Farmville: The Unofficial Strategy Guide

Farmville – the highly popular face book application is used widely by many users every month. Here I will divulge information to help you not only level quickly, but gain a lot of money also. This guide also includes seed guides.

Check my guide for the new Game “Millionaire City” (LINK)

This Guide is to be used as a resource to assist the players when planning what seeds to plant. It will help estimate accurately how much Exp and Money they will Make! I hope you find this guide helpful. Please make constructive criticisms in the comments! Enjoy!

Contents

  1. Getting Started
  2. Seed Guide
  3. Best Crops in Money/Hour
  4. Best Crops in Exp/Hour
  5. Fastest Levels
  6. Fastest & Most Money
  7. Best of both Money & Exp
  8. Trees
  9. Animals
  10. Assisting
  11. Vehicles
  12. Achievements
  13. Collections
  14. Gifting
  15. Tips
  16. FAQ’s
  17. Other Info

Getting Started

When you first begin, all the new controls may seem a little hard to grasp. You will grow accustomed to them quick. Here is a fast overview:

-Click & Drag will move the camera
-Clicking will:
– Plow a patch of fallow land
– Bring up the market when plowed land is clicked
– Bring up more options on Trees, Animals, Buildings. Etc.
-The Plow tool at the bottom will allow you to plow grass areas, which you will need to do to expand and plant more over time!

When beginning, you will receive a short intro – Anyway! However, i hope that this cleared some controls up.

Seed Guide

Seed Name – Price to sow – Time – Exp Given – selling price – Profit per Patch* – Coins Per Hour**

  • Strawberry – 10 Coins – 4 Hours – 1Exp – 35 – 10 Coins – 2.5 Coins/Hour
  • Eggplant – 25 Coins – 2 Days – 2Exp – 88 – 48 Coins – 1.04 Coins/Hour
  • Wheat – 35 Coins – 3 Days – 2Exp – 115 – 65 Coins – 0.94 Coins/Hour
  • Soybeans – 15 Coins – 1 Day – 2Exp – 63 – 33 Coins – 1.434 Coins/Hour
  • Squash – 40 Coins – 2 Days – 2Exp – 121 – 66 Coins – 1.434 Coins/Hour
  • Pumpkins – 30 Coins – 8 hours – 1Exp – 68 – 23 Coins – 2.875 Coins/Hour
  • Artichokes - 70 Coins – 4 Days – 2Exp – 204 – 119 Coins – 1.29 Coins/Hour
  • Rice – 45 Coins – 12 Hours – 1Exp – 96 – 36 Coins – 3 Coins/Hour
  • Raspberries – 20 Coins – 2 Hours – 0Exp – 46 – 11 Coins – 5.5 Coins/Hour
  • Daffodils60 Coins – 2 Days – 2Exp – 135 Coins – 60 Coins – 1.30 Coins/Hour
  • Cotton – 75 Coins – 3 Days – 2Exp – 207 – 117 Coins – 1.695 Coins/Hour
  • Cranberries – 55 Coins – 10 Hours – 1Exp – 98 – 28 Coins – 2.8 Coins/Hour
  • Yellow Bell – 75 Coins – 2 Days – 2Exp – 198 – 108 Coins – 2.34 Coins/Hour
  • Peppers - 70 Coins – 1 Day – 2Exp – 162 – 77 Coins – 3.34 Coins/Hour
  • Morning Glory – 60 Coins – 12 Hours – 1Exp – 123 – 48 Coins – 4 Coins/Hour
  • Aloe Vera – 50 Coins – 6 Hours – 1Exp – 85 – 20 Coins – 3.3 Coins/Hour
  • Pineapples – 95 Coins- 2 Days – 2Exp – 242 – 132 Coins – 2.86 Coins/Hour
  • Red Tulips - 75 Coins – 1 Day – 2Exp - 159 – 69 Coins - 3 Coins/Hour
  • PattyPan Squash – 65 Coins – 16 Hours – 1Exp – 160 – 80 Coins – 5 Coins/Hour
  • Blueberries – 50 Coins – 4 Hours – 1Exp – 91 – 26 Coins – 6.5 Coins/Hour
  • Watermelons – 130 Coins – 4 days – 2Exp - 348 – 203 Coins – 2.2 Coins/Hour
  • Grapes – 85 Coins – 1 Day – 2Exp – 270 – 170 Coins – 7.39 Coins/Hour
  • Tomato – 100 Coins – 8 Hours – 1Exp – 173 – 58 Coins – 7.25 Coins/Hour
  • Pink Roses – 120 – 2 Days – 2Exp - 254 – 119 Coins - 2.58 Coins/Hour
  • Potatoes – 135 Coins – 3 Days – 2Exp – 345 – 195 Coins – 2.82 Coins/Hour
  • Carrots – 110 Coins – 12 Hours – 1Exp – 200 – 75 Coins – 6.25 Coins/Hour
  • Coffee – 120 Coins – 16 Hours – 1Exp - 243 – 108 Coins – 6.75 Coins/Hour
  • Corn – 150 Coins – 3 Days – 2Exp – 380 – 215 Coins – 3.12 Coins/Hour
  • Sunflowers - 135 Coins – 1 Day – 2Exp – 315 – 165 Coins – 7.17 Coins/Hour
  • Ghost Chili - 80 Coins – 6 Hours – 1Exp - 136 – 41 Coins – 6.8 Coins/Hour
  • Cabbage – 140 Coins – 2 Days – 2Exp – 388 – 233 Coins – 5.06 Coins/Hour
  • Blackberries – 75 Coins – 4 Hours – 1Exp – 117 – 27 Coins – 6.75 Coins/Hour
  • Lavender - 160 Coins – 2 Days – 2Exp - 384 – 209 Coins – 4.5 Coins/Hour
  • Green Tea – 105 Coins – 10 Hours – 1Exp – 191 – 71 Coins – 7.1 Coins/hour
  • Red Wheat – 180 Coins – 3 Days – 2Exp – 449 – 254 Coins – 3.68 Coins/Hour
  • Sugar Cane – 165 – 8 Hours – 1Exp – 239 – 59 Coins – 7.375 Coins/Hour
  • Peas – 190 – 1 Days – 3Exp – 381 – 176 Coins – 7.652 Coins/Hour
  • Yellow Melon – 205 – 4 Days – 2Exp - 528 – 308 Coins – 3.347 Coins/Hour
  • Onions- 170 – 12 Hours – 1Exp – 275 – 90 Coins – 7.5 Coins/Hour
  • Broccoli – 200 Coins – 2 Days – 2Exp – 473 – 258 Coins – 5.608 Coins/Hour
  • Lillies – 195 Coins – 1 Day – 2Exp – 369 – 159 Coins – 6.913 Coins/Hour
  • Acorn Squash – 175 Coins – 10 Hours – 1Exp – 258 – 68 Coins – 6.8 Coins/Hour
  • Asparagus – 220 – 16 Hours – 2Exp – 357 – 122 Coins – 7.625 Coins/Hour

*Including Plowing Costs, I.E. Takes the cost of plowing off the profits.
**Done in a 23 Hour Day (Since that’s how long 1 day is on FarmVille)

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  1. Sysselmannen
    Posted July 30, 2009 at 8:27 am

    You say “To get the most money from your farm you want to plant the most expensive seed you can (Normally the longest to grow) and let them grow.”

    I disagree with you on this. If you plant waltermelons (cost 150 + 15 to plant) you get a surplus of 183 per area (or 1,9 per hour). If you plant Peppers instead you get a surplus of 77 every day (3,2 per hour), which is much better.

    I believe that the seeds that takes long time are not as good as Peppers, Rice and Pumkin, but if you plan to stay away from the game for some days, they are usable.

  2. Posted July 31, 2009 at 7:29 pm

    Nice post and i agree with what Sysselmannen said.

  3. Posted August 1, 2009 at 1:46 pm

    Ok, Updated version.

    New seeds, included your comments! :)

  4. Posted August 2, 2009 at 8:46 am

    Hey, I thought you might find this of interest.
    On the left, it tells you the profit per hour along with other information for the different seeds.
    And on the right, you can choose how long it will be till your next harvest, then put in how many fields of each plant you have on your farm and it will tell you how much profit you will make at the harvest. :)

    Anyway, here’s the link
    http://farmville.freehostia.com

    It may be a little basic but it can be quite handy once you know how to use it

  5. Ken
    Posted August 2, 2009 at 7:48 pm

    do extra things like churns and troughs increase animal production or are things like that just for show. another example would be a barn, if you buy a barn do the animals produce faster or will i get more exp etc…?

  6. Posted August 2, 2009 at 8:22 pm

    No, at least….Not yet, Ken

  7. Posted August 9, 2009 at 9:42 am

    newest updates now included

  8. Sean
    Posted August 10, 2009 at 9:41 am

    If you can stay active on your farm then Raspberries are easily the best crop in Farmville if you take into account the cost and reward of plowing.

    Raspberries will yield a net of 20.5 coins hourly and 0.5 XP per hour.

    Next best is Blueberries at 14 coin/hour and 0.5 XP/hour

    after them it varies by whether you want coin or XP.

    3rd best coin would be Sunflowers at 13.75/hour
    3rd best XP would be Pumpkin at 0.25 XP/hour

    Note, these hourly results only apply if you are able to harvest and replant in a timely manner. If your crops will ripen and then just sit there for a while then you should pick something a little slower.

  9. Posted August 10, 2009 at 12:58 pm

    Hey when growing stawberries for example does it really take 4 hours in real life or 4 hours in game time ??
    x

  10. Posted August 10, 2009 at 2:58 pm

    4 Hours in real Life time.

  11. dan
    Posted August 10, 2009 at 10:52 pm

    While you accounted for plowing costs in the coin section you did not discuss planting XP in comparing the value of various crops toward earning XP.

    While raspberries don\’t give any XP to plant, you get 1XP for plowing. In 4 hours you plow twice and earn 2XP, which matches the 1 XP planting 1XP plowing of the other berry types.

    All 3 berry types give 12 XP per day per patch if you can keep up with them: blueberries, raspberries, strawberries in order of preference based on coins. Following this, pumpkins are 6, rice is 4, sunflowers, peppers, and soybeans are 3, and the multi-day stuff is lower.

    Blueberries are also the 2nd highest cash crop, beaten only by sunflowers (with 25% of the XP). There is no reason to plant anything but blueberries (to max XP) or sunflowers (to max cash) unless you want to make your farm look pretty, or need to take some time off.

    If you don\’t have blueberries and sunflowers, then raspberries are the best all around — using peppers if you can\’t be on every 2 hours.

  12. Frank
    Posted August 11, 2009 at 11:53 am

    I agree mostly with Dan. However, the given numbers are only valid if you can plow, seed and harvest in 0 minutes and you are always exactly on time to do it.

    Allowing for some sleep and not always being precisely on time to harvest/plow/seed, the best strategy for both money and exp is to use the following strategies:

    A. For low levels, plant strawberries three times (early morning, midday, late afternoon) and plant pumpkins before you go to bed. This will net 53 coins/day and 8 exp/day.

    B. Once you get raspberries, plant them 6 times per day and pumpkins overnight. This will net 89 coins/day and 8 exp/day.

    C. Once you get blueberries, change to blueberries three times a day. This will net 101 coins and 8 exp per day.

    D. Once you get sunflowers, you can change to them for 165 coins/day and 3 exp per day, but that depends on whether you need cash or exp.

    If you’re lazy like I am, skip step B.

    Happy farming!

  13. Posted August 13, 2009 at 6:17 am

    Thank you for your helpful suggestions!

    I will incorperate them into the guide here and there!

  14. Jake
    Posted August 14, 2009 at 12:29 am

    There are new crops available, yellow bell, tomatoes, coffee and brocolli. Would you mind if you add those as well? Thanks.

  15. Posted August 14, 2009 at 4:23 am

    Im about to go and check them out – If i am level enough.

    Expect to see them added within a day!

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  17. Skiller
    Posted August 14, 2009 at 12:08 pm

    Sellinh rs accy, i know u r a scam.

  18. Christine Salo
    Posted August 14, 2009 at 4:46 pm

    I found your guide extremely helpful. Thanks!!

    I did my own spreadsheet and use not total profit per patch but total profit per hour of ripening. Wheat is .90 coins per hour, soybeans = 1.38, potatoes = 2.71, peppers 3.21, tomatoes = 7.25, etc. I find profit per hour a much better measure of income comparison. The date tree at 0.96 is the best tree and goats are tops at 1.13 per hour.

    Thanks again!! ;-)

  19. Posted August 14, 2009 at 7:27 pm

    I was thinking of putting profit per hour in, but there’s no point as it only shows good crops!

  20. Makeswell
    Posted August 14, 2009 at 8:23 pm

    Your first commenter is correct, the harvest time becomes a major factor in Farmville, as your profit grows exponentially. I will be or have, depending on when you read this, posted the correct formulas to determine your profit over time as well as a spreadsheet on chskate.com under the blogs section for caveman\’s corner.

  21. Will
    Posted August 14, 2009 at 10:00 pm

    Could you iinclude a graph/grid including alll achievements and there rewwards in xp cash and the gift please?

  22. Jake
    Posted August 15, 2009 at 2:01 am

    Thanks for adding the new crops. ;)

  23. Posted August 15, 2009 at 6:27 am

    Will: I’m not sure it’s that easy – as im sure its a random gift each time and i have done most of the awards myself.

  24. random
    Posted August 15, 2009 at 8:27 am

    It’s not a random gift each time, since me and my friend got the same rewards on the same day, and we both got the same items, just wanted to let you know ^^

  25. Posted August 15, 2009 at 4:02 pm

    Hmmmm :/

    Still hard for me to do it now since me and most of my friend have almost every award for each (Yes, we had a contest – and i won!)

    Lol.

  26. OG
    Posted August 15, 2009 at 5:05 pm

    Officially five best cash Crops (in coins per hour)
    1.Tomatoes-7.25
    2.Sunflowers-6.875
    3.Coffee-6.75
    4.Blueberries-6.5
    5.Raspberries-5.5

    Worked it out on excel

  27. John
    Posted August 15, 2009 at 7:19 pm

    Actually, the plants that take the shortest time to grow gives better money, however, you have to check on your farm more often. The best money giving plant in the game right now are tomatoes.

  28. Melvin
    Posted August 16, 2009 at 6:30 am

    This game is all about the responsibility, space and time. If you have all the time playing it, then plant strawberry. Else, plant those seeds that will grow on the time that you are able to harvest them. Plant one seed class to your field. Expand and maximize the planting space. More space, better earning.. That’s how it is..

  29. Posted August 16, 2009 at 12:01 pm

    Guide 2.0 Is LIVE!

    Enjoy the new features! (:

  30. kat
    Posted August 16, 2009 at 3:01 pm

    thank you.
    all of this info is great !!
    i have a slightly unrelated question and wasn’t able to get any relief at zynga help. my problem is this:

    i’ve accepted several gifts lately including a cow and chicken, as well as a plum, pine and peach tree. after clicking the accept button, POOF !!, nothing materializes and nothing is left anywhere as evidence that i was given these items. any help here??

  31. Posted August 16, 2009 at 6:10 pm

    If you have more than 30 gifts in your gift box – you won’t get them as you cant exceed this number. Otherwise – Glitch? :P

  32. Sue
    Posted August 16, 2009 at 6:40 pm

    could you tell me what the “unique” crops and gifts are that earn you ribbons. thanks.

  33. Posted August 17, 2009 at 8:06 am

    Any crop that has not already been harvested is unique and counts towards your green thumb award. The same with “Not spoiled gifted” award, any item you do not already have!

  34. Melvin
    Posted August 17, 2009 at 5:03 pm

    The best seed type per patch in a day is BLUEBERRIES with best ROI (Return of Investment) of 156 coins and 12 XP (including plowing XP). Tomatoes deliver 174 coins daily but will only give 6 XP.. Coins can be easily acquired by assisting friends but XP is needed for upgrades and unlocks. Eventually, plant tomatoes when you are busy.

  35. Nok
    Posted August 17, 2009 at 5:05 pm

    How can I unlock 18 x 18 expansion? Need help please…

  36. Posted August 17, 2009 at 7:56 pm

    Melvin – thats assuming it takes 0 seconds to harvest, plow and plant again. So, no it doesnt always work out nice like that >.<

    Nok: They haven’t released another farm expansion yet!

  37. Mercedes
    Posted August 18, 2009 at 2:06 am

    Animals aren’t a waste, especially the ones you can only receive as gifts. Sure, they’re less productive _each_ than planting & harvesting BUT you can put 16 sheep into 1 square of farm land. 16 sheep produce $149 per day. Sure, you can make $174 per day _if_ you can login every 8 hours and take 15 minutes to harvest and plant your entire plot. Animals only need to be collected every 2-4 days and can be put close together for easy harvesting.

    I like to mix it up, and keep all my gifts and harvest the remaining land.

  38. aashith
    Posted August 18, 2009 at 3:36 am

    dude play too much and ull get bored…id say stick to sunflower on ur farm woth the best trees and maybe some tiny animal that wont take place like a rabbbit with decent coin power and if u want more id say alternate between tomato and cofee….just something that keeps u from getting sick of the game!…besides this way u get al the ribbons quickly too! assuming u brought some tents and sold it and finished those architect building awards! neways add me and my farm guys am at lvl 25 …i send gifts daily too!…my id is southafricaew@gmail.com ! njoy!

  39. DR Farmer
    Posted August 18, 2009 at 11:04 am

    Hi,

    I suggest to update your strategy adding the levels required for pumpkin and rice, btw the strawberries give you the same benefit as berries just a little slower but with a lot lot of money. And if you are at level 25 there’s nothing best than sunflower.

  40. Posted August 18, 2009 at 11:19 am

    Tomotoes are :)

    See the money/hour guide

  41. Brian
    Posted August 19, 2009 at 6:56 pm

    Raspberries? LOL Someone needs to do their math again. Raspberries are worthless and high maintenance… I’m only level 30 so I don’t yet have access to Broccoli but right now Blueberries are the best all-around crop. Tomatoes will earn you slightly more money but fail to deliver when it comes to XP.

    Proof: (16×16 field for 1 week)
    Raspberries – $236544 and 21504xp
    Blueberries – $279552 and 21504xp
    Tomatoes – $311808 and 10752xp
    Coffee – $290304 and 5376xp
    Sunflowers – $295680 and 5376xp

    So the battle is between Blueberries and Tomatoes but I stick with Blueberries since they’re a good average crop for both money and xp. :) Of course when I reach a level that I can obtain everything with… I’ll switch to Tomatoes until something else is added.

    If anyone has level 35, could you please post what Broccoli is worth? :P Otherwise I’ll b e at 35 by the end of the week and I’ll post back.

  42. Pcy
    Posted August 19, 2009 at 8:06 pm

    I need friends 5 more friends. I am lvl 9 and My field is full with rice. I need friends to expand. I have no idea what 2 buy

  43. Michelle
    Posted August 19, 2009 at 10:28 pm

    What\’s the purpose of the windmill. Can\’t it generate electricity which I can then \”harvest\” and sell for a profit?

  44. Posted August 20, 2009 at 4:27 am

    @Michelle – Buildings currently do nothing in game. Happily though – they will soon! E.g. Fruit stand may sell tree produce for +10% more.

    @Brain – Thanks! :) the fact is not everyone can plant every 4 hours – and that is taking into account it takes NO time to plow, plant and sow. So its slightly off – Raspberries more so cause you have to do it more!

  45. Posted August 20, 2009 at 8:17 am

    James!

    Your entry on Broccolli is incomplete. Can you give me the rest of the info?

  46. Posted August 20, 2009 at 12:05 pm

    Im afraid i dont know it :/

    If anyone knows it – please post so that i can update my entries

  47. PCY
    Posted August 20, 2009 at 3:59 pm

    What Should i DO?

    I have no room for planting. I have a bit for animals and trees. I will soon have 16k and I don´t know on what 2 spend it.’

    What do you suggest?

    I also need friends so pls type your names so I can add you. Dont want to type my name here.

  48. PCY
    Posted August 20, 2009 at 4:00 pm

    BTW: How many squares does the tractor plow?

  49. Posted August 20, 2009 at 6:58 pm

    A tractor plows 4 squares for 4Exp, 60 Coins and -4 Fuel (Regains over time)

    Basically, the same as if you plowed them yourself!

    @PCY why is there no planting room? Otherwise, buy a fruit stand? A nice bit of EXP

  50. PCY
    Posted August 20, 2009 at 11:21 pm

    1. Tractor- is that 2*2 or 1*4 in squares?
    2.Fruit stand costs 10.000, how much EP does it give?
    3.How much fuel does the tractor have when it´s full?
    4. Can you mention what the barn, toolshell and other less expensive buildings do? I know how much xp they give.

  51. corey
    Posted August 21, 2009 at 1:00 am

    2.Fruit stand costs 10.000, how much EP does it give?

    100ex

  52. Posted August 21, 2009 at 3:46 am

    Tractors plow a 2*2 Square
    A fruit stand gives 100Exp
    I think a tractor has 150 fuel when full
    I shall do them shortly.

    New crops are about to go up!

  53. Ro
    Posted August 21, 2009 at 5:05 am

    wow.. i’ve learnt so much just by going through all this! I’m seeing myself turnign into a hardcore farmer afetr this bit of info.. let the games begin! Yeh!

  54. nat
    Posted August 21, 2009 at 6:33 am

    Anyone try to buy more than 1 tractor? I run out of fuel before I finish plowing my farm so I am thinking of getting 2 tractors so I will have double the fuel.

  55. Posted August 21, 2009 at 7:27 am

    Nat – I have no idea!

    If you do it, please let us know so i can help other people in future!

    Ro – Thank you :)

  56. Mike
    Posted August 21, 2009 at 9:11 am

    Here are the stats for Broccoli:
    Cost: 200
    Time: 2 Days
    XP: 4
    Sell: 473

  57. Mike
    Posted August 21, 2009 at 9:34 am

    Red Wheat:
    Cost: 180
    Time: 3 Days
    XP: ?
    Sell: 449

    Yellow Melon:
    Cost: 205
    Time: 4 Days
    XP: ?
    Sell: 528

  58. Nat
    Posted August 21, 2009 at 11:40 am

    My hubby just researched it….1 tank for all the tractors. So don’t do it! Looks like the next thing out is to figure out a way to buy fuel.

  59. Posted August 21, 2009 at 11:50 am

    Thanks for the Broccoli Mike! :)

    If you could get the EXP’s for the last two much obliged! I just leveled to 29 ^_^

  60. Posted August 21, 2009 at 1:57 pm

    @Nat – You can now buy “fuel” in cans. For Farmville Cash though. Not worth it :/

    I can plow 1/4 of my farm with my tractor. I have a 20*20 farm!

  61. Ro
    Posted August 21, 2009 at 3:29 pm

    James: You’re in level 29?? OMG! Im still in measly 9! Dang!

  62. Posted August 21, 2009 at 3:35 pm

    @Ro

    Lolz ^_^

    Yea, Noone could make this kind of guide without playing for a while. And its cause i lurrrv you all <33333

    Jks Jks :D

  63. kyle
    Posted August 21, 2009 at 4:05 pm

    How do you get Farmville cash?

  64. Posted August 21, 2009 at 5:12 pm

    @kyle – You buy it using Real live money. No way to earn it ingame :/

  65. Mike
    Posted August 21, 2009 at 6:24 pm

    SUPER BERRIES!!!!!!!
    Cost: 10
    Time: 2 hours
    Sell: ONE HUNDRED!!!!!
    Exp: 1

  66. Posted August 21, 2009 at 6:41 pm

    Super berries = 37.5 Coins/hours Profit o-o

    NICE! I know how im levelling up my exp and getting a ton of cash tomorrow and sunday!

  67. Brian
    Posted August 21, 2009 at 7:12 pm

    Very true that not everyone can afford to play every 4 hours… but that being the case then a per hour spreadsheet is also not accurate. :) And listing longer harvest time crops as a better solution is also not accurate. Plus it takes the same amount of time to plow/plant everything so one can safely assume every hour, 2 hours, 4 hours, etc. is precise whether it actually is or not. If you don’t set a standard across all crops, then having a spreadsheet would be pointless.

    My figures are calculated at zero plow/plant times and are estimates simply because it’s much easier to estimate that way than it would be to figure out the unlimited number of possible plow/plant times. :)

    It’s the concept of “always round up and assume you have less”. LOL This way you will always turn out ahead. :)

    BTW, Red Wheat XP is worth 2

    I’ve also noticed a lot of people (on other forums and blogs) say to stick with blueberries even if you can’t get to them for 8 hours because they will last 8 hours before they go bad. If you can’t get back to a crop in the time it takes to grow, double that time and look for a higher paying crop that takes that long (in this case, tomatoes). If you’re going to wait 8 hours, you might as well make more money right? haha

  68. Brian
    Posted August 21, 2009 at 7:24 pm

    Here’s a question I can’t seem to find the answer to…

    right now (level 31) I can purchase either 18×18 expansion for 50G or 20×20 expansion for 75G. If I purchase the 18×18, will the 20×20 lower in cost to only 25G or will it still be 75G? If it’s still 75G then it would be pointless for me to get the 18×18. :P

  69. Posted August 21, 2009 at 8:35 pm

    You have to buy them in order. So you got to get 18*18 before 20*20. And yes, they are still the same amounts!

  70. Brian
    Posted August 21, 2009 at 9:12 pm

    wow that’s pretty lame… what happened to the *item* required before available warning. :) I guess it’s fine that it at least lets you know when you try to purchase an item before you actually can. It just got my hopes up that I could skip the 18×18. LOL

  71. Luiz Victor Seixas Queiroz
    Posted August 22, 2009 at 2:52 am

    Very good Guide, I think it`s the best in the web.

    Try to post as many as possible, and you should rank the best Tree (most profitable per day) and Compare with animals, etc.

  72. TARIK
    Posted August 22, 2009 at 5:16 am

    man i got some kind of superberries it takes 10 coins to plant and 100 coins when grow up, and they grow up in 2 hours :S

    IS THIS NORMAL ^^

  73. magician
    Posted August 22, 2009 at 5:33 am

    Super Berries… The newest addition that is easy to miss… cost 10 pays 100 and takes 2 hours… oh yea…

  74. Posted August 22, 2009 at 5:41 am

    Yeah, they are epic.

    @Luiz. THank you fro the compliments and suggestion! Yes! I will add a tree and Animal guide to this one, with best money/day

    Thank you for this good idea!

  75. Nat
    Posted August 22, 2009 at 8:02 am

    James – I just noticed my FV Cash increased by $2 so I bought a fuel tank (figured that was the only thing worth getting). I have a crop of superberries coming in so I’ll let you know if it actually does any good.

  76. MitchCarter
    Posted August 22, 2009 at 11:28 am

    thanks for this guide man!

    just a quick one, can i get cash without paying real cash?

    thanks for the guide again i love it!

  77. Ro
    Posted August 22, 2009 at 11:34 am

    Yes Super berries is the way to go this weekend! Hahaha.. I dont think i’ve ever been this rich! :)

  78. Andre
    Posted August 22, 2009 at 12:45 pm

    If i buy 1 fuel tank does it increase my total fuel capacity?

  79. Posted August 22, 2009 at 12:46 pm

    Lol – Ro :P Im getting rich too! 30,000 profit per harvest/ 2 hours FTW!

    @Mitch – No You cannot :/

  80. Nat
    Posted August 22, 2009 at 2:31 pm

    Well…1 tank of fuel went by quickly. Basically a 1 shot deal and now I am back to the 0 tank 6 hour wait until full again.

    Hopefully they will change the cost to coins rather than $

  81. Posted August 22, 2009 at 5:27 pm

    5,000 coins for a tank sounds resonable to me!

  82. Brian
    Posted August 22, 2009 at 7:48 pm

    The reason there are “cash” items in this game is because it is still in beta. Meaning… they’re trying to gauge the game to find out how many people will pay and how many won’t. When the game launches (for real) the developers will have 3 options… keep it the same, subscription based, or entirely free. :)

    This has been true for many web-based games and even a method I’ve considered myself. haha

  83. Posted August 22, 2009 at 9:58 pm

    Something has been bothering me for a long time… WHAT DO BARNS DO? is it just a decoration or does it do something?

  84. Brian
    Posted August 22, 2009 at 11:16 pm

    It’s just decoration. Most of the items in the market are merely for decoration. I think they should add private messaging to the mailbox! That would be a useful feature.

  85. German Richenztrag
    Posted August 22, 2009 at 11:30 pm

    What’s der TRACTOR do? Please DO tell :)

  86. franny
    Posted August 22, 2009 at 11:55 pm

    Quick question that no where seems to have an answer to . . .

    I noticed my FV cash increased by $1 twice today, making me go from the 5 I started off with to 7. Is this totally random or is there a way to earn them outside of purchasing them?

    Thanksss!

  87. franny
    Posted August 23, 2009 at 12:04 am

    I agree about the messaging, it’s kind of a pain to post a million little notes to have a conversation within the game. Maybe make the mailboxes somewhat functional?

  88. Ro
    Posted August 23, 2009 at 2:39 am

    Each time you purchase something expensive (Eg.:barns, a pond, tractor, etc) you gain hugely on XP plus some farm cash. Just something i noticed..

  89. Posted August 23, 2009 at 4:40 am

    “What’s der TRACTOR do? Please DO tell”

    They allow you to plow your farm much faster, as you can plow 4 patches at once!

    Yes, Buildings are merely decroational at the moment – good for Exp as i mentioned in the guide. Hopefully – In the future they will let us store up crops and get more money for selling bulk….Or something :D

  90. Tray
    Posted August 23, 2009 at 5:20 am

    @franny
    I have noticed mine go up a couple also in the past couple of days, I’m not sure if they give you one maybe when you earn a blue ribbon or do something, but I have definitely gained a couple in the past few days… I wonder if someone knows why..

  91. steve
    Posted August 23, 2009 at 7:26 am

    nice unofficial guide lol, OMG i love this game started last week and im lvl 16, i like pepers, but now the super berries are emence, do they come every weekend????

  92. Posted August 23, 2009 at 8:28 am

    No – its a special event since the Farmville fan page got 500,000 fans!

  93. John Steel
    Posted August 23, 2009 at 10:08 am

    James Vernon, thanks for the guide it’s the best in the net!
    But the Farmville Cash, everyone’s is definitely going up but does anyone know why it’s slowly increasing? I’m up to 12 FV and still have no idea why. I think it goes up from spending..? Not sure though! All I do know is that I’m 1FV from a flamingo :D

    PS. I have a 20*20 farm…and how crap is the tractor for it!

  94. Posted August 23, 2009 at 10:42 am

    Thanks very much John :)

    I’ll see if i can find out

  95. Brian
    Posted August 23, 2009 at 11:44 am

    Right now the tractor only helps you out a little (especially if you have a larger farm). It’s still nice to have but what they really should add is the ability to purchase (for coins not cash) a “larger” gas tank and not just a separate one for cash (that you can only use ONCE). :P

    As far as “cash”… I’ve only gone up by $1 and it happened while I was asleep! LOL The only item I have NOT purchased yet from the market is the Villa and my cash did not increase when I purchased anything. I’m wondering if this is another “special” for the weekend. Once you harvest so many SuperBerries you get $1 cash. ??? Would be nice to know for sure though.

  96. Pam
    Posted August 23, 2009 at 5:27 pm

    I’ve been playing for weeks and have reached level 17. My FV cash has stayed at $1 and has recently increased to $3. My husband just started playing 2 days ago and has $12 FV cash. wth???? I can’t find any info anywhere on what the FV cash is based on. It’s like trying to figure out Lost. My head hurts.

  97. John Steel
    Posted August 24, 2009 at 6:39 am

    Yeah I’m the same! I’ve got 13FV cash now but my mate who’s well low level has got 12?! I think it could have something to do with the superberries!

    Last night I ploughed and planted 20*20 carrots and harvested them this morning and my FV cash didn’t increase.
    I’ve just ploughed my farm and planted superberries, FV cash is still the same but maybe it’ll go up during harvest? I’ll let you guys know!

    Also James Vernon, maybe a ribbons guide would go well? Like for Pack Rat, save up 25,000coins and buy 250 plain hay bales! :P Or for local celebrity, go on the application and add the 1000’s of people posting “ADD ME PLZZZ” although if you want your facebook filled with normal people..I wouldn’t recommend that..

    Cheers everyone! And if anyone has any findings about the cash let us know even if something doesn’t work? :)

  98. Posted August 24, 2009 at 7:15 am

    The ribbons guide i hard :/

    Since i cannot list the prizes – but i suppose i could do a “how to get” section!

    Trees and animals guide section, and ribbons how to coming up soon!

  99. Ro
    Posted August 24, 2009 at 8:32 am

    I thought super berries was just a weekend thingy???

  100. Posted August 24, 2009 at 9:03 am

    They are! Are they still there? x)

    Im sure they’ll vanish soon!

  101. Ro
    Posted August 24, 2009 at 9:19 am

    They are! Now i know what the Queen/BillGates/Tiger Woods feel like.. Woohoo!

  102. John Steel
    Posted August 24, 2009 at 3:46 pm

    my fv cash went up for no reason…..i closed facebook, opened it about an hour later and BAM +1 fv cash. it doesnt make sense!

  103. Posted August 24, 2009 at 3:47 pm

    Hello James,

    Can you assist me in increasing my FV, I have 16 and need 4 to go for a land.

    Thankyou.

  104. Robby
    Posted August 24, 2009 at 4:57 pm

    One thing you’re all forgetting is money made per hour per land space. You can fit 16 lemon trees in one Tomato area. I would think if you want to make ridiculous money far into the game over a long period of time, covering the screen with lemon trees (there might be better trees, I’ve only been playing less than 24 hours, but I’m in level 101 already). (16 * 41) / 72 = 9.11 coins/hour

  105. Robby
    Posted August 24, 2009 at 4:58 pm

    That should say ‘level 10′, not that it’s a big deal…

  106. Posted August 24, 2009 at 5:15 pm

    Lol

    i was quite startled when it said 101 :P

    That may be the case – however, planting a square of trees is not only a pain to harvest – and i just can tsee people doing it :/

  107. Robby
    Posted August 24, 2009 at 5:26 pm

    Ok because I’m a nerd and bored, I did the math. It would take 170 days and 3 hours for the 4×4 square of lemon trees to catch up to the tomato square’s profit and start to pass it given the original $475 cost of the lemon tree…. so I guess if you plan on playing that long it could work out for you LOL. Different story if you get lemon trees as gifts though…

  108. shaky112
    Posted August 24, 2009 at 5:34 pm

    I feel the end goal is to acquire all possible ribbons, levels and money are one thing but a bit boring.

  109. shaky112
    Posted August 24, 2009 at 5:42 pm

    I have 24 ribbons to go out of 60 possible, at level 23

  110. Megan
    Posted August 24, 2009 at 8:57 pm

    Can someone please tell me what the difference between normal crops and the so called “unique” crops?

  111. steve
    Posted August 25, 2009 at 4:35 am

    Megan…. unique crops are different from each other. Every crop has the potential to be “unique.” Your are clearly asking in reference to the green thumb ribbon, which requires you to harvest a certian number of unique crops. i.e. four unique crops would be strawberries, wheat, rice, and soybeans. However, if you used the same 4 plots of land to plant and harvest 4 squares of strawberries you would still be harvesting 4 crops; but they would not be unique b/c they are all the same. You only get credit for a unique crop the first time you harvest it. Therefore the fastest way to complete the green thumb ribbon is to plant at least one crop of a new seed as soon as it becomes available. Hope this helps

  112. Posted August 25, 2009 at 8:21 am

    Thanks steve for answering :)

  113. JustinH
    Posted August 25, 2009 at 1:53 pm

    I need some friends on farmville. I would be extremely pleased if some people would send me friends requests to I can neighbor them!! Thank you!!!

    My name is Justin Hoffman

    My email address of which you can search me by is:

    jhoffy_22@yahoo.com

  114. Posted August 25, 2009 at 3:27 pm

    Guys, going away for a few days :(

    Cya in 3 days. Lets hope no updates come in that time! I’d hate to see you guys use another guide – Which (if we are being honest) is probably a copy of mine :-P

  115. Posted August 25, 2009 at 6:54 pm

    Hey look!

    Someone’s tried to make a copy of my guide on a much n00bier level. And its MADE IT INTO HOT CONTENT?!!?!

    - _ -

  116. j-bles
    Posted August 25, 2009 at 9:45 pm

    question… im new at this game (level 12) and was thinking of getting the tractor, but am unsure of its benefits and costs to keep… can someone help me w/ this? thank you!

  117. Darian
    Posted August 26, 2009 at 2:29 am

    Hey man nice guide….. right now im at level 24 any suggestions in wat seeds to harvest for fast exp

  118. Adam
    Posted August 26, 2009 at 7:56 am

    how do you get your FV (cash) up?

  119. Berta
    Posted August 26, 2009 at 8:17 am

    Question: Since yesterday I notice that sometimes when I plown or plant at squares, a “big coin” falls down and disappeares than. What does that mean? Can the coin be cought or something?

  120. Brian
    Posted August 26, 2009 at 9:49 am

    Those coins you find when you harvest are FV Cash. This is why your FVC is increasing. They seem to happen a lot more when you let your crops die and plow rotten fields. Don’t quote me on that… it just seems that way. :P

  121. Brian
    Posted August 26, 2009 at 10:00 am

    I don’t think it’s entirely accurate though… it also appears that if I find 4 fvc tokens, my fvc only increases by 2 :/ so maybe they’re not even related? haha

  122. Berta
    Posted August 26, 2009 at 12:04 pm

    Thanks Brain
    I didn’t see the connection with the FV money.

    Generally I think it simply appears with plowing – Untill now I did only get it for plowing harvested fields. (At the moment I am much too addicted to farmville to have rotten fields :-/

  123. A
    Posted August 26, 2009 at 5:15 pm

    What is considered a unique tree?

  124. Vicki
    Posted August 26, 2009 at 7:08 pm

    i’ve had the same problem when i get new ribbons, my coins never increase. Same with my neighbours getting their ribbons, i can’t claim a bonus! any ideas what i can do!?

  125. Brian
    Posted August 26, 2009 at 7:16 pm

    Well I could very well be wrong about the plowing for FVC (I guess I could say “cash” since C could mean coins). I received another 4 bouncing coins after plowing just now and no increase in FVcash. :/ It remains a mystery? :P I’m starting to think the developers are just toying with us and randomly distributing cash to mess with our heads. LOL

  126. John Steel
    Posted August 26, 2009 at 9:10 pm

    UNIQUE – When they want something UNIQUE they mean different, so they want you to harvest 4 different trees (eg, cherry, apple, orange, plum) …not the same cherry tree 4 times. :)

    FVCash – As far as I know, noones cracked the code. All I know is, mine went up for absolutely no reason.

    VICKI – If you\’re using a cheat engine to speed up the game, that can cause a few problems with your money registering sometimes. If this isn\’t the problem, I\’d just log out your facebook and leave it a little while. I used to have a similar problem with things not appearing in my gifts.

    DARIAN – If you want fast exp buying things gives you alot of exp but you\’ll need the money, it\’s mentioned somewhere up there ^^^^ Also, if you have a 20*20 farm ploughing and planting quick growing crops you can earn quite alot of exp but keep in mind that raspberries dont award exp for planting.

    J-BLES – Tractors let you plough 2 squares by 2 squares (4 squares in all) and let you do that for 150 squares. Fuel is a huge problem though! it regains after hours or something and the only other way to buy it is with precious FVCash! It hardly ploughs a quarter of my farm. Still nice to have but I wouldn\’t recommend it unless you have the money to spare :)

    JAMES VERNON – that\’s bollocks mate! This guide is clearly the best! I made a quick ribbons guide if ya want it but it\’s too long for me to post on here? :/

  127. Brian
    Posted August 27, 2009 at 2:46 am

    Can anyone verify this?… I’ve noticed now that my fvcash has increased in precisely the same amount as the number of blue ribbons I have. Coincidence or is this true for anyone else?

  128. jo
    Posted August 27, 2009 at 4:08 am

    How do u get 22*22 and 24*24 ?
    I searched google cant find it.

  129. Vicki
    Posted August 27, 2009 at 9:25 am

    thanks for your help! i don’t think it’s the problem as it’s been like this for about 4 days now. fingers crossed it’ll sort itself out!

  130. Brian
    Posted August 27, 2009 at 2:32 pm

    Ok I think I’ve figured it out for real this time… the mysterious coins when plowing are worth 50 each. I painstakingly plowed each plot slowly and watched my coins until I found one. I was at 480,574, plowed a single plot of land which should have brought me down to 480,559 but instead it went up to 480,609 which is an exact difference of 50 coins. I will do this again the next time I plow to verify it though. :)

  131. Posted August 27, 2009 at 6:51 pm

    Jhon = Life saver :)

    If you want i can link it for the time being, however im going to make my own ;)

    Back now! :D

  132. Nick M
    Posted August 27, 2009 at 7:09 pm

    You get 1 Farmville “Cash” per level.. I believe you start with 3 or 4 and get one per level. You can also buy them from the game which, for those who want a 20×20 plot right off the bat, isn’t that expensive. (5$, but Considering a game of putt-putt in real life is about the same price, and that only lasts an hour or so… it’s not a bad investment.). As for the ‘coins’ you get when plowing.. they give you 100 coins. (Each time it pops up, you’ll see the -15 coins for plowing, which might be masking the +100 coins, in the end, for every one of those coins you see, you end up gaining 85 coins.)

  133. Nick M
    Posted August 27, 2009 at 7:13 pm

    Oh, as for raspberries not giving you exp.. they grow in 2 hours, so the loss of exp is negligible. Consider that you get 1 exp each time you plow the land, and raspberries not only give a better profit, but the same exp. (okay, a TINY bit less exp once you factor in the time to plow and plant, but, like I said earlier, its negligible.) 4 hours for say, strawberries (1 for plowing, 1 for planting), gets you .5 exp per hour. This is the same as raspberries, since you are getting 2 exp for plowing twice in that same 4 hour period.

  134. Brian
    Posted August 27, 2009 at 7:22 pm

    Nick… you’re getting +100 coins for the ones you find while plowing? I’m still only getting 50. I tested this again and I found 2 mystery coins… each time they only gave me 50. Perhaps there are different sizes of mystery coins?

  135. Nick M
    Posted August 27, 2009 at 7:35 pm

    I\’ve only ever seen the one hundered coin… coin. I use the \”block the person in between trees\” glitch to plow and harvest a bit faster. Over his head it pops up \” 100 Coins\” and where the land is plowed, the normal \”-15 coins 1 EXP\” message shows up. As for how many you actually get, I can\’t be sure. Maybe it has something to so with your level? I just hit 17. I haven\’t actually done out the math to see exactly how much I\’m getting, but when I harvest my blueberries in a few hours (which are more valuable than raspberries OR strawberries EXP and Coin-wise.. to counter my own counter-argument.) I will do the math and find out the actual value I\’m getting out of them. For right now, it APPEARS to be 85 coins ( 100 – 15).

  136. Brian
    Posted August 27, 2009 at 8:22 pm

    True… it could very well be the higher your level the less you get. I’m at level 33 (planned on 35 by last weekend but got tied up in work). :) I too am using the “quick” method of farming as a 20×20 field takes a while. lol

    I just hope I’m not getting cheated out of an extra 50 coins per mystery coin. :P

    Oh yeah… I also do not get 1 FV Cash per level unless they’ve changed something. I remained at 2 cash until I hit level 32 and started getting these random cash increases. :/ Granted the game is technically “beta” so things can change all over the place at any time.

  137. Nick M
    Posted August 28, 2009 at 1:07 am

    It may have been a recent change, I only started a few days ago, but I\’ve been getting 1 steadily every level. (I started this past Sunday actually xD)

  138. Vicki
    Posted August 28, 2009 at 5:48 am

    i got the 100 coin yesterday!

  139. Brian
    Posted August 28, 2009 at 9:41 am

    OK the FV Cash has definitely been changed to add +1 for every level. Just hit 34 and my cash went up by 1. Thanks Nick!

    I am still only getting 50 coins though… must be the level or perhaps what I’ve harvested before? I plant tomatoes overnight and blueberries throughout the day. :/

    527,276.. found a coin and instead of dropping to 527,261, I increased to 527,311. That’s a difference of 35 which would be a 50 coin find minus 15 coins for plowing. My math is correct right? I’m not exactly the best at it. LOL

  140. cayrin
    Posted August 28, 2009 at 10:34 am

    peppers will expire after how many minutes/hrs please help ..

  141. Brian
    Posted August 28, 2009 at 11:28 am

    Cayrin: about twice as long as they take to grow :)

  142. Posted August 28, 2009 at 11:38 am

    After they have fully grown, they will take the same amount of time to die. (in peppers case – another day)

  143. Brian
    Posted August 28, 2009 at 3:57 pm

    A harvester is finally out!!! WOOHOO! It’s too bad they didn’t double the size of your gas tank though! :( So you have to either choose to mass harvest, or mass plow, or spend real money to buy lots of consumable tanks. :/ Oh well… maybe they’ll increase the gas tank size soon. Also there are a few new crops…

    Aloe Vera: cost-$50, harvest-6 hours, sell-$85 +1 xp
    Cabbage: cost-$140, harvest-48 hours, sell-$388 +2 xp
    Blackberries: cost-$75, harvest-4 hours, sell-$117 +1 xp

    Looks like blackberries are now better than blueberries with $1 more in profit per plot. :)

  144. Posted August 28, 2009 at 6:56 pm

    I should have read down before i did it myself – . -

    Anywho – New seeds are live, along with the red wheat enrty :)

  145. Dee
    Posted August 28, 2009 at 9:06 pm

    Can anyone tell me why FarmVille is so slow? I am getting ready to stop playing it if they don’t do something about how slow it runs. I know it isn’t my computer. Farm Town is fine, and runs fast. If anyone has any suggestions, I would appreciate it.

  146. Brian
    Posted August 28, 2009 at 9:34 pm

    I haven’t had any issues with FarmVille myself. It can get a little bit slow during mid-day but that’s to be expected with any online game with thousands of users. :) Otherwise it’s been very quick… and I load it up every 4 hours at least. haha (maybe I have way too much free time)

  147. Tonny
    Posted August 29, 2009 at 5:43 am

    Please anyone, how to get FV points???

  148. Ro
    Posted August 29, 2009 at 1:28 pm

    Yo farmers.. I’ve been ploughing and harvesting and vice versa.. just thought i’d holler and say hi.. : )

  149. Vicki
    Posted August 29, 2009 at 3:25 pm

    i’ve just earned blue on ”green thumb” ribbon.
    however it’s not shown up.

    it says i don’t need anymore but im still on red.

    happened to anyone else??

  150. Brian
    Posted August 29, 2009 at 8:18 pm

    I think the ribbons still need a little work. There are plenty of categories that increase on me instead of decrease. LOL The animal collection one for instance. It said I only needed 2 more to get blue… so I added a bunch and received a bunch as gifts and now it says I need 5 more. :/ oh well, I don’t really care about ribbons anyway.

  151. Skelbers
    Posted August 30, 2009 at 12:03 am

    I think your Eggplant math is wrong. You buy for 25 coins, not 35, which throws off the whole equation.

    I was making a similar graph for myself when I stumbled across your guide. Seems like you’ve done all my research for me. :D Great work.

  152. Tofu
    Posted August 30, 2009 at 1:05 am

    Raspberries aren’t completely XP worthless: .5XP/hour because of plowing. good for income at low levels and still get XP to get new crops.

    Also trees aren’t completely useless for money either. A date tree earns you 23 coins per day (.96coins/hour).

    BUT you can fit 16 of them in a single plow plot (15.33). Sure your character wont be able to navigate the trees unless you make that oh, 8 trees per plot. 7.67coins/hour. There are ups and downs. No loss if you forget to harvest plus harvest every 3 days. Logically you can actually plant a whole lot more… you don’t move the avatar, you move the tree… Does the avatar move to harvest from trees? I just started playing 2 days ago. my first trees haven’t cropped yet.

  153. Posted August 30, 2009 at 4:16 am

    TY skelbers!!!

    Fixed :)

  154. A Farmer
    Posted August 30, 2009 at 8:09 am

    Personally, I think, among all seeds, BlackBerries is better than Tomato.
    Though, with Tomato, you earn $7.25 per hours, but XP earned is 0.25 per hour only.
    With BlackBerries, you may earn $6.75, but XP earned is 0.5 per hour. Losing just $0.50 to trade with gaining 0.5 XP is a very interesting deal.
    When deciding about the best seeds, we should consider the gains both in terms of money and XP.
    Remark: XP earned already includes XP earned through plowing.

  155. steve_hamilton
    Posted August 30, 2009 at 10:22 am

    aghhhh, does anyone know wats wrong or wat i need to d/l to get it fixed?… im lvl 22 on farmville but i cant use the camera feature or the spade/delete tool, i know it isnt my internet at fault as it works on my brotheres mac and my other brothers PC, i run on Vista SP2

    but just dont know what the prob is

    nice unofficial guide btw

  156. Ben
    Posted August 30, 2009 at 3:04 pm

    This is a great guide!

    However, I think that the best way to get xp and money is actually through raspberries, if you continue to harvest them every 2 hours.

    Raspberries? But they give no xp! Wrong. Just tilling the fields give 1 xp. Every 2 hours, that gives 1/2 xp per hour, which is not that terrible considering its low level and great returns.

  157. Brian
    Posted August 30, 2009 at 5:04 pm

    Raspberries themselves do NOT give xp… the plowing does and the plowing is not unique to any crop, it is the same for all. The fact that you can harvest every 2 hours is fine but why waste the time when you can plant blackberries and get the exact same in xp (total) as you would with raspberries and you don’t have to harvest as often??? :) You will also get more coins this way. So if you HAVE access to blueberries and blackberries then raspberries are pointless (unless of course you really want to harvest every 2 hours). :P If you do not have access to them then yes, raspberries would be the best choice.

    Please do not confuse the fact that plowing and planting are entirely different in regards to xp. Most guides separate the two to give you just the stats on the crops themselves since plowing is the same for all crops. This gives you a more accurate representation of the crop’s yield with less confusion as to why you would be gaining xp when you harvest raspberries and it says +0 xp. :)

  158. Brian
    Posted August 30, 2009 at 5:11 pm

    @James Your yellow melon stats are missing :P

    Cost $205
    Harvest 96 hours (4 days)
    Sell $528
    Profit $308
    XP 2

  159. Posted August 30, 2009 at 6:23 pm

    :) )))))))))))))

  160. Posted August 30, 2009 at 7:25 pm

    hey could you edit this to add a exp/hr rate to the plants

  161. Ro
    Posted August 30, 2009 at 8:56 pm

    when you expand, do you get XP?

  162. Posted August 31, 2009 at 5:57 am

    Nah, When you expand your farm you get more space to plant/plow so – in effect every time you plow/plant you are getting Exp :P

    Malkierie, Trees and animals will be getting a layout silimar to the seed guide soon!

  163. Paul
    Posted August 31, 2009 at 9:35 am

    You can earn farmville cash by signing up for various trials and offers as well. I filled in a bunch of bogus details on some forms so we’ll see whether I get anything through! (my local scientology office might also see an increase in their of junk mail numbers in the next few days ;) )

  164. Simon
    Posted August 31, 2009 at 10:51 am

    whish tree and animal is the best money per/h?:D awsome guide btw! love it:D

  165. Kelly
    Posted August 31, 2009 at 2:51 pm

    What I do everyday is go to the farmville feed. On your lefthand side of your facebook homepage, there will be a feed that you can choose to filter. If you click on farmville, it brings a list of what everyone has been doing just on farmville. There, you will find all of your friends ribbons and sheep. Under a ribbon, there will be [get a bonus from ...]. If you click on that, you will get a certain amount of coins depending on the ribbon value (50-500 coins). You can also adopt sheep there.

    Aside from that, do you think that the new tractor and harvester are worth the 30,000 coins?

    And what about the farmville cash? Mine seems to increase after a few days when before it used to stay the same.

    Last question, when I am plowing with my tractor, every now and then a golden bean shaped blob flies from out of nowhere and then disappears onto the ground. When it appears, it makes a noise sounding like a coin being plucked, but I don’t get any extra money or experience, and I cannot click on it. This happens quite often. If you have any idea what it could be, please let me know!

  166. PCY
    Posted August 31, 2009 at 5:53 pm

    Kelly: Look what was discussed on August 27.
    I am lvl 17 and I bought a harvester, had tractor. Fuel is a problem.

  167. luke cassar
    Posted August 31, 2009 at 6:04 pm

    YEAH BUT WHY IS IT THAT I ONLY GET 1 EXP AND 5 COINS BUT OTHER DAYS I GET 5 EXP AND 20 COINS

  168. Posted August 31, 2009 at 6:18 pm

    If you mean on assisting someone, you only get 5EXP & 20 coins for the first 20 people you help, then its 1exp * 5 coins

  169. Posted August 31, 2009 at 6:20 pm

    Btw guys – Just crosses 50,000 views for my guide :3

    THANKS ALL OF YOU! Your the greatest :D

  170. Tofu
    Posted August 31, 2009 at 6:49 pm

    To be fair, Brian’s a bit harsh on Ben’s comment of Raspberries, Brian. Read the end of Ben’s comment. LOL. lower levels. The best tree is the most expensive one. But it takes 35 days to pay it off. Once you do that you roll in more money than crops because you can put more in the ground and only have to check back every 3 days. Is it worth it? In 3 days I’d forget about my farm.

  171. akyy
    Posted August 31, 2009 at 6:52 pm

    James, I think that if you help a neighbor its 5exp and 20 coins. if you just help anyone else its only 1 exp 5 coins.

  172. Brian
    Posted August 31, 2009 at 7:02 pm

    Sorry Ben I missed that part. :) I wasn’t trying to harsh, just noting that the crop itself does not give xp.

  173. Tofu
    Posted August 31, 2009 at 7:07 pm

    Date tree square (4×4 farm land size filled with date trees):
    Daily Avg Revenue:$368
    90 Day Revenue: $33,120
    Initial Investment: $12,800
    Residual Value: $640
    45 Days Profit Margin: $3,760
    90 Days Profit Margin: $20,960
    Profit Margin 180 Days: $53,440

    Tomatoes (take up a 4×4 land plot):
    Daily Profit: $174
    45 Day Profit: $7830
    90 Day Profit: $15,660
    180 Day Profit: $31320

    In 6 months I’ll be richer than all you tomato fruit bush people.

  174. Posted September 1, 2009 at 6:33 am

    Lol – Cause any of us are going to plant perfect when they finish growing. And you cant possibly harvest all the date trees, too close

  175. _david_94
    Posted September 1, 2009 at 9:00 am

    Great guide, I got it bookmarked. Thanks James!

  176. david
    Posted September 1, 2009 at 9:01 am

    Thanks James, great guide! In my bookmarks ;-)

  177. Ed
    Posted September 1, 2009 at 10:52 am

    Amazing guide, great job, though do you have any idea if or when they will make buildings have uses (other than exp from building them)?

  178. Posted September 1, 2009 at 12:02 pm

    @ed – yes buildings will have uses! like a fruit stand may sell strawberries for +25%

  179. mom2ru
    Posted September 1, 2009 at 1:28 pm

    What do you do with the coins that come bouncing down while you are either plowing or planting? Has anyone else noticed this?

  180. Posted September 1, 2009 at 4:48 pm

    For people with large farms, how do you manage to do all the clicks? My hand started to hurt when I got to like level 15… that’s why I made this, what do you guys think?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jsly3v2qeq4

  181. Posted September 1, 2009 at 4:50 pm

    James, how do you sell strawberries for +25% with the fruit stand? Is this done automatically when you purchase the fruit stand?

  182. Andy
    Posted September 1, 2009 at 6:23 pm

    No, your quote is wrong he says “you want to not always plant the most expensive seed you can”

  183. Andy
    Posted September 1, 2009 at 6:24 pm

    No, your quote is wrong he says \”you want to not always plant the most expensive seed you can\”

  184. Godly
    Posted September 1, 2009 at 6:34 pm

    Is it really Worth getting a tractor i have a 14*14 farm?

  185. John Steel
    Posted September 1, 2009 at 8:04 pm

    Crikey! There’s alot more people posting on here now! I have now thankfully kicked the farmville habbit! I was only in it for the achievements and I’ve done them all now :) The trees were the worst!

    Thank you James Vernon for the help :)

  186. T
    Posted September 2, 2009 at 6:03 am

    I do not see any Superberries…are they still in the app?

  187. Karen
    Posted September 2, 2009 at 7:11 am

    Does anyone know how long you can collect from someone else’s achievement ribbon? I “shared the wealth” but my friend won’t be able to log onto their computer till later….. how long do they have?

  188. Kaz
    Posted September 2, 2009 at 12:36 pm

    I bought both the tractor and harvester but the prob is they are both dependent on the refill bar that’s at the bottom left hand corner of the screen. So i am not able to use them at the same time, say if i harvest a crop then plow after, which is totally annoyimg.Is there a solution to this?

  189. Brian
    Posted September 2, 2009 at 1:54 pm

    @Kaz… no solution except to spend real money and purchase consumable “spare” tanks. :) Hopefully they’ll at least double the tank size for people who have both the harvester and tractor.

  190. Posted September 2, 2009 at 2:45 pm

    @T One time thing :/

    More updates soon people!

  191. Kaz
    Posted September 2, 2009 at 5:53 pm

    @Brian… i agree with you… or even faster refilling time…

  192. Ro
    Posted September 3, 2009 at 4:21 pm

    Can someone tell me how much XP i could earn for the cottage vs the farm house? The 1000XP for the windmill was awesome!

  193. Brian
    Posted September 3, 2009 at 8:53 pm

    New crops!

    Sugar Cane: buy:$165 harvest:8hours sell:$235 xp:1
    Onion: buy:$170 harvest:12hours sell:$268 xp:1

    Tomatoes are still better unless you’re specifically looking for a 12 hour crop. In that case Onions are your next best crop (for coins).

  194. Brian
    Posted September 3, 2009 at 9:08 pm

    Oh yeah the seeder is ready too (as well as a few decorative items). So now I think they should increase the tank size by 3. There are too many vehicles and too few in fuel. LOL

  195. Betty
    Posted September 3, 2009 at 9:32 pm

    So another addition they added recently . . . the ability to “pet” the farm animals. Is there any known purpose to this other than making the animals make a sound? Do we think this might have a purpose in the future such as faster harvesting?

  196. ceejay
    Posted September 3, 2009 at 11:10 pm

    hi i just want to ask what level should i be to be able to buy the 24×24 lot? i am currently on level 30 with 46003xp … how much xp do i need to be level 35? thanks, this is an awesome site, very informative … ;0)

  197. diegonikolas
    Posted September 4, 2009 at 12:19 am

    im lvl 16 and only have 3 animals to buy: cow, sheep and chicken!!! why is that!??!?!?! im crazyy! i think is wrong!!!

    i need neighbours xD

  198. Brian
    Posted September 4, 2009 at 12:49 am

    @ceejay 22×22 and 24×24 lots are not available yet (no matter what level you are). I can’t remember exactly how many xp I needed to get to level 35 but I have 93948 right now and I need to get to 97000 for level 36. I believe up this high you need 8000 more per level. :)

    @Betty petting animals has actually been around for quite a while. But no there is currently no purpose aside from making them make noise. :P

    I think they should let you pet the cows to make them poop more, then you can fertilize your farm with the poop and make your crops grow faster. LOL!!!

  199. tom
    Posted September 4, 2009 at 1:01 am

    When you go full screen and hit a ribbon point or other pop up – the screen freezes – you have to ctl/alt/del to task mgr and end flash … so if your near a ribbon point use normal screen – ive lost many posts / bonus’ due to this problem

  200. T
    Posted September 4, 2009 at 2:14 am

    I got a fruit stand…however its a mere decoration and no use as far as increasing coins on selling fuits… are they planning to add more functionality with these decorative items?

  201. Posted September 4, 2009 at 7:25 am

    Lol Brian your like my little elf :3

    Thanks anyways ^^

    Updating seeds now.

  202. Brian
    Posted September 4, 2009 at 10:03 am

    haha anything to help out man! This guide is awesome!

    BTW… anyone know the stats on the new Olive Tree gift?

  203. Dann
    Posted September 4, 2009 at 4:51 pm

    If you’re looking for pure $$ Profit and have an automated clicking app (I do) then Trees are the best thing. You can fit 16 Date Trees in the space it take to have 1 seeded plot.

    Those 16 Date Trees will give you an average daily yield of $384 ($1100+ / 3 Days).

    A single crop of the best $$ producing crop (Tomatoes) gives you an average Daily Earning of $174. You’re more than doubling your profit with Date Trees, plus only need to tend your farm once every 3 days and nothing ever spoils.

    On a 20×20 Farm you can have 6724 Trees (not that anyone would actually do that) for a 3-Day gain of $463,956. Yes, a Million a Week.

    You can’t do this with manual clicking. You absolutely NEED an app to handle this. Of course, this is also more difficult now that one cannot purchase Date Trees anymore… Lime Trees are the best option with a 5-Day Yield of just over $500,000.

  204. Tachel
    Posted September 4, 2009 at 6:48 pm

    how do I earn FV Dollars, not coins, but dollars, without having to buy them?????

  205. karina
    Posted September 4, 2009 at 10:11 pm

    try fencing your avatar in (buy four fences and put them in a box around the centre plot where the avatar always appears at the start of a session. then they cant move around to plow and plant (which takes time) so your plowing / planting just pops up magically

  206. Julie
    Posted September 5, 2009 at 12:03 am

    I’ve been petting animals all the time and have been increasing in fv cash by about 2 per day. Maybe that’s why?

  207. Posted September 5, 2009 at 9:16 am

    @Katrina – http://gameolosophy.com/games/farmville-harvesting-and-plowing-glitch/

    That’s what you mean :)

  208. a 2 week farmer
    Posted September 5, 2009 at 2:19 pm

    Hi James, any update on how FV cash is earned?

  209. R
    Posted September 5, 2009 at 2:20 pm

    Hi James, any update on how FV cash is earned?

  210. Brian
    Posted September 5, 2009 at 2:42 pm

    Purchased with real money or gained 1 per level earned.

  211. R
    Posted September 5, 2009 at 2:53 pm

    is that a recent change? because I know I’ve earned FV cash between levels before.

  212. fdythgfd
    Posted September 5, 2009 at 3:41 pm

    you can do offers to get fv cash too, like filling out a survey

  213. Bell
    Posted September 5, 2009 at 4:21 pm

    The new seed Bell Peppers isn’t listed here.
    Great guide!

  214. Posted September 5, 2009 at 4:26 pm

    James you are missing something important.

    You should not calculate the best income per hour, but best income per hour PER LAND.

    For example, you can fit 16 Horses (i assume they are the same size as sheep) in the same area as one crop patch.
    This means you get 16 times the income.
    This is 16*1.22=19.48 coins per hour, which is clearly far better than the 7.25 coins per hour for the Tomatoes, for the same land size.

    The same goes for all animals and trees, and most come up better than Tomartoes.

  215. Zephdavies
    Posted September 5, 2009 at 4:41 pm

    Adjusting my post:

    Horses are 1/4 of a crop patch, but you get the idea.

    Basically divide all the Coin/Hour by the Land Size.
    All crops are Land Size 16, Horses and Cows land size 4, and other animals and Trees are land size 1.

    (Or multiply by how much of a crop patch they are, eg Horses are 1/4 of a patch, sheep are 1/16th, and crops are 1, of course!)

  216. Brian
    Posted September 5, 2009 at 5:33 pm

    Bell peppers are there (called “Yellow Bell”). I believe they changed the name from Yellow Bell Peppers to just Bell Peppers recently but it’s the same crop.

  217. herb
    Posted September 6, 2009 at 2:33 am

    hey i gotta question on the animals…i have alot of black sheep but i know for a fact that there are brown cows and gold chicken. does anyone know more about how the cows or chicken come up?

  218. Posted September 6, 2009 at 11:57 am

    @ZephDavis – Noone is putting a ton of animals in one plot of land. It just ridiculous. It doesnt look nice and its hard to harvest >.>

    Besides, thats on the Seed guide. Not on an animal guide -.-

    Let me check that Bell Pepper name :o

  219. anu
    Posted September 6, 2009 at 9:28 pm

    how to increase FV cash i wanna inrease ma land n i dnt hce neighbours….help….

  220. Peter
    Posted September 6, 2009 at 10:13 pm

    I am at level 30, and several levels back it started, that when I plow.. I see a gold coin flying around… Does anyone know what that does and is there any benefit from it

  221. mike
    Posted September 6, 2009 at 11:50 pm

    How long will ripe crops last before they rot???

  222. Don
    Posted September 7, 2009 at 3:13 am

    Mike, they last as long as they take to grow. 8hr drop will last for another 8 hrs after it’s ready to harvest.

  223. Don
    Posted September 7, 2009 at 3:16 am

    XP for helping neighbours. Sometimes I get 5 XP, sometimes I only get 1 XP. Does anyone know what makes the difference – How long since you helped that neighbour? How long sinvce they were on their farm? How many neighbours you helped in this session?

  224. DefaultTheory
    Posted September 7, 2009 at 4:47 am

    anyone else having speed problems this morning? its making my whole laptop lag!!

    And Don, you get 20coins and 5xp for the first 20 neighbours that you help in one 23 hour (1 farmville day) period…seemples!!

  225. rafeek
    Posted September 7, 2009 at 6:34 am

    can any one tell me how to increase FV amount in Farmville pls

    rafeek

  226. DefaultTheory
    Posted September 7, 2009 at 8:43 am

    Rafeek to gain FV without using real money enter the offers below on the same page…they take a few minutes and if you pick the right ones can make a fair few FV’s from it…ive made around 120 since i started by doing this and have bought mansions and other things that can only be bought this way

  227. Posted September 7, 2009 at 9:53 am

    here are some of my thoughts on the whole trees being good for long term thing: of course these numbers may be wrong so if you find mistakes dont overly kill me for it.

    tomatoes are 7.25 profit per hour

    let us consider lime trees and date trees.

    lime
    5 days, 75$

    15$ per day, 0.625 per hour.
    to equal tomato plant, you will need:
    7.25/0.625 = 11.6 trees per square

    i just tried moving my trees onto a plot and it was a disaster!
    seriously you cannot pick more than a few trees comfortably, you will lose too much time trying to harvest, there is no way in hell that you will pick 11 trees.

    date
    3 days, 69$
    23$ per day, 0.96 per hour
    7.25/0.96 = 7.6

    now, maybe, MAYBE you can pick 8 dates per square.

    my conclusion is this: if you think you can fill your farm with trees, you will need: 20*20*750 for lime, = 2,400,000, which is 35*20*20*173 (35 harvests on a 20×20 farm of tomatoes)

    assuming you actually do this, and buy all the trees, that calculation is for 8 trees per square (8*400 = 3200 trees)

    this is
    15$ per day per tree, 0.625 per hour per tree, x8 = 5$ per patch of 8 trees, 2000 per hour per 400 squares on a farm, 48000 per day, but 240,000 at the end of a 5 day picking cycle IF you can pick 3200 trees.

    now to make 48000 per day, we can also do this:

    make 48000/400 squares = 120$ profit per square. per day which is 5$ per hour crops. any 5$ per hour crop therefore will beat 3200 lime trees. this means you can make 58$ profit off tomatoes and pick them every 11 hours and still make 5.2/hr

    adding in that you get no exp for trees, i dont really see trees being of any use for cash or exp, EVEN IF you get 3200 date trees gifted,

    3200 date trees = 73600$ per day
    73600 / 400 = 184$ per square

    184 / 24 = 7.67$/hr.

    now, IF you can do this, dates will beat tomatoes (tomatoes are 7.25/hr)

    downsides: no exp, and you’ll have to wait 3 days for 220,800 instead of getting 23,200 per 8 hours with tomatoes (which is 208,800 if you pick 9 sets of tomatoes in 72 hours) a loss of 12,000 per 3 days or 166.67 per hour.

    this is not that well organised but i hope it is useful to at least some people.

  228. Posted September 7, 2009 at 9:56 am

    also to add to my (any 5$ per hour crop) thing:

    besides 2x tomatoes at 11 hours each you can plant:

    carrots, coffee, sunflowers, 12/16/24 hours if you have the right levels but right now i am not high enough to use anything besides tomatoes and carrots

  229. Posted September 7, 2009 at 10:13 am

    question, do harvesters work on trees?

  230. fv freak
    Posted September 7, 2009 at 10:55 pm

    are there any cheats in farmville to get extra xp or coins.
    also is there a way to get farmcash without payment.
    and also what is the highest level possible

  231. Ann On Emus
    Posted September 8, 2009 at 10:46 am

    Why do people keep asking the same question over and over!!!

    You cant be retarded can you??? read all that is on this page and go through what people have put on here as comments and you will know all there is to know…it doesnt take long!!

  232. echo man
    Posted September 8, 2009 at 12:56 pm

    Why do people keep asking the same question over and over!!!

  233. Posted September 8, 2009 at 6:10 pm

    Lol – i’ll clarify a FAQ section soon :)

  234. Posted September 8, 2009 at 8:41 pm

    (I posted this comment in the glitch section but just in case if anyone reads this and not that, ill repost it here too. =) )

    Another unrelated glitch I found is you can increase your good samaritan or help out your neighbors exponentially.

    When you click on one of your neighbor’s farm to help them, the page will load with your neighbor’s farm asking you to rake the leaves, pull the weeds, scare the birds, etc. Instead of clicking on accept, click on that same neighbor’s farm to help them again and a new request will load as well as the previous request. You can do this as many times as you want before you finally accept the request.

    With that being said, this glitch only works for people that have become your neighbor already. You can only help once for people that are in the process of being your neighbor. I do it about 3-4 times for each neighbor. So lets say if you have 50 neighbors and help each one of them out 3 times for that day, you will gain 150 samaritian points and a few more for your friends that are not neighbors yet. This will also help you earn more exp points as well as some additional coins to the ones you could have earned. Enjoy!

    Let me know if this works or not, or if there is a better way to explain it. Thanks

  235. Brian
    Posted September 8, 2009 at 9:32 pm

    It’s a genetic trait or just human nature to skip reading and go straight to the source or the question. :) Why read when someone out there is most likely willing to repeat the same answer over and over again. LOL

    Annoying, yes… solution?… none. :P That is simply a major downfall of the internet. So much information available instantly. Makes people become impatient and removes all skills and traces of “research”.

    Perhaps a little javascript could be added to this site that only allows two or three words to be displayed every second. LOL Or one could promote the use of a screen reader if reading on your own is really that difficult or time consuming. ;)

    Of course a FAQ page is also a good idea! hahaha

  236. Nancy
    Posted September 8, 2009 at 11:22 pm

    Hi do you know anything about the Farmville Decorations gifts? They look authentic but there does not seem to be any way to get them onto your farm

  237. Mental
    Posted September 9, 2009 at 1:26 am

    Onion

    Hey, I thought I was the only one who knew how to exploit that bug! It works, granted that you click fast enough before the “loading farm” popup appears.

  238. Gin
    Posted September 9, 2009 at 10:55 am

    howdy! :P i recently bought a tractor, harvester and seeder, i knew my fuel wasnt gonna be enought so i refuel 3 times (9 cash)…the thing is that i dont know if the tank fuels back 150 of fuel or 600 :( think ill have to wait like 6 hours to know.. =(

  239. CJ
    Posted September 9, 2009 at 4:30 pm

    The cheapest way to level up isn’t to plow and delete but to plow plant soybeans and then delete. This gives you 3XP for 30 coins where as what you say gives you 2XP for 30 coins. Thought I would share.

  240. Sérgio Cordeiro
    Posted September 9, 2009 at 6:16 pm

    *** HELP ***

    I have a lot of neighbours in my farm and I send them gifts everyday. I know that they also offer me gifts.

    I’m in level 14 and until now I got NO gift from my neighbours in my giftbox.

    Who knows what I should do (I have a MacBook)?

    THANKS

    please me your answers to meucanininho @ hotmail.com

  241. Brian
    Posted September 9, 2009 at 11:58 pm

    Just purchased the $1mil Villa!!! WOOHOO! The excitement was short lived. LOL

  242. Rhys
    Posted September 10, 2009 at 3:40 am

    How do you get the Farmville cash (the paper money)? I find it impossible to get the money

  243. Ema
    Posted September 10, 2009 at 10:13 am

    Farmville cash… Erm you can earn it, or buy it … other then that it appears to give you on cash every time you level or sometimes two … depending on what level you are … if use farmville cash to expand my farm. you can do this by clicking the more cash button and scrolling down to the bottem … underneath where it asks you to buy it should be some quizes and offers for you to do with how much cash you will get from doing it … how ever i have found some problems with actualy reciving the cash, but you can click a button after you have complete the quizes *missing farmville cash* and after some time of completeing the offer it will come up with a button called * contact support* if you can provided proff that you complete the quiz .. For example the email they have send you to say you have joined etc or w/e it asks you to do .. they normaly send you the cash with in a day :)

  244. Shawn
    Posted September 10, 2009 at 12:14 pm

    It won’t let me buy anymore date trees and I only have 200 or so.
    :-(
    I was seriously trying to cover my entire farm with them, and I barely covered an eighth.

  245. mark
    Posted September 10, 2009 at 4:24 pm

    It would be good to take plow experience into account. Strawberries generate 2(1 for berries + 1 for plow) experience points every 4 hours. 0.5 per hour. Raspberries generate 1xp from plowing every 2. 0.5 per hour. In terms of xp per hour the chart above is hiding this. It makes strawberries appear a better deal than raspberries.

  246. Sean
    Posted September 10, 2009 at 7:43 pm

    Your hourly profit numbers seem to be a little off on some items.
    I think the problem is you are counting a day as 24 hours but FV days are only 23 hours long.

  247. 3yt6o1
    Posted September 10, 2009 at 9:59 pm

    its a great guide, hope to get new updates soon… especially about FV…keep it up

  248. DC
    Posted September 11, 2009 at 12:32 am

    Your stats for Sugar Cane is wrong. To sell Sugar Cane is 239 (not 235) hence making it more profitable than tomatoes by one coin.

  249. kimmie
    Posted September 11, 2009 at 12:49 am

    I noticed that grapes are not on your list..it is available at level 19

  250. Mike Newell
    Posted September 11, 2009 at 1:26 am

    New crops: peas and asparagus. Anyone have the details to those?

  251. glenn kock
    Posted September 11, 2009 at 1:54 am

    Hi Mike,
    peas: buy for 190 sell for 381 exp 3 harvest in 1 day…

  252. Kaz
    Posted September 11, 2009 at 2:25 am

    i just planted grapes…buy= 85 sell=270 XP= 2 harvest in 1 day…

  253. Tofu
    Posted September 11, 2009 at 3:18 am

    Sérgio Cordeiro has problems in his FB settings probably. Set your FB to get notifications from farmville!

  254. Emanuele
    Posted September 11, 2009 at 3:37 am

    Asparagus looks nice.
    7.03 coins\hour
    3 exp day

  255. MH
    Posted September 11, 2009 at 7:15 am

    No grapes?

  256. Amanda Spear
    Posted September 11, 2009 at 7:40 am

    I am just wondering how long the crops last in the game if they are not harvested on time.

  257. Paul Bailey
    Posted September 11, 2009 at 8:49 am

    They last just as long as it took to grow :)

    so tomatoes take 8 hrs to grow and 8 hrs after that to spoil.
    and blueberries take 4 hrs to grow and 4 hrs after that to spoil.

  258. Posted September 11, 2009 at 9:53 am

    My Husband & I are Farmville Fanatics….the thing is…he has things i dont and i have things he dont for example…eg. he has grape seeds, i dont….i had super berries he didn’t…whats up with that??? and another thing is he earns more farmcash, i dont, I earn more coins he doesnt!!!

  259. Brian
    Posted September 11, 2009 at 9:55 am

    James: I think you should display the grid of crops sorted by harvest times. I think this would correct a lot of confusion and help people to determine which crop would be best for their needs and their allotted play time. Obviously choosing the highest yield crop may not give you the most money if you can’t harvest as often as is necessary. :) Sorting by harvest time will let people quickly see where they fit into the timescale of farmville and then choose the appropriate crop.

    thoughts?

  260. Darthjavo
    Posted September 11, 2009 at 10:27 am

    NEW THINGS ON MARKET!

  261. Darthjavo
    Posted September 11, 2009 at 10:57 am

    I think grapes are awesome, their are better than Sunflowers, they gave you 170 coins per day.

  262. Posted September 11, 2009 at 12:44 pm

    Ok, new Crops soon :)

    @Brian – Not a bad idea….Actually, i may do that! :P

    KUDOS! ^_^

  263. Jiten
    Posted September 11, 2009 at 1:44 pm

    Just update!!!!

    There are like 3 new seeds on the market!

    I need to know the the facts about them please

  264. Betty
    Posted September 11, 2009 at 1:44 pm

    Don\’t think anyone\’s mentioned this but a new lost animal has also been introduced — an ugly duck. And BOY is it ugly. I\’m assuming it\’s worth is twice as much as what a regular duck is as per usual.

  265. Betty
    Posted September 11, 2009 at 1:45 pm

    Don’t think anyone’s mentioned this but a new lost animal has also been introduced — an ugly duck. And BOY is it ugly. I’m assuming it’s worth is twice as much as what a regular duck is as per usual.

  266. Brice
    Posted September 11, 2009 at 2:24 pm

    I have a tractor, seeder, and harvester now, but fuel tanks are still only 150. That should be tripled with the two new vehicles. It makes them pointless, because I’m not going to spend all my hard earned farm dollars on fuel tanks. At least make the fuel tanks available through coins!!

    PS. DANNGGG the ugly duckling is UGLLLYYY lol

  267. Betty
    Posted September 11, 2009 at 2:48 pm

    Oops, double post. :/

    The ugly duck really does make me uncomfortable to look at it though hahahaha.

    I know we’ve come to the conclusion that FV cash increases with each level up. However, this was only added recently so those of us that have been playing before this change have missed out on tons of FV cash. What does anyone think the chances are of getting reimbursed for said cash? It just sucks cause I could definitely be at least $15 richer right about now.

  268. Keitho
    Posted September 11, 2009 at 2:57 pm

    170 coins per day from grapes is either second best or best for coins overall. Do one day crops mature after exactly 24 or exactly 23 hours? If it’s 24, then Grapes are behind only Tomatoes in coins/hour at 7.08. If it’s 23, then they actually surpass Tomatoes with 7.39 coins/hour. Go team grapes.

  269. Nunjo Bidness
    Posted September 11, 2009 at 4:32 pm

    Did anyone notice that they nerfed the tomatoes? They are no longer 191 coins per sale, they are like 173 now.

  270. CJ
    Posted September 11, 2009 at 4:50 pm

    A good ribbon to earn is the Architect one. Spend 30,000 on 30 Rest Tents and you will get all four ribbons. The blue ribbon gave me 10,000 coins and XP each (I’m fairly sure, I clicked it too fast). Your friends get a 500 coin bonus from you. I kept 5 and sold the rest.

    An easy one is the Not spoiled, just gifted ribbon. For the blue ribbon, you need 21 unique gifts in your gift box, something fairly easy to do if you have a lot of friends who play.

    And yeah, that ugly ducking really is uuuuugly. They should make animal feed a feature, so the animals can level up too. The ugly duckling could hopefully evolve into a swan, or at least something easier on the eyes haha.

  271. Felix R
    Posted September 11, 2009 at 4:54 pm

    You could include percent growth/hour for the seeds.. I forget when I planted them and I’m growing sick of for calculating everything that takes longer than a day to grow
    Thanks

  272. Felix Richter
    Posted September 11, 2009 at 4:54 pm

    You could include percent growth/hour for the seeds.. I forget when I planted them and I\’m growing sick of for calculating everything that takes longer than a day to grow
    Thanks

  273. JA
    Posted September 11, 2009 at 10:24 pm

    How do you move or delete a plot of land that isn’t lined up with the rest?

  274. Jordan
    Posted September 11, 2009 at 10:48 pm

    how do I earn the FV money… not the coins the thing next to the coins…. how to get more of that? Can someone please answer… thank you

  275. Anonymous
    Posted September 11, 2009 at 11:33 pm

    please update, we have new seeds, yellow melon, peas, grapes, etc.

  276. ed
    Posted September 12, 2009 at 1:35 am

    Sugar Cane pay 239 not 235 so actually has a higher profit than tomatoes.

  277. Mizuru
    Posted September 12, 2009 at 6:41 am

    Pea
    buy for 190 and sell for 381 thats 206 per crop including plow + 3 XP for planting !!!!!

  278. Farmer
    Posted September 12, 2009 at 7:04 am

    To Jordan, Every level gives you an FV dollar or cash w.e

  279. Farming
    Posted September 12, 2009 at 10:21 am

    Need to add in the grapes!
    buy for 85, sell for 270, 2XP, 1 day… about 7/hr :)

    Also, ugly duckling and lost cow, too!

    Thanks for your help!

  280. susan san
    Posted September 12, 2009 at 10:59 am

    Thank you very much for your guides.. I really love it.. But i would like to tell you.. Now, farmville have new seeds like grapes, peas, and asparagus.. Would you like to search it for us again? Coz my level had open the grapes seed, peas and asparagus not yet.. Please let me know if u have up date about it.. Thanks for your concern.. ^^

  281. Tim V
    Posted September 12, 2009 at 2:04 pm

    I got a tip on the quickly earning money by plowing land.
    Soybeans cost 15 coins, which is just as much as it costs to plow the land. BUT it gives you 2 exp points!
    So for every 30 coins you get 3 exp points in return!!!

    Just wanted to share this little wıshdom :-)

  282. PCY
    Posted September 12, 2009 at 2:41 pm

    Grapes are now the best unless you can plow your tomatoes withing minutes after you harvest them.

    Grapes – 85 coins – 1 days – 2EXp – 270 – 170 Coins – 7,0833 Coins/hour

    Tomatoes are 7,25 Coins/hour

    It´s impossible for the average person to harvest exactly at the same time as they plow so go for grapes. I just did the mistake to plant tomatoes everywhere…

    Plant grapes!

    /

    PCY

  283. Daniel
    Posted September 12, 2009 at 10:01 pm

    I found an excellent, if time consuming, way to get experience fairly cheaply: Buy hundreds of hay bales, 100 each,5xp so 20 coins per xp. All of the more expensive things give 1 xp per hundred coins. I use an autoclicker for this, so I just need to wave my mouse over all the squares I want hay bales. Takes a long time to delete them though.

  284. Brian
    Posted September 12, 2009 at 10:31 pm

    @Nunjo – Tomatoes have always yielded $173 ever since they were introduced. I haven’t made any changes in my spreadsheet since then and they’re in there listed at $173 sell. :)

  285. Nunjo Bidness
    Posted September 13, 2009 at 12:56 am

    Well I certainly remember them being 191 coins return, but that must have only been for a couple of days and then they reverted it back to 173. But I’m definitely positive I saw them at 191 for a bit.

  286. Paul
    Posted September 13, 2009 at 5:02 am

    are you sure you aren’t getting the 91 from the blueberries? I never remember tomatoes being 191 coins return.

  287. Paul
    Posted September 13, 2009 at 5:03 am

    are you sure you aren\’t getting the 91 from the blueberries? I never remember tomatoes being 191 coins return.

  288. Posted September 13, 2009 at 8:27 am

    Updated

  289. Kenn
    Posted September 13, 2009 at 11:03 am

    If i use my farm cash and buy fuel will i get another fuel tank? and is the fuel one time use? or is it permanent?

  290. Betty
    Posted September 13, 2009 at 1:03 pm

    I’m getting pretty impatient, any word on when the 22×22 will become available? My farm is all smooshed and I’d love to have some room!

  291. Darthjavo
    Posted September 13, 2009 at 1:09 pm

    Hey 1 day= 23 hours on this game, so grapes are: 7,3913043478260869565217391304348 coins per hour,

    BEST THAN TOMATOES, and if you think 20 mins, ich time you put then again, are like 1 hour more, so grapes are the best seeds if you are thinking of earning money :)

  292. PCY
    Posted September 13, 2009 at 2:46 pm

    If I´m looking for xp, should I then do blueberries instead of going grapes and then buying hay bales?

    I rather go for blueberries when I have the time.

  293. josh
    Posted September 13, 2009 at 5:13 pm

    how much xp do u get for asparagus

  294. Betty
    Posted September 13, 2009 at 10:33 pm

    SO. When the ugly duckling is ready the option instead of collecting feathers from it is “Transform!” and it turns into a swan. It is MUCH more appealing on the eye. :)

    Now to find out how much it’s worth . . .

  295. Denis
    Posted September 14, 2009 at 5:01 am

    Hi!
    thanks for the guide. About the SEED GUIDE, I’ve calculated the price in coins/hours. I don’t understand how you calculate that.
    I agree with the results for all the seed 1 day, for exemple : eggplant, you find : 1.3coins/hours
    I calculate : (88-25-15)/48 = 1 coins/hour

    How do you find 1,3 coins/hour… thanks for your answer !!
    Denis

  296. Josiah V.
    Posted September 14, 2009 at 8:11 am

    hey, if nobody here has figured it out, for people with large farms that want to speed up the time it takes to harvest/plow/re-plant their farms (without spending tons of money on fuel tanks) there is an awesome cheat called the farm-bug.

    how you do it is you refresh your farmville as to place your avatar in the exact center of your farm. once there delete anything your avatar may be standing on. Then surround your avatar with message posts on all sides inside the square. This prevents your avatar from moving so you dont have to take the time to move from square to square.
    its a MAJOR time saver.

  297. Dan O
    Posted September 14, 2009 at 9:35 am

    Does this mean that 4 day crops are 92 hours instead of 96? or are the 1 day crops the only crops that benefit from the 23 hour day?

  298. Brice
    Posted September 14, 2009 at 11:47 am

    It\’s not letting me on this morning! Keep getting the game is out of sync message!!

  299. Posted September 14, 2009 at 12:57 pm

    @Denis – The Farmville “Day” is actually only 23 hours (If you read the footnote)

  300. Amber
    Posted September 14, 2009 at 5:28 pm

    What does petting an animal do? Do they produce faster or more?

    If you know send me an e-mail… amber2980@yahoo.com

    Thanks!

  301. Darthjavo
    Posted September 14, 2009 at 8:38 pm

    How much XP do I need for rank 31-32?

    Please answer me :P

  302. Garchoto
    Posted September 14, 2009 at 8:50 pm

    I think that if you have a lot of time it’s better to plant BLACK BERRIES, it gaves you a lot of exp if you think that in 16 hours, you plant then 4 times, you get (with a 20×20 farm) 400×4=1600, then 400 more, it’s a total of 2,000 exp, and then if you plant tomatoes, because you have to go to sleep, are 800 exp more, so
    in one day you get 2800 EXP!

    In one week you can get 2800×7=19600 exp in a week.

    And I KNOW YOU WON’T WIN TO MUCH MONEY, but the game it’s about EXP, not money ;)

    But I know that with money you can buy buildings and they gave you a lot of EXP, so I don’t know, I’ll be calculating wich form is better :D

  303. tigermike
    Posted September 14, 2009 at 8:52 pm

    Just to let you know that your fuel tank replenishes 1/50 point every two and a half minute….

  304. Garchoto
    Posted September 14, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    Stats:

    Blackberries: 117-(75+15)=27 coins.
    Tomatoes: 173-(100+15)=58 coins.

    Coins you win:

    Tomatoes: 58×399=23142

    Blackberries: (27×3)x399=32319

    AND THE GOOD PART YOU WIN 2,800 EXP!,

    ________________________________________________________

    Let’s see: Grapes?

    Ok, 23 hours, hmmmm, 170 coins= 1 grape, 399 grapes: 67830 coins.

    But 1197 of EXP (399×3), grapes= 2 exp, and plowing 1 exp.

    ( SORRY, MY FARM HAS 399 SPACES, ONE IS FOR A TRACTOR XD )

  305. Garchoto
    Posted September 14, 2009 at 9:07 pm

    Sorry, I forgot to say, that if you think 20 minutes ich time you plant again, you lost like 100 minutes O.O, and the other is 23 hours + 20 minutes, so I don`t know, but I’m using the second strategy, the other it’s to boring, I use it on weekends ;)

  306. Garchoto
    Posted September 14, 2009 at 9:14 pm

    Other good thing to tell you, USE THE “FUEL TANK”, when you have to plant, so then when you have to catch then it’ll appear faster :)

    I think when famrville gets 1,000,000 fans they have to take “Superberries” again! :D

    And, please, farmville adminitrators put some new thing to plant faster, IT’S TO BORING TO CLICK LIKE 1,200 TIMES, AND THEN HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL EVERYTHING FINISH!

  307. paty
    Posted September 14, 2009 at 9:50 pm

    how long does it take for rice to go bad after its ready?

  308. T
    Posted September 15, 2009 at 2:04 am

    You are missing Blueberries in the seeds section.

  309. CJ
    Posted September 15, 2009 at 5:59 am

    Paty, it takes twice as long for a crop to go bad. Rice harvests in 12 hours, so in 24 hours, it will wilt.

    T, Blueberries are in the Seed section, right below Pineapples. He lists them in the same order in the Farmville store.

  310. Ash
    Posted September 15, 2009 at 6:00 am

    Lvl 21 – 42 Ribbons
    =)

  311. milena b
    Posted September 15, 2009 at 12:30 pm

    is there a “Best Crops for Exp/Hour – list” including plowing somewhere?

    i mean, e.g.:

    strawberries:
    1exp (plowing) + 1 exp (seed) = 2 exp
    2 exp / 4 hours = 0.5 exp/hour

    eggplant:
    1 exp (plowing) + 2 exp (seed) = 3 exp
    3 exp / 46 hours (2 days) = 0.065 exp/hour

  312. Posted September 15, 2009 at 12:54 pm

    @T Blue berries are there….:S

  313. Posted September 15, 2009 at 12:57 pm

    Btw – If anyone knows how much EXP asparagus gives please comment :)

  314. Chris
    Posted September 15, 2009 at 2:54 pm

    Blueberries are on the seed guide but not on the Best Crops list.

  315. Posted September 15, 2009 at 3:25 pm

    Crop – Exp/Day (including plowing)
    Strawberry – 11.5Exp
    Eggplant – 1.5Exp
    Wheat – 1Exp
    Soybeans – 3Exp
    Squash – 1.5Exp
    Pumpkins – 5.75
    Atrichokes – 0.75Exp
    Rice – 3.83Exp
    Raspberries – 11.5Exp
    Cotton – 1Exp
    Yellow Bell – 1.5Exp
    Peppers – 3Exp
    Aloe Vera – 7.66Exp
    Pineapples – 1.5Exp
    Blueberries – 11.5Exp
    Watermelons – 0.75Exp
    Grapes – 3Exp
    Tomato – 5.75Exp
    Potatoes – 3Exp
    Carrots – 3.83Exp
    Coffee – 2.875Exp
    Corn – 1Exp
    Sunflowers – 3Exp
    Cabbage – 1.5Exp
    Blackberries – 11.5Exp
    Red Wheat – 1Exp
    Sugar Cane – 5.75Exp
    Peas – 4Exp
    Yellow Melon – 0.75Exp
    Onions – 3.83Exp
    Broccoli – 2.5Exp

  316. Brian
    Posted September 15, 2009 at 4:53 pm

    asparagus: +2xp :)

    Best for coins now… that’s what I’ve been using for a while.

  317. Lee anne
    Posted September 15, 2009 at 5:32 pm

    what does it do when you buy a tractor or harvestor? does it like give you extra points or like not cist you to plow land what does it do with the fuel and all?

  318. cristian
    Posted September 15, 2009 at 8:25 pm

    Best for experience is to buy hay bale. Instead buying windmill with 100.000 and get 1000xp (1xp / 100 coins), better haybale 100 coins / 5 exp. So, with 100.000 coins, you get 5000 xp :D

    Well, you must sell haybales after you buy them.

  319. Chris
    Posted September 16, 2009 at 1:05 am

    i think peas are 7.33 per hour

  320. T
    Posted September 16, 2009 at 1:13 am

    Blueberries are missing from Best Crop for Money/Hour list…

  321. C hris
    Posted September 16, 2009 at 1:20 am

    also i think grapes are 7.08 per hour

  322. Chris
    Posted September 16, 2009 at 1:40 am

    PEOPLE! LOOK AT THE 23 HOUR DAY NOTE! Then do your calculations.

  323. jj
    Posted September 16, 2009 at 10:02 am

    Cheapest and easiest xp is: 1 plow land, 2 seed soybeans, 3 delete, 4 repeat. that 3xp/30 coins

  324. Posted September 16, 2009 at 10:35 am

    Can anyone help me? I have been gifting a neighbor on Farmville for 4 days and it shows the gifts are sent but he isn’t getting them. I think he might have accidentally clicked “ignore all invites”, how does he change this or what can he do? He wants my gifts.

  325. PCy
    Posted September 16, 2009 at 1:49 pm

    Dan O, how hard can it be to try it yourself? You should write your name in the document to verify that your the creator.

  326. Posted September 16, 2009 at 2:11 pm

    My new Guide: http://gameolosophy.com/games/online/farmville-how-to-avoid-bankruptcy/

    Id rather you didnt post link to your own stuff Dan :/

  327. Dan O
    Posted September 16, 2009 at 2:23 pm

    I don’t see how linking a spreadsheet with the information that you already have listed was a bad thing.. Sorry if this offended you. But to each is their own.

    I still haven’t had an answer in regards to the question for the 23 hour day.. are 2 3 and 4 day crops affected by this? reducing them to 46, 69, and 92 hour crops?

  328. Dan O
    Posted September 16, 2009 at 2:37 pm

    Looks like you adjusted all the crops to be 23 hour days and 1 hour less per day for the crops beyond the 1 day.

    TY

  329. Wilma
    Posted September 16, 2009 at 4:58 pm

    I would like to know what are those big coins coming out of the ground when I’m plowing!

  330. Wilma
    Posted September 16, 2009 at 5:31 pm

    while plowing a gold coin pops up and floats around for a few seconds then disappears. How do you retrieve it? Or what is it for?

  331. Lee-anne
    Posted September 16, 2009 at 7:08 pm

    what does it do when you buy a tractor and then you buy fuel is it something like gives you coins or what?

  332. james
    Posted September 17, 2009 at 2:18 am

    what would be the bset way to lvl at 10? plant rice or plant pumpins and raspberries in the same time frame?

  333. Robyn
    Posted September 17, 2009 at 2:51 am

    I may be missing it, but I don’t see Blueberries on your list of best crops for money/hour.
    Thanks for the great site!

  334. Mzki
    Posted September 17, 2009 at 8:28 am

    Use a mouse click recorder ( I use mnouse recorder pro, its free) and then you can record the harvest plough and seeding of your farms and then replay the process with a couple of clicks rather than thousands.

    I also have another mouse click macro to buy hay bails, 5xp for 100 and it plants 25 and then sells them. I set this to loop about 10 times per day which is the profit I take for my crops.

    I\’m flyin by, but then my only intention is to hit 35 and get a manor house then close the farm. If you wanna have fun then this prolly isnt for you. Then again if you think clicking a 20×20 farm 4 times a day 3 times per field is fun…. Well, each to their own!

    BOOOM

  335. Betty
    Posted September 17, 2009 at 9:49 am

    I saw on the new guide that you can now help neighbors harvest and get paid for it, how do you do this? I went to a neighbor’s farm and clicked around but couldn’t figure out how.

  336. gonzalo
    Posted September 17, 2009 at 11:06 am

    Grapes don’t yield as much money as you say.
    170/24 is not 7.39 coins/hour.
    Learn how to divide!!!

  337. Posted September 17, 2009 at 12:37 pm

    OMG!!
    GONZALO!!!! READ THE ASTERISK!!!! a farmville day is 23 hours!

    @Robyn – Ty :O

    @Betty your invited

  338. Posted September 17, 2009 at 2:40 pm

    @James: Great site/guide, keep up the good work! Brian says Asparagus is 2Exp, i can’t confirm that myself though.. Oh, and I’m also getting irritated at the people who can’t READ!! :@ A day is 23 hours, not 24 in FarmVille.

    @Paul Streubel: Tell your friend to go the applications list (http://www.facebook.com/editapps.php?v=feed) and fiddle around with the settings there. There should be one that allows FarmVille to send/receive notifications again. Let us know how that works out.

    @Dan O: James had this fixed since Sept. 13th when Darthjavo, among others, pointed it out.

    @Wilma: Those gold coins account for 100 FarmVille coins and get added to your balance automatically.

  339. Alvin
    Posted September 17, 2009 at 7:09 pm

    Thanks for the Guide!

  340. liam
    Posted September 17, 2009 at 7:24 pm

    Betty, I don’t know if farmville is incorporating the harvest a friends farm. On farmtown however, a similiar facebook application you get hired from the markets, to harvest other peoples farms.

  341. jimthedj
    Posted September 17, 2009 at 7:53 pm

    great site.

    A few corrections – they JUST fixed the multiple visits bug this morning. Although it does appear that it works when you leave the farm or various other activities, and return the multiple points will be taken away.

  342. matteo
    Posted September 18, 2009 at 9:28 am

    Hi James!

    Just two observations:
    - maybe Asparugus exp is missing or what?? and i’m pretty far from reaching 37 level… :)
    - it could be useful the level at which a crop become available

    A very good and useful work indeed, James.
    Thanks a ton!

  343. matteo
    Posted September 18, 2009 at 9:29 am

    Hi James!

    Just two observations:
    - maybe Asparugus exp is missing or what?? and i\’m pretty far from reaching 37 level… :)
    - it could be useful the level at which a crop become available

    A very good and useful work indeed, James.
    Thanks a ton!

  344. matteo
    Posted September 18, 2009 at 9:31 am

    Hi James!

    Just two observations:
    - maybe Asparugus exp is missing or what?? and i\\\’m pretty far from reaching 37 level… :)
    - it could be useful the level at which a crop become available

    A very good and useful work indeed, James.
    Thanks a ton!

  345. matteo
    Posted September 18, 2009 at 9:33 am

    sorry for spam, don’t know what happened with browser script protection…

  346. Posted September 18, 2009 at 12:28 pm

    Lol, Dw :)

    Ty for asparagus verification! :)

    Im working on a levelling guide too :P

  347. Garchoto
    Posted September 18, 2009 at 11:18 pm

    Just wanna say that it would be really could a seed with this stats:

    215 sell – (100 cost + 15 plow) = 100 coins.
    12 hours, two times a day :D
    2 EXP + 1EXP plowing = 3 EXP

    and the name could be..mmm…Orange? ;)

  348. Garchoto
    Posted September 18, 2009 at 11:20 pm

    8,33 coins per hour :D , and you have to be level 36?

  349. Kelly
    Posted September 19, 2009 at 1:11 am

    HOT AIR BALLOOOOOOOON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  350. Jon
    Posted September 19, 2009 at 1:59 am

    With Hot Air Balloons available this weekend, I’m starting to wander if they’re gonna pull a trick and decide after the weekend that they’re worth a ton of cash or something.

  351. Posted September 19, 2009 at 2:52 am

    @Jon: That may be likely! I wouldn’t be surprised. Novelty/antique, what’s the word I’m looking for..? type item, rare and unique, definitely worth a bundle. However, without a public marketplace for people to share/sell/buy items, you’re only going to be sell the Hot Air Balloon back to the system, which is pointless and makes the item THAT much rarer. For now, it’s selling price is 0 coins, which is bound to change. But seriously, without a public marketplace, there’s no real point in it.
    I’m sure they’ll roll out some sort of buying/selling from neighbours feature eventually.

    @Garchoto: Minimum 1 day crops get 2+ Exp, but that WOULD be cool.

  352. Paul
    Posted September 19, 2009 at 11:15 am

    Man i was hoping for superberries, not hot air balloons. You don’t even get any experience for the balloons either :(

  353. Jacqui S
    Posted September 19, 2009 at 2:27 pm

    When I plough my fields coins come up out of the soil, fly into the air, land and disappear. I’m sure this is a good thing but what am I supposed to do? what does it mean?

  354. Posted September 19, 2009 at 3:18 pm

    Awesome guide, helped me a lot. I’m currently working on grapes. They are awesome and give great income!

  355. Susan
    Posted September 19, 2009 at 6:44 pm

    Any thoughts on the hot air balloon?

  356. Brian
    Posted September 19, 2009 at 11:36 pm

    I believe they’ll all float away after a while :) I doubt they’ll be worth much after the weekend. There’s really no incentive for them to do that. Unless of course they make the trade-in worth cash instead of coins. That would be nice!

    Another idea is that you could “ride” the balloon over ALL Farmville farms! Like a Google Earth for Farmville… of course you won’t be able to land and help someone with weeds, but it would be cool to fly over everything and just look. :P

    Another idea… offer rides when publishing to your wall. Someone could visit your farm via your balloon at the cost of 10 coins or whatever. LOL The more balloons you have, the more rides you can offer per day.

  357. jacqui
    Posted September 20, 2009 at 6:36 am

    are the hot air ballons going to do something? /be of any worth? or do they just take up alot of valuable space?

  358. Betty
    Posted September 20, 2009 at 1:19 pm

    Just now, while collecting from my animals, mysterious black, slightly blurry text popped up that said, “This animal is ____.” I didn’t catch all of it cause it was unexpected and I wasn’t paying attention.

    Has this happened to anyone else before? I want to know what the rest of the message was!

  359. Betty
    Posted September 20, 2009 at 1:58 pm

    You know what the game needs? An inventory option where you can store purchased items you don’t want/need to use. It’s a pain to sell items every time you want to redecorate or redecorating and having to use every single thing you already own. I’d like to tuck things away for future use, thankyouverymuch.

  360. Jan Kovalcik
    Posted September 20, 2009 at 2:47 pm

    You have worng yout counts.

    For Example – 2 Day in Eggplant is 48 hours (36 hours as you count) therefore 48 coins you get per two days so 1 Coins per hour.

    Same mistake is with all other “more than day” plants

  361. Ryan
    Posted September 20, 2009 at 4:47 pm

    Blueberries give 10.25 gold per hour, if ive done my math correct. 91 for harvesting, minus 50 for planting, divided by 4 hours. 91-50=41, 41/4= 10.25. BLUEBERRIES ARE VERY GOOD MONEY.

  362. Posted September 20, 2009 at 4:51 pm

    @Betty: “This animal is busy.” You were probably collecting from the animal at the time. Try it again if you’d like. Click collect from animal, then click on the animal again.
    Yes, that would be very useful. I completed my ‘gifts’ ribbon so I just leave what I can in there, but it gets full and I end up dumping everything on to my farm again. I also have the buildings and decorations ribbons, so I have no use in any extra non-crop/tree/animal items anymore. What would you suggest I do with them? Discard them? I feel like I’m wasting the money I put in to (some) of them, and the free ones, well those are sentimental. :P What to do..

    @Jan Kovalcik: Wow. :\ (read the asterisks)

  363. Jonathan
    Posted September 20, 2009 at 4:53 pm

    The hot air balloons are great for completing your pack rat ribbons. At least up to the red ribbon requirements of 100 since you’d need a 16×16 to get the blue ribbon requirements of 250.
    Right now it’s 10x cheaper than hay bails.

  364. Betty
    Posted September 20, 2009 at 6:09 pm

    So true! It’s particularly annoying now that you can gift decorations. I mean, really. Where am I gonna put a million white fences and green hay bales that I didn’t ask for? Hahaha.

  365. Posted September 20, 2009 at 7:03 pm

    “Ryan
    Posted September 20, 2009 at 4:47 pm
    Blueberries give 10.25 gold per hour, if ive done my math correct. 91 for harvesting, minus 50 for planting, divided by 4 hours. 91-50=41, 41/4= 10.25. BLUEBERRIES ARE VERY GOOD MONEY.”

    You have forgot to count with the ploughing cost, and considering it only takes 4 hours for it to grow, you’ll spend alot of resources on just ploughing. The right way to calculate it would be:

    91(Sell price) -50(Seed price) -15(Ploughing) = 26 / 4(hours) = 6,5 (Coins per hour).

    So the formula is sinply Sell price – Seed pride – Ploughing price (15) and then dividing it by the amount of hours the growing process takes.

  366. exp champ
    Posted September 20, 2009 at 10:02 pm

    I didn’t read all the comments so maybe this has been said.

    The fastest and CHEAPEST way to gain experience; it is a bit of a time consumer though!! Rather than spend $100,000 on a windmill for 1,000 exp, just buy hay and sell it right back. Each costs 100 (5 coins back when you sell) and they give you 5 exp. So you could get that 1,000 exp for only 19,000, not 100,000!!!!

  367. Jon
    Posted September 20, 2009 at 10:03 pm

    @Betty, @Ariun, just sell those excess items off and use that space for more efficient xp/coin producing items(crops).

  368. Ryan
    Posted September 20, 2009 at 10:53 pm

    @hameastra

    That makes sense I guess, but you have to plow for every crop so I just leave it out. But now that I think about it again, blueberries would require more plowing because they only take 4 hours to grow. I like this though, because plowing is a pretty inexpensive way to gain exp. And the more times you can do that in a day, the fast you’ll level.

  369. Jen
    Posted September 20, 2009 at 11:36 pm

    hay bales are the fastest xp.every 200 bales gives you 1000xp.bit time consuming but if you have beries growing you can do this between harvests. mind out for rsi in your clicker finger tho!!

  370. Glenn
    Posted September 20, 2009 at 11:43 pm

    at exp champ: the cheapest way to get exp is to plow, plant soybeans and delete….; plowing will give you 1 exp, planting soybeans will give you 2 exp at the price of 30 coins total. this means 30 coins for 3 exp. when your done planting you delete the soybeans and start over and over …. :)

  371. Posted September 21, 2009 at 2:37 am

    @Jonathan: They are also 16 times more estate consuming. So no, not a good way to get your Pack Rat ribbon. I (as with many others) just kept buying hay bales – which worked out for me because I started doing this After they allowed multiple hay bales per visit to market – and this also helped with the experience trick.
    However, for experience, I do the soybean delete method.. which leads me to my next point:
    @Glenn: That is not ‘the’ cheapest way. 30 coins for 3 exp = 10coins/exp. 10000 coins for 1000 exp also = 10coins/exp. Hence, they are both equally cost efficient. I do the soybean delete method because I find the hay bale method – although able to click multiple times, and in turn reduce the time – in fact More time consuming because I waste more time clicking on them individually when deleting and often misclick when attempting to go fast. A crop takes up more space, so I tend to click with better accuracy, therefore reducing time taken to delete. Uhh, I know, I’m going in too deep analytically :P . But whatever works for you. : )
    @Ryan: Yes, you do have to account for the plowing cost. James’ “Best Crops for money/Hour” (second list in guide) lists the best return from crops in order. I can only go as high up as grapes (at level 27), but usually plant tomatoes for the short term experience.
    If only there was a way to delete crops without confirmation… Then I’d plant soybeans on the entire farm, delete, and repeat. How awesome (but easy, too easy..) would that be! :P
    @Jon: Yes that is what I’m doing. There really isn’t any point in keeping those items (unless you care about making your farm look “pretty”, which I’m not saying you shouldn’t!.. : ) ). But the ones earned through achievements, I kind of feel bad discarding them. I still have a few, but they’re not taking up any room that could otherwise be used for crops, so no worries there.

    Just curious, how serious are you guys about achievements? I still have 10 ribbons to do (done 50 out of 60).

  372. Shankaran R
    Posted September 21, 2009 at 6:40 am

    A very good job by the guide creator.. As far as i know, this site is the best Farmville guide on the web.

  373. Ego
    Posted September 21, 2009 at 11:44 am

    Remember, money is for XP, so… calculate money/XP it’snot easy. If you buy Hay Bale, you will gain $/20 XP. After that, you can sell Hay Bale, of course. If you buy buildings, you will gain $/100 XP, and your farm will be smaller, but more beautifull. So, think about what do you want for your farm? beauty or productivity?

    Sorry for my poor english.

  374. Posted September 21, 2009 at 12:49 pm

    @Shankaran R

    Why thank you :)

    Guys – Dont fight :P

  375. kiyoshi34
    Posted September 21, 2009 at 5:03 pm

    I have a technique to quickly gain the experience with less money. Plow on all your farm
    Plant soybeans throughout your farm
    Destroy and again!
    As you earn 3XP for 30 Coins
    Result: 10 coins = 1 XP ;-)

  376. George
    Posted September 21, 2009 at 8:07 pm

    Wrong calculation on coins per hour for peas and grapes.

    Peas: 7.333
    Grapes: 7.08

    So Asparagus is the best crop for coins per hour.

  377. Glenn
    Posted September 21, 2009 at 8:41 pm

    @ arjun your correct; whatever works best we all have our own methods….lol but with plowing your field you get some golden coin so now and then …..but were going in too deep analytically….lol and i’m at level 35 :( and i’m missing four blue ribbons good samaritan, cream of the crop, knock on wood and zoologist (they all have ridiculous numbers to achieve) but just add me glenn kock :)

  378. glenn
    Posted September 21, 2009 at 8:44 pm

    @ james i would love to add you too!

  379. Steve vdW
    Posted September 22, 2009 at 10:03 am

    Is there a final prize for getting ALL the ribbons?

  380. Jackie O
    Posted September 22, 2009 at 10:25 am

    James how can I find you on facebook so I can beg you “won’t you be my neighbor?” Jacqueline Olson

  381. Scott
    Posted September 23, 2009 at 2:32 am

    Oh goodness, i didn’t sift through those comments before i posted my lengthy one, please disregard my previous comment, seeing as others are smarter than i lol. i didn’t think about soybeans with their 2 xp only 15 coin cost. that’s legit!

  382. Paul
    Posted September 23, 2009 at 4:58 am

    I have done the plow plant soybeans twice now and wow it takes alot of time. It is boring and will make your fingers go stiff. But the real problem is the time it takes…. counting the interruptions, bio brakes, etc. I found that it would have been more efficient to plant blueberries and harvest them as I ran over 4 hrs. I will try the hay bale idea because while I am buying and selling hay bales a harvest can be growing :) …. thank you, that is all.

  383. Steve vdW
    Posted September 23, 2009 at 7:22 am

    I was so upset; I had 40 chickens all lined up in my chicken farm. But it slows down my machine something special. Also I can fry an egg on my processor as it hit 83 degrees celcius.

    The chickens are gone and I’ll not bother with too many animals moving forward. Trees are the way to go…

    Love all the comments here, most complete forum on FarmVille… Can you imagine if those 40+ million users found your site?

    Time to expand your farm…

  384. Paul
    Posted September 23, 2009 at 8:03 am

    ok I want to follow up on my post from earlier today….
    I tried the buying hay for experience and I can say that it is better for me. As I said, the plowing and planting soybeans and then deleting them is very time consuming, and I found myself afk from the computer several times and it ended up taking several hours. I find the buying hay bales to be alot more efficient. First of all, buying is super easy as you can buy hay really quick. Its the deleting of the hay bales that is time consuming. But hay takes up very little space…. 16 hay bales fit into one square of harvest…. So what you can do is plant a crop in your field but leave about 20 squares open by deleting the space so that it is green and buy hay bales to fill up the squares getting 80 XP per square getting 1600 XP and also getting all the RIBBONS for PACK RAT! …. then you will have to delete all the bales of hay but at least your crop is growing while your doing it! Woot! …..thank you, that is all.

  385. Necror
    Posted September 23, 2009 at 10:22 am

    You can *Sorta* cheat with assist. If you click the same neighbours farm, and “Help”. Then do it again before the Help box appears (Below) you can assist that farm more than once!

    you can’t you won’t keep the exp/coins after a relog

  386. Olivia
    Posted September 23, 2009 at 1:46 pm

    Just so you know, I’ve done the calculations (and you can double check them) but the fuel tank for the machinery takes 5 hours to replenish completely, if you wanted to add that in somewhere.

  387. Posted September 23, 2009 at 2:44 pm

    LOOKING FOR NEIGHBORS TO FARMVILLE LVL 15 ruslan95@hotmail.com

  388. Posted September 23, 2009 at 3:19 pm

    @Steve

    Lol :)

    *wants those millions of people*

    Keep the suggestions and criticisms coming!!

  389. Anonymous
    Posted September 23, 2009 at 5:00 pm

    I just got my level 31 and at the rate the experience is going up 1000 per level at the moment, is 80,000 exp needed for level 34? Because if so (and i save my money until then) i should have a villa in 27 days :)

  390. josssem
    Posted September 23, 2009 at 6:26 pm

    Hi, If a neighbour is away and cannot log to attend his farm, can I visit and harvest for him so his plants won’t die? If so, how do I do it?
    tnx
    josssem

  391. Ash
    Posted September 24, 2009 at 12:05 am

    Dammit, Rotate should be an option on EVERYTHING!!!

  392. Peter
    Posted September 24, 2009 at 12:08 am

    I found this website useful as I’m currently at level 34 with 3K XP to level 35. I had thought about buying 3 windmills to reach level 35 (to see what broccoli returns, which is less than peas). I plant peas on a 18X20 grid providing just over 1,000 XP/day. I’m about 400K coins away from buying the villa, which will boost my XP by 10,000. I’m currently #1 in my friends list with someone behind by 12K XP (he’s at level 33). I’m working my way to the blue ribbons of Knock on Wood and Zoologist and I expect to obtain them in a week. I have planted over 300 cherry trees and own 300 farm animals of which 75% are chickens.

    I have three questions: how many spaces does the villa take, will Zynga introduce predatory animals (wolves/fox/coyote) and when can I expect to expand to a 22X22 grid?

    As a suggestive seed crop, I recommend Zynga introduce saffron crocus, but it will probably take a week to harvest (lol).

    thanks
    Peter

  393. Red headed stepchild
    Posted September 24, 2009 at 12:22 am

    I just hit level 37 and everything just froze. Anyone know if this is normal? I can’t buy anything as the market doesn’t load at all. I can’t place my gifts. Only thing I can do is collect from trees and animals that are already there. And of course help friends and do the plowing/deleting. SOooo slow… :P
    So is this just a glitch or normal behaviour so I can’t advance further yet? :|

  394. SuNG
    Posted September 24, 2009 at 12:46 am

    lol. . .
    you’re all very funny. . . i can get 10K xp a day. . .
    but it takes your time..hehehe

  395. necia fusco
    Posted September 24, 2009 at 1:42 am

    add me as ur neighbor….i am at level 25

  396. Posted September 24, 2009 at 2:38 am

    nothing appear in my facebook regarding farmville.. so i can’t celebrate friend’s ribbon or give home for cow, ugly duck etc… what should i do?

  397. SuNG
    Posted September 24, 2009 at 2:59 am

    here’s how to make 10K Xp /day..
    and i just figure it out yesterday.. i got 7K only (coz to boring..lol)

    you must have 20 X 20 Farm Size.. plant 20 x 18 = 360 with tomatos(the most profit until level 25, i’m lvl 25 now) and you can put the other 2 x 18 field with your stuff..

    and the rest 2 X 2 this is where your XP come from. . .
    plow the square (2 X 2) and plant it with soybeans (2 XP for 15 coins) and each time you plant that you got 3XP with 30 Gold..
    after you plant it delete the field and repeat it..

    it you got 200k in your cash, then you can get 20K XP..

    with the tomatos plant you can get about 50K a day (5000XP) + plowing and planting the tomatos about 1200XP
    total is 6k ++ XP a day..

    or you can try to plant it with blue or black berries which give more XP..

    use this trick to race your buddy’s level ;)

    Regards
    SuNG

    Yahoo : luckyseven44
    Facebook : SuNG El Nino

  398. Just a farmer
    Posted September 24, 2009 at 9:15 am

    Based on my calculations, the most XP you can really get in a day is… 8760
    20×20 farm, 3 times blackberries, 1 time tomatoes.
    The other time is used to do that plow-plant soybeans-delete trick. Although this is 5560 XP from that trick, which means you’ll have to plant…around 1850 soybeans and the deleting is a VERY painful process. :)

  399. SureFire
    Posted September 24, 2009 at 11:49 am

    check into Bales of Hay. Best exp. for the money. Unless you have time to plow and delete and plow and delete. 100g = 5exp however you can sell hay for 5g so, 100g – 5g = 95g per 5exp. I got to lvl 21 in 1 week. Hay Bales… easily best exp. I would harvest, plow, plant, then use excess money on hay. Then when plants ripen – Repeat – Repeat…

  400. Billybobsteele
    Posted September 24, 2009 at 1:24 pm

    I’ve ran out of space but have a load of money. what should i spend it on?

  401. Posted September 24, 2009 at 1:41 pm

    Wow guys, almost 200,000 Views O_O

  402. Peter
    Posted September 24, 2009 at 3:19 pm

    In addition to my earlier comment regarding predatory animals, Zynga may wish to consider meteorological hazards such as flash floods, lightning and tornadoes. Loss of livestock and damaged crops may not appeal to newbie farmers, but you have to admit that it will make the game more interesting. Rodents, insects and disease can be introduced but may create a rift between conventional and organic growers.

    I have noticed recently that farm animals are easier to harvest. Zynga has lowered the graphics resolution on my 300 chickens so I can harvest them at normal speed. Previously, it took like 20 seconds to harvest each bird. If speed is an issue for some, use your vehicles near your animals. When you scroll away from the animals (they disappear off screen), the speed returns to normal (is this something unique to my user interface or have others noticed this?).

    thx
    Peter

  403. QuakerPete
    Posted September 24, 2009 at 5:36 pm

    Anyone know when the 22×22 and 24×24 farms become available?

  404. Posted September 24, 2009 at 7:20 pm

    Im Still Level 18….What do i do?

  405. Posted September 24, 2009 at 7:29 pm

    QuakerPete:Dont know,are you tired of seeing that ‘coming soon’?

  406. Peter
    Posted September 24, 2009 at 8:05 pm

    I’m looking for Farmville neighbors on facebook. Look for me “Peter Kim” with the Polynesian shirt holding a lobster. Please be “gay-friendly.” If you are into Bear (the gay male kind) and/or leather culture, kudos! I can gift the olive tree, which seems to happen every four days (why is this?)

  407. Javier G.
    Posted September 24, 2009 at 8:58 pm

    Onions: 275-(170+15)=90 coins.

    7,5coins/hour

    They must be on the third place, not 7 :D

  408. Kelly
    Posted September 24, 2009 at 9:50 pm

    Green Tea now available- 105 coins to plant, sell for 191 coins in 10 hours, and get 1 experience

  409. Betty
    Posted September 24, 2009 at 10:05 pm

    Mkay, recent discovery that hasn’t seemed to pop up yet! :D

    When you pet your animals now, hearts float out of them. Maybe they’ll harvest faster or make more money? Does anyone know for sure?

  410. Thanhster
    Posted September 25, 2009 at 1:10 am

    i think green tea is the best profit crop now….8.6 coin per hour….

  411. Chris
    Posted September 25, 2009 at 1:58 am

    Thanhster, you forgot to take off 15 for plow cost.

  412. AsQew
    Posted September 25, 2009 at 3:21 am

    yeah, after plow, its 7.1/hour

  413. QuakerPete
    Posted September 25, 2009 at 8:40 am

    xHayJay67x – Sure am tired of that “Coming Soon” on extending the farm . . . I need more land :) :) :) and I need it now!!! All those coins burning a hole in my pocket.

  414. Federico
    Posted September 25, 2009 at 10:01 am

    So what’s about green tea?
    And farmville Flags?
    which are the benefits?

  415. xer0x
    Posted September 25, 2009 at 11:48 am

    Why does zynga not release the 22×22 &24×24 expansion…. and introduce some new ribbons to be collected… because i am a bit bored now…

  416. MaryAnn
    Posted September 25, 2009 at 12:17 pm

    So I bought a 10 fuel tank, and I’m left at 8 now. It won’t refill back to 10? :S

  417. Posted September 25, 2009 at 12:40 pm

    Does anyone by any chance know how you get the 20×20 plantation without having 16 neighbors? I have 20 FV Dollars which took forever to get and now it says I have to get the “homestead” first. Yet one of my neighbors who is 2 levels below me got it right away. I know he does not have 16 neighbors either.

    I’m level 20 btw.

  418. QuakerPete
    Posted September 25, 2009 at 1:03 pm

    Wonder if Facebook have had a huge rise in the number of people registering . . . loads of new false accounts just to get Farmville neighbours (whistles!!!)

  419. Posted September 25, 2009 at 1:05 pm

    Green Tea added!

  420. Posted September 25, 2009 at 4:42 pm

    strawberries give 1xp + 1xp for plowing/ 4 hrs = 2x per 4 hours
    raspberries give 0xp + 1xp for plowing/ 2 hrs = 2xp per 2 hours

    so they give equal xp

    but!

    strawberries = 10 coin profit every 4 hrs
    raspberries = 22 coin profit every 4 hrs

    raspberries > strawberries… ALL THE WAY!!!

  421. Posted September 25, 2009 at 5:06 pm

    Yup :)

  422. apes
    Posted September 25, 2009 at 6:59 pm

    sometimes while harvesting the crops, a coin flips out and then before you can react, it just disappears. What’s that about?

  423. Posted September 25, 2009 at 8:18 pm

    apes – The coin that you find while plowing gives 100 coins.

  424. tigermike
    Posted September 25, 2009 at 8:27 pm

    New crop green tea.
    Cost 105
    XP 1
    Harvest in 10 hours
    Sell for 191

  425. magjesz
    Posted September 25, 2009 at 10:07 pm

    i have a problem with the farmville cash i get cash randomely when im not leveling or anything and i dont know how im making it because i want more…do you know how to make it?

  426. cheeseface
    Posted September 25, 2009 at 11:56 pm

    Two questions about vehicles-
    1.If you have a vehicle (let’s take the tractor) and you plant four squares of land, do you get the full 4 xp for each field or do you only get 1?
    2. If you have 3 vehicles, do they share the same fuel tank or do they have seperate ones?

  427. Alex
    Posted September 26, 2009 at 12:30 am

    From the formulas above, the only thing that is taken into account is coins per hour. It does not take into account XP per hour which is also an important factor.

    I created a table to contain XP per hour. In this, I added one to each crop for plowing (since before each time you plant a crop you must plow the land). Strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries all come out to 0.5 XP per hour (the highest of all crops). Next is aloe vera at 0.333, then pumpkins, tomatoes, and sugar cane at 0.25.

    I then calculated a term I call power, which is the product of coins per hour and XP per hour. This will estimate the most powerful crop; that is, the one with the most money value in terms of coins per hour and XP value per hour.

    Of those with power of at least 1.000, the most powerful crops, in descending order and rounded to the nearest thousanth with their corresponding harvesting time in hours (assuming 23 hour days), are:

    3.375 Blackberry 4
    3.250 Blueberry 4
    2.750 Raspberry 2
    1.844 Sugar Cane 8
    1.813 Tomato 8
    1.430 Asparagus 16
    1.420 Green Tea 10
    1.331 Pea 23
    1.250 Strawberry 4
    1.153 Onion 12
    1.111 Aloe Vera 6
    1.042 Carrot 12
    0.964 Grape 23
    0.844 Coffee 16
    0.719 Pumpkins 8
    0.610 Brocolli 46
    0.500 Rice 12
    0.330 Cabbage 46
    0.234 Sunflower 46
    0.187 Pineapple 46
    0.160 Red Wheat 69
    0.153 Yellow Bell 46
    0.135 Corn 69
    0.123 Potatoes 69
    0.109 Peppers 46
    0.109 Yellow Melon 92
    0.094 Squash 46
    0.074 Cotton 69
    0.072 Watermelon 92
    0.068 Eggplant 46
    0.047 Soybeans 46
    0.042 Artichoke 92
    0.009 Wheat 69

    Then it is a matter of how often you can harvest your crops. If you can do it every 4 hours, the blackberries are the most powerful. If you can only do it every 6 hours, aloe vera (but you are better off doing it every 8 hours with sugar cane); 8 hours, sugar cane; 10 hours, green tea; 12 hours, onions (but you are better off doing it every 16 hours with asparagus or every day with peas); 16 hours, asparagus; and daily, peas.

    This also assumes you have access to all of the crops, which is only valid if you are at the maximum level. Since you can only crop what you have access to, you need to see what is best for you at any particular time.

    I hope this helps. Good luck.

  428. SuNG
    Posted September 26, 2009 at 7:00 am

    CONFIRMED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    IMPORTANT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    DON’T BUY FUEL WITH YOUR FV Cash!!!!!!!
    ITS NOT REFILL TANK.. its just spare fuel.. when you’re done with it, the fuel will refill to 150 only!!!!!

    i just tested by my own yesterday.. coz i have 30FV cash..
    to get FV cash you must earn blue ribbon.. sometimes it give 1 or 2 FV cash.. i’m level 27 and only have 30FV cash..
    coz i have some blue ribbon to complete..

  429. Paul
    Posted September 26, 2009 at 7:39 am

    Hi im level 25, im anybody would like to add me to facebook (Paul Keys) i will happily be your neighbour and send you gifts.

    Cheers Paul

  430. farmvillecraze
    Posted September 26, 2009 at 11:48 am

    What are superberries? And what level do I unlock them at?

  431. David Staerck
    Posted September 26, 2009 at 12:24 pm

    How does the shutterbug work? I keep taking different pictures of my farm but the statistics never increase so i’m not getting any ribbons?

    Thanks

  432. Ro
    Posted September 26, 2009 at 12:54 pm

    david, u gotta take pics of unique farms.. so your own several times over, won’t do the trick..

  433. Amy
    Posted September 26, 2009 at 12:58 pm

    What is with the hot air balloons, how do I get my black sheep out of the balloon, will the balloon go away???

  434. David Staerck
    Posted September 26, 2009 at 3:42 pm

    so how do you make them unique to take a picture of? it doesn’t let you take pics of other people’s farms though does it?

    the hot air balloon was just a decoration, i sold mine so maybe your sheep has just got stuck somehow as a glitch

  435. Alaina
    Posted September 26, 2009 at 4:27 pm

    I have been getting farmville building gifts and I go to accept them but then when I go to my farm they are not in my gift box…. how do I get them???

  436. Posted September 26, 2009 at 4:45 pm

    =)

    SO. MANY. COMMENTS!!

  437. Leah
    Posted September 26, 2009 at 4:48 pm

    To David: Yes, you can visit your neighbours farm, while there you will still be able to see the camera button. Take a picture and when it pops up, press accept. Each farm only counts once so taking a pic. of the same farm will not help you. Hope this helps :) Also, I love this site even though I already knew most that’s on it it’s still really helpful and well done :)

  438. Leah
    Posted September 26, 2009 at 4:52 pm

    To Alaina: This is an application not directly connected to Farmville. It’s just for fun and doesn’t actually count towards Farmville.

  439. cheeseface
    Posted September 26, 2009 at 5:47 pm

    How come the superberries are gone?

  440. Leah
    Posted September 26, 2009 at 11:23 pm

    It was just a weekend thing b/c they reached 500,000 people. Hopefully they’ll bring them back again some time :)

  441. SuNG
    Posted September 27, 2009 at 12:27 am

    to David : you can click the “my neighbour” tab in the upper section of the application.. and just click the name of your friends(who play FV) that you want to visit (even you’re not their neighbour yet)..

  442. SuNG
    Posted September 27, 2009 at 12:42 am

    @glen : glen.. sure it is the cheapest xp to gain.. (plow . plant soybean, delete) its cost 10coins/Xp.. i wonder how arjun count the other method also the same 10000 coins for 1000 XP..

    FYI Arjun: if you buy decorations or something else expensive, it gives you 1% of your money into Xp.. for example 100000 coins windmill give 1000Xp.. so it cost 100coins/Xp instead of 10cions/Xp

    CMIIW

    nb: Glen, sorry i haven’t see you post the same method of mine earlier.. coz i just join the talks.. =p

  443. cheeseface
    Posted September 27, 2009 at 1:10 am

    yeah… before you could right click an animal and click ‘pet’ but nothing happened… and now you do pet them (proof by the hearts floating up of the animals

  444. cheeseface
    Posted September 27, 2009 at 1:13 am

    omg my watermelons are taking forever to grow

  445. Dani
    Posted September 27, 2009 at 3:42 am

    When with the 22×22 farm be released and will it have any minimal requirements besides coins to purchase? I’m in much need of a bigger farm with all of the trees and animals I have… I only have 1 building so it’s not taking up THAT much space!

  446. David Staerck
    Posted September 27, 2009 at 6:33 am

    lol wow it worked, i guess i just thought you couldn’t take pics of other people’s farms lol. thanks for the help!!

    i’m trying to sort out getting ribbons then clearing them down e.g. almost done the 4 for the decorations but after that will just sell the hay bales and work on the others like using the space for trees lol i can’t believe i’m so hooked to this game :o S

  447. dan
    Posted September 27, 2009 at 6:37 am

    hi the cheat wih assist no longer works dan

  448. SuNG
    Posted September 27, 2009 at 7:42 am

    here’s new info for you guys..

    how to get 1FV Cash..

    i got 1 FV cash when i transform my ugly duckling to Swan.. ;)

  449. Jerund
    Posted September 27, 2009 at 9:01 am

    Hi, I skimmed through quickly, I keep seeing the 1FV per level mentioned; I’m at level 22 with 18 FV, and have well past 30 ribbons. My wife stared a week later and has 20 FV, and hasn’t started on some of the achievements.
    The one thing she has done is added a couple more neighbors than I, but otherwise, I’m the s-kicker in the family, but have fewer FV bucks. I agree the entertainment value of $5 real bucks is a low price, but resist on principle. So I see the FV bucks as the real mystery here. Maybe its some color ribbons, but not others, Maybe you increase slower as you go up in level. Maybe its all just random to frustrate us into spending real bucks. Maybe it’s Mabeline. In any case, this game is more addicting than any others I’ve tried, and this guide and forum is great fun. Reality is overrated.

  450. Johan
    Posted September 27, 2009 at 9:09 am

    Hi James, could you add “exp / hour” in the seed guide?
    I know you say berries are the best but i like to see things in numbers :) Thanks to a great guide!

  451. Jason
    Posted September 27, 2009 at 9:40 am

    Hey i just wanted to say you have an awesome guide here! but i wanted to know if you could atall put something up about which gifts are \”unique\” and which arent so its easier to get the spoiled not gifted achievment! Thanks in advance.

  452. Jason hochlowski
    Posted September 27, 2009 at 9:40 am

    Hey i just wanted to say you have an awesome guide here! but i wanted to know if you could atall put something up about which gifts are \\\\\\\”unique\\\\\\\” and which arent so its easier to get the spoiled not gifted achievment! Thanks in advance.

  453. jaundice
    Posted September 27, 2009 at 11:06 am

    A better method for quickly gaining experience than just plowing and clearing and repeating, is plow, then plant strawberries, then clear, then repeat. Plowing costs 15 coins, planting strawberries is only 10. So, for 100 cycles of plowing, planting, and clearing, you get 200 exp. and pay 2500 coins. If you just plow and clear 200 times, you would still get 200 exp., but pay 3000 coins.

  454. jaundice
    Posted September 27, 2009 at 11:12 am

    Adding to my last post, 200 iterations of plowing and clearing comes up to 600 mouse clicks (since you have to click twice to clear the land). Plowing, planting strawberries, and then clearing 100 times to get the same 200 exp. will only be 400 mouse clicks. For anybody who gets tired of clicking over and over and over and …

  455. john
    Posted September 27, 2009 at 12:21 pm

    should i upgrade my farm size as soon as i can or should i wait?

  456. SuNG
    Posted September 27, 2009 at 1:51 pm

    @jaundice..
    its cheaper if you plant soy beans instead of strawberries.. i’ve mentioned before..

    @Jason: to get that Ribbon is easy.. every gift is “unique” you MUST NOT use it.. just have them at the gift box. . . until you reach the number, then you got your Ribbon.. Voila!! =)

  457. SuNG
    Posted September 27, 2009 at 2:09 pm

    @John : upgrade as soon as you can.. and plant according the time you can harvest ;)

  458. Jason
    Posted September 27, 2009 at 2:48 pm

    thanks sung but i have 30 gifts in my gift box yet i only have the lvl 3 ribbon. and 30 is the max amount of gifts

  459. Betty
    Posted September 27, 2009 at 3:03 pm

    All 30 gifts have to be different. If you have multiples of the same item just use them and leave one in there.

  460. Posted September 27, 2009 at 4:25 pm

    :o

    Exp/Hour Section….Yes….That may just work! Ill do it soon! Promise :3

  461. Jason
    Posted September 27, 2009 at 4:27 pm

    oh alright. ty betty really you have no idea how long ive been trying to figure that out XD

  462. Ryan
    Posted September 27, 2009 at 5:12 pm

    i disagree with the money making theory for all of this.. the best way to level up and constantly make money if you have the time to do so.. is as follows. blackberries, blueberries, strawberries, and then raspberries.. if you notice.. on an entire day.. you can crop every 2 to 4 hours.. as of right now i use blueberries beacuse you get 2 exp pts from farming every 4 hours and it gives the best money available. i used to do raspberries being you can harvest every 2 hours which was fine.. you get money back and you get 1 exp from plowing. but in acuality if you realize that in a 4 hour span you get 2 exp pts and then you get 22 coins back for raspberries within two harvests.. now that i have blueberries i make the most money back along with EXP every 4 hours until blackberries become available.. hope this helps some of you.. because the longer a crop takes to harvest the more you lose out.. i have an excel spread sheet with all the stats if you like.. let me know..

    ry

  463. Posted September 27, 2009 at 5:42 pm

    I have to make a correction about being able to ’sorta’ cheat by helping out your neighbors: it doesn’t work. I tried this when I accidentally found out about it. When you reload Farmville after doing the ’sorta cheat’, all of the experience and money you earn from helping the same neighbor the 2nd time and after is lost, nor do the additional ‘attempts’ go towards the ‘Good Samaritan’ ribbon; it only counts the first time you help out a neighbor that day.

    It made me upset when I found out about it not working, considering I helped a neighbor out about 50-60 times, then reloaded Farmville, and realized the money, experience, and ‘helping count’ were not there. :-(

  464. QuakerPete
    Posted September 27, 2009 at 5:48 pm

    Anyone having problems with Farm Neighbors disappearing from the list at the bottom and / or not being able to add others?

  465. jen
    Posted September 27, 2009 at 7:31 pm

    I disagree with the way you’re categorizing the crops. I believe that the best crop is the soybean because you get over 400% money back versus other crops.

  466. john
    Posted September 27, 2009 at 9:56 pm

    im 2000 coins away from getting the 16×16 upgrade but idk if i should plant tonight and buy that tomorrow or just go for the 14×14 upgrade tonight? pls help

  467. Posted September 27, 2009 at 10:59 pm

    the game makes you expand in order. so you have to do the 14 x 14

  468. SuNG
    Posted September 28, 2009 at 4:57 am

    @john, yeah you should do the expand in order.. from the smallest to the biggest..

    @quakepeter : no problem here..

    @jen : it depends on how much time do you spend to play this game.. if you plant the blue berries for example, you get more cash back than if you plant soy bean which you can harvest in 1 days.. maybe its better choose soybean if you have insufficient funds to plant tomatoes in all of your farm..

    @jason : yeah, i forgot to mention that every gift must be different or it won’t be counted..

    :)

  469. Croma
    Posted September 28, 2009 at 5:04 am

    Didn’t find anyone mentioning this, so here goes: Sometimes when you plow your fields, a coin pops up. This adds to your Farm Cash. It seems pretty random, but that’s one way of getting more Farm Cash.

  470. Steve vdW
    Posted September 28, 2009 at 7:57 am

    Croma, its not FarmCash, its FarmCoins (100) that you get from that. Apparently there is a 1% chance that you get it, but sometimes I get 3 in one plowing session, which is nice…

  471. Steve vdW
    Posted September 28, 2009 at 8:21 am

    How cool would it be to rotate the FARM in its entirety… This way you can access those plowed plots that your trees seem to hide… But then again I’m already having speed issues… I don’t think they will be able to pull that off.

  472. Croma
    Posted September 28, 2009 at 8:45 am

    Actually, I take that back. I was pretty sure that it added cash, but it seems to only add coins afterall. My bad.

  473. ido
    Posted September 28, 2009 at 10:37 am

    about the most money and exp…
    why not just plant grapes over the entire farm instead of wasting your time on 3-day crops which give hardly any exp or coins. it may sound cool but it’s useless..

  474. Posted September 28, 2009 at 12:58 pm

    More updates soon!

    Including more info and help in the main sections aswell as another addition to the seed guide of exp/hour.

    Also, more FAQ’s from all of your comments that have been answered!!!!!!! :)

  475. jackie o
    Posted September 28, 2009 at 1:07 pm

    to Paul Keys – tried to friend you in facebook; there are 205 paul keys listed.

  476. David Staerck
    Posted September 28, 2009 at 3:41 pm

    There’s probably only one David Staerck!! I guarantee lol my surname is bit odd

  477. Posted September 28, 2009 at 5:28 pm

    I wonder if there are any plans in the future to either make it able to rotate your farm in it’s entirety or be able to rotate the buildings, like the barns.

    Because as it is you can only use them on one side or the other.

  478. Philip
    Posted September 28, 2009 at 9:32 pm

    A better method for quickly gaining experience than just plowing and clearing and repeating, is plow, then plant strawberries, then clear, then repeat. Plowing costs 15 coins, planting strawberries is only 10. So, for 100 cycles of plowing, planting, and clearing, you get 200 exp. and pay 2500 coins. If you just plow and clear 200 times, you would still get 200 exp., but pay 3000 coins. (by jaundice)

    My comment: Soybeans are better because they give 2exp for only 15 coins. The fastest way to gain experience (if you are relative rich in coins) is do the “plow-plant soybeans-clear” cycle repeatedly until you have no more money =)

  479. cheeseface
    Posted September 28, 2009 at 10:59 pm

    is it possible to get bigger farm lands without giving up 20 farmcash? I see people saying “Im just 2000 coins away from 14×14″ You can do with coins?

  480. Rich
    Posted September 29, 2009 at 12:50 am

    they just added a baby elephant as a gift.

    Add me as a friend if you want I know we all can use more.

    phatchetmanp@aol.com

  481. Posted September 29, 2009 at 12:55 pm

    Haven’t posted in a while.

    @James: I’ve posted a exp/day list. Someone should double check it. I’ll work out a exp/hour list if you’d like, but I’m sure you’ll get to it before I do.

    @previous: It’s a little buggy, and doesn’t give me the right outputs.. but looks great! Keep it up, and I’m sure it’ll be right up there with the other guides.

    Anyway, a few random things:
    -Baby elephants are for a limited time online (two days I believe).
    -Yes it Would be great to be able to change views (I’m thinking Roller Coaster Tycoon), but yes it Would also cause more programming difficulty since they already have this single-view isometric display going. One suggestion is put your crops starting from the bottom corner of your farm, trees on the right, animals on the left, and decorations in the top corner. Works for me anyway! Don’t need to worry about clicking on animals/trees when attempting to click crops.

    Talking about guides, if you haven’t already, check out http://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?key=rrFQP5AOGa4yUZCL-1VLUyg&gid=1 . No offence, but they got you beat James. But of course, people come Here because they want to see text and pictures as well. Not to mention communicate with others! So again, keep up the great work! Just give more recognition to those who contribute..

    Regarding the Soybean-Delete method, yes it’s very useful, and yes it’s very time consuming. Which you think is a greater waste of time (hay bale vs. soybean) is your call, but I use soybean-delete. And recently I worked out a, umm, I’m not sure if I should post this – only one other poster here has mentioned it (Mzki) – but anyone heard of a macro? Good luck! : )
    Ps. Takes the ‘fun’ out of it though.. Just a warning.

    Pps. Anyone with Twitter, click link ^. : )

  482. Posted September 29, 2009 at 1:02 pm

    @Above, Yes. I cant do all of that on here!

    But i can make it simpler for people, which it is currently!

    @All

    Guys, Dont post bots and third party software! I don’t want people complaining on here because of you :3

  483. David Staerck
    Posted September 29, 2009 at 1:59 pm

    It would be nice if for trees and animals you didn’t have to keep going back to the market to buy another one!

  484. Betty
    Posted September 29, 2009 at 3:48 pm

    Lol I wonder if the elephant will provide us with fertilizer . . .

    :/

  485. Brian W
    Posted September 29, 2009 at 4:04 pm

    How long can plowed land remain unplanted? I am wanting to get my stuff on a cycle, but don’t want to lose anything. I guess it probably wouldn’t matter that much to replow it, but just curious. Thanks! Great site, BTW!

  486. Betty
    Posted September 29, 2009 at 4:34 pm

    You can leave it unplanted as long as you like! It just stays as is, nothing happens to it if you don’t.

  487. SuNG
    Posted September 29, 2009 at 11:22 pm

    they remove the shutterbug ribbon..

    nice calculator there WofTools ;)

  488. SuNG
    Posted September 29, 2009 at 11:25 pm

    what is with the master crop things. . .?
    anyone got clue. . .?

    i’ll make an experiment with raspberry now (the fastest to harvest)

  489. Steve vdW
    Posted September 30, 2009 at 3:56 am

    @James, good call to avoid bots on this page… What is the point in having the work done for you? Its a game, games should be played, my opinion personally anyways…

    @SuNG good, there is an incentive now for people to plant other crops than just the usual. Get 3 stars and you get an award. Can’t wait to harvest my Watermelons that I planted AGES ago… But then have to do it two times more…

    Have to admit, they keep making changes that keep you coming back for more… I know some people that are right bored with it because they have too many coins, can’t expand, so can’t really do anything other than make coins.

    Fun fun fun…

  490. Darkend
    Posted September 30, 2009 at 4:33 am

    Anyone know how many plots of each crop you need to harvest to get the new seed mastery for each of the three levels? Is it different for every seed?

  491. qwertz
    Posted September 30, 2009 at 5:11 am

    you need more points for quick grown seeds to reach mastery stars, as far as i know…

  492. Steve vdW
    Posted September 30, 2009 at 8:02 am

    :-)

    FARM VILLE RAP!!! Love it:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_kFIYeFhao&feature=player_embedded

    Enjoy

  493. Dan O
    Posted September 30, 2009 at 8:06 am

    They added 2 new decorations. They are hedge archways 1 with a gate.

  494. Freya
    Posted September 30, 2009 at 8:40 am

    Ohhhh, like the hedge arch and gate ;-)

    Crop Mastery (at least for 1st Star) harvests needed:

    Strawberry 800
    Eggplant 125
    Wheat 100
    Soybeans 200
    Squash 125
    Pumpkin 1500
    Artichokes 100
    Rice 400
    Raspberries 1500
    Cotton 100
    Bell Peppers 150
    Peppers 250
    Aloe Vera 800
    Pineapples 150
    Blueberries 1200
    Watermelon 100
    Grapes 300
    Tomatoes 750
    Potatoes 150
    Carrots 600
    Coffee 500
    Corn 150
    Sunflowers 400
    Cabbage 200
    Green Tea 800
    Black Berries 1500
    Red Wheat 150
    Sugar Cane 900
    Peas 450
    Yellow Melon 150
    Onion 750
    Broccoli 250
    Asparagus 600

  495. Ro
    Posted September 30, 2009 at 9:22 am

    How do u check what your Mastery score is?

  496. Posted September 30, 2009 at 11:02 am

    I think you weren’t consistent in calculating the profit/h values:
    e.g. Tomato: 58 coins profit/patch, ready after 8 hours.

    58/8 = 7,25 – that’s what you calculated.
    But when a day lasts only 23 hours, 8 hours are “really” 7,66 hours; the profit/h would then be 7,565.

    If one hour in the game only consists of 57,5 minutes, you must conclude this in your calculation, otherwise the values are incorrect (especially in relation to those calculated with one hour á 60 minutes).

    With all hours counting 57,5 minutes Asparagus would be the new number one, which seems to be very logical to me.

  497. Posted September 30, 2009 at 11:09 am

    I think you were inconsistent with your calculation of profit/h values.
    You say a day in game lasts only 23 hours, not 24.

    e.g. Tomato: profit/patch = 58. Ready in 8 hours.
    58/8 = 7,25 just like you calculated.
    But only if a day lasts 24 hours! If a day lasts 23 hours, one hour in game consists of 57,5 minutes and not of 60.
    So the correct value for Tomato would be 7,57 (58/7,66).
    This makes many values incorrect, especially in relation to those with correct calculation.

    With the consistent correct calculation of 57,5 minutes/hour Asparagus would be the new number one, which seems to be much more logical than peas.

    Greets

  498. Steve vdW
    Posted September 30, 2009 at 11:10 am

    @Ro, MouseOver the status bar of each crop which shows you your Mastery score per crop and what you need to achieve the star.

    Anyone know if these crop requirements will go up for each star, this could take a while ;-)

  499. Steve vdW
    Posted September 30, 2009 at 11:11 am

    Oh and PS: the elephant will give you Circus Nuts at 125 coins…

  500. Posted September 30, 2009 at 11:47 am

    My ranking:

    1 Asparagus
    2 Sugar Cane
    3 Peas
    4 Tomato
    5 Green Tea
    6 Grapes
    7 Onions
    8 Sunflowers
    9 Coffee
    10 Blackberries
    11 Blueberry
    12 Carrots
    13 Raspberries
    14 Broccoli
    15 Cabbage
    16 Red Wheat
    17 Aloe Vera
    18 Pepper
    19 Yellow Melon
    20 Rice
    21 Corn
    22 Pumpkins
    23 Pineapples
    24 Potatoes
    25 Strawberry
    26 Yellow Bell
    27 Watermelons
    28 Cotton
    29 Soybeans
    30 Squash
    31 Artichokes
    32 Eggplant
    33 Wheat

  501. Steve vdW
    Posted September 30, 2009 at 3:58 pm

    Well it looks like the crop mastery harvesting requirement indeed does go up after you complete the 1st star. I’ve just completed 150 Pineapples and got my first star. Now I require to get 300 further Pineapple harvests to get my 2nd star… They’ve opened up a whole new door, simple, but people will want to get those stars… Very Clever Zynga ;-)

  502. Peter
    Posted September 30, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    I’m now at level 36 after buying the villa. The villa takes 9 spaces/squares and cost 1,000,000 coin (10,000 XP). The seed crop “mastery” looks interesting. When should I expect to expand to a 22X22 grid? Do I need more neighbors?

  503. Lardy
    Posted September 30, 2009 at 9:08 pm

    I think haybale block glitch is no longer applicable in the game. when i tried 2 plant tomatoes using the glitch this morning, the game suddenly sync and when i tried 2 refresh the game, everything i plow, harvest, exps coins went back. i tried the glitch several times but the game keeps syncing all over and its getting serious even if i tried not to used the glitch, After several attempts, i was thinking maybe it was just my connection or zynga might be lagy in that moment, so i tried 2 look my farm using my brother’s account and all my grown tomatoes were still there, untouch and same as my money and exp. Feeling a bit disappointed, i log out my account and waited for several hous, about 3, and when i check my farm again, everything looks the same the time i first log in. Still not satisfied, i tried the glitch again, letting my character moved in the middle of 2 haybales, and when i try 2 put the last haybale behind my character, *BOOM* “Your game state is out of sync with the server, Please refresh the page to continue, Code g8″. Hell no, so i came up with the idea that the glitch is no longer active. So everythings back 2 normal when i harvest, plow, plant doing what zynga wanted, The not so BORING character movements in the field. Im really disappointed. Or is it just me experiencing this? I need help please!

  504. Ash
    Posted September 30, 2009 at 10:15 pm

    If you’re having issues with trees blocking your crops, use trees with ’skinny’ trunks, like Cherry, Banana, and Date trees. You can toggle your mouse in between the trunks without having to move them and still reach your crops.

  505. Ash
    Posted October 1, 2009 at 4:44 am

    Lardy, Try using message posts instead of hay bales. That’s what I’ve always used, and still works for me.

  506. illo
    Posted October 1, 2009 at 4:48 am

    Can anyone please tell me how many gifts am I allowed to send per day? Is this level – related or is it the same for all farmers?
    Also, if I send one gift to lets say 10 people, does that count as one sent gift or 10 sent gfits?

    Thanks

  507. Freya
    Posted October 1, 2009 at 5:04 am

    Haybale issue; I’ve actually blocked him in the middle (where they always start out) of the field. I think this morning there have been some particular sync issues. Don’t think its related to blocking your guy/gal in…

    Also if you have issues with trees blocking your crops, use the vehicles for that. Generally you don’t have enough fuel for the whole harvest/plow/plant job, so I use them only in hard to reach areas as you can get them even if you have congested your edges with trees…

  508. fredrick
    Posted October 1, 2009 at 7:31 am

    when will the new 24×24 land be coming out,

  509. merry
    Posted October 1, 2009 at 9:38 am

    illo, one gift to 10 people is 10 gifts sent and the number of gifts you can send does go up as you go up in levels. Someone sent me 4 baby elephants today – so I assume you can gift the same person again and again.

    Enough with the baby elephants!

  510. David Staerck
    Posted October 1, 2009 at 1:54 pm

    Farmville has been doing my nut all day, out of sync, won’t load etc my grapes are all about to die llololol

  511. daem0n
    Posted October 1, 2009 at 8:29 pm

    you can buy abouth 1500XP for spend only 5000-6000 coins.
    must buy abouth 20 Sest Tent and FarmVille server give you 1500XP and 15000coins :) one Rest Tent in only 1000coins and i hate Elephants!

  512. trd
    Posted October 2, 2009 at 12:12 am

    I don’t know if anybody here already know about this, but if you visit your neighbor and click on their picture when the loading farm pops out click on the picture again to visit the same farm the second time, so this means double the reward for helping your neighbor. I know its not much but it’s still something right?

  513. Joshua
    Posted October 2, 2009 at 12:30 am

    What does the 3 stars under the vegetables and the little meter mean?

  514. Posted October 2, 2009 at 3:16 am

    What does the sweet potato give u??

  515. Freya
    Posted October 2, 2009 at 5:26 am

    Seweet Potato has been made available in some kind of charity event for children in Haiti???

    You need to spend 25 Farm Vill CASH in order to get a license which allows you to plant sweet potato, cost: 10, harvest 125 and XP+3 For a WEEK. There is also a special one time gift, what it is I don’t know.

    Incidentally this crop will NEVER wither… What is your opinion on this? Most of us will have to actually spend real $$$, but its for a good cause…

  516. Posted October 2, 2009 at 6:23 am

    add me on facebook and farmville send me a gift and il send u one back :)
    mitch_vandenakker@hotmail.com

  517. Carrie
    Posted October 2, 2009 at 6:24 am

    The gift for doing the Haiti sweet potatoes is a sweet seeds flag. Its for a good cause and since Ive stopped buying fuel and just box my farmer in, I figured it was worth the FV cash. Not to mention, its great experience if you are a plow/plant/delete fan… 3 experience points and the seeds only cost 10 coins.

  518. Carrie
    Posted October 2, 2009 at 6:26 am

    The gift for doing the Haiti sweet potatoes is a sweet seeds flag. Its for a good cause and since Ive stopped buying fuel and just box my farmer in, I figured it was worth the FV cash. Not to mention, its great experience if you are a plow, plant, delete fan… 3 experience points and the seeds only cost 10 coins.

  519. brad
    Posted October 2, 2009 at 6:57 am

    Great GUIDE !!!! very helpfull to me thanks for making it these are thign i like to know you;ve been realy helpful wiht out u i would probably be level 2

  520. MagicPaul
    Posted October 2, 2009 at 7:43 am

    Sweet potato costs 10 coins gives you 125 coins and 3 exp. 1 day to harvest.

  521. Walker
    Posted October 2, 2009 at 7:58 am

    tomluft: The calculations were already correct. The game doesn’t use 57 minute hours; there are still 60 minutes. All the fast crops ripen at their exact stated time (2hr, 4hr, 6hr, 10hr, 12hr, 16hr), but the 1 day crops ripen in 23 hours, the 2 day crops ripen in 46 hours, and so on.

  522. Posted October 2, 2009 at 12:35 pm

    What\’s up with the elephants everytime I move them from gift box to farm it says farm out of sync and refrshes, putting everything back into gift box and harvested crops back into the field.

  523. Posted October 2, 2009 at 12:49 pm

    @Walker

    I was about to post that! :@!!!!

    :)

  524. Kate
    Posted October 2, 2009 at 4:20 pm

    I need neighbors, join me:)))) valves78@mail.ru

  525. Posted October 2, 2009 at 5:56 pm

    Guys, Major Updates coming this weekend!

    Check back Saturday And Sunday Around 6pm (GMT)

    I just KNOW you will love them!

  526. Posted October 2, 2009 at 6:08 pm

    P.S.

    If you still think things need to be added/New sections/More info please dont hesitate to post a comment!

    Its all helpful. Im already making a list! :P

  527. QuakerPete
    Posted October 2, 2009 at 7:00 pm

    James: What a tease, come on spill the beans . . . what’s gonna be happening?

  528. farmer
    Posted October 2, 2009 at 7:33 pm

    BEST MONEY AND EXP is completely useless

  529. QuakerPete
    Posted October 2, 2009 at 7:49 pm

    Hiya, could do with more neighbours to help me to send and receive gifts.

    Contact me on quakerpete@live.com

  530. fred is me
    Posted October 2, 2009 at 11:20 pm

    hi, whats with the sweet potato should i donate 25 farm notes to use sweet potatos for 1 week is it really worth it?

  531. Chris
    Posted October 2, 2009 at 11:52 pm

    Yeah, what are the updates, James?? Please tell me they’re allowing bigger farms, my plantation is getting quite cramped!

  532. Someone
    Posted October 3, 2009 at 12:13 am

    i believe planting the daily crops is the best…they give good profit and xp for the amount of work you have to do for them. harvested once a day, and peas even get you 3 xp. planting crops that take multiple days isnt good since you get much less profit AND xp…they’re terrible unless you cant get on for a period of time.

  533. Posted October 3, 2009 at 1:27 am

    I mean BIG updates to the guide! :P

    Again: “If you still think things need to be added/New sections/More info please dont hesitate to post a comment!

    Its all helpful. Im already making a list!”

  534. QuakerPete
    Posted October 3, 2009 at 8:05 am

    FUEL?
    If I buy 1 extra fuel refill for 3 farm cash (I already have one fuel), does that extra fuel renew itself every few hours as a permanent addition or is it just a one-off where you have to keep paying for it?

  535. Posted October 3, 2009 at 8:58 am

    One time refill.

    Updates rolled. More to come! Check back Tomorrow!

  536. Brin
    Posted October 3, 2009 at 11:20 am

    Is Farmville available as a stand alone game? My kids enjoy the game but are too young for Facebook. Can one buy it for your PC?

  537. ED
    Posted October 3, 2009 at 1:52 pm

    Why did you in fastest levels change soybeans for eggplants?
    In the part where you are explaining planting and deleting. You put eggplants and not soybeans but they both give you 2 xp. However, soybeans cost 10 coins less so the smartest thing would be to plant soybeans and delete them.

  538. Debbie
    Posted October 3, 2009 at 2:51 pm

    Can you tell me what the gold coin that pops up out of the field is all about?

  539. Posted October 3, 2009 at 3:04 pm

    ok, i think I\’ve found the best way to get xp points for the cheapest amount of coins. Just buy tan hay bails. I had about 500 on my farm and then went back and sold them all. selling each one is a pain and takes alot of time but it\’s worth it. They are 100 coins and 5 xp each

  540. Darian (:
    Posted October 3, 2009 at 5:27 pm

    Do you get XP for expanding your farm?

  541. Darian (:
    Posted October 3, 2009 at 5:53 pm

    oh, and other than leveling up, how else do you get farmville cash?

  542. farmville pimp
    Posted October 3, 2009 at 6:26 pm

    I have a 20 X 20 Farm i harvest daily

    I can Harvest, Plow, Plant the whole farm in less than 5 minutes.

  543. Vicioso
    Posted October 3, 2009 at 9:48 pm

    It should read..BUYING BUILDINGS GIVES YOU 1 PERCENT OF WHAT YOU PAID.. Not 10 percent… 1 percent of 100,000 is 1,000

  544. Sam
    Posted October 3, 2009 at 10:33 pm

    BEST WAY TO GET XP PER GOLD is plowing ground, planting strawberries and deleting them. repeat process. this is a total of 25 gold (15 for plowing 10G for planting) for 2 xp, or 12.5G/xp. the plain hay bails are 95 gold per (after selling for 5G) and give 5xp, or 19G/xp. so hay bails are number two, HOWEVER, the time it takes for the strawberry option is much longer, making hay bails the more logical rout.

  545. ED
    Posted October 3, 2009 at 11:02 pm

    Actually, the best way to get XP per gold is plowing and planting SOYBEANS. Soybeans cost 15 and give you 2xp or 10G/xp(counting 15 and 1xp for plowing) versus strawberries which cost 10 but only give you 1xp or 12.5G/xp (counting 15 and 1xp for plowing). Hay bails are much simpler but will cost you almost double what you get with soybeans.

  546. Kuzzy
    Posted October 4, 2009 at 1:47 am

    Hey guys, while buying the Haiti Sweet Potatoes there was a message that,
    “All donors will receive a ONE WEEK LICENSE to plant sweet potatoes which never wither plus a one of a kind gift”..
    Does this mean that we can plant sweet potatoes only for one week after buying it? which means we can plant sweet potatoes at the most 7 times in the whole game? does anybody have any idea about this?

  547. 3
    Posted October 4, 2009 at 2:57 am

    i know how much to sell an olive tree is.. its only 60 coins to sell it

  548. karla
    Posted October 4, 2009 at 10:45 am

    thank you so much for posting this – it’s been really helpful

  549. Ro
    Posted October 4, 2009 at 12:24 pm

    @Steve vdW, Thanks for that bit of info. I’m climbing up the levels. At 36 now Yeh! :)

  550. Nasty
    Posted October 4, 2009 at 1:29 pm

    Yes it means that you can only plant it 7 days…

    Best part is
    - you get 3 XP for 10 coins
    - it never withers
    - and you did something good by giving charity

  551. ED
    Posted October 4, 2009 at 3:16 pm

    This guide Underestimates animals. Goats give more coins per hour than all the trees except olive and acai. Also, they take only 1 space like the trees

  552. Posted October 4, 2009 at 3:38 pm

    i need friends. mar fisher/facebook

  553. Jamie
    Posted October 4, 2009 at 4:09 pm

    Hey, how long after a crop is fully grown does it wither?

  554. flash2408
    Posted October 4, 2009 at 6:13 pm

    hey guys add me and ill send u gifts thanks. brent wilson bkwilson2@bsu.edu. send me a gift if you feel up to it =D please. <3

  555. pattama
    Posted October 4, 2009 at 6:27 pm

    I need thailand flag,pls.

  556. faizi
    Posted October 4, 2009 at 7:18 pm

    hey guyz…
    well the stats regarding the best crops to plant are mentioned correctly on the page disclaiming some of the comments.i just rechecked on it.
    The best 3 crops to plant to earn the highest Coins/hour.
    1.Peas
    2.Aspharagus
    3.Grapes

    And to gain quick XP by using the plow-seed-delete method, For guyz trading in money for Xp.
    The best Crop to do with it is Soybeans as they cost 15 Coins and give 2 Xp + 1Xp plowing.

    Total (30coins) = Plow+Seeding Soybeans (15coins+15coins)
    Total Xp earned (3Xp) = 1xp + 2 Xp.

    So, 1 XP is costing you 10 coins, Now thats the cheapest and the best way to earn XP fast in the game. All other methods are useless,including buying building or decorations (Calculate and check yourself).

    WELL..the author to this page did seem to make blunt mistakes regarding this.

  557. xold
    Posted October 5, 2009 at 3:03 am

    1. Peas rule!!! easy climbing in XP and best for money.

    2. But of you want to gain experience one of the cheapest way is to buy Hay Bale and then sell or delete it.

    I am now 35 experience thanks to those two tips.

  558. Carrie
    Posted October 5, 2009 at 5:06 am

    @ Kuzzy… it is true that you can only harvest the Haiti sweet potatoes 7 times during your week license… but I didn’t buy them to harvest (actually, I did harvest once). You get 3 experience points for seeds that cost 10 coins to plant… I’ve been plowing/planting/deleting and leveling up quickly. This beats soybeans and hay bales by far… but you have to invest the FV cash to do it… glad it is going to a good cause!

  559. QuakerPete
    Posted October 5, 2009 at 11:00 am

    Neighbours needed for Farmville – link up with me at quakerpete@live.com

  560. Me
    Posted October 5, 2009 at 12:45 pm

    I have one objection.

    You said you can buy farmcash with ‘Real American Dollars’.

    You can also buy them with Pounds, and no doubt Euros and other currencies too. Please do not be exclusive in this manner.

  561. Posted October 5, 2009 at 3:48 pm

    @Me, So what? We all know Americans think “They are the world”. I’m surprised most know other countries even exist…

    RE: The guide, strawberries only yield 1XP. That means on a 12×12 plot of land, it will only give 144XP every 4 hours, not 288xp.

    It is still one of the best ways to gain XP quite fast, if you’re able to farm 5-6 times a day (requiring a full 24 hours) you’ll get approx. 720XP depending on your dedication.

    I’d prefer making money as well, so planting Peppers will yield 288XP for the day as well as a profit of 11000 coins (odd). Factoring in Gross Income – (Seeding+Working the Ground) = Profit

    This is as it stand at level 12. I’m not sure about higher levels yet.

  562. mrotst
    Posted October 5, 2009 at 4:54 pm

    You accidentally wrote that buying items gives 10% of the cost in exp instead of 1%.

  563. matt
    Posted October 5, 2009 at 4:58 pm

    what do you have to do to be able to expand to 22/22 and 24/24

  564. farmfille
    Posted October 6, 2009 at 12:23 pm

    I don’t know if you mentioned:
    if you have the time, the cheapest way to level up once you have lots (over 200,000) money is to buy haystacks. they are the best ratio around:
    125 gold to 5 exp vs the ususal 500 gold to 5 exp

    Putting the haystacks down is easy, deleting them is a pain in the butt. Just giving you a heads up, maybe you could include it in your guide.

  565. Bobby
    Posted October 6, 2009 at 5:22 pm

    When will the larger expansions be opened for purchase?

  566. Posted October 6, 2009 at 6:38 pm

    Olive trees sell for 60 coins

  567. Vic
    Posted October 6, 2009 at 10:33 pm

    I think that the way you are calculating the “best crop” is wrong. Instead, you should take the selling price and divide it by the price you paid. For example, strawberries sell for 35 but cost 10. So 35/10 is 3.5, therefore you get 3.5 times more profit than you paid for. You can also think of it like 35-10 = 25, you make 25. This is why, if youre just starting out, I would recommend SOY BEANS. They sell for 63 and buy for 15. Thats 4.2 times the profit (you gain 48!) plus they grow in a day so you dont have to check that often.

  568. Grapes4life
    Posted October 6, 2009 at 11:00 pm

    The best is grapes for now..im lvl 25 and i get 185 $ profit and it days 1 day to grow.

  569. justin
    Posted October 7, 2009 at 3:42 am

    I dont think the \”HELP NEIGHBOR\” glitch works anymore, have they adjusted it?

    and by the way Vic is right, you actually lose money with planting peas but it is really good for your exp. =]

  570. TheOrcHunter
    Posted October 7, 2009 at 4:59 am

    Couple mistakes on your Crop Table when compared to my spreadsheet.

    Onions sell for 275 now, not 268.

    How you got 1.3 for eggplant I have no clue. 48/46 (2×23 hour days.) = 1.043

    Also you have Corn as 2.98 coins per hour. If you use 24 hour days you get 215/72 = 2.986 (Forgot to round up) BUT using 23 hour days you get 215/69 = 3.116

    You didnt round up a lot of numbers like:

    Pineapples is at 2.86 gold per hour, but you forgot to round up (2.869565217 GPH) and Soybeans and Squash are at 1.434 When their actual GPH is 1.434782609

    You state that “A windmill is bought for 100,000 Coins and Given 1,000Exp. Or 10% of what you paid!” 1,000 is 1% of 100,000.

  571. TheOrcHunter
    Posted October 7, 2009 at 5:08 am

    @Vic

    That would be a terrible way to calculate profit because lets look at this example.

    If you spend 1 coin on a seed, harvest it 1 day later for 10 coins you make 10x the profit.

    But if you plant a crop for 100,000 coins and harvest it in 1 day for 150,000 coins you only made 1.5x profit. But with the second crop you made 50,000 coins in 1 day versus 9 gold in 1 day.

    This example is rather extreme, but I think you get my picture.

    As for your example with soybeans, you may make more in one planting than strawberries, but strawberries make you more gold per hour that they are planted. So you will make gold MUCH faster.

    (Sorry for double post)

  572. Janice
    Posted October 7, 2009 at 8:25 am

    I have searched and searched and may have missed it but what are MASTERY POINTS? Do they add up for something special or count for anything and, if so, how do you check the balance???? Thanks!

  573. Joris
    Posted October 7, 2009 at 3:00 pm

    @vic

    you only should watch the sell/costs if you cant fill your entire farm. in that case soyabeans are verry good indeed. but as soon as you are able to fill your entire farm(mostly already after 3-4 days), the list above is correct because there is no possibility to put all your coins “in the ground” annymore then.

  574. Posted October 7, 2009 at 5:39 pm

    Thanks for all your criticisms :D

    Will check all of those! Ty TheOrcHunter!

  575. ED
    Posted October 7, 2009 at 5:46 pm

    @vic

    that’s horrible way to calculate, because strawberry’s give you that profit in 4 hours and soybeans in 1 day so by planting strawberry’s two times (8 hours) you are making more coins and XP than soybeans.

    you guys should think a little more before posting dumb stuff.

  576. Jaws
    Posted October 7, 2009 at 8:03 pm

    If planting and deleting plots for XP, I suggest soybeans over eggplants. Same XP, 10 coins less =)

  577. bettyjo
    Posted October 7, 2009 at 8:10 pm

    How do you get more plots of land to plant? I’m half way thru level 7 and have bought land. I thought more squares of land to plant would show up when I paid 20 farm cash for land. But it didn’t. When I plant seeds, there are leftovers that I have to waste. The first time I bought land, I thought nothing happened.So I did it again. Still no extra plots to plant. I still have the original 6 that I started with. How do I get more?

  578. bettyjo
    Posted October 7, 2009 at 8:52 pm

    I figured it out :D
    FINALLY!

    Farming takes patience and builds character :)

  579. Peter
    Posted October 8, 2009 at 1:43 am

    I am now at level 38 (117K XP) and still unable to expand my farm to either 22X22 or 24X24. I guess we have to wait for Zynga to allow the expansion like they did for the 20X20 grid. I currently have 37 neighbors and working on my last 3 blue ribbons. Like other farmers, I have placed bales around my avatar (dead center of game field), allowing for faster processing. This is crucial when in the early evening hours, the system will unceremoniously crash (out of sync with server) so I know to process a block of 10 squares at a time. We can buy animal topiary (decoration) and Halloween items (trees-limited time). I hope the Mastery will not apply to trees or animals as I have already sold off most of my 300 chickens.

  580. Peter
    Posted October 8, 2009 at 1:51 am

    In addition to my earlier post (I am now at level 38..) I wish to point out that I am unable to gift ANYTHING. I’d try different times of the day, but nothing. I have noticed that it was becoming problematic each time I leveled up (after level 33). Does anyone know? I haven’t been able to gift an item in over a week.

  581. Vishal
    Posted October 8, 2009 at 2:16 am

    Hi James,

    The guide is a great help. Good job.
    Had a query regarding the farmville cash vs coins. In case of an option to use FV cash or coins to buy stuff, should I usecash/coins (For e.g: I can buy a Big Family Farm for 50K coins or 20 FV cash)
    Thanks…

  582. Janice
    Posted October 8, 2009 at 4:50 am

    Again, in case you missed my first post, could someone explain MASTERY POINTS to me. I don’t see them adding up anywhere and wonder what they can be used for and how to find them (the total). THANKS!

  583. ActionJackson
    Posted October 8, 2009 at 6:20 am

    Hi, sorry but I noticed a small error….

    “A windmill is bought for 100,000 Coins and Given 1,000Exp. Or 10% of what you paid! (An imaginary building cost 750,000 – You get 7,500Exp)”

    It’s actually a return of 1% xp for every coin you spend….. except for hay bales which is up to 5%.

  584. Quincy
    Posted October 8, 2009 at 6:27 am

    @janice

    if you look at the market where you buy the crops there will be 3 stars and a little bar above them put your mouse over top and theres you mastery points. and all you get once you get all three stars is a little sign with that crop on it

  585. adam
    Posted October 8, 2009 at 9:15 am

    in the new intro screen it looks like there is a user created farm that is leveled like part of the farm is higher than the other. how is that done?

  586. Leo
    Posted October 8, 2009 at 10:54 am

    Lemon trees are the best to buy for making money. They take up only once space while crops take up 16. EG you can plant 16 lemon trees to each 1 crop. 16 lemon trees produce 1200 coins each 5 days. That is 240 per day which equals 10.43 per farmville hour (much better than peas 7.652 Coins/Hour).

    The only catch is that you won\’t start profit for 10 harvests (50 days).

  587. janice
    Posted October 8, 2009 at 11:54 am

    thanks quincy…unfortunately, that does not do a lot for our leveling and money making huh? LOL! Have any of you added others from this site as your neighbor? I am considering doing so but am out of requests for now. thanks!

  588. QuakerPete
    Posted October 8, 2009 at 12:30 pm

    @Janice

    I’ve advertised for neighbours on here and had a few replies, always looking for more though if you or anyone else is interested – quakerpete@live.com
    I’m wondering if we’re going to need a whole heap of neighbours for 22×22 and 24×24. I send out gifts as often as possible

  589. Posted October 8, 2009 at 4:51 pm

    I can’t get to my farm and Zinga’s suggestions haven’t helped so far. Farm won’t download!

    Any suggestions????

  590. Kat
    Posted October 8, 2009 at 5:04 pm

    Flowers are coming soon !! :)

  591. Kat
    Posted October 8, 2009 at 5:06 pm

    Lou…is that a problem with the adobe flash player?

  592. Vesbb
    Posted October 8, 2009 at 5:07 pm

    “To get the most effective Exp Out of a plot you could leave a section of your farm plowed without seeding it and then plant eggplants (Best crop for what we are about to do) .Delete the Patches, And repeat, as many times as desired.”

    Soybeans are better for this, cheaper and you’ll gain the same XP

  593. marc
    Posted October 8, 2009 at 5:17 pm

    how do i put benches and/or bailes on top of eachother?

    thanks..

  594. Albert
    Posted October 8, 2009 at 7:31 pm

    Having the same problem as mentioned by PETER.
    I’m only level 18 and cannot send free gifts anymore…

    Any ideas anyone ?

    Thx !

  595. GR
    Posted October 8, 2009 at 7:36 pm

    Can’t agree with you on animals. If you do the numbers, most animals are more profitable than anything you can buy.

    To plant a seed you use up 16 units of land (4×4). Thus, when you look at the most profitable seed, asparagus, you earn 0.477 coins per unit of land per hour. The most expensive tree, a lime earns you 0.625 coins/unit/hr over time. Using the same analysis, a brown cow makes 0.500, a rabbit 0.625, a pig 0.625, black sheep 0.778, ducks 0.938, goats 1.125, and swans 1.667.

    Thus, if your aim is to utilize your land for the most profit possible, keep these high yielding animals.

  596. cheeseface
    Posted October 8, 2009 at 9:38 pm

    Strawberries give you no profit. If you have 30 coins, you plant them, now you have 20 coins. You harvest them, now you have 55 coins. You plow the land and then have 40 coins. Then you plant it again, and you have 30 coins again.

    Strawberries aren’t that good I guess…

  597. cheeseface
    Posted October 8, 2009 at 9:38 pm

    Strawberries give you no profit. If you have 30 coins, you plant them, now you have 20 coins. You harvest them, now you have 55 coins. You plow the land and then have 40 coins. Then you plant it again, and you have 30 coins again.

    Strawberries aren\’t that good I guess…

  598. cheeseface
    Posted October 8, 2009 at 9:39 pm

    Strawberries give you no profit. If you have 30 coins, you plant them, now you have 20 coins. You harvest them, now you have 55 coins. You plow the land and then have 40 coins. Then you plant it again, and you have 30 coins again.

    Strawberries aren\\\’t that good I guess…

  599. cheeseface
    Posted October 8, 2009 at 9:39 pm

    sorry, there was a glitch

  600. lookwhatifound
    Posted October 8, 2009 at 10:16 pm

    I came across this whilst browsing for farmville strategies. It allows you to easily click on anything as long as you’ve aligned it to a grid pattern…like when you FARM!

    http://www.glsoft.co.uk/gridclicker/index.shtml

    No more FVCash for fuel refills. Just align the clicker and away you go!

    And NO, this is NOT CHEATING. This lets me do things easier.

  601. steven
    Posted October 9, 2009 at 10:13 am

    I noticed on the best crops for money/hour that you have artichokes twice, one is artichoke and one is artichokes.

  602. coldvirus
    Posted October 9, 2009 at 10:15 am

    @cheeseface

    the first time u had 30 coins, you had nothing planted on your farm….. the second time u had 30 coins, you had a strawberry patch planted…… what does that tell you…… figure it out…..

  603. ALBANA KOSOVARJA
    Posted October 9, 2009 at 11:45 am

    Hello,thank you for tips,if you can somehow make the maker of farmville to put on all flags from world,because we know that people around the world are playin this game,so it would be good to have flags on farms as well so they could have idea how much different pople are on line playing same game from different bacgrounds and cultures.

  604. RoyX
    Posted October 9, 2009 at 1:25 pm

    @adam and @marc

    I think what you are seeing is an optical illusion. When you place fences or hay bales behind each other in a certain way it looks like the are stacked because the bottom one item matches up exactly with the top of another. Unless there is something else in the game I haven’t seen…

  605. farmer luke
    Posted October 9, 2009 at 2:10 pm

    please explain the farmville day being 23 hours long?

    does this mean that in farmville 8hrs is really 8.35hrs?

  606. Kat
    Posted October 9, 2009 at 6:14 pm

    ooh..I wish I could find a pink cow to adopt

  607. malica
    Posted October 10, 2009 at 12:38 am

    when does this game end..?

  608. Tofu
    Posted October 10, 2009 at 2:43 am

    Hey James, still around. good for quick reference. You may want to copy and paste this guide elsewhere. All the comments make the page-load time forever. Post a linky to it or hide comments or something. Also… you answered Tom about his hourly things but to add to that this might deserve mention in the new version.

    @ tomluft: think about the time you spend clicking too. if you plant 400 fields 1.5 times a day, how long will it take you compared to 1 time a day? I used to plant every 4 hours when I was unemployed and would be on for probably 2 hours clicking. Plus the fact that you’re assuming a non-routine schedule. Do you set your alarm to harvest, plow and replant your fields? when it comes around to the middle of the night? I sure like to sleep for a solid set time.

    1 day crops are nice, because on a 400×400 field, i can harvest in shifts of 130 fields 3 times a day and and take advantage of my machinery much more effiectively, therefore using my time more efficiently AND have a set schedule, when i wake up, when i come home from work, and when i go to bed. if im going to be home on weekends i might do 4hr crops for the XP. since im sitting around with 2 million coins and nowhere to spend it til a few more levels.

  609. Denise Tidy
    Posted October 10, 2009 at 3:53 am

    Hi, I noticed that while Farmville is downloading the new picture / photos of farms.

    One of them seems to have multiple terraces. I would like to do this. How is this done?
    Thanks

  610. Tyler
    Posted October 10, 2009 at 9:00 am

    THE “MULTIPLE TERRACES” PIC EVERYONE IS TALKING ABOUT IS JUST AN ILLUSION. ITS WHITE FENCES ALL PUT TOGETHER TO MAKE IT LOOK LIKE ELEVATED LAND. EASY TO RECREATE

  611. AJ
    Posted October 10, 2009 at 3:50 pm

    another way to get coins is havve a friend, (or somebody you know) send you a gift you already have then just sell it for a little extra bonus.

  612. aaron
    Posted October 10, 2009 at 10:01 pm

    im level 29 with 43k experience but ive never had the opportunity to help a black sheep or ugly duckling or brown cow or anything, is there something i have to do to have that happen?

  613. reslts
    Posted October 10, 2009 at 10:39 pm

    Grapes not divide by 24 hrS? why u jz divide by 23 hrs .. ?? 1daay suppose is 24hrs ??

  614. Beverlee Dwyer
    Posted October 11, 2009 at 4:43 am

    Can you please add me as a neighbour Thanks
    Beverlee Dwyer

  615. Quincy
    Posted October 11, 2009 at 4:58 am

    @reslts
    1 farmville day is 23 hours

  616. Sharon
    Posted October 11, 2009 at 10:30 am

    Can someone tell me how to get the superberries?

  617. Jerry
    Posted October 11, 2009 at 3:05 pm

    Regarding the formula for coins per day (what I used) here it is:

    (sell price – buy price-15) / days to harvest
    Note, if days to harvest is less than 1, then use the fraction, for example 16 hours is .75, 12 hours is .5, 4 hours is .1666 etc.

    For experience points per day it is experience per planting divided by days to harvest. So I’m not nuts about the multi-day payoffs as with 2 experience points per planting they work out to less than an experience point per day for 3 or 4 day crop. If you gave up on real life altogether you could get 6 experience per block per day with blueberries every 4 hours. Or plant and scrap, which makes the whole point moot, but I’m not into that.

    Regarding animals, it is not a simple good v bad issue; cows are a waste of space with a very low pay-off for 24 hours, whereas bunnies pay be for a very small footprint.

  618. Jerry
    Posted October 11, 2009 at 3:10 pm

    Bunnies pay big that is.

    The terraced look is a clever illusion done by how the items are arranged. They aren’t really at different levels.

    So has anyone figured out what the slowly twisting flipped coin is while plowing, and if there’s a way to take advantage of it?

    Also, I have received fewer paper bills then levels achieved, so it isn’t always bucks per level.

  619. Ryan
    Posted October 12, 2009 at 12:11 am

    Does anyone know how to make farmville cash fast?

  620. Anant
    Posted October 12, 2009 at 5:00 am

    i gt only 2 XP vn plantin brocolli. .u hv mentiond 4. .

  621. Posted October 12, 2009 at 8:12 am

    here is my situation, when im opening my farm, at the time it is loading the game, suddenly it will stop and never work again. i want to know what will i do? pls…tnx

  622. Posted October 12, 2009 at 3:34 pm

    :O

    Can someone verify is brocolli is 2EXP?????

    Thanks for all the comments guys o.O

    You just surpassed 325,000 views! :O!:O!:O!

  623. coolguy345334
    Posted October 12, 2009 at 5:00 pm

    brocolli = 2xp cost
    time = 2days

  624. Darian
    Posted October 12, 2009 at 9:29 pm

    james i have mastered peas now every time i harvest peas every three squares i again two more xp :) i think y should add tht to your guide idk if anyone else has mastered any other crop.. but i know after u have mastered ur crop u get a post tht says (mastery sign PREMIUM peas(XP!) grown here!)

  625. gd
    Posted October 12, 2009 at 10:25 pm

    i mastered peas as well but i get random amounts of xp when i harvest sometimes 6 but sometimes 0

  626. gd
    Posted October 12, 2009 at 10:26 pm

    nevermind i take that back lol

  627. Kat
    Posted October 12, 2009 at 10:53 pm

    Princess, i had the same problem recently when i was trying to adopt a black sheep. I tried everything…cleaned my cache, reloaded application, and finally I fixed it by downloading google chrome and downloading again adobe flash player, and now i use google chrome as my main browser and can access my farm with no problem!. It is faster and doesn’t give me problems like internet explorer. I had IE7. Some people has fixed their problem by upgrading to IE8, but i rather stay with google chrome for now.
    Hope that helps.

  628. Kat
    Posted October 12, 2009 at 10:56 pm

    guys! have any of you received some random gift requests that says are from farmville but don’t have the farmville logo?
    it says something like…This Farmville made me think of you. I hope you like it! . People is sending seeders, trucks, ponds, olive trees and cash gifts through that fake farmville application. I have not accepted thinking it could be some bug

  629. Posted October 13, 2009 at 1:15 am

    Shutterbug ribbon no longer exists. no clue why.

  630. Posted October 13, 2009 at 1:23 pm

    add me iam at lvl 37 for gifts:D my email is unbreakable-ice@hotmail.com

  631. Nick
    Posted October 13, 2009 at 8:49 pm

    On the loading screens they now have pictures of farms, i have noticed one had different levels to their farm ( not as in leveling up) like one part was raised and they have i think a bunch of white fences on top of one another and a cottage on the upper land… is this really possiable or did they just make it a pretty picture? If it is then how do i do it?

  632. Posted October 14, 2009 at 1:33 am

    I really don’t like that they now have a teardrop shape over the animals that are ready to be collected on. They are now very easy to miss. Was so much better with the glow around the animal! I could think of a lot of other things they should have fixed instead!

  633. Posted October 14, 2009 at 1:45 am

    James, under Fastest Level above, helping 20 neighbours should read 100 exp not 400. Also would it be possible to delete some of the comments that are repetitive because there are so many people that do not read and keep asking the same thing.

  634. QuakerPete
    Posted October 14, 2009 at 9:17 am

    RIBBONS?

    Is it worth sticking it out to collect all four ribbons for Knock On Wood and Zoologist or would I be better off just planting crops? It seems you need to harvest thousands of trees or collect thousands from animals – just wondered what the final ribbon was worth?

    PS – Farm neighbours still needed for quakerpete@live.com (gifts sent daily)

  635. bob boberson
    Posted October 14, 2009 at 1:41 pm

    You say trees take up alot of room and aren\’t cost effective. I disagree. Lets use the acai in this example, a tree takes up 1/16th the room as a normal plot of crops, while a single acai tree itself yields only 3.291 coins per hour the fact that u can plant 16 of them in a single plot square means that ur profit to area margin is now 52.666 coins/hr coupled w/ the fact that u have no replanting costs, i\’d say its a more viable option than ur leading on to. granted an acai is expensive in its own right do to the Farmcash crap, but u can see similar results w/ other trees applying this area to area comparison. Even the cherry tree gives 6 coins/hr.
    the full break down is as follows for each seeded plot (16/plot):
    Acai – 432 farmcash – 2 Days – 2528 coins – 52.666 coins/hr
    Cherry – 3600 coins – 5Exp– 2 Days – 288 coins – 6 coins/hr
    Apple – 5200 coins – 5Exp – 3 Days – 448 coins – 6.222 coins /hr
    Orange –6800 coins – 5Exp – 4 Days – 640 coins – 6.666 coins/hr
    Plum – 5600 coins – 5Exp – 3 Days – 480 profit – 6.666 coins/hr
    Peach – 8000 coins – 5Exp – 4 Days – 752 coins – 7.833 coins/hr
    Lemon – 7600 coins – 5Exp – 3 Days – 656 coins – 9.111 coins/hr
    Lime – 12000 coins – 7Exp – 5 Days – 1200 coins – 10 coins/hr
    Fig – Only Gift – Gifted – 3 Days – 528 coins – 7.333 coins/hr
    Avocado – Only Gift – Gifted -3 Days – 592 coins – 8.222 coins/hr
    Apricot – Only Gift – Gifted -4 Days – 896 coins – 9.333 coins/hr
    Grapefruit – Only Gift – Gifted -3 Days – 800 coins – 11.111 coins/hr
    Banana – Only Gift – Gifted – 3 Days – 896 coins – 12.444 coins/hr
    Passion Fruit – Only Gift – Gifted – 5 Days – 1488 coins – 10.333 coins/hr
    Pomegranate – Only Gift – Gifted – 5 Days – 1728 coins – 12 coins/hr
    Date – Only Gift – Gifted – 3 Days – 640 coins – 8.888 coins/hr
    Olive – Only Gift – Gifted – 4 Days – 1792 coins – 14.933 coins/hr

    as you can see using the same /hr basis you can see that trees are generally better coins/hr than seeds which makes sense giving the rarity or cost of each to plant. would this be an expensive endevor? yes, but it\’d pay for itself given the time.

  636. Posted October 14, 2009 at 2:46 pm

    Hi folks.

    A question about Haiti Sweet Potato. When the offer expires ? when is the last day we could buy this seed ?

    I read the offer ends Oct. 15, is that true ?

  637. ED
    Posted October 14, 2009 at 3:16 pm

    @ bob boberson

    you’re right but only if they are gift because buying the trees it will take like 50 days for profit.
    and the same with animals especially goat which gives more money than any tree except olive and acai and also takes only 1 space

  638. Elizabeth
    Posted October 14, 2009 at 6:17 pm

    You suggest deleting patch after planting eggplant. Don’y you mean harvesting the eggplant then plowing.
    Also I have noticed that deleting a patch and then plowing grass does not appear to add any benefit. So why not harvest and just plow the same patch rather than deleting it? Both plowing grass and plowing a previously harvested patch use the same coins and XP and deleting a patch just adds a extra step.
    Aslo I have tried to find out what the coin tossing after plowing means or does- do you know? It appears only when you plow existing harvested patches… Any benefit?
    Finally, a glitch – I harvest and celebration reward has expired – yet I am online- what is that about?
    Thank you for your page -it is great!

  639. Garrett
    Posted October 14, 2009 at 7:17 pm

    Elizabeth: What he’s referring to is Plowing a square (1XP), planting something (1 or 2XP), and deleting the patch. “Then repeating. You can do this 1,000 times in the amount of time it takes to wait for the crop to grow. And you can’t plow a plot more than once, that’s why you have to delete it.

    Bobberson: What you say makes sense, but I’ve experienced some difficulty clicking on items behind trees. Have you placed 16 trees in close vicinity? It seems like you wouldn’t be able to get to the ones in the back…

  640. Quincy
    Posted October 15, 2009 at 6:20 am

    @ Elizabeth and everyone else who keeps asking about it.
    The coin that pops up gives you 100 coins thats all it does. nothing fantastic.

  641. FarmerBen
    Posted October 15, 2009 at 11:48 pm

    How do I ferilize neighbors crops to get the crop whisperer award???

  642. evelyn johnson
    Posted October 15, 2009 at 11:59 pm

    how do i ertilize neighbors crops

  643. Saint N
    Posted October 16, 2009 at 1:22 am

    bob boberson that is incorrect. a plowed area takes up only 9 squares not 16 so you can only plant 9 trees.

  644. Posted October 16, 2009 at 5:21 am

    whisper is random, only thing that apears to be different from lost animals is that you can choose who to give it to. gives extra XP, no sense wasting so give wisely.

  645. Philbur
    Posted October 16, 2009 at 9:18 am

    Thank you for your guide. It is really helpful and makes sense of it all. I went up to Level 6 in a matter of my first day!

  646. QuakerPete
    Posted October 16, 2009 at 12:11 pm

    FARMVILLE PROBLEMS?

    Anyone got problems with Farmville being slow?

    Issues seem particularly bad when my mouse cursor has one of the harvesting / ploughing tools activated or trying to gather from the animals. Clicking to harvest a crop is a nightmare at present – I can usually get at least half of the whole farm ahead whilst harvesting, but now I can’t get ahead at all. So doing three sets of clicks (even with the tractor ploughing) is taking ages.

    If I try to speed things up, the page starts jumping as well, even though I’m only trying to click on each field.

    Using Safari on a Mac – had no such problems before. Any thoughts anyone?

  647. Steve vdW
    Posted October 16, 2009 at 4:02 pm

    @Nick, isn’t that levelling up effect cool. It is an effect. Look closely, its not really raised… I loved it also, its very clever.

    Anyone know how to fertilise yet?

  648. Freya
    Posted October 16, 2009 at 4:10 pm

    Latest updates about Farmville Crop Whisperer, Farmville has a new feature called the Farmville Fertilize in which you can put fertilizer on the crop of your neighbors and the crop that has been fertilized will become much larger than an ordinary crop.

    How does it work? Simple!

    Randomly selected users will receive 5 Bags of Fertilizer each day. Those players can then use the fertilizer on crops on their neighbors’ farms.

    Once a crop has been fertilized, it will appear bigger than normal crops and sparkle.

    But don’t let them wither, fertilized crops reward experience points when harvested!

  649. jd
    Posted October 16, 2009 at 4:56 pm

    Good guide. Could you mention what the equipment does, whether it’s worth it?

  650. Melissa CLT
    Posted October 16, 2009 at 5:14 pm

    Equipment lets you plow/harvest/seed 4 plots at once. WORTH IT. The gas refills are NOT worth it.

  651. Christina
    Posted October 16, 2009 at 10:23 pm

    Does anyone know anything about the new ribbon I saw appear today? “Crop Whisperer” – it says to “Fertilize neighboring crops” but I can’t figure how I go about doing that. I tried “helping” my neighbors, but that’s the same old it always was, anyone have any idea?

  652. Amber
    Posted October 16, 2009 at 11:12 pm

    Ive been trying to figure out what “crop whisperer” is as well.

  653. Susan
    Posted October 17, 2009 at 2:53 am

    apparently random selected players will receive 5 bags of fertilizer a day. They can then fertilize their neighbors crops to make them grow bigger and will not only be worth more but will also give exp when harvested

  654. Sven
    Posted October 17, 2009 at 5:29 am

    It seems like every strategy on Farmville is based on how much time you are willing to spend (duh, almost every game has that important aspect of your playing :P ) Anyhow, I dont know if you have heard of Farmhelper, if anyone haven´t mentioned it in all this comments, it helps you to seed and harvest when you are away or busy. This, I think, breaks the calculation of time need to spent etc. etc. (if you choose to use Farmhelper)
    So you may have reconsider some of the facts.
    You may seem it as cheat, but you ARE actually reading a guide in how to improve your farming.
    It would be interesting if anyone could give any thoughts about this :)
    Btw, thx for a very good guide James! :D

  655. gon
    Posted October 17, 2009 at 6:53 am

    thnx…though it leaves me a riddle in my mind……….amf…!!

  656. Janice
    Posted October 17, 2009 at 1:11 pm

    I would like to use this game without Facebook for my gifted students to learn about economy….is there any way to purchase just the game?

  657. Gina
    Posted October 17, 2009 at 1:31 pm

    I noticed a new achievement… “the crop whisperer” How exactly does that work? How do I fertilize my neighbors crops?

  658. GINA
    Posted October 17, 2009 at 1:37 pm

    This message is for Nick who
    Posted October 13, 2009 at 8:49 pm
    About split level farms…

    The farm isn’t split, it is actually an optical illusion! Look at the way the fences are set around the hedges!

  659. April
    Posted October 17, 2009 at 3:31 pm

    Paul, about the sweet potatoes if you buy them you can use them for 7 days down to the hour. When your 7 days is up you can buy them again. I like to use this because it only cost 10 coins per seed and you get a profit of 125 and the XP gained is 3 and it is harvested in 1 day and your crop will never wether.

    For anyone that would like to have another neighber please email me at april01mkconsultant@yahoo.com and I will be your neighber.

    Happy farming!

  660. Donna
    Posted October 17, 2009 at 4:14 pm

    I don’t understand how to maximize the helping neighbor tip. If I’m at the farmer I’m helping; what do I click on before I click on “accept”?

  661. Kevin
    Posted October 17, 2009 at 4:29 pm

    This message is for Gina who
    Posted October 17, 2009 at 1:31 pm
    About crop whisperer…

    They will soon be releasing five packs of fertalizer randomly (kinda like brown cows and ugly ducks) to famers in which they can fertalize there nieghbors crops! If a nieghbor fertalizes your crop it looks bigger than other crops and sparkles! Crop whisperer is about how many crops you fertalize!

  662. Posted October 17, 2009 at 4:45 pm

    thanks for the site.. theres’ so much to read.. i know my answer is here already but want to ask anyway.. I have lots of time.. i can sit here all day and play farmville.. i want to level up really fast to get the villa. i am at level 29. is strawberry still the best for the level up? or blackberries

    thanks

    K.K.

  663. Posted October 17, 2009 at 4:59 pm

    Guys: The new Facebook Game – “Cafe World”

    Check my Guide. Hopefully it will be as big as this one!

    http://gameolosophy.com/games/online/the-unofficial-cafe-world-guide/

  664. KiSS
    Posted October 17, 2009 at 10:52 pm

    how do they determine which player to give fertilizer to?? I find that rather unfair as I may never get a chance to fertilize anyone’s crops!!!

  665. malica
    Posted October 18, 2009 at 12:02 am

    how to fretilize a neighbour’s crop..?

  666. jeff paolo
    Posted October 18, 2009 at 2:16 am

    yeah i dont get it

  667. Sabata
    Posted October 18, 2009 at 10:10 am

    Thanks for great guide! I think they haven’t implemented the fertilizer feature yet, as there should be some sort of information available about it.

    Few tips for the game:

    - For the Not spoiled, gifted -ribbon, don’t use any gifts that you get from neighbors, etc. You need to have certain amount of unique gifts to gain this ribbon. Sometimes it’s better even save the adopted animals in your gift box for this ribbon (since they go to gift box when you adopt them). After you get the blue ribbon, feel free to use the gifts.

    - If you need small amount of experience fast, buy yellow hay bales. These give you 5 exp for 100 gold and you get one decoration for the Pack rat ribbon. They also take very little room.

    Have fun farming! If you need more neighbors for the Local celebrity ribbon, you can add me, my email is isomittari at gmail dot com

  668. kyle
    Posted October 18, 2009 at 3:26 pm

    one thing i have noticed that makes farmin easier is to but 4 fence peices to make a small pen and put your farmer in there and then plow the firlds and plant them, the process is much faster

  669. adder
    Posted October 18, 2009 at 5:23 pm

    does it cost a lot to remove fields?

  670. D. Piché
    Posted October 18, 2009 at 6:17 pm

    My farmville has a problem
    Whenever I go into the “Tree” section in the market, I can see and purchase the first eight kinds of trees, but there is no arrow going to the right, so i cannot see the higher level trees.
    I was wondering if you know how to solve?

    Thanks

    PS Nice guide ^^

  671. Andre
    Posted October 19, 2009 at 4:59 am

    instead of buying a tractor or seeder,just download gridclicker,it saves you a lot of clicks..say for instance you have a 16×16 farm..you just enter the number of rows and columns and click on send clicks,,it literally does all the clicking for you..its a very nice app..just thought I would help out..

  672. Quincy
    Posted October 19, 2009 at 6:23 am

    @ D. Piché
    there are only 8 kind of trees that you are able to buy.
    the rest you recieve as gifts

  673. hanz
    Posted October 19, 2009 at 8:16 am

    im looking for neighbours who also play active, post your name here, thx =)

  674. Andy
    Posted October 19, 2009 at 12:56 pm

    How can i make two different ground levels?

  675. WickedCoolGuy
    Posted October 19, 2009 at 6:05 pm

    I notice the grid clicker works for a pc only. Anything similar that is available for the macintosh platform?

  676. Bev
    Posted October 19, 2009 at 10:01 pm

    How do you fertilize someone’s crop? Five of my plots are twinkling, and someone said that she fertilized me. How?

  677. jackielyn
    Posted October 20, 2009 at 7:25 am

    why my box in unique box, seems to be had a problem.. i am on my way to blue ribbon, and its almost 2 weeks for the 21 more gifts, i recieve some, and it say that i need more 9, but when i log in back to 21.. how come it be like that.. is this a kind of a cheat

  678. samantha
    Posted October 20, 2009 at 8:22 am

    I need neighbors please. My email is samanthaculver@gmail.com

  679. John
    Posted October 20, 2009 at 8:24 am

    Jackielyn,

    they need to be unique gifts, if you have a look you will have 2 or 3 of the same gifts waiting…

  680. aaron
    Posted October 20, 2009 at 12:49 pm

    once you help on somebody’s farm you get 5 bags of fertilizer which you can use only on that person’s farm that you helped (at least this is the way it is for me today) so i have just earned my yellow ribbon for crop whisperer…

  681. Jody
    Posted October 20, 2009 at 3:05 pm

    I’ve read a few different posts that people are having trouble with clicking on each plot to be very slow, does anyone have a solution for this or know why it happens? I am now at level 32 and just started having this problem regularly. Someone posted they had a bunch of chickens all lined up, is it possible it’s due to having a ton of animals? I have been gradually adding animals and trees and I do have a lot. Does it have to do with putting them all together in lines? I use Internet Explorer 8. I’m close to quiting Farmville becasue it’s taking way too much time. Any advice is appreciated!

  682. josh
    Posted October 20, 2009 at 3:12 pm

    i could sure use a couple neighbors. my email is rsharp208@yahoo.com. i will deff send u gifts.

  683. Posted October 20, 2009 at 5:48 pm

    looking for active neighbors : )

    shoot me an E-mail, and I’ll get right back to ya, thanks!

    ocvarsitypitcher@yahoo.com

  684. ed
    Posted October 20, 2009 at 8:02 pm

    add me i need more neighbors :(
    http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1649230303&ref=profile

  685. Andre
    Posted October 21, 2009 at 12:00 am

    Hey everyone..Does anybody know what this mystery box is all about?you can only by it with FV Cash and its 15 of it..bit expensive I’ll say…anyway just wanted to know..enjoy farming ppl

  686. sherry
    Posted October 21, 2009 at 1:19 am

    I saw one “Mystery Gift” on someone’s farm.. it was a striped rest tent. Cute, but not worth the 15 FV $$ to me..

  687. AO
    Posted October 21, 2009 at 1:45 am

    I need more neighbors too, pls add me aocoffee@hotmail.com

  688. Gravelgert
    Posted October 21, 2009 at 5:45 am

    Someone has fertilized my crops. Is there any way of telling who did it?

  689. binny
    Posted October 21, 2009 at 6:51 am

    need to know about crop whisperer.. pls help me to earn this ribbon… how it works..?

  690. binny
    Posted October 21, 2009 at 6:54 am

    hello Gravelgert, how did u come to know someone fertilized? and how to do it? any idea?

  691. hanz
    Posted October 21, 2009 at 7:03 am

    You’re looking for an active FarmVille neighbour, who sends you gifts every day?
    Just add me at Facebook: hannes_rosler@yahoo.com

  692. ed
    Posted October 21, 2009 at 10:15 am

    i need more neighbors :( will send lots of gifts :)

    http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=1649230303&ref=profile

  693. Teshara
    Posted October 21, 2009 at 10:17 am

    I purchased a mystery box and a fire pit was inside, not worth at all spending 15 Farm cash for it

  694. aaron
    Posted October 21, 2009 at 11:30 am

    yeah mystery box is a waste, i got the fire pit too and i already sold it, 400 coins + 80 xp for 15 cash = NOT WORTH IT…

  695. Michelle
    Posted October 21, 2009 at 12:17 pm

    Does anyone know if it is possible to rotate the screen view? Ive just started playing and cant seem to find a option for this.

  696. Hannah
    Posted October 21, 2009 at 12:47 pm

    Ok I am getting aggrevate now! It says you can get 1 FV Cash a level but it DOES NOT say how to get the Cash. WIll someone please explain to me how to get the cash?

  697. Teh Farmer
    Posted October 21, 2009 at 1:11 pm

    Everytime you level up you get 1 FV Cash like a little well done present.
    You cannot rotate the screen, yes it is annoying.
    The mystery boxes are proving really disappointing all over the place at the moment, so my advice: dont buy one.
    I signed on today and 5 of my crops were sparkling which indicates they were fertilised. Apparently FarmVille decides when you recieve these bags of fertilizer..and they usually appear where the fuel can usually goes when you help out on somebodys farm. For example to scare away the crows or gophers or whatever, then in the bottom left of the screen there is a x5 next to a little white bag. However after helping about 40 people it still didnt some up for me.

  698. ange
    Posted October 21, 2009 at 1:50 pm

    HELLO !!!

    I need more neighbors
    Please, add me

    intibamba@hotmail.com

    THANKSSS !!!!!!!!!!!

  699. Gravelgert
    Posted October 21, 2009 at 6:08 pm

    I knew someone fertilized my crops because 5 plots were twinkling. To aaron…you said you received the fertilizer when you helped a neighbor. Did you have to sit on that farm for a little extra time or did it pop up right away? I usually help and then escape quickly to the next farm and wondered if I need to slow down.

  700. pk
    Posted October 21, 2009 at 6:16 pm

    a small portion of my plants had little stars jumping around them, any one kno what they are, or what they do. also, how do you kno when an item is unique?? thank you.

  701. toaster468
    Posted October 21, 2009 at 8:07 pm

    that means someone fertilized your plants and you will get exp when you harvest them!

  702. Cody
    Posted October 22, 2009 at 12:22 am

    Olive Trees sell for 60 coins each, FYI. It’s listed as Unknown above.

  703. adrian deil manliclic
    Posted October 22, 2009 at 8:02 am

    what is CROP WHISPERER????? how it is works??? can anyone teach me??? and unlock the MIGHTY PLANTATION.im getting bored waiting for it……

  704. Andre
    Posted October 22, 2009 at 9:23 am

    does anyone know from what level can you fertilize??My friend is at level 29 and he can’t fertilize and I’m on 32 and I can….

    Thanks

  705. Alicia
    Posted October 22, 2009 at 1:05 pm

    I am level 20 and fertilized random neighbors as I was helping them out today. Seems that not every neighbor you help gets fertilized.
    Yes, gas seems to be a problem – although, the harvester does help on large amount of crops.

  706. ed
    Posted October 22, 2009 at 2:41 pm

    needa good neighbor?

    http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=1649230303&ref=profile

  707. aaron
    Posted October 23, 2009 at 12:15 am

    flowers and dairy farm came in at midnight…
    on the fertilizer thing, once i help my neighbor i get the fertilizer right away, im not sure why i can do it but most other people can\’t. I do get 4 coins and 1 xp for every square I fertilize so it ends up being very worth it

  708. T
    Posted October 23, 2009 at 2:07 am

    I see so many new things – flowers, ghost chilli… can you add these to your list…

  709. Renee
    Posted October 23, 2009 at 7:09 am

    yes!!! please add all the new items to your list! we all greatly appreciate your time and efforts put into strategizing this amazingly addictive game! love the dairy farm concept and can’t wait for them to make more! disappointed – i’ve helped about 50 neighbors and NEVER seen fertilizer :( I shall keep trying!

    happy farming, all! <3

  710. Brian
    Posted October 23, 2009 at 8:17 am

    Daffodils – cost 60, harvest for 135, 2 days, 1.3043 coin/hour
    Red Tulips – cost 75, harvest for 159, 2 days, 1.5 coins/hour
    Pink Roses – cost 120, harvest for 254, 2 days, 2.587 coins/hour
    Lavender – cost 160, harvest for 384, 2 days, 4.544 coins/hour
    Ghost Chili – cost 80, harvest for 136, 6 hours, 6.833 coins/hour
    Lilies – cost 195, harvest for 369, 1 day, 6.9130 coins/hour

    (coins/hour factors in plowing, plus uses a 23 hour day for the 1+ day crops just like the numbers above)

  711. Brian
    Posted October 23, 2009 at 8:19 am

    Also, all the new crops are 2xp except ghost chilis which are 1

  712. Posted October 23, 2009 at 10:12 am

    how do u fertilize ur neighbors crops?

  713. matt
    Posted October 23, 2009 at 11:45 am

    new achievements for planting flowers too.

  714. Pam
    Posted October 23, 2009 at 11:49 am

    I’ve received the celebration rewards from the published announcements from my neighbors pages however I never receive the coins. For example I received the message you have been rewarded 50 coins but it was never added to my tally. Why would this happen? It has happened to me know 3 times.

  715. Troy
    Posted October 23, 2009 at 1:39 pm

    Small correction:

    You still have the “Shutterbug” award listed. It no longer exists.

  716. Adil
    Posted October 23, 2009 at 2:31 pm

    hey i am on 37th level i have a villa n evry bldg….i need a 24×24 farm when wil it get unlocked….?

  717. Donna
    Posted October 23, 2009 at 2:58 pm

    To Pam about not receiving reward coins: I thought so too but they are added immediately. Check your total from when you leave the site to when you log on again to collect a bonus – you will see the correct increase.

  718. farmwhore
    Posted October 23, 2009 at 3:51 pm

    Lilies take 1 day give you 2xp, cost 195 to buy and harvest for 369

    This does not include any replanting costs

  719. freddy
    Posted October 23, 2009 at 8:40 pm

    when i mastered peas, nothing happened. I didnt get a sign or anything. why is this

  720. Eric
    Posted October 23, 2009 at 9:26 pm

    your farm sucks, I have like 8 million and a half dollars level 40, SUCK ON THAT

  721. Pye
    Posted October 23, 2009 at 10:46 pm

    If you have a tractor, a seeder and a harvester, does the full refuelling (after 8 hours) occur for all 3 of them or for just150 plots with which you can either plow or harvest or seed

  722. JewsInMyOven
    Posted October 24, 2009 at 12:14 am

    Eric, what’s it like to be a 40 year old virgin?

  723. Posted October 24, 2009 at 6:05 am

    Normally Id dissaprove…But, LOL! Your Got owned (:

    Flowers and Ghost Chilli added yesturday! :D

    ENJOY!

  724. Posted October 24, 2009 at 9:55 am

    how to you furtlize other people?

  725. Posted October 24, 2009 at 12:09 pm

    neighbour offer search leneshzn@gmail.com

    will send gifts almost daily…..

  726. Pat
    Posted October 24, 2009 at 12:19 pm

    will the cats be released from the pumpkins after Halloween and allowed to roam on the farm? and when will be black sheep be released from the balloons?

  727. Helen
    Posted October 24, 2009 at 2:47 pm

    It seems that if your neighbor has crops/flowers growing, then you can fertilize them. If all of their crops are ready to harvest/there’s only plowed land, then you can’t.

  728. Posted October 24, 2009 at 3:34 pm

    Remember me, James?

  729. Tom
    Posted October 24, 2009 at 3:58 pm

    I need friends to expand. Will send gifts. Thanks
    http://www.facebook.com/SmokingTom?ref=name

  730. Betty
    Posted October 24, 2009 at 5:24 pm

    For the fertilizer it’s really easy to tell you have it right away. When you go onto a friend’s farm, it appears in the lower left hand corner and actually looks like a jar of mayo in my opinion. I was able to use it five times on about 11 of my friend’s farms.

  731. Yasir Bin Riaz
    Posted October 24, 2009 at 7:38 pm

    I am on level 35 now just within a month. Wanted to buy a villa. So now just waiting for some coins to flow in. Let me give some tips to people.

    1. Peas are the best.

    2. If you want to increase your XP, without spending too much on buildings and trees and stuff. Simply start buying hay bales :D

    Buy Hay Bales, and then delete/sell them. For mathematicians here, let me give you some stats.

    FOR any building and/or tree and/or animal etcetera

    1 XP = 1000 coins (e.g. Windmill comes for 100,000 and gives 1000 XP)

    But for Hay Bales

    1 XP = 100 coins. Which means, you can earn a 1000 XP by just spending 20,000 !
    Five times more efficient!

    (for those of you who are wondering why the hell am I waiting for coins, well, I spent them in order to gain XP. And now I don’t need XP, I need coins)

  732. Posted October 24, 2009 at 9:48 pm

    Are you supposed to get Farmville Dollars for each new ribbon/awards that you get, or just certain ones?

  733. TAN
    Posted October 25, 2009 at 2:07 am

    Hi guys,
    Anybody needs a neighbour, get2tanweer@gmail.com

  734. robfarmer
    Posted October 25, 2009 at 2:45 am

    just started playing farmville 2 days ago and im highly addicted to it.i just had one question, do trees no longer give XP? i swear last night i bought some trees and they gave me 5 XP. now in the market menu they just have the price, harvest time, and resale value.

    also looking for good neighbors add me!

    robshaw782@gmail.com

    im a good fertilizer and once i have some requests left over from invites, im gonna start sending more gifts

  735. Posted October 25, 2009 at 3:38 am

    Hello,
    I have created an excel spreadsheet that calculates the potential profit by each harvesting time period.
    All you have to do is enter the number of plots you want to plant and the spreadsheet will calculate the rest.
    If you are interested in the spreadsheet, send me an email:
    rrysmith@sbcglobal.net

    Happy Farming!

  736. Sassy
    Posted October 25, 2009 at 9:32 am

    I went to get extra cash by filling out a survey for 17 cash and it has not showed up

  737. Firdavs
    Posted October 25, 2009 at 11:32 am

    need neighbours.

    http://www.facebook.com/firdavs.tursunov

    send private message indicating farmville neighbouring

  738. Chuck
    Posted October 25, 2009 at 12:07 pm

    Those surveys are a scam. I filled out at least ten of them, and it’s an endless loop of offers to decline. Even if you manage to reach the end page, you do not receive any farm cash, IME.

  739. Hemel
    Posted October 25, 2009 at 6:20 pm

    to farm (plough and harvest and seed) just go in a corner and block yourself off with a white fence. now it automatically does everything without u having to walk there, u just hav to click on each patch. This is very fast =D

  740. Posted October 25, 2009 at 8:54 pm

    I need some active Farmville neighbors who send gifts daily.

    http://www.facebook.com/gabby.steinbrenner?ref=name

  741. Alan Schuler
    Posted October 25, 2009 at 9:07 pm

    What is the bouncing gold coin that appears occasionally when I’m plowing?

  742. Betty
    Posted October 25, 2009 at 9:38 pm

    One of my neighbors has a turtle, any idea on how to get one?

  743. Posted October 25, 2009 at 10:35 pm

    Turtles are the same as pink and brown cows, ugly ducklings etc. They wander onto someone’s farm who can “adopt” them. It posts on facebook and then you can go and give him a home. I have two already and have only been playing about 1-2 weeks, so just keep an eye out!

  744. Betty
    Posted October 25, 2009 at 10:39 pm

    Nevermind! Turtles now wander onto your farms like cows and ugly ducks. :D

  745. SvdW
    Posted October 26, 2009 at 8:29 am

    @Yasir Bin Riaz: yes haybales are good for XP = 5XP for 100 coins. But deleting them is very time consuming and a pain, because you have to delete and confirm deletion for every haybale…

    If you’ve got the time, its definitely worth doing. I personally had 3/4th of my land for harvesting, in order to purchase haybales and get to level 35 fast. I’m the same as you, now I need coins in order to start having the farm I want.

    The XP machine is now converting to be a pretty farm within the next month…

  746. Freya
    Posted October 26, 2009 at 8:36 am

    Check out the new Ribbon for fertilizing crops…

  747. Alden
    Posted October 26, 2009 at 9:25 pm

    active neighbor…. gives olive tree everyday… or can do requests….
    http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=694761271&ref=profile
    THNX

  748. Posted October 26, 2009 at 10:42 pm

    i need neighbors daleearnhardt1fan2000@yahoo.com

  749. Posted October 27, 2009 at 3:06 am

    Hi, I was just wondering what it means when coins are released during the harvesting of crops?? Do they become Farmcash?? Or XP?? And is there any other way of gaining Farmcash other than having to purchase it??

  750. malica
    Posted October 27, 2009 at 6:37 am

    need neighbours please… agrawal_malica@yahoo.co.in

  751. Raff
    Posted October 27, 2009 at 8:23 am

    How to use animals? Is it good to have a diary farm?

  752. Posted October 27, 2009 at 10:29 am

    I LOVE the dairy farm, it reducing the time spent harvesting each individual cow, so you can spend more time doing other things. I would say it is definitely worth it!

  753. Troy
    Posted October 27, 2009 at 4:00 pm

    @ Raff: You collect from your animals to earn coins, and eventually to collect your ribbon. The dairy farm is worth it, collecting from 20 cows with a single click, awesome!!! plus the dairy farm would take up less space versus having 20 cows.

    @ Ana: You earn coins when you harvest. These coins can then be used to purchase more crops or other buildings/decorations.

    The only ways to get Farmville Bucks is either through purchase or you gain 1 Farmville Buck for every level.

  754. tina
    Posted October 27, 2009 at 4:47 pm

    hi just to let u know if u want neighbours just go on farville fan site u can get all the neighbours u need they are crying out for neighbours i completed my blue ribbion for neighbiours in 2 days by going on there hope this helps

    also the coins that appear when plowing are coming from the coin fountain some say they r worth 50 coins each others have said they have had 100 coin each anyway it is a big help it all adds up

  755. Posted October 27, 2009 at 5:01 pm

    I have been noticeing a thing that pops up on your screen every once in a while that says someting abou a cod g7 or something like that! Why does it do that?

  756. Posted October 28, 2009 at 6:28 pm

    Olive trees sell for 60 coins, I noticed this info was missing in your guide. Thanks for a very useful site!

  757. Posted October 28, 2009 at 7:35 pm

    ur all fags obsessed with farmville

  758. anonoymous
    Posted October 28, 2009 at 9:59 pm

    No life jesus no life

  759. Frank
    Posted October 29, 2009 at 1:14 am

    Great guide!

    Yes, the way to get the most XP for the money is plow, plant soybeans, delete, and repeat but for me it is faster to buy hay bales and sell them. I timed it and I bought and sold 34 bales in 130 seconds for 170 XP. That\’s 1.3 XP / second. I didn\’t time the soybeans but I know it takes me a lot longer. I know… I have too much free time if I\’m timing this!

    To me it is important how long it takes to do this since it takes a lot of time (in addition to harvesting.)

    Also, I saw mentioned somewhere else on this guide that you should keep about $40,000 in savings (depends upon level) in order to replant your fields in case you have a problem and all of your crops wither. This is assuming you have a 20 x 20 farm and all of it is devoted to crops. If you have a problem and end up with no money it will take a long time to get back to $40,000.

    And as you get gifts be sure to keep one of each in the gift box until you satisfy all of the ribbons for unique gifts. Gifts don\’t count if they have been used.

    It may be because my computer is slow but when I harvest crops my computer used to freeze often and increase the time required to click on all of the squares. I sold five animals and now have only three and now it does not freeze at all.

  760. Gh4z
    Posted October 29, 2009 at 4:05 am

    There’s an error in the Seed Guide
    you need 15 coins to make the ground available for seeding, THEN you buy the crop
    So the gain per hour is lower

  761. Gh4z
    Posted October 29, 2009 at 4:09 am

    Nvm that :P

    good guide!

  762. The_Blind_Farmer
    Posted October 29, 2009 at 5:55 am

    What about the new system of mastery of a particular seed? Anyone master something yet and can say what happens concretely other than just getting a one time XP award if anythign at all happens besides that? In other words is it worth it to try to get the mastery to the possible detriment of some money and some xp in order that maybe the reward will be worth it in the end… Thx for your help.

  763. Quincy
    Posted October 29, 2009 at 11:43 am

    Lillies= Buy for 195 sell for 369 2xp. 6.913c/h

  764. TRag
    Posted October 29, 2009 at 1:19 pm

    Sometimes while my farmer is plowing, something that resembles a cheese block pops up out of the ground and kind of bounces around. Can anyone tell me what it is and how to catch it if I need to.

  765. Etherion
    Posted October 29, 2009 at 1:29 pm

    The easy leveling section…
    Please include the sweet potato…

    Goes like this…
    “If you happen to donate FVcash for access to the Sweet Potatoes in the ‘Sweet Seeds For Haiti’, you could use them for the plow, plant, delete technique, as they yield 3 exp per plant and they only cost 10 gold” or something like that.. haha…

  766. rob
    Posted October 29, 2009 at 1:46 pm

    i would like to know if someone can explain the acai tree to me!!
    i have the money to buy it but… is it really worth it!
    and i was wondering if i buy one how many xp do i gain and if i wanna buy one more do i need another 37 or 38 farmcash?!

  767. Posted October 29, 2009 at 2:48 pm

    Land Expansions and More Usable Buildings coming to Farville Soon!

  768. Quincy
    Posted October 29, 2009 at 3:20 pm

    @T rag Read some of the comments thats the most popular question. it is a coin that pops up and it gives you 100 coins and thats all you dont need to catch it or anything… and James i think you should put that question on you FAQ because it has been ask so many times.

  769. Urazyjazzy
    Posted October 29, 2009 at 7:47 pm

    About sweet potatoes you forget that you have to replow after deleting it which costs 15 coins as total it comes 25 coins for 4 xp which is not that bad. So for 100 coins you get 16 xp and for 100000 you get 16000xp which is not bad at all:)
    But even with a mouse repeater software it would take some time…

  770. Paul
    Posted October 29, 2009 at 10:02 pm

    I bought Haiti Sweet Potato today. But i received the bad surprise it was retired from the seeds !!!

    Damn, i calculated 7 days from today to November 5th… but the game totally owned me. LOL.

  771. rob
    Posted October 30, 2009 at 1:06 am

    lol it came back up tho lol paul

  772. Posted October 30, 2009 at 8:19 am

    I really like the game and i am addicted to it as well. i have written an article – enhance your business management skills by playing FarmVille. Would love to have your views on the same. You can read it here http://www.gigathoughts.com/useful_links/play-farmville-on-facebook-to-enhance-your-business-management-skills.html

  773. rayan !
    Posted October 30, 2009 at 4:30 pm

    hey add me :P
    olive tree every day :D
    mr.ryn@hotmail.com

  774. chase
    Posted October 30, 2009 at 5:17 pm

    Quick Question…

    When the game loads I often see farms with varying elevations. How is this accomplished? It would be nice to have my buildings up on a “hill” in the back.

    THanks!

  775. Sheila Huber
    Posted October 30, 2009 at 8:35 pm

    To make different elevations, when you originally plow, you have to line a row of squares so that it is not centered with the row before it. This gives an illusion of depth. Do this for a block of squares within squares that are lined up and it will appear to be a lower or higher level.

  776. Posted October 30, 2009 at 8:45 pm

    Happy Halloween ON Farmville Everyone! :)

  777. Urazyjazzy
    Posted October 30, 2009 at 8:49 pm

    Elevation is the illusion. There is no elevation in this game. You can place the decorations in such a way that it looks like it is elevated. That is what people do:)))

  778. Sheila
    Posted October 30, 2009 at 10:52 pm

    Urazyjazzy
    Re Elevation, it is about lining up the squares when you plow grass, not where you place decorations. It is an optical illusion, but very effective to show depth. The squares can be MOVED with your mouse so that they are not lined up square with each other. One line has to be indented in from the next. Each indent gives it further elevation up (or down – that is the illusion). Practice it on another program or even draw it and you’ll see what I mean. The illusion is further assisted by lining up different coloured crops, trees or decorations.

    Re FV
    You get 1 FV for each level completed.

    Frank, thanks for they hay bale tip! Thanks to you I was able to complete a level just now. :)

  779. Daniel Roach
    Posted October 31, 2009 at 7:11 am

    I’ve only been playing Farmville for about a week, but I’ve noticed quite a bit and I can answer quite a few frequently asked ? on here. The coins that pop out when you harvest give you 100 coins per one that pops up. You get 1 Farmville dollar for every level. If you set haybails in the very center where you pop up when you open farmville then when your neighbors fertilize your crops they can do it faster because you can’t move. It’s a glitch that makes you harvest faster. You can also do this when your harvesting also and you really don’t need a harvester. It’s a waste of money. Your best yields are berries. lower levels soybeans, pumpkins, and peppers are good for xp. To see exactly how to make the elevation work, go to you tube and type in farmville elevation tutorial. To fertilize go to your neighbors and help them clean up. Once that’s done the fertilizer bag will pop up in the bottom left. You get 5. It won’t pop up if there is nothing to fertilize although sometimes it will and the crops are too far along to be fertilized in which case you can’t use them at that point. I completely agree with the fact that hay bails kick a** for xp. Their definitely worth it. Make a cool design with them, get your xp leave it for a while, and then sell them whenever you feel like it. I don’t recommend buying any animals, but keep the ones you get as gifts or that you adopt. I decided to spend $20.00 and get some Farmville Cash. I leveled 4 times today, and haven’t picked my crops yet. I bought the Haunted House which gave me 2000 xp and I still have 75 Farmville dollars left that I’m saving. Then I bought hay bails and spelled out GO COLTS. I recommend trying something like that if your a sports fan. Hope this helps!

  780. Posted October 31, 2009 at 2:25 pm

    Lol this game is easy if you know how to do simple math… XD

  781. Alice
    Posted October 31, 2009 at 5:45 pm

    can you make the sections for crop prices in table format?

    it is really hard to read.

  782. Old MacDonald
    Posted October 31, 2009 at 6:08 pm

    James, Good site. I would suggest changing the entries so that the last posts are at the top of the page. Currently it takes forever to scroll down to the last post when viewing this site on an iPhone.

  783. Old MacDonald
    Posted October 31, 2009 at 6:32 pm

    And unfortunately I receive 0 coins and 0 XP for all the scrolling!

  784. ROnaldo
    Posted October 31, 2009 at 9:34 pm

    I`m level 41!!!!!!!!!!hahahahaha

  785. Yukiko
    Posted November 1, 2009 at 2:02 am

    How can i claim my pending ribbons? I worked hard for that so i hope that you can give me some consideration in return. Hope u can give me the money & xp for the particular ribbon specified below:
    Local Celebrity – Blue Ribbon
    Knock On Wood – Red Ribbon
    Not Spoiled, Gifted – White Ribbon
    Crop Wispherer – White Ribbon
    Please Farmville / Zynga Management… do something about it!
    Thank you!

    Yukiko

  786. Old MacDonald
    Posted November 1, 2009 at 2:43 am

    Yukiko, I believe Zynga sends you your ribbons complete with 24 carat gold display case once you have earned all of the ribbons. It comes with a check for 1 Billion dollars (spoken while holding finger up to corner of bottom lip).

  787. yazikaki
    Posted November 1, 2009 at 7:59 am

    How do I get more FV’s ?

  788. Old MacDonald
    Posted November 1, 2009 at 9:13 am

    How many FV’s do you want? James, the scrolling is killing me. I should be busy spending all my waking hours farming but now it seems as though scrolling on your site has completely taken over my life.

  789. Ro
    Posted November 1, 2009 at 12:34 pm

    I’m in level 43 and bored now.. need something more exciting at Farmville to get things going..

  790. Old MacDonald
    Posted November 1, 2009 at 1:46 pm

    There’s no way I’m scrolling all the way down here without leaving a message. Farmville Rules! Scrolling to the bottom of this site on an iPhone sucks.

  791. Posted November 1, 2009 at 6:23 pm

    When are the larger plots (22×22) and (24×24) coming along, my farm is crowded and i need to expand

  792. Rick Moore
    Posted November 1, 2009 at 8:48 pm

    What real good is the Acacia Tree?

  793. D-ray
    Posted November 2, 2009 at 12:15 am

    what is that wierd floating bread coin potatothing that randomly appears?

  794. Jeremy
    Posted November 2, 2009 at 2:12 am

    add me as a neighbor

    bart_rockstar@yahoo.com

    i’m only low level, just started yesterday! thanks!:D

  795. Shubhadeep
    Posted November 2, 2009 at 8:40 am

    Tip: If any of you guys notice your browser hanging or acting slow or the message “out of virtual memory” – try switching to Mozilla/Firefox from IE. All activities like harvesting; ploughing and seeding are noticeably much faster. I am saving real good minutes by switching over. Try it out!

    Query: Under My Neighbours, somehow the vertical list of neighbours has disappeared and i do not see the list. This view was very helpful to see requests sent / if any of my friends play FV. Any help on getting the list back?

  796. Daniel Roach
    Posted November 2, 2009 at 11:22 am

    Why do people keep asking the same questions over and over. Read what’s above and it will answer most of your questions.

  797. Jutaka
    Posted November 2, 2009 at 12:00 pm

    hya!

    I’m a newbie… pls, add my as a friend and farmville neighbour T_T
    tibessano@citromail.hu

  798. Kat
    Posted November 2, 2009 at 1:35 pm

    is it true that one of the lost animals is a white horse?

  799. Jane
    Posted November 2, 2009 at 2:33 pm

    Please help me.

    Somehow I lost my neighbor list on Farmville. When I click on the neighbor tab to get to my neighbors that are on Farmville, the list is not there.

    How do I get the list back. My husband can get to his with his email, but I cannot get to mine AT ALL, no matter whose email I use.

    PLEASE HELP. THANKS.

  800. Albert
    Posted November 2, 2009 at 6:45 pm

    Farmville Extreme Manager …see
    http://www.automationlabs.org/index.php?rid=1

    Can this be for real ?
    Can we be BANNED for using this kind of program ?

    Anyone any ideas ?

    thx

  801. Old MacDonald
    Posted November 3, 2009 at 2:58 am

    Daniel it’s because people are lazy.

    Here’s a new topic for discussion. I am trying to add neighbors and I continually get a message along the lines of “you are out of requests”. Is this tied in to how many gifts you give in a day?

    And if any FV creators check this site out, or if James hangs out at the creators office looking for information, then I’d like to know, why can’t we rotate buildings?

  802. Erik
    Posted November 3, 2009 at 12:41 pm

    Hey, first of all, thanks james for this awesome guide! :D I’m sorry if you already answered this question, but, there are just sooooo many comments, and i made it about 1/3 of the way through them, and I was fed upp xD maybe another day. but, anyways, do buildings like fruitstands etc.. do anything yet?? do they have ANY bonus expect for a nice xp gain? thanks.

  803. Posted November 3, 2009 at 6:05 pm

    peas, sugar cane, onions, asparagus and all berries are the best if u can harvest them all ASAP

  804. Posted November 3, 2009 at 8:58 pm

    @albert and jane don\’t worry about the neighbor list – it will pop back up after awhile. i had that happen to me today and just went \”oh well\” – it returned. must have been a hiccup!

  805. Jacob
    Posted November 3, 2009 at 10:16 pm

    Your rates for grapes is incorrect.

  806. Erica Malone
    Posted November 4, 2009 at 12:47 am

    this was very helpful, thank you so much and keep up the good work!

  807. Jeff
    Posted November 4, 2009 at 2:20 am

    alien stuff out now…. Green cow lol

  808. Quincy
    Posted November 4, 2009 at 7:00 am

    @ Jacob. the rate for grapes is correct 270 profit – 85 purchase price – 15 for plowing. 270-85-15=170/23 hours for harvesting =7.39coin/h

  809. idc
    Posted November 4, 2009 at 9:27 am

    my opinion is that:
    somepeople think that gives more money is better
    well,that is wrong
    for e.g. grapes and watermelons
    (the calculation is by 1 seed of each)
    watermelon:348 coins/4 days
    grapes:270 coins/1 day
    u might think watermelon. is better because more money..wrong!
    270*4=1080
    so by the time u have finished the watermelon,u will already have 1080 coins from grapes,which compared to watermelons,is much better
    besides the profit of watermelon is 348-130=218-15 plowing=203. useless
    everyday just harevest and plant again

  810. sassy
    Posted November 4, 2009 at 5:25 pm

    When are we able to purchase land at 22×22 or 24×24?

  811. bggb
    Posted November 4, 2009 at 7:32 pm

    why there is no israeli fleg?

  812. Bobby
    Posted November 4, 2009 at 8:40 pm

    FARMVILLE IS AMAZING

  813. PCY
    Posted November 4, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    Noone likes Israel lol.

    I wonder if someone can calcylate something for me. Is it the most profitable thing iff you want XP! to plant peas, and the use the money to buy hay bayles or use the soybean trick, or is it better to plant black berries since you get 2 xp every 4 hour, if you have the time that is, and use the money here or buy hay bayles or use the soybean trick.

    Lets look at 10 plots for 23-24 hours.

    If you plant peas you will earn 176*10= 1760 coins och get: 3 xp for planting and 1 for plowing. 3+1=4 4*10=40 xp
    Now you can buy hay bales or use the soybean trick with you 1760 coins.
    1760/100= 18 (17,6) hay bales
    18*5xp each= 90 xp (or we can do this 1760/20=88 xp)
    Soybeans: 1760/30=59(58,6..)
    59*3=177xp (or we can just do 1760/10=176 xp.

    So if you plant peas on 10 plots and buy hay bales you get 90+40=130 xp. If you use the soybean trick you will get 176+40=216 xp.

    Blackberries: 1 xp or plowing and 1 xp for planting. 1+1=2
    24 hours/4 hours= 6 6*2=12 xp per plot
    12xp*10 plots=120 xp
    You earn 27 coins per each plot. 27*10= 270 coins
    270*6=1620 coins
    Buy hay bales: 1620/20=81 xp
    Soybean trick: 1620/10=162
    81+120=201 xp if you buy hay bales and 162+120=282 xp if you plant soybeans that you later delete.

    So:
    You can ger 282-216=66 more xp if you plant blackberris every 4 hour istead of planting peas.
    If you have a 20*20 farm you can earn 66*40 (20*20=400 400/10=40) =2640 more xp if you plant blackberries.

    Now i just spent 20 minutes to anwser my own question with the knowledge that I myself still wouldn´t plant blackberries.

    Can someone confirm my statement? I have not included plant time or time to buy hay bales or palnt soybeans, that you later delete.

    Peas – 190 – 1 Days – 3Exp – 381 – 176 Coins – 7.652 Coins/Hour
    Blackberries – 75 Coins – 4 Hours – 1Exp – 117 – 27 Coins – 6.75 Coins/Hour

  814. AG
    Posted November 5, 2009 at 1:24 am

    Awesome guide dude…it has helped me a lot in reaching level 34…
    the only thing confusing me is the “profit per patch” for ONIONS…it would be great if u could recheck that…
    all in all…the best farmville guide on the net…!!…

  815. Eric
    Posted November 5, 2009 at 2:49 am

    im new to farmville and am looking for neighbors to expand my farm i would be grateful if you could help out
    my email is smartguy_5288@hotmail.com

  816. jeff
    Posted November 5, 2009 at 11:21 am

    great guide! I started on saturday afternoon and now on Thursday morning I am on level 20! I consider that pretty good since I was a bit confused in the beginning and did not space properly and planted artichokes (took forever!)

    Great game for math and strategy. Thanks!

  817. PCY
    Posted November 5, 2009 at 12:12 pm

    How can I remove so I don´t send a message to my friends when I help them with their farm? I´m tired of closing all those small notifications.

  818. katy
    Posted November 5, 2009 at 1:46 pm

    hi, you are wrong about tomatoes. tomatoes are better than grapes.

  819. AG
    Posted November 5, 2009 at 2:00 pm

    @ katy…

    hey..the thing is that tomatoes take 8 hours to harvest….
    and grapes…even though it is written 1 day…takes only 23 hours cause that is how long one day is on farmville…
    so while calculating coins/hour for grapes…we cant take it 24 hours…
    grapes give 7.39 coins per hour for 23 hours…and tomatoes give 7.25 coins for 8 hours…grapes are better….

  820. Posted November 5, 2009 at 4:14 pm

    Love this site and I so appreciate all the work you have done. Your seed guide is perfect – as what a person actually will “make” in coins and XP will dependant on when they can harvest. If you can’t harvest a 4 hour crop once it is ready for harvest, your return starts to decrease right away – so l love that you list the plants and their return in the manner that you have. Up to the individual what is going to be the best crop for them to plant depending on when their schedule will allow them to harvest and replant, harvest…..
    Great work – thank you!

  821. WallTornPaper
    Posted November 5, 2009 at 4:52 pm

    Following guides like this make it boring and predictable. Just my opinion. And putting everything in rows is so boring and ugly. Takes the fun out of it. I am so tired of seeing farms that are either row after row of the same thing (rowing the trees is the ugliest), and the big jumbled farms that are just a huge mess of chaos are the worst. Aesthetics should play a big part. Why? Because it’s a game! It’s for FUN. It’s not real life. You won’t end up living on the street starving if you spend more time making a cool looking farm instead of being efficient.

  822. Darc
    Posted November 5, 2009 at 7:46 pm

    I saw super berries mentioned waaay early in the comments, but then nothing for the last few weeks. Do they still exist?

  823. Travlingman33
    Posted November 5, 2009 at 8:15 pm

    To WallTornPaper—I totally agree with you, but unfortunately it’s that competitive spirit in all of us.

    By the way, I need a few more FarmVille neighbors. Anyone interested?

    My email is Travlingman33@yahoo.com

  824. Old MacDonald
    Posted November 5, 2009 at 10:12 pm

    Farmville is not real life? You mean I can leave my cows unmilked and they won’t explode?

    I think James has left the building. And this scrolling still sucks.

  825. Susan
    Posted November 5, 2009 at 11:50 pm

    I have been trying to delete my neighbors that are anonymous. I have no clue who they are but I see their level and coin amounts. How do I delete them?

  826. Jithin
    Posted November 6, 2009 at 1:03 am

    Hi

    Please update the guide with the new seeds on farmville – the cranberries and the two new types of squash.

    Thanks.

    Jithin

  827. cgp
    Posted November 6, 2009 at 1:15 am

    New Seeds!!

    Cranberries –
    cost: 55 coins
    harvest: 98 coins
    time: 10 hours
    level needed: 10
    xp gained: 1
    —-
    Pattypan Squash –
    cost: 65 coins
    harvest: 160 coins
    time: 16 hours
    level needed: 16
    xp gained: 1
    —-
    Acorn Squash –
    cost: 175 coins
    harvest: 258 coins
    time: 10 hours
    level needed: 36
    xp gained: 1
    —-

  828. Stew
    Posted November 6, 2009 at 3:45 am

    This is all BS from Farmville.
    New Seeds are worthless for those that have access to all, because in the 10 Hour frame, Green Tea is still better and in the 16H frame Asparagus and even Coffee are better than the new Pattypan Squash.

  829. The Game
    Posted November 6, 2009 at 8:53 am

    Do you have information about new crop Acorn Squash at 36 level??

  830. anonymous
    Posted November 6, 2009 at 11:42 am

    A good way to speed up your plowing and planting is by blocking the standard spot you land in when you load the game, do this by placing 8 hay bales around the edges. You can still plow and plant but your character won’t have to run around the whole place to make it to the spot.

  831. Erik
    Posted November 6, 2009 at 11:55 am

    Hey, first of all, thanks james for this awesome guide! I’m sorry if you already answered this question, but, there are just sooooo many comments, that i havnt made my way through them all, maybe another day. but, anyways, do buildings like fruitstands etc.. do anything yet?? do they have ANY bonus expect for a nice xp gain? thanks.

  832. Pepe
    Posted November 6, 2009 at 12:22 pm

    @ Erik – hey dude, up until now only dairy farm do something, they are used to stock cows and collect milk in one click, pretty useful, all the other biulding up until now are just for decoration, yet it’s been announced that they are working on more buildings like the diary farm, maybe a distiller for all those grapes we harvest :D

  833. feen
    Posted November 6, 2009 at 12:50 pm

    I don\’t know if someone already said this but you have to take account the 15 coins needed to plow a field when considering coins an hour because they vary depending on the harvest time length…in addition the plowing gives you 1 xp so raspberries actually give you 12 xp a day not 0 as ur guide suggests

  834. German Boy
    Posted November 6, 2009 at 1:35 pm

    It is not very intelligent to refer to hourly profit. Because the less hours a plant takes to mature, the more often you will have to plow the land and it becomes less profitable!
    So what I did is to refer to daily profit. This considers multiple plowing!

  835. pat
    Posted November 6, 2009 at 6:36 pm

    I’ve found a cheat/hack/glitch of sorts. Someone might have already written this, I don’t know.

    1 – Buy a dairy farm and 20 cows
    2 – Put 1 cow in the dairy farm, and the rest of the cows outside it
    3 – Wait one day. The cows and the dairy farm will be ready to milk
    4 – Milk all of the cows outside the dairy farm (6*19 = 114 coins)
    5 – Place all the milked cows in the dairy farm. The dairy farm will still be at 100%. Harvest from the dairy farm (6*20 = 120 coins)
    6 – Remove 19 cows from the dairy farm, repeat.

    This allows for you to harvest 19 cows twice a day instead of once, practically doubling profit from cows.

  836. Joe
    Posted November 6, 2009 at 9:38 pm

    New seeds, cranberries and one other I think.
    Just to let you know

  837. Gigi
    Posted November 6, 2009 at 11:26 pm

    I bought a Garden Shed. I don’t know anyone else who has got one. Does anyone know how it works?

  838. Erik
    Posted November 7, 2009 at 11:12 am

    @Pepe, thank you. Yea, i know about dairy farms, but i kinda read here and there hints that like, for example, a fruit stand would give you better profits on some berries or something.

    @Pat, sweet! thats great, thanks for sharing :D

    There is another glitch type thing you can do, and it invovles helping your neighbors.. the glitch is mentioned in this guide, but, in this guide, it says u can only do it twice, but you can help your neighbor as many times as you want. IF you go to the assisting part of this guide, and look at the second paragraph, you can repeat that process over and over and get hundreds of xp and thousands of coins form helping ONE person. Pretty tedious, and only do it while im still getin 20coins and 5xp.

  839. Old MacDonald
    Posted November 7, 2009 at 11:44 am

    Gigi the shed is there to put all the birdbaths and gazing balls outside of. It is your junk shed. You can sleep in there if you want.

    Susan that’s the best question all week. I’ve tried and they stay. If anyone knows please advise.

  840. Linda
    Posted November 7, 2009 at 12:51 pm

    Great Guide, Thanks.

    How do I delete Neighbors that are blank? I tried to cancel the request but that does not work.

  841. Quincy
    Posted November 7, 2009 at 1:18 pm

    @ erik the glitch about helping your neighbours was fixed a while ago. although it will still show you getting the xp and coins once you refresh the page they will all go away.

  842. gravelgert
    Posted November 7, 2009 at 6:05 pm

    Has anyone figured out the crop mastery levels yet? I am curious how many crops you have to harvest to get to the highest level of each crop. Also, how do you get the signs, is it when you hit the highest crop mastery level?

  843. luke
    Posted November 7, 2009 at 7:24 pm

    what do you get for mastering a crop? and how much exp is required to advance 1 mastery lvl. currently im workin on cotton mastery…

  844. Posted November 7, 2009 at 7:33 pm

    Ok – New Seeds added Guys!

    ENJOY!

  845. Gigi
    Posted November 7, 2009 at 8:16 pm

    Not a Tool Shed – a Garden Shed. After I harvest a certain number of flowers (not sure how much) I can publish that people can get flower bouquets from me. When I put the cursor over the garden shed it says 0/30 perfect bunches – I don’t know what that means. I have published one set of flower bouquets but the number for ‘perfect bunches’ didn’t change. FV said that I could get bouquets for myself but I don’t know how to do that. Any help?

  846. Commen sense!
    Posted November 7, 2009 at 8:44 pm

    Fot the idiot who said about how it doesnt do plowing cost scroll up and look on thr right hand side it shows it dumb ass the maker already thought of that and calculated it in

  847. bob
    Posted November 7, 2009 at 8:55 pm

    Where do u buy the garden sheds from? or do u just automatically get em when u master a flowers thing?

  848. Gigi
    Posted November 7, 2009 at 9:11 pm

    I am not sure how I got it as no one else that I know has it. I just went on FV one morning and it said that garden sheds were added along with the science fiction stuff. I ‘accepted’ and it was placed before the dairy farm in the Market (Cost – 30,000 coins). As soon as I bought it, it was locked and said Limit 1. I was kind of drowsy (just woke up) so I figured I would click on it another time to figure out how to do all the things but it doesn’t allow that. I know that I had recently gotten the white ribbon for flower power but so have some of my friends and they don’t have it so I don’t know what triggers it. I was hoping somebody here might have it.

  849. Gigi
    Posted November 7, 2009 at 9:17 pm

    You can also get the Garden Shed for FV30.

  850. Posted November 7, 2009 at 10:55 pm

    wow niice list. strawberries ftw

  851. Old MacDonald
    Posted November 7, 2009 at 11:17 pm

    I am working on my mastery level 3 for blueberries. This requires 12000, yes twelve thousand harvests. I had heard that mastering a crop brings extra XP and I will confirm this in a week or so after about 9000 more harvests. It better be worth it because I could be working on peas right now.

  852. Lardy
    Posted November 8, 2009 at 12:54 am

    hey guys, i also got the garden shed this morning accidentaly. i think harvesting a full grown FERTELIZED flower does access to that secret building. or, harvesting a 4 plots of full grown FERTILIZED flower by the used of a tractor coz thats what i did before i got the message of having the boquet of flower on my screen. i harvested a sun flower lvl 2. so i dont think its about the flower power ribbon that access to that thing or a harvesting a mastered flower crop that enabled me to buy the garden shed. after i bought the garden shed, i continued harvesting the rest of the sunflowers, aside from the profit that pops up upon harvesting, it also had +1 perfect bunch randomly. and the +1 perfect bunch should be added to your shed coz i think thats what is made of, to fill it with 30 perfect bunch. but when i check my garden shed, its still 0/30 after having a perfect bunch of about 8. so i guess its still bug or doesnt do anything right now or they were still fixing it. but happily, i really got lucky coz when i check my neighbors farm, none of them had the green shed. hahaha! im still w8ng for more updates on that new building. you should also try your luck guys!

  853. Old MacDonald
    Posted November 8, 2009 at 3:13 am

    James is it simply not possible for latest posts to be at the top of the page? This is turning into a monster dude.

    Who here has more gazing balls and birdbaths then they really need? At least the birdbaths can be sold for 100 coins.

    Any experts have any comments about deleting those blank neighbors as Susan asked?

  854. brian
    Posted November 8, 2009 at 3:17 am

    Any news on the farm expansions 22by 22 or 24 by 24

  855. Gia
    Posted November 8, 2009 at 2:28 pm

    hello to everybody

    Question …When u begin with this game how big is the ground u get ? Which dimension it is?
    Thx

  856. Noemro
    Posted November 8, 2009 at 3:36 pm

    Gia, learn to count T_T

  857. Gia
    Posted November 8, 2009 at 3:42 pm

    Noemro….maybe but i am new in this game and i just asked ,is such a bad thing to do? I am not familiar with everything yet dont be so mean.

  858. Posted November 8, 2009 at 4:25 pm

    What is the gold coin that will float down when harvesting for. I don\’t see an increase in points or cash. The other day 4 coins floated down.

  859. Old MacDonald
    Posted November 8, 2009 at 5:00 pm

    Gia, either 10×10 or 12×12. It’s been so long I don’t remember! Plow a clean even row on one side of your farm and let us know.

    Karen, I suggest you take an hour that you would normally spend on FarmVille and use it to read all posts put on this site. In the posts is the answer to your question AND answers to many other questions. It is worth the time.

    James, ?

  860. Old MacDonald
    Posted November 8, 2009 at 5:02 pm

    Gia, either 10×10 or 12×12. It\’s been so long I don\’t remember! Plow a clean even row on one side of your farm and let us know.

    Karen, I suggest you take an hour that you would normally spend on FarmVille and use it to read all posts put on this site. In the posts is the answer to your question AND answers to many other questions. It is worth the time.

    James, ?

  861. Medina
    Posted November 8, 2009 at 6:36 pm

    I want to know how to make your farm look like it’s on 2 levels.. For example, putting fences up and then hedges to make it look like it’s on a hill or something. That would be cool! Thank so much.

  862. Albert
    Posted November 8, 2009 at 7:02 pm

    Seems that James left the building… ;-)

  863. Gia
    Posted November 8, 2009 at 8:22 pm

    Thx a lot Old MacDonald

  864. Brandon
    Posted November 8, 2009 at 8:25 pm

    I think There should be a section about strategy for earning ribbons. They add a very important dimension to the game and earning them at certain points give really helpful boosts to experience and coinage that speed up production on the farm.

  865. Esh
    Posted November 9, 2009 at 9:10 am

    oh god got bored of sending the same gift items again and again and again……..:(

  866. James Vernon
    Posted November 9, 2009 at 3:35 pm

    Lol Guys.

    A Ribbons Guide? :O
    Monster much?

    But i was thinking an Exp/Hour Guide…All in favour say “i”

    Also – about the length, ill post the new updates at the top then move them into the updates next week

    Also updates the FAQ to include that PESKY gold coin (which does ACTUALLY say +100 gold)

  867. Bob Manocchia
    Posted November 9, 2009 at 3:36 pm

    I am at level 35. Just purchased a villa. I did it by plow, plant, harvest method of the best crop at the level I was at and took into account when I could harvest crops in a timely manner

  868. Posted November 9, 2009 at 9:19 pm

    why do my animals suddenly move – it’s driving me insane – I know to click on them and then click on stay works but sometimes I’ve got pigs going one way, horses going another way and the damn ducks never stay in one place…HELP!!!!

  869. Akash
    Posted November 10, 2009 at 12:44 am

    I am on level 22, and i reached till here in 7 days of game play, thanks to the Guide.

    i want to know-
    What is the best thing to do with your FV’s

  870. Penny Forster-Cooper
    Posted November 10, 2009 at 8:31 am

    Please I desperately need expansion for my farm when will it come or shall i give up

  871. Cathrin C.
    Posted November 10, 2009 at 11:31 am

    DAIRY FARM CHEAT – I HARVESTED OVER 1,000 COWS IN ONE DAY

    I own two dairy farms and about 70 cows. I started by emptying my dairy farms completely. I then waited until I had at least one cow ready for harvest. I then put that cow into my empty dairy farm. The dairy farm now registers as 1/20 and 100% ready to harvest. I then put 19 more cows into the dairy farm (preferably cows with a low %). Once the dairy farm is full (20/20), I harvest. Tah-dah! 20 cows harvested when only one cow was technically ready to being with.

    Since I have a second dairy farm, I then take another ready cow, put it in my empty dairy farm (and again it registers as a 100% dairy farm), and move every cow from my first dairy farm into my second dairy farm (you’ll have one cow extra that I remove into my fields). Once again, 20 cows ready for harvest.

    I continue this cow rotation for my 50 cows that have been left in the pastures. I do it throughout the day as each cow reaches 100% and can be placed in the dairy farm. By the end of the day, my 20 cows that I leave in the dairy farms are harvested about 50 times a piece. That’s about 1,000 cow harvests per day.

    Of course, this process is tedious, but boy is that animal ribbon more realisitic now! And I’m getting a hefty sum of harvesting money when its all said and done too.

  872. Posted November 11, 2009 at 12:09 am

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GI4ApoNQ77Y
    lvl 40 biatchhh

  873. Newbie \m/
    Posted November 11, 2009 at 5:30 am

    For me I use soybeans in a 14 by 14 farm, not as many cash as you can expect but gives you 6k minus the sowing and seeding which cost you 5940 coins. Its cheap and gives you 500 XP per day. Good thing to remember when your in school.

  874. Posted November 11, 2009 at 10:32 am

    James, I am trying to make levels with fences & hedges but can’t get them to stack. I have seen this done and would like your advice. Also, have you seen the pic of the farm with the creator hole in it? Very cool. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

  875. Alessandro Mengascini
    Posted November 11, 2009 at 2:22 pm

    what does it mean unique crops?What kind of “unique crops” I have to harvest to reach the blue ribbon, I’ve need of only one crops to reach it.

  876. claire Slater
    Posted November 11, 2009 at 3:41 pm

    How do I obtain FV money without purchasing it? Does it come up per EXP points earned or by achievement levels?

    Looking forward to hearing from you.
    Thank you
    Kind regards
    Claire

  877. Lisa
    Posted November 11, 2009 at 5:04 pm

    This is a great guide! Lots of great suggestions!
    However, something about where it is stated in the assist section that you can help your neighbor multiple times in a day by clicking on the neighbor multiple times before it loads what you are to help them with: I discovered this myself a while back and did it through all of my neighbors, and at the end it was out of synch with the server, and the next time I loaded Farmville it didn\’t recognize any of the extra times I clicked on it. It only recognized what was equal to helping one person per day.
    Just wanted to let you know it appears to help, but it doesn\’t recognize it when you come back. Thanks!

  878. Bailey
    Posted November 11, 2009 at 6:24 pm

    Olive tree selling price is 60 coins.

  879. Patrick granat
    Posted November 12, 2009 at 3:30 am

    i have a question. i was doing flowers yesturday and it said that i can make bunches out of them how do i do that. it said something about a garden shed? is that a tool shed? because that was the closest i could get to.

  880. Anuj
    Posted November 12, 2009 at 7:03 am

    will i get extra xp if i delete the mastery sign???

  881. Rhea
    Posted November 12, 2009 at 1:48 pm

    I keep getting xp +1 mastery. What is mastery, how am I earning it and what does it do for me?

  882. Anne
    Posted November 12, 2009 at 2:40 pm

    I am in acute distress! I FINALLY got 20 FV bucks yesterday, purchased the 16X16 land expansion, received a note that I now had more space etc., FV bucks went to zero, but I DID NOT GET ANY LAND! It will take forever to get back to 20.
    Obviously this is a glitch but is there anything I can do about it???

  883. May
    Posted November 12, 2009 at 8:25 pm

    @Anne- you shouldn’t have bought the farm expansion using your FV cash. If you had a total of 10 neighbors, you could have unlocked the 16×16 buying it with 10,000 coins instead of 20 FV. Keep on adding neighbors so that you can unlock all farm expansions (all the way to 20×20) buying it using just coins.

    I have noticed that the only way to increase FV is by leveling up, nothing else. 1 FV per level increase. So try to buy things only using coins, try to use FV wisely because it’s hard to earn it.

    @Rhea- mastery is when you have planted a particular seed the required number of times. Like if you have planted and harvested eggplants 5000 times, you will earn 1 mastery star. You will see this star underneath the seed thumbnail when viewing the market. Though I don’t know how many times of planting required for each seed. I didn’t count.

    Yep, that floating coin gives you additional 100 coins only (not FV or XP). I keep thinking though if you get that floating coin randomly (like if its a lottery type of thing if you suddenly plowed a lucky patch and hit a jackpot) or that you get that floating coin if you have plowed a certain number of patches.

  884. May
    Posted November 12, 2009 at 8:28 pm

    @Anne- you shouldn\’t have bought the farm expansion using your FV cash. If you had a total of 10 neighbors, you could have unlocked the 16×16 buying it with 10,000 coins instead of 20 FV. Keep on adding neighbors so that you can unlock all farm expansions (all the way to 20×20) buying it using just coins.

    I have noticed that the only way to increase FV is by leveling up, nothing else. 1 FV per level increase. So try to buy things only using coins, try to use FV wisely because it\’s hard to earn it.

    @Rhea- mastery is when you have planted a particular seed the required number of times. Like if you have planted and harvested eggplants 5000 times, you will earn 1 mastery star. You will see this star underneath the seed thumbnail when viewing the market. Though I don\’t know how many times of planting required for each seed. I didn\’t count.

    Yep, that floating coin gives you additional 100 coins only (not FV or XP). I keep thinking though if you get that floating coin randomly (like if its a lottery type of thing if you suddenly plowed a lucky patch and hit a jackpot) or that you get that floating coin if you have plowed a certain number of patches.

  885. Linda
    Posted November 12, 2009 at 11:14 pm

    I have neighbor requests that are pending but the person is blank, I cannot cancel the request nor can I delete it any suggestions?

  886. tca98eod
    Posted November 13, 2009 at 3:04 am

    22×22 expansion is here, hooray!

  887. Toni Goodman
    Posted November 13, 2009 at 7:23 am

    I am needing farmvile Nieghbors … if anyone would like to have a new nieghbor please get in touch with me!!!

    Tonit3516@aol.com

    Or
    Toni Goodman (on facebook)

  888. Jesse Hall XD
    Posted November 13, 2009 at 7:35 am

    22×22 expansion costs 250k, lol… who wants to bet that 24×24 will be at least 300k? or something ridiculous like 500k?

    Also, how many nieghbours did it take to get 22×22? I was able to buy it right when it came out and I have 22 friends.

    And will 24×24 need 25 nieghbours? (I need 3 more then…)

    I just thought of a neat idea for farmville, what if there was a limited time only crop that when you harvest a certain number of (like 100 or 200) you get farm cash. It could be as high as 400 harvested of said crop and I would still take the time to do it!

  889. Chuck
    Posted November 13, 2009 at 10:48 am

    The program has been terribly buggy today! I had a TON of gifts; trees, chicken coops, etc., and “all my bits were lost” and got no gifts. The gift offers were gone, too. :(
    Be careful accepting multiple gifts until the connection issues are fixed!

  890. Rebecca
    Posted November 13, 2009 at 11:40 am

    I did a stupid thing today. When I logged on to my farm this morning I got the announcement that the chicken coop was available for 5000 coins so I bought it right away. I then discovered you can send it or receive it as a gift. I guess the only consolation is that I got 50 XP points. The coops sell for 370 coins so I guess if I can get enough people to send them to me as gifts I can come out even. Anyway, just be aware.

  891. Pepe
    Posted November 13, 2009 at 12:35 pm

    @ Chuck: rlly? dude i just refreshed the page and still got the gifts, something might have gone wrong on your case.

    hey I was making numbers and found a couple interesting things: 1) while diary farms occupy an area of 5×6 coops only need an area of 3×5, which means you can have 2 coops instead of one diary farm 2) two full coops produce a daily income of 360, the same income produced by one diary farm full of pink or alien cows, and it being a fact that alien cows are gone and getting 20 pink cows in serious business, it think it’s nicer to fill those to coops, tell me what you think about it, tnx!

  892. Paul
    Posted November 13, 2009 at 3:03 pm

    Since today the Haiti Sweet Corn is available. The rights to seed it for 7 days cost 25 FarmCash.

    This seed is far better than the Sweet Potato.

    Lets compare…
    Sweet Potato:
    Cost: 10 (+15 plowing)
    Sell: 125
    Harvest time: 1 day (23 hours)
    Experience: 3
    Profit: ( 125 – ( 10 + 15 ) ) / 23 = 4.347 per hour by plow

    Sweet Corn:
    Cost: 10 (+15 plowing)
    Sell: 125
    Harvest time: 6 hours
    Experience: 3
    Profit: ( 125 – ( 10 + 15 ) ) / 6 = 16.667 per hour by plow

    To compare… the best seed available, peas, gives you 7.652 per hour by plow.

    The Sweet Corn it’s a true beast ;-)

  893. bobbycarl.
    Posted November 13, 2009 at 8:48 pm

    you forgot the maple tree

  894. Posted November 13, 2009 at 9:52 pm

    I finished expanding my farm and spent about an hour redoing it this AM. About 5 hours later I checked in on it and all the work I have done is gone….. This is not the first time that this has happened, and I have checked with a few of my neighbors and the same thing has happened to them. What is happening? Am I logging off wrong or ?

  895. luke
    Posted November 13, 2009 at 10:22 pm

    i think you should make a new guide, that “best crops for money/hour” isn’t very effective. for example, you have a 12×12 plot (which i do) and i plant 144 aloe vera, then i would recieve 12,240. note, i am not counting the cost to re-soil the ground, im going by how much money i recieve once ive harvested all the crops. now, aloe vera is ranked much higher than cotton,so lets see what happens when i plant cotton on that 12×12 plot. i would get 29,808. and yet, aloe vera is higher than cotton.

    the reason for that is because it is per hour. and aloe vera is harvested in 6 hours, whereas cotton is harvested in 3 days. so those hours are stretched farther over those 3 days, rather than only 6 hours.

    so you see, that guide is rather deceptive, in that if you’re seeking to get the most money for what space you have, and how much money you get per plot, then it is wildly inaccurate. and to be honest, you got harvest the cash per hour, its usually 4 hours, 6 hours, 1 day, 3 days, etc. so you cant collect the money every hour, so why make a guide like that? why not make a chart or something, like the name of the seed, and how much money you receive per plot when you harvest, multiplied by how many plots you have. that would be much more accurate in terms of “most money”.

    because in the end, i dont check up on my crops every hour, i determine what time it will be when its time to harvest them, then i go and harvest them. im not going to check up on my cotton every hour to look at my 1.695 im getting every hour.

    whether its cotton, corn, potatoes, or whatever, you arent going to get your money until you harvest them, so dont make a money chart thats not based upon that. i believe my purposed idea would be much more effective in determining the most money possible for what space is available, and how much money you get per plot.

    what do you guy think? do you support the new idea?

  896. Jim
    Posted November 13, 2009 at 11:11 pm

    Luke, that is terrible. The whole point of breaking it down by the hour is so you can compare all crops against each other. If I plant Rice (14×14) crop, I profit (Revenue – Planting and Plowing) 7,056 after 12 hours. If I plant Ghost Chili (14×14) I get 8,036 after 6 hours, which means i make more than double by planting Ghost Chili vs Rice in the same amount of time.

  897. Joy
    Posted November 14, 2009 at 3:12 am

    Chicken coops: I also bought one, unfortunately, and then received three as gifts. But the three turned into chickens, as you are (at present) only allowed one coop per farm. Unlike other things.
    So also, the calculation that coops are better than dairyfarms is not valid, since you can’t do it.

  898. luke
    Posted November 14, 2009 at 10:32 am

    i see your point jim, (im going to use simple numbers to keep the math simple)but lets suppose you have a crop that you harvest in 2 hours (plant A)and in a 12×12 plot, after harvesting all 144 of those crops, you get 10 coins each. that would mean you get 1,440 coins. now, thats in two hours, lets suppose i have a crop that is harvested in 10 hours(plant B), and when i harvest it on that same 12×12, and i harvest all 144, and i get 20 coins, then i get 2880. now, according to the method above, plant A would be worth more, and heres why. because i can only harvest plant B once every 10 hours, whereas plant A every 2 hours. thats significantly less time to harvest, which means if i had 2 fields, of the same size, on one was plant A, the other plant B, i could harvest plant A 5 times before i harvest plant B the first time. so in order for the chart above to be accurate, that means that for all the crops above it on the list, you have to first pick one to compare to, like coins received and time to harvest, then you have to harvest the crop that takes less time to harvest, as many times as possible before the other crop that takes longer would in 1 harvest, its a little difficult to try and explain, it basically means you would have to get on FV every time and plant/harvest as many times as possible, which most people simply cannot do because of time constraints.

  899. Posted November 14, 2009 at 2:28 pm

    I have 210 plots of land and it’s enough for me. I think the game’s more fun to play when the farm looks pretty and it’s decorated, I don’t get why people
    I bought Haiti Sweet Corn, It’s really great. You can plant it overnight, because it doesn’t wither, and you get 3XP and 100 coins in just 6 hours. :)
    My favourite crops are Grapes and Sunflowers.

  900. Posted November 14, 2009 at 9:11 pm

    yo nesecito tener muchos vecinos si alguien tambien nesecita uno que me agregue por fis este es mi correo yakyjorgen@hotmail.com

  901. MM
    Posted November 14, 2009 at 10:15 pm

    I just made level 3 mastery in tomatos, and got the sign.
    Will I now make more XP if I keep planting tomatoes?
    (just planted something besides tomatoes for the first time in like forever…)

  902. Kaede Yuuki-chan
    Posted November 15, 2009 at 2:47 am

    Wee, now I know what crops are best to plant. :D

    Do you think Grapes, Pink Roses and Watermelons are okay? I chose these three because I only log in once a day every weekday, usually an hour before my class starts. Since I’m still a high school student (I’m just 14 years old, lol) I have pretty tight schedule.

    So what do you guys think? Are Grapes, Pink Roses and Watermelons okay on my farm? (To see my FarmVille farm, add me in my Facebook: jessica_013@ymail.com and add me as a neighbor) I’m currently Level 23.

    Any of people here heard of the new FarmVille secrets guide book that is available over the net?

  903. Guest
    Posted November 15, 2009 at 4:40 am

    You wrote in your Q&A section: ” I found an Error in your Guide. What do i Do?”
    I am here to tell you that is an error in its own right: There should be no capital E at the start of error, there should be no capital on the D of do and there should be a capital on the I.

  904. Kalle
    Posted November 15, 2009 at 5:37 am

    Can you write about the regular maple tree and about the baby turkey please? :)

  905. Juhi
    Posted November 15, 2009 at 7:11 am

    well i have few unnamed friend requests in My Neighbour section of farmville
    is it normal or some error coz i am not able to deny those request
    or do anything else
    do u have any idea about this

  906. Posted November 15, 2009 at 7:33 am

    Wish they would bring this game to the iPhone!

  907. Kaede Yuuki-chan
    Posted November 15, 2009 at 9:26 am

    @Shaun, I think it’s available for the iPhone…. Cause Facebook Mobile has a Touch Site Version for touch screen phones. Just make sure your phone browser supports the game. My friend told me a certain downloadable phone browser that supports the touch screen capability and can play FarmVille, but I forgot what it is. Let me try to find it…

    @Kalle, the baby Turkey is worth 7 FarmVille cash. I don’t know if it grows up into a Wild Turkey which is adoptable as a lost animal… I got three from my friends. Still don’t know what I can harvest from them… I’ll post it as soon as it reaches the 100% counter.

  908. aidan
    Posted November 15, 2009 at 3:40 pm

    hey, thnks for the tips.
    but i was wandering about the farmville cash?
    you said it gains as you level up but i have a friend whose level is below mine but have more farmville cash
    how can that be?
    oh and no, she didnt buy them with real dollars

  909. pameladeville
    Posted November 15, 2009 at 4:37 pm

    Okay – I made it to the bottom of the page! Whew! I hope I didn’t miss my question somewhere along the line. If so,then forgive me. Here goes – I have several friends that are convinced that if you leave an animal you adopt in your gift box, then other people can adopt it, also. Other friends swear that it is just random – some animals can be adopted by multiple players and some cannot. Any idea what the real story is?

  910. Stiches
    Posted November 15, 2009 at 5:59 pm

    pameladeville:

    this is true.

  911. Posted November 15, 2009 at 7:15 pm

    ._.

    There is no way im reading all of that! :)

    Expect a nice surprise update soon :P

    Any Questions email my Personal Triond accy!

  912. Dilla
    Posted November 15, 2009 at 9:06 pm

    Neighbours needed, will gift daily (well i’ll try my best)

    adilone786_@hotmail.com

  913. Posted November 16, 2009 at 2:31 am

    Most efficient way to get experience if you have tons of cash is to buy tons of hay bales 5 exp for 100 coins. So for example if you have 360,000 coins and a 20×20 farm such as I do. You can buy fill every spot with hay bales 9 fit in each plowed area. So that’s 9×20x20= 3600 hay bales and 3600 x 5 = 18000 experience. Which is a good way to jump in front of all your friends in levels. This has a 5% efficiency compared to the mere 1% you get out of buildings.

  914. jeff
    Posted November 16, 2009 at 11:02 am

    @Brandon Carroll
    Actually the soybean plow,plant,delete and repeat method is more efficient. Hay is 5 per 100 coins with a 5 coin sale value = 5XP per 95 coins. Soybeans cost 15 to plow, 15 to plant for a total cost of 30 coins. But you get one XP for plowing and 2XP for planting yielding 3XP per 30 coins or 9XP per 90 coins. As you can see 9 per 90 is better than 5 per 95. Hope this helps.

  915. Old MacDonald
    Posted November 16, 2009 at 12:57 pm

    The hay bale method is efficient but costly. I prefer the soybean method.

    True adopted animals can be adopted multiple times if all adopters leave in gift box.

    Still working on blueberries mastery 3. Half way there. Gonna take a break from the berries for a week while I level up using sweet corn.

    Luke, slow and steady usually wins the race but not on Farmville. Leveling up fast is all about how much time you devote to harvesting.

    Okay I’m sick of 22×22. When do we get 24×24?

    Level 34 Gamer

  916. Paul
    Posted November 16, 2009 at 3:28 pm

    Old MacDonald, looks like you know what are you talking about.

    Better than Soybean was the Haiti Potato and now the Sweet Corn (of course, if you have 25 FarmCash to get the rigth to plant it by 7 days).

    I think you’re a serius player. I’d like to add you as a neighbor.

  917. Dylen Boswell
    Posted November 16, 2009 at 8:24 pm

    Im looking for neighbors on facebook.
    Dylen Bearoadh Boswell or morningstorym@msn.com

  918. Posted November 16, 2009 at 8:38 pm

    I want my farm to look nice rather than covering the whole area with boring looking squares so ive shaped the ploughed squares into a christmas tree shape and decorated it with maple leaves , ive used coloured hay bales to make presents under the tree and when my fields are fertilized it looks like twinkling christmas lights! Im getting more of a kick outta my xmas scene than my farming . I posted a picture of it on my FB and im gettin loadsa compliments !!!! :-)

  919. Maggie
    Posted November 16, 2009 at 9:32 pm

    My grandson has the ability to buy a flower work shop and I do not. I am at a higher level than he is. Anybody else have this problem? Or have any idea what to do? Appreciate any help.

  920. Old MacDonald
    Posted November 16, 2009 at 11:19 pm

    James, any word on making your site easier to get through? The scrolling is killing me! Keep up the good work.

  921. Kaede Yuuki-chan
    Posted November 17, 2009 at 12:10 am

    Hey it’s me again.

    I’ve got a question… I logged in Facebook just today and I found out that I received a couple of gift requests for Farmville. When I clicked the ACCEPT button (I swear it was) it said: You have ignored a request from __________.

    Is there a way to remedy that???

  922. Maggie
    Posted November 17, 2009 at 7:43 am

    Kaede: There was a message from Farmville that they were aware of the problem and were working on it.

  923. Farmer
    Posted November 17, 2009 at 2:09 pm

    The way I see it, there are two potential issues with your seed guide:

    1) Profit might be better calculated as a percentage of cost rather than in coins. It doesn’t really make sense to calculate it in coins, and this is why: you might make more coins planting a certain seed, but you also have to pay more to plant them. For example (and this is simplistic in that it doesn’t take into account the harvest time, etc.), you’ll make 134 coins off of one patch of artichokes (sell 204 – cost 70), and only 48 coins off of one patch of soybeans (sell 63- cost 15). Therefore, it seems that artichokes are better than soybeans because you make more coins. HOWEVER, you also paid more coins to plant them- 70 instead of 15. If you calculate the PERCENTAGE yield (i.e., your profit RELATIVE to how much money you put in), then you’ll see that in fact soybeans are better. Soybeans give you a 320% return on your investment, wheareas artichokes only give you a 191% return (soybeans: 48 profit/15 cost = 3.2 ; artichokes 134 profit/70 cost = 1.91). This means that compared to how much it costs to plant them, soybeans will return a profit of more than 3 times their cost, but artichokes will return a profit of less than 2 times their cost. Of course, in coins, you’ll obviously have to plant more soybeans to make the same amount of money (you’ll have to plant a higher quantity). However, your return will be better.

    2) The cost that you use in your calculation should also reflect the cost of plowing. Therefore, 15 coins should be added to the cost of each crop. This would change the returns that I calculated above. However, soybeans would still be a better return: 220% compared to 170 percent for artichokes after taking the plowing cost into account.

    Again, this is simplistic because it doesn’t take the harvest time into account, but I did it this way to illustrate the principle. If you think you’re getting the best deal because your crops give you the highest amount of coins, you’re wrong, because you have to put in an inproportiately large investment in order to achieve that profit.

  924. asif
    Posted November 17, 2009 at 3:34 pm

    hey i have seen people havin 2 3 manors in their gift box
    der is a deault in the game
    plz let me knw hz dat possible

  925. Dustin
    Posted November 17, 2009 at 5:48 pm

    Farmer…Do you understand the concept of profit??? Revenue – Cost. Your profit % calculation is worthless. If you want to make the most money in this game, you want the plant with the largest profit, not profit percentage. Also, the seed guide does take into account plow costs. Read much? Next time put some thought into your criticism.

  926. Anderson Mills
    Posted November 17, 2009 at 7:12 pm

    Olive Trees sell for 60 coins

  927. Trevor Prokos
    Posted November 17, 2009 at 8:37 pm

    I’m a level 29…need neighbors!! I send gifts as much as i can–will even send things u want/need. Thanks!

    Trumpetdmb2002@gmail.com

    Oh and great guide too by the way!

  928. Posted November 17, 2009 at 11:33 pm

    Add me please to neighbors.

  929. Dan O
    Posted November 18, 2009 at 9:39 am

    Farmer, Your concept of profit is not going to ever make you the most money. Profit is all made by the ending amount after taking all of the expenses. It’s not %.

    For instance:
    We will reflect Soybeans again Peas. But put it in terms that you may understand.
    You wake up this morning and give me $15+$15 processing fee, I tell you that it takes a day to make money, but I will give you back 63 so your gain is $33.

    Or give me $190+$15 processing fee, I tell you that it takes a day to make money but I will give you back 381 so your gain is $176.

    Would you rather make $33? or $176? If we went by your math. Soybeans give a higher %, but are definitely not the best profit.

  930. Farmville Champion
    Posted November 18, 2009 at 11:01 am

    This is by far one of the best resources I have found for Farmville, thank you!
    My plan is to one day be able to make a farm like these ones:

    http://whatthefacebook.com/funny/farmville-champion

    LOL those would be funny!

  931. Timewalker
    Posted November 18, 2009 at 11:58 am

    btw: Olive-Trees are sold for 60 Coins
    Olive – Only Gift – Gifted – 4 Days – 112 coins – Unknown

  932. Anne
    Posted November 18, 2009 at 4:56 pm

    I see where Farmer is coming from. If you have limited money, eg. 300 coins, then you are better off planting 10 plots of soybeans (profit $33 x 10 = $330) than 1 plot of peas ($176 x 1 = $176).

    But when you have lots of money you’re better off planting the high profit per plot seeds.

  933. Michelle
    Posted November 18, 2009 at 11:35 pm

    Does anyone know how to delete neighbors that are pending? I’ve tried the cancel request and that does not work. HELP!!

    I also am needing some more neighbors, please add me: Michelle Knight Young

  934. owais
    Posted November 19, 2009 at 12:26 am

    whats gain per day in trees?

  935. coco
    Posted November 19, 2009 at 2:12 am

    red tulips cost 75, sell for 159 and they grow in 1 day equals to 3.5 coins per hour…

  936. Dan O
    Posted November 19, 2009 at 9:06 am

    I see what you are saying Anne, But that still wouldnt be the best profit. You would be better off making 1 peas, then using the rest on the next best profit from the list above.you would make Only 1 peas if you had that little money. You would make 1 peas then say 4-5 soybeans or whatever you can afford. Still making you better profit over soybeans. It’s extremely far fetched to say someone only has $300 though.

  937. P
    Posted November 19, 2009 at 11:09 am

    I am having problems, Farmville does not want to load and tells me to upgrade my Flash Player I have done but it still will not load and the cache is empty! Any suggestions?

  938. ECUPirate1
    Posted November 19, 2009 at 11:16 am

    Hey I had a cool idea and im not sure if anyone has thought of it yet. Would it be cool if the game makers could turn the tool shed in to a place to put all of our decorations that we are not currently using. Because I bought some of the special items and im kind of running out of room to farm stuff. Has anybody else had an idea like this?

  939. Jonathan
    Posted November 19, 2009 at 12:07 pm

    How much time after my plants are fully grown and ready to harvest do I have before they start rotting?

  940. ECUPirate1
    Posted November 19, 2009 at 1:34 pm

    However long it took you to get the plant is however long you have to harvest them once they have finished growing.

  941. andrea
    Posted November 19, 2009 at 3:42 pm

    I bought 400 hay bales! I spent 40000 but they gave me 2000 xp! than I sold them.
    this is the fastest way to make ex quikly!

  942. Anne
    Posted November 19, 2009 at 4:19 pm

    Dan O, I guess I just meant that as an example. In the early stages isn’t it best to plant the crops that give you the best return for your money? Aren’t soybeans better than eggplant way back at the beginning when you don’t have much money?

  943. Anne
    Posted November 19, 2009 at 5:00 pm

    Let me try another example. I am not very business minded – I work in health care – so I may be on the wrong track, but here goes:

    We are thinking of doing a fundraiser where we sell boxes of doughnuts. We have $100 to spend. We have the option of buying:

    - 10 x $10 boxes of doughnuts which we can sell at $50 each, which is profit of $40 per box, or
    - 2 x $50 boxes of doughnuts which we can sell at $100 each, which is profit of $50 per box

    In the first case we will make $400; in the second we will make $100. So even though the profit per box is higher for the big boxes of doughnuts, we can only afford to buy two, so it is better to buy the smaller ones, which give us a better percentage return on our investment.

  944. Anne
    Posted November 19, 2009 at 5:12 pm

    Or here’s a more likely scenario:

    - 10 x $10 boxes of doughnuts which we can sell at $15 each, which is profit of $5 per box, or
    - 4 x $25 boxes of doughnuts which we can sell at $35 each, which is profit of $10 per box
    (the reason we can’t make better profit on the $25 boxes is that people just don’t want to spend more than $35 on a box of doughnuts)

    In the first case we will make profit of $50; in the second we will make $40. So it is better to buy the $10 boxes, which give us less profit per box but a better return overall.

  945. Bas
    Posted November 19, 2009 at 7:39 pm

    How can I delete blank pending neighbor requests? :(

  946. Dustin
    Posted November 19, 2009 at 7:52 pm

    Anne, you are correct. If money is a constraint, the idea of ROI becomes relevant. When money is not a limiting factor, though, profit becomes the most important measure of revenue.

  947. Steve vdW
    Posted November 20, 2009 at 7:31 am

    OMG This site is becoming a monster. Looking forward to the new look James! Good Luck with that…

    On FarmVille – STORAGE has arrived. Use some buildings including the tools shed to put items away creating more space…

    Lots of new Holiday gifts and items to purchase. Wow, this guide will need to expand its wings with all the enhancements that are happening…

  948. Michelle
    Posted November 20, 2009 at 8:38 am

    You can now delete pending neighbor requests! Just go into your “my neighbors” sections and hit cancel request. It now works!

  949. Dan O
    Posted November 20, 2009 at 11:22 am

    Anne, again I see where you are going with this. but you need to use numbers from the game. you can’t make up scenario’s without numbers that are from the pool we have. Ill do it here and show you that with very low money, sometimes its better to use low crops.

    Lets stick with the $300 rule as Farmer said up a little ways for the first example. Soybeans & Peas. Both 1 day crops. 1 is REALLY cheap. other is expensive, but the best profit in the game. This will show if you make all Soybeans, or a mix.

    All Soybeans
    20x $15 Soybeans = $300
    20x $63 gain Soybeans harvested = $1260
    20x $15 Plowing fee = $300

    So heres the math. You start with 300. Spend 300 to plant the soybeans. Make 1260 once harvested. then spend 300 to plow.

    $300-$300+$1260-$300=$960 in the end

    Peas + soybeans
    1x $190 Peas = $190
    7x $15 Soybeans = $105
    1x $381 gain Peas harvested = $381
    7x $63 gain Soybeans Harvested = $441
    8x $15 Plowing fee = $120

    $300-$190-$105+$381+$441-$120 = $707

    So it looks like all Soybeans, as apposed to a mix, early on is better when you have a small wallet size.

    Now, if you are limited to space, a 10×10 lot or 100 squares, and money is no object, Then making peas will be your best return on investment.

    All Soybeans

    100x $15 Soybeans = $1500
    100x $63 gain Soybeans Harvested = $6300
    100x $15 plowing fee = $1500

    Total = $3300 Profit

    All Peas

    100x $190 Peas = 19000
    100x $381 gain Peas Harvested = $38100
    100x $15 Plowing fee = $1500

    Total Profit = $17600

    Clearly Pea’s are far more money for the 1 day time spent.

    So if you are Broke, All Soybeans are the way to go. Don’t mix and match. Once you can fork up the dough to make all Peas, then Peas are king.

  950. Mary Ann
    Posted November 20, 2009 at 1:46 pm

    Is there a way to get around the pop-up windows when you’re deleting that make you “accept” each plot you’re deleting?

  951. Rebecca
    Posted November 20, 2009 at 4:49 pm

    I’m not too crazy about the new circus attractions although I did buy the balloon stand but I think that is all I’m going to invest in.

    So what does everyone think Farmville will offer at Christmas? Do you think reindeer will wander onto our farms? It should be fun.

    If you need neighbors you can call on me: rbohannon52@yahoo.com.

  952. PCY
    Posted November 20, 2009 at 5:08 pm

    Christmas is gonna be huge. I just hope I don´t play farmville then, then I will waiste my time.

    If you want to be on the front page at christmas, then you should start to think about ideas that you can do with you farm.

  953. Anne
    Posted November 20, 2009 at 6:14 pm

    Dan O – I am still a bit sleep deprived from an overnight flight, but haven’t you just proven Farmer’s and my point? That when funds are limited, choosing the seed that gives you the best return on your investment is better than the one that makes the most profit per patch. We’re all playing a game here – there’s no need to be condescending. The initial responses to Farmer’s November 17 post were uncalled for.

  954. salman hakkani
    Posted November 21, 2009 at 6:40 am

    to get maximum XP & coins
    plow 4 times blue berries & 1 time tomato = 24 hours

  955. Joanne sagona
    Posted November 21, 2009 at 11:26 am

    I am working on getting cash. I don’t want to buy cash. I have recently added 20+ neighbors and I did not get an increase in cash. I still have 2 dollars. What can I do?

  956. Joanne Sagona
    Posted November 21, 2009 at 11:35 am

    Rebecca, I don’t like the circus attractions either. They should just build a circus world site. I would buy the attraction for 50 cash in order to get the 1500XP and then sell it- but I still have only $2 and can’t seem to get any more.

  957. Paul Z.
    Posted November 21, 2009 at 12:45 pm

    Joanne sagona, do you refer FarmCash ?

    FarmCash is received when you up one level. Every farmer starts with 5 FarmCash. The max level is 70, then, 75 is the max FarmCash you can get without spend any cent.

    A month ago FarmVille had free offers to get FarmCash for free, but you have to fill a lot of surveys and accept to receive a lot of spam. Zynga quit the free offers at the end of October, forever.

  958. Posted November 21, 2009 at 1:17 pm

    Hi, All I am trying to do is reach level 40 (I am at 34 now) and to complete all my ribbons. (Most that I can anyway).
    Question that I can\\\’t find an answer to is the GIFTS that Farmville give you for various achievements.
    For example I received a Vegy\\\\fruit stand and I don\\\’t know what I did to get it!
    I just want to know WHAT gifts (and at what level and\\\\or ribbon) that FV drops in your gift box. That way I won\\\’t buy something if I can get it by \\\”working\\\” for it.
    Thanks
    Jay Dee

  959. Old MacDonald
    Posted November 21, 2009 at 2:14 pm

    Mary Ann – If you find the answer to the delete issue, let me know. There are apparently cheat tools available on the web that include plow, seed, harvest and delete features but I’m going to stick to good old honest hard work.

    Salman – I totally agree. Blueberries (4 hours) if you’re home and Tomatoes (8 hours) when out for the day. I was working exclusively on these until last week when I forked out 25FV dollars for the Sweet Corn (6 hours, huge return on investment, huge XP gain) in order to gain coins and level up fast. I’ll be at Level 37 after my next plant. If out for more than a day then Peas (24 hours) would be the way to go if you are at that level.

    Joanne – If you wasted your FV dollars on decorations then too bad for you. My number 3 tip to anybody is keep your FV dollars for the Sweet Seeds for Haiti offers if you want to make coin and level up.

    Queenmom – Some gifts are random. I received a Garden Nome after hatching an egg. Just go with it.

    So in closing for now:

    Tip #1 – Block in your farmer so you can plow, plant and harvest faster.

    Tip #2 – Don’t spend you FV dollars on decorations.

    Tip #3 – Buy Sweet Seeds for Haiti if you have the FV dollars.

    Tip #4 – Plant and delete Soybeans for XP gain (or Sweet Corn if you buy it – that XP gain will blow your mind).

    Tip #5 – If working on your Architect Ribbon, buy as many rest tents as needed to get the ribbons and then sell them. Do the math. It’s a solid investment.

    Tip #6 – Have fun. A complete farm of nothing but crops is a boring farm.

    Lastly, I read somewhere that petting animals enough might result in a FV dollar gain. If anybody as the patience to give it a try and it works, let us know.

    Happy Farming!

  960. ChaotiX
    Posted November 21, 2009 at 4:32 pm

    Hello!
    Something is wrong with this line:
    # Onions- 170 – 12 Hours – 1Exp – 275 – 83 Coins – 7.5 Coins/Hour

    275-15-170=90 Coin

  961. Posted November 21, 2009 at 10:16 pm

    Hey everyone

    Great site! I have learned alot and I thank you for all the tips. Here is one I have witnessed.
    I purchased my 4th cow barn and was loading it up with 10 newer cows that I had received 2day. The last cow that went in was at 99%. Then a couple hours later, as I was checking in, I noticed the barn was ready. As I clicked on it, I received coin collections on all 11 cows! Is it possible that we can “load” and “unload” cows in and out of the barns and thus collect on the ones who aren’t ready to be collected from. I’m curious. Maybe a glitch. Inquiring minds want to know.

    Nate

  962. Mary Ann
    Posted November 22, 2009 at 3:15 am

    Old Mac,
    Thanks for the tips. I’m not into so I’ll deal with the “accept” button when deleting. Blocking in my avitar has made farming so much faster! What do you recommend about buying the tractor, seeder, and harvester equipment?

  963. Mary Ann
    Posted November 22, 2009 at 3:18 am

    Oops … that’s not into CHEATS. Left that word out.

  964. John
    Posted November 22, 2009 at 3:18 am

    Howdy, looking for neighbors. I’m a daily player and send gifts daily. johnmunoz2141@comcast.net

  965. John
    Posted November 22, 2009 at 3:22 am

    Just mastered level 3 of strawberries and got a pant load of coin and xp. The best part? When I continue to plant strawberries, about 50% of my field is “fertilized” and recieve 1xp per plot when I harvest. That translates into a lot of xp per day.

  966. ted
    Posted November 22, 2009 at 5:52 am

    can anyone tell me how to get FARMCASH , ( i know that i recive one per each level ) i want another way , thank you

  967. Posted November 22, 2009 at 6:50 am

    ANNOUNCEMENT GUYS!!!!

    Later Today i shall be making an EXP Per Hour Guide!

    However, it will be in a seperate webpage due to the sheer size of this one :S

  968. Malynda
    Posted November 22, 2009 at 10:09 am

    Not sure if this has been posted or not but a nice trick for making the planting/plowing go faster. If you trap your farmer, whether it be with fence or hay bales etc, you can still plow and plant and harvest. You just dont have to wait for your farmer to walk to each plot. Goes much faster.

  969. stacj003
    Posted November 22, 2009 at 10:38 am

    join this group on facebook to try and raise awareness for an APPLICATION for FARMVILLE on IPOD TOUCH/IPHONE

    http://www.facebook.com/search/?init=quick&q=Farmville%20app%20for%20iPod%20Touch%2FiPhone#/group.php?gid=182165717445&ref=search&sid=606071024.1995551245..1

    great guide btw :)

  970. Old MacDonald
    Posted November 22, 2009 at 11:25 am

    Mary Ann – I recommend the tractor only. I actually just sold my harvester for space since I never used it. Unless your buying gas (which I’m not) you pretty much can only use one or the other in one plow/plant/harvest session. One more tip if you plant and delete Soybeans for XP gain. Save your gas and use the tractor. It’s much easier to plow even rows using the tractor. You’ll see what I mean.

    Happy Farming!

  971. carl
    Posted November 22, 2009 at 5:45 pm

    WOOHOO, TOLOLSHEDS AND BARNS CAN NOW HOLD ITEMS, WOOHOO!!!!

  972. Old MacDonald
    Posted November 22, 2009 at 7:05 pm

    My farm was getting too time consuming to plow/plant/harvest so I purchased FV dollars in order to make that process quicker. It was taking 20 minutes minimum. Mary Ann I ended up re-purchasing my harvester and will probably pick up the seeder as well. Something strange happened though. I had 14FV. I purchased 240FV. With that I purchased 50 gas refills for 65FV. That took me down to 189FV. Temporarily. After several minutes it went up to 221FV where it stands now. And my gas refills seem to have doubled. I wonder if purchasing FV gets you more FV as well. Any other posts about this topic from people in the know would be appreciated.

    Also if any one has a explanation as to how gifting works, i.e. the limitations of how many gifts can you send and how often. It seems very random to me and I cannot figure it out.

    Somebody at Zynga knows the answers to these questions. It would be nice if they would put this information in the Help section of FarmVille rather than making every little thing a complete mystery.

    Old Mac

  973. Anonamous
    Posted November 23, 2009 at 7:43 am

    What do the mystery boxes do? are they any good?

  974. stevels
    Posted November 23, 2009 at 9:00 am

    Lime trees make better money than all the crops per hour: 10.43.
    Olive trees make 19.5 per hour.
    So do all of the animals except chickens (free range), free range cows (all colors) and horses. Swans and turkeys make 27.4 per hour.

    Using this money you can use the plow -> plant soybean -> destroy method of experience plow(15coin+1exp)+soybean(15coin+2exp) -> 3 experience /30 coins = 1 experience per 10 coins. So you get 27/10 coins per experience point = 2.7 experience per hour. You could also buy bales of hay then sell them off for 95/5= 19 coins per experience point.

    Why do all these make better than regular crops? You can fit 16 trees per crop square; 16 pigs, ducks, etc per crop square. Horses and cows only 4 per crop square hence the low profits.

    Check the math here: http://steelowl.wordpress.com/2009/07/11/farmville-tree-and-animal-profit-values/

    Just remember 16 trees per square.

    Off course you have to pay off your initial investment in the limes and lemons. All bought trees take 10 to 12 weeks till pure profit. The free gift animals/trees are profit from the first harvest.

    I have lotsa wild forests surrounding (supposed) streams and big lime, lemon and plum (6.95 per hour but they look good along the fence lines) groves.

  975. stevels
    Posted November 23, 2009 at 9:02 am

    Your advise on crops is top notch but on trees and animals; not so much.

    Trees and animals fit 16 to the same size as one crop plot.

    Lime trees make better money than all the crops per hour: 10.43.
    Olive trees make 19.5 per hour.
    So do all of the animals except chickens (free range), free range cows (all colors) and horses. Swans and turkeys make 27.4 per hour.

    Using this money you can use the plow -> plant soybean -> destroy method of experience plow(15coin+1exp)+soybean(15coin+2exp) -> 3 experience /30 coins = 1 experience per 10 coins. So you get 27/10 coins per experience point = 2.7 experience per hour. You could also buy bales of hay then sell them off for 95/5= 19 coins per experience point.

    Why do all these make better than regular crops? You can fit 16 trees per crop square; 16 pigs, ducks, etc per crop square. Horses and cows only 4 per crop square hence the low profits.

    Check the math here: http://steelowl.wordpress.com/2009/07/11/farmville-tree-and-animal-profit-values/

    Just remember 16 trees per square.

    Off course you have to pay off your initial investment in the limes and lemons. All bought trees take 10 to 12 weeks till pure profit. The free gift animals/trees are profit from the first harvest.

    I have lotsa wild forests surrounding (supposed) streams and big lime, lemon and plum (6.95 per hour but they look good along the fence lines) groves.

  976. Posted November 23, 2009 at 1:27 pm

    Plowed an area in error and cannot delete it (in the way). Have sucessfully deleted before but can’t now. Any ideas?
    thanks.

  977. Rebecca
    Posted November 23, 2009 at 3:03 pm

    I have a question about the Sweet Seeds. I have enough FV case to purchase them. Are they only available on a limited basis or will I be able to plant them whenever I want to?

    Thanks.

  978. king
    Posted November 23, 2009 at 4:48 pm

    **********************Are mystery boxes worth their price ******* ***********************************************************************

    Btw love the guide could use some touchin up cuz trees and animals r justas good as crops Plz every1 i neeed more neighbors add me at gsm81@comcast.net i send gifts daily plz no emailing

  979. Kim
    Posted November 23, 2009 at 7:31 pm

    @ Rebecca

    Sweet corn was wonderful..you can only plant for 7 days but the crops do not spoil and you get 3XP for a 6 hr crop in addition to the 1 XP for plowing..SWEET indeed!

  980. Old MacDonald
    Posted November 23, 2009 at 9:09 pm

    Kim – Right you are. I leveled from 34 to 38 in a week.

    King – No. From what I have read you will be disapointed by the mystery box.

    Rebecca – If you have the money and can get to harvesting at least twice a day then go for the sweet corn. You won’t be disappointed.

    As far and trees go I’d like to end the debate. They are pretty. I have read all about the amount of coin per square they yield. But the bottom line is they do not give you XP when you harvest them. So they remain pretty.

    Old Mac

  981. Old MacDonald
    Posted November 23, 2009 at 10:48 pm

    And if you pay cash to purchase and X-Box you have no life? And if you pay cash to buy games for the X-Box you have no life? And if you pay cash to rent games you have no life?

    You keep harvesting, plowing and seeding 1 plot at a time John. I’ll continue to do it 4 plots at a time to save time dude.

    Why? Because I can.

  982. Smarter
    Posted November 23, 2009 at 11:00 pm

    You continue to do it 4 plots at a time, and I’ll write a program that does all the plowing, planting, and harvesting for me ;-)

  983. Justin
    Posted November 24, 2009 at 12:35 am

    Nice guide! Trees are not practical because you have to spend 5.3x more time harvest assuming you can click a tree that you can hardly see just as fast as a plot of land witch is not going to happen. It takes me 20 min to harvest plant and plow trees would take a good 3 hours not to mention the huge start up cost of over 2 million gold for a lot as big as mine and also there would be no way to level.

  984. Abby
    Posted November 24, 2009 at 11:06 am

    Apparently Facebook was having issues last night which was affecting Farmville. People were losing their neighbors. I lost my neighbors and half my farm. This morning my neighbors are back but I am still missing a portion of my farm. Anyone else having this problem and if so know who I can contact about it?

  985. Tony
    Posted November 24, 2009 at 2:26 pm

    I have noticed that some crops wither fairly quickly after they mature, but others will stick around a little longer before withering. Is there a scale for this? For example, I made a mistake once and was late to check my rice, but it was still standing when I checked it more than an hour later than it matured. However, I was also late checking strawberries and they were gone shortly after they matured. I was told to expect something close to half the time it takes for a crop to mature before it withers. Example: Rice takes 12 hours to grow and 6 hours before it withers…..Strawberries take 4 hours to grow and 2 hours to wither. Is this accurate or is there no sure way to tell?

  986. stevels
    Posted November 24, 2009 at 2:33 pm

    @Old MacDonald. Read my post closely. The extra money that trees and animals give you use to plow and plant soybeans then destroy them = 10 coins per experience point. Or you buy hale bales and sell them = 20 coins per experience point.

    Zynga made it clear they want you to buy things to earn experience. More money = more experience.

    But hey they are pretty and if you just want to look at them fine but please don’t discourage people from making experience off them.

  987. stevels
    Posted November 24, 2009 at 2:35 pm

    @Old MacDonald. Read my post closely. The extra money that trees and animals give you use to plow and plant soybeans then destroy them = 10 coins per experience point. Or you buy hale bales and sell them = 20 coins per experience point.

    Zynga made it clear they want you to buy things to earn experience. More money = more experience.

    But hey they are pretty and if you just want to look at them fine but please don\’t discourage people from making experience off them.

  988. stevels
    Posted November 24, 2009 at 2:52 pm

    I’m having trouble with my post not showing up so I try again and a few minutes later there are two posts. I’ll just assume this is going to make it.

    @Tony: Google “Farmville +profits” or click on the link I posted above. The crops are supposed to all mature for X time then stay fine for X time and slowly wither over another X time. So Raspberries mature in 2, stay alright for hours 3 and 4 and whither in hours 4 and 6.
    I haven’t tested all the crops but the berries and Aloe work this way.
    @Abby, I had redecorated for Halloween buying the spooky trees, skeleton cauldron and such spending hours on it. The game said “Don’t close browser, saving game” twice during it then the next day ALL my work was gone. I wrote Zynga several times and they refuse to restore from the save game, refund my Farm Bucks and say “Farmville is in beta and we don’t guarantee it’s function” So accept your losses; you wil not get them back…

  989. stevels
    Posted November 24, 2009 at 2:59 pm

    @Rebecca, save your FarmBucks for buying decorations. It’s easy to level up on regular crops/trees/animals. Unless you feel like donating to the Haitians.
    @Justin, trees in Farmville are much easier than in Farm Town but at least there you can hire others to pick the oranges. It would that be nice to do that in Farmville. I agree it takes longer to pick trees but only because Zynga won’t let us pick the default mouse click of “harvest” and ignore the “move” and “sell” options. Again, Zynga wants us to use our money from trees and animals to buy stuff to get experience. That is how to level…

  990. Pinchfire
    Posted November 24, 2009 at 3:16 pm

    First of all let me thank to all of you guys.I started playing FV ~1 week ago.Currently I’m Level 20 and I think that I already have understood the right way to play the game.
    I should admit though that I started playing it not because of the “beautiful gardens out there” but in order to find the ultimate strategy of being a successful player on Farmville.
    PS.I even spent 5 Farmville cash to buy a f*cking Red Maple Tree :D I had no idea how hard it is to get this cash at first :P

    Everything you should know about the game is written above.However I’ll try to summarize it and tip the most important rules of all.

    1) Be economical! Think in cash,think how much time do you want to lose with this game and optimize your gameplan!
    2)For the beginners: In the beginning it’s a good idea to start planting Strawberries as they grow fast (4h),give some good money and cost only 10 per pack. So when you already have enough cash just read 3)
    3)The CHEAPEST WAY to gain experience in Farmville (currently :P ) is to plow ground (+1XP;-15 cash),sow soybeans (+2XP;-15 cash) and delete it after that.If you make this with say 144 crops it gives you a total of 432XP and that’s really much!!!
    4)Think first when you choose what to sow.There are some plants that are really better than others… In every aspect.

    I don’t want to get you too bored so that’s all my nooby advices :) I’m not PRO or some kind of freak that plays 24/7 so please leave me in peace :P

    I wrote an excell table that calcuates how much money do you need to sow the certain crop,what’s gonna be your profit and etc. I think it’s a good decision for every thinking player.You just have to type the quantity of crops you want to seed and Excell will calcuate everything else for you ;)
    Here it is: http://www.mediafire.com/?0eymjmdnnqm

    Thanks again to all of you and have a nice day! PS Farmville is just a game! Don’t forget not to waste too much time with it. ;)

  991. FVmath
    Posted November 24, 2009 at 3:49 pm

    Hmm that is very good, I forgot to calculate planting/deleting. I use to buy buildings with cash for the exp (windmill 100k = 1000 exp a 1% cash to exp return) then I figured out that hay bales equal out a 5% cash to exp return (1000 hay bales = 100k coins which equals 5000 exp) but the sowing deleting technique is a 10% return rate! 3xp per every 30 coins you spend…..Nice find

  992. Old MacDonald
    Posted November 24, 2009 at 10:22 pm

    For any beginners. I said it once and I’ll say it again. Don’t use your FV dollars. By about Level 20 or so you should have 25 FV dollars. The by the Sweet Corn. You will level up faster than you can imagine.

    stevels, I keep every tree I get. But harvesting them is much more difficult than harvesting the best crops. Oh well the debate continues. Wish I had more Level 31 + neighbours so I could get the elusive olive trees!

  993. joska
    Posted November 24, 2009 at 11:36 pm

    i just thought i’d point out that turkeys are actually the most profitable, at about 28 coins an hour per plot (16 turkeys)

    too bad you can old find them and not buy them.

  994. Dan
    Posted November 25, 2009 at 1:51 am

    how do i get the super berries?i`m at level 26..& the tractors should i blow all my farmcash on fuel?it doesn`t plow enough..ty

  995. Posted November 25, 2009 at 7:58 am

    Can anyone please tell me how many levels there are because I am only on level 28 and its driving me crazy if I know how many levels then I shall decide whether to carry on my crazy mission or to quit!!!

  996. JC
    Posted November 25, 2009 at 8:14 am

    Hi,

    Thanks for all of your work..

    In the seeds you have a wrong order, Lavender and Blackberries are in wrong place in the list.

    Could you tell me what was your way to count the profit per hour? Is is counted thinking for example that you have 23 hours time per day to be in farmville. I had made my own list before my friend showed me yours and I do admit was made just for me as I dont have time to visit farmville even every day. What I really would like to know is how you calculated the plowing fees in your list.

    Please contact me if you wish to talk about it. I am from Finland and totally addicted to Farmville, but not prepared to pay real money for it.

    Excuse my English… We speak Finnish in Finland :)

  997. Posted November 25, 2009 at 9:52 am

    This is a cool basic guide. Thanks. But you should try this one, it has ALOT more infmormation. http://bit.ly/farmvillesecret.

  998. Steve
    Posted November 25, 2009 at 9:57 am

    I almost signed up on facebook for a club where you basically become neighbours with potentially thousands of “strangers” just to reap rewards (XP & Coins).

    In my opinion, and remember guys it is only an opinion, this along with plowing and deleting plots “just for XP” goes against the idea of farming correctly.

    When all said and done it is a game and yes, I want to level up quickly, but I will do it the slower way and enjoy the frustration :-)

  999. HELP ME!!!! :)
    Posted November 25, 2009 at 8:54 pm

    UGH i need more farm cash but DONT wanna actually buy it. HELP!!! PLEASE!!!

  1000. Posted November 25, 2009 at 10:16 pm

    i would like to know why every day i visit my neighbors and i ferterlize it freezes up on me and i have to re-boot every day

  1001. bella
    Posted November 25, 2009 at 10:53 pm

    what do you mean byblocking in avitar?

  1002. Posted November 25, 2009 at 10:57 pm

    what do you mean by bloking in avitar?

  1003. Old MacDonald
    Posted November 27, 2009 at 12:44 am

    Mary-Ann, I’m at level 38 pushing 39. You need to maximize your yields in order to level up quick. In other words do not waste space on your farm. You need to plant as many crops as you can. And do not waste time either. Don’t plant a 2 day crop if you have the ability to be on your farm every 4 hours.

    Bella, some people call your farmer an avitar. When you first log into your farm you will notice your farmer is centered in the farm every time. Don’t plant crops there. Instead delete the plot (or 2 depending on your level) where your farmer is and either fence him in or place hay bales around him. You will be able to do all of the farming tasks much quicker.

    HELP ME, the only way to get additional FV$$ is to level up or purchase it. If you are not in the position to purchase it then you must use it wisely.

    These new reindeer use up too much space. I abandoned keeping them almost immediately.

    Old Mac

  1004. Posted November 27, 2009 at 5:34 am

    IM level 51 with 270,000 xp, you can add me by searching for Chuck Batcheller on facebook then leaving a message. Most of the strats that i use are talked about in here, but the top strats that I use arent. Feel free to add me.

  1005. kizza
    Posted November 27, 2009 at 9:55 am

    my farm is lush
    i grow grapes and have a fun fair and 3 cow farms

  1006. King
    Posted November 27, 2009 at 11:23 am

    What happens when you master crops?

  1007. Moon Kyu
    Posted November 27, 2009 at 11:25 am

    How long does each plants can stand before wilting?

  1008. Jordan
    Posted November 27, 2009 at 12:44 pm

    how do you raise the level of your farm… i always see people with their houses, higher.

  1009. King
    Posted November 27, 2009 at 1:07 pm

    @Jordan Its an optical illusion look up youtube video i saw 1 the other day all they do is stack fences(not really only appeares stacked)
    @moon divide the length of time it takes to harvest by 2 that number is how many hours u have till wither

    What happens when you master crops???

  1010. madafaka
    Posted November 27, 2009 at 2:15 pm

    about farm cash. 1 Farm cash is also gained when u get blue ribbon!

  1011. Nishant
    Posted November 27, 2009 at 4:25 pm

    Thanks for the guide :D the seed list for best money/hour..is it according to the best to worst…..or some lvl thingy…according to ur list im planting rice..my best to plant for best money for me :D

  1012. matt
    Posted November 27, 2009 at 4:32 pm

    your profit/hr doesn’t take into effect the time value of money. for example, your guide says that squash & soy beans are equal. But imagine i plant 1 soy, harvest in a day, then i plant another soy & also a strawberry from the added profit. that means i make more money than i would with a 2 day plant with the same profit/hr. To solve for this, you have to subtract an opportunity cost which is Purchase Price*((1+return on investment)^time to mature-1) where ROI is how much you can make per coin per hour (net profit/cost)/time to mature. This should be between .01 & .1.

  1013. Godlike
    Posted November 27, 2009 at 4:40 pm

    “Some seeds like Peppers, and Rice and Pumpkins are the best profit for the time they are planted (Best money per day) Also – To get an extra boost in money, Refer to the “Assisting” section”

    Is this still accurate?
    If so, could you perhaps explain a bit more?

  1014. Dustin
    Posted November 27, 2009 at 4:46 pm

    Matt, there’s limited space…Time value is basically irrelevant besides your first couple days farming. Use your head.

  1015. Kaede Yuuki
    Posted November 28, 2009 at 3:39 pm

    Hey, it’s me again. I have a favor to ask all of you.

    To anyone who bought the Sweet Seeds thingie, could ya please add me and send me one of those Sweet Seeds Flag deco? I like to collect decorations and stuff on my farm… (Don’t scold or flame me about this! :D )

    Anyone who’s a good farmer please help me okay? Here’s my Facebook email: jessica_013@ymail.com

    I’d be glad to return the favor with a gift of their choice… Of course take note of my current level first… :)

    ~ Kaede Yuuki

  1016. AGNES
    Posted November 28, 2009 at 5:51 pm

    I am not getting any XP’s for my raspberries. I just harvested 6 plots of Artichokes and received 1 point for 4 and nothing for the other two. This has happened several times. What’s going on.

  1017. Posted November 28, 2009 at 6:47 pm

    I like playing from http://www.farmville.com. All options, announcements, achievements etc. are right at your fingertips. The site also has an expanded gift selection. Thanks for the excellent seed guide. I keep it bookmarked and refer to it constantly.

  1018. smif
    Posted November 28, 2009 at 9:32 pm

    i was using a chart for making the most money like in this guide, except when i made it i did it so it would be money per day instead of per hour. i did this before i even thought to look on google for a guide like this. if you think about it it accomplishes the same thing because it still shows the amount of money made within a constant amount of time.

    However!!!
    when i started thinking about this i realized something… using either kind of chart is impractical. because say your trying to farm the most money that you can in four days. the money you ultimately end up with at the end of the four days is going to be lower with high coin per hour crops that are done in like 2 or 4 hours then with long term crops that offer a lower coin per hour (or per day) because a good part of the money that you earn from the high yielding ones is going to go back into planting them again. and since the fast growing crops need to be planted more then the 16 hour – 4 day crops, its safe to say that an accurate farmville chart for making the most money should be far more complex then a simple money per hour or money per day chart. im not the best mathematician, but i will be trying to come up with a chart based on the correct algorithms that accurately represent the best crops for making money in the long term.
    if anyone has any suggestions or can offer some help on writing the right equations you can contact me topmagic2005@gmail.com

  1019. King
    Posted November 28, 2009 at 10:33 pm

    whoever would like to no what time there crops will b able to harvest and wat time they will wither then this is the site 4 u works great! http://martabak.org/farmville/ very easy 2 use couldn’t ask for a better calculator lol

    Btw smif is absalutely right james u either should update ur site or ppl r gunna go to others that r much more acurate sorry 2 say happy farming! :D

  1020. Posted November 28, 2009 at 11:58 pm

    Do I get anything extra for mastering a crop?

  1021. Posted November 29, 2009 at 12:12 am

    http://facebookrealestate.blogspot.com/
    - Don’t have time to play?
    - Do you want a high level Farmville?
    - No need to spend more time leveling your farm

  1022. RoyX23
    Posted November 29, 2009 at 2:12 am

    Agnes, XP are awarded when plant, not when you harvest–unless the crop squares are fertilized by one of your neighbors. So sounds like those four squares of artichokes were fertilized. XP are not awarded for planting raspberries.

    Smif, I the calculations on this site are fine. The coins per day things is thrown out partially because farmville uses 23 hour days. A 1 day crop is ready 23 hours later, a 2 day = 46 hours, 3 days = 69 and so on.

    Second, the “good part of the money” from “planting them again” has nothing to do with the equation since after you buy that expensive seed, you harvest then plow again to balance it out. You can’t count the cost of “crop B” against the profit you just made with “crop A”, even if they’re both the same type of crop.

    Reading through the comments, James’s calculations have been challenged several times, and his calculations are continually proved correct.

  1023. Nick Klaus
    Posted November 29, 2009 at 3:24 am

    Hey, the one thing that this guide is missing is all the coin prices for each expansion. because i want to upgrade to a family (16×16) farm, and i dont have 10 neighbors yet, and i want to know the prices of farm expansion when i dont have enough nieghbors and would consider buying something else.

  1024. Anna
    Posted November 29, 2009 at 6:00 am

    How do I get rid of my droopy flowers?

  1025. Old MacDonald
    Posted November 29, 2009 at 11:44 am

    Anna, I haven’t had withered flower bunches yet but try the red shovel. Then click on the item you want to delete. A message comes up indicating Accept of Cancel. Of course Accept. Just be sure to go back to the multi-tool as soon as you do this or it will ask you if you want to delete the next item you touch. This is the same tool used for the plow, plant, delete soybeans XP gain trick that you have read about above.

    Old Mac

  1026. Paul Z
    Posted November 29, 2009 at 3:22 pm

    Anna, or you can wait two weeks until the flowers died.

  1027. Betty
    Posted November 29, 2009 at 6:24 pm

    Any information on these black and golden chickens? I’m considering purchasing one because of the mystery eggs. However, will I be able to hatch the eggs or will only my neighbors be able to? (Kinda like when you find mystery eggs on your farm now).

  1028. Lee
    Posted November 29, 2009 at 7:35 pm

    I have surrounded my avatar so he can not move, to speed up the game. However, even though I surounded him on all sides with bales of hay, he still escapes. What am I doing wrong?

  1029. Posted November 30, 2009 at 3:03 am

    no one can seem to tell me what these new achevievment rewards are they are located under r neighbors

  1030. Kaede Yuuki
    Posted November 30, 2009 at 10:35 am

    Hey, I think you guys already knew that Market items are now giftable to your friends/neighbors, right?

    Is anybody here who is rich in FarmVille cash kind/good enough to send me an Orange Tabby?

    I’d be glad to gift you guys back!

  1031. kp8503
    Posted November 30, 2009 at 11:30 am

    Lee,

    You have to surround him with gates of some sort. The white picket fences are what I use, and it works perfectly.

  1032. Posted November 30, 2009 at 1:52 pm

    http://gameolosophy.com/games/farmville-the-exphour-guide/

    AS promised a while ago (Sorry :3) The Exp/Hour Ratio Guide!!!

  1033. Posted November 30, 2009 at 4:02 pm

    I’ve Mastered Red Tulips, Grapes, Cotton, Artichokes And Soy Beans, Well Worth The Xp.

  1034. Steve
    Posted November 30, 2009 at 4:50 pm

    Anyone explain how I have 18 achievements? – what are they exactly? – I have a lot more ribbons than that, so how is it worked out at 18?

  1035. Nancy
    Posted November 30, 2009 at 8:15 pm

    looking for neighbors, add me: http://tinyurl.com/ya4kkfm

  1036. Muñeka
    Posted November 30, 2009 at 11:42 pm

    i have problems to plant seeds…. somebody could help me please … :D

  1037. malcom
    Posted December 1, 2009 at 3:04 am

    i haf a problem. when i master the sunflower and when i plant the sunflower the exp didnt add it is still adding 2xp why? i thought it should be 3xp. can any1 help?

  1038. Posted December 1, 2009 at 4:28 am

    dear Lee,
    its very simple. surround him with hay bales (just 4 hay bales are enough) right where he appears when you load the application. then it will not move around. but if you surround him elsewhere of the firm he will be set free every time you reload application.

    you may have a look at farms of those who have done it well.

    enjoy Farmville

  1039. Posted December 1, 2009 at 9:58 am

    I figured out my own strategy that really doesn\\\’t involve any math or alot of work!

    Here\\\’s my simple solution to get more coins and advance quickly!

    First of all add everyone who\\\’s your farmville neighbor to one list on your friends page I have around 60 neighbors and when I\\\’m ready to farm I click on everyones name and I collect
    there bonuses and animals! Lets say someone has a blue ribbon and a red ribbon that\\\’s 750 coins plus multiple 50 Coin crop feritlizing bonuses. I\\\’ve easily gotten 1000 coins
    from one person in 2 minutes! Just make sure to scroll down there page cause you can usually collect bonuses up to 12 hrs after they posted it unless someone got it first!I also put a \\\”like\\\” after I collect each bonus so I remember which ones I got!

    There\\\’s a reason why you share all your hard work!

    I also have a much less complicated way of making the most money from my crops which I\\\’ll put in another post.

  1040. Posted December 1, 2009 at 10:00 am

    I figured out my own strategy that really doesn’t involve any math or alot of work!
    Here’s my simple solution to get more coins and advance quickly!

    First of all add everyone who’s your farmville neighbor to one list on your friends page I have around 60 neighbors and when I’m ready to farm I click on everyones name and I collect
    there bonuses and animals! Lets say someone has a blue ribbon and a red ribbon that’s 750 coins plus multiple 50 Coin crop feritlizing bonuses. I’ve easily gotten 1000 coins from one person in 2 minutes! Just make sure to scroll down there page cause you can usually collect bonuses up to 12 hrs after they posted it unless someone got it first!I also put a “like” after I collect each bonus so I remember which ones I got!

    There’s a reason why you share all your hard work!

    I also have a much less complicated way of making the most money from my crops which I’ll put in another post.

  1041. Rebecca
    Posted December 1, 2009 at 3:36 pm

    If you have not utilized the Sweet Seeds it is a must. Great investment and huge returns on both coins and XP.

    If you still need neighbors email me at rbohannon52@yahoo.com

  1042. Old MacDonald
    Posted December 1, 2009 at 7:32 pm

    Chuck (see above) was Level 53 last time I checked. A very interesting strategy. It goes to show there are several ways to play this game. Pretty farms = less Leveling however perhaps more personal satisfaction. Nothing but crops = more Leveling however perhaps more personal satisfaction. Depends on what your goal is.

    FarmFiene I think you are on to something. More neighbours = more people fertilizing your crops and more chances for rewards = more XP and coins.

    Serious farmers look me up on Facebook and add me. People who hate FarmVille so much that they still scroll all the way to the bottom of this blog to tell us their negative opinion of the game, please don’t bother.

    Hugh Hunter, Pickering, Ontario Canada

    And once again, Happy Farming!
    Old Mac

  1043. Renee
    Posted December 2, 2009 at 1:11 am

    I wish you had a section that sorted profit/XP by hour… ie:
    I know I will be able to do a harvest in 10 hours, which would be the most profitable crop for me to plant?
    That would definitely help and come in handy!!! If anyone has that please post!
    Thanks!

  1044. Robert
    Posted December 2, 2009 at 3:08 am

    Anyone know whats in the new Mystery Box yet ? as of Dec-1 the Silver Box ???

  1045. Deepak
    Posted December 2, 2009 at 4:21 am

    While considering the most profitable crop to earn money and to level up, you need to consider how many times you will be plowing also, since each plowing gives you one XP.

    And also when you earn money, you spend it to buy something and hence get XP. You get 1 XP for around 100 coins spent. E.g if you buy buy a fence for 600 coins, then you get 6 XP.

    So one need to consider three aspects while deciding the most porfitable crop..
    1. XP gained per day (or hour)
    2. Coins earned per day (or hour)
    3. Number of times plowing required per day (or hour)

  1046. Eva
    Posted December 2, 2009 at 12:05 pm

    The new mystery box I opened has a holiday gate in it. It is like the regular gate you can buy, only it has toy soldiers and decorations on it.

    Add me if you like. jeh6971@yahoo.com

  1047. Posted December 2, 2009 at 2:31 pm

    forget that i aint gettin that mystery box now lol

  1048. Gina
    Posted December 2, 2009 at 4:06 pm

    Is there a way to gift houses or barns, etc… to your neighbors?

  1049. Posted December 2, 2009 at 4:28 pm

    James what level are you on? haha just wondering. im on level 32 (:

  1050. zac
    Posted December 2, 2009 at 7:02 pm

    i was actually planning on buying farmcash with imaginary american dollars
    do you think this will work?

  1051. JMREED
    Posted December 2, 2009 at 10:53 pm

    I kind of resent the comment up towards the middle about not having a life if you buy farmcash. Yeah, if you’re broke and don’t have a job, of course it’s a bad idea but hey, I don’t see any harm in it. hehe :) I just wanted to say the guide was helpful and gave very useful tips for playing. And many of the comments gave answers to some questions I had so thanks to you guys too. I have over 50 friends but more never hurt so feel free to add me – frostylyxx@yahoo.com I send gifts all the time when I’m not working =)

  1052. Old MacDonald
    Posted December 2, 2009 at 11:09 pm

    zac – Try using your imaginary Visa!

    JMREED – I purchased FV cash for no other reason other than so that I could purchase gas so that I could plow/seed/harvest much more efficiently. I am very disappointed. Basically $40 real dollars got me less than 2 weeks worth of plowing faster. I will not spend $1000 real dollars per year on this game.

    All I want to do is play this game without any outside cheats. Either gas becomes significantly cheaper or I start to loose interest. This probably means moving to longer harvest time crops, spending less time on FarmVille (therefore less time looking at advertisements which I am certain ultimately pays Zynga’s bills) and finding a different hobby.

    But it has been stated that this game is in BETA so I am sure the proper improvements will be made as we move on!

    Happy Farming Everyone!

    Old MacDonald

    PS: Search for me on Facebook if you are looking for a quality neighbour who gifts and fertilizes. Hugh Hunter, Pickering, ON

  1053. Michelle
    Posted December 3, 2009 at 1:30 pm

    Does anyone know what happened to all the quizzes and offers that you could do to earn FV cash? They disappeared and never came back!

  1054. Kate
    Posted December 3, 2009 at 4:49 pm

    Hey, I just found this cute video about Farmville: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYc21ogh1M0

  1055. Basketguy
    Posted December 3, 2009 at 11:27 pm

    Very nice site, confirmed a lot of what we had already calculated.
    Chuck, liked your post and sent you a friend request.
    Hugh, could not find you in Ontario Canada, would like to add you.
    I can be found as jw kunkle.

    Thanks

  1056. Posted December 3, 2009 at 11:53 pm

    hi everyone I ‘m new to Farmville, I don’t have to many frnds, an I need some frnds to buy in markets, plz send request so that i can add and send gift daily …
    an my id
    kiran.diehard@gmail.com

  1057. donpesao
    Posted December 4, 2009 at 3:11 am

    well what i do to make a lot of xp is plow so i pay 15 coins.. and they give 1 xp.. and then i buy soybeans so i pay another 15 coins but they give me 2 xp.. and when im done planting i rase them.. i dont know if somebody wrote this already.. but yea it helps.. i pay like 10 coins for each xp.. and thas it.

  1058. Kaede Yuuki
    Posted December 4, 2009 at 10:54 am

    Have you guys tried planting the Poinsettias? I do think it’s real awesome! It gives you 3xp for each seed you plant. Too bad it’ll only be on this December… And this month we’ll be having our Christmas break, so that means no FarmVille for me for a very long time until classes resume. :(

    ARGH!!

    For peoplewin wanted to add me up as a friend, my email’s posted in my earlier comments here. Just search. ^^.

  1059. poppi
    Posted December 4, 2009 at 4:37 pm

    how good is poinsettias? i mean for the money per hour thing..

  1060. michelle
    Posted December 5, 2009 at 3:46 am

    can we please purchase more than one chicken coop? I have enough chickens to fill one and half more coops from all the mystery eggs!

  1061. Kaede Yuuki
    Posted December 5, 2009 at 3:53 am

    @poppi, I’m not sure how much, because I’m only in it for the exp points. Peas also yield 3xp when planted, but they’re not available until Level 32.

    @Michelle, There’s a way to get more than one Chicken Coop. You can even have 31 Chicken Coops in your farm! Visit http://www.farmvillefreak.com and click FarmVille Tips and Cheats… :)

  1062. Old MacDonald
    Posted December 5, 2009 at 11:23 am

    Poinsettias look like a great deal for once a day farmers. I may take advantage of them rather than peas during the Christmas Season when need be.

    Still having my e-mail battle with Zynga customer service over the cost of gas cans using real American dollars. I recieved a canned response from them that basically explained how many plots a can of gas will plow/plant/harvest. My second e-mail was along the lines of I don’t mind paying to play my way but not at a rate anywhere near $20 per week. So no more gas for me unless this gets resolved.

    Open question for anyone in the know. We all know that some of your Mastered crops reap XP when you harvest. It seems random to me as to what the % is. I do know it’s not all of them. Anyone know? Also does anyone know if fertalized Mastered crops yield 2 XP?

    Still seeking quality neighbors.

    Old MacDonald

    Hugh Hunter
    Pickering, ON Canada
    (currently blue shirt and tie with sunglasses standing in front of red brick wall)

  1063. Bobby
    Posted December 5, 2009 at 12:58 pm

    All of a sudden yesterday, my farm will not show up on my laptop. i hear my animals, but no farm. any ideas???

  1064. Posted December 5, 2009 at 6:38 pm

    I cant seem to see my farmville or get into it but can hear the music. I just had to reset my computer to original settings. I updated my flash player. Don’t know what else to do. I also can see what gifts were given to me.

  1065. Kaitlin McKnight
    Posted December 5, 2009 at 11:37 pm

    It looks like a great guide to me, but I would suggest adding a column to your produce list which shows the gain in cost versus selling price so that we can decide what to plant based on which makes the most money for us.

  1066. Ed
    Posted December 6, 2009 at 1:38 am

    So Farmville just told me I am at the maximum level of 70. So the games over. WTF?

  1067. bob
    Posted December 6, 2009 at 2:48 am

    Almost all games end Ed. Sorry :(

  1068. Posted December 6, 2009 at 4:33 am

    if an lost animal come to my farm ,how can i adopt it?

  1069. marilyn Turner
    Posted December 6, 2009 at 5:12 am

    seems like I am only able to plant 4 bags of fertilizer on some farms that still have no fertilized plots.

  1070. mel
    Posted December 6, 2009 at 10:46 am

    Umm people!!! Poinsettas are in for the christmas season!! They give a profit of 66 coins and take 1 day to grow but they give THREE XP!!!!!!! More than anything else…if you add this to the XP from the plowing you get 4 XP per planting for a 16*14 farm thats 970 XP !!!! PER DAY!!!! it goes away in 20 days so hurry up and plant!!!!

  1071. Bill
    Posted December 6, 2009 at 11:22 am

    Anyone know off any faster ways to harvest animals without having to make so many clicks?

  1072. Christian
    Posted December 6, 2009 at 1:30 pm

    Actually if you read closer he uses the word not. So he was not telling you to buy the most expensive seed. lol

  1073. evs_13
    Posted December 7, 2009 at 10:50 am

    i saw water tower in one if my neighbor, how can i get one.

  1074. DuBWiSE
    Posted December 8, 2009 at 6:04 am

    @Old MacDonald,

    Why bother with fuel? Its a total waste of time when u can download this for free…!

    http://www.glsoft.co.uk/gridclicker/

    I’m level 44 now and i can honestly say i wouldn’t have played farmville long enough to get this far if it wasn’t for this app.
    And in case you’re wondering, its not cheating….I’m sure zynga are well aware of the existence of this app, but theres no way they can stop it.

  1075. Linh
    Posted December 8, 2009 at 10:36 am

    Hi everyone,

    I need help!!! I was redesigning my farm, and then suddenly my farm is kind of reduced by half. I still have all the objects and can plant on the entire farm. However I cannot move objects to the upper half. My avatar is shifted as well, it’s not in the middle of my farm anymore. Please if someone knows how to fix this problem, let me know.
    Thank you!!!

  1076. heather
    Posted December 8, 2009 at 1:25 pm

    that just happened to me :( i trapped my farmer like it said and now it out ofit ad it takes me ages now how do you fix it??

    i think itll be fixed by farmville to be honest i bet everyones farm will go bacl soner or later lol :D

  1077. Linh
    Posted December 8, 2009 at 5:52 pm

    I think you can temporarily block your avatar at the new “center” until the problem is fixed. Hopefully like you said everyone’s farm will go back to normal.

    Happy farming :)

  1078. Sally Corbett
    Posted December 8, 2009 at 5:58 pm

    Can anyone help me please? I’ve got a new laptop & when it loads FarmVille & CafeWorld it starts as usual & when its about 1/2 loaded it does this little expansion jump & enlarges! It goes off centre to the right, and down, and consequently I cannot see my gift box or visit other farms. Has anyone else experienced anything like this or have any ideas about how to cure it?

  1079. Posted December 9, 2009 at 9:48 am

    hey guys join the farmville expret group on facebook you will get lot more trick and tips daily basis
    join it farmville expert

  1080. MEEEE!
    Posted December 9, 2009 at 10:55 am

    you get fv cash for passing levels (this is why often when people buy something expensive (high in xp) they often get more) often at the beginning some people randomly get extra

  1081. Posted December 9, 2009 at 1:00 pm

    Anyone looking for a neighbor, you can contact me at sanderson127@hotmail.com

  1082. Posted December 9, 2009 at 1:03 pm

    Anyone looking for a responsible neighbor can contact me at sanderson127@hotmail.com

  1083. Jo
    Posted December 9, 2009 at 3:58 pm

    Can you get another Christmas tree after yours if filled with gifts?

  1084. Woooody
    Posted December 9, 2009 at 5:07 pm

    There is no ’shutterbug’ achievement now.

  1085. nick
    Posted December 9, 2009 at 8:48 pm

    how many levels are there on farmville?

  1086. nusrathnoori
    Posted December 10, 2009 at 7:17 am

    hello i have a problem…i was trying to hide few things on face book and look i lost all the news feed regarding farmville from friendz…help me how to regain it or undo it plll mail me on nusrathnoori@gmail.com

  1087. Alanna
    Posted December 11, 2009 at 4:19 am

    Could someone explain me what’s going on with my farm?
    I think someone might be messing with my farm:

    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=58095&l=d8d0beb466&id=100000387588494

    If anyone wants to be my neighbour and have a look then add me: Alanna De la Rouvillière

    As you can see my farm extends beyond the borders and has multiple farm patches on top of each other.

  1088. Rebeca
    Posted December 11, 2009 at 4:55 am

    i been playn for a month and i am already n level 36* one more level and im done! any way the trip is to buy HAY…100coins=5exp…do the math copaired to other items.

  1089. stevels
    Posted December 11, 2009 at 7:17 am

    This guide is so out of date. When is the author going to update it?
    The trees and animal sections are completely wrong about income and the author refuses to update those sections.

    The Steel Owl guide is up to date, easy to read and more accurate:
    http://steelowl.wordpress.com/2009/06/30/farmville-by-zynga/

  1090. Perrin
    Posted December 11, 2009 at 7:53 am

    hmm INTERESTING GUIDE.ty for that i learnt alot.
    What level are you? im a nooblet level 15 =)
    tyvm.

  1091. stevels
    Posted December 11, 2009 at 6:20 pm

    I’ve slowed down to play maybe once a week. Almost level 31. Playing once a week makes trees and animals important and I never considered planting watermelon, yellow melon or artichokes before seeing all my grapes and sunflowers wilted three times straight because I got to busy to play.

  1092. Tony
    Posted December 12, 2009 at 1:35 pm

    need a neighbor?
    http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?ref=profile&id=9002693
    put farmville in friend request
    level 47

  1093. onion
    Posted December 12, 2009 at 11:06 pm

    Does anyone know what is the max capacity for your christmas tree since mine keeps expanding. So far, my max is 100. Also, what other kind of presents has everyone been able to get besides the regular gifted ones (red, pink, blue, green, and brown)? I was able to get an orange and polka dot ones. Wondering what else is available out there.

  1094. Katy
    Posted December 13, 2009 at 1:30 am

    How does one plow / plant soybeans / and then delete? I have not figured out how to delete a plot to try and gain exp.

  1095. Dave Max
    Posted December 13, 2009 at 1:37 am

    Katy, once you have planted the crop, next to plow button is a delete button.

  1096. Katy
    Posted December 13, 2009 at 1:43 am

    thanks Dave

  1097. DaveEd
    Posted December 14, 2009 at 6:27 am

    The best plant to start out with is Eggplant. DO NOT plant Strawberries at all you’ll lose $5 a square every time you replant. Always add $30 to the price of the planting cost then subtract that from the Sell for. If the difference doesn’t come out to 30+ you’ll be losing money on every planting.
    You have to make enough money to cover the expense of plowing and replowing which is always $15+$15=$30.

    Strawberries $15 plow/$15 replow $10 plant = $40
    Harvest $35 You will lose $5 per square. Ouch!
    12×12 farm A lose of $720!

    Eggplant $15 plow/$15 replow $25 plant = $55 Harvest $88
    $33 total. So you made up enough money to cover both plowing times plus a $3 per square profit
    12×12 farm that’s $432 profit. No lose at all planting Eggplants

    Next would be Squash to plant.

    Don’t even plant Pumpkins look what that does to you!
    15+15=30 Plow and replow cost. Plant for $30
    Already we’re at $60 and the Sell for is $68.
    The difference of only $8 when you need $22 more to break even on the next planting. No profit there at all. That’s digging a grave there. lol

  1098. suraj
    Posted December 14, 2009 at 7:23 am

    if i buy a 50 fuel refill and use it all then after a week will all 50 fuels refills will be recharged or just one.

  1099. Jayson
    Posted December 14, 2009 at 9:08 am

    How do you get more plots to sow crops? I have 6 and have no idea how to get more, do I have to expand the farm?

  1100. Posted December 14, 2009 at 2:06 pm

    @A few Comments above

    Its hard to keep track of everything going on in game aswell as finding time to do it. Its not that i “REFUSE to update these sections”, I just don’t have time. If you care to submit an animal or tree with all the relevant information – It would be there.

  1101. DMoney
    Posted December 14, 2009 at 5:06 pm

    DaveEd…. I think you’ll need to re-think your math buddy. $15 to plow and the seed costs are the only factors to subtract… The $15 to re-plow is subtracted from the next crop…. THINK ABOUT IT HARDER BEFORE YOU POST

  1102. hector motino
    Posted December 14, 2009 at 6:09 pm

    http://apps.facebook.com/onthefarm/gifts.php?giftRecipient=1350383052&presentsOnly=1

    can you guys send me gifts on farmville and if you give me your link ill definatey send you one back

  1103. DaveEd
    Posted December 14, 2009 at 7:29 pm

    When I was bored one day I thought I would master all the crops starting out with Strawberries on my 24×24 farm. Upon harvesting the first crop I lost money. I planted Eggplant and made a profit.to cover the next $15 plowing cost. I know what I’m talking about.

    Strawberries
    $15 to plow. $10 to plant= $25. Harvest $35 WOW $10 Okay
    plow again $15 a lose of $5 going into the next harvest.
    Where is the profit? Huh? lol

    Eggplant
    $15 to plow $25 to plant= $40 Harvest $88 WOW $48 Okay
    plant again $15 with a $33 profit going into the next harvest with enough to cover the next plow. .

  1104. Cam
    Posted December 15, 2009 at 3:30 am

    DaveED:
    If your gonna add the cost of plowing to Strawberries TWICE, then the next harvest will be a profit of $25 [Cause you added the cost of plowing to the last harvest which isn't exactly right]

    So if you only add plow cost ONCE to every harvest [which you should] It comes out to $10 per plot every harvest.
    Strawberries DO provide a small profit, not as much as other crops but they also give more Exp…

  1105. Jayson
    Posted December 15, 2009 at 5:20 am

    PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE…How do you get more plots to sow crops? I have 6 and have no idea how to get more, do I have to expand the farm?

  1106. Quincy
    Posted December 15, 2009 at 7:09 am

    Jayson just click the plow tool then click on a spot in your farm

  1107. Posted December 15, 2009 at 1:09 pm

    I’m looking for a programme which can delete or sell hale bales instead of me :)
    do you know someting like that? I’m bored of selling them :D

  1108. Bob M
    Posted December 15, 2009 at 2:05 pm

    I don’t sell the hay bales. You get just $5 back. I save a click for each bale by simply deleting them. Saves a whole lot of work and time.

  1109. Posted December 15, 2009 at 3:13 pm

    @ Bob M

    So what do you do if you buy bale to get rid of them ?

  1110. Farmer Mark
    Posted December 15, 2009 at 4:20 pm

    I posted this in another section but thought I would leave here too…also wanted to add…great site! I had already done my “crop spreadsheet” on prof/hour and xp/hour but I did see info on another that I didn’t think I saw here and wanted to verify. Says that crops will last twice as long as the harvest time…4 hour crop will wither in 8 hours…do you know if this is correct?

    Another thing that has helped me on plowing/planting…turn your “eye” off in the upper left hand. Makes the picture fuzzier but cursor responds quicker.

    Also log into FB homepage then open another window and go to “www.farmville.com” and hit “play”. This puts all the “freebies” from your neighbors in one spot…I was missing them on FB. I also have less “out of synch” errors this way.

  1111. MYKEL
    Posted December 15, 2009 at 10:47 pm

    ADD ME FARMVILLE.

    MYKEL JAMAL EASIE

  1112. Abby
    Posted December 16, 2009 at 4:42 pm

    I’m trying to understand what you mean when you say the day is only 23 hours in Farmville. So far, I”ve never found that to be true. My crops are ready exactly 24 hours from the time I plant them if they are 1 day crops.
    Also, you said that if you click help twice you can get the points twice, but if you refresh, Farmville DOES take the points back. I can’t tell you how many times I thought I had more points, then came back and I was missing some. They won’t let you cheat, they are definitely not going to give you extra points that you can keep.
    You need to adjust some of your acheivement award amounts, also. Particularly the blue ribbon on good samaritan–it’s 5000. Same with Knock on Wood and Zoologist. And there are quite a few ribbons you haven’t even got on your list.

  1113. Abby
    Posted December 16, 2009 at 4:44 pm

    Sorry, the Good samaritan is actually 2500.

  1114. Ash
    Posted December 17, 2009 at 12:45 am

    Presents that you can receive from other friends (as the Special Present when their tree grows) are: Striped, Orange, Coral, and Polka Dot.

    Some of you really need to learn how to read. The author DOES include the xp in his calculations. Just open your damn eyes!

  1115. Heather
    Posted December 17, 2009 at 1:46 am

    I have a problem, i cannot delete my plots… any idea’s on how to do this… as i need to re-arrange my farm

  1116. Nishant Aggarwal
    Posted December 17, 2009 at 8:37 am

    Your FAQ says that you get i farm cash for every level…..but i invested 20 farm cash and have 14 on level 30…….according to you i should have 10………plz explain…………

  1117. Anonymous
    Posted December 17, 2009 at 8:57 am

    Why does my FV cash vanished when I sended holiday gifts that cost 27 FV cash and I had only 7 cash; from the market, when there I saw from the info box that I recieve 26 cash as an overall amount after that I sended several gifts ???? Is there anything I can do to recover my FV cash, hmmm:{ -or is there something wrong in farmville/// is this some kind of joke???

  1118. Posted December 17, 2009 at 11:15 am

    I keep hearing about some version upgrade that happened in December? Does that have any effect on strategy?

  1119. Farmville Addict
    Posted December 17, 2009 at 11:57 pm

    @ Abby.

    The average day in Farmville should be 23 hours. Maybe you’ve just been checking your crops one hour late by any chance?

    That ‘cheat’ where you can assist a farm multiple times has been long gone. You used to be able to do that, but Zynga updated the game and the points go away after you refresh the page.

  1120. harry anz cova
    Posted December 18, 2009 at 12:37 pm

    ==============
    add me please as farmville neighbours

    http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?ref=profile&id=100000151124289

    ===============

  1121. stevels
    Posted December 19, 2009 at 4:34 pm

    I lost FV bucks after buying Halloween items and they tell you it is a beta product and they were sorry but they could not refund my bucks. I stopped playing for a month then got drawn back in and after purchasing something with FV bucks I make sure I stop making any changes and wait till it says ‘Saving your farm’ (that means buying the thing and going to bed leaving the browser open).
    Try and make a case to get you FV bucks back but don’t expect results.

  1122. stelio
    Posted December 20, 2009 at 11:24 am

    if you need a neighbor leokoli@gmail.com

  1123. iano
    Posted December 20, 2009 at 5:20 pm

    guys! i need presents! i only have 16 out of 100 and i want more!

    add me!:ian crowleyster

  1124. Kris
    Posted December 20, 2009 at 11:50 pm

    Hello, and thank you for the wonderful information. My animals simply will not move. I have them on allow walk. They sit still. I even tried putting them all on stay. They still just sit there. They have plenty of room to move. I am on level 40 so I am not new to the game. Any suggestions helpful. I have a friend who has the same issue. Thanks Kris

  1125. Posted December 21, 2009 at 1:38 am

    How do you collect your farmville $’s that are gifted to you? I’ve accepted them but they have not been added. Thanks!

  1126. Kris
    Posted December 21, 2009 at 7:29 am

    Hey, can you update the guide to include XP and coins earned from seed mastery? The number varies from crop to crop. As watermelons are easy to master I think you are understating their true value.

  1127. Posted December 21, 2009 at 4:26 pm

    Plz add me as neigbour and send mee the gift boxes before 24th… plz… plz.. plz….

    pradeep_koyilada@yahoo.co.in

    thank you my dear frzs…. and happy farming…

  1128. Posted December 21, 2009 at 9:37 pm

    Great guide… I’m a newbie to Farmville, so I really enjoyed it. Quick question- I have a lot of neighbors already so if I upgrade my farm to a 14×14 plot, does the price of the higher sizes go down? Is it better to just save up and upgrade to the highest size (currently 22×22, but 24×24 is coming soon).

  1129. Runefurb
    Posted December 22, 2009 at 4:42 am

    The stated outcome per hour for Grapes in the table (7.39 per hour) is wrong. The correct answer (170 / 24) is 7.08.

  1130. Quincy
    Posted December 22, 2009 at 7:51 am

    @ Runefurb.
    You should do a little bit of reading before trying to correct somones work. 170/23 = 7.39. Farmville has 23 hour days :D

  1131. Posted December 22, 2009 at 1:11 pm

    All of my neighbors have disappeared, and the ones that were not neighbors have no id. No pictures, no nothing.

    What do I do?
    Any help would be appreciated.

    Thanx

  1132. Mark Nebraska
    Posted December 22, 2009 at 1:45 pm

    Same with me, all my neighbours have disappeared looks like stupid privacy policy of facebook, its starting to suck for sure.

  1133. Posted December 22, 2009 at 6:26 pm

    Anyone have a reason for the disappearance of all our neighbors? Whats up with that ??? And has everyone lost them, or just some of us?

  1134. Posted December 22, 2009 at 9:55 pm

    I have not lost any of my neighbors, but I only started two days ago.

    Also, on my earlier post/question about upgrading farm size… if you upgrade the size of your farm to a 14×14 plot, the price of the other plot sizes remains the same. So, (I\’ll answer my own question), in conclusion, it MAY be better to just jump to the 22×22 size farm, unless you only plan on playing once every few days; in which case having more land in the meantime will allow you to have more fun with all the stuff people give you. In other words, if you\’re the command and conquer type of player, then save and upgrade to the largest plot possible. If you just like to have fun and watch your little avatar move around, plow and plant things, then upgrade slowly. IMHO.

  1135. Posted December 23, 2009 at 3:31 pm

    Garden Shed has disappeared!!!! It stinks!

  1136. Duane
    Posted December 23, 2009 at 6:08 pm

    I have seen people post links to send them gifts.
    How do I find out what my link is?

  1137. Travis
    Posted December 23, 2009 at 6:50 pm

    I tried the cheat “visiting neighbors” oover and over and I can get a lot of XP, but the XP are gone next time I log in. Did they block the cheat or tel me how do I save the XP I get without losing them.

  1138. Mark the farmer!
    Posted December 23, 2009 at 7:21 pm

    From what I have seen, the losing friends “glitch” was due to Facebooks “New Privacy Policy”, but once your friends log into facebook and accept the terms they will be added back to your farm. If they are true Farmville fans this should happen within 24 hours or so! I would say more but I am too busy looking at the new ribbons for planting veg and ploughing land with a tractor!

  1139. mr farmer man
    Posted December 23, 2009 at 9:26 pm

    by viewing my profile from a in the neighbors page, i noticed that i have “17 achievements”.. what does this mean, how can i get more and what is/are the benefits of having achievements?
    tnks for the guide!

  1140. mr farmer man
    Posted December 23, 2009 at 9:30 pm

    by viewing my profile from a in the neighbors page, i noticed that i have 17 achievements. what does this mean, how can i get more and what is/are the benefits of having achievements?
    tnks for the guide!

  1141. Rob Schmidt
    Posted December 23, 2009 at 9:30 pm

    Your Seed Guide has an error. The profit/patch for onion should be 90, not 83.

    P.S. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year !

  1142. Ash
    Posted December 24, 2009 at 6:50 am

    You can now open your gifts! And keep accepting and opening until January 7! I’ve gotten Mystery Boxes that have given me a Golden Fountain and Santa’s Workshop. Other things I’ve got are Golden Chickens, Silver/Gold Ornaments, Lambs, Grey Tabbies, Gold Soldiers, Giant Lollipop II, and Cocoa Bears.

    Sean, you can’t just upgrade to one plot without buying all previous ones. Meaning, you can’t buy the 22×22 without first buying a 14×14 and those in-between.

  1143. Posted December 24, 2009 at 8:16 am

    i need a cash in farmville

  1144. Julia
    Posted December 24, 2009 at 11:31 am

    HELP!!!!!!!!! I deleted my holiday tree in error!!!! How can I get it back??????????????????

  1145. Posted December 24, 2009 at 4:38 pm

    Update on upgrading farm size:

    After doing the math, it is best to earn enough cash to upgrade to the 20X20 farm ($75,000) and THEN use the larger land to make more money which will ultimately allow you to upgrade to the largest size of 22X22 ($250,000).

  1146. HS
    Posted December 25, 2009 at 1:32 pm

    Thanks for all of the help! I noticed in your calculations for crops you don’t include the limited time items like poinsettas. Any idea where those rank?

  1147. Posted December 26, 2009 at 4:10 pm

    Why can’t the buildings be rotated like animals can?

  1148. Posted December 27, 2009 at 12:58 am

    When does the 24×24 farm become available?

  1149. margybee
    Posted December 27, 2009 at 7:28 am

    i have been harvesting Poinsettia’s all this month and it’s been awesome!!!
    And i collected over 100 gifts in my Holiday Tree, and after I ‘looked inside’ and opened the gifts (such as fuel refills, cocoa bears, baby lambs. tabby cats, golden chickens, santa’s workshop and more!!) it sent them to my standard gift box where I used some and sold others.
    I am now on Level 36 and have over one million coins, but my farm is cramped and I am hoping the next expansion will be unlocked before I get bored!!

  1150. Posted December 27, 2009 at 3:37 pm

    Whats up with the dissappearing Neighbours tabs??? And why cant I find some of my neighbours anymore? Why must I continually have to go to \”My Neighbours\” to clean and fertilize there farms when they should have been down the bottom of my farm in the first place. People have not received my Neighbour Requests including my daughters farm (which I did for her). And I have not been receiving my requests either!!!! Oh and Remove Pending Neighbour Request is GONE so I can start all over again…Sheesh

  1151. Posted December 27, 2009 at 4:24 pm

    If this 24×24 does not appear soon I will also get bored. Once you get to level 40 the game becomes a little tedious.

    Sean in answer to your earlier query, you cannot just jump to a 22×22 plot – you have to go through the various upgrades.

  1152. Nigel Baker
    Posted December 28, 2009 at 4:09 am

    Please make a breakdown of animals

  1153. Matt
    Posted December 28, 2009 at 2:02 pm

    please add me as a neighbour mattgreening@gmail.com

  1154. Posted December 28, 2009 at 2:46 pm

    I don’t seem to gain any farm cash. I am on level 26 I believe or around there and I have been stuck at 2 farmville cash forever. I just went up a level and never got any cash. Also what are those coins that you see when plowing??

  1155. tabby
    Posted December 28, 2009 at 10:49 pm

    whats the farmville free stuff………….? is it earning some browny???
    doesnt seem so………..

  1156. Posted December 29, 2009 at 11:42 am

    iv no farm villi cash how could i get them

  1157. Just Someone
    Posted December 29, 2009 at 8:55 pm

    Great guide but whats all about superberries i cant see em or something

  1158. Lorena Cullen
    Posted December 29, 2009 at 10:51 pm

    Excuse me, I bought a fruit stand. For what is it??? Is it just a decoration, it was very expensive

  1159. smiles
    Posted December 30, 2009 at 3:11 am

    how do we get lots of fv without actually paying $

  1160. Posted December 30, 2009 at 1:39 pm

    I looked at your best money and exp bit, and decided to do some research. (You know the 1/3 with one day items and so on) I found out which are the best crops to use for your level!
    I thought you could put it in the post!

    Levels Day 1 crop Day 2 crop Day 3 crop
    1+ Soybeans Eggplant Wheat
    4+ Soybeans Squash Wheat
    9+ Soybeans Squash Cotton
    11+ Soybeans Bell Peppers Cotton
    12+ Peppers Bell Peppers Cotton
    15+ Peppers Pineapples Cotton
    19+ Grapes Pineapples Cotton
    21+ Grapes Pineapples Potatoes
    24+ Grapes Pineapples Corn
    27+ Grapes Cabbage Corn
    30+ Grapes Cabbage Redwheat
    32+ Peas Cabbage Redwheat

  1161. SKZ
    Posted December 30, 2009 at 3:07 pm

    I have earned a lot of money waiting on my animals to be harvested. The bull, calves, and most others yield 80 coins a day. The chickens only get you about 8. None of the animals cost anything. I pick them up when someone finds one on their farm. It also doesn’t take up too much room .

  1162. SKZ
    Posted December 30, 2009 at 3:13 pm

    I have earned a lot of money waiting on my animals to be harvested. The bull, calves, and most others yield 80 coins a day. The chickens only get you about 8. None of the animals cost anything. I pick them up when someone finds one on their farm. It also doesn\’t take up too much room .

  1163. Granny
    Posted December 30, 2009 at 4:08 pm

    When I started, I plowed sloppily. Is there any way to redo this so my fields are more neatly aligned?

  1164. G
    Posted December 30, 2009 at 6:40 pm

    Very good guide, but I found 1 vital error, raspberries give 2xp every 4hours and strawberries give 3xp every 4 hours and you’ve out above that they both give the same.

    Except for that one thing, best FV guide!

  1165. G
    Posted December 30, 2009 at 6:42 pm

    To ‘Granny’: you have to delete the plowed landand re-plow it.

  1166. Jane
    Posted December 31, 2009 at 9:24 pm

    Thank you for the great tips. I am new at Farmville and this gives me some idea of how to play. Thanks again! Jane

  1167. Granny
    Posted December 31, 2009 at 10:33 pm

    Thanks, G. How do I delete the land?

  1168. Granny
    Posted December 31, 2009 at 10:59 pm

    Found it. Thanks!

  1169. Cindi Jo
    Posted January 1, 2010 at 5:49 am

    Do you know if I can down-size my farm?

  1170. Posted January 1, 2010 at 6:02 pm

    How can I get rid of the snow ? :-)

  1171. Posted January 1, 2010 at 8:01 pm

    Does anyone get the FV thing REALLY? I lost 5 FVs for no apparent reason and cannot find any guidance on how to increase them without necessarily paying for them and why on earth they just disappeared?

  1172. sarcastic
    Posted January 1, 2010 at 9:02 pm

    Why are some of you thinking this site would give you more info on Zynga’s strategy for the game? This site was added by a player just like you and I !!!! I also think that asking this site’s owner to make more calculations and adding spread sheets is pretty out there…..all I can say is: pick up a pencil and a piece of paper, put on your brainiac hat and start using 4th grade math, after all, this is not rocket science! Have a happy New Year!

  1173. olive
    Posted January 1, 2010 at 9:17 pm

    *****OLIVE TREES SELL FOR 60 COINS*****

  1174. victoria
    Posted January 2, 2010 at 12:19 am

    hello…when helping neighbors fertilize most of my 26 neighbors have “out of fertilizer”, even when the live feed posts say they want to be fertilized. let me know, what i can do to honor this daily tradition and not waste time. thanks for this amazing site! Ms. V

  1175. Lesley
    Posted January 2, 2010 at 3:20 am

    Victoria – if your neighbours don\’t fertilise their neighbours farms, they will appear as \”out of fertiliser\”. So if you want your farm fertilised, you need to visit your neighbours and fertilise their farms regularly.

    And for the snow thing, you can go into the market and under \”Upgrade Farm\” there should be an item to revert back (for $1000).

  1176. Anonymous
    Posted January 2, 2010 at 4:41 am

    hi……i wanted 2 know how 2 earn farm cash without spending money

    u said to increase my level n 2 earn ribbons……..

    but ven u come to 26th and above levels u need 2 get 5000 xp to go 2 the next level………… thats too laboreous……….do u hav any other way?????????

  1177. Posted January 2, 2010 at 5:26 am

    What a fab guide… thank you James! and collaborators, and all the comments! thanks people – fellow farmers! It took me ages to read, in between farming last night and this morning…

    its too late now to benefit anyone (so please no hating) but i tried deleting and rebuying the holiday tree, a few *ahem* times, (before it expired) costing 10 coins, giving me 5xp each time!!! painstaking and boring like the haybale thing, but it did helped me to level up. feel sheepish now its gone, mentioning it, but did anyone else notice that could be done??

    also, and there is still time for this one…if you have 10,000coins, buy the new year ball *while its still there*, because, drumroll ….. it comes up with a notification that the ball is going to drop, click accept, and you get a new year gift of 1 level up! which is an acheivement if you\’ve just made it to a particular level, and it bumps you right up again… although i did lose 2,000xp it had given afterwards, for no apparent reason… but beggars can\’t be choosers when i went up a level. (it might not give that, there is some randomness with gifts so I\’ve noticed, but it did level up for my freind- so i thought it was worth the risk getting one, and it did for me too… wouldn\’t have liked a lollipop boobyprize lol)

    more commenters should read previous comments! slow though it is, it is more slow because of such people bulking the blog-thing with repetition.

    Thanks again, and happy farming ^_^

  1178. Farmvillefinatic
    Posted January 2, 2010 at 2:15 pm

    So much Christmas stuff. What to do with all of it? I already have 2 barns and 2 sheds which really don’t store much. I don’t want to sell the stuff because i want to decorate next year.

  1179. Farmvillefinatic
    Posted January 2, 2010 at 2:15 pm

    So much Christmas stuff. What to do with all of it? I already have 2 barns and 2 sheds which really don\’t store much. I don\’t want to sell the stuff because i want to decorate next year.

  1180. SuicidePhoenix
    Posted January 2, 2010 at 9:02 pm

    hi there,

    i just started that game today.

    im not sure but, is the raspberrie not the best for getting max cash? you pay 20coins and get 46coins so a win of 26coins, every 2hours….per day is that 312coins.
    tomatos for example cost 100coins and you´ll get 173 coins so a win of 73coins in 8hours which means a win per day of 219, am i right? or maybe i forgot anything?

  1181. santosh
    Posted January 3, 2010 at 3:48 am

    Hey guys i must appreciate you for making this very help full by sparing your valuable time.
    I can make a small suggestion about the crop list given by you
    Instead of ranking the crops based on the money/hour it consume it will be very good to rank them on money returning/hour it will give you good plants to get the better earnings.

  1182. man
    Posted January 3, 2010 at 6:59 am

    nice

  1183. Pirobaba
    Posted January 3, 2010 at 10:06 am

    Hi!! how do u make more farmcash faster?

  1184. Kei
    Posted January 3, 2010 at 4:40 pm

    I have alot of pending neighbor request and they have been pending for three weeks. How to remove them so i could send more request?

  1185. Lord & Lady Woppit
    Posted January 3, 2010 at 7:00 pm

    Love the site, we think a few people need to go back to school & learn how to work things out for themselves, the site is very informative & a good guide. That is all it is, an informative guide, why do some people, in the middle of questions, enter `invite me, I will send gifts` how pathetic. aren`t you prepared to work for your rewards? My Wife & I are both level 51 without cheating.P.S. rather than plant poinsetias for 3 xp`s, we plant peas for 3 xp`s & are working towards the mastery. Look beyond the carrot on the stick. When we have visitors, we do not let our p.c.`s take over conversation & when we visit, we make sure we plant a long enough crop to survive until our return. It`s a game! just remember that & enjoy it for what it is. We do.

  1186. Star
    Posted January 4, 2010 at 1:56 am

    I love your guide on which seeds end up giving off the most money but… did you ever consider making a guide saying which would be best for an average person who spends about 14-18 hours sleeping/eating/out? Because obviously the 4 hours crops aren’t going to do any good if you’re not home for them, whereas you might make more money with 1-day crops that were planted the previous day. I mean that should be taken into account. If you want I could do the math and make a list of the best plants to use if you’d like… I’d just need to know what the hour-amout would be (ex. based on a day where a person is busy for 15 hours and free for 8, busy for 18 free for 6) or I could make up few lists, but if you’d like that to be done I’d kinda like to know before I begin work.

  1187. a good Farmviller
    Posted January 4, 2010 at 10:37 am

    Hey u guys should move wheat up the list i use wheat alot ( 88 plots ) and it is a good profit, not much xp but lots of profit, it costs 35 coins ( per plot) and u get 115 ( per plot ) so u do the math

  1188. Kristian
    Posted January 4, 2010 at 3:07 pm

    We should be able to buy more CHICKEN COOP’S!!
    is there a way to buy more??

  1189. Brian C
    Posted January 4, 2010 at 4:03 pm

    Several questions:
    -I just made level 37. It says at 117,000 XP I will make level 38, but level 37 is the highest level that removes a crop purchase restriction (asparagus). Is there any value (in terms of unlocking purchasable items) to the levels above 37?
    -Regarding the newly added ribbon achievements related to mystery boxes, if I am reading correctly a mystery box costs 5 FV cash. I had been wanting to get all ribbons, but I also have not yet spent any ‘real’ money and don’t want to start. If I currently have 20 FV cash, is there any way for me to get more than 4 mystery boxes without spending real money?
    -Finally. I want to echo the request for more chicken coops. I have 4 dairy farms, I could use at least 2 (maybe 3) more coops right now.

  1190. Dan
    Posted January 6, 2010 at 12:32 am

    Once you are a level 70 is it possible to get farmville dollars since you cant level up anymore?

  1191. Rikke
    Posted January 6, 2010 at 2:46 pm

    Hi,
    The chapter about Assisting does not work anymore. I think it has been fixed, so you are not able to cheat. When you refresh Farmville you will go back to having the same amount of money and xp, as you did before cheating in assisting.

    Anyway, when I started playing the game, I tried doing it, but it did not work for me.
    But playing without this cheat does not make the game less fun! :)

  1192. Starlet Hunt
    Posted January 6, 2010 at 7:44 pm

    After not being able to play FV all day, I think it would be a good gesture of Zygna to reward. A mystery box, FV dollars, or
    something worth while.

  1193. Posted January 6, 2010 at 8:19 pm

    Thanks for all the helpful hints and for calculating best crops! Saved me from doing a crazy excel spreadsheet! Ignore the negativity, you’re a good man.

  1194. Mary Beth
    Posted January 6, 2010 at 8:40 pm

    I am at level 50 – when can I expand my farm again?

  1195. Anne
    Posted January 7, 2010 at 7:11 am

    Star, I have made a guide for myself and posted it on my blog. I have calculated the best crops for coins and exp if you only want to play twice a day (once every 12 hours). Not sure if this will help you. Send me a message via facebook if you would like to have a look.

    http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?ref=profile&id=770873178

  1196. Anand WHY
    Posted January 8, 2010 at 5:45 am

    I need more neighbors.

    Send me gifts & fertilize everyday.

    lets c who wil be no 1 in farmville

    Plzzzzzzzzzzz add me as your neighbor.

    leo_anand@yahoo.com

    AY

    Thanks!

  1197. Mary Beth
    Posted January 8, 2010 at 11:32 am

    UGH! I planted carrots last night and they are not showing up at all. Anyone else have this problem?

  1198. Peter
    Posted January 8, 2010 at 1:37 pm

    @Mary Beth: I assume you’re referring to the expansion grid 24X24. I am at level 48 and still can’t expand. I think once Zynga improves their servers can we expect to expand again.

    Zynga should give perks to those of us who are at higher levels, such as faster recharging of our fuel tanks, discounts on seed crops, more items to gift away that others can’t. They keep adding more ribbons for us to achieve or offering decorative junk that cost $$ to buy. I own a villa but would like to be offered a chateau or castle.

  1199. Posted January 8, 2010 at 2:49 pm

    Hi, just wanna know if there’s a way to catch all farmville posts of my friends & neighbors as in real time. thanks!

  1200. farhan
    Posted January 9, 2010 at 10:25 am

    I really love to play farmville…………….itz really an ausm game…

  1201. Posted January 9, 2010 at 12:22 pm

    Great listing.

  1202. Posted January 9, 2010 at 2:49 pm

    Newer version out.

    Leave a Suggestion by putting this at the top of your message

    “”"”"”"”"”"”"SUGGESTION”"”"”"”"”"”"”"”"”"”"”"”
    “”"”"”"”"”"”"”"”"”"”"”"”"”"”"”"”"”"”"”"”"”"”"”"”"”"”"

    So i can spot it faster. Same with A Correction.

    Thanks. Remeber to check the Exp/hour Guide!

  1203. Big R
    Posted January 9, 2010 at 2:55 pm

    Change your background. White letters on a black background just don\’t cut it. It is very hard for some older folks to read.
    Thank you

  1204. Posted January 9, 2010 at 3:06 pm

    The Background is Fixed. Im sorry i cannot do anything about it.

    But its hard to read? They contrast…

  1205. Zippy :)
    Posted January 9, 2010 at 4:04 pm

    heyy sup
    my cat just farted and i wanna know
    what lvl are you james?

  1206. Anne
    Posted January 9, 2010 at 5:30 pm

    hi James,
    There’s a new flower, Morning Glory. Great for exp and quite pretty too.

  1207. karan
    Posted January 10, 2010 at 2:31 am

    what should we do if we selected a friend to send gift and it says it did not select anyone

  1208. Posted January 10, 2010 at 6:40 am

    Hey, great guide. Still very popular even until now. Good job!

  1209. rob
    Posted January 10, 2010 at 7:40 am

    “””””””””””””SUGGESTION”””””””””””””””””””””””
    “””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””
    read anna’s post above
    you didnt add morning glory yet.. may be be the best 12hr crop

  1210. Jaineym
    Posted January 11, 2010 at 9:33 am

    your seed guide is very helpful,I’ve been working it out myself but do put it in numerical order! plz

  1211. Posted January 11, 2010 at 4:36 pm

    Your guide is useful, I appreciate it.

  1212. JimbohP
    Posted January 11, 2010 at 4:59 pm

    grapes are actually the best for one day crops, about 5 coins more than peas gives you in profit, but peas give you 3 xp not 2 when planted

  1213. Posted January 12, 2010 at 9:12 am

    This Farmville Secrets Reviews. It\’ll help you Rich Fast on Framville Game. Easy !.

    Click Here! http://secretstofarmville.blogspot.com/2009/12/farmville-secrets-e-books-reviews.html

  1214. Posted January 12, 2010 at 3:17 pm

    I wish we had been given more information about the barn raising thing and how to get another chicken coop, there is so much confusion going around about it

  1215. superpsychomom
    Posted January 13, 2010 at 1:37 am

    ******************GENERAL QUESTION******************
    **************************************************************

    What are “They of Mystery Boxes?” Where do I find them, how do I open them, etc?
    This is by far the most informative Farmville site I have come across that didn’t want you to pay!

    BTW: The 2 chicken coop was a cheat that was linked through a FB group and the “Barn Raising” thing. Unfortunately you can no longer do it because the group has since been removed from FB, I think that they may have gotten busted. I got a 2nd coop before they took it down, but one of my friends now has SEVEN coops!

  1216. Posted January 13, 2010 at 6:58 am

    For FarmVille Lovers !!!

    100% Free to Download !!!
    FARMVILLE’S Guide !!!

    The Website:
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  1217. Tara
    Posted January 13, 2010 at 11:09 am

    Does anyone know if they going to take away the extra coops??

    I found a 2nd one, it was like inside my first one and all my extra chickens went into it. I don’t want to loose all the chickens that went into it.

  1218. James Olive
    Posted January 13, 2010 at 7:14 pm

    Hi! Nice site, very helpful. I wanted to warn you that now, as it is possible to gift 1/2 tank of fuel for free, you should correct the FAQ section in the Tips part. Also, I don’t know if you can, but you should reduce the space of comments as it makes the whole page extremely big. It would look better if you only had the most recent posts. Thanks for the guide again. It was very helpful indeed

  1219. tunafish
    Posted January 14, 2010 at 9:43 am

    the best crop ever is PEAS.

  1220. blackcool70
    Posted January 14, 2010 at 11:06 am

    Getting FarmCash also by Winning Ribbons!

  1221. Viv
    Posted January 14, 2010 at 2:26 pm

    If you buy a chicken coop or dairy farm, does it earn you more money or points than just having cows or chickens as normal?

  1222. Aline
    Posted January 15, 2010 at 10:02 am

    don’t forget about the starfruit tree….it gives you 100 coins when u harvest

  1223. Posted January 15, 2010 at 12:15 pm

    For FarmVille Lovers !!!

    100% Free to Download !!!
    FARMVILLE’S Guide !!!

    The Website:
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  1224. Gene K
    Posted January 15, 2010 at 5:14 pm

    The new “White Corn” is a fantastic deal if you’re willing to donate 25CF dollars to Haiti relief. BIG return on your planting in EXP and coins and plants don’t wilt.

  1225. Posted January 15, 2010 at 7:36 pm

    http://www.bigblackbuttbitches.com best crop per hour :)

  1226. selin
    Posted January 16, 2010 at 12:11 am

    I sold my cottage for 3000 coins but i didnt get back coins. they are lost!! I re entered my farm so many times but it didnt work.. please help me, if anyone knows about this…

  1227. sulman
    Posted January 16, 2010 at 11:13 am

    please add me as neigbor
    s_shah18@live.com

  1228. Olive
    Posted January 16, 2010 at 3:48 pm

    Hi fellow farmers!

    I have written a crop alarm program for Farm Town and FarmVille. I wrote it mostly for my own use and enjoyment, but I think it turned out pretty good so I thought I would offer it here to anyone who is interested.

    I made a little website that explains the program (including some screenshots). It is at http://www.kjk-software.webege-dot-com (replace “-dot-” with “.”).

    [quote]Farm Report is a free crop alarm program to be used in conjunction with Farm Town or FarmVille. It will help you keep track of the crops and other harvestable products on your farms. You can see, at a glance, when each of your products will be harvestable, and when they will go to waste (if appropriate). When a product is ready for harvest, Farm Report will display a Crop Ready alarm on your desktop. [/quote]

    You can download the program from the website.

    I hope some of you find it useful!

  1229. Posted January 16, 2010 at 5:17 pm

    a popup came up on my farm saying that you can find mystery items on my farm when i play. does anyone know anymore about this? i have not found anything so far. i was wondering if this was an up and coming feature, or an active feature? will things automatically be found, or something on farm you need to click on? thanks!

  1230. Posted January 16, 2010 at 5:19 pm

    there is a problem with me farmville game.i tried to download my farmville update for the tool bar,but now my game freezes how can i re download the tool bar? what web site do i got to go too? please send response to lpoore420@yahoo.com

  1231. Posted January 16, 2010 at 5:20 pm

    ok lol i looked under my farm, and i found the new collections feature, but it does not give anymore info. has anyone who found any collectibles give me more info thanks!

  1232. Nicky
    Posted January 16, 2010 at 9:08 pm

    I only have animals and trees because I don’t usually remember to harvest a lot and if you have a dairy farm and a chicken coop, it takes up a lot less space than 20 cows or chickens would.

  1233. Nicky
    Posted January 16, 2010 at 9:09 pm

    I only have animals and trees because I dont usually remember to harvest a lot and if you have a dairy farm and a chicken coop, it takes up a lot less space than 20 cows or chickens would.

  1234. Ren
    Posted January 17, 2010 at 8:58 am

    Please add me…. Active player…..

  1235. Posted January 17, 2010 at 9:01 am

    Please add me…. Active player…..
    e-mail add: sy_renando_10@yahoo.com

  1236. rob
    Posted January 17, 2010 at 4:11 pm

    how do you get the flamed out tractor?

  1237. Bill Marcet
    Posted January 17, 2010 at 5:21 pm

    Please Add Me As a Neighbor….. Thanks for the help in advance Bill Marcet

  1238. Posted January 17, 2010 at 10:55 pm

    Im having trouble trying to get a 2nd chicken coop. Anyone have any ideas?

  1239. Posted January 18, 2010 at 11:48 am

    I could sure use some more neighbors, please add me.
    rend31@yahoo.com

  1240. Posted January 18, 2010 at 1:45 pm

    Very informative article. :)

  1241. Posted January 18, 2010 at 1:57 pm

    But I do have something else to say… For buying decorations and selling them just for XP. Why don’t you just plow and delete?

  1242. Sea
    Posted January 18, 2010 at 4:07 pm

    http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#/profile.php?ref=name&id=100000580719611

    Add me!!! —>>>> need neighbors ;D

  1243. Posted January 18, 2010 at 5:13 pm

    if u want to be more colorful u can use different colored hay bales to trap yourself in the middle of your farm to trap your self.
    then just do what it says in the “faster ways to Plow and plant” link.

    Any more coments for me
    go to blogger.com and search farmville freaks and tell me your questions
    see ya!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  1244. Camille Barker
    Posted January 19, 2010 at 12:23 pm

    How many plots per fruit or vegetable must one plant to receive achievement ribbons?

  1245. Posted January 19, 2010 at 4:59 pm

    I think that peas offer the highest payout per hour.

  1246. Brandon
    Posted January 19, 2010 at 5:27 pm

    HELLO,
    Ive realized that by buying Hay Bales and deleting them seems to be the most effective way to gain experience points, as it is 5 XP for only 100 coins. It can be time consuming, but if you have a few minutes of time every day, it is quite productive.
    If you so happen to have 50,000 coins, which should be easy to come by, thats a quick 2500 XP (much cheaper than the windmill). That would mean buying 500 Hay Bales (20×25), which wouldnt take much space at all considering you can fit 16 Hay Bales in 1 square.
    Yeah I did figure this out by myself lol

    Youre welcome :D

  1247. EC
    Posted January 19, 2010 at 9:16 pm

    Do any of the buildings make money ie post office, general store, wind mill?

    Thanks

  1248. karen
    Posted January 19, 2010 at 10:43 pm

    When will 24×24 lots be available/more then 1 coop?

  1249. urmi
    Posted January 20, 2010 at 7:51 am

    now i got chiken coop but
    every time i go into my farmville and place the coop ,when i go back home, then go back in everything is back like it was

  1250. Dave
    Posted January 20, 2010 at 6:52 pm

    you need to add this after peppers

    Morning Glory – 60 – 12 Hours – 1Exp – 123 – 48 Coins – 4 Coins/Hour

    which puts it after lavender on the best money/hour list

  1251. Dave
    Posted January 20, 2010 at 8:08 pm

    here, just put this in line 303. haha, I got bored.

    Morning Glory – 60 Coins – 12 Hours – 1Exp – 123 – 48 Coins – 4 Coins/Hour

    and then put morning glory on line 370

  1252. ZICS
    Posted January 21, 2010 at 11:54 am

    Hi, I have maybe a problem.

    When i click on market when trying to plnat anything, I see “raspberries, sell for 46 coins, harvest in 2 hours”, but anything about exp… and when I plant, no exp is being added…. do you know what’s happening? Simply, one day stopped!
    I’m level 27 right now.
    Thank you!

  1253. allan
    Posted January 22, 2010 at 4:51 am

    you made a slight miscalculation on the earnings of the grapes. you were close. but you forgot to subtract the cost of plowing the land. so the actuall coins per hour profit is 7.0833333333 making it just slightly less valuable than the tomatoes. i almost made the same mistake when i was calculating the profitability of the crops. and at my current level of 21, the tomatoes are most profitable. i cant wait until i am a high enough lvl to grow peas. if you would like me to, i would be happy too check over the rest of your numbers to assure there validity.

  1254. malc
    Posted January 22, 2010 at 10:28 am

    hey! in some screen shoots on the intro you can see land at different levels? any one know how to do this? could do with more neighbors for 24 >< 24 expand

  1255. Posted January 22, 2010 at 1:59 pm

    nice to knw diz site…tnx for helping us farmers…:)

  1256. Terri
    Posted January 22, 2010 at 7:42 pm

    Malc, if you stack fences or hedges vertically, or if you space out hay bales (experiment), you will see that it creates the illusion of different levels.

  1257. Gabes
    Posted January 22, 2010 at 8:34 pm

    “Wanting fast levels means you wish to spend money on it. Buildings yield a lot of experience – however will cost you a large amount of your money
    . Eg. A windmill is bought for 100,000 Coins and Given 1,000Exp. Or 1% of what you paid…In Exp!! (An imaginary building cost 750,000 – You get 7,500Exp)”
    I think Hay Bale is better, 100 coins to buy and 5 exp gain. 5% of what you pay. It’s a big difference! (but you will need more space)

    There are some things to change in Seed Guide:
    The name of “Yellow Bell” is Bell Peppers; after Peppers comes Morning Glory – 60 Coins – 12 Hours – 1Exp – 123 – 48 Coins – 4 Coins/Hour; after Cabbage comes Green Tea then Blackberries, Red Wheat, Lavender and Sugar Cane.

    There are some good info, thanks.

  1258. Posted January 22, 2010 at 11:48 pm

    Great Info it has really helped my farm

  1259. Meara
    Posted January 24, 2010 at 3:58 am

    In another update, I think you should note that FV no longer gives out free coins when you visit everyday. Unfortunately they took that away.

  1260. lewis
    Posted January 24, 2010 at 4:43 am

    There is an all new method to earn some extra cash on FarnVille. Visit this group for details. http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=262804457671

  1261. Barbara
    Posted January 24, 2010 at 12:11 pm

    I hope someone can help me. I’m not receiving any postings from “my neighbors” on my homepage. Like when some has an animal to adopt or eggs to hatch, I don’t receive any of those postings. Does anyone know what I have to do to get them. Is there a setting I need to accept? Thanks!

  1262. Jochem
    Posted January 25, 2010 at 12:30 pm

    Add me as a neighbour/facebook friend: Jochem_wubs (4t) hotmail (d0t) c0m

  1263. Posted January 25, 2010 at 6:05 pm

    Your TREE guide does not make sense. Like the Acai.. you said it is ready in 2 days with 158 coins.. but 158/2 is 79… NOT 47… This is my list of Trees that I have generated, in order by day, then by most coins generated:

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    2 days:
    Acai: 2 days with 158 coins profit. (1 day = 79 coins)
    Ornament I: 2 days with 150 coins profit. (1 day = 75 coins)
    Ornament II: 2 days with 150 coins profit.
    Maple (orange): 2 days with 150 coins profit.
    Red Maple: 2 days with 25 coins profit. (1 day = 12.5 coins)
    Yellow Maple: 2 days with 25 coins profit.
    Cherry: 2 days with 18 coins profit. (1 day = 9 coins)

    3 days:
    Date: 3 days with 69 coins profit. (1 day = 23 coins)
    Banana: 3 days with 56 coins profit. (1 day = 18.6 coins)
    Grapefruit: 3 days with 50 coins profit. (1 day = 16.6 coins)
    Walnut: 3 days with 50 coins profit.
    Lemon: 3 days with 41 coins profit. (1 day = 13.6 coins)
    Cashew: 3 days with 41 coins profit.
    Avocado: 3 days with 37 coins profit. (1 day = 12.3 coins)
    Fig: 3 days with 33 coins profit. (1 day = 11 coins)
    Plum: 3 days with 30 coins profit. (1 day = 10 coins)
    Apple: 3 days with 28 coins profit. (1 day = 9.3 coins)

    4 days:
    Olive: 4 days with 112 coins profit. (1 day = 28 coins)
    Starfruit: 4 days with 100 coins profit. (1 day = 25 coins)
    Apricot: 4 days with 56 coins profit. (1 day = 14 coins)
    Peach: 4 days with 47 coins profit. (1 day = 11.75 coins)
    Orange: 4 days with 40 coins profit. (1 day = 10 coins)

    5 days:
    Pomegranate: 5 days w/ 108 coins profit. (1 day = 21.6 coins)
    Passion Fruit: 5 days with 93 coins profit. (1 day = 18.6 coins)
    Lime: 5 days with 75 coins profit. (1 day = 15 coins)

    Let me know if you see any flaws. The number of days until ready / # coins produced when harvested was found at farmvillefreak.com. Thanks!

    Email me at: amg1286@gmail.com

  1264. Posted January 25, 2010 at 6:19 pm

    Happy 1 Million Views! :)

  1265. Shaddy
    Posted January 25, 2010 at 6:31 pm

    more info http://farmvillesecrets.webcbk.com

  1266. farmerboy11
    Posted January 25, 2010 at 10:33 pm

    If i am correct you will gain 124,760 a DAY if u plant grapes with a 20×22 field just think if you do that every day you will become a millionare by weeks end
    this means
    :week =873,320$$
    :month average 4 weeks = 3,493,280!!
    : Yearly income with grapes = 41,919,360$$
    + you get 2 xp per day per crop and then if you master this crop you even gain more for harvesting grapes are the way to go

  1267. Mittens
    Posted January 26, 2010 at 2:32 am

    I noticed in your fast leveling section you mention purchasing things that give you exp such as barns. Every item purchased gives you 1% exp as you stated except for hay bales. Hay bales give you 5 exp and only cost 125 coins. Though it is tedious work I have been buying as many hay bales as I can fit on my farm and then selling them again whenever I have extra cash. This seems to me to be the best way to get exp by spending money. Better than any barns or silos or anything.

  1268. JED
    Posted January 26, 2010 at 9:11 am

    If you want to boost your EXP, use your whole farm to plow and plant seeds. And by whole, what i mean is plow your farm at its maximum capacity. And for those remaining little space, plant em trees. Lemon is the best. As for buildings and decorations, I don’t recommend on buying them because all they do is take up huge spaces on your farm. But one technique I use everytime now that my farm is already full, I spend all my remaining coins on buying the cheapest haybale but with the most EXP given, and it that case, that wooul be the regular one, see 100coins=5exp. So for every 40000coins I have, I get 2000exp from buying haybales. A barnhouse(which also costs 40000coins), gives you just 400exp. A huge difference in there, right? After I buy the haybales, I sell them again. Hope that makes sense.

  1269. Posted January 26, 2010 at 12:05 pm

    Farmville had a promotion going. It said if you become a fan you can expand your farm to 24 x 24. Well I became a fan but I didn’t get my expantion. How do I get it? Can you help me out?

  1270. Gerda
    Posted January 26, 2010 at 5:06 pm

    I think in September last year people could get a FV hot air balloon.

    TODAY a friend of mine (being level 30..I am level 36) got a hot air balloon and she doesn’t want to say how.

    Do you know how she managed that?

    Thank yo so much.

  1271. C.Baxter
    Posted January 26, 2010 at 7:16 pm

    I got my hot air balloon from a mystery gift.

  1272. Sheri
    Posted January 26, 2010 at 10:34 pm

    I don’t want to sound dumb but what does experience points in Farmville buy you. I can’t find anything anywhere that explains that to me. I have only been playing for a couple of weeks.

  1273. Ajay
    Posted January 27, 2010 at 8:14 am

    @Sheri
    Experience points is the counter which shows ur level. u need to acquire a certain amount of experience points to move up to each level.

  1274. Posted January 27, 2010 at 5:06 pm

    Hey everyone. I had a friend over last night, we made love and he stuck his doodle up my rear end. Now i just want to clarify, does anyone else want to stick their pee pee in my bottom?

  1275. Mike
    Posted January 29, 2010 at 12:56 am

    Sheri,
    That is not a dumb question especially for a “newbie”. You want to try and plant the crop that gives you the most XP and the most coins per hour. The more experience you get the higher the level you get. The higher the level you get you can buy seeds for crops that make more money per hour. Use the guide above to choose what seeds are available to you at the level you are on. The more you level the more Farm Cash you earn. A tip is to get all the neighbors you can. So you can expand your farm and plant more crops the more plots you have the more $ you can make. Don’t waste your Farmville Dollars on outhouses and chicken (which is the thing right now) but dont buy them (like I did) I spent 45 FV $ for a Golden, Black and Brown chicken and within 25 hours I had 15 Golden Ones 3 Black ones and 15 Brown ones.From checking my neighbors’ wall.
    Have fun with it.

  1276. bandicoot802
    Posted January 29, 2010 at 1:51 am

    where you said 2 apple trees are better than one sheep is a big duh if you have two of somthing that does the same as he other of course it will be twice as better.

  1277. valentina
    Posted January 29, 2010 at 1:56 am

    WHat are masterys?

  1278. Jay
    Posted January 29, 2010 at 8:18 pm

    Masterys give u exp each time u harvest no matter one when 3 stars.And when friends harvest crops u get more!

  1279. Jay
    Posted January 29, 2010 at 8:19 pm

    I mean fertilize

  1280. ted
    Posted January 31, 2010 at 1:40 pm

    Surely if you have a website about farmville that is first on google, you would edit it daily. But unlike me, you are lazy and don’t edit it monthly.

  1281. linda
    Posted January 31, 2010 at 6:25 pm

    How do you sell your crops? When i click on a crop no option to sell!

  1282. kim
    Posted January 31, 2010 at 10:44 pm

    k… sorry but another ‘dumb’ how can i get more neighbors. wanna get a bigger plot….. but not many on my list wanna join. can you add ppl that are not on your friends list?

  1283. sarah
    Posted February 1, 2010 at 5:49 am

    @kim
    If you’re fan of Farmville group, you can add lots of people who offer to be added. you can see them writing comments to the feed of Farmville group.

    @linda
    you can take the “delete”-button right at the bottom and delete fields. that should be possible. but I had this problem also when I played Farmville on my old PC.

  1284. sarah
    Posted February 1, 2010 at 6:17 am

    by the way – the olive tree can be sold for 60 coins

  1285. Hanne Merry
    Posted February 1, 2010 at 4:49 pm

    At what level does one become a “Farmville Executive?”

  1286. Hanne Merry
    Posted February 1, 2010 at 4:52 pm

    At what level does one become a “Farmvillle Executive?

  1287. Posted February 2, 2010 at 12:43 pm

    james vernon you are the worlds saddest mannnn u saddd mannnnnnn i feel sorry for youuuuuuu

  1288. Rajneel
    Posted February 2, 2010 at 9:05 pm

    Bula, from the Fiji Islands

    Just wanted to say thanks James Vernon. Nice work, good effort and much appreciated. (Good info for novice and adept FarmV players)

    PS. Don’t listen to others about anything negative, absorb only the positive and happy farming. People sometimes are quick to criticize or ridicule, seldom praise or appreciate.

    Vinaka Vakalevu (Big Thanks in Fijian)

  1289. Posted February 3, 2010 at 10:41 am

    I need more neighbors…. cassandragoen@yahoo.com or try cassandra goen on face book

  1290. Amamr
    Posted February 3, 2010 at 12:42 pm

    I’ve got a good idea for gainin more XP, if ur gonna be late out or gone for a few days n don noe wat to plant, or u just wanna get some XP while sitting on ur comp doin nothin, try this,
    When u play the game on facebook, there is a button above that says Neighbours, just go to that and see directly below it, atleast someone will need help with foxes, weeds, etc, just help them n u get 5XP for that, n 1XP for any fertilizing, so by just helping one friend, u got 10 XP, which is way more than any crop gives based on hour, now just go back to neighbours n help the next person, than the next, and so on, u may never need to plant anything (That is if u only wanna level up, little cash).

    Cool, eh????

  1291. Amamr
    Posted February 3, 2010 at 12:42 pm

    I’ve got a good idea for gainin more XP, if ur gonna be late out or gone for a few days n don noe wat to plant, or u just wanna get some XP while sitting on ur comp doin nothin, try this,
    When u play the game on facebook, there is a button above that says Neighbours, just go to that and see directly below it, atleast someone will need help with foxes, weeds, etc, just help them n u get 5XP for that, n 1XP for any fertilizing, so by just helping one friend, u got 10 XP, which is way more than any crop gives based on hour, now just go back to neighbours n help the next person, than the next, and so on, u may never need to plant anything (That is if u only wanna level up, little cash).

    Cool, eh????

  1292. Posted February 3, 2010 at 3:24 pm

    Hey, nice Guide, I (and many other people) want to thank you for it =]. But i’ve seen u’ve made a few mistakes, and i havent check the updates or something, or if anyone has posted this before me, but i’ve noticed you made a crucial mistake in the section of ‘Best of both Money & Exp (7.)’

    You posted this :
    “The best recommendation for this is to plant some seeds that take 3 days (or so) in a 1/3 of your farm, some seeds that take 2 days in another 1/3 and finally peppers or soybeans in the final section (Yes, the ones that take a day!). This way, when the peppers ripen – you can plant more. The next day when the level 2 Items ripen (Just before the newly replaced crops that take 1 day) you can harvest both of them, and plant twice as many peppers/peas. And on the final day you harvest the entire farm. This leads to good reaping of Exp and a good amount of money from all the harvesting.”

    But you are wrong, to harvest the whole farm is only every 6 days, if u calculate the Greatest common divisor of 1, 2 and 3 (the days each seed takes to be ready for harvesting), you will notice that is 6, so, in the 1st day you’ll only harvest the 1 day seeds, in the 2nd day, you’ll only harvest the 1day seeds and the 2 days seeds, but in the 3rd day, you i’ll only be able to harvest the 1 day seeds (planted the day before) and the 3 days seeds (planted in the beggining, which would be 3 days before that), BUT the 2 days seeds (planted only one day before that day) won’t be ready yet, and this will keep happening until the 6th day, where the 1 day seeds will be planted one day before, the 2 days seeds 2 days before, and finally, the 3rd days seeds 3 days before.

    I just hope you understood, =P. It’s quite logical if you think of it =]. Well, i hope you good luck and Thank You Very Much again for the guide, it’s been real useful. =D.

  1293. Posted February 3, 2010 at 3:30 pm

    Hey, nice Guide, I (and many other people) want to thank you for it =]. But ive seen youve made a few mistakes, and i havent check the updates or something, or if anyone has posted this before me, but i\’ve noticed you made a crucial mistake in the section of Best of both Money & Exp (7.)

    You posted this :
    The best recommendation for this is to plant some seeds that take 3 days (or so) in a 1/3 of your farm, some seeds that take 2 days in another 1/3 and finally peppers or soybeans in the final section (Yes, the ones that take a day!). This way, when the peppers ripen – you can plant more. The next day when the level 2 Items ripen (Just before the newly replaced crops that take 1 day) you can harvest both of them, and plant twice as many peppers/peas. And on the final day you harvest the entire farm. This leads to good reaping of Exp and a good amount of money from all the harvesting.

    But you are wrong, to harvest the whole farm is only every 6 days, if u calculate the Greatest common divisor of 1, 2 and 3 (the days each seed takes to be ready for harvesting), you will notice that is 6, so, in the 1st day youll only harvest the 1 day seeds, in the 2nd day, youll only harvest the 1day seeds and the 2 days seeds, but in the 3rd day, you ill only be able to harvest the 1 day seeds (planted the day before) and the 3 days seeds (planted in the beggining, which would be 3 days before that), BUT the 2 days seeds (planted only one day before that day) wont be ready yet, and this will keep happening until the 6th day, where the 1 day seeds will be planted one day before, the 2 days seeds 2 days before, and finally, the 3rd days seeds 3 days before.

    I just hope you understood, =P. Its quite logical if you think of it =]. Well, i hope you good luck and Thank You Very Much again for the guide, its been real useful. =D.

  1294. stephanie
    Posted February 4, 2010 at 3:32 am

    hey nice guide..i had a quick question and im not sure if you will know the answer but here it is..how much time after my plants are finished growing do i have until they wilter?

  1295. Koemans
    Posted February 4, 2010 at 7:40 am

    What about the valentine flowers? i think they are a very good investment atm!

  1296. Jo
    Posted February 4, 2010 at 7:41 am

    I really appreciate this guide. Farmville can be confusing and if it is still in it’s infant stage then even the programmers would have issues with it. I enjoy playing it and it is just a game – although some of the more hardcore amongst you may disagree with that statement. THANK YOU JAMES VERNON FOR CREATING THIS WEBSITE. You and you’re loyal followers have helped me understand this game and as a result I will enjoy it all the more.

  1297. lawyer
    Posted February 4, 2010 at 10:59 pm

    hey stephanie, how much time they need to get fully grow, they need same… ex. strawberry 4 hours + 4h. = 8h

  1298. Jhe
    Posted February 5, 2010 at 11:12 am

    does it mean that the 4 days (watermelon? not sure tho) will expire after 8 dayS?

  1299. farmvilleaddict
    Posted February 5, 2010 at 8:39 pm

    Does anyone’s horse stable show up completed sometimes and then goes back to being under construction? Are they trying to tease us?

  1300. Snowed in Virginia
    Posted February 6, 2010 at 2:45 pm

    Olives yield 112 coins. I did the math after I harvested one.

  1301. d wise
    Posted February 6, 2010 at 10:31 pm

    watermelons will expire in 6 days not eight, yes Ihave noticed that when I visit a friends farm their stables are complete, but when I ask that friend they really aren\’t.
    I have noticed this weekend that my rewards are not posting to facebook, is that the same for everyone?

  1302. plymelk
    Posted February 7, 2010 at 12:19 am

    To sell an olive, you can get 60 coins.

  1303. GreenSheep
    Posted February 7, 2010 at 7:33 pm

    @Miguel Alejandro Angel Alvarez Feria

    I think you got him wrong. Read again:

    The next day when the level 2 Items ripen (Just before the newly replaced crops that take 1 day) you can harvest both of them, and plant twice as many peppers/peas.

    On day 2 he’s planting 1 day seeds in both harvested areas (twice as many). So on day 3 he’ll harvest 2 sections of 1 day seeds and one section of 3 day seeds. Idk why he’s planting 1 day crops again on day 2, probably because they give more money/xp then the 2 day crops.

    Personally I don’t like this strategy. Harvesting your whole farm is a real pain when you’ve got a 20×20 farm or bigger. It’s so much more comfortable to harvest only some areas each day.

    **********************SUGGESTION******************************
    Saving Fuel
    Don’t use all the fuel of one refill. The tank you started will refill again, so the next day you have an entire tank again. That way you don’t use all your refills that quickly. When you think you’re almost done with harvesting, plowing and seeding, you should watch your fuel. Just before your tank empties you should switch to manual harvesting/plowing/seeding instead of using your farming vehicles, so the maximum amount of fuel will be given back to you the next day.
    ***********************************************************************

    ****************************CORRECTION***************************
    Animals
    Firstly you should update the animal section, you can’t buy chickens and cows anymore, they’re giftable.
    Adopted animals and animals received as gifts don’t cost any money at all and some give a whole bunch of money everyday (eg calfs and bulls). If you don’t have much space animals can also be put neatly together as it’s possible with trees. And with the new chicken coop and the dairy farm you can save lots of space. The money you get from selling is much less than the amount you would get from keeping them.
    Plus they look cute ^^. Best decorations ever,

    And I think you should somewhere mention that trees and animals don’t “wither” as crops do. That can be really useful if you can’t get to the game for a longer time. If that happens and all your crops have withered, you get a money boost from trees and animals so you can plow all plots and buy new seeds (which should be taken into account if you don’t have much money).
    ***********************************************************************

    P.S.: Very useful, James, thanks a lot. Saves me a lot of time of calculating ;-) .

  1304. Posted February 7, 2010 at 11:28 pm

    wey cant people put two or more chicken coops on your farm i have to many chicken and it made me sell my chicken coop and i can not buy oneony more

  1305. Chip
    Posted February 9, 2010 at 9:25 pm

    James,
    Your account has been hacked. Unless the doodle up the rear end thing was real… Just a heads-up, bro.
    I’d love to hear some tips on the collectibles. When you get your password back.

  1306. rebecca
    Posted February 10, 2010 at 12:47 pm

    Facebook says i have like 50 gifts and when i go to accept them it brings me right to farmville and there are no gifts in my giftbox and they have also dissappered in my waiting to be accepted page. Anyone else having this issue?

  1307. Posted February 11, 2010 at 3:39 am

    Hey farmville addicters! I know everyone has a problem about click the farm…

    It takes long time to click every area to plow and waste your lifetime.

    So I recomend you an easy way to play faster farmville… It provides you to grow faster, increase your production ratio, will save on your real lifetime…

    Visit http://www.farmatik.com and let it do your click and enjoy your game…

    Go Go GO!!!

  1308. Posted February 11, 2010 at 5:12 am

    this game is awesome like a winds in the sky

  1309. chelsea
    Posted February 13, 2010 at 10:30 pm

    SEND LOVE AND RECEIVE GIFTS INSTANTLY http://apps.facebook.com/onthefarm/valentine_sendlove.php?receiverId=1491480035

  1310. Kibuza
    Posted February 14, 2010 at 8:16 pm

    I found another really good guide for Farmville. it does cost money…. but I use it myself and it\’s really good. I already have 3 of the villas and like $1000000. Take a look if you\’re interested.

    http://430b5zazf56u2k07no1lmbz957.hop.clickbank.net/

  1311. Angela
    Posted February 15, 2010 at 10:13 pm

    Kibuza, we’re not interested! Not that stupid! :) ))

  1312. Erin Drake
    Posted February 16, 2010 at 11:10 am

    does anyone know how many crops it takes to reach master? I have mastered a few already, but was wondering what the actual number is …

  1313. debashree
    Posted February 16, 2010 at 1:44 pm

    hey! ok, my prob is that this frnd of mine who startd playing way after me has so much farmville cash, whereas mine don’t increase at all… any clues y?

  1314. riton
    Posted February 16, 2010 at 4:44 pm

    I’m a big fan of farmville, it’s a really funy game on fb. I got a cheap secret book to get to the top users of farmville on this shop http://bit.ly/cmwqdq

  1315. vaughn
    Posted February 17, 2010 at 10:20 am

    i am new to framvilee…the game is very interesting and addictive…however i am confuse about playing the game. i want to increase my level, was reading the bog and was very interested in the soybeans technique…but i dont know exactly how to go about it can anyone advise me

    you can add me as your neighbour too
    vaughn_felix@yahoo.com

  1316. boots
    Posted February 17, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    just to make sure i am getting this correct, the only way to get farmcash is by buying it with US dollars? i dont have the kind of money for that.. is there any other way to get farmcash other than paying for it?

  1317. Len
    Posted February 18, 2010 at 7:30 am

    You can always guess at which is the best seed to plant, or you could use this cool crop calculator that I found: http://www.farmvilleliving.com/calculator

  1318. Juan
    Posted February 21, 2010 at 4:02 pm

    Add me for friend;) http://www.facebook.com/?ref=logo#!/juancontreras?ref=profile

  1319. Posted February 21, 2010 at 9:12 pm

    it’s good information for me , thank.

  1320. Farmville Newbie
    Posted February 22, 2010 at 6:00 pm

    Thanks for taking the time. I surely did bookmark this page

  1321. Hally
    Posted February 23, 2010 at 10:13 pm

    You are absolutly right!

  1322. sgg
    Posted February 24, 2010 at 8:39 am

    there are lots of calculating problems that efects results :) ))

  1323. Posted February 24, 2010 at 8:51 pm

    I see this says you get 1 FV for each level. I am at level 17 and only have 11. Am I missing something? At this rate, I will never be able to enlarge my farm without actually spending money. HELP

  1324. swetha
    Posted February 25, 2010 at 1:53 pm

    how to get the flavours

  1325. Andrew
    Posted February 26, 2010 at 6:04 am

    I have a neighbor who can places 5 plots on a normal 1 plot (like one on the other) how will she do that ?? in that way you can earn 5xp instead of 1xp per plot. She uses 1 plot area but have 5 plots. pls pls tell me how is that possible.

  1326. DrBak
    Posted February 26, 2010 at 2:01 pm

    the assisting ‘cheat’ doesn’t work, all the money and xp earned in this way disappear after closing the page

  1327. Andi
    Posted February 27, 2010 at 11:12 am

    At the moment are the Golden Poppies the best crops. It costs 120 Coins and you get 200 coins and 2 XP in 8 hours. That makes 8.125 coins per hour.

  1328. Morten
    Posted February 27, 2010 at 12:10 pm

    If you want to get unlimited money, maxed out my farmville cash, earn every ribbon plus, tons of seeders, harvesters and Tractors and STILL have lots of Cash Left,
    then check this out :)

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    ALL THE BEST CHEATS AND TIPS
    100% LEGAL AND GUARANTEED SUCCSESS!

  1329. Farmvilleplayer91
    Posted February 27, 2010 at 12:12 pm

    Actually works!

    “If you want to get unlimited money, maxed out my farmville cash, earn every ribbon plus, tons of seeders, harvesters and Tractors and STILL have lots of Cash Left,
    then check this out :)

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    ALL THE BEST CHEATS AND TIPS
    100% LEGAL AND GUARANTEED SUCCSESS!”

  1330. Posted February 28, 2010 at 6:04 am

    ***THE GREAT FV FUEL ISSUE***

    I often read people complaining about too few fuel in FarmVille. So I thought about the issue and would like to make a suggestion:

    FACTS:
    1) You have maximally 150 Fuel units
    2) Every 2.5 minutes (2min30sec) you get another unit of Fuel
    3) An empty Fuel Tank fills up in 150*2.5 min=375min=6.25h(6:15)

    CONCLUSIONS:
    With 1 full fuel tank you can harvest, plow, seed 50 plots at a time using machines. This means every 6.25 hours you can harvest, plow and seed 50 plots.

    What if…
    1) You seed stuff that doesent take long to grow eg: Berries

    Berries take 4 hours to grow. Once planted you’ll have to harvest them after 4 hours. But your problem will be that your tank isn’t full yet. So youll have to do the rest by hand

    2)You seed stuff that takes long enought to fill up your tank meanwhile eg: Tomatoes, SugarCane…
    After 8 hours they’ll be ready to harvest and you’ll have your tank full again. but then we are still talking about only 50 plots yo’re managing, which is quite a poor exploit.

    3) You seed stuff that takes very long eg: brocoli

    After yo’ve planted the first 50 fields of brocoli you can wait 6.25 hours and then plant another 50 because the others aren’t ready to harvest yet. then you can plant your third 50, your fourth, fifth and sixth (theoretically you could do even more but let’s asume someone’s working and has only time in the morning, at noon and in the evening.)
    In summa this makes >>>>300 fields<<<< you manage.

    But you can get even more by plantig even longer taking stuff

    3 Days yield 450 Fields
    and finally
    4 Days yield 600 Fields which is more than the actual maximal Farm size alows (24*24 = 576)

  1331. Posted February 28, 2010 at 3:28 pm

    hey i need more neighbors… facebook is careymcdill… anyone help me out

  1332. james
    Posted February 28, 2010 at 8:01 pm

    wow, i got 500,000 coins using this auto-harvest, auto-plants program view the fans page to download

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Farmville-Cheat-Bot-Program-play-while-you-sleep/345121519663?ref=ts

  1333. Nirav
    Posted March 2, 2010 at 3:02 am

    Why i can’t plant any crops ?

  1334. Velox
    Posted March 4, 2010 at 1:17 am

    FOR GAINING EXP

    For gaining XP this guide says to plow (15 coins, 1coin) then plant soybeans (15coin, 2xp) then delete and repeat. However that works out to 30 coins for 3 exp, or 10 coins spent for 1 xp. That is, you gain Xp equal to that of 1% of money spent. Therefore, it is easier to buy buildings at 1% xp of money spent instead of spending time plowing, planting, and deleting.

  1335. Velox
    Posted March 4, 2010 at 1:24 am

    POINT 1% that is… … 0.1%

  1336. Irish lad
    Posted March 4, 2010 at 5:49 pm

    Thanks for taking the time to inform and help some of the rest of us out. For others just remember it is only still a game.

  1337. nazeem
    Posted March 4, 2010 at 7:23 pm

    i tried to expand my farm but they asked me to have a homestead.what is the homestead means????

  1338. Amber Dill
    Posted March 5, 2010 at 1:47 am

    I think we should be able to exchange coins for farmville dollars…. It is a game, why should I have to pay to earn cash when I have almost 300,000 in coins that I will never use??? I am tempted to not play anymore… you take the fun out of it for people who are poor and cant afford to pay cash to play…. figure out another way we can get cash!

  1339. joad
    Posted March 5, 2010 at 2:53 am

    hey Amber, to buy ep with coins just plow (15 coins, 1xp) then plant soybeans (15coin, 2xp) then delete and repeat. any other purchase for xp will have you pay 100 coins per xp..

  1340. j-rock
    Posted March 5, 2010 at 5:52 pm

    you need to add in the fertilizing crops for getting fuel, since they just added that in. Other than that, freaking awesome guide.

  1341. Posted March 6, 2010 at 9:53 am

    Ok guys, Im updating MASSIVELY.

    And that comment about having a friend over – Wtf?

    Wasn’t me, and my account hasn’t been hacked. (I don’t think)

    If someone knows my E-mail though, i thiink they can just use it since it appears with the picture automatically

  1342. darlene
    Posted March 7, 2010 at 2:50 am

    I plowed laand and it is uneven
    how cna i get rid of it

  1343. Rosa
    Posted March 7, 2010 at 4:51 pm

    my fuel hasn’t been refilling over time for the past 2 days or so. did they get rid of that or is it just me?

  1344. Posted March 8, 2010 at 5:31 am

    Great guide :) Post more..

  1345. combi
    Posted March 8, 2010 at 12:27 pm

    how can we receive the FV cash. thanks .

  1346. Kimonte
    Posted March 8, 2010 at 3:06 pm

    Darlene . . . click on the red tool (delete) then click on the uneven plot. Click on the green tool to insert another plot. Be careful and line the plot with the others.

  1347. Meela
    Posted March 8, 2010 at 10:09 pm

    Grapes are actually the best crop the plant cause they cost less and give more money AND Exp.

  1348. Sjuul
    Posted March 9, 2010 at 1:20 pm

    How can i expand my land?

  1349. David
    Posted March 12, 2010 at 9:00 am

    Yea like someone else said, you now get fuel from fertilizing crops (or buying with real money) instead of waiting.

  1350. Posted March 13, 2010 at 9:22 pm

    One other way of getting more virtual cash is to go to your neighbours farms on a regular basis. More often than not you will see a notification asking you if you would like to do a job on the farm. This will earn you some extra coins.

    More FarmVille Tips can be found here

    http://www.fastlevelingguides.com/Farmville/Strategy-Guides/farmville-secrets.html

  1351. Ozzy
    Posted March 14, 2010 at 5:07 pm

    Click Here!

    I guarentee this tells you everything you need to know about farmville. lvl 12-36 in 2 days it helped me achieve!

  1352. MILLIE
    Posted March 16, 2010 at 10:54 pm

    THE MAISON COSTS 5000 COINS AND SELLS COMPLETE FOR 250 COINS. SOUNDS LIKE THE HOUSING MARKET.

  1353. farmvilleSecrets
    Posted March 17, 2010 at 1:03 am

    Click Here!

  1354. Posted March 17, 2010 at 1:11 am

    Click Here!

  1355. rmralaub
    Posted March 19, 2010 at 9:15 pm

    scored a stallion but havn’t seen it yet…

  1356. Posted March 21, 2010 at 8:30 pm

    Cool. Thanks for info

  1357. Jay
    Posted March 25, 2010 at 7:15 am

    You no longer get xp for every plant if you have mastered it. I just found that out today when I was harvesting grapes and I already mastered it.

  1358. Posted March 29, 2010 at 12:40 pm

    i could not unlock the money tree???

  1359. sam
    Posted March 29, 2010 at 8:53 pm

    so i cashed in ten spring eggs to redeem a mystery egg. the surprise inside was to make my avatar character double the size. i thought it was cool at first but as soon as i applied it i hated it. i want to know how to get rid of it and make my character normal size again!!

  1360. Searles
    Posted March 29, 2010 at 9:01 pm

    Let’s be neighbors. Add me. matthew.searles@gmail.com

  1361. eF
    Posted March 31, 2010 at 5:27 am

    how do oi delete someone from the gift list? i have business ppl there that dont even play farmville and i would like to delete them from there

  1362. Posted March 31, 2010 at 12:46 pm

    Glad you Like My Farmville Guide, Guys!

  1363. Laura Griffin
    Posted March 31, 2010 at 2:21 pm

    I only recently started Farmville. I have been gifted several gold items, bear, horseshoe, etc. and can do nothing with them. I don’t have the pot it takes to use them, but the game gives me the message that I can trade them for other items.

    How do I do THAT?

    Thanks for all the other info.

    Laura

  1364. Kris
    Posted April 1, 2010 at 6:18 am

    Hi. I’m very confused as to how people are able to upgrade to a 24×24 Mighty Plantation. From what I’ve been reading you can only get FV cash if you 1) Buy it with real-life money or 2) Gaining 1 FV for every level you go up. Also, you must upgrade to 16×16 before upgrading to 18×18 etc with each upgrade averaging 20 FV. If this is all true then without using real life cash.. it would take me A VERRRY LONG TIME as well as have to be atleast level 100+ (was trying to calculate it but suck at math) to upgrade to 24×24 Mighty Plantation… I’m sure that can’t be right!!!

  1365. Lenoir
    Posted April 1, 2010 at 6:23 am

    A great guide! Exactly what i was looking for! Thank you so much for sharing this, I know you’ve put a lot of work in making it.
    P.S: it needs a little updating…(new trees, new animals..etc.) ^_^

  1366. Kris
    Posted April 1, 2010 at 10:02 pm

    Has anybody had any problems with receiving gifts?? I received a couple of gifts but they couldnt be recognised??? I tried adding some friends. It doesn;t show up at the bottom where my other friends profile pictures are. But when i click on the Ribbons list it says that i have 8 neighbours..??? Then when i click on the My Neighbours tab I have neighbours there that have ? on their picture…??? I’m wondering if i screwed it up somehow…
    HELP PLZ

  1367. Ansted
    Posted April 1, 2010 at 10:53 pm

    I think that some of the calculations for Coins/hr are incorrect…

    Could u check them again…

  1368. Posted April 3, 2010 at 7:09 am

    sometimes when my friend sens me a gift i do not get it . why?

  1369. Jerry
    Posted April 6, 2010 at 8:59 am

    re Kris; you usually have two options for enlarging the farm; either schrute bucks (oops, wrong game) OR, coins, but you have to have plenty of neighbors to use the coins. I never used farm cash at all and have the 24×24, by having 30 neighbors and spending a shirtload of coins, but once you are that big, coins come easy.

    Note, when getting eggs from the gift box, wait after taking the egg… the gift box will reappear automatically. If you click on the gift box again and again you seem to lose eggs. If you wait until it reappears then you don\’t lose any.

    I have a Q on co-ops; is it better to wait until a job starts to plant, or is it OK to get a bit of a jump by planting a couple hours before a job starts? Is it worth plowing crops in progress under, or let them mature if they are the target crop? I\’ve had pre-planted grapes count towards a job, but I think once you start harvesting you cut off additional help, but I\’m not sure. I just wish there were a way to keep non-participants from getting benefits from jobs that others plant hundreds for. I\’ve had people join the co-op and not plant a single crop, but get the prize when we finish with gold. Too bad.

  1370. Posted April 6, 2010 at 1:03 pm

    Nice table showing which trees and seeds you should plant.

  1371. Catherine
    Posted April 7, 2010 at 7:39 pm

    I need friends to expand so if you’re in the same situation ad me. My email address is resirected_angel@hotmail.com.

  1372. Posted April 8, 2010 at 7:46 pm

    I accidentally deleted my treasure chest. Can I get it back?

  1373. æbabara
    Posted April 10, 2010 at 5:21 am

    REALLY NEED FRIENDS/NEIGHBORS!!

    Please add me!

    hejtiz@live.dk

    Thanks! :D

  1374. bob
    Posted April 11, 2010 at 1:26 pm

    lotus are currently the best with the current event giving 9+ g/hr

  1375. Posted April 13, 2010 at 6:40 am

    Hi Logon to http://www.way2say.com/farm for FarmVille Wiki and tools i developed!

  1376. Rhea
    Posted April 13, 2010 at 6:12 pm

    Do you know how long you have after the 24 hour feeding time you get before your puppy runs away? I have fed it a half hour after the feeding time and it was still there, but flashing.

    How much is the fee to get it back?

  1377. umair
    Posted April 15, 2010 at 2:23 am

    hi
    i seems to have a problem,,,,i got coins and a gold bear as a gift but i cannot use it,,,coz the instruction appear that u have to place a pot of gold before u can use it,,,how do i do that

  1378. Posted April 16, 2010 at 8:17 am

    qwerty!

  1379. Posted April 18, 2010 at 4:59 am

    plz… tell me how can i get free fv
    ???

  1380. tom
    Posted April 19, 2010 at 7:45 pm

    FarmVille Cheats a tips Discover Secret Tactics Pros Use
    To Be the Top Farmer in 7 Days!
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  1381. Posted April 20, 2010 at 9:47 pm

    My dog ran away tonight from lack of food. I have fed him regularly each night at 8:30; apparently last night there was a glitche in the program and he didn’t get fed. I had to pay 2FV cash to get him back. Money making scheme is right…..So there is hope to get your doggie back if you have the FV cash.

  1382. Rob
    Posted April 21, 2010 at 1:44 am

    A really great way to level fast that just requires coins is to get an auto clicker program and get familiar with the coordinates and recording a clicking script. Keep an area of your farm empty but still have some stuff planted for cash flow. Record the following clicks: plow tool, plow 5-10 plots (spaced out/ not touching), market (with a 3-5 sec pause after), click soy beans, plant the 5-10 plots, delete tool all plots (with YES confirms after each)….That easy. Set script on repeat. Have this script running with pauses where needed for market window and delete confirm to pop up. Before going to bed have it cycle 500 times. You can get about 55,000 xp (costing 864,000 coins) in 24 hours using this method. 5 plots will cost 300 coins each round and net you 20xp. Should only take about 30 seconds per round.
    I have saved a script that I use and basically I just remember what part of my farm to zoom into so the coordinates aren’t thrown off. Last time I accidentally let this run too long and didn’t go back on for a few days, so i was broke and my crops withered. It was slow going to try to recover from that so be careful with this method.

  1383. Rob
    Posted April 21, 2010 at 1:50 am

    *Note for the above post. When you level or a pop up comes up asking you to share something, it will interrupt one round on your script but it should correct itself in a couple cycles. Also plant something first before running the script so the “let your friends know you plants need fertilizer!” pop up doesn’t throw off your first round

  1384. Dhruv Farmer
    Posted April 21, 2010 at 3:38 am

    hello! this is dhruv..see i want to know that how do i get farmville cash quickly?I by mistake bought the fan cow of 12 farmville cash and i also wanna know that what does that friggin’ cow give?And also i don’t get fv cash when i earn a blue ribbon but my friends do….so what’s this?see i also wanna ask that what’s the highest level in fv?

  1385. Posted April 26, 2010 at 12:10 am

    Heyy!!

    I would suggest that if FV gives us cash and some coins…..
    It would be better for FV Members…..

    :) :( :P

  1386. Paulette
    Posted April 27, 2010 at 10:16 pm

    love this guide

  1387. Posted April 29, 2010 at 3:26 am

    FarmVille has surprised many of the best surprises I’ve encountered that people have bre FarmVille their home

  1388. Posted April 29, 2010 at 3:27 am

    FarmVille has surprised many of the best surprises I\’ve encountered that people have bre FarmVille their home

  1389. ouslar
    Posted May 2, 2010 at 12:08 am

    how many itaims does the cowprint barn hold after full upgrade and since it cost more then other FP barns does it hold more???
    also whats the max after upgrade for adobe barn

  1390. clyde
    Posted May 2, 2010 at 10:22 am

    To the one that put this post “‘A really great way to level fast that just requires coins is to get an auto clicker program” are you a moron? it’s a game it’s suppose to be fun. it’s bad enough you can buy fv cash with real money, in my option you should not be able to do that keep it fair for all. if you only want people with money to wast why not just charge people to play. i don’t think there should be a spot for real money on here.

    Read more: http://gameolosophy.com/games/farmville-the-unofficial-strategy-guide/#ixzz0mmVrh4GW

  1391. Zyna
    Posted May 2, 2010 at 11:01 am

    I find this very helpfull, so thank you. One more question, i guess i haven’t found the answer: how much time do you have to harvest your farm, when your plants are ready? do you have an hour? 30 minutes before they go rotten? please help. Thanx a lot.

  1392. alec
    Posted May 2, 2010 at 2:47 pm

    wat about the new seeds?

  1393. Mothership
    Posted May 6, 2010 at 10:40 am

    Give the Guy a break! at least he did something.

  1394. Posted May 13, 2010 at 7:52 am

    http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001074971300&ref=profile

    add me as a neigbour

  1395. AS
    Posted May 13, 2010 at 10:33 pm

    How do I increase my FV

  1396. corte
    Posted May 14, 2010 at 4:39 pm

    I need neighbor add me please corteitaliano25@hotmail.com

  1397. victor diaz
    Posted May 15, 2010 at 1:14 pm

    how can i get more farmdollars without having to buy them?

    i found a website that gives 900 dollars but how do i get them???

  1398. marga
    Posted May 18, 2010 at 1:04 pm

    Hi,
    I made a stupid mistake, bought a second harvester instead of a wanted seeder. How can I send this harvester as a gift to one of my neighbours? the selling price is only 1500, I’d rather give it away to someone who needs it.

  1399. draco
    Posted May 21, 2010 at 9:28 am

    i tell u guys,
    peas is THE BEST

  1400. peter
    Posted May 22, 2010 at 11:00 pm

    How many times can you expand your horse Barn???

  1401. kiddveflax
    Posted May 23, 2010 at 8:07 am

    quickest way i have found to level is plant the plant that is most valuable at the time…like right now is the amerathe. then once you have your crop in replant it but leave a white section of field up so that you can buy as many hay bales as possible and then sell um back. for 125 coins you get 5xp immediately. you can just keep doing that over and over again until your at whatever level possible. works extremely well for the lower levels.

  1402. Carla
    Posted May 23, 2010 at 12:10 pm

    Can anyone help please. I have lots of fuel gifted to me. I recently bought the tractor and harvester and seeder. I have no fuel bar. Why and how do I fix this? Thanks for any help. :-)

  1403. Posted May 25, 2010 at 11:10 am

    Fvs are most important think to spend on unnecessary things, you can make coins but not FV. But don’t have an idea how to get more and more fvs. Can you help. I got one when i was plowing. So keep plowing..

  1404. B-Dizzle
    Posted May 31, 2010 at 10:54 am

    You guys aren’t taking into account the limited time seeds, which i understand, currently i’m lvl 13 and amaranth beats out strawberries and raspberries by far in gold, xp not so much but they’re good to plant if you wanna get a ton of trees and animals so you can maximize on the long term effects of these

  1405. Jake
    Posted May 31, 2010 at 10:17 pm

    I stated playing it last night (11PM) and I asked a few of my friends to join me join too. We are on levels 6,7,8 today. I thought it took days to level up. After I am done with finals I’m going to ask more friends to play. It is so addictive. I have a big presentation tomorrow, but all I can think about is planting crops and harvesting them. I planted a bunch of strawberries and they withered while I slept. I decided to go heavy on wheat. They need less management. I am going to buy a farmville card so I can give to my cousin. We found a run away stallion, but none of us have the cash to buy a stable. The farmville card will come in handy.

  1406. Posted June 1, 2010 at 7:46 am

    Wow – i need to look at this!!!

    Have there been any seed/tree updates since the last time i updated?

  1407. alexandra
    Posted June 3, 2010 at 11:29 am

    Buna ma numesc Alexandra acuma recent am primit de la cineva 10 fv si nu iam vazut la joc miau disparut pur si simplu

  1408. Tara
    Posted June 5, 2010 at 9:44 am

    Just to let everyone know
    My antivirus picked up on malware when i tried to download the toolbar.
    I told them about the malware and waited a few weeks then i tried downloading the toolbar again and the malware was still there.
    i pitched a fit but they either don’t care or are incapable of taking care of the problem.

  1409. Malibu
    Posted June 9, 2010 at 10:02 am

    THIS GUIDE IS SO WRONG o.O

    !

  1410. Melah
    Posted June 18, 2010 at 10:49 pm

    well, since every one seems ungrateful and want to be contradicting. THANK YOU! You really just helped me go from level 29 to level 35 in about 10 minutes.

    (Windmill purchases and deleting and recreating crops)

    Kind of already figured out the deleting thing, but i wasn’t aware of the windmill thing

  1411. Posted June 19, 2010 at 1:51 pm

    How u Make your articles so populair

  1412. Denise
    Posted September 1, 2010 at 9:40 am

    Wheat takes 12 hours, not 3 days.

  1413. Nancy
    Posted September 6, 2010 at 1:15 pm

    For those complaining about the guide being wrong… Farmville has CHANGED some things. .. Wheat USED to be a 3 day crop, they reduced it to 12 hrs when it became a factor in the new BAKERY trade craft… The thing that makes Farmville SO appealing is that it is a changing, expanding, growing, EVOLVING game! you play any packaged video game, it never changes… same ol’ same ol’!!

    It is NOT the ’same’ game as last year when I started, nor even from 3 months ago! That’s the FUN! play the game & DISCOVER… planting crops to delete & replant for EXP points rather defeats the PURPOSE of the game.

    And note, this guide was created in July ‘09 shortly after the game was introduced… there are more recent guides, just google for them.

  1414. RandomGui
    Posted September 15, 2010 at 2:20 am

    Hey dude, you said that you check these comments often so I’d just like to ask a question. I don’t know if people have already asked, or if it’s in your guide but I didn’t see a header for FarmVille cash, and I’m pressed for time so I can’t trawl through the magnitudes of comments =P

    Just curious, are there any alternative means to acquiring FarmVille cash? I’m aware that you get one every time you level up, and you receive 10 for installing the game bar, but is there another way to get a boost like with the game bar? I don’t mind installing something, I just want a clean, easy boost =]

    Thanks man, for the guide and answer (Hoping I get one =P )
    Very well done ^~^

    ~RandomGuiღ

  1415. jasey22
    Posted September 15, 2010 at 7:21 pm

    there;s a new best crop for money and it’s Chickpea… :D

  1416. Posted September 22, 2010 at 2:51 pm

    Ok – Hey. Sorry for an epically late reply :]

    Im going to keep the guide as it is now. For archiving purposes, and the fact im rather busy.

    From what i remember, completing offers, gamebar and levelling are the only ways to get farmcash.
    Pages/Sites that say “Join/Download for 90,000000000 Free farmcash” are Scam. No doubt about it.

    Any more questions are Great :]

  1417. Kohmelo
    Posted October 12, 2010 at 12:26 pm

    Pls calculate again Wheat. The time is NOT 3 days but 12 hrs.

  1418. Kohmelo
    Posted October 12, 2010 at 12:59 pm

    ehh lets see that again. If I can still read…

    Wheat – 35 Coins – 3 Days – 2Exp – 115 – 65 Coins – 0.94 Coins/Hour

    Right numbers from FV:

    Wheat – 16 Coins – 12 hrs – 1 Exp – 61 -> 48 Coins – 4.0 Coins/Hour

  1419. Kohmelo
    Posted October 12, 2010 at 1:06 pm

    Eventho A. Einstein is my grandfather I didnt realize to include plowing costs:) Well i was smoking dope at mall during math classes:)

  1420. James Kannanthara
    Posted October 12, 2010 at 3:15 pm

    i think sunflowers and cucumbers are the best.

  1421. rogers
    Posted October 25, 2010 at 4:34 pm

    whats the best way to make te farm cash… i have been trying to find out how but just cant seem to find any way, am i missing something… please help

  1422. Theresa
    Posted October 27, 2010 at 1:00 am

    i just found a legit website that is giving away free 310 fv cash in less than 5 minutes.check it out here http://bit.ly/zyngafvcash also Watch the beautiful video testimonials inside.its a great

  1423. Posted November 4, 2010 at 8:01 pm

    I got free 10 cash by installing farmville game bar on firefox and sometimes if I\’m lucky I get it from mystery gift. And then i just found a legit website that is giving away free 310 fv cash in less than 5 minutes.check it out here http://bit.ly/zyngafvcashs its a great website indeed

  1424. Adrianne
    Posted November 7, 2010 at 8:42 am

    i just found a legit website that is giving away free 310 fv cash in less than 5 minutes.check it out here http://bit.ly/fvcashzynga its a great website indeed

  1425. love2farm
    Posted November 7, 2010 at 5:01 pm

    i just found a legit website that is giving away free 310 fv cash in less than 5 minutes.check it out here http://bit.ly/fvcashzynga its a great website indeed

  1426. Michael
    Posted November 10, 2010 at 12:58 am

    The 310 fv cash in 5 minutes website is a scam. Click the final link before posting anything. You will see it points to a non existent website. SCAM

  1427. truman
    Posted November 10, 2010 at 9:37 pm

    i cant get mystrey eggs can some1 help? when every i find 1 in my crop i click share an then they dont appear in my gift

  1428. Charles
    Posted November 14, 2010 at 1:35 pm

    Great game guide. I love game tips, tricks and secrets. I’m big on game cheats. I found some good info cheat on nightclub city