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For a list of all seed types, see Seeds (disambiguation)
Pumpkin seeds can be planted on farmland. Over time, they grow into a stem and will randomly produce a pumpkin on any adjacent block.If a pumpkin is already occupying an adjacent spot, the stem will not grow any more pumpkins until the pumpkin is removed. When a pumpkin grows on farmland it turns it into a regular dirt block, however the Pumpkin will not grow unless one or more of the plant's surrounding is a dirt block. A single stem can grow an unlimited number of pumpkins. By mass-producing pumpkins, you can use it as a way to cultivate Chicken Farms, although the chicken will not follow you. Melons are a better option as they give more seeds, but it takes more time to convert the block to seeds.
Pumpkin seeds take a longer time to grow than other crops, but no special tool is needed to collect them. Pumpkins only grow when no opaque block is directly above the stem. Pumpkin seeds, as with other seeds, need a certain amount of light to grow. A torch seems to be the minimum lighting needed. redstone torches or very little light cause the seeds to pop out of the ground and can be picked up again.
Pumpkin seeds can be farmed by using the aforementioned method. This is because when the seeds pop out of the ground because of low lighting, they may occasionally return 2 seeds to the planter. As of the release of 1.0.0, Pumpkin Seeds are affected by bone meal only in the first stage of growth, not once they are a yellow stem. If a stem is broken it will leave behind multiple seeds.
An automatic pumpkin farm can be created using Pistons. Placing pumpkin seeds, empty dirt, and pistons in a particular fashion can ensure that pumpkins grow in front of pistons, so when activated, the pistons break the pumpkins. The pumpkins will then be forced forward. By placing a water channel directly in front of the pumpkins, you can build a system that will deliver the pumpkins to you by water.
NOTE: If you are creating an automated farm in an enclosed space, such as underground, a pumpkin plant requires a transparent block above it to spawn a pumpkin in an adjacent block. This does not apply to the pumpkin itself, which will grow normally with a block above it.