How to get Seed Maker in Stardew Valley: What it does
Stardew Valley, the popular farming simulation game, allows players to dive deep into farming and build their own thriving farms. A seed maker is an important tool to increase your farm productivity. In this blog post, we’ll explain how to get a seed maker in Stardew Valley and how it works, so you can get the most out of this handy device.
Obtaining a seed manufacturer: 2 methods
Create a seed maker (requires farming level 9)
To unlock Seed Maker, players must first reach Farming Level 9. Once you achieve this level, the crafting recipe for the Seed Maker becomes available. To create the Seed Maker, you will need the following materials:
- 25x wood
- 10x charcoal
- 1x Gold Bar
Collect these resources and navigate to your inventory crafting menu to create your own Seed Maker.
Complete the die bundle at the community center
Players can also get a Seed Maker as a reward for completing a die bundle in the Community Center. This method allows you to get Seed Maker before you reach Cultivation Level 9, which will allow you to start producing seeds.
Completing a die bundle requires players to collect and submit certain items at the community center in Stardew Valley. The die bundle is part of the bulletin board bundles and its completion will contribute to the overall renovation of the community centre. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to complete the die bundle:
- Unlock the Community Center: Progress through the game until you receive a letter from the wizard and unlock the Community Center. This event usually takes place during the first week of gameplay.
- Locate the bulletin board room: Enter the community center and go to the room with the bulletin board. You list several bundles, including a die bundle.
- Collect Required Items: To complete the Color Bundle, you must collect and submit the following six items:
- Red mushroom: Found in Mines (between levels 80-120), Secret Woods or occasionally Farm Cave if you choose the Mushroom option.
- Sea urchin: Found on the beach in any season, but most common in summer and winter. It can also be obtained from crab pots placed in the sea.
- Sunflower: Grown from sunflower seeds in summer and autumn. Seeds can be purchased from Pierce’s General Store or Jojamart.
- Duck feather: Obtained from ducks in your farm. Upgrade your coop to Big Coop and buy a duck from Marnie’s Ranch to get ducks.
- Aquamarine: Found in Mines (between levels 40-120) or obtained by breaking Frozen Geodes or Omni Geodes at the Blacksmith.
- Red Cabbage: Red Cabbage is grown from seeds during summer. Seeds can be purchased from Pierce’s General Store the second year or later or from a traveling cart.
- Submit items: Once you’ve collected all six items, return to the Community Center and interact with the die bundle on the bulletin board. Place each item in the designated slots to complete the bundle.
- Claim your reward: After completing a die bundle, a message will appear and you will receive your reward: a Seed Maker. Collect the Seed Maker by clicking on the reward icon.
By following these steps and completing the die bundle, you will receive a seed maker and help restore the community center in Stardew Valley.
How Seed Maker Works
Using the seed maker is a simple process; Mastering it can increase your farm productivity. Here is a detailed guide on how to use Seed Maker effectively:
- Get a seed manufacturer: First, your farm must have a seed maker. You can craft it once you reach farming level 9, or get it as a reward for completing a die bundle in the community center.
- Place the seed maker: Find a suitable place in your farm to place the seed maker. Make sure the 1×1 tile has an unobstructed space for this to work properly.
- Choose your crop: Select a crop from your inventory that you want to turn into seeds. Keep in mind that while the seed maker works with most standard crops, it does not process fruits and vegetables. Favorable crops include wheat, rice and the majority of flowers.
- Process the crop: With the desired crop in hand, approach the seed maker and right-click on it to insert the crop. The machine will start processing the harvest, which usually takes about 20 minutes in the game.
- Collect your seeds: Seeds appear in the output slot after the Seed Maker has finished processing the crop. Right-click on the seed maker to collect your seeds and you’re ready to plant them on your farm.
By following these steps, you can use the Seed Maker to turn harvested crops into seeds, increase your farm’s efficiency, and enjoy a constant supply of your favorite crops in Stardew Valley. Happy Farming!
It is important to note that the seed maker produces different types of seeds from the same crop. Generally, you can expect 1-3 seeds per crop, with a lower chance of getting mixed seeds or ancient seed.
How many seeds can you get from the seed maker?
Here is a detailed breakdown of the potential for seed production using a seed maker:
- 97.51% Chance of getting 1 to 3 seeds same as input crop.
- 1.99% Possibility of obtaining mixed seeds, which can be planted to grow random crops suitable for the current season.
- 0.5% A chance to get an ancient seed, a rare and valuable seed that grows into an ancient fruit plant. Ancient fruits can be sold at a higher price or used to produce valuable products such as wine.
It is important to note that while the seed manufacturer usually provides at least one seed per crop, the total production sometimes results in fewer seeds than the initial crop size. However, receiving more seeds and obtaining rare seeds such as ancient seeds can offset this risk and make the seed maker a valuable addition to your farm.
Crops are not compatible with seed maker
A seed maker cannot process all types of crops. Note that Seed Maker cannot produce seeds from the following crops and items:
- Black plums
- Coffee bean
- Crystal Fruit
- Fiddle Head Fern
- Fruit tree fruit
- sweet pea
- Tea leaves
- Wild plum
- Forage crops excluding:
- Wild horseradish
- Spice berry
- Common mushroom
- Winter route
Check our list of solutions for other problems that may arise with Seed Maker.
A seed maker is an invaluable tool for the ambitious Stardew Valley farmer. By building or acquiring one and understanding its functionality, you can take your farming efforts to new heights and enjoy more efficient and productive farming. Get your seed maker today and start reaping the benefits of this amazing device.