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How to Get Carrot Seeds and Grow Carrots in Stardew Valley (1.6 Update)

Now... when will we get cucumbers?

We’ve been begging for it and it’s finally here! Here’s how to get Carrot Seeds and grow Carrots in Stardew Valley.

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How to Get Carrots in Stardew Valley

Stardew Valley may be the titan of all farming simulators, but one vegetable has been painfully missing for years: carrots! These hearty root vegetables seem to be a mainstay of digital farmers everywhere… except in our beloved Stardew Valley. But now it’s possible to get Carrots in-game.

Unfortunately, Carrots can’t be bought from any store. Carrot seeds can only be found in Stardew Valley by digging up Artifact Spots or as a prize from the Mayor’s Manor.

Artifact Spots are most commonly known in the community as “worm spots” because of the three little wriggling worms on the tile. But actually finding an Artifact Spot is pretty difficult.

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Each day, Artifact Spots randomly spawn across the overworld. Artifact Spots generally only appear on tillable soil, which means that beaches and deserts are an ideal place to hunt for them. But if you’re hoping to improve your chances, Artifact Spots have the highest rate of spawning during the winter, when they can appear on grass tiles. During this time, you go from your average one Artifact Spot a day in the desert to 1.4 a day. Not a huge improvement, but it does increase your odds!

You also don’t have to worry about Artifact Spots spawning in hidden tiles behind buildings or bushes. But they can spawn in difficult-to-see locations, like behind trees you could potentially cut down.

Artifact Spots also don’t guarantee Carrot Seeds. It’s possible you’ll get a Lost Book, a Snake Skull, Golden Coconuts, artifacts (naturally), or even Mahogany Seeds. Which means that you might go days in game before you ever see those coveted seeds.

Your second option to find carrot seeds is through a Prize Ticket in the Mayor’s Manor. When you start a new game, you’ll find that carrot seeds are the first prize, and you’ll get a grand total of 12 of them! Not bad at all.

Once you have Carrot Seeds, you can simply use your hoe to dig up a tile, then plant the seed like normal. Water it, then sit back and wait.

While you wait for your brand new Carrot to grow, why not check out our guide on the chicken-focused Meadowlands farm or the best fish to get from your local pond?


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Daphne Fama
A Staff Writer at Prima Games since 2022, Daphne Fama spends an inordinate amount playing games of all stripes but has a soft spot for horror, FPS, and RPGs. When she’s not gaming, she’s an author and member of the Horror Writers Association with a debut novel coming out in 2025. In a previous life, she was an attorney but found she preferred fiction to contracts and forms