Farmville Cheat Codes and Hints

First, let’s get something off the table right away.  Farmville is a social game, involving millions of players all playing at the same time.  Giving yourself an unfair advantage would be very anti-social, wouldn’t it?

Truth be told, there aren’t any official cheat codes for Farmville.  It wouldn’t be fair to other people.  So is there cheating?  Yes, there is. You can buy software to alter your farm, but if you use the software, your farm can get shut-down.  This is frowned upon the by facebook, zynga, and other players and you could get banned.  Don’t buy software that let’s you “cheat” – it’s a bad idea.

Well then, what’s the best way to get ahead playing Farmville? The answer is, of course, play SMART.  Use the game’s rules to your advantage.  There’s a few major tips that are useful for all levels of play:

  • Recruit friends/get neighbors – this is obvious, but can’t be under-emphasized.  The trick is to get as many as possible, without annoying your actual facebook friends.  Search around the forums for people willing to help (and you’ll be helping them too).  Remember, it’s a social game, so being social is rewarded.
  • Tractors – yes, they’re not free, but if you were going to buy a “cheat program” anyway, spend the money on “legal” items that will help you grow your farm.  Tractors and fuel will let you grow your farm faster.
  • Plan ahead – just like real farmers, the most efficient farms (and the ones with the most profits) plan ahead with specific strategies.  Make sure you have enough money to buy the seeds you want, plow enough, etc.  Have enough on hand to always buy Super Berries.  If you’re purchasing items (with real money), make sure you’ll get what you want out of the purchase. Plan ahead and you can save yourself time and money.
  • Use Quick-Turnover Harvests – the faster you can plant and then harvest, the more time you’ll have for more harvests. Keep things rotating.
  • Hay Bales – The hay bales give you 5XP each and you can buy as many as you can fit. Then delete and buy more.  Use hay bales to your advantage and get the Pack Rat Ribbon too.
  • The Farmville Toolbar – it’s a “legal” item for your browser (IE or Firefox only), that can help you manage and run your farm.  It’s worth taking a look.
  • Don’t make quick decisions – it’s almost always worth it to consider each action – ask yourself, “could I plant something better?” or “how can this help me in the future?”  Think about things and consider all your options before acting.
  • Check the Farmville page on CheatCodes for recent additions to the tips and tricks section.

If you have any of your own tips, we welcome your comments below, or, even better, submit them to CheatCodes.com on the farmville page. It helps everyone.

Farmville Crops Table

To help you make better decisions, here’s a table of the farmville crops.

Level Available
Seed/Crop
Buy Price
Net Profit (incl plow)
Harvest in hours
Profit Per Hour
XP
XP per day
1
Strawberries
10
10
4
2.5
1
12
1
Eggplant
25
48
46
1.04
2
1.57
1
Wheat
35
65
69
0.94
2
1.04
1
Soybeans
15
33
23
1.43
2
3.13
4
Squash
40
66
46
1.43
2
1.57
5
Pumpkin
30
23
8
2.88
1
6
6
Artichokes
70
119
92
1.29
2
0.78
7
Rice
45
36
12
3
1
4
8
Raspberries
20
11
2
5.5
0
12
8
Daffodils
60
60
46
1.3
2
1.57
9
Cotton
75
117
69
1.7
2
1.04
10
Cranberries
55
28
10
2.8
1
4.8
11
Bell Peppers
75
108
46
2.35
2
1.57
12
Peppers
70
77
23
3.35
2
3.13
14
Aloe Vera
50
20
6
3.33
1
8
15
Pineapples
95
132
46
2.87
2
1.57
15
Red Tulips
75
69
23
3
2
3.13
16
Pattypan Squash
65
80
16
5
1
3
17
Blueberries
50
26
4
6.5
1
12
18
Watermelon
130
203
92
2.21
2
0.78
19
Grapes
85
170
23
7.39
2
3.13
20
Tomatoes
100
58
8
7.25
1
6
20
Pink Roses
120
119
46
2.59
2
1.57
21
Potatoes
135
195
69
2.83
2
1.04
22
Carrots
110
75
12
6.25
1
4
23
Coffee
120
108
16
6.75
1
3
24
Corn
150
215
69
3.12
2
1.04
25
Sunflowers
135
165
23
7.17
2
3.13
26
Ghost Chili
80
41
6
6.83
1
8
27
Cabbage
140
233
46
5.07
2
1.57
28
Green Tea
105
71
10
7.1
1
4.8
29
Black Berries
75
27
4
6.75
1
12
30
Red Wheat
180
254
69
3.68
2
1.04
30
Lavender
160
211
46
4.59
2
1.57
31
Sugar Cane
165
59
8
7.38
1
6
32
Peas
190
176
23
7.65
3
4.17
33
Yellow Melon
205
308
92
3.35
2
0.78
34
Onion
170
83
12
6.92
1
4
35
Broccoli
200
258
46
5.61
2
1.57
35
Lilies
195
159
23
6.91
2
3.13
36
Acorn Squash
175
68
10
6.8
1
4.8
37
Asparagus
220
122
16
7.63
2
4.5
*
Super Berries
10
75
2
37.5
1
24
*
Sweet Potato
10
100
23
4.35
3
4.17
*
Sweet Corn
10
100
6
16.66
3
16
*
Poinsettia
45
66
24
2.75
3
4
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Steve Cook is co-founder and CTO of CheatCodes.com. A true old-skool gamer, he's as comfortable blowing away Space Invaders and Asteroids as he is coding in C, Java, or PHP. He currently lives in New Mexico... which is cleaner than Old Mexico.

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