Spinach Crop Guide for Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town
Spinach Crop Guide for Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town

Basic Information

The player harvesting spinach | Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town
The player harvesting spinach

The spinach is a special crop that grows during fall. You can only buy its seeds at the Supermarket after you’ve shipped 100 of each of the other fall crops, excluding green peppers. The spinach is the least profitable crop to plant during fall, despite being a special crop that needs to be unlocked.

Season: Fall

Days to Mature: 5 days

Renewable Crop: No

Where to buy Seeds: Supermarket (After shipping 100 eggplants, 100 carrots, and 100 sweet potatoes)

Maximum Harvests Per Season: 5 times, assuming you plant at least on the fifth day of the season.

Tip: Watering your crops once a day is very important! Seeds and crops stop growing if you don’t water it for a day. Renewable crops will also not regrow if you forget to water them.

Profit

You can check the number of crops you’ve shipped at the “Memo” window | Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town
You can check the number of crops you’ve shipped at the “Memo” window
 Max Profit Formation (3×3)Optimized U-Shape Formation
Seed Cost200G200G
Earnings per Crop80G80G
Total Profit per Seed Bag520G440G
Profit per Day104G88G
Profit per Season2600G2200G

Note: Total Profit per Seed Bag = ((Earnings per Crop x Number of Seeds Planted) – Seed Cost))  

Max Profit Formation (3×3) vs Optimized U-Shape Formation

The 3x3 Square formation (left side), and the U-Shape formation (right side) | Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town
The 3×3 Square formation (left side), and the U-Shape formation (right side)

The best way to plant crops is the U-Shape Formation. This method of planting crops ensures that no seed goes to waste since you can water and harvest them all. This is the optimal way of planting renewable crops.

The 3×3 formation is the best in terms of profit. You should only use the 3×3 square formation if you have an upgraded watering can, as you won’t be able to reach the crop at the center of the square without it. It’s also wise to use the 3×3 formation when planting non-renewable crops.

Gifting

The player gives Mary spinach as a gift | Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town
The player gives Mary spinach as a gift.

The crops you grow on your farm make excellent gifts to the townspeople. You can increase its effect on the townspeople’s affection by wrapping it in wrapping paper at the Supermarket before gifting it to them.

Love
None
Like
Karen, Mary
Neutral
Ann, Cliff, Doctor, Elli, Gray, Kai, Popuri, Rick, Harvest Goddess, Won, Anna, Barley, Basil, Carter, Doug, Duke, Ellen, Gotz, Harris, Jeff, Lillia, Manna, May, Saibara, Sasha, Stu, Mayor Thomas, Zack

Recipes

You can cook a vegetable dish called “Greens” using spinach | Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town
You can cook a vegetable dish called “Greens” using spinach

Recipes require one major ingredient, utensils, and seasonings. You can use spinach as an ingredient for the following recipes:

  • Curry Rice
  • Vegetable Juice
  • Vegetable Latte
  • Greens
  • Omelet