Real easy.You must plow first and the select the vegetable you want to plant Start planting crops. When they are ready to harvest, go to the market place to sell them for coins. The more coins, the more you can buy such as houses, fences, animals, ect. when you progress enough, you can go to the maket place to hire fellow farmers to plow, or harvest for you. As you progress, more kinds of vegetables are unlocked that are more profitable. Starts out real slow at first, but once you get going, you earn big $$. Hope this helps. Yes it is addicting.