If you love to farm, plant, grow and harvest crops, the Greenhouse is all of your dreams come true! Do you love farming but hate only being able to plant what is in season? Do you hate having to build fences to protect your crops from your free-roaming animals? Do you always have to have to place scarecrows around to protect your Farm?
If so, then the Greenhouse repair is one of the best things to happen to you, and let me tell you why!
Bottom Line Up Front
The Greenhouse is present on your Farm from day one but is only repaired when you either complete the Pantry in the Community Centre or purchase the Greenhouse from the Joja Community Development Form for 35,000g. Once repaired, you can request for the Greenhouse to be moved for free by visiting the Carpenter’s Shop.
Once you get the Greenhouse, the benefit is that crops that normally can only be planted in one season can be planted in any season inside the Greenhouse, including fruit trees.
The Greenhouse also offers protection from roaming animals and means you do not need any scarecrows to protect your crops from birds. Some potential cons of the Greenhouse are that even on rainy days, you will still need to water your crops, although there is a water supply inside the Greenhouse, and you can place sprinklers.
Background of the Greenhouse
While it may seem like a surprise to receive a Greenhouse, the Greenhouse is actually present on your Farm from the minute you start your new game! Initially, the Greenhouse is an extremely run-down and broken-up building that looks nothing like a Greenhouse at all, so it is no surprise that some of us did not even know that we had one on our Farm!
There is also no indication from the dilapidated Greenhouse that it is a Greenhouse at all; in fact, initially, it is just an annoying and ugly building that takes up space on your Farm!
Something that can be overlooked about the Greenhouse is that once it is fixed up, you actually can move it! As I know that it is initially frustrating that it is in a specific spot in your Farm which you may have had other plans for (I love seeing everyone’s intricately designed and busy farms).
The great thing about moving the Greenhouse is that it is also free and instant, so no need to be frustrated, you will soon have the farm layout of your dreams!
How Do I Get the Greenhouse?
There are two main options for repairing the run-down and frankly ugly Greenhouse, which is always present on your Farm. Both options are very different in terms of effort, motivations, and cost! The real choice when it comes to the Community Centre (in my opinion) comes down to good vs. evil, that is the Community Centre or the Joja Mart.
The Community Centre, of course, stands for wholesome community involvement and benefits everyone, while the nasty Joja Mart is the evil of capitalism trying to destroy local stores with fresh produce such as Pierre’s General Store. I have never decided to go down the route of the Joja Mart as I make it my personal mission to get it to shut down as soon as I can possibly can.
The choice, however, is completely yours as to if you want to get the Greenhouse from the Community Centre involvement or from engaging with the Joja Mart; both of which are detailed below!
Getting the Greenhouse From the Community Centre
The Community Centre is one of the most thrilling (but also the most time-consuming) parts of Stardew Valley, which is why it is my personal favorite. The Community Centre gives you a variety of rewards for each small step of your progress, but for me, the absolute biggest reward that the Community Centre can give you is repairing your Greenhouse.
The Greenhouse reward is granted for completing all of the bundles within the Pantry of the Community Centre, everything you need for each of the six bundles within the Pantry.
The Spring Crops Bundle
This bundle (unsurprisingly to you, I am sure) can only be completed in Spring as the required ingredients can only be grown or foraged during Springtime and include;
- 1x Parsnip
- 1x Cauliflower
- 1x Potato
- 1x Green Bean
The reward for completing this first step of the Pantry is 20x Speed Gro which is a type of fertilizer that can help speed up the growth of your crops by 10%.
The Summer Crops Bundle
This bundle (duh, again) can only be completed during the month of Summer as everything that is needed to complete the bundle can only be obtained during Summer and includes;
- 1x Tomato
- 1x Melon
- 1x Hot Pepper
- 1x Blueberry
The reward for completing this bundle is 1x Quality Sprinkler which is an automatic watering tool that will water the eight adjacent tiles (squares on the ground) to where it is placed; therefore watering the crops which surround it and reducing the already large amounts of work which I am sure you already have to do on your Farm!
The Fall Crops Bundle
Not to beat a dead horse, but this bundle can only be completed during Fall; I emphasize this as if you forget about any of these by the end of the month, you will need to wait until the next year to get the crops and goods! The Fall Crops bundle requires;
- 1x Yam
- 1x Corn
- 1x Eggplant
- 1x Pumpkin
The reward for this one is particularly good if you love creating goods! For completing this bundle, you get 1x Bee House which will then allow you to start making Honey!
The Quality Crops Bundle
This bundle only accepts gold star crops (hence the quality title) and requires;
- 5x Parsnips
- 5x Corn
- 5x Melon
- 5x Pumpkin
The reward for this (honestly really difficult) bundle is a Preserves Jar which can be used to make Jelly, Caviar, and Pickles.
The Animal Bundle
You will need to be quite an engaged and proactive farmer to complete this bundle!
- Large Milk
- Large Brown Egg
- Duck Egg
- Large Goat Milk
- Large Egg (white)
The reward for this is a Cheese Press! I was thrilled when I got mine!
The Artisan Bundle
This bundle consists of goods which take some time to make! The good news is of this very extensive list; you only need to donate six items;
- Truffle Oil
- Goat Cheese
The reward for completing all of these is a Keg!
Once all of these bundles are complete, the Greenhouse will be fixed on your Farm! The magical and adorable Juminos (small and cute sentient creatures that frequent the Community Centre) will visit your Farm at night, and the next day your Greenhouse will be repaired, and you will be able to go inside.
Getting the Greenhouse from the Joja Mart
Although it is not a route I ever would choose to go down, you can always choose to support the Joja Mart rather than the Community Centre; although in doing so, you will shut down the Community Centre.
The closing of the Community Centre is triggered by purchasing a membership to the Joja Mart, which will cost you 5,000g, and to add insult to injury, the Community Centre is then turned into a Joja Mart warehouse. Similar to the bundles within the Community Centre, there is then a Joja Community Development Form which has multiple options which you can purchase.
These fix the same things that the Community Centre bundles can fix but cost a lot of money; I think this is only a small portion of the allure of the Community Centre being better than the Joja Mart route. The opportunities for the Joja Mart Community Development Form are;
- Bus repair – 40,000g
- Bridge repair – 25,000g
- Boulder removed – 20,000g
- Minecart repair – 15,000g
- Greenhouse repair – 35,000g
As you can see, the cost for the Greenhouse repair is 35,000g compared to donating crops and produce for the Community Centre route (just saying). Once this is purchased overnight, the Greenhouse will be repaired.
Uses for the Greenhouse
The allure of the Greenhouse is that you can plant anything you want inside of it regardless of the season, and it will flourish; Strawberries all year round, yes, please! The other benefit of the Greenhouse is that you don’t need to block off your crops using fences to protect them from free-roaming animals, and you also don’t need to plant any scarecrows to protect the crops from birds!
One of the downsides (if you would even call it that) is that on rainy days you still need to water your crops, and you cannot benefit from the weather, and you’ll have slightly more time to spend each day watering crops. Although you don’t need to walk too far so you won’t need to spend too much time; as inside the Greenhouse, there is a small water supply where you can get water for your watering can should you run out!
Another downside to the Greenhouse is that it is incapable of growing Giant Crops and that, unlike outside of your Farm, you cannot place the Beehouse inside your Greenhouse as it will not work there.
If you really don’t want to water your crops, however, much like on the ground outside of your Farm, you can place sprinklers inside of your Greenhouse. There is a small area of wood that outlines the Greenhouse on the inside where you can place your sprinklers should you want to do this! Fruit trees can also be planted around the Greenhouse but not in the corners of the Greenhouse!
Question: Can I move the Greenhouse?
Answer: Yes! However, the Greenhouse can only be moved once it is already built; once the Greenhouse is built, you can visit Robin at the Carpenters Shop to change the position of the Greenhouse for free!
Question: How do I get the Greenhouse?
Answer: You can get the Greenhouse only in two ways; by completing all the bundles inside the Pantry of the Community Centre or by purchasing a Joja Mart membership and then the Greenhouse bundle from the Joja Community Development Form.
Question: What is the benefit of the Greenhouse?
Answer: Once you have the Greenhouse, the greatest part is that anything can grow inside of the Greenhouse! Crops which normally only survive one season and can only be planted during that season, can be planted and survive all year round inside the Greenhouse!
Stardew Valley Greenhouse Guide: Summary
I am so excited for you to set up your Greenhouse (even if you do go down the Joja Mart route, which I dread to think of!) There is much to consider, particularly the placement of sprinklers and trees; I hope that you have so much fun exploring your setup!