Disney Dreamlight Valley – Strategy: Getting Rich from Early Game to Late Game

This guide contain percentages for the most profitable crops and a strategy for the best way to maximize efficiency when harvesting crops. Not sure how to go about making more money as you open up newer sections? Tired of running back to your house to regain energy? This guide is for you!

Early Game

  1. Get any Villager (preferably Goofy or Merlin, they can be summoned using stalls or large night thorns) to level 10 friendship in Gardening by any means as early as possible.
  2. Then, to make things easier for you, move around some trees and bushes and move your house to the Meadow, as close to Goofy’s stall as possible. If needed, you can move the wishing well close to you as well, for easy access to the garden.
  3. Upgrade Goofy’s stall in the Meadow until you can buy the carrot seeds.
  4. At this point, you should have your shovel, so go and dig, right in front of your house, at least 20 plots. Buy 20 carrot seeds and plant them, water them. Carrots grow relatively fast (around 15 minutes) so once they’re grown, sell them. With Goofy at level 10 or even level 7, you should have at least 30 carrots sold.
  5. Then dig more plots, up to 50. This will tire you out quickly, but since the house is so close by, just go and in come out as many times as needed.
  6. Repeat this process until you have 100-150 plots and seeds. Selling around 200 carrots gives you a massive net profit, especially if your companion is at level 10 Gardening.

After Unlocking Forest of Valor

  1. Repeat the steps from early game, but this time, with Onions and move your house to Forest of Valor. Onions generally need watering twice for each harvest.
  2. It’s important to have your house nearby to recharge your energy quickly.
    • Onions are seriously profitable, with a profit margin of around 70.6%, way better than carrots if you can afford them. Farming around 200 onions a day (not including drops from your level 10 companion) will easily make you 100,000+ star coins.
  3. The other option for FoV is canola. Canola has an awesome profit rate of 77.1% per seed but sells for fewer star coins than onions.

After Unlocking Frosted Heights

Now, this one is a bit risky, and you don’t need to do it if you’re happy farming onions and/or canola.

What I did was keep my onion plots and my house in FoV (I reduced my carrot plots to around 30 plots for emergencies). I dug 50 plots for eggplants and realized it takes a SERIOUSLY long time (around 3 hours) for them to grow.

Don’t go by their profit margin (69.2% per seed) because the selling price is 308–really great if you can produce them in large quantities. No harm in keeping some in storage for emergency cash.

Profit Percentage per Piece for Other Options

I crunched the numbers, and kept any seed that had a profit percentage of over 50%. Here they are:

  • Tomato: 63.6% (3 pieces per harvest)
  • Potato: 56.3%
  • Sugarcane: 73.7%
  • Leek: 61.2%
  • Chili Pepper: 74.35%
  • Pumpkin: 58.6%
  • Cucumber: 74.8%

Additional Tips

  • When planting and watering, keep a companion with you who you are trying to level up. Levelling happens really fast with this method.
  • Make sure to always have your high level Gardener companion with you when you’re harvesting, otherwise you’ll miss out on a lot of additional item drops.
  • I especially recommend moving your house and the wells around for convenience, the original location isn’t ideal.

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