FarmVille Herb Garden: Everything you need to know

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Are you running out of crops to master in FarmVille? I so, the new Herb Garden has been released with you in mind, as it introduces a series of Herbs to the game that can be planted and mastered over time. This Herb Garden may not appear immediately when you login to your farm, but you can find it available for purchase for five coins in the market. We're here with a guide on what makes this Herb Garden tick, thanks to Zynga. Let's get started!

Once you place the Herb Garden, its timer immediately begins counting down to the availability of Thai Basil seeds. You'll need to wait 23 hours to collect 20 Seeds, and in the meantime, you can work on collecting building materials to expand the Herb Garden and increase the amount of seeds you'll collect each day. The first expansion stage requires 10 Clay Pots, 10 bags of Special Soil and 10 Peat Pellets. All of these items are earned by asking your friends to send them to you through individual requests rather than news feed posts.
From there, you'll be able to complete four more upgrades, taking your Seed total to a whopping 900 Seeds per day. However, this is much easier said than done, as seen below:

Stage 3: 20 Clay Pots, 20 Special Soils and 20 Peat Pellets

Stage 4: 30 Clay Pots, 30 Special Soils and 30 Peat Pellets

Stage 5: 40 Clay Pots, 40 Special Soils and 40 Peat Pellets

Stage 6: 50 Clay Pots, 50 Special Soils and 50 Peat Pellets
As for unlocking more herbs, this is accomplished via "chained" planting. That is, you'll need to master one herb before unlocking the next, and so on. Here's a complete rundown of the different herbs that are available to plant and master as of this writing.

Thai Basil
Thyme (master Thai Basil)
Rosemary (master Thyme)
Marjoram (master Rosemary)
Parsley (master Marjoram)
French Tarragon (master Parsley)
Oregano (master French Tarragon)
Sorrel (master Oregano)
Shiso (master Sorrel)
Cilantro (master Shiso)

There's always the potential for more herbs to be released in this event in the future, so the upgrades really are worthwhile in the long run. Still, there's no time limit forcing you to rush through these upgrades or mastery levels, so feel free to work on everything at your own pace. Good luck!

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What do you think of this Herb Garden? Will you immediately start working on mastering these crops, or will you wait until you're out of traditional crops to master first? Sound off in the comments!
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