FarmVille Spring Basket has sprung: Everything you need to know

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Many of you might remember that FarmVille had a Spring Basket last year as well, and, well, it's baaaack, except this time you'll be collecting flowers instead of colorful Easter eggs. The goal? To get enough flowers to trade them in for special Spring-themed rewards. Get the gist? Below is a deeper dive on everything you need to know to get your basket brimming with blooms (and more importantly, how to call those exclusive rewards your very own ASAP).

farmville spring basket

When you log into the game, you'll get a pop up window that will let you know the 2011 version of the FarmVille Spring Basket has arrived. (You'll then be prompted to place the basket on your farm, which you can do right away -- or if you want to wait, you'll be able to find it in your gift box when you're ready.

farmville spring basket placed

Once the basket is placed, you're ready to start collecting flowers. If you're a long-time FarmViller -- than you know the drill.
You can get flowers by requesting them from friends (via the friend finder) or purchasing them yourself using Farm Cash.

farmville spring basket items

And, if you go by the whole 'give and you shall receive' maxim, then you can send flowers to friends as well. Five flowers are available to send in the Free Gifts section of the game: a Day Lily, Forget-me-not, Daffodil, Foxglove and a Alstroemeria Lily.

spring basket free gifts flowers

Once you get enough flowers you can redeem them for six Spring-themed prizes which include the following:

Spring Arch: 5 Flowers
Flower Fountain: 30 Flowers
Flower Tower: 65 Flowers
Yellow Duck: 130 Flowers
Yellow Patch Cow: 225 Flowers
Flower Sheep: 299 Flowers

Now, not to be a whiner, but aren't sheep usually easier to get in these seasonal roll-outs? If I make an educated guess, I'd say Zynga is making it more difficult to get sheep this go-round due to the recent release of sheep breeding. Again, that's a guess -- don't quote me on that.

Oh yes, the more flowers you have, the more your basket will physically transform -- see the lineup of Spring Baskets from empty (or 'Budding') to full up below.

farmville spring basket progression

If you don't have the Spring Basket just yet -- don't fret. Like most new FarmVille features, this one is rolling out slowly and will (fingers crossed) hopefully arrive on your farm any moment.

Check out the rest of our FarmVille Cheats & Tips right here.

Did you get this year's Spring Basket yet? What items are you planning on redeeming your flowers for? Share in the comments! Add comment.
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