POT FARM INFO'S GUIDE TO "GRASS ROOTS"

This fan site is a guide to the Android game, Pot Farm GRASS ROOTS. This game was created by Eastside Games, the same folks who make "Pot Farm", the Facebook game. In May 2016, they released an Apple version, "Bud Farm: Grass Roots" that is nearly identical.

POT Farm: Grass Roots (Android)

Download "Pot Farm: Grass Roots" from Google Play: Grass Roots. Watch the video trailer.

To find the developers, visit their Official PFGR Facebook Page, website, and their Pot Farm: Grass Roots SUPPORT.

To discuss the game with fellow players, visit the Pot Farm Info PFGR Facebook Page. When posting about the game, be sure to indicate whether you're referring to Android or Apple version (Pot Farm, or BUD Farm).

Looking for PFGR neighbors? Check out the ADD LIST.

BUD Farm: Grass Roots (iPhone)

Download "BUD Farm: Grass Roots" from iTunes: "Bud Farm: Grass Roots".

For BUD FARM: Grass Roots, visit their Official BFGR Facebook Page, website, and their Bud Farm: Grass Roots SUPPORT.

Why the numbers in this guide don't match the game.

I see lots of questions about why the game has different requirements and outputs for different players. I finally got an answer today as a response to my request for more general information about the game. A dev wrote me: "none of this information is set in stone. As well with all of the tests we run, things like inputs, outputs, and requirements are never the same for all of our players so a guide outlining these things would likely do more damage then good for us."

Rather than having a guide trying to nail down specifics, I think I'll be modifying this so people can post details from their experience and players can discuss the general aspects of the game.

About the author of this site:

They call me the "Pot Farm Guru", aka "Guru Steve". I am an enthusiastic fellow player, not a developer of Pot Farm nor Grass Roots. (If you'd like to visit my farm, you can look me up in "budbook" in the game. My user id is "Guru Steve".) For the past 6 years, I've been running a complete guide to the game POT FARM on Facebook called "Pot Farm Info" at potfarm.info. If you play the Facebook version, check it out!

GENERAL INFO:

Starting out: You're started off with a pretty clear tutorial. I'll be adding info on what all the buttons are for at some point.

Support: This guide and my Facebook page are here to help people understand and discuss this game. If you have problems with the game, it's fine to discuss it on my Facebook page, but to get SUPPORT from the developers of the game, visit the official Grass Roots webpage and click the envelope icon in the upper right to email them a support request.

Changing Phones: Got a new phone and want to keep your game progress? After installing the app on your new phone, the game will lead you through a few things. Once you've done that, resync with Facebook and it should ask if you'd like to use your old game save.

UPGRADING: The more upgrades you have on equipment, (lights, water pump) the more bonus buds you get. Level 1 lights and water pump equals +2 buds. Each additional upgrade gives you an additional bud.

For example, Homegrown gives 5-14 base buds (that's totally random, lottery style), plus up to 4 buds for the watering (each watering gives one bonus bud), plus whatever equipment bonus you get based on level of upgrade.

Click the UPGRADE tab for more info.

Mastering Plants: Achieving higher mastery levels for plants appears to increase the base yield of buds per plant.

Buying Guano: When you try to use guano, but don't have enough to finish the plant your trying to grow, you'll be asked if you want to buy some. Prices are as follows:
10 for 29 pot bucks
40 for 99 pot bucks
250 for 499 pot bucks

Help from your friends: Click a growing plant to get the option to request help from your friends. It shows an exclamation on your pot is when you've asked a friend for help.

To Purchase Pot Bucks: Wad (x200) 4.99 CAD Stack (x1000) 19.99 CAD

To Purchase Coins: Pocketful (x1000) 10 PBs, Handful (x10000) 49 PBs, Sackful (x50000) 199 PBs

BUS STOP brings you WORKERS, SLACKERS, POPULATION:

With a recent update, workers are now easier to get at the bus stop and require you to complete only ONE task for them.

The bus stop unlocks at level 11 to allow you to fill some of those opening (in the mill, dairy, etc).

When you complete all of the tasks for a worker, they are automatically added to your population. This increases the small green Slacker meter that represents how packed your town is! (Click on your population sign to see how many more are needed to open up another slacker spot.)

As that meter fills up, and hits the end, you will earn a NEW Slacker spot on your farm. Slackers are workers that you can place directly on your farm, which spend their time smokin' up and earn you FREE coins when you tap on them. You start with 1 available Slacker spot, and as you put more workers in your population, you can earn new spots, all the way up to 13!

Once you exit out of this screen, you will then be prompted to assign the person to a place, or boot them out!

After completing their task, you can send them to work (top option), make them a "slacker" (middle option), or give them the boot (bottom option).

Sending them to work: If you have a opening for their line of work (an open spot in the mill for a mill worker, etc), you can send them to work. Different workers offer different xp bonuses so if you find a new mill worker and your mill is already full, check to see if the new mill worker is better than your existing ones. If so, you can replace the old one with the new one and send the old one to be a slacker or to the population. (Notice the green up arrow or red down arrow when you click on an unplaced worker. That indicates whether they offer more or less XP than your current worker(s).)

Make them a slacker: Slackers just stand on your farm and give you coins now and then. The higher your population, the more slackers you're allowed.

Give them the boot: You'll get a parting gift from them and they'll ride away in the bus.

NOTE: If you don't dig the vibe of someone at the bus stop (or don't want to bother with their task), you can always send them away by clicking the red trash can icon. That will get the next worker there sooner rather than waiting for them to leave on their own.

The Mill produces POT FLOUR:
Grind homegrown into flour for baking!

The mill is built on the bank of the river to the right of the job board. Once you build it, you'll need a worker. Workers show up on the farm and at the bus stop (across the street from your dispensary). Some workers will be for the mill, others will be for the dairy, bakery, etc.

Once you build it and get a worker, you'll be able to run it. It requires Homegrown buds. Every so many runs, you'll need to do maintenance. The meter in the upper left corner shows how close you are to needing maintenance. It will require some supplies and some time to fix and get running again.

10/30/2014 Update: Make up to 6 POT FLOUR at a time! Upgrades are here! I don't know what level you need to be to unlock the upgrade, but if you click your mill and then click the hammer icon on the 2nd worker, you'll see the upgrade option. If it's still locked, you'll see a lock icon instead of a hammer. Clicking the lock shows when it unlocks.)

UPGRADE REQUIREMENTS:

*I'm not sure what the original building requirements were. I need to check my notes.

The Dairy produces WEED BUTTER:
Let's get buttered, dude!

The dairy is built on the right of your property between the pasture and the mill, directly east of your grow building. Once you build it, you'll need a worker. Workers show up on the farm and at the bus stop (across the street from your dispensary). Some workers will be for the dairy, others will be for the mill, bakery, etc.

Once you build it and get a worker, you'll be able to run it. It requires MILK from the DAIRY (and some buds). Every so many runs, you'll need to do maintenance. The meter in the upper left corner shows how close you are to needing maintenance. It will require some supplies and some time to fix and get running again.

10/30/2014 Update: Upgrades are here! When you reach level 26, you'll be able to upgrade your dairy to make Ice Cream! Click the hammer icon on the 2nd worker to see the upgrade option. (If it's still locked, you'll see a lock icon instead of a hammer. Clicking the lock shows when it unlocks.)

UPGRADE REQUIREMENTS: (Coming soon)

*I'm not sure what the original building requirements were. I need to check my notes.

The Bakery produces BUD BREAD:
Use flour to bake some bread!

The bakery is built in the left corner of your property between your storage and dispensary building. Once you build it, you'll need a worker. Workers show up on the farm and at the bus stop (across the street from your dispensary). Some workers will be for the bakery, others will be for the mill, dairy, etc.

Once you build it and get a worker, you'll be able to run it. It requires FLOUR from the MILL. Every so many runs, you'll need to do maintenance. The meter in the upper left corner shows how close you are to needing maintenance. It will require some supplies and some time to fix and get running again.

10/30/2014 Update: Make SPACE CAKE! Upgrades are here! I don't know what level you need to be to unlock the upgrade, but if you click your bakery and then click the hammer icon on the 2nd worker, you'll see the upgrade option. If it's still locked, you'll see a lock icon instead of a hammer. Clicking the lock shows when it unlocks.)

UPGRADE REQUIREMENTS:

*I'm not sure what the original building requirements were. I need to check my notes.

The Pasture produces MAUI MILK:
Feed cows Maui Waui to make delicious milk!

The pasture is built on the right of your property just to the right and slightly up from your grow building. Once you build it, you'll need a worker (cow). Find cows above the pasture. (I've also seen cows show up at the bus stop across the street from your dispensary.)

Once you build it and get a worker, you'll be able to run it. It requires Maui Waui buds. Every so many runs, you'll need to do maintenance. The meter in the upper left corner shows how close you are to needing maintenance. It will require some supplies and some time to fix and get running again.

10/30/2014 Update: Make up to 12 MILK at a time! Upgrades are here! I don't know what level you need to be to unlock the upgrade, but if you click your pasture and then click the hammer icon on the 2nd worker (cow), you'll see the upgrade option. If it's still locked, you'll see a lock icon instead of a hammer. Clicking the lock shows when it unlocks.)

UPGRADE REQUIREMENTS:

*I'm not sure what the original building requirements were. I need to check my notes.

SEED INFO: Here's info on the seeds you can purchase and grow. If you have info for anything I have marked with '???', please post it here.

LEGEND: Cost is in coins. Grow time is total grow time without watering or guano. Watering is an option to grow plants faster. (Guano grows plants instantly. The amount of guano needed to grow a plant is equal to the number of waterings remaining.)

NOTE: Achieving higher mastery levels for plants appears to increase the base yield of buds per plant.

STASH: As you progress through the game, you'll have the oppurtunity to upgrade your stash to hold more. If you run out of room, you will not be able to harvest any more plants until you sell some buds.

If you have info for anything I have marked with '???', please post it here.

WATER PUMPS:

If you have info for anything I have marked with '???', please post it here.

LIGHTS:

If you have info for anything I have marked with '???', please post it here.

GENERATOR: Each upgrade to the generator allows you to buy 2 additional pots.

If you have info for anything I have marked with '???', please post it here.

POTS:

If you have info for anything I have marked with '???', please post it here.

Vans & Dispensary: The Van and the Dispensary are tools to dispense your buds.

You first get a van at level 2. The van allows you to sell your buds to "fill orders" that come in. This brings in coins and XP. Upgrading the van allows you to get more orders at one time. The level number represents the number of orders you can get.

The dispensary unlocks at level 7. Once you build the dispensary, you'll be able to list excess parts and plants to sell to people. When you upgrade it, you'll be able to charge more for your products. The base price (what comes up when you go to sell something) stays the same, but the maximum you can charge increases. The increased maximum is expressed in a multiplier of the base price. (For example, with a level 5 dispensary, you can charge 2.0x (double) the base price for any item.)

If you have info for anything I have marked with '???', please post it here.

VAN INFO:

level/orders unlock level upgrade cost upgrade time
1 - - -
2 ? 250 2 minutes
3 ? 500 10 minutes
4 ? 1,000 30 minutes
5 ? 5,000 1 hour
6 ? 10,000 2 hours
7 ? 50,000 3 hours
8 ? 100,000 4 hours
9 ? ? ?

DISPENSARY INFO:

level unlock level max sale price upgrade cost upgrade time
1 7 1.6 - -
2 9 1.7 ? ?
3 13 1.8 ? ?
4 16 1.9 ? ?
5 19 2.0 75,000 8 hours
6 ? 2.1 100,000 12 hours
7 24 2.2 ? ?
8 24 2.3 ? ?
9 27 2.4 ? ?

PARTS:

The following list shows the "base price" for items sold through the dispensary. This is the price in coins that comes up as the default when you go to sell an item. When you're shopping on Floydslist, you can use this to see what kind of a deal your getting.

It also shows the pot buck price for each item. Pot buck prices are the amount you'll pay to do an upgrade if you don't have the item(s) needed.

(To speed up an upgrade, it costs 1 pot buck per 5 minutes of time you'll save.)

item base price cost to upgrade
without it
used for
Baggies 200 coins 2 pot bucks stash, bakery
Gear 200 coins 2 pot bucks water pump
Hose 200 coins 2 pot bucks water pump
Bolt 300 coins 3 pot bucks grow light
Lock 300 coins 3 pot bucks stash
Nails 400 coins 4 pot bucks storage
Boxes 500 coins 5 pot bucks storage
Power Cord 600 coins 6 pot bucks generator
Bulb 600 coins 6 pot bucks grow light
Duct Tape 600 coins 6 pot bucks storage
Filter 800 coins 8 pot bucks water pump
Fuse 1000 coins 10 pot bucks generator
Scale 1600 coins 16 pot bucks stash
Timer 2000 coins 20 pot bucks grow light
Gas Can 2400 coins 24 pot bucks generator, removing trees
Lumber 1200 coins 12 pot bucks dairy, bakery, mill

NOTE: Get LUMBER by removing trees from your farm. Different types of trees require different amounts of gas cans to remove and give different amount of lumber when removed.

STORAGE

You use storage in Grass Roots to store parts in for upgrading items. Some parts are easier to come by than others. As you progress in the game you'll be able to expand your storage to hold more.

storage level unlock level capacity boxes nails tape time
1 1 ?? 0 0 0 0
2 ?? 12 2 0 0 30 sec
3 ?? 18 3 2 0 1 min 30 sec
4 ?? 24 5 5 0 ???
5 ?? 36 7 7 0 ???
6 ?? 48 12 12 4 5 min
7 16 76 14 14 8 45 min
8 16 88 15 15 15 1 hr
9 16 110 20 20 20 1 hr 30 min
10 16 122 20 20 20 3 hours
11 16 134 25 25 25 6 hours
12 ?? 146 30 30 30 ???
13 ?? ??? 35 35 35 ???

LEVEL INFO:

level XP to reach Receive
PBs
Receive
other
Unlocks
2 30 5 100 coins, 2 baggies Maui Waui
3 ??? 5 3 hoses Hose, Water Pump Level 2
4 100 5 1 bulb, 1 box Northern Lights, Bulb, Grow Light Level 2
5 200 5 1 baggies Lock, Gear
6 350 5 1 power cord OG Kush, Power Cord, Generator Level 2
7 500 5 1 lock Nails, Dispensary Level 1
8 600 5 25 guano Purple Kush, Water Pump Level 3
9 1,000 5 1 bulb Dispensary Level 2
10 1,500 8 1 baggies Stash Level 6
11 2,000 8 1 fuse Pineapple Express, Fuse, Generator Level 3, Stash Level 7, Stash Level 8
12 3,000 8 1 lock bolt, grow light level 3
13 4,000 8 1 nails Dispensary Level 3
14 5,800 10 1 boxes, 1 baggies scale, stash level 9, stash level 10
15 7,200 10 2 bolt Strawberry Cough
16 10,000 10 1 bulb, 1 duct tape duct tape, dispensary level 4, stash level 11 and 12, storage levels 7, 8, 9, 10, and 11.
17 14,000 10 1 filter filters, pump level 4
18 20,000 10 1 scale gas can
19 26,000 10 1 gas can Dispensary level 5, Generator level 4
20 33,000 10 1 duct tape Banana Kush
21 41,000 10 1 gas can ???
22 50,000 10 1 gas can timers, grow light level 4
23 60,000 15 1 fuse, 1 boxes Stash levels 13, 14 and 15
24 71,000 15 1 bulb, 1 gas can Dispensary levels 7 and 8
25 83,000 10 1 gas can ???
26 100,000 15 Generator Level 5
27 125,000 15 ??? Dispensary level 9
28 200,000 ??? ??? ???

Quests: First added May 27, 2014, quests allow you to do stuff to earn xp, guano, pot bucks and some other goodies. Click on Uncle Floyd on the upper left corner of your farm. There are at least 39 quests currently available as listed below.

These are consecutive quests. Complete one to open up the next one.

If you've got more info, please post screenshots showing the quest and prizes HERE and I'll add the info to this guide. Thanks!

Trapdoor "quests": The trapdoor opened on ??DATE?? and asks for weed and parts. You're asked for a bunch of things in return for various rewards. Upon completion, you get ROACHY RACCOON. See below for more info. DISCUSS HERE.

Unlike QUESTS, these aren't rewards for doing things. You're actually trading the requirements for the rewards. It's similar to selling things from the job board, the requirements aren't always buds.

The following is what I've seen as a level 21 player. I'm not sure if this is different depending on level or when things may unlock.

# requirements reward
125 Pineapple Express300 xp
260 Pineapple Express, 60 OG Kush10 pot bucks
3150 Strawberry Cough750 xp
4100 Pineapple Express, 100 Strawberry Cough10 pot bucks
5150 Homegrown, 150 Purple Kush1000 xp
610 Locks, 10 Power Cords, 10 Filters25 pot bucks
7150 Maui Waui, 150 Purple Kush, 3 Gas Cans2000 xp
8250 Banana Kush30 pot bucks
9120 Pineapple Express, 120 Strawberry Cough, 120 Banana Kush3500 xp
10190 Pineapple Express, 190 Banana Kush, 10 Gas CansROACHY RACCOON

Roachy Raccoon: After completing the 10 trapdoor quests above, Roachy Raccoon starts hanging out on the stairs. Click on him to see what he wants. When you've got everything he wants in your stash, click on him again and click the confirm button in the lower right. He'll disappear for 5 minutes and come back to the stairs with a bag of loot. Click it to collect. He then goes to sleep for 4 hours. After that, you can repeat the process. DISCUSS HERE.

NOTE: It's not clear yet if these are random or if they are the same for everyone. Here's there requirements I saw and the rewards I received.

# requirements reward
139 Strawberry Cough, 25 OG Kush, 2 Filters?
246 Pineapple Express, 50 Purple Kush, 1 Filter?
338 Pineapple Express, 37 OG Kush, 3 Hoses33 pot bucks
444 Northern Lights, 49 Banana Kush, 1 Power Cord1 gear
536 Northern Lights, 35 Banana Kush, 3 Power Cords2 light bulbs
628 Pineapple Express, 35 OG Kush, 2 Bolts2 light bulbs
735 Northern Lights, 25 Banana Kush, 3 Power Cords1 gear
825 Maui Waui, 41 Purple Kush, 1 Baggies14,717 coins
927 Maui Waui, 35 OG Kush, 2 Filter3 gears
1038 Maui Waui, 27 OG Kush, 2 Power Cords2 light bulbs
1135 Northern Lights, 46 Banana Kush, 1 Baggies17,303 coins
1232 Strawberry Cough, 25 OG Kush, 3 Power Cords1 timer
1348 Pineapple Express, 49 OG Kush, 3 Filters23 pot bucks
1444 Pineapple Express, 36 Banana Kush, 2 Hoses?