How to Get or Plant Pumpkins in Minecraft Easily

In Minecraft there are a great variety of biomes, which has become an aspect that has characterized it since its launch. Thanks to this, the game has countless objects, ranging from construction materials to food.

In this article we want to delve into one of them. Therefore, below we will explain how to get and plant pumpkins in Minecraft easily. Then we will tell you some things you can do with this object.

How to get pumpkins in Minecraft

Pumpkins are rare blocks that you can find in most biomes in the main world. They appear naturally mainly in environments with low grass and near water intakes.

You will rarely see a pumpkin in sand, as long as there are blocks of grass nearby. Due to their rarity, in most cases you will come across these items by mere chance on your rounds of exploration. When it happens, you can obtain it with any tool, even by hand, although it is faster with an ax.

There are other ways to get pumpkins in a “natural”. The first method is to find a nearby village and find a farmer. Typically, they trade 8-13 pumpkins for 1 emerald.

There is also the possibility of obtaining a carved pumpkin by killing a creature that wears it as a helmet. In general, zombies, creepers, skeletons and other creatures usually appear with one of these objects at Halloween time. Finally, we tell you that you can also find these objects in the forest mansion.

Now, due to its rarity, it is undoubtedly better to grow pumpkins in your garden. This will save you valuable time and energy, as well as maximize your production.

How to grow pumpkins in Minecraft

cultivate garden

The first thing will be get the seeds. To do this, just place a pumpkin block on your crafting table. You will get 4 seeds for each block. The second step is to create a vegetable garden.

To do this, he digs a row of water in the middle of blocks of grass; then plow the earth with a hoe (when you have this tool in hand, left click while aiming at a block of grass); finally wait for the earth to hydrate. You will see how it turns a dark coloration.

Once the garden is finished, you will have to plant the pumpkin seed on a block of grass adjacent to the water. These fruits (yes, pumpkins are fruits) have the peculiarity that they do not grow where they were planted, but in a nearby block.

After planting them, you will have to wait 10 to 30 minutes for the fruit to be obtained, although you can also use bone powder or bees to speed up the process. Although pumpkin seeds are difficult to find, this does not mean that they are one of the best seeds in Minecraft.

When the pumpkin appears, we recommend not breaking the block where you have planted the seed, because after a short time, another plant will grow again without having to wait for the main stem to grow back.

This is how easy you can grow pumpkins in Minecraft. Beyond being food, with these fruits you can create interesting and, in some cases, delicious objects. Now we show you some of them.

Things you can do with pumpkins in Minecraft

Halloween decorations

halloween garden

You can carve pumpkins to make horrifying decorations. To do this, just place the fruit in one place, stand in front of it and with scissors in hand, left click on it.


If you get bored of Halloween decoration, you can break the block and put it on as a helmet. Although it does not add any protection, it will be a fun costume that even you will be able to see the Endermans in the eye without disturbing them. If you play in survival mode, this technique can get you out of a lot of trouble.

Pumpkin pie

If you get hungry after cheating death, you can use an uncarved pumpkin to make this delicious dish. To do this, you will need one of these fruits, sugar and an egg. Go to your crafting table and place the pumpkin in the first square in the center row, the sugar in the center square, and the egg under the sugar.

We hope this information is useful to you. You can continue browsing our page to discover all the secrets hidden in the incredible game called Minecraft.

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