The spinach is a special fall crop in Harvest Moon: Back to Nature. Its seeds become available at the supermarket after shipping 100 carrots, 100 eggplants, 100 sweet potatoes, and 100 green peppers. It is important to unlock the spinach seeds in order to complete the recipe list in the game.
Where to buy Seeds: At the Supermarket (After shipping 100 each of the other fall crops)
Days to Grow: 5 days
Renewable Crop: No
Important Note: Each bag of seeds has 9 seeds that will fill a 3×3 square of tilled soil when planted. If you plant any seed on untilled soil, it will not grow and you will lose it forever.
Profit Using 3×3 and Fat-C Method
For non-renewable crops, we will calculate the profit per bag per day with the formula (Total Profit per Bag / Days to Grow).
|Seed Bag Cost
|Price per Crop
|Total Revenue per Bag
|Total Profit per Bag
|Profit per Bag per Day
|Maximum Harvests per Season
|Maximum Profit per Season
The Fat-C Method
This planting method involves tilling a 3×3 square of soil and leaving one square on the edge untilled, planting just 8 crops instead of 9. This is the most efficient method of planting crops during the early stages of the game since the center crop is inaccessible without an upgraded watering can.
You can use spinach as a main ingredient in vegetable-based recipes and as an optional ingredient in other recipes.
As Main Ingredient: Greens, Miso Soup
As Optional Ingredient: Curry, Fried Rice, Mixed Juice, Rice Omelet, Stew, Stir Fry, Veggie Latte, Vegetable Juice, Veggie Pancake
Most people in the game will react positively when receiving spinach. Instead of giving the crop directly as a present, it is better to first create a recipe using it.
Characters Who Love Spinach
These character’s affection levels will significantly increase if you give them spinach.
Characters Who Hate Spinach
These character’s affection levels will significantly decrease if you give them spinach.
- You can use spinach as an offering to the Harvest Goddess by tossing it into the waterfall.
- Spinach is the only ingredient of the recipe “Greens”, which means you must unlock spinach first in order to complete the recipe list. Completing the recipe list will count towards your overall progress and completion of the game.