Plant the best crops all year round and maximize your profit with our Stardew Valley Greenhouse Guide!
Last Updated: September 2021
Stardew Valley is a farming simulator from developers ConcernedApe and Chucklefish that reached heights of popularity with its successful gameplay formula, diverse set of characters, and heavy customizability. One of its highlights is the farm you inherit and build from the ground up, setting up new structures and repairing the ones your grandfather left behind. The greenhouse is one such structure in need of extensive repair, the achievement of which grants you some much-needed boosts, such as the ability to plant crops in winter.
In our Stardew Valley Greenhouse Guide, you’ll find everything you need to get your greenhouse up and running, as well as all the crops you can plant as soon as you get it fixed.
STARDEW VALLEY GREENHOUSE: BUILDING & BENEFITS
The greenhouse is a building that is already on your grandfather’s farm as soon as you move in. It’s in need of a lot of repairs, however, and you can’t just go to Robin to get it fixed as soon as you have the funds or resources to. For you to get the greenhouse, you need to complete the Pantry Bundles in the Community Center or purchase it for 35,000g from the Joja Community Development Projects, both of which require you to have progressed to a certain point in the game. It is, however, possible to repair the greenhouse in your first year.
If you’re going through the Community Center route to acquire the greenhouse, here are the bundles you need to complete:
Spring Crops Bundle
Rewards you with 20 Speed-Gro.
- Green Bean
Summer Crops Bundle
Rewards you with a Quality Sprinkler.
- Hot Pepper
Fall Crops Bundle
Rewards you with a Bee House.
Quality Crops Bundle
Only needs 3 out of the 4 crop sets; rewards you with a Preserves Jar.
- Parsnip x5 (Gold Quality)
- Melon x5 (Gold Quality)
- Pumpkin x5 (Gold Quality)
- Corn x5 (Gold Quality)
Only needs 5 out of the 6 animal products; rewards you with a Cheese Press.
- Large Milk
- Large Brown Egg
- Large White Egg
- Large Goat Milk
- Duck Egg
Only needs 6 out of the 12 artisan products; rewards you with a Keg.
- Truffle Oil
- Goat Cheese
Acquiring all these items and completing all the bundles mentioned above will cause the Community Center’s Junimos to work on the greenhouse as your character sleeps overnight, and you will wake up to your grandfather’s greenhouse in a clean, functional state.
It may seem like quite an undertaking to get the Stardew Valley greenhouse repaired, but it’s a building that can help raise your profit by quite a margin. The greenhouse features a 10×12 crop plot that stays fertile even through the Winter season. Any crop you plant in the greenhouse won’t die as soon as the season changes, which makes planting less of a wasteful endeavor. Aside from that, it doesn’t need a Scarecrow to keep the crows from eating some of your crops. It features a water trough that makes it easy for you to refill your Watering Can if you don’t have Sprinklers set up, as crops still need to be watered when planted inside the building. Because the crops are indoors, they’re also invulnerable to lightning and can’t be watered by rainfall.
You can plant almost any type of crop in the greenhouse, regardless of the season. Because of its ability to grow crops in winter, it’s the only place you can plant Winter Seeds. Fruit trees are capable of being planted inside the building as well, on the condition that there’s always a space between the tree and any other crop or item placed within the plot. Giant crops are not capable of being planted within the greenhouse, however.
The Stardew Valley greenhouse is one of the best buildings to maximize your profits in-game. It’s worth the effort of completing Community Center bundles (or buying from Joja, if you prefer it) if you can still plant and sell crops throughout the winter season, which would normally make it impossible to grow anything on any outside plot. If your strategy is to maximize farming options in the game through the four seasons, the greenhouse is one of the most important buildings you need on your farm.
Did our Stardew Valley Greenhouse Guide help you? There’s more where that came from, and you can even check out this guide on catching Catfish if you’re into fishing as well!