Story of Seasons: A Wonderful Life Remake Basic Farming Guide – Seeds, Fields & Hybrids

Story of Seasons: A Wonderful Life players will spend hours of their days farming crops and creating hybrid seed to plant.

A Wonderful Life Farming Guide

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Story of Seasons: A Wonderful Life has a unique set of farming mechanics brought forward from the original game. Players will have the ability to farm a select group of crops throughout each season, and eventually combine them to create hybrid seeds.

With seasons only lasting 10 days instead of the usual 28-30, players will need to keep track of exactly when certain crops can be planted, and ensure they have plenty of time to harvest their yield before they wither away. Here is everything to know about farming, hybrid seeds, and crop value in A Wonderful Life.

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All Farming Locations in SoS: A Wonderful Life

A Wonderful Life Amazing Field
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Players will have access to three total farming plots on their farms. The first two are available immediately at the start of Chapter 1 in the spring. The plot closest to the Coop has the least fertile soil and is excellent for growing tree fruit. The area parallel to the pasture is slightly more fertile and is my personal choice for growing standard crops.

To obtain the “Amazing” farming area with the highest soil quality, players will need to enter Chapter 2, “Branching”, and speak with Takakura. He will mention that a new field can now be purchased in the Facilities tab of the ledger for 60,000G. This occurred on Summer Day 1 of year two during my own playthrough.

Fertilizer Uses, Spreaders, & Makers in A Wonderful Life Remake

Getting the best value for crops requires tender love and care, as well as the use of fertilizer. Players can Purchase Fertilizer from Vesta’s farm, or make it themselves in the Fertilizer maker that can be purchased from the Ledger for 45,000G.

After obtaining fertilizer, it can be spread on crops by hand, or using the Fertilizer Spreaders that can also be purchased from the ledger. There are Three Fertilizer Spreaders in A Wonderful Life, and each cost 60,000G. While the cost can be steep, it speeds crop care up, making it worth the investment.

All Field Types in A Wonderful Life

It is important to note that A Wonderful Life’s farmstead has three farming areas. The first is the Low Quality Field, which sits right beside the coop. This is suitable for early trees and crops that don’t require decent quality soil to grow well. This field is available from the start of the game.

In addition to the first field, the Normal Quality Field is also available from the start of the game. It is bigger than the first field, and sits just to the right of the Poor Quality Field. This is perfect for growing most early game crops, but it won’t support most Tier 2 Hybrids.

The final area, The Amazing Field, must be purchased from the Ledger for 60,000G starting in the Summer of Year 2 after speaking to Takakura to unlock it. This massive field is tucked in the back of the homestead property and supports all types of seeds in the game.

How to Get The Free Seed Maker in A Wonderful Like Remake

daryle story of seasons a wonderful life
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Players will quickly notice that purchasing seeds isn’t a cheap investment when first starting a farm in A Wonderful Life. The Seed Maker Facility, which can be purchased through the farmstead Ledger, helps ease the difficulty of amassing seeds, but it is expensive at 30,000G.

Thankfully, players can get a Seed Maker for free by befriending Daryl in Year One. The mad scientist is definitely a bit grating, but offering him fossils from the Dig Site is an easy way to raise his friendship. After seeing two of his friendship events at his laboratory, and getting his friendship up 2/3 of the way, players will receive the Seed Maker from him for free as a gift.

How to Get Seeds in SoS: A Wonderful Life

A Wonderful Life Vesta
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In order to start farming. Players will need to visit Vesta’s Farm to purchase seeds for each season.

Vesta won’t sell Hybrids, and only stocks seeds at a “B” quality, but they are affordable and are available immediately, unlike the items purchased through the ledger on the farm. Below are all the seeds sold at Vesta’s farm, and the seasons they can be planted.

Basic Seed Costs

Seed NameBuy PriceGrowing Season
Sweet Potato40GAutumn
Peach Seedling180GFlowers in Spring, fruits in Summer
Orange Seedling140GFlowers in Spring, fruits in Summer
Grape Seedling160GFlowers in Summer, fruits in Autumn
Banana Seedling280GFlowers in Spring, fruits in Summer
Apple Seedling140GFlowers in Summer, fruits in Autumn

Basic Crop Values

Seed NameCrop Value BCrop Value ACrop Value S
Sweet Potato180G210G240G

What are Hybrid Crops?

In Story of Seasons: A Wonderful Life, players have the ability to create Hybrid Crops. This can be done via the large plant named Vinnie that takes up residence in Takakura’s home during Year 2. To create Hybrids, players will need to mix two different base crops together. These hybrids can also be mixed to create “Rare” seeds. Check out our Hybrid Crops guide to get the full breakdown!