How to Grow Pumpkins in Minecraft

how to grow pumpkins in minecraft

Have you ever wondered how to grow pumpkins in Minecraft? Maybe you wanted to make some pumpkin pie or a jack o’ lantern?

In this guide we will tell you how to find pumpkins as well as some basic for growing your own!

Where to Find Pumpkins

There are two main ways you can find pumpkins. You can either find a whole pumpkin fruit or you can find pumpkin seeds.

Pumpkin fruits can be found naturally growing in the world within grass biomes, pillager outposts, woodland mansions and taiga villages as a replacement for haybales.

Pumpkins can also be bought off of the wandering trader for an emerald and found in shipwrecked chests.

Pumpkin seeds can be found in dungeon, mineshaft, taiga house, and woodland mansion chests. One pumpkin can also be converted into four seeds.

How to Grow Pumpkins

Pumpkins are grown similarly to melons in that they both grow stems first. These stems have 8 growth phases and can only grown on farmland and will need light.

Once the stem is fully matured the next time it would grow to “phase 9” it will instead create the pumpkin fruit on one of the 4 tiles adjacent to the stem.

minecraft pumpkin farm

You cannot use bone meal to grow the pumpkin fruit, but it can be used to grow the stem.

When you’re ready to harvest your pumpkins axes work the fastest to break the block.

You don’t need to destroy the stem, but if you do you will get 1-3 pumpkin seeds depending on the age of the stem.

You can also use shears on a pumpkin to turn it into a carved pumpkin.

Pumpkin Uses

Pumpkins have a couple of uses both carved and uncarved. You can use a regular pumpkin along with sugar and an egg to create pumpkin pie which restores 8 hunger.

Carved pumpkins have more uses. A carved pumpkin is needed to create both iron and snow golems. When creating golems the carved pumpkin must be the last block placed.

You can also put a torch and a carved pumpkin in the crafting table which will create a jack o’ lantern that can be used as a decorative light source.

That’s all you need to know about how to grow pumpkins in Minecraft! We hope you found this guide helpful.

Please feel free to drop a comment below if you have any questions or concerns!

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