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How To Get Wheat In Minecraft (Minecraft Wheat Farm)

In this tutorial, we'll show you how to get wheat in Minecraft. Learn step-by-step how to plant wheat seeds and speed up their growth by planting your own Minecraft wheat farm.

Minecraft wheat is a food item that is used in crafting bread, cake, cookie, and hay bales. It can also be used to get cows, sheep, and mooshrooms to follow you around, as well as, heal a horse 1 health.

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Available Platforms

Edition Platform Available
Java Edition Windows, Mac & Linux PC's Yes
Bedrock Edition Xbox One, Xbox 360, Nintendo Switch, iOS, Android, Fire OS, Windows 10 PC's Yes
Education Edition Mac, iOs 12, Windows 10 PC's Yes
PlayStation Edition PlayStation 3 & 4 Yes

Required To Grow Wheat

  • Wheat seeds
  • Hoe
  • Bonemeal (optional)

How To Get Wheat In Minecraft

1. Find Or Place Down Water

First, we need to find a small area of water or create your own. In our example, we have simply dug a hole 5 blocks long and filled it with water.

Find Or Place Down Water

2. Use Your Hoe

Next, select a hoe in your Hotbar and prepare the ground around the water. You can use the hoe by using the following controls on your game controller:

  • Java Edition (PC/Mac), Windows 10 Edition, Education Edition: right-click on the block.
  • Pocket Edition (PE): tap on the block.
  • Xbox 360, Xbox One: press the LT button.
  • PS3, PS4: press the L2 button.
  • Wii U, Nintendo Switch: press the ZL button.
Use Your Hoe

After you have used the hoe and removed the topsoil from the ground, you'll notice the blocks have turned brown. They are now ready for planting wheat seeds.

3. Plant The Seeds

Select the wheat seeds in your Hotbar and plant them onto the blocks of soil that you previously used your hoe on. Plant your seeds using the following controls on your game controller:

  • Java Edition (PC/Mac), Windows 10 Edition, Education Edition: right-click on the block.
  • Pocket Edition (PE): tap on the block.
  • Xbox 360, Xbox One: press the LT button.
  • PS3, PS4: press the L2 button.
  • Wii U, Nintendo Switch: press the ZL button.
Plant The Seeds

Once you have planted your seeds, you'll begin to see them grow. Now, let's speed up that process!

4. Fertilize The Wheat

Your wheat will slowly grow over-time. Planted wheat will go through 8 stages of growth (0-7). However, we can speed that up by fertilizing the plants with bonemeal.

Select bonemeal in your Hotbar and use the following game controls to fertilize your wheat:

  • Java Edition (PC/Mac), Windows 10 Edition, Education Edition: right-click on the plant.
  • Pocket Edition (PE): tap on the plant.
  • Xbox 360, Xbox One: press the LT button.
  • PS3, PS4: press the L2 button.
  • Wii U, Nintendo Switch: press the ZL button.
Fertilize The Wheat

As you use the bonemeal, you'll notice the plants grow. Once your wheat farm is fully-grown, we can harvest the wheat.

5. Harvest The Wheat

Lastly, we will want to harvest the crop. To do this, you simply break the wheat using the following controls on your game controller:

  • Java Edition (PC/Mac), Windows 10 Edition, Education Edition: left-click on the plant.
  • Pocket Edition (PE): tap on the plant and hold.
  • Xbox 360, Xbox One: press the RT button.
  • PS3, PS4: press the R2 button.
  • Wii U, Nintendo Switch: press the ZR button.
Minecraft wheat farm

After you break the plant you'll notice wheat floating where the plant was. Be sure to pick the wheat up before it disappears.

You now have wheat! Minecraft wheat is a food item that is used in crafting bread, cake, cookie, and hay bales. It can also be used to get cows, sheep, and mooshrooms to follow you around, as well as, heal a horse 1 health.

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