No seeds in the shop? Fine! Make your own!
With nothing to really do in the beginning of my first winter, with my last tool going gold, I finished my winter forage bundle, and realized something… They just gave me viable seeds… in Winter! And so I set out, to make my Winter viable for crops. I wouldn’t see a single cent until Winter was over, due to the timing, but it was oh so worth it.
So those 30 seeds they give you? You can also make more, in batches of 10 seeds, for 1 of each of the foraged crops it would grow. Before I started farming, I got 3 batches, so I had 60 seeds to work with. These seeds grow in 7 days (not counting the day you plant them), and visually only have 2 stages, seed, and sprout. I couldn’t miss a single watering, or my final batch would fail, as I planted my first batch on the 7th, so my 3rd batch would be harvested on the 28th.
From those 60, with the foraging perk bonus, I yielded 66, and from those, plus some extras I foraged over time, I netted 220 more seeds. These were a bit of a handful, but I managed well enough to have time leftover to tend to building friendships. I got a nice 244 from those, which then led me to 600 seeds.
Never deal with 600 crops manually… never… It’s hell. Watering alone takes till the afternoon. Those 600, which all matured on the 28th, yielded 720. I crafted an additional 480 seeds for the next winter, focusing on normal quality ones first, to not eat into the profit too much, and I dumped all the rest into the bin.
It netted me 73,500. I made more on crops in Winter than I did any other season (though to be fair, I never went as crazy as I did here with the mere size).
Don’t let Winter slow you down! Grab that hoe and can, and get to work!
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