How to Get a Seed Maker in Stardew Valley: What it does

Stardew Valley, the popular farming simulation game, allows players to dive deep into agriculture and build their own thriving farms. One essential tool for maximizing your farm's productivity is the Seed Maker. In this blog post, we'll cover how to obtain a Seed Maker in Stardew Valley and explain how it functions, so you can get the most out of this handy device.

Getting a Seed Maker: 2 Methods

Craft a Seed Maker (Requires Farming Level 9)

To unlock the Seed Maker, players must first reach Farming Level 9. Once you've achieved this level, the crafting recipe for the Seed Maker will become available. To craft a Seed Maker, you will need the following materials:

  1. 25x Wood
  2. 10x Coal
  3. 1x Gold Bar

Gather these resources and navigate to your inventory's crafting menu to create your own Seed Maker.

Complete the Dye Bundle in the Community Center

Players can also receive a Seed Maker as a reward for completing the Dye Bundle in the Community Center. This method allows you to obtain the Seed Maker before reaching Farming Level 9, giving you a head start on seed production.

Completing the Dye Bundle in the Community Center in Stardew Valley requires players to gather and submit specific items. The Dye Bundle is part of the Bulletin Board bundles, and completing it contributes to the overall restoration of the Community Center. Here's a step-by-step guide on how to complete the Dye Bundle:

  1. Unlock the Community Center: Progress through the game until you receive a letter from the Wizard and unlock the Community Center. This event typically happens within the first week of gameplay.
  2. Locate the Bulletin Board room: Enter the Community Center and head to the room with the Bulletin Board. You'll find several bundles listed, including the Dye Bundle.
  3. Collect the required items: To complete the Dye Bundle, you need to collect and submit the following six items:
    • Red Mushroom: Found in the Mines (between levels 80-120), the Secret Woods, or occasionally from the Farm Cave if you choose the mushroom option.
    • Sea Urchin: Found on the beach during any season, but more common during Summer and Winter. It can also be obtained through Crab Pots placed in the ocean.
    • Sunflower: Grown from Sunflower Seeds during Summer and Fall. Seeds can be purchased from Pierre's General Store or JojaMart.
    • Duck Feather: Obtained from ducks on your farm. Upgrade your coop to the Big Coop and purchase a duck from Marnie's Ranch to get ducks.
    • Aquamarine: Found in the Mines (between levels 40-120) or obtained by breaking Frozen Geodes or Omni Geodes at the Blacksmith.
    • Red Cabbage: Grown from Red Cabbage Seeds during the Summer season. Seeds can be purchased from Pierre's General Store during the second year or later or from the Traveling Cart.
  4. Submit the items: Once you've collected all six items, return to the Community Center and interact with the Dye Bundle on the Bulletin Board. Place each item in the designated slots to complete the bundle.
  5. Claim your reward: After completing the Dye Bundle, a message will appear, and you'll receive your reward: a Seed Maker. Collect the Seed Maker by clicking on the reward icon.

By following these steps and completing the Dye Bundle, you'll receive a Seed Maker and contribute to restoring the Community Center in Stardew Valley.

How the Seed Maker Works

Using the Seed Maker is a straightforward process; mastering it can help boost your farm's productivity. Here's a detailed guide on how to utilize the Seed Maker effectively:

  1. Acquire a Seed Maker: First and foremost, you must have a Seed Maker on your farm. You can either craft one once you reach Farming Level 9 or obtain it as a reward for completing the Dye Bundle in the Community Center.
  2. Place the Seed Maker: Find a suitable spot on your farm to place the Seed Maker. Ensure it has a 1×1 tile of unobstructed space to function correctly.
  3. Select your crop: Choose the crop from your inventory that you want to turn into seeds. Remember that while the Seed Maker works with most standard crops, it cannot process fruits and vegetables. Compatible crops include wheat, rice, and the majority of flowers.
  4. Process the crop: With the desired crop in hand, approach the Seed Maker and right-click on it to insert the crop. The machine will start processing the crop, which typically takes around 20 in-game minutes.
  5. Collect your seeds: Seeds appear in the output slot once the Seed Maker has finished processing the crop. Right-click on the Seed Maker to collect your seeds, and you're ready to plant them on your farm.

By following these steps, you can use the Seed Maker to transform your harvested crops into seeds, maximizing your farm's potential and enjoying a continuous supply of your favorite crops in Stardew Valley. Happy farming!

It's important to note that the Seed Maker produces varying quantities of seeds from a single crop. Generally, you can expect 1-3 seeds per crop, with a small chance of obtaining mixed seeds or even an Ancient Seed.

How many seeds can you get from the Seed Maker?

Here's a detailed breakdown of the probabilities for seed production using the Seed Maker:

  • 97.51% chance to receive 1 to 3 seeds of the same type as the input crop.
  • 1.99% chance to obtain Mixed Seeds, which can be planted to grow random crops suitable for the current season.
  • 0.5% chance of getting an Ancient Seed, a rare and valuable seed that can grow into an Ancient Fruit plant. Ancient Fruit can be sold at a high price or used to produce valuable products, like wine.

It's important to note that while the Seed Maker typically provides a minimum of one seed per crop, the overall output can sometimes result in fewer seeds than the initial crop quantity. However, receiving more seeds and possibly obtaining rare seeds, such as Ancient Seeds, can offset this risk and make the Seed Maker a valuable addition to your farm.

Crops incompatible with the Seed Maker

The Seed Maker cannot process every type of crop. Note that the Seed Maker cannot produce seeds from the following crops and items:

  • Blackberry
  • Coconut
  • Coffee Bean
  • Crocus
  • Crystal Fruit
  • Fiddlehead Fern
  • Fruit Tree Fruit
  • Salmonberry
  • Sweet Pea
  • Tea Leaves
  • Wild Plum
  • Foraged crops except for:
    • Wild Horseradish
    • Spice Berry
    • Common Mushroom
    • Winter Root

Check our list of fixes for other issues that may arise with the Seed Maker.


The Seed Maker is an invaluable tool for any ambitious Stardew Valley farmer. By crafting or obtaining one and understanding its functionality, you can take your farming endeavors to new heights and enjoy a more efficient and productive farm. Get your Seed Maker today and start reaping the benefits of this fantastic device.

Anastasios Antoniadis
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