Although growing pumpkins and melons isn’t particularly difficult, there are a few tricks and tips that can help you grow them more successfully.
There are two ways to increase your yield and efficiency: one is to use a setup that enables the greatest number of pumpkins and melons to spawn in the shortest amount of time, and the other is to enable the greatest number of pumpkins and melons to spawn on the least amount of land.
Of course, we must first learn how to farm in order to engage in any farming. In Minecraft, farming is very simple; all you have to do is till the ground and plant a seed, much like in real life but without the physical labor.
You need a hoe to till the ground, and any hoe will do because they are all equally fast. We need farmland in order to plant seeds, so right-click any dirt or grass block while holding a hoe to instantly transform the area into one. When you have a row of farmland, right-click each one while holding a melon or pumpkin seed to sow a seed in it. Depending on which seed you sowed, a tiny sapling will be planted, and with time, it will develop into either a pumpkin stalk or a melon stalk.
You could stop now, but there’s one more thing we need to do that will hasten the growth of our saplings. All the farmland surrounding it (up to 3 blocks) will be hydrated by placing water up to 3 blocks away from it, giving it a darker brown hue. Any crops on hydrated farmland will grow faster.
Melons and pumpkins do not grow on the same block where they were planted, unlike wheat. Instead, a pumpkin or melon will spawn on any available grass or dirt block next to the fully grown pumpkin or melon stalk This means that if you plant seeds, you must leave some room between each row for the seeds to germinate. Be aware that more than one melon or pumpkin stalk can attach itself to a single pumpkin, but only one pumpkin or melon block can spawn per melon or pumpkin stalk.
All stalks of the same type next to a pumpkin or melon that spawns a pumpkin or melon will attach to it, meaning they won’t produce another pumpkin or melon until you destroy the one they’re attached to.
Time-efficient farming focuses on growing as many pumpkins or melons as possible quickly, which is very simple to set up but does regularly require a lot of player input.
As far as we are aware, if a block is empty and next to one of their stalks, a pumpkin or melon can spawn there. They can therefore spawn in as many as 4 blocks per stalk. This works in our favor because pumpkins and melons will spawn much more quickly when there are more spaces available for them to do so.
Rows of seeds will be planted in our field, which will be a straightforward rectangle. To ensure that we maximize the spaces in which pumpkins can spawn, we leave a space between each seed. Noting that we only leave one space instead of two between each seed, our farm will be smaller, but one pumpkin will still cling to two stalks.
While it is possible to plant seeds with two spaces between them, since we intend to harvest the melons and pumpkins as quickly as possible, we don’t really need that extra space, and doing so would make our field a little too large, especially if you have to run from one side to the other to get a melon.
We also know that up to three blocks away, including diagonally, a single block of water will hydrate all farmland. So we can just sow our seeds around that water block. For that water block, we’ll have to give up one of our potential spawn spots, but it will be well worth it.
As I previously stated, this setup necessitates a lot more player involvement on a regular basis because you must harvest each melons or pumpkins almost immediately after they spawn in order to release all of the stalks. But for those who are doing other work nearby or building nearby, this is a great setup because you can just walk over to your field every few minutes.
Over the course of an hour, I personally tested this setup against a typical, land-efficient setup, harvesting each melon as soon as it spawned. In comparison to our land-efficient setup, I got more than 30 melon spawns in this setup. The increase in yield can still be well over 15 pumpkins per hour more than our land-efficient setup, even though no one will normally stand next to their field for an hour.
The goal of land-efficient farming is to maximize yield while utilizing the least amount of land possible.
When using just one block of water to hydrate your land, the maximum amount of land on which pumpkins or melons can spawn is 44,44%.
As you can see in the image below, we have a 99 plot (ignore the bottom melons; normally, you’d fence the area in) on which we have 40 melons growing. Each melancholy stalk has the ability to spawn on its own location.
This configuration is incredibly simple and only one step beyond our basic farm as shown above. There is no wastage of potential land, which would otherwise be lost or filled with wheat, and it is very simple to connect to other farms.
The following setup will assist you if you dislike having to jump from one plot to another.
You won’t have to jump as much (as much) as you would with the other setup, but the land use efficiency is the same. Perhaps our ufo could be used to adorn the flowing water to improve its appearance?
How to Grow Melons in Minecraft
1. Finding some melon seeds would be the first step in growing melons. Melon seeds used to only be accessible through treasure loot in the past. Nowadays, you can find melons naturally growing in savannah communities and jungle biomes. Additionally, you can locate them in the inventories of wandering traders; they will exchange melonseeds for one emerald.
2. No matter how you do it, you only need one melon seed to eventually produce a lot of melons. When you have found your melon seeds, decide where you want to plant them. To prepare the ground for your melon seeds, use a hoe.
3. Also, consider where you want the melons to grow. The melon can randomly grow at any of the four sides if you leave the melon plant’s four sides open. Make sure the melon plant only has one space where the eventual melon could fit if you want your melon plants to grow in a row.
4. The next step is to make sure the ground is moistened by putting a water source block 4 blocks away from the tilled ground. Even though 1 tile of water can hydrate a sizable area, you can add more water if you want to for aesthetic reasons.
5. Next, you will just need to plant your melon seeds. Your melons must have at least one adjacent open block of space in order to grow. Melons will grow more quickly in multiple blocks of space, but it can be challenging to keep the melons looking tidy and organized.
6. After you’ve planted your melon seeds, you can either wait for the stems to grow on their own or use bone meal to hasten the process. The melon stem’s various stages of maturity are depicted below.
7. When the melon stem is fully grown, it will produce a melon every 10 to 30 minutes. If there are more open areas close to the melon, it will take less time to harvest it. Additionally, keep in mind that the block that is next to the melon stem must be made of coarse dirt, grass, or farmland. Additionally, your melons require a light level of 9 in order to generate To ensure that your plants can continue to grow even at night or underground, keep some torches close by.
As you move away from a torch, the light level drops by 1 every block. When your melons are fully grown, you can cut them into slices. These slices can be used to make more melon seeds. You can create another plant using one melon seed from each melon slice.
8. With the seeds produced after just one melon has grown, you can start a melon farm.
It is important to note that if you use a silk touch enchanted tool to break the melon, you will get the whole block instead of slices.
All you have to do to grow melons in Minecraft is that.
Why won’t my melons grow in Minecraft?
Before growing melons, the game looks for a few peculiarities with melons. First, make sure the melon stem has a space open next to it. The melon won’t grow if crop seeds are directly next to the stem or if the area next to the stem isn’t covered in dirt, coarse dirt, grass, or farmland. Additionally, make sure the light level is high enough; for melons to produce, the light level must be at least 9. Be patient if all of these requirements are met, as melons can occasionally take up to 30 minutes to grow.
Tips on How to Find Watermelon
Only flat biomes, such as the desert, plains, and savanna, contain villages. You need to be careful when exploring mineshafts. If you get lost, there are monsters that were spawned in the darkness, cave spiders, and sudden pits that are very dangerous.
If a farmer isn’t providing the trade you want, you can still get new trades by fulfilling the ones that are available. Another way to find watermelons is to go to the jungle because watermelon blocks occasionally randomly spawn in those biomes.
How To Grow MELONS In Minecraft [Minecraft Melon Farm]
Why wont my melons grow in Minecraft?
A melon cannot grow if there is no soil, grass, or farmland near the stem. Any other melon that is harvested will be replaced by a new one.
How do you plant melons?
- Use compost and fertilizer.
- Create raised beds that are six to eight inches high to promote soil warming and proper drainage.
- Plant the seeds ½ to one inch deep.
- Set groups of two or three seeds 18 to 24 inches apart.
Do you need light to grow melons in Minecraft?
For melons to grow, the light intensity must be at least 9.