option to have when you're strapped for cash.com Page 17 . though. they add a nice touch to your farm. You can also sell off your buildings later on if you don't need them or if you need money fast. you won't get nearly what you paid for a decorative item when you sell it.FVSecrets. but eventually you'll be ready to start building on your farm. Mostly though. You can move them any time you want too. These structures can be as simple as a tool shed or well.Farmville Secrets experience points by purchasing any of them. 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. so they're a good way to keep leveling up fast once you reach the higher levels of the game. and they do also have some resale value. Buildings It can take a while. or as substantial as a manor house. You can choose from 30 different structures. Either way. which gives you endless possibilities for farm layouts and looks. and they do get pricey. But they deliver a ton of experience.

or you can buy fuel refills for your vehicles. The vehicles themselves are not excessively expensive. And these can add up fast.FVSecrets. but this does come with a price. It's up to you to decide whether or not you want to invest in some farm vehicles. You can certainly get the benefits of speedier harvesting and seeding.Farmville Secrets Vehicles Once you reach level 12 you can buy some farm vehicles to help you with the workload on your farm. The fuel refills can also only be purchased with FarmVille cash. It's best to wait to buy these until you have a big enough farm and income to support them. Your options include a red tractor. and a seeder. You can also sell these if you decide you don't want to keep paying for their fuel. a harvester. a pink tractor.com Page 18 . but you'll only be able to use them as long as you have fuel for them. but you won't get nearly as much as you paid for them either. Tractors will allow to you harvest at 4 times the speed since they can plow 4 plots of land at a time. 2009 www. This means that you can wait for the fuel to fill up on its own. These can greatly improve the efficiency of your farm. but you'll also be paying out a lot for the convenience. so you'll need to consider if this is the way you want to spend this valuable currency. not coins.

2009 www. 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. Figuring out what you want to buy can be tricky though. All of the items that you can buy will give you some benefit in the form of experience points. so you have to decide which ones will help you the most. 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. 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. Otherwise. it's your farm and you're the one who'll be spending the most quality time there.Farmville Secrets 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. After all. You can also just pick the items you like best.FVSecrets.com Page 19 .

You'll need some of these coins to re-plow and re-plant your fields. There's no equivalency either – you can't convert your coins to cash.Farmville Secrets Cash As you start to play FarmVille. you'll have a relatively easy time accumulating coins. as are the amounts you win. The FarmVille dollars are a bit harder to come by though. but there are some items that you'll need cash to get. but after each harvest you should have some left over. Coins You earn coins every time you harvest crops. or goods from farm animals. You can use coins to buy most of the items in the market. so you can't count on them for consistent income.FVSecrets. fruit from trees. These messages are pretty arbitrary. There are some other ways you'll get a bonus in the form of coins. or you can spend them on a variety of discretionary items in the market. You'll occasionally get a message when you log in that you won a random number of coins in the daily raffle. They're certainly a nice bonus though.com Page 20 . You can just let your coins accumulate in your account. 2009 www.

FVSecrets. but you can only help out each neighbor once a day. or chasing crows away. you'll receive a message that they could use your help. This is just one of the reasons it's good to have a lot of neighbors. you can visit all you want. the more farms you can visit. raking leaves. 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. Accepting this message will take you to their farm where they'll ask for your help with chores like pulling weeds. After that. the 2009 www.com Page 21 . The more neighbors you have. After all.Farmville Secrets You'll also earn a small bonus every time you help out one of your neighbors with their farm. and the more chores you can do for coins and experience. but there won’t be any more chores for you to do. If one of your neighbors hasn't been able to get to their farm for a while.

but there are some items in the market that you can't get without it. FarmVille cash isn't vital to your ability to play the game the way that coins are. the more you'll be able to do on your own farm.FVSecrets. You can get a lot for a little here. You'll wind up spending more in the long run if you buy small amounts of coins or cash multiple times. Adding Coins and Cash There is another option for increasing your available coins and FarmVille cash. you're better off just going for the largest package. It's best to save your FarmVille cash until you're sure you know what you want to spend it on. you'll never be able to accumulate enough to buy the bigger items that are available later on. You get 1 FarmVille dollar for every new level you reach. but if you 2009 www. but it takes quite a while to earn any substantial amount of cash this way. If you spend your cash in small amounts this way though. Once you run out of money. You can click on the Add Farm Coins and Cash tab if you want to supplement your income a bit. FarmVille Cash FarmVille cash is much tougher to come by than coins are.com Page 22 . 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. If you're going to go this route though. In this section. It's really never worth it to buy coins this way because they're so easy to earn in the game. Better to just get all you'll need at once rather than going back often for small purchases. and you have several options as far as how much you want to spend. but you get the most for your money this way. you just have to wait for your crops to be ready to harvest. or you'll have to find a different way of refilling your coin stores. you can purchase coins or cash with a credit card or paypal account.Farmville Secrets more access you have to coins. It costs $40.

this is probably the easiest way to go. It's easy and you don't have to invest any real money to keep playing the game. Sometimes you'll get it right away. 2009 www. you'll see multiple options for surveys and other offers that pay out FarmVille cash. but you can minimize it by simply setting up a new email account and using that one for all your surveys. but these are relatively easy to deal with. If you want a quick and easy way to instantly add FarmVille cash. Any survey you fill out will cause you to start getting a bunch of promotional emails. There are a couple of drawbacks to the surveys of course. At the bottom of the Add Farm Coins and Cash page. Surveys Paying cash for FarmVille dollars isn't the only way to get them though. you'll have to supplement your natural income. but many of them are free. This is really the best option for getting extra FarmVille cash.FVSecrets. That way you can keep the unwanted emails from cluttering up the inbox you actually use.com Page 23 . but usually it'll take at least a day to show up. This is certainly a nuisance.Farmville Secrets want to buy anything substantial with FarmVille cash. There can also be a delay in the FarmVille cash being posted to your account. Some of them cost a small amount of money. Just start filling out those surveys early and you'll have plenty of cash when you're ready to spend it. but if you plan ahead it really shouldn't be a problem. There's not much you can do about this.

and each category has 4 levels. the higher ribbons you earn will result in bigger and bigger payouts. Similarly.Farmville Secrets Ribbons Another way to get some coin bonuses is to earn one of the many ribbons available. it can play a role in determining what seeds you plant and what trees you buy. so you’ll likely earn some ribbons without even meaning to. as well as a hefty chunk of experience points.” or “harvest 10 unique crops. These accomplishments span the spectrum of farm activity.” While neither of these tasks is particularly hard to accomplish. Red. you can bring up a list of the available ribbons and what you personally have to do to earn the next one. Each time you get a ribbon. By clicking on the ribbon icon in the bottom right hand corner of your screen. It’s a good idea to pay attention to your ribbons though and what you need to do to earn more of them.FVSecrets. you’ll progress to the White. The game keeps track of your progress in each individual area. You’ll start out by earning the Yellow ribbon in a particular category. and finally Blue ribbons. making progress towards earning ribbons can 2009 www. As you advance in that category.com Page 24 . 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. There are actually 14 categories of ribbons. As your performance and farming accomplishments increase. you get awarded a substantial sum of cash. The required tasks may be as simple as “harvest fruit from 8 unique trees.

2009 www. so make sure you scan your news feed for the appropriate notifications every time you log in to Facebook. 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. make it possible for your friends to get a bonus as a result of your success. Sharing the Wealth Each time you’re awarded a ribbon. it is definitely worth doing it when you get a ribbon.Farmville Secrets guide your decisions on how many of which type of animal to keep and how many buildings to put up. Conversely. you’ll be asked if you would like to “share the wealth. and so if you know what you have to do to get the ribbon. You do have to publish your accomplishment on Facebook though for your friends to be able to get the bonus. you’ll come out ahead every time. however. You do actually have a time limit for collecting these bonuses too. Check out the Resource Lists at the end of this guide for the full listings of ribbons. it won’t cost you anything at all. While it may not be a good idea to publish notification every time you advance to a new level.com Page 25 . It’s always a good thing to do this because it costs you nothing and encourages your friends to return the favor.” This doesn’t mean that you’ll divide up your winnings among your friends or anything like that. In fact. It will.FVSecrets. There’s a ribbon for each of these.

If you'd like to expand beyond this though. You can find out who by going to the My Neighbors tab when you're on your farm.com Page 26 . Finding Neighbors There's no limit on the number of neighbors you can add. and it's a good idea to invite everyone you know. the easiest thing to do is hit up your friends. since you're playing this game on a social networking site. you'll need to have some neighbors. This is a good place to start.FVSecrets. But if you want to be able to expand your farm. 2009 www.Farmville Secrets Neighbors You can certainly work your own farm and earn enough to support yourself nicely. 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. Of course. 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. Expansion is made much easier and will cost you much less in terms of currency the more neighbors you have. You certainly don't need to go out and actively recruit your friends to play the game. It's very likely some of the people on your friend list play already.

You can use the same message for everyone.FVSecrets. but you'll be surprised how many more people respond to a message that you wrote yourself. If you only add a few at a time.com Page 27 . it can be next to 2009 www. you'll want to send a more personal message to the people you know. If you've added a bunch of strangers at once. 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. There's no limit to the number of neighbors you can add. Once your friends have set up their own farms. you can ask them to be your neighbor. the next place you should go is to the FarmVille Forums. 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. but it's not necessarily the most effective. To do this. you'll know which profile to remove from your friend list if you start receiving a bunch of meaningless messages in you inbox. One of these is a forum called ADD ME for people who are looking for neighbors. simply use the private message function on Facebook to send a personal invitation to each of your friends. This is an excellent place to go to find more neighbors and meet people who share your interest in the game. If you're really serious about recruiting as many neighbors as possible. Forums If you're not satisfied with the neighbor count you get off of your friend list. This is because some of the profiles you will come across this way are spam. The best way to go about this is to only add one or two people you don't know at a time. Here you'll find quite a few great FarmVille resources. there's no reason not to add as many as you can. and really. They'll bring you quite a few benefits over time. you should always be cautious.Farmville Secrets Make it Personal Sending an automated message is certainly the easiest way to invite all of your friends. Because you have to add someone as a friend in order to make them your neighbor though.

these forums are a great resource to keep in mind when you have problems or questions about FarmVille. but there are other reasons it's good to have neighbors. 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. Since your neighbors will likely all be at different stages of game play.Farmville Secrets impossible to figure out which one to get rid of. you can learn a lot just by looking at what they've done.com Page 28 . Even if you use them only sparingly. Or they can be a great place to just socialize with other players. FarmVille Forums aren't just good for helping your find new neighbors either. 2009 www. They're also a great place to go to find answers to any questions you have while playing the game. you won't be ready to expand your farm for a while.FVSecrets. Benefits of Neighbors Of course. as well as a good source of information about updates and changes to game play.

The more gifts you send to your neighbors. Once you get up over 20.com Page 29 . There are also quite a few items that you can only get if you receive it as a gift.FVSecrets. pigs. it's great to have the option to go and help out on your neighbors' farms to earn some money fast. 2009 www. the more gifts you'll get. Sending gifts doesn't cost you anything. You can help out each of your neighbors once a day. This is really the best way to get ahead in the game fast. Having a lot of neighbors also means getting a lot of gifts. rabbits. goats. you'll earn 20 coins and 5 experience points each. and it can be a great way to build up your collection of farm animals and trees early in the game. 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. but that can still add up to a lot of cash if you make a habit out of it. you'll only be earning 5 coins and 1 experience point each. When you're short on cash.Farmville Secrets There are other. then. 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. Plus it's just fun to be able to play this game with your friends. They can’t be bought. About half of the available types of trees can only be acquired this way. and ducks can only be gifted. The more neighbors you have. For the first 20 neighbors you help in a day. 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. Also several kinds of animals like horses. the more they'll be inclined to send to you (assuming they're good neighbors). more practical reasons to want to have a lot of neighbors as well.

you may want to spread your wings a bit and get some more space to work with. 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. 2009 www. This is a 14 X 14 plot. You'll also have to have a Homestead before you can take the next expansion step and buy a 16 X 16 Family Farm. You'll eventually max out your earning capability on your original plot of land. There's really no downside to expanding as long as you're financially stable enough to handle the larger space. If you want to keep moving up and building your business. You can't just jump to the 20 X 20 however. This means that your first step in expanding your farm will be establishing a Homestead.FVSecrets. which will give you a significant amount of added space to work with. the 20 X 20 Plantation is the largest plot of land available. You have to buy the plots in order.com Page 30 . The reasons for wanting to expand your farm are pretty straightforward. but at some point in the future you will be able to expand to a 22 X 22 Big Ole Plantation. you'll need more space to work with.Farmville Secrets Expanding Your Territory Once you've made the most of the plot of land you started with. and even a 24 X 24 Mighty Plantation. At this point.

Farmville Secrets Deciding to Expand and Weighing the Cost Expanding before you're ready can make it hard to maintain a positive cash flow. they never have to come back to their farm again. 2009 www. This isn't a particularly large number when you think about it. you'll have to pay in FarmVille cash. You want to make sure you'll have at least 10. Once you decide you're ready to expand though.FVSecrets. the 14 X 14 Homestead can be bought for 10. If you don't have that many neighbors. There are actually two ways you can do this.com Page 31 . you can pay in coins.000 coins as long as you have at least 8 neighbors to help you with construction.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. After that. you'll be wise to try and recruit those few extra neighbors so you can pay in coins. you either have to have a lot of FarmVille dollars on hand or you'll have to seek out some new neighbors. All they have to do is open the application and set up their character. 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. they may be more inclined to help you out. you'll need to be able to pay for the extra land. If you don't have as many neighbors as is required for the plot of land you want to buy. Since the coins are so much easier to come by than the cash. You'll need $20 more each time you want to expand though. If you have enough neighbors. Even the largest plot of land currently available only requires that you have 16 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. but neither of them is particularly cheap. Once your friends know this. For example. you can also buy the Homestead for $20 in FarmVille cash. You may think that $20 FarmVille cash isn't that much in the grand scheme of things. So if you want to expand fast.

You can check out the new structures and decorations you’ll want to build on your farm. and then work your land until you have enough money to pay for them. And remember to always be good to your neighbors. or if you just feel like doing some occasional hoeing and seeding. It’s still a great way to spend some time and catch up with fellow farmers. You can succeed in FarmVille without neighbors. once you start farming. Chances are though. 2009 www. The benefits they give you are immeasurable. you’ll have a hard time resisting the urge to check on your farm as often as possible. 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. you’ll be hooked on FarmVille for a long time. You need to be sure to always weight your options and spend your money wisely. Just remember to plan ahead and you’ll do just fine. The endless possibilities for rearranging and building on your farm make FarmVille a very engaging game to play.com Page 32 . Success in FarmVille is really mostly the result of common sense. but it’s infinitely harder to accomplish the things you want to quickly.FVSecrets. I have no doubt that once you get your hands into that soil once or twice.Farmville Secrets 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. That way you’ll be able to afford the things you really want later on. 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.

7 4.1 2.5 4.1 10.com .9 130 coins 4 days 85 coins 1 day 100 coins 8 hours 135 coins 3 days 2009 www.3 1.Farmville Secrets 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 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 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 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 Page 33 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 Profit / Hour 6.0 0.8 5.3 13.6 0.3 2.7 3.3 7.8 0.0 1.7 9.FVSecrets.3 1.1 2.8 3.

4 8.7 8.5 8.3 8.6 105 coins 10 hours 180 coins 3 days 165 coins 8 hours 190 coins 1 day 205 coins 4 days 170 coins 12 hours 200 coins 2 days 220 coins 16 hours 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.7 3. peas will be the best crop to plant.com Page 34 .2 5.Farmville Secrets Carrots Coffee Corn Sunflowers Cabbage Blackberries Green Tea Red Wheat Sugar Cane Peas Yellow Melon Onions Broccoli Asparagus 110 coins 12 hours 120 coins 16 hours 150 coins 3 days 135 coins 1 day 140 coins 2 days 75 coins 4 hours 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 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 7. Almost every new level you reach will unlock one more type of seed for you to try.2 10.FVSecrets.7 9.2 7. but it’ll take you a while to reach a high enough level to be able to plant them.6 3. This doesn’t mean the new seed is necessarily better than what you were already planting though.5 7. so you’ll have to reevaluate your options each time you decide to re-plant.0 3. Ultimately. 2009 www.5 5.

because they end up giving you the same exp as 4 hr crops when the experience gained from ploughing is also taken into consideration. Sunflowers 3. Soy Beans 20. Potatoes 15. Blueberries 4.25 coins/week 168 coins/week 151. Corn 13. Yellow Bell Peppers 18. Red Bell Peppers 11. Coffee 5. Cotton 19. Carrot 6. Pineapple 14. this is very important since crops with shorter harvesting times must be ploughed more times giving many players an “invisible” cost. Strawberries 16. Wheat 2009 www. so do not be mislead with crops such as raspberry which give no exp. Raspberry 7.Farmville Secrets Best Seeds in Earnings Per Week Assuming Crops are Harvested At Maximum Efficiency These earnings take into account the cost of ploughing (15coins).FVSecrets. Squash 21. Also remember that every time you plough you also gain more experience. Rice 12. 1. Broccoli 8. Red Wheat 9. Yellow Melon 10.7 coins/week 462 coins/week 455 coins/week 420 coins/week 355. Tomato 2.com 1218 coins/week 1155 coins/week 1092 coins/week 1080 coins/week 1050 coins/week 924 coins/week 903 coins/week 592 coins/week 539 coins/week 539 coins/week 504 coins/week 501. Artichokes 22. Watermelon 17.25 coins/week 324 coins/week 273 coins/week 231 coins/week 231 coins/week 208.67 coins/week Page 35 . Eggplant 23.

FVSecrets.Farmville Secrets Of course. You’ll have to take into account how much you spend on the seeds for each of them. 2009 www. 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.com Page 36 . this is not the only attribute each of these crops possesses.

Of course.FVSecrets.com Page 37 . but because they give your farm a lot of color and character. you can also choose to spread them around and mix them up to get the most out of their distinctive colors and appearances. 2009 www. If you’re going to be focusing on acquiring trees and harvesting them regularly.Farmville Secrets Trees Tree Acai Cherry Apple Orange Plum Peach Lemon Lime Fig Avocado Apricot Grapefruit Banana Passion Fruit Pomegranate Date Olive Cost 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 $27 FarmVille 0 Experience 225 coins 325 coins 425 coins 350 coins 500 coins 475 coins 750 coins Gift Gift Gift Gift Gift Gift Gift Gift Gift 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 Trees are great to have around. you may want to keep each type in its own section. not only because they create another cash flow. This way it will be easier to keep track of which ones will be ready to harvest and when.

they may wind up wandering away themselves. rabbits. but they can only be received as gifts. It’s a good idea to stay all of your animals unless they’re penned in though. You can also adopt stray animals that wander onto your friends’ farms. Otherwise.FVSecrets. This even includes the occasional black sheep. Pigs. and goats can round out your livestock families nicely if you can persuade your friends to give them to you.com Page 38 . 2009 www.Farmville Secrets Animals Animal Cow Cost 300 coins Experience Time Sell for Cost 6 coins 8 coins 28 coins Resale 15 coins 20 coins 35 coins 5 Experience 1 day 5 Experience 1 day 7 Experience 3 days Chicken 400 coins Sheep 700 coins There are several other animals you can acquire for your farm. ducks. horses.

000 coins 1.com Page 39 .FVSecrets.000 coins 100 coins 125 coins 150 coins 150 coins 150 coins 200 coins 400 coins 500 coins 1.000 coins 500 coins 600 coins 2. You just have to choose the items that you like the best and that you feel give your farm the look you were after.000 coins This is actually a rather small selection of the available decorations you can use to beautify your farm.000 coins 3. 2009 www. They all follow the same pattern of cost to experience and resale value though.000 coins 600 coins 4.Farmville Secrets Decorations Decoration Cost 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 Whitewash Fence 300 coins 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 5. which means that no one item is a particularly better investment than the others.

FVSecrets. There are also quite a few decorations that can only be purchased with FarmVille dollars. but many will be open to you from the beginning.com Page 40 . you’ll be able to save up for the things you really want and avoid splurging on something else you don’t really need. 2009 www. 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.Farmville Secrets Some decorations will be locked until you reach the higher levels of the game. That way.

Since you can only help each neighbor once a day. To get the Yellow ribbon. you can invest some time in planting and harvesting Raspberries over and over again.Farmville Secrets Ribbons Local Celebrity – To earn this ribbon. You’ll need to get up to 50 to earn the Blue. Again.5 million coin mark. it will take you a while to get this ribbon if you don’t have a lot of neighbors. all you need to do is earn money. 2009 www. You just have to remember to keep harvesting them as soon as they’re ready and you’ll be all set. (This is over the entire time you’ve been playing the game. You’ll start out with the Yellow ribbon once you’ve made 50. Of course. this is something you’ll be doing naturally as you play the game.000 coins.000 coins.com Page 41 . You don’t have to have it in the bank all at once. you need to have 4 neighbors. You have to do 50 chores for the Yellow ribbon. It doesn’t matter what kinds of trees they are – they can even be all the same. this shouldn’t be too difficult. you’ll make it to your Blue ribbon in no time. you have to reach 1 million coins. To get the Blue ribbon. But if you want to acquire these ribbons faster. The more trees you harvest. so you don’t have to focus too much on it. Cream of the Crop – This ribbon is a reward for harvesting massive amounts of crops.) A Pretty Penny – You get these ribbons by spending that hard earned currency. Better get to work! High Roller – To get this ribbon. you have to acquire as many neighbors as you can. Good Samaritan – You can get this ribbon by doing as many chores as possible for your neighbors on their farms. for example. Knock on Wood – You earn these ribbons by harvesting fruit from your trees. the more ribbons you’ll get. Since that’s what you’re trying to do anyway. you’ll earn all of these ribbons eventually through normal game play as well. and your Blue ribbon will come at the 1. You’ll get your Yellow ribbon when you’ve spent 50. Since these crops grow so fast. and you won’t get the Blue until you’ve helped your neighbors 1500 times.FVSecrets.

you’ll be limited to a certain degree by lack of empty space. but after that.FVSecrets. The more variety you have on your farm. Of course. 2009 www. Just like with the trees. the easier it will be to get these ribbons. 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. 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. and you’ll earn ribbons as you go which isn’t so bad either. you earn these ribbons for putting up buildings on your farm. The more buildings you can set up. The more animals you have on your farm. you’ll need some friends to send you the animals that can only be gifted. Architect – As the name suggests. don’t forget to collect from your animals as soon as they’re ready. the quicker you’ll be able to collect these ribbons.com Page 42 .Farmville Secrets Zoologist – These ribbons are rewarded as a result of collecting goods from animals. Green Thumb – This ribbon is awarded as a result of your growing a certain number of different crops. Animal Shelter – These ribbons are a reward for your kindness to lost animals. Noah’s Ark – You earn these ribbons by collecting products from as many different types of animals as you can. Otherwise you’ll never be able to diversify enough to get to the Red or Blue ribbons in this category. 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. Tree Hugger – You get this ribbon by harvesting multiple different kinds of trees. you’ll have a chance to help them out by adopting the animals. Of course. and you’ll have no problems bringing home these ribbons. You’ll be able to get the Yellow ribbon on your own. When your friends find stray animals on their farm. the more Architect ribbons you’ll be taking home. Pack Rat – All you have to do to earn these ribbons is decorate your farm.

These ribbons are a reward for having a certain number of unique items in your Gift Box.FVSecrets. 2009 www. The more different types of gifts you receive.Farmville Secrets Not Spoiled. Really it’s your friends who do all the work. the more ribbons you’ll earn.com Page 43 . Gifted! – It might not be fair to say you earn these ribbons.

You can send Avocado trees as gifts. Level 4 : Able Farmer 90 – 200 Experience points You can buy Chickens and send them as gifts. You can buy Rest Tents and Crates. Level 2 : Kinder Farmer 30 – 60 Experience points There is nothing additional available on this level. Level 6 : Nimble Farmer 350 – 550 Experience points You can buy seeds for Artichokes. and a Hay Bale. Cherry trees. You can buy Cows.com Page 44 . 2009 www. and Soybeans. You can buy Mailboxes. a Barn.Farmville Secrets Levels and Titles Level 1 : 0 . Level 3 : Amateur Farmer 60 – 90 Experience points You can buy Barrels and give Fig trees as gifts. Level 5 : Handy Farmer 200 – 350 Experience points You can buy seeds for Pumpkins. You can buy Apple trees. and Orange trees.FVSecrets. You can buy White Stools and Brown Stools. Wheat.30 Experience points Field Hand You can buy seeds for Strawberries. Eggplants.

FVSecrets. Level 11 : Farming Magician 2300 – 2800 Experience points You can buy seeds for Bell Peppers. and a Fruit Stand. Level 9 : Sophisticated Farmer 1300 – 1800 Experience points You can buy the seeds for Cotton. Level 10 : Splendid Farmer 1800 – 2300 Experience points You can buy Lime trees. You can send Pigs as gifts. You can buy a Picnic Set.Farmville Secrets Level 7 : Savvy Farmer 550 – 800 Experience points You can buy seeds for Rice. Level 12 : Farming Wizard 2800 – 3300 Experience points 2009 www. You can send Sheep as a gift. You can buy a Wagon and a Bike. a Butter Churn. Level 8 : Fancy Farmer 800 – 1300 Experience points You can buy seeds for Raspberries. You can send Apricot trees as gifts.com Page 45 . You can buy a Stone Mailbox. You can send Grapefruit trees as gifts. You can buy Sheep. and a Well. a Wood Fence.

You can send Banana trees as gifts. You can buy a Pink Fence and a Wood Bench. or Green Fence.com Page 46 . You can buy a Harvester. or a Pink Tractor. a Tractor. You can buy a Seeder. You can send Rabbits as gifts. 2009 www. Level 16 : Hot Shot Farmer 5500 – 6500 Experience points You can buy a Lil Red Wagon. You can send Passion Fruit trees as gifts. You can send Ducks as gifts.Farmville Secrets You can buy seeds for Peppers. You can buy a Wheelbarrow. Level 15 : Professor of Agriculture 4500 – 5500 Experience points You can buy seeds for Pineapples.FVSecrets. Level 13 : Jolly Rancher 3300 – 3900 Experience points You can buy a Grain Silo. You can buy Covered Wagons and a Workshop. Blue. Level 17 : Super Shoveler 6500 – 7500 Experience points You can buy seeds for Blueberries. Level 14 : Produce Professional 3900 – 4500 Experience points You can buy seeds for Aloe Vera. You can buy a Black.

You can send Goats as gifts.FVSecrets. a Black Cottage. Level 19 : Professional Plower 8500 – 9500 Experience points You can buy seeds for Grapes. Level 23 : Magnificent Farmer 2009 www. or a Pink Cottage.com Page 47 . Level 22 : Barnyard Behemoth 13500 – 15500 Experience points You can buy seeds for Carrots. You can buy a Hedge and a Bird House.Farmville Secrets You can buy a BBQ. You can buy a Cottage. You can buy a Lawnmower and a Sandbox. Level 18 : Super Grower 7500 – 8500 Experience points You can buy seeds for Watermelons. You can buy Barrel Wagons and a Hedge Arch. You can buy Hay Wagons. a Wagon Wheel. You can buy Windmills. Level 21 : Rockstar Farmer 11500 – 13500 Experience points You can buy seeds for Potatoes. You can send Horses as gifts. and an Axe and Block. Level 20 : Green Giant 9500 – 11500 Experience points You can buy seeds for Tomatoes.

Level 29 : Sensation of the Plantation 40000 – 46000 Experience points You can buy seeds for Blackberries. Level 27 : Thrill of the Till 30000 – 35000 Experience points You can buy seeds for Cabbage. Level 28 : Master of Pasture 35000 . Level 26 : Sultan of Soil 25000 – 30000 Experience points You can buy a Farm House. You can buy a Hedge Gate and a Light Post. Level 24 : Cream of the Crop 17500 – 20500 Experience points You can buy seeds for Corn.FVSecrets.40000 Experience points You can buy seeds for Green Tea. You can buy an Iron Bench. You can buy a Water Pump. Level 25 : Sensational Sower 20500 – 25000 Experience points You can buy seeds for Sunflowers.Farmville Secrets 15500 – 17500 Experience points You can buy seeds for Coffee.com Page 48 . 2009 www. You can buy a Log Cabin and a Telephone Pole.

take sunflowers for instance. earn more experience.Farmville Secrets Level 30 : Lord of the Plow 46000 + Experience points You can buy seeds for Red Wheat. and save you huge chunks of time. 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. 4. You can buy a Greenhouse. Cosmetic Purposes – If you’re playing Farmville to impress your friends and make your farm grand and beautiful. which need to be harvested and replanted every 2 hours. This means you can plant more crops. This is very important since it will make your schedule much more flexible. 2. Leveling Light Speed Here is a trick only a few people know about Farmville but can help your farm grow immensely. the more access you get to higher end crops. you are also doing only 1/12 of the work compared with raspberries. 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. you want to make sure you have access to all the things Farmville has to offer. many of the crops with the highest earnings are only obtainable at the highest levels.FVSecrets. and save you time! What a game breaker! 2009 www. you will notice if you scroll up to earnings per week of each crop (page 35). You wouldn’t want to be stuck with tons of coins but unable to buy that villa just because you’re level is low. earn more coins.com Page 49 . 3. Not only do the sunflowers give you more coins per hour. Before I reveal the secret you must understand a few things about why leveling fast is good: 1. It is also important to notice. that many of the highest earning crops also have very generous harvesting times. The faster you level. which only need to be harvested and ploughed once per day and compare them with raspberries.

FVSecrets. and you’re not saving for something. at 100 coins per piece they will give you 5 experience points and can be sold for 5 coins. 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.com Page 50 . Whenever I check through my friends Farmville’s and see this happening I will always take the time to give them some friendly advice. This is only done when a player is saving for something expensive such as the million dollar villa. first find out the size of your farm (eg 14x14). it’s being wasted! If this is you. if you have loads of money in the bank. next choose what crop you will be planting next (eg Tomatoes). If you are VERY SURE (EXTRA STRESS ON THIS POINT) that you will be able to harvest your crops in time. the following trick will really bring your farm to new heights: 1. and are slowly stockpiling thousands and thousands of coins. This amount should be kept with you at all times in case your current crops wilt and you receive no income from harvesting them. To Calculate the amount of coins you will need. Calculate the amount of coins needed to plant and plough your desired crops. 2. therefore giving you 5 experience for 95 coins.Farmville Secrets 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. Basically. 2009 www. Spend all your remaining coins on buying Hay Bale (located under the decorations tab in the market). To be put simply. if there is a huge stockpile of gold that isn’t being spent there should only be one reason.

by all means save up to expand your land! Remember. Listed below are some recommended crops which you should always try to plant depending on your time schedule. 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: 2009 www. This means you will gain an instant 5000+ experience! For some people this may even be sufficient to gain a level.FVSecrets. more land = more crops = more coins = more experience! Star Crops As you progress through the game.com Page 51 . If you notice you are making sizeable amounts of money that will contribute to expanding your farm in the near future. This occurs when you have the opportunity to increase the size of your farm plot.000 coins sitting there doing nothing. the crops you will plant and harvest will change. You should do this whenever you have spare cash to level in the fastest possible way with one exception.Farmville Secrets Just imagine you have 100.

and cross reference it with the one on page 35.FVSecrets. Use this list on special occasions when you know you only have a very small window of time where you can plough and harvest. Be very cautious with this list.com Page 52 . rather than a shorter one. it doesn’t take into account the efficiency of crops of other times.Farmville Secrets 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 Best Crops by Harvesting Time Below is a list of the best crops to be planted for different time frames. Since the list provides the best crop to plant for different harvesting times. Therefore. 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 2009 www. you could be better off planting a crop with a longer harvesting 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. Little Time: Plant Rice.com Page 53 . Little Time: Still plant pumpkins full time. choose to plant either pumpkins or rice depending on your schedule. plant strawberries until it’s time to sleep. Medium Levels (At level 17): Lots of Time: Use your whole day to plant blueberries.Farmville Secrets Best 3 day crop (72 hour) crop: Red Wheat Best 4 day crop (96 hour) crop: Yellow Melon Sample Crop Rotations Depending on Schedule and Level (Assuming 8 Hours of Sleep) Starting Levels: Lots of Time: After waking up. Little Time: Tomatoes might be an option for you. Before you turn in for the night plant pumpkins. try to manage your time so that you can plant it twice per day. if not plant coffee/carrots/sunflowers. Low Levels: Lots of time: Plant Raspberries like crazy once you wake up. the last time you harvest before you sleep plant pumpkins. Little Time: Plant pumpkins full time. 2009 www. harvest them every 2 hours until you sleep. before you sleep.FVSecrets.

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