Minecraft: Guide to creating Crop Farms with Tips

What crops can you plant and farm?

Crops are a great source to keep your stomach full. Both in real life and in Minecraft. Now that makes having a farm a very important thing and if you don’t know how to do that yet, we’ve got your back. Farming is a fairly easy process once you get the hang of it. So, in this guide, we will look at how to plant Crop Farms in Minecraft with tips that will give you some more points to take note of while planting.

List of Crops you can plant

You can plant the following crops:

  • Wheat
  • Carrot
  • Potatoes
  • Beetroot
  • Sweet Berries
  • Melons
  • Pumpkins
  • Bamboo
  • Sugarcane
  • Cactus
  • Kelp
  • Nether Wart
  • Chorus Fruit

That was a list of plants which you can grow and consider the “What” of this list. Now, we’ll be moving on to the “How” of this Minecraft crop farms guide.

How each crop should be planted in Minecraft


What you’ll need: Wheat seeds, Hoe, Water, dirt/grass block, good lighting

Wheat is one of the most commonly grown plants in the game. In order to start a wheat farm, you’ll need seeds that you’ll get from breaking grass blocks or from chests. You can also get seeds from a pre-existing farm in a village. Once you have the seeds, grab a hoe and find some dirt and use the hoe to turn it into farmland. Make sure that this dirt has water close to it so that your crops grow well. Once you’ve got the farmland, simply plant the seeds and then go do something else for a while. Within a couple of Minecraft days, your crops would be looking fresh and healthy. At that point, you can break the wheat block to get the wheat and seeds which you can plant back in.

That’s all there is to maintaining a wheat farm!


What you’ll need: Carrots, water, hoe, dirt/ grass ball, good lighting

The process of growing carrots is a bit different from growing wheat. Grab some carrots (they can be found in pre-existing village farms or chests), find some land with water close by, directly plant it and then come back in a while to harvest it. Remember to plant some of the carrots you get.


What you’ll need: Potato, water, farmland, good lighting

Potatoes in Minecraft
Potatoes in Minecraft

Like carrots, you don’t need seeds to grow Potatoes. Instead, you can just plant a single potato and collect 2 or 3 drops when you harvest it later. You’ll need to create some farmland of course. And then some water near it as well. The potato you will have to plant can be obtained from pre-existing farms found in villages or chests.


What you’ll need: Beetroot seeds, water, farmland, good lighting

Just like the other farms till now, create some farmland next to some water and then grab some seeds. Plant them, and come back later to harvest your beetroot.

Sweet Berries

What you’ll need: Dirt/grass block, sweet berries, good lighting

Minecraft crop farms guide
Sweet Berries in Minecraft

With this one, you don’t need farmland. Instead, head to your closest Taiga biome and break some berry bushes. They’ll usually drop 2-3 sweet berries (without enchantments) which you can then plant back again. Just be careful! They can deal a little damage if you step on them.


What you’ll need: Melon seeds, farmland, water, good lighting

This one is a bit different. Melons don’t grow in the same way as other plants. Instead of growing on the same block as their seed, they grow in the 4 blocks next to it. Hence, you’ll need one empty dirt/grass block/ farmland or podzol next to the farmland on which you place the seed. Keep in mind to have some water close by!


What you’ll need: Pumpkin seeds, farmland, water, good lighting

Minecraft crop farms guide
Pumpkin in Minecraft

Just like melons, you’ll need an extra space next to the seed which you place on the farmland. Keep water close to the farmland and then come back in a while to harvest the pumpkins.


What you’ll need: Bamboo, grass blocks, dirt, coarse dirt, rooted dirt, gravel, mycelium, podzol, sand, or red sand, good lighting

Bamboo can straightaway be placed on grass blocks, dirt, coarse dirt, rooted dirt, gravel, mycelium, podzol, sand, or red sand. They don’t need water sources close by but good lighting is a must. Bamboo can grow up to 12-16 blocks.


What you’ll need: Sand, water source

Sugarcane in Minecraft
Sugarcane in Minecraft

Sugarcane can only grow on sand up to 3 blocks and needs a water source nearby. Just plant it and then come back after a while. Break just the middle block and the third one at the top will break as well. This allows the bottom block to continue growing sugarcane above it.


What you’ll need: Sand/red sand, cactus blocks

Cacti don’t need sunlight or water to grow but need empty spaces around them. It can only be placed on sand, red sand, or other cactus blocks.

Nether Wart

What you’ll need: Nether wart, soul sand

Nether wart can be obtained in the nether and can be grown in any dimension as long as you have soul soil to place it on. It’s not affected by any environmental factors.

Chorus Fruit

What you’ll need: Chorus flowers, end stone

Like nether wart, you need to travel to another dimension to get chorus fruit. In this case, the End. They aren’t affected by environmental aspects. Place chorus flower on the end stone and then later, come back to harvest the block all the way at the bottom.

With that, this list comes to an end. But, here’s a few tips to remember while creating crop farms.

Tips for creating crop farms in Minecraft

1. Make it organised

Don’t plant your crops in a haphazard manner! Instead place them in straight, neat rows.

2. Use water sources where needed.

Some crops need water sources near them to grow properly. Therefore, it’s important to make use of water in the plants that do.

3. Automate your work

As you get further into the game, automate your farms if possible. This saves a lot of time and increases your farms’ efficiency.

4. Use bonemeal to instantly grow crops

Certain crops grow instantly when you use bonemeal on them. Take advantage of this whenever you need some crops quickly.

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Madhavan Kannan

When not playing video games, I write about them. Aside from video games, I like listening to podcasts, watching random stuff on YouTube or surfing the internet. I’m also a fan of everything zombie-related.
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