Farming is growing and harvesting various crops, from seeds or saplings. There are several plants and trees that can be planted by the player and, in time, harvested. This concept allows the player to set up a farm, and sustain the production of certain food items and resources.
To start farming, the player will need a Gardening Hoe, and some Seeds to plant. By right clicking on an untouched dirt block with a Gardening Hoe the player can till the land. If the fertile dirt is placed by the player, the hoe does nothing more to it and a seed can be planted directly. It is then possible for them to plant crops by right clicking in the center of the tilled land while holding the correct Seeds. If done correctly a small green seedling will appear on the tilled soil. Trees are planted in much the same fashion, however, there is no need for the player to till the ground first. Furthermore, tree saplings can be planted on virtually all flat horizontal blocks regardless of what the block is. Seeds can be obtained by simply placing the relevant vegetable into the center of the crafting table or by chopping down trees. The exception to this are Coffee Beans and which can be planted as is.
- Blueberries will give minimal benefits to Hydration and Fullness and are used mainly for the Blueberry Pie recipe. However, both foods have minimal benefits, but they are readily available early-game consumables.
- An Ear of Corn is extremely common and very useful, they are most commonly eaten raw, but can be used to make Corn Meal.
Corn Meal in turn is used to cook:
- Potato can be better used to make stew, but can be eaten raw or grilled using a Cooking Grill to produce a Baked Potato. It cannot be found as a crop, but can be found as a slightly rare loot item in kitchen containers. It restores the most Fullness (six) when eaten if compared to the other two crops.
- Coffee Beans can be used to brew Coffee which in turn, when consumed, will give the players character the positive effect Caffiene Buzz.
- Cotton Plant can be used to craft Cloth Fragment or Cotton Seed.
- Some dirt looks to be tilled, but actually are not. This may result in some plants uprooting itself out of tilled dirt (may be a bug).
- Plants require sunlight to grow, torchlight will not permit growth underground. A player can get around this by building secure skylights directly above their grow areas when farming underground. However, this means that plants will not grow at all during night.
- As of Alpha 9, water is no longer required for farming.