Farming Basics
To start farming, you will need a Gardening Hoe. Right click on a dirt block using a hoe to till the land. Then to plant crops, right click the center of the tilled land while holding the correct Seeds. If done correctly, there will now be a small green plant object on the dirt. You can get seeds by simply picking corn or by turning vegetable and fruits into seeds with the crafting table.
Crops take approx. 2-3 days to grow so if you need a farm that will supply you with a constant food supply you would need to plant some crops each day as when some crops are on day one other crops will be being harvested and vice versa.
The best crop so far is the blueberry crop as it provides you with a water supply and food supply.
To make farming easier, place a block of water near the tilled dirt. This will moisten the dirt and the dirt will no longer need to be tilled over and over. To get water, use a bucket near a water source. Just one bucket of water will create an infinite source.
- Do not step or jump on the tilled land. This will most likely kill your crops and flatten your land and have to be tilled once again.
- Zombies have the same effect on crops, so it is best to keep anything that moves away from your farm.
- In some cases, it appears that if crops are not harvested they will begin to "despawn".
- Plants require sunlight to grow - torchlight will not permit growth underground. You can get around this by building secure skylights directly above your growth areas when growing underground.