Seeds are an item used in farming.
Seeds can be obtained from breaking grass, which yields 0 to 1 seed.
Harvesting fully-grown wheat yields from 0 to 3 seeds per tile harvested (about 1.5 seeds/tile harvested on average).
Seeds can be obtained by using a hoe to hoe grass blocks.
Seeds can be placed in farmland by right-clicking, where they will grow through eight stages. When left alone, wheat seeds planted in farmland will grow to become wheat which can be harvested. Planted seeds need at least light level 9 in the block above them to grow, or must be exposed to the sky.
Breaking the final stage produces 0 to 3 seeds and 1 wheat. If they are harvested early, they will drop seeds but no wheat. The more developed the crops are, the more seeds they are likely to drop.
Farmland may be trampled (revert to a dirt block) if the player or any mob jumps onto it. If trampled, the crops have the same drop rates they would normally have.
Seeds are used to breed chickens. When two chickens are each fed seeds they will enter "love mode". If a chicken in love mode finds another chicken in love mode, the two chickens will "kiss" for about two and a half seconds, then a smaller chicken will appear. After the baby is spawned, it will follow the adult until it is in its adult form, unless you hit the baby.
|February 6, 2010||Seeds added. Can be planted on tilled soil, and had a chance of dropping while tilling a Grass Block.|
|1.6||Seeds can no longer be tilled from a Grass Block. They are now found by destroying Tall Grass, or by harvesting fully-grown Wheat.|
|1.8||Wheat seeds were named "seeds" because wheat seeds were the only kind of seeds at the time, before Melon Seeds and Pumpkin Seeds in this update.|
|1.4.2||12w36a||Chickens now use wheat seeds instead of wheat to breed.|
|Pocket Edition Alpha|
- Despite the introduction of other types of seed, wheat seeds are still only called "Seeds" in the game.
- A quick way to gather wheat seeds is to pour a bucket of water in flat areas of grass.
- Another quick way to get wheat seeds is by placing bone meal on grass, this will give you long grass, which can be broken; this will also give you flowers.
- Trampling over wheat while riding a horse will not revert tilled land into dirt.