Stardew Valley is a popular farming simulator game where you have to live off the land to make some cash. It can be quite difficult to rake up some Money, especially during your first year. Crops take a few days to grow, and you won’t have nearly enough money to buy your own coops and barns. That said, here are a few tips to help you get on your feet during the early hours of “Stardew Valley.”

Invest in crops

Seems simple enough since it’s a farming simulator, but many newcomers often send their initial 500 G on other items. According to GamesRadar, you should focus on spending your cash on crops before anything else.

While the game will give you 15 parsnip seeds to start out with, you should go to Pierre’s General Store and buy more.

Remember to shop in the general store since Jojamart has some inflated prices. Don’t forget to add some variety to the type of seeds you’ll buy, like cauliflowers or potatoes. However, take note that parsnips grow the fastest, so prioritize those seeds. Once these crops start sprouting, you should have enough cash to get yourself settled in your new life.

Don’t worry about animals

Animals will help you get by later in the game, especially during winter. Certain cows and chickens will give your milk and eggs, making sure that you have something to sell every day. However, you shouldn’t invest on these animals unless you have a good amount of savings.

Once winter rolls by, they won’t be able to graze as you can’t plant grass anymore. That means you’ll have to buy hay which costs 50 G per stack. Try saving enough money during spring and summer and buy your animals around late fall. Remember to build a silo first so you can collect hay by cutting down grass.

Unlock the beach bridge

If you’ve been strolling along the beach, you might have already noticed the collapsed bridge to the east. To fix it, you’ll need 300 wood pieces. While this may seem a bit daunting, there is actually some valuable loot on the other side. It won’t take you too long to collect all the wood, so you should do this as soon as possible.

Once you cross to the small island, you can start collecting some valuable seashells, sea urchins, corals and more. Take these items to Wally’s shop down by the pier and sell them for some good prices. Alternatively, you can also sell them via the delivery box, but Wally gives you the money on the spot.

You can play “Stardew Valley” on the PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.