The different colors of Farmland.
Type of Block Solid Block
Tool Used Shovelgraphic
Data Values Hex: 3C
Technical Name minecraft:farmland
Obeys Physics

Farmland is a block that is created when a hoe is used on Dirt via right-click. The Farmland block needs to be within at least a 4x4 radius from a Water supply so that the Farmland gets hydrated and Seeds grow faster. When the Farmland block is next to Water, it soon turns to a dark brown, indicating it is moist. If the block is not hydrated, Farmland will quickly revert into Dirt. When a Farmland block is broken, Dirt is returned.


  • Jumping on Farmland will result in it turning back to Dirt, and any plants growing on it will turn back into Seeds.
    • Also, before 1.1, walking on Farmland would result in it being converted to Dirt.
  • Before 1.2.5, it was possible to obtain Farmland through the Silk Touch Enchantment. This was removed in 1.2.5.
  • When planting Melon or Pumpkin Seeds, they don't need Farmland to harvest blocks.
  • Farmland that is near water can go one block up from the source whilst still being hydrated.
  • Farmland can be made while it is under another block. However, it will turn back into dirt the instant it happens.
  • Farmland can be obtained in the inventory through the use of commands or the 'pick block' control.

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