The Great #Minecraft Garden Caper

For some reason, I love growing stuff in Minecraft. Probably because there’s no actual work or dirt involved.

So one of the first things I do is go around whaling the tar out of tufts of grass. Every ten tufts or so leaves a handful of seed floating in the air. When I collect ten of those handfuls, I go plant them. Sometimes the seeds fall down when I whack the bejeebus out of tree leaves. Either way, what they grow is wheat. Yeah, what can I say, it’s Minecraft.

Sometimes you can find pumpkins growing in the wild, which is fun. Put one pumpkin onto a crafting table to get pumpkin seeds and plant them. Just make sure there’s a strip of ground next to the strip where you’ve planted your pumpkin seeds, of the suckers will never pop out a pumpkin.

When I was in a jungle biome, I found melons in the wild and grew them, though you couldn’t do anything with them, like you can with pumpkins (Jack-o-lanterns! Wheee!)

But I want to grow MORE!

So far, I haven’t been able to find any beetroot, which doesn’t tear me up too much, since I hate, loathe, and despise beets, but I would grow it if I found it. Because gardens.


I walked and I wandered and I swam until I found a village. Here’s a village with some villagers (who are identical except for their clothes). If you look closely at the background, you can see one of their gardens.

villagersNo, I didn’t kill them with my pickax. But I did go into their garden and harvest some of their potatoes and carrots. I replanted for them — I’m not a total barbarian — but I took some of their harvest and ran home with it.

And I planted it.

gardenThat was my house at the time, made of birch wood, glass, and GOLD ORE. I’ve since rebuilt it, which I’ll show you another time when I finish remodeling.

Such a scofflaw I am!

I’m posting today at Fatal Foodies about a chopped salad that didn’t kill us.

A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: Write about your character breaking the law.



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “The Great #Minecraft Garden Caper

  1. Jane

    February 2, 2016 at 9:51am

    GOLD ORE! is awesome for exteriors! I am getting some asap for MY house! Oh? Not available in a proper size???! Noooooooo……

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      Marian Allen

      February 2, 2016 at 1:10pm

      Call around. I hear you can find anything on Craig’s List. šŸ˜‰

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  2. Shelly

    February 2, 2016 at 5:31pm

    My 15-year-old son loves Minecraft! Lol, I don’t even pretend to understand it.

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      Marian Allen

      February 2, 2016 at 5:43pm

      Does he play Creative or Survival? My guess is he plays Survival. That’s what I play, although I dial it down to Peaceful Mode. I have enough trouble avoiding lava and drowning and having my throat ripped out by angry wolves; I don’t need zombies and creepers and the like! Tell him I said hi!

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  3. Shelly

    February 3, 2016 at 12:27am

    He says he plays in both Creative and Survival in Normal Mode. He’s using a skin pack from SkyRim.

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      Marian Allen

      February 3, 2016 at 8:02am

      I don’t play online, so I don’t bother with skins. I like having my own little world all to myself. Except, of course, for robbing villagers. ~evil laugh~

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