SoS: FoMT Hoe Tool Guide (How To Upgrade + How To Use It)

Equipping the Mythic Hoe in SoS:FoMT

The first step to planting seeds in Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town is to hoe the ground to till the soil and get it ready to accept seeds.

Using the Hoe to till a square tile of land in your field will allow you to plant one seed bag, which takes up a 3×3 field per bag.

This guide lists all the ways to use the Hoe, and how to upgrade it at the Blacksmith’s Forge for maximum efficiency.

The farmer creates a 9x9 field on the farm. / Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town
The farmer creates a 9×9 field on the farm.

How To Use the Hoe

To use the Hoe, just stand in front of a tillable area and use the action button.

Each swing of the basic Hoe will cost you 2 STA.

The farmer hoes a single tile on the farm. / Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town
The farmer hoes a single tile on the farm.

Sometimes you can get coins or even a Power Berry by tilling the ground in your field.

Tip: A mole can also pop up on your farm while tilling land – and if you successfully whack 100 moles, you can get 1 Farm Degree Point to add to your achievements.

Keep hoeing the ground until you’ve created at least a 3×3 square of tilled soil. Then you can finally use the seed bag to cover the whole area.

The farmer plants a 3x3 Turnip field. / Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town
The farmer plants a 3×3 Turnip field.

Remember to water the seeds using the Watering Can after you’ve planted them!

All Hoe Upgrades

Tilling each tile on your farm one by one is a really time-consuming task – and it can use up all of your stamina before you know it.

Upgrading the Hoe is the best way to make this chore more efficient. And these upgrades even make it easier to create custom layouts in your field!

The farmer buys a Hoe upgrade from Saibara. / Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town
The farmer buys a Hoe upgrade from Saibara.

After you’ve successfully claimed your upgraded Hoe, hold the action button to “charge” and use it with more power.

Here’s a full list of every Hoe upgrade, along with what each upgrade offers and how much they each cost.

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Hoe Blacksmith Upgrades
Upgrade Exp. Required Price Ore Needed Range
Iron (Basic) 0% Till 1 tile
Copper 10% 1,000 G Copper Ore Till 2 tiles
Silver 28% 2,000 G Silver Ore Till 3 tiles
Gold 55% 3,000 G Gold Ore Till a 2×2 field
Mithril 100% 5,000 G Mithril Ore Till a 3×3 field
Cursed 100% Unlock the Cursed Hoe from the 39th floor of the Lake Mine Till a 6×5 field
Blessed 100% Ask Carter to bless the Cursed Hoe 5 times
Mythic 100% 50,000 G Mythic Ore Till a 9×9 field

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