FarmVille - Getting Started
By the time you read this, you'll probably be well further on your way than
level one and possibly looking for some answers.
I hope these pages may provide the answers you're looking for.
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||When you come to FarmVille
for the first time you find yourself standing in the middle of your farm.
There are six plots, two of which are ready to harvest.
You harvest crops by clicking on them.
When you harvest crops you receive FarmVille coins.
After you harvest the crops you need to plow the plots
again and plant new seeds.
You select the plow tool and click the plot square to plow it.
You can also plow the green to make more farming plots.
Plowing costs you 15 coins. Seeds can cost you much more.
Don't get carried away and plow so much that you don't have any coins to buy
seeds for them!
||It is important that you understand how
crops work in FarmVille before planting.
Some crops take longer to become ready to harvest than others.
Some are ready in hours while others can take up to 4 days to ripen.
That is four real days.
You'll find the seeds in the market window. Many will be locked until you
Plant some cheap, shorter-term crops for the first few times.
That way you can quickly generate some more coins to buy more seed.
Raspberries and strawberries are probably your best choices the first few
||You need to generate coins to pay for more
plowing and seeds.
It will take a few harvest cycles to develop a larger, more productive farm.
Just keep plowing squares and planting seeds as often as possible.
Lay out your plots neatly and close together.
If that didn't work out too well the first time, use the "move tool" to
DO NOT PUT UP BUILDINGS until later.
In the beginning, most of you farm should be for crops.
This early, you grow your crops, so your crops can make you grow!
Buildings can wait.
||As you level up in FarmVille, you 'unlock'
additional seeds, trees, animals and also buildings.
Some of these new crops will give you more coins when you harvest them.
||As you progress you can add animals, buildings, trees,
fences, and decorations.
Here is an example of a well laid out farm that maximizes the use of the
You will notice that trees and animals are on the far side so they are not
in the way of harvesting crops.
||Here is another nicely laid out farm.
This farm has more decorations such as hedges, fences, arches, a barn.
|Production and fast progression?
|Ultimately, you decide what is important to you!
Recommendation: Specialize your farms.
|Use your home farm for crop production. You have more plots there.|
|The only buildings you should put up on home farm are the greenhouse
and the beehive. Chicken coop optional.|
|You will probably want to get the harvester, plow and seeder to save
on clicking. They are fairly cheap. |
If you wait until you get to level 21, you can get a school-bus plow and
truck seeder as the gold rewards for 2 co-op jobs.
|The combine is even more effective, but is quite expensive compared
to the 3 separate vehicles.|
It also is locked until level 31 to purchase and level 41 to upgrade.
|Do not put up animal or trees in home farm. |
Keep them in your gift box until you have access to a second farm.
|Use Lighthouse Cove farm for your animals and trees.
|Your farming plots are very limited there, so crop farming will be
|Put up your animal buildings ONE AT A TIME, otherwise you'll be
waiting for a long time for them to complete.
|Special deliveries tend to give what you need,
prioritizing water cans for seedling and animal feed for babies.|
|With only one building under construction you will
get what you need for that one building until you're done.|
|With many buildings under construction you'll get a
little bit of everything, but not what you need to complete a building
until they are all almost done. |
|Don't buy trees in your market. Look for trees and mystery seedlings
in the feeds. |
|Once you start picking up trees and seedlings, build orchards,
otherwise it will get cluttered really quickly.|
|My home farm at level 41: All crop
||Lighthouse Cove farm at level 41: all
animals + trees go here.