As more and more of my friends started piling on to the Stardew Valley love-in, I couldn’t help but feel a bit left out in the cold. I had given the game a shot, though admittedly briefly, but I hadn’t found myself hooked. In the parlance of Stardew Valley‘s farming-centric world, I had sewn the seeds, they just hadn’t blossomed into full-blown addiction.

I asked my brother Griffin, a Stardew Valley convert, to help walk me through the basics and turn me into the master agrarian I was always destined to be.

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