How to get garlic in Stardew Valley and what it’s used for

Stardew Valley loading screen with garlic over the topConcernedApe

Garlic is a useful seed for any budding Stardew Valley farmer, so here’s how to get it and what you can use it for, from recipes to gifting it to characters.

There are many different crops dotted around Stardew Valley, so much so that it can get relatively overwhelming, especially when trying to make money or finding crops that don’t take long to grow.

Thankfully, crops in the game, like garlic, are relatively easy to handle and thankfully cheap to buy. This combined with the speed in which they grow and the potential profit lines them up to be a fantastically useful crop. Here’s everything you need to know about garlic in Stardew Valley.

How to get garlic in Stardew Valley

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Head to Pierre’s for your garlic seeds.

Getting hold of Garlic is the same as it is with any other crop you choose to purchase: Simply head down to Pierre’s General Store and speak to him to purchase the seeds themselves or go to the Night Market at Winter 15 to grab a few if you’re lucky.

It’s worth noting that garlic in Stardew Valley can only be planted in the Spring, so be sure to prepare before buying hundreds. Another key point is that garlic in Stardew Valley can only be bought from the beginning of Year Two.

The cost and profit

Buying the garlic seeds from Pierre or at the Night Market will cost you 40g each. This may be expensive, but the profit makes it well worth investing in, especially since it only takes four days to grow.

The overall profit depends on your profession and if you choose to make it into Juice or Pickles. If you’re just selling the crop as normal, then refer to the table below for sale prices of garlic.

Garlic qualityNormal sale priceSale price with tiller profession
Normal60g66g
Silver75g82g
Gold90g99g
Purple120g132g

It’s well known within the Stardew Valley community that profits are greatly increased when making a crop into a Juice or a Pickle, so refer to the table below for sale prices of garlic when used in this way.

Garlic typeNormal sale priceSale price with Artisan profession
Juice135g189g
Pickles170g237g

What garlic is used for in Stardew Valley

Farming garlic in your farm on Stardew ValleyConcerned Ape / leonhart623
Make sure to water your garlic to keep it growing.

Garlic is primarily used for selling or gifting to Stardew Valley’s cast of characters and comes in most useful during your second year. Below, you’ll find all of the uses you can use the produce for in the game.

Recipes

When it comes to cooking with garlic, Stardew Valley is not like real life. It’s part of very few recipes and just doesn’t seem as well used as it could be. That being said, there is a recipe that’s given to you when you reach level six of combat that actively pushes weakened monsters away from your garlic breath. All of the available recipes are as follows:

  • Escargot: 1 Snail, 1 Garlic
  • Fiddlehead Risotto: 1 Oil, 1 Fiddlehead Fern, 1 Garlic
  • Oil of Garlic: 1 Oil, 1 Garlic

Gifting

Interestingly, when it comes to gifting garlic, Stardew Valley’s NPCs are mostly garlic fans, although no one will love it.

However, there are a few who either dislike it or hate it:

Dislike:

Hate:

  • Evelyn
  • Pierre

So, there you have it — that’s all you need to know about growing garlic in Stardew Valley and how to use the ingredient throughout your game.

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