Players can plant different types of fruits and vegetables in Minecraft, however, they first need to obtain seeds, craft farming tools and prepare the land before planting.
Minecraft features multiple activities to keep players busy in the virtual world. There is an endless variety of things to do, and one of the most enjoyable activities that many players overlook is farming. Farming is almost as important as mining, as players obtain food and other supplies they cannot get elsewhere.
Cropping is one of Minecraft’s oldest activities. It was added during February 2010 in the third phase of the game’s development. To plant crops, players need seeds. There are currently four seeds available in the game: melon, pumpkin, beetroot and melon. However, players are also able to plant carrots, sugar cane, potatoes, chorus flowers, mushrooms and cocoa beans, among others.
Players can also obtain seeds in multiple ways. Wheat seeds can be obtained by destroying grass. As grass is quite common in Minecraft, it is fairly easy to get wheat seeds. Beetroot seeds can be harvested from the village farms or players can find them in chests. While melons and pumpkins need to be crafted to obtain seeds.
After obtaining seeds, players need to craft a Hoe. The tool can be crafted at a crafting station, however, players need two sticks and material of their choice to craft it. Once the Hoe is crafted, players can decide where they want to plant their seeds.
It is recommended that players plant the seeds in warm biomes, where green grass and trees grow naturally. Even though crops can grow anywhere, they grow very slow in snow, frost-covered leaves, yellowish grass and sand, among others. It is also recommended that players choose a flat, well-lit area close to water, as this is the ideal location for planting seeds.
Once the player has decided on the area, they should prepare the farmland. Players should equip the Hoe and use it to till the ground or grass. After the player has tilled the ground, they should equip the seeds they want to plant.
To plant the seeds, the player should place them into their toolbar and equip them. After equipping the seeds, players should select a tilled soil block and right-click to plant the seed. Each seed will produce multiple fruit and vegetables if properly taken care of. It is important to note that the seeds should be watered regularly and that it might take some time before the seeds grow.
Players can improve their farm by fertilizing the crops with bone meal. They can also build a fence around the crops to protect them from mobs.