Wood: 60 Uses
The durability of the two hoes is added together, plus an extra 5% durability.
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.
|Icon||Achievement||In-game description||Prerequisites||Actual requirements (if different)||Version restriction||Xbox points earned||Trophy type (PS)|
||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|
|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.|
|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.|
|TU1||Added hoes (all five types).|
|0.1.1||Added iron hoes.|
Issues relating to "Hoe" are maintained on the issue tracker. Report issues there.
- 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.