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Minecraft Crop Farming

There are so many different aspects to Minecraft. There is building, mining, but another aspect of Minecraft is farming. Farming is a great way to gather food to keep your hunger up. In this tutorial, you are going to learn the basics of farming, a semi-automatic farm, and a fully automatic farm.

Table of Contents

  1. Sowing
  2. Harvesting
  3. Semi-Automatic Farming
  4. Fully-Automatic Farming
  5. FAQs
  6. Conclusion


When starting a farm in Minecraft, you first need to know how to create farmland. To do this, you need to sow dirt. Sowing dirt is very easy. The first thing you need to do is get a hoe. Hoes are really easy to craft in Minecraft. There are six hoes in Minecraft, but the only difference between them is durability. They don’t make better farmland so all you really need to do is craft a wooden hoe. To do this, you need two sticks and two wooden planks. It is really easy to get wooden planks. To get wooden planks, all you need to do is punch a tree and get oak wood. You can then turn one piece of oak wood into four wooden planks in your crafting table.

Wooden Plank in Minecraft

Now that you have gotten your wooden planks, you can place them in the crafting table. Make sure to stack them on top of each other like in the pattern below. This will enable you to craft sticks.

Crafting a Stick


Now that you have your two sticks and two wooden planks, all you have to do is combine them together in a crafting table.

Crafting a wooden hoe

Now that you have your wooden hoe, all you have to do is right-click a dirt or grass block. This will sow the block into farmland. Remember that you need water around the farmland in order to keep the farmland fertile.

Minecraft Farmland

It is recommended to get a stone hoe so that your hoe doesn’t run out of durability while you are farming. To craft a stone hoe, all you have to do is get two blocks of cobblestone and combine them with two sticks in a crafting table.


Harvesting crops in Minecraft is really easy. All you have to do is right-click farmland with seeds and this will plant the seeds. After a set amount of time, the seeds will grow into full plants. Once this happens, all you need to do is is break the plant. Breaking the plant will drop the finished product plus some extra seeds so you can replant them. There are so many different types of plants that you can farm on farmland. There are seeds that turn into wheat, beetroots, carrots, potatoes, pumpkins, and melons.

Semi-Automatic Farming


In Minecraft, there are two different types of farms. The first is a semi-automatic farm. This is considered semi-automatic because it requires some labor, but only like the press of a button or the flick of a lever. Once you have done this, some sort of mechanism will trigger and destroy the crops. Then, all you have to do is replant the seeds. This can be done with items like dispensers that will shoot out water and destroy the crops.

Fully-Automatic Farming

The second type of farm is a fully-automatic farm. A fully automatic farm is for crops that you don’t have to destroy in order for them to regrow. Some crops can be sugar cane, cactus, melons, or pumpkins. These blocks mostly utilize observers to get the job done. Once an observer detects a block or entity in front of it, it will trigger a Redstone signal that will lead to pistons and destroy the crops around them.


What are the best farms to make in Minecraft?

The best farms to make in Minecraft food-wise are cow farms.

What is the most efficient way to farm in Minecraft?

The most efficient way to farm in Minecraft is to create a 9x9 farmland square with one water source block in the middle. This will allow 80 crops to grow at a time.

How much water does a farm need in Minecraft?

Farmland only needs one source of water within a three-block radius to grow the crops on top of them and to stay fertile.

What is the fastest-growing crop in Minecraft?

Sugar cane and cactus grow the fastest in Minecraft, but food-wise it’s potatoes and carrots that grow the fastest.

How many minutes does it take for wheat to grow in Minecraft?

Wheat takes 24 minutes to grow in Minecraft, so many sure to plant multiple seeds in order to get more wheat at a time.

Do trees need water in Minecraft?


No, trees do not need water to grow.


Now that you know how to farm crops in Minecraft, make sure you create a farm in your world. This will help with food so that you never have to work on food again, and you will never run out of hunger!

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