Starfield Adhesive Farming Guide: Best Locations to Get Adhesive Fast and Cheap

Learn how to farm Adhesives fast in Starfield!

by Christian Bognar
Adhesive Resource Starfield How to Get
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Resources are essential in Starfield as they can be used for weapon upgrades and research purposes. The problem is that resources are very scarce and can be challenging to find. One of the rarest resources is Adhesives. This guide will explain the best places and ways to farm Adhesives fast in Starfield.

How to Get Adhesive Fast and Cheap in Starfield

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The best and cheapest way to farm Adhesive in Starfield is by creating an outpost with a Greenhouse on a planet that contains Sweetwater Cactus. I recommend building the outpost on Gagarin in the Alpha Centauri system, filled with Sweetwater Cacti.

How to Build a Greenhouse for Adhesives in Starfield

Before you can start making your Greenhouse to farm Adhesive in Starfield, you must unlock level 1 in Botany. Botany is in the second tier of Science, meaning you’ll have to progress there first.

To get a Greenhouse up and running and producing Adhesives, you’ll need three main components: Greenhouse, Extractor Water Vapor, and Wind Turbine. Below, you can learn which materials you need for each.


  • 3x Reactive Gauges (1x Aluminum, 1x Iron)
  • 5x Adaptive Frames (2x Aluminum, 1x Copper)
  • 4x Fluorine
  • 3x Sealant

Extractor – Water Vapor

  • 5x Aluminum
  • 3x Benzene
  • 4x Membrane

Wind Turbine

  • 5x Aluminum
  • 3x Nickel
  • 2x Cobalt

Related: Where to Get Structural Material in Starfield

Once you create the outpost with a Greenhouse, your next step is to scan the Sweetwater Cacti enough times until it’s 100% scanned. Doing this will allow you to develop it in the Greenhouse. This info will show up in the control panel of the building.

After hooking water to the Greenhouse and building the necessary infrastructure, it will start to produce Adhesive. You can then go to bed or wait to pass the time, speeding up the amount of Adhesive your Greenhouse produces.

Farm Adhesives from Vendors

Another way to get Adhesive is by visiting vendors with it in stock. The main vendor in New Homestead on Titan, located in the Sol System, usually has Adhesives in stock. Also, you can visit Jemison Mercantile in New Atlantis, Amoli Bava in New Atlantis, or UC Exchange in Cydonia.

While this will cost you credits, it’s a great way to get an ample supply if you can afford it. Buy all the Adhesives from the vendor and then wait or sleep 48 local in-game hours to restock the vendor’s inventory.

- This article was updated on September 27th, 2023

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Christian has been a writer of Attack of the Fanboy for over a year and has covered Shadows of Rose, Lords of the Fallen, Remnant 2, Lies of P, and more; his favorite genre is Survival Horror. He has a business degree but felt the need to take his love for video games to the gaming community. Outside of writing, you can find him listening to all types of podcasts, especially Always Sunny Podcast and Morbid True Crime.