They did a couple of these in April 2012, but then we didn't see any more.
Dirty Dick's Seized Property Auctions. If you see Ranger Dick's face in the lower left corner of the game, click it and check it out. (You may have to wait a half minute for the auction to load.) Bid pot bucks on assorted items. Be the HIGH bidder and get the item for the price of your bid. They're just testing this out, so it may not be there.
Note from the devs on April 6: "This is our first larger scale test, so it may be flaky!"
Are your hands getting sore clicking potheads for your quests? Check out the Free Mouse Auto Clicker. Put your mouse where you want it to click and it will click for you at the frequency you set. I set it to 1/10 of a second and I've got a machine gun mouse, clicking ten times a second wherever I point my mouse. Ctrl+F2 turns it on then Ctrl+F3 turns it off. Great for using pot heads, planting seeds from your gift box, whatever!
NOTE: The developers of Pot Farm don't mind us using programs like this, but they don't support it either. If it causes you to sell or lose or buy something by mistake they can't fix it for you. So use it carefully and at your own risk.
You can pick what you want your character to look like. Simply click on the store, then Appearance. There are free skins and ones you can buy.
Here's a tip. Buy FREE stuff for opposite sex avatars. Use this trick to help earn your PURCHASE HEADS award!
Fat Bats first released with the 2012 Halloween Theme on October 12, 2012. They've been back for short periods of time since then. On June 7, 2013, several FAT BAT QUESTS were added. They are untimed quests, and fat bats are now a regular item to purchase. Find them in the store under BUILDINGS!
You used to buy "mystery bundles" to get fat bats, but they changed the name of the bundles to simply FAT BATS. They're in the store under Buildings. (If buying one is a requirement, you can simply click on GO THERE in the quest info and click BUY from the info page.)
After buying a FAT BAT, you upgrade it with 10 EACH Chocolates, Fancy Snacks, Pufflers, Second Breakfasts. (Get the stuff you need from GIFTS!) That turns the bundle into a Baby Bat. Finish upgrading with 10 helpers and you get one of the 5 Fat Bat contraptions shown. (Click pictures for more details.)
June 2013: NEW BAT ADDED! The Cheesy Fat Bat is a jackpot/mystery seed contraption. There are now a total of 6 Fat Bats!
July 2013 Note: Pot Farm's contest on their wall to name a "royal baby bat" was just a joke. It's not in the game. (They never said it was.) It could be added some day, but it was simply meant as a fun community thing on the wall to lampoon the Royal baby buzz.
Dec 2013: The XMAS FAT BAT is NOT available from buying fat bats! The only way to get the xmas fat bat is through Xmas 2013 quests. The devs are not sure if this will change, but that is how its set as of now.
Mar 2014: The LEPRECHAUN FAT BAT is NOT be available from buying fat bats! The only way to get him is from St Patrick's Day 2014 quests.
Apr 2014: The FLOYD FAT BAT is NOT be available from buying fat bats! The only way to get him is from 420 2014 quests.
Jitters is the most popular. He was a gift from Pot Farm for signing up for their mailing list but is no longer available. He generates 1 guano every half hour. Get more info on the "Jitters Page".
To use Guano, click the Guano icon, then click a plant and it will be ready to harvest immediately. This is especially awesome for the multi-day crops! You can also click the multi-tool and select 4x fertilize.
NOTE: When you USE guano from your gift box, it gets added to your total guano on the lower left of the game.
As of JULY 26, 2013, you can USE GUANO ON CONTRAPTIONS! See more info on the Contraption Page.
You can get guano from newsfeed posts when your neighbors collect and share. Players can collect up to 50/day (from any source). The following images show the different newsfeed posts from which you can collect free guano. (Hover over an image for it's name. Click on an image for more info.)
Blaze Runner seeds and Quest for ELECTRIC SHEEP added Dec 5, 2011. (Electric Sheep offers 60 protection on 1 space.) You DID NOT need to play Blazerunner to do this quest. Players collected newsfeed posts from neighbors who did play. The following info is from when Dec 2011. The blaze runner game NO LONGER shares blaze runner seeds.)
This is a shot of the type of posts we're looking for to score a Blaze Runner seed.
It appears that lot of people can collect from them. However you need to be friends with the person who posts it. Here's the link to see ONLY posts from the Blaze Runner app: https://www.facebook.com/?sk=app_222727414408240 (If it says "no posts to show", that's because none of your friends have posted from the Blaze Runner app.)
This Blaze Runner phone app HIGH SCORE POST is what gets you a blaze runner seed for the quest. (Note the title: "That is a BLAZING high score!" and that it is published "via Blaze Runner".) There is another, more common, Blaze Runner post that does NOT have the Collect Blaze Runner Seed link on it. There is nothing wrong with those. They just don't get you the seed you need! DISCUSS HERE!
When you then plant and harvest a blaze runner seed, you get progress in the quest shown below. You can also post about it, and your neighbors will get a mystery seed. These are two completely different posts. Again, sharing when you harvest a blaze runner seed ONLY gets neighbors mystery seeds, NOT more blaze runner and NO quest progress. DISCUSS HERE!
Here's the QUEST that everyone was so excited about. (Dec 5, 2011 - Feb 1, 2012)
To the get the Blaze Runner app for your iPhone or Android (and to be a big hit with all your neighbors), players went to the Blaze Runner Facebook page.
If you played the game and got a high score (or NEW high score), you'd hit "Give up" it would then let you post to Facebook (big blue F) or Twitter (big lite blue T) then a window would pop up for you to post the seed. If you only saw the sheep, then it would NOT post a seed, just your score.
These are the Small Cocoa Tree, the Cocoa Tree, and the Cocoa Tree Grove. When you get them they are fully grown. They produce cocoa pods every 48 hours which sell for 80 coins each. (DO NOT SELL THE PODS! They are used in the brownie machine.)
The small cocoa tree takes up 4 spaces and gives 54 protection. Generates 20 Cocoa Pods & 64 xp every 48 hours. When you earn this and get it in your gift box, it will tell you can sell it for 5,200 coins. DO NOT SELL IT. Brownie Machines rock and you'll need this to produce pods.
The cocoa tree takes up 9 spaces and gives 220 protection. Generates 60 Cocoa Pods & 128 xp every 48 hours. When you earn this and get it in your gift box, it will tell you can sell it for 22,900 coins. DO NOT SELL IT. Brownie Machines rock and you'll need this to produce pods. This has been offered for sale for a limited time on occasion. Cost was $229 pot bucks.
The Cocoa Tree Grove takes up 16 spaces and gives 600 protection. Generates 120 Cocoa Pods & 1,200 xp every 48 hours. When you earn this and get it in your gift box, it will tell you can sell it for 6,900 coins. DO NOT SELL IT. Brownie Machines rock and you'll need this to produce pods.
When you collect from the cocoa trees, you can share cocoa pods with your neighbors.
First spotted on July 9, 2011, Red Dragons, officially referred to as "Puffers", finally released to the public on November 22, 2011!
Puffers are earned through QUESTS. (See complete details on the QUESTS PAGE.) Both are "repeaters". The Baby Red Puffer generates 100xp and Medical Dragon 3X seeds every 24 hours. When you collect from the baby, you can share a Medical Dragon 1X. The Big Red Puffer generates 100xp and Puff Passes. There is no sharing when you collect from the the Big Red Puffer.
Although released during the 2011 Fantasy Theme, the quests to earn the Puffers DO NOT have an expiration date, so they will remain available after the 2011 Fantasy theme is over.
GREEN dragons (regular and the baby) were released in June 2012 as part of the Wonderland theme. They were quest prizes.
There is no word yet on the other color puffers. Click these links to discuss Puffers.
Until July 2012, eyes have simply been a store item offering protection.
"Eye-Nigma" is a limited time "prize crate" available from July 9-13, 2012 (and again July 25-27). It's found under the Tending tab for $14 $10 pot bucks. Just like regular prize crates, you buy one and you get a mystery prize. You can score one of the new Psychedelic Sensi repeaters, the new Big Hypno Eye, the Big Dilated Eye or one of the existing eyes (blue, golden, big, evil, green or violet), or who-knows-what else! (You can get other things besides eyes.) However, with these, the prizes are mostly eye-related. Let me know... what did YOU get?
Featured items are special items not available in any section of the store. They appear only on the FEATURED ITEM BAR at the bottom of the page when you visit the store. NOTE: Only 6 items can fit on the featured item bar at one time. If there are a bunch of items currently available, you may need to close the store and open it again to see the other items. (Sometimes, you may need to do this several times to find what you're looking for.)
UPDATED! Feed Rewards were having problems not showing up after collecting them for some time now. On 9/11/13, most of the "feed rewards" were changed to common mystery seed sources and the rest were made to give surprise seeds. These posts count toward the new daily limits of 50 mystery seeds from common sources and 200 surprise seeds.
Feed Rewards first began on November 5, 2010, giving you rewards for clicking on your friends' regular wall posts (the "brag" posts about items you purchased, leveling up, getting awards, and mooching too. You can earn coins, XP or a combo of both. Your rewards will show up in your gift box.
Here's a list of what you get for each of the bonuses:
Award posts = 100 Coins + 10xpMystery Seed (common source)
aka "Farmer Floyd", "Uncle Floyd". Check out his twitter page.
UNCLE FLOYD FREAK OUTS:
Here's how it worked. When you got a Floyd Freakout popup, you'd choose friends to post links on their walls. The first 50 players to click those links got an xp bonus equal to their level. A level 7 user would get 7xp. A level 90 player would get 90xp. They appeared in your gift box as "feed reward".
Although this feature was cancelled in late August 2011, old Floyd Freakout links continued to work for a long time (so a number of sites and Facebook pages shared them). The devs finally blocked the old Floyd Freakout bonus links in April 2013. Considering this feature was removed from the game so long ago, it really should be no big surprise.
As of October 21, 2010, you can flip items horizontally. Just click on your WALK button (the boot icon). Then click on the item and you'll see the option to flip (along with options to move or sell the item). This allows your critters to be more social and your farm to just have more feng shui in general. Click HERE for illustrations.
MARCH 8, 2012 UPDATE: BringIt, the company behind Gold Rush, was acquired so Gold Rush was shut down. There was nothing Pot Farm could do.
The following info is just to let you know what Gold Rush WAS...
Pot Farm offers a fun mini-game. You access it from a tab at the top of the game that says "Gold Rush".
The tutorial is free and there is a free play option. However, when you bet an amount, you are betting your pot bucks and stand a chance of losing them. I recommend trying the free version a few times and see what scores you get. Then, check the payout schedule to see what, if anything, you would have won. (The payout schedule changes depending on the bet amount chosen.) Don't worry. Selecting an amount won't automatically start the game. It will ask you to confirm that you want to place a bet (and agree to the terms of the game).
Features added Mar 15, 2011:
Daily Bonus: Each day that you play a Solo or Tournament game in Gold Rush, you earn a Daily Bonus. Play several days in a row, and the bonuses get better each day!
Gifting: Players can now send Gold Rush bonuses to their friends as gifts. The more you play, the more and better gifts you can send.
Promotions: From time to time, they'll run promotions, like a "Happy Hour" where everyone who visits Gold Rush during that hour receives a bonus. You can even choose to be notified in advance about the next promotion to make sure you don't miss out!
Bonuses and gifts that will be available include boosts to prize payouts, free games, entry into exclusive tournaments.
I haven't seen it for quite some time, but if you can't see half your page and can't scroll, this tool may help. This is what's called a 'bookmarklet'. Don't click it here. Instead, drag and drop the green "PFI 1/2 FARM TOOL" link onto your browser's bookmark bar. This will give you a link there titled "PFI 1/2 Farm Tool". Then, when you run into the half page problem on Pot Farm or any other Facebook game, click the link on your bookmark bar.
NOTE: This tool only resolves the problem described above. It will not help for other problems such as missing neighbors or the game not loading properly.
There is so much information on Pot Farm Info that the charts can be a little confusing. Most charts throughout the site allow you to highlight a row and column. Simply click a field on the chart and it will highlight the row and column.
Until Summer 2011, Hookahs unlocked to give as a gift at level 7. They take up 0 plots, provide 0 protection, and the sell price is 160 coins. They now just appear as a puff of smoke with a question mark. It used to be that playing on thepotfarmgame.com allowed you to actually see the hookah or gift it. ("Request a mooch" was not available for hookahs. You needed to send one to your friends and hope they'd send you one in return.)
Hookahs were accidentally removed from the gift page some time ago. The devs were reportedly working to bring them back but it appears other issues may have come up since then.
Hookahs now appear as a puff of smoke on both sites. One of the developers guesses that it may be because Facebook recently announced that they can't provide incentives or special items for going off the platform. I urged them to look into bringing back on both platforms. We'll see what happens.
These were finally made visible in early 2013 and started showing up in some mystery crates.
HYDROPONICS: This site has a whole page on HYDROPONICS.
There are a few guanorepeaters in the game. JITTERS is the most popular. He was a gift from Pot Farm for signing up for their mailing list (but is no longer available). He generates 1 guano every half hour.
JITTERS was introduced in November 2010. He takes up one space and offers 30 protection. He only sells for 1 coin, so he's not intended to sell for profit.
Jan 24, 2013 update on Jitters...
Recently, Jitters has been dognapped by Ranger Dick! He has him locked up somewhere and the devs haven't found where! There will be no Jitters available for the time being. NO LINKS FOR JITTERS, NO JITTERS!
There will be no links to get him and the devs are unable to credit them anymore.
There might be a quest to get him some day in the future. But, for now, he is no longer available.
JITTERS wasn't always a repeater. On March 3, 2011, he became a repeater and started generating guano every 12 hours. In 2012, he was cranked up to produce a guano every HALF HOUR!
When you collect guano from JITTERS, you can share it with your friends. The first 12 who click should get a guano in their gift box. You can collect 10 guano per day from other players' Jitters share posts. (See the repeaters page for details on all repeaters.)
Make it onto the leaderboard and you can win daily prizes! Click the CONTESTS tab to see the leaderboard, then be sure to click the button marked 'click to see if you've won a prize' every day! At the very least, you'll get the latest seasonal seed.
Top three places among ALL players (global), you should get...
1. Jackpot Seed
2. Jackpot Seed
3. Jackpot Seed
Top three places among your neighbors, you should get...
2012 LEPRECHAUN REPORT: Leprechauns are back for St. Patrick's Day 2012. They are NOT available as found critters this year though. Happy and Lost are both available in the store under the protection tab. Ale and Puffy are repeaters and are available in the store. These two are only on found the featured bar of the store, so you'll need to reload the store until you see them. Lucky was just added back on March 19th, available for only one day! See below or click the links for details.
They've also released a Barfing Leprechaun(charming, right?) that offers 2500 protection on just 2 spaces. He can be earned by doing a quest or purchased in the store.
There are five different leprechauns. However, as of early May 2011, the developers turned off leprechauns. They may come back some day, but for now you can no longer get them. (In early October 2011, they were showing up in mystery/jackpot boxes.)
Leprechauns that you could only get by doing chores (visiting neighbors):
Released May 15, 2012. It's the highest XP plant in the game! Light of Jah gives 2500 XP for harvesting and can only be found in Jackpot Seeds! They also cleaned out some of the old plants and made room for more MUNCHIES! Details on awards for harvesting this new plant are posted on the AWARDS PAGE!
Pot Farm reached ONE MILLION LIKES on their FAN PAGE in June 2012! Here's a link to their post where they gave away ONE FREE BACON TREE. The offer was good for 24 hours (from about 4:30pm (pacific time) Saturday through Sunday).
11/29/12: Only once did Pot Farm ever encourage players to 'like' and comment on their neighbors newsfeed posts. SEE WHY!
NOTE: The "thumbs up" trophy you may see on neighbors farms called "1 million likes" was a gift given by the developers when they reached 1 million likes on the game (by way of an easy quest). It is NOT something that can be earned by liking a million posts!
Before May 2013: Limits have always worked on a 24 hour rolling basis. That meant that if you got all 4 mystery seeds from a particular type of post at once, you had to wait 24 hours to get any more. However, if you got one every hour, then 24 hours from when you got your first one, you'd be able to get one more. Then another in an hour, etc. This was a little confusing, so Pot Farm came out with a "Feedback Feature" to help Pot Farmers track how many seeds we have claimed and show us when we can claim more!
After May 2013: Limits now reset every day at the same time when daily bread comes out (10pm PDT). This applies to returning gifts and collecting from newsfeed posts. This is so much simpler than before!
Pot Farm Lottery. Randomly win a prize! This feature was introduced March 18, 2013.
There is nothing you need to do, except play Pot Farm. Lucky winners will see a Facebook notification from Pot Farm that they've won. Click that to collect your free seeds.
Here's the word I got from the devs:
"This is a random lottery. Players will be picked every day and will win an awesome prize. The more you play Pot Farm the better your chances are. We aren't saying how many players per day or what they will win or not - that is the fun of it... who knows?"
NOTE: If you haven't scored from the lottery, you might want to check your notification settings for the app. You must have Pot Farm notifications turned on to see these. Click here to check your settings. Find Pot Farm on the list and click Edit. Check your setting for "When to notify you?" If it's set to never, you'll probably never win.
First released for Valentine's Day 2011, the Love Pig, Rosy Love Pig, Choco Love Pig and Bubbly Love Pig each take up 2 spaces, offer +22 protection, and sell for 2,500 coins. Visit the CRITTERS PAGE for more details.
Starting Mar 16, 2011, the Love Pigs became "repeaters" (bonus items) giving ingredients for the Sweet Love contraptions every 12 hours. When you collect the product from them, you can share some with your neighbors:
It's similar to the Bubbly Love Pig with double the protection (44 instead of 22). Like the Bubbly Love Pig, it generates Champagne, but this pig generates FIVE every 12 hours (for the Love In or Love Machine contraptions).
The banner of the game says, "Pot Farm Pros get Free Gifts!". It used to be that if you joined Farmer Floyd's Mailing List, you'd get cool free offers! They haven't mailing anything for a long time though. You might want to click "Get Updates" in the banner just in case.
You'll then be asked to allow Pot Farm to send you email. Click ALLOW.
If you lose something or even accidentally sell it, report it to the DEVs DIRECTLY (but nicely, please). Learn how to report it HERE. We all understand the frustration of losing a structure you spent big bucks on, but try and understand the frustration on the other end, the people who have to read your emails/messages.
You can move things around your farm, by clicking on the 4-way arrow icon, then clicking on the object you want to move. Simply drag and drop to the new location. Obviously you cannot move crops, you can only plant, harvest or delete them. To delete an item, click on the sell/delete icon and then click on the object you want to sell.
NEIGHBORS - Adding:
Any Facebook friend of yours who plays the game automatically becomes a neighbor. There is no "add new neighbor" option like many other Facebook games.
NEIGHBORS - Finding more:
It's poor ettiquite to start your own threads or spam non-add-me threads with add requests. Many players will specifically not add you for this behaviour. I run a Facebook page made to find you more neighbors. Visit...
Once you're there, it's very simple. Click the image that says "Click to Start" and follow the instructions. Do NOT email people asking them to add you. (Tacky!)
I don't recommend sending more than 10 invites per day. Also, keep track of the invites you send. If they are not responded to, delete them (from the persons Facebook profile). Having too many unresponded to invites can get you in trouble with Facebook.
It's not an issue for most people, but Facebook limits everyone to a maximum of 5,000 friends. (That's why I can't accept more Facebook friends! -Guru Steve)
NEIGHBORS - Visiting:
Visit your neighbors farm and you'll be asked if you want to help out. This is referred to as doing "chores". Agree and you'll be rewarded with XP! You can earn XP when you visit each neighbor's farm up to a max of 1 time per 8 hour period. That means, if you're a ninja, you can visit each neighbor's farm 3 times per day (each neighbor, 3 times, 24 hours).
Sometimes you'll get a special different page offering you a wide variety things. Sometimes it's just one. Sometimes it's a bunch!
2/5/13 update: Due to a change in Facebook's wall sharing policy, visiting neighbors no longer allows shares (chore posts).
My favorite quote on the news report came at the very end from "reasonable cop": "I don't think it teaches you how to be a pot farmer or a pot grower, no more than a dungouns and dragons game would teach you how to be a dragon slayer," said Chief Ray.
NOTE: Due to problems with them, feed rewards (xp and/or coins) are now gone. The posts are still there. You now get a mystery or surprise seed for them. They count toward the common mystery seed source limit and the surprise seed limit. (I'll add a list of which posts give what soon.)
The list below shows all the news feed post limits. As of May 2013, all limits reset at 10pm Pacific Time.
Know your limits! Pot Farm has a cool Feedback Feature to help Pot Farmers track HOW MANY seeds we have claimed, show us WHAT the limits are, and show us WHEN we can claim more! (You do not need to click Continue to get the seed, critter, or whatever.)
The first of these images is an example of the notice you'll get when you successfully claim seeds. The second shows what you'll see when you've reached your limit.
Note: "First 5", "First 1", etc. in the list below refers to how many people can collect from the same post. So, for example, "Mystery Seeds" lists "First 5". That means when you post a mystery seed on your wall, only 5 people can collect from it.
BIG CHANGES TO SHARE POSTS MADE 9/10/13: I'll be updating this guide as soon as I can. For now, see details here.
Mystery Seeds: You can collect up to 4 mystery seeds from most of the different types of mystery seed posts in any 24 hour period. First 5. See the list below.
420 News Posts: You can collect up to 3 times a day when you click on these posts. They are generated when you see a popup notice about a game change and you share it with your friends. These posts pay the current seasonal seed.
Brag Posts: You can collect up to 50 total brag posts in a day. (All of the different types of brag posts are counted toward the total of 50, so go for the best ones!) An unlimited number of players can click on brag posts, but each person can only click a particular post one time.
This old feature allowed you to send Acapulgo Gold to your neighbors by sharing a link on their wall. This feature replaced 'Sending Valentines' on February 21, 2011, when the old heart icon was replaced with "Zeke, an old hippy that loves to share the jane". This feature was removed on March 23, 2011 when the icon was replaced by Quests.
You could only send Acapulco Gold to people who allowed friends to post to their wall. Likewise, you could only receive AG if you allowed people to post on yours.
PENGUINS were first released with the 2014 Winter Theme. Penguins are all repeaters that occupy 2 spaces each. They unlocked at level 15. Players bought eggs and hatched them with 25 snow, 25 ice cubes, 10 grow lights, and 3 helpers. Players could buy them individually, or in a pack of 8 which guaranteed one of the 4 "hemperor" penguins. (Click pictures for more details.)
PF MANAGER: This site has a whole page on PF Manager (news feed organizer).
Want to take a screenshot of your farm? Click the camera icon in the lower left corner of the game.
Your icons will be removed and you'll get a camera and a big red X on your farm. Click the camera to snap a photo. Click the red X to cancel.
When you first click the camera, you'll be asked to allow their fb app to post on your wall.
Each time you take a photo, it will be uploaded into an album named Pot Farm on your Facebook profile. It will also be posted to your wall.
A word of caution: Allowing the camera access can start allowing at least some of your game share posts to go through automatically without showing the Facebook pop-up allowing you to comment or define who sees them. Some people prefer not having the extra step. For hose who don't, go to your Facebook account Application Page. Find Pot Farm and click Edit Settings. Find the option for "Post to my wall" and click remove. That will put things back to normal.
First offered August 26-30, 2010, these crates vary in cost and what types of prizes you'll get. When they're available, find them in the store under the TENDING tab.
When you buy a crate, you're shown 9 boxes to choose from. (This is actually irrelevant as your prize is determed the moment you buy the crate*.) After selecting a box, you're shown 8 "teaser" images of things you didn't get. These are NOT what you would have gotten if you clicked one of the other boxes! The teaser images do show you other items that are indeed available from the crate. However, the frequency that you see rare teasers clearly does not reflect the actual odds of getting those rare items.
Prizes in crates are determined the instant you make the purchase, not when you pick a box. Here's a cool trick to demonstrate this. As soon as you hit buy (or rebuy) for the crates, very quickly click the X in the upper right corner to close the store. Pick a crate, then share (or decline.) Then click buy another. Again, very quickly click the gift box button. (Both of these quick steps may take a few tries. You do them right after clicking the rebuy button.) Now, you've got the gift box showing behind the 9 crate choices. Notice what's showing in the gift box in the upper left corner. Now click any of the 9 boxes. Surprise! You just got what was showing in your gift box. Click share (or decline). and click the rebuy button again. The item in your gift box will change showing the new item you just got from the purchase. Click one of the 9 boxes. Boom! There it is. If you're not quick enough, here's a video that shows how this works.
If you want to see the value of goodies you score, check out the ITEMS page for full details.
If you check out the SEEDS and ITEMS pages, you'll see that everything has a protection rating. Most weed has a negative protection rating, meaning that it requires that much protection to grow safely. Most items have a positive protection rating, meaning they provide protection for your weed.
You only get protection from plants that are FULLY grown or items that remain IN your field. You do NOT get protection from partially grown plants or items while they are stored in a shed or barn.
If you have fully grown weed plants, and negative protection, you stand a chance of being busted by Ranger Dick who can take some or all of your unprotected weed!
Nothing wilts or dies in this game, so you don't have to worry about your herb going bad, man.
The higher you level up, the better protection items you'll unlock. However, you'll also unlock better weed which requires more protection. Again, for more info, check out the SEEDS and ITEMS pages.
Many players don't bother with protection! I'll be adding details explaining how this works soon!
Cool feature allows faster, easier planting, fertilizing, and harvesting. And it runs on pot scotch, pot corn, and most other contraption products! As of August 2011, these are also used with hydroponics. In 2012, they started requiring puff puff for some contraptions.
2013 UPDATE: The puff puff meter now shows points instead of passes. This fixed a common problem of being incorrect and needing to reload. It also makes more sense as multiples of 140 don't mean anything. Now, when you trade products for puff puff you get a popup saying you've made a trade. You still get 140 points for each. When buying puff puff, you'll see a note showing just how many points you'll get added to your puff puff meter. While it's a little strange dealing with such a large number, it's REAL and no math is required. Hopefully, once people get used to the new system, the devs will be okay with getting rid of the "you've made a trade" popups. We are no longer prompted to confirm if we want to use puff puff when planting hydros or starting contraptions that require it. Puff puff is still used.
You can trade in contraption products for refills. That's limited to one trade for each different product every 24 hours.
Clicking on the bottle, will bring up a brief explanation. Click on COOL to go to the buy refill page. If you have any PPP points left at all, your refill will simply be shown as a number over the bottle. The next time you use the points, when you get it down to zero, your refill will automatically fill the bottle.
Once you trade some wine for a refill, it starts the wine refill clock making you wait 24 hours until you can use wine for another refill. During that time, you can trade for refills using other contraption products, each similarly starting their own 24 hour countdown clock until you can repeat the trade.
Even if you've got some multi-day crops growing and you're not going to be using your Puff Puff Points soon, I recommend trading for refills whenever you can, building up a nice reserve.
Here's the feature announcement by the developers:
The devs of Pot Farm have been trying to think up ways to help farmers plant and harvest faster. This has resulted in our latest feature, the 4x Plant and 4x Harvest tool which runs on Puff Puff Points! (As of 5/31/11, a 4x Fertilize tool has also been added.)
Your quick and awesome 4x Harvesting and Planting tool runs on Puff Puff Points which are contained in this..."bottle" here:
If you hover over this bottle you'll see the # of Puff Puff Points you have left. Pretty easy peasy huh! All you need to know is that each plot = 1 Puff Puff Point, and that your Puff Puff meter refills every day on it's own. If you don't want to wait around you can always refill it with the products from contraptions and gifts! :) Keep spare bottles on hand. There's no limit to how many bottle you can keep to charge your tool!
Where can I find Puff Puff Passes?
Under Tending in the Shop!
How can I buy more Puff Puff Points with products?
How can I buy more Puff Puff Points with Pot Bucks?
We hope you love this new feature! ~ The Pot Farm Devs
Released June 10, 2011. Was only available for about a month. From the developers: "If you see a protection puzzle post, click it to find pieces of the puzzle! But watch out, you need to have the right protection rating to unlock each piece! The puzzle will reveal a picture of Ranger Dick in a compromising situation! Unlock all of the pieces to win an exclusive prize!" Man, I hope I'm not too blazed to figure this out!
You get an Anti-Ranger Sign for completing the puzzle. It offers +50 protection and takes zero spaces. It won't be available in the game elsewhere.
You also get an xp bonus each time you get a puzzle piece. You can get 6 puzzle pieces every 24 hours.
Reindeer were first released with the 2012 Christmas Theme. They returned for the 2013 Christmas Theme. When available, you find them in the lower left corner of the game. Click the Reindeer icon to buy them.
Players bought "reindeer traps" to get reindeer. Upgrade a reindeer trap with one each Candy Canes, Christmas Cookies and Christmas Lights. Finish upgrading with 3 helpers and you get one of the 9 reindeer shown. (Click pictures for more details.)
REPEATERS: This site has a whole page on Repeaters.
Posts in discussion boards offering thousands of Free Facebook Credits are SCAMS! If you click on them, some can even spam your friends or discussion boards without you knowing. Spamming groups can get you banned from them.
If you already clicked on one of these, go to your list of allowed apps and remove anything you don't recognize. Otherwise, the app could spam in your name!
There are a few valid sites out there that offer Facebook credits in return for completing offers or doing internet searches. However, you WILL NOT get anything for spamming discussion boards. Any site that says you will is a scam. One real site that I recommend is 4Loot. You won't get the thousands that the scammers promise, but it's very little effort and it can add up. Personally, I've gotten over 100 Facebook credits from them.
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Awesome new feature. The gift box is now sorted and has tabs to filter it. "Plants" actually refers to seeds. "Buildings" includes all items that take up space. "Decorations" are items that don't take up space. "Products" are items that cannot be placed on the farm. "Tending" is just guano and puff passes.
NOTE: This sort does NOT recognize numbers as values. It is strictly alphabetical. You'll see the following order: 10x, 20x, 2X, 3X, 4X, 9X, followed by regular 1X seeds (since they don't use a 1X designation.) Check it out. You'll understand when you see it. Though it would be nice to see all versions of a particular seed type together, ANY type of sort is an improvement.
Sadly, the Pot Farm store at thepotfarmstore.com was closed sometime between October and November 2011. Click to see the archived site. According to one of the developers, "It was costing a lot to run. And not many people were buying." I'll treasure my PF shirt even more now! If I find out a way to order Pot Farm gear, I'll be sure to post it here.
These seeds were introduced on December 10, 2010 and were only available through early January 2011. They are no longer in the main seed chart because it is no longer available.
"Super" Cane (4X): This was purchased for $1 pot buck and gave you 4 sugar cane plants on a single plot. It unlocked at level 19, offered 28 protection, 4 planting xp, 16 harvesting xp, grew in 7 hours. The 4 plants grown on a single spot sold for a total of 500 coins.
"Xmas" Sugarcane (1X): This was available as a gift only. It was available to any level, offered 7 protection, 4 harvesting xp, grew in 7 hours, sold for 125 coins.
Pay double for a seed, get double xp and 2 plants. The individual plants in your stash sell for the same price as before, but now you get twice as many. In some cases, the planting xp isn't exactly double, but in those cases, the harvesting xp makes up for it so the TOTAL of the two is indeed double.
Planting supercrops simply let you accomplish awards more quickly.
2x crops start opening up at level 40. At level 58, we start seeing 3x seeds that get you triple xp and 3 plants.
Supercrop unlock levels and planting/harvesting data are listed in the SEED CHART.
This is the product of two contraptions, the Love Machine and the Love In. Visit the contraptions page for details and the awards page to see the awards available. (The top award for Sweet Love is the highest XP ever offered for a contraption!)
Unfortunately, the ingredients were available as gifts only for a limited time. The 4 ingredients occasionally still show up when visiting neighbors. You can also find them on your news feed when your friends share them.
EXCITING NEWS: Starting Mar 16, 2011, the Love Pigs now give items for the Sweet Love contraptions every 12 hours: Choco Love Pig=Chocolates, Love Pig=Love Oil, Rosy Love Pig=Roses, Bubbly Love Pig=Champagne.
The "GURU BAR" TOOLBAR puts some handy Pot Farm and Pot Farm Info links at your fingertips and allows players to send gifts to anyone (not just neighbors). This free toolbar also offers an internet radio player, a Facebook tool, a link to the PFI Twitter page to keep you up-to-date on all the Pot Farm Info news, and more. Read about it and get download info HERE.
Upgrading in Pot Farm is a little confusing as they call two completely different things "upgrades".
Many items in game, require upgrading before you can use them. (I refer to this as "building".) Look for the tiny uprade icon (yellow arrow in a blue circle) to the lower left of the item. You want to hover directly over the upgrade icon (circle with arrow in it) such that the upgrade icon's colors reverse (blue arrow in yellow circle, rather than yellow arrow in blue circle). When you have it highlighted, click. I suggest zooming in through the game and by right clicking and selecting zoom to be able to get that tiny bugger. (Note that if you hover over the item itself, the item gets highlighted (an outline). The upgrade icon needs to be clicked to do the upgrade.
Most items that require upgrading are done in two parts. The first part of the upgrade shows you what products you need in your stash. Once you complete that part of the upgrade, most items require inviting or hiring helpers. You can pay $1 pot buck for each helper needed, or you can invite your neighbors to help for free. To invite helpers, click on any of the invite buttons from the upgrade page. This will give you a list of your neighbors. Click the ones you want to send to (just like sending gifts from the gift page). They will receive the help request in their game message center and can click it to help you. Helper progress will not be shown until you reload the game. NOTE: You do not need to click each individual invite button and send invites for each position you need to fill. Any of the invite buttons will get you helpers for that item upgrade. If you're inviting helpers for multiple items, you will need to hire each separately. Once all the helpers have been hired or have accepted your invitation, you click DO IT! from the upgrade page and the upgrade is complete.
Storage structures can be UPGRADED to hold more items. This is a different kind of upgrade. You simply use a certain amount of LUMBER (which is giftable) and your storage structure is upgraded. See the STORAGE PAGE for more details.
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