Do you play and enjoy Minecraft? Tired of scavenging and hunting for your food? This article will teach you how to build a simple farm in Minecraft.
Step 1. Choose the size of your farm
Your farm can be as big or small as you want. 26 by 24 blocks is a nice size for most players. The bigger your farm, the more resources it will require.
Step 2. Choose a piece of farmland
Here comes the farm. There are a large number of suitable biomes in which to build a farm. It is recommended that you look for a piece of land that is fairly flat and near a water source. Avoid the desert, snowy biomes and jungle biomes.
- You can also build a farm underground. This takes the longest to build, but offers the most protection from enemy mobs. You do have to make sure that your crops are sufficiently lit, by means of torches or glowstones, to allow them to grow.
- You can also create a kind of greenhouse, by creating a building with a ceiling made of glass blocks, through which sunlight can shine in.
Step 3. Create a fence around your farm
This keeps mobs out. You can make a fence out of fences, or you can make a two-block high wall out of any kind of solid block. Don't forget to make a door or gate in it so you can get through the fence.
Step 4. Use torches or glowstones to light up your farm
Hostile mobs cannot appear in lit areas at night. At night, look for shady spots you've overlooked and place a torch or glowstone for adequate lighting.
You can place glowstone under the water channels and under the fence
Step 5. Dig water channels
You don't need any tools to dig a channel in dirt or grass blocks. To keep your crops watered, they should be planted no more than four blocks from any source of water. You can use water channels to supply your crops with water. You can have up to 8 blocks of farmland between canals.
Step 6. Fill the channels with water
Make a bucket and use the water bucket to fill the canals. You can get water from any nearby water source, such as a lake or river. Fill the channels until the water level is even throughout and there is no visible flow.
If you can't make a bucket, you'll need to build a farm near a pond, river, or lake so you can dig canals that the water source will fill itself. Remember that if you do this, the length your channels can have is limited. However, this is a good temporary fix, which will prevent you from being held back in your progress until you can get to the iron to make a bucket
Step 7. Work the soil with a hoe
Use a workbench to make a hoe from any kind of material you have. Use the hoe to work the soil next to your water channels. Crops only grow on cultivated land.
Step 8. Plant the crops
Right click on the tilled soil while holding seeds in hand to plant them. A variety of seeds can be found in the upper world:
- Wheat seeds can be collected by breaking grass on lawns.
- Carrots and potatoes are grown in villages by villagers. Simply plant a carrot or potato to grow more.
- Melon seeds can be collected by breaking melons, which are found in jungle biomes.
- pumpkin seeds can be collected by breaking pumpkins, which grow on blocks of grass in any biome.
- sweet berries grow on sweet berry bushes found in taiga biomes. You can plant them to grow sweet berry bushes.
Step 9. Grow the crops
Most crops take 3-5 day/night cycles to reach maturity. Many crops can be harvested before they are fully grown, but they will yield less.
You make crops grow faster by sprinkling them with bone meal, which you collected by killing skeletons
Step 10. Harvest the crops
Once the crops are fully grown, you must break them empty-handed, and walk over what they yield to collect it. Then you can rework the soil and plant new crops.