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Farmland Revision 2.png
Hydrated Farmland Revision 2.png

Java Edition: Partial (Blocks light)
BE: Yes



Blast resistance






Yes (64)



Catches fire from lava


Data value

dec: 60 hex: 3C bin: 111100

Namespaced ID


Marsh Davies Mojang avatar.png

Want to live the Good Life? With a little bit of graft, you can delight in nature’s bounty - and in a happily sustainable way! The secret is dirt - and what you can do with it. Your average dirt block can be transformed into a ready and reusable dispenser for all manner of yummy foods: wheat, melons, pumpkins, carrots and potatoes.

Marsh Davies[1]

Farmland is a block on which seeds, root vegetables and most saplings can be planted and grown.

Natural generation[edit]

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.


To make a block of farmland, use a hoe on dirt, grass block or grass path.

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.

Block Farmland
Hardness 0.6
Breaking time[note 1]
Hand 0.9
Wooden 0.45
Stone 0.25
Iron 0.15
Diamond 0.15
Golden 0.1
  1. Times are for unenchanted tools in seconds. For more information, see Haste § Instant mining.


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.


Conditions in which farmland is and is not hydrated.

A farmland block is created dry. It becomes hydrated if the following conditions are met:

  1. Water up to four blocks away horizontally, including diagonals.
  2. 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.

Different types of seeds grow faster on hydrated farmland than on dry farmland. Hydrated farmland yields a fully developed wheat crop in a little over a single day/night cycle.


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.

Data values[edit]

Block data[edit]

Value Meaning
0 Dry land
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.

Block states[edit]

Java Edition:

Name Default value Allowed values Description
moisture0 0
Not fully-hydrated.
7 Fully-hydrated.


Java Edition Classic
May 21, 2009Notch shows interest in adding farmland.
Java Edition Indev
February 6, 2010Farmland Revision 1.pngHydrated Farmland Revision 1.png Added farmland.
Java Edition Beta
1.2There 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.
1.6?Farmland could not be dug faster using a shovel. Saplings couldn't be planted onto farmland; however, if a sapling was planted, and the block below was tilled, the sapling would remain. This was changed and now the player can plant saplings onto farmland, but they do not grow until the land reverts to dirt.
Java Edition
1.0.0Beta 1.9 Prerelease 5When the player tilled a dirt block, the top layer was removed, but due to the way tilled dirt blocks were textured, it appeared as if the block sank into the ground. The texture for the sides shifted down instead of the top pixels being removed.
Beta 1.9 Prerelease 6Fixed placing fences below farmland blocks making the farmland and crops immune to decay caused by players or animals walking on them.
?Passive mobs could spawn on nearby and lit grass, trampling the crops.
1.111w48aFarmland 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.
11w49aParticles 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.
1.915w46aSmall mobs no longer turn farmland to dirt by falling on it.
1.10.1Reduced from a full block tall to 1516.
1.1116w38aUsing pick block gives the player the farmland itself instead of dirt.
16w39aFarmland now generates in woodland mansions.
1.1317w47aFarmland is now available in the creative inventory.
Prior to The Flattening, this block's numeral ID was 60.
1.1418w43aFarmland Revision 2.pngHydrated Farmland Revision 2.png Changed the texture of farmland.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.4.0Farmland Revision 1.png Added farmland.
0.5.0Farmland can now be trampled into dirt when jumped on.
0.9.0build 1Farmland now naturally generates in villages.
Pocket Edition
1.1.0alpha now generates in woodland mansions.
Bedrock Edition
?Farmland BE.png Farmland now uses coarse dirt as the side texture.
1.10.0beta BE TextureUpdate.png Changed the texture of farmland.
Farmland is now used as the job site block for farmer villagers.
1.11.0beta is no longer used as the job site block for farmer villagers.
1.12.0beta Revision 2.png Farmland no longer uses coarse dirt as the side texture.
Legacy Console Edition
TU1CU11.0Patch 11.0.1 Added farmland.
TU55CU471.54Patch 251.0.5Farmland is obtainable if the player "pick block" it in creative mode.
PlayStation 4 Edition
1.90Farmland Revision 2.png Changed the texture of farmland.


Issues relating to "Farmland" are maintained on the bug tracker. Report issues there.


  • 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.

See also[edit]