|Catches fire from lava||
|— Marsh Davies|
Farmland is a block on which seeds, root vegetables and most saplings can be planted and grown.
Farmland occurs naturally in villages where wheat, potatoes, carrots, beetroots, pumpkin stem, and melon stem are grown. Patches of farmland are surrounded by logs or sandstone, spruce trapdoor, and cobblestone. They also naturally occur in woodland mansions.
Farmland is required to grow six of the game's types of crops.
Plants such as saplings, ferns, tall grass and flowers may be planted on farmland. Mushrooms, sugar canes and cactus cannot be planted on farmland.
In Java Edition, acacia saplings don't grow on farmland and 2×2 trees cannot be grown if the NW sapling is on farmland.
In Bedrock Edition, 2×2 giant spruce trees and giant jungle trees don't grow if the NW sapling is on farmland.
When mined (even with a Silk Touch tool), farmland drops dirt. In Java Edition, it can be obtained only from the inventory using commands, the Creative inventory or the pick block control. In Bedrock Edition, it can be obtained only using an inventory editor.
|Breaking time[note 1]|
- Times are for unenchanted tools in seconds. For more information, see Haste § Instant mining.
A farmland block is created dry. It becomes hydrated if the following conditions are met:
- Water up to four blocks away horizontally, including diagonals.
- The water must be on the same level or 1 block above farmland block level.
The blocks between the farmland block and the water make no difference.
There is nothing the player can do to affect the rate at which farmland becomes hydrated. Each farmland block within a 9x9 grid of farmland with a single water block in the middle has exactly the same chance of becoming hydrated as a single farmland block in an ocean.
Farmland can also be hydrated by rain.
Under certain conditions, a farmland block becomes a dirt block, regardless of its state of hydration. This happens if any of the following occur:
- If the farmland block is dehydrated and nothing is planted on it for too long.
- If the player or any mob jumps/falls on the block (with a greater chance as falling speed increases).
- If a piston arm is extended over a farmland block.
- If a piston pushes a farmland block down.
- If a solid block covers the top surface of the farmland block such as when pumpkin or melon blocks appear or trees grow.
- If an enderman teleports directly on top of a farmland block.
- If snow falls directly on top of a farmland block.
- If a ravager walks on it.
When farmland decays, crops at the top are dropped as items, as if they were harvested.
|Sound||Subtitle||Namespaced ID||Subtitle ID||Source||Pitch||Volume||Attenuation distance|
||(Plays when fallen on from a height)||Blocks||0.75||0.5||16|
|Name||Namespaced ID||Translation key|
|Name||Namespaced ID||Numeric ID||Translation key|
|1 to 7||Increasing levels of wetness.|
The wetness value counts down to 0 while the farmland
does not have access to water. The wet texture is only used on level 7.
Newly hydrated farmland jumps from 0 to 7.
|Name||Default value||Allowed values||Description|
|Java Edition Classic|
|May 21, 2009||Notch shows interest in adding farmland.|
|Java Edition Indev|
|February 6, 2010||Added farmland.|
|There was a bug that would allow players to destroy any block (even bedrock) by placing a dirt block under a block, tilling the dirt, and planting seeds on the dirt. This would cause the block above the tilled dirt to disappear without giving a resource.|
|Java Edition Alpha|
|v1.0.17||Fences can now be placed below farmland to prevent it from decaying.|
|v1.1.1||Sneaking on farmland now also prevents it from decaying.|
|Java Edition Beta|
|1.3||Farmland blocks can no longer be destroyed by placing dirt below them, tilling the dirt and then planting seeds on the block.|
|1.6||?||Farmland can not currently be dug faster using a shovel.|
|Saplings cannot be planted onto farmland; however, if a sapling is planted, and the block below is tilled, the sapling remains. This was changed and now the player can plant saplings onto farmland, but they do not grow until the land reverts to dirt.|
|?||Farmland appearence changed. The dirt comprising the sides is now aligned to other dirt textures; previously it was moved down one pixel, which was particularly noticeable when tilling blocks.|
|?||Farmland no longer decays if a crop is on top of it and the farmland is not hydrated.|
|1.0.0||Beta 1.9 Prerelease 5||With dirt's texture being changed, so did farmland's appearence as a result.|
|Beta 1.9 Prerelease 6||Farmland can now decay even if fences are placed below it.|
|1.1||11w48a||As a response to the bug fix in Beta 1.9 Prerelease 6, farmland can now be trampled only if the player jumps onto it; walking no longer affects it. Animals, villagers, and other mobs can similarly trample farmland by jumping on it, but not by walking.|
|11w49a||Particles no longer destroy farmland.|
|Melon and pumpkin blocks no longer need farmland to spawn onto, as they can now grow on normal dirt or grass blocks.|
|1.9||15w46a||Small mobs no longer turn farmland to dirt by falling on it.|
|1.10.1||Farmland has now been reduced from a full block tall to 15⁄16.|
|1.11||16w38a||Using pick block gives the player the farmland itself instead of dirt.|
|16w39a||Farmland now generates in woodland mansions.|
|1.13||17w47a||Farmland is now available in the creative inventory.|
|Prior to The Flattening, this block's numeral ID was 60.|
|1.14||18w43a||The texture of farmland has now been changed.|
|1.15||19w36a||Blocks that can now be manually placed on farmland without turning it into dirt can now also be pushed into it by a piston without turning the farmland under the block the piston has pushed into dirt.|
|Pocket Edition Alpha|
|0.5.0||Farmland can now be trampled into dirt when jumped on.|
|0.9.0||build 1||Farmland now naturally generates in villages.|
|1.1.0||alpha 184.108.40.206||Farmland now generates in woodland mansions.|
|?||Farmland now uses coarse dirt as the side texture.|
|?||Farmland has a new top texture.|
|1.10.0||beta 220.127.116.11||The texture of farmland has now been changed.|
|Farmland is now used as the job site block for farmer villagers.|
|1.11.0||beta 18.104.22.168||Farmland is no longer used as the job site block for farmer villagers.|
|1.12.0||beta 22.214.171.124||Farmland no longer uses coarse dirt as the side texture.|
|Legacy Console Edition|
|TU1||CU1||1.0||Patch 1||1.0.1||Added farmland.|
|TU55||CU47||1.54||Patch 25||1.0.5||Farmland is obtainable if the player uses "pick block" on it in creative mode.|
|1.90||The texture of farmland has now been changed.|
- Ladders and torches cannot be attached to the side of a farmland block, but signs can.
- Farmland is not trampled when walking off of a slab next to it.
- Farmland does not revert to dirt if the player jumps onto it, if a block is two blocks above the farmland being jumped on.
- The flowing water that comes off of a source block hydrates farmland just as source blocks do.
- Farmland in Bedrock Edition is a full-block, therefore a hopper cannot pick up items on a farmland from underneath it.