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Hoe
Hoe Anim.gif
Wooden HoeStone HoeIron HoeGolden HoeDiamond Hoe
Type

Tools

Durability

Wood: 60 Uses
Stone: 132 Uses
Iron: 251 Uses
Golden: 33 Uses
Diamond: 1562 Uses

Renewable

Diamond: No
All Others: Yes

Stackable

No

Data values
Wooden
dec: 290 hex: 122 bin: 100100010
Stone
dec: 291 hex: 123 bin: 100100011
Iron
dec: 292 hex: 124 bin: 100100100
Golden
dec: 294 hex: 126 bin: 100100110
Diamond
dec: 293 hex: 125 bin: 100100101
Name
Wooden
wooden_hoe
Stone
stone_hoe
Iron
iron_hoe
Golden
golden_hoe
Diamond
diamond_hoe

Hoes are tools used to till dirt and grass blocks into farmland blocks, the first step in farming wheat, melons, pumpkins, carrots and potatoes.

Obtaining[edit]

Crafting[edit]

Ingredients Crafting recipe Description

Any Wood Planks or
Cobblestone or
Iron Ingot or
Gold Ingot or
Diamond +
Stick

Oak Wood PlanksCobblestoneIron IngotGold IngotDiamond Oak Wood PlanksCobblestoneIron IngotGold IngotDiamond
Grid layout Arrow (small).png Wooden HoeStone HoeIron HoeGolden HoeDiamond Hoe

Stick

Stick

Damaged Wooden Hoe or
Damaged Stone Hoe or
Damaged Iron Hoe or
Damaged Golden Hoe or
Damaged Diamond Hoe




Grid layout Arrow (small).png Wooden HoeStone HoeIron HoeGolden HoeDiamond Hoe
Wooden HoeStone HoeIron HoeGolden HoeDiamond Hoe Wooden HoeStone HoeIron HoeGolden HoeDiamond Hoe



Grid layout Shapeless.png

The durability of the two hoes is added together, plus an extra 5% durability.

Usage[edit]

The hoe is used to turn dirt and grass blocks into farmland for producing wheat, melons, pumpkins, carrots or potatoes. To till, press use on a grass or dirt block while holding a hoe.

Hoes can also be used to convert coarse dirt into regular dirt by pressing use on the coarse dirt.

The material used in the construction of the hoe has no effect on the utility of the hoe - the process of tilling is effectively instantaneous, regardless of material, and all hoes deal the same damage as fists if used in combat. The material used does, however, affect the durability of the hoe. When using hoes to break blocks or to attack mobs, it will not affect the durability of the hoe.

In the Pocket Edition, hoes can additionally be used to obtain wheat seeds from grass blocks.

Video[edit]

Achievements[edit]

Icon Achievement In-game description Prerequisites Actual requirements (if different) Version restriction Xbox points earned Trophy type (PS)
Achievement-plain.png
Grid Wooden Hoe.png
Time to Farm! Use planks and sticks to make a hoe Benchmarking Pick up any type of Hoe from a Crafting Table output. None 10G Bronze

History[edit]

Indev
0.31 Added hoes.
Beta
1.2 The glitch that placing a dirt block under any block, tilling the dirt, and planting a seed on it would cause the block above to disappear without yielding any blocks that could be used to destroy bedrock was fixed.
1.6 Before, using a hoe on grass blocks was the only way to collect seeds for planting. When tall grass was introduced, this feature was removed.
Official release
1.8 14w02a Villagers no longer trade iron or diamond hoes, making diamond hoes no longer renewable.
14w32a Hoes can be used to convert coarse dirt into regular dirt.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.4.0 Added hoes. Wheat seeds are obtained by using a hoe on grass blocks.
Console Edition
TU1 Added hoes (all five types).
Pi Edition
0.1.1 Added iron hoes.

Issues[edit]

Issues relating to "Hoe" are maintained on the issue tracker. Report issues there.

Trivia[edit]

  • Tilling a dirt block which has a dirt block on top of it will change it to farmland even though it cannot be used. If a hoe is used on a block horizontally adjacent to such a block, the first block will revert to dirt and the selected block will not be tilled.
  • When a hoe breaks it does not display the tool breaking animation like on other tools, since tilling is not predicted client-side.
  • The only enchantment that can be placed on a hoe is unbreaking via enchanted book and anvil.
  • Although the word "hoe" is very recognizable in Minecraft, the word appears as "censored" on a sign in the Console Edition.