Seeds are the lifeblood for your flow of supplies, brewing ingredients, and food for your Minecraft game. Without them, you won’t be able to progress in the game in a meaningful or efficient manner. Here in this article, we shall discuss how and what methods you can employ to gain seeds so that you can begin your farming operations in earnest. There may be many different types of seeds in your game, but the method by which you acquire them can be of a similar method.
In a Nutshell:
To get seeds in Minecraft for items like Melons and pumpkins, simply harvesting the plant itself will drop seeds. While wheat seeds have a chance of dropping from grass blocks as well which can be easily broken with a punch. If you don’t feel like waiting around for your crops to grow, you can bonemeal to increase the rate of growth.
Within the world of Minecraft, you have a plethora of types of seeds that you can choose from. Every type of crop within Minecraft will for the most part have a type of seed that they originate from, and you can acquire that seed, oftentimes from the crop itself. Here is a list of the many different seeds that you can find in-game:
Many other plants like potatoes and carrots are grown and harvested from themselves, meaning that they do not have seed variants.
When it comes to physically acquire your seeds, for items like Melons and pumpkins, you can gain these seeds by physically harvesting the plant itself and thus acquiring the seeds necessary to make more of your desired product. The only exception to this rule will be one of the first seeds you will most likely find in the early stages of the game: Wheat.
Wheat can not only be gained from its own crop but it can mainly be found in grass blocks which can be easily broken with a well-placed punch.
Keep in mind though that to even gain a handful of these seeds you will need to be harvesting a great deal of grass to find the seeds you desire. The chances of seeds dropping from grass blocks are shockingly low, so start your search in areas where the grass is high in volume. Once you plant enough seeds you can have a fully functional wheat farm in your territory if you organize yourself well enough.
If you don’t feel like waiting around for your crops to grow, you can always use the most natural fertilizer within Minecraft to accelerate the growth process in the form of bonemeal.
You can acquire bone meal from literal bones that are dropped by skeletons or other mobs. All of the fish mobs for example have a 5% chance of dropping bonemeal upon their death, so it’s definitely something to keep in mind if you ever have a habit of fishing in your game. Once you do have your coveted bone meal, all you need to do is right-click on your planted seeds and the progress of your plant’s growth should grow exponentially.
Getting plant seeds and using them to their fullest potential is a hallmark for a great Minecraft player. Acquiring the seeds as mentioned before can be fairly straightforward. The truly challenging part of getting the seeds is going to the climate or biome where the plants themselves can be found depending on how rare they are. Though gaining all of them may be difficult, especially if they reside in realms such as the nether, it is far from impossible if you are playing in Survival mode, especially if you put the effort in.