FarmVille 2 Cheats & Tips: Plant lengthy crops right before a level-up

If you're just getting started in FarmVille 2, you might have been disappointed by how quickly the game hits a paywall, requiring you to either wait for Wheat to grow (as part of a quest) or pay real money to harvest it instantly. You'll hit this point after about ten minutes of play, which is definitely disappointing, but luckily, if you spend just a few more moments after this point on the farm, you'll find one of the game's best qualities.

Whether this is a permanent feature or just an introductory boost, each time you level up in FarmVille 2, any crops or trees that are currently growing on your farm will become instantly ready. UPDATE: We've confirmed with Zynga that this feature is permanent. Whether it's strawberries, which take 24 hours, or tomatoes, which take just 60 seconds, these items will skip their complete growth cycle and will be ready to harvest in a matter of seconds. In the case of the game's beginning, this is literally what saves the game from hitting such an early wall and allows you continue playing. Later on in the game, it could make the difference between waiting a day to finish a quest and waiting just a few minutes.

As you play, you'll be able to track your XP status via the bright purple bar at the top of the screen, so whenever the bar is almost full, you can plan your actions accordingly, planting long growth time crops across your entire farm. This also goes for trees, which you'd want to harvest and water before leveling up so that you can claim another bushel of fruit from each tree much faster than if you had to wait each tree's full growth time.

Since this feature does depend on a bit of luck, you might not be able to take full advantage of this instant growth potential each and every time you level up in the game, but if you happen to know that you're about to go up a level, make sure to make the most of it and make progress on your farm that much faster!

Good luck, and stay tuned for more cheats and tips about FarmVille 2 on Facebook!

What do you think of FarmVille 2's instant growth bonus when you level-up? Do you think you'll be able to plan ahead each time to truly take advantage of the feature? Sound off in the comments!