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Growing your own crops is the best way to make money in the beginning of the game, when you don't have any animals to care for or access to the Manufacturing Windmill to make jewelry. At the beginning of the game, Felix will visit your house and give you a Watering Can, a Hoe, and some bags of Turnip Seeds.

To plant crops, go to your crop field south of your house and use the Hoe on the soil. Then equip the seeds, plant them in the ground, and water the seeds until the crops are full grown and harvestable. Don't forget to fill up your Watering Can by using it at the water pump. Your harvested crops can be sold as-is at your bazaar or you can process the crops; either cook them in your kitchen or process them into new items at the Fermenting or Grinding windmills.

You can buy seeds from Raul's shop in Zephyr Town and at Chen's, Felix's, and Raul's bazaar booths. Raul's town shop will always have basic seeds. Crop seeds sold at the bazaar are random; Chen might sell Carrot seeds the first week of fall, but he might not sell them again the second week.

Crop Growth Rate

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To get your crops to grow as fast as possible, you will want to water them twice per day. Watered soil will dry up after 10 hours of in-game time, so the earlier you water your crops in the morning, the earlier you can water them at night before going to bed.

Watering a crop three times per day won't make it grow faster. Watering a crop twice per day is the maximum.

If the day's weather is rainy or hurricane, you don't have to water your crops. Unfortunately because you can't water your crops a second time on rainy days, the rain will actually slow down your crop growth rate. You may have extra time to do other tasks that day, but your crops may mature a day later than you expect them to.

Fertilizer

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You can buy Fertilizer from Raul's Zephyr Town shop for 10 G a bag or you can make your own by combining a Branch and a Weed in your Fermenting Windmill. The advantage to making your own is that you can get Fertilizer with higher star rank compared to Raul's .5 star Fertilizer. A higher star rank means the crop's star rank will increase faster.

Fertilizer can be placed on a crop or tree while it is growing in order to increase the star rank of the produced item. For crops, placing Fertilizer once it has matures won't do anything (especially for regrown crops like Yams or Tomatoes) but for trees, Fertilizer will increase the number of fruit it produces.

You can put the Fertilizer on the crops before you water or after you water. It also doesn't matter what time of the day you use it. A crop will sparkle once the Fertilizer has been placed on it.

Generally, you may not want to use Fertilizer until you have the Grinding Windmill unlocked in Fall of your first year. The Grinding Windmill allows you to turn one crop into two bags of seeds. As you increase the star rank of your crops, put some in the Grinding Windmill to produce seeds with the same star quality. When you plant the new seeds, the crop will start out having the seed's star rank; adding Fertilizer will increase the rank further. This technique is how you reach the maximum 5 star rank for crops and trees.

Crop Damage

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Be careful not to run through your crops. Doing so will damage them and cause their star rank to fall. If you accidentally do it once or twice you'll most likely be fine, but doing so on a regular basis will result in low star rank crops. Remember to toggle into walk-mode by pressing the Left Shoulder button on your DS.

Hitting your crops with your Axe, Hammer, or Hoe will cause more damage than just running through them. Summer Hurricanes will not hurt your growing crops. In past versions of Harvest Moon, the bad storms would destroy crops in your fields. In Grand Bazaar, the crops are not affected by a day of bad wind and rain.

The Seasonal Crops

Spring Crops

Turnips

Crops-Turnip Seeds
Seeds:
Raul Town Shop
120 G
Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Profit
Crops-Turnip Stage1
Crops-Turnip Stage2
Crops-Turnip Stage3
Crops-Turnip

.5 stars: 200 G
2.5 stars: 360 G
5 stars: 560 G
Water once per day2 days2 daysTotal: 5 days
Water twice per day2 days1 dayTotal: 4 days

Potato

Crops-Potato Seeds
Seeds:
Raul Bazaar Shop
170 G
Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Profit
Crops-Turnip Stage1
Crops-Potato Stage2
Crops-Potato Stage3
Crops-Potato

.5 stars: 300 G
2.5 stars: 540 G
5 stars: 850 G
Water once per day3 days4 daysTotal: 8 days
Water twice per day3 days2 daysTotal: 6 days

Cabbage

Crops-Cabbage Seeds
Seeds:
Raul Bazaar Shop
350 G
Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 Profit
Crops-Turnip Stage1
Crops-Cabbage Stage2
Crops-Cabbage Stage3
Crops-Cabbage Stage4
Crops-Cabbage

.5 stars: 300 G
2.5 stars: 540 G
5 stars: 850 G
Water once per day4 days5 days5 daysTotal: 15 days
Water twice per day3 days4 days2 daysTotal: 10 days

Cucumber

Crops-Cucumber Seeds
Seeds:
Raul Bazaar Shop
180 G (Year 2 or later)
Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 Profit
Crops-Turnip Stage1
Crops-Cucumber Stage2
Crops-Cucumber Stage3
Crops-Cucumber Stage4
Crops-Cucumber

.5 stars: 90 G
2.5 stars: 170 G
5 stars: 260 G
Water once per day1 day2 days6 daysTotal: 10 days
Water twice per day1 day2 days4 daysTotal: 8 days
Returns to Stage 3 after harvest

Asparagus

Crops-Asparagus Seeds
Seeds:
Chen Bazaar Shop
280 G
Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 Profit
Crops-Turnip Stage1
Crops-Asparagus Stage2
Crops-Asparagus Stage3
Crops-Asparagus Stage4
Crops-Asparagus

.5 stars: 460 G
2.5 stars: 830 G
5 stars: 1290 G
Water once per day2 days4 days4 daysTotal: 11 days
Water twice per day2 days3 days3 daysTotal: 9 days

Strawberry

Crops-Strawberry Seeds
Seeds:
Chen Bazaar Shop
240 G
Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 Profit
Crops-Turnip Stage1
Crops-Strawberry Stage2
Crops-Strawberry Stage3
Crops-Strawberry Stage4
Crops-Strawberry

.5 stars: 120 G
2.5 stars: 230 G
5 stars: 330 G
Water once per day2 days3 days2 daysTotal: 8 days
Water twice per day2 days2 days1 dayTotal: 6 days
Returns to Stage 2 after harvest

Summer Crops

Tomato

Crops-Tomato Seeds
Seeds:
Raul Bazaar Shop
150 G
Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5 Profit
Crops-Turnip Stage1
Crops-Tomato Stage2
Crops-Tomato Stage3
Crops-Tomato Stage4.5
Crops-Tomato Stage4
Crops-Tomato

.5 stars: 120 G
2.5 stars: 230 G
5 stars: 350 G
Water once per day2 days2 days2 days3 daysTotal: 10 days
Water twice per day2 days1 day2 days2 daysTotal: 8 days
Returns to Stage 3 after harvest

Corn

Crops-Corn Seeds
Seeds:
Chen Bazaar Shop
630 G
Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5 Profit
Crops-Turnip Stage1
Crops-Corn Stage2
Crops-Corn Stage3
Crops-Corn Stage4
Crops-Corn Stage5
Crops-Corn

.5 stars: 280 G
2.5 stars: 510 G
5 stars: 800 G
Water once per day3 days3 days4 days4 daysTotal: 15 days
Water twice per day3 days2 days3 days2 daysTotal: 11 days
Returns to Stage 4 after harvest

Onion

Crops-Onion Seeds
Seeds:
Raul Bazaar Shop
140 G
Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Profit
Crops-Turnip Stage1
Crops-Onion Stage2
Crops-Onion Stage3
Crops-Onion

.5 stars: 280 G
2.5 stars: 500 G
5 stars: 780 G
Water once per day3 days3 daysTotal: 7 days
Water twice per day3 days2 daysTotal: 6 days

Pineapple

Crops-Pineapple Seeds
Seeds:
Raul Bazaar Shop
1400 G
Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5 Profit
Crops-Turnip Stage1
Crops-Pineapple Stage2
Crops-Pineapple Stage3
Crops-Pineapple Stage4
Crops-Pineapple Stage5
Crops-Pineapple

.5 stars: 2400 G
2.5 stars: 4320 G
5 stars: 6720 G
Water once per day5 days5 days5 days5 daysTotal: 21 days
Water twice per day4 days4 days3 days4 daysTotal: 16 days
Returns to Stage 3 after harvest

Pumpkin

Crops-Pumpkin Seeds
Seeds:
Chen Bazaar Shop
300 G
Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 Profit
Crops-Turnip Stage1
Crops-Pumpkin Stage2
Crops-Pumpkin Stage3
Crops-Pumpkin Stage4
Crops-Pumpkin

.5 stars: 560 G
2.5 stars: 1000 G
5 stars: 1560 G
Water once per day4 days5 days5 daysTotal: 15 days
Water twice per day3 days4 days2 daysTotal: 10 days

Radish

Crops-Radish Seeds
Seeds:
Raul Town Shop
200 G
Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Profit
Crops-Turnip Stage1
Crops-Radish Stage2
Crops-Radish Stage3
Crops-Radish

.5 stars: 340 G
2.5 stars: 610 G
5 stars: 960 G
Water once per day2 days2 daysTotal: 5 days
Water twice per day2 days1 dayTotal: 4 days

Fall Crops

Eggplant

Carrot

Yam

Green Pepper

Spinach

Yellow Pepper

Cauliflower

Multiple Season

Note: These crops must be harvested using a Sickle. They will grow during Spring, Summer, and Fall. You don't have to water these two crops, as they'll grow without any attention.

Fodder

Wheat

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