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Valheim: How to plant seeds and trees – Farming Guide

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To plant any seeds or trees in Valheim, you must have a Cultivator tool. In order to discover the recipe for a cultivator, you must have Core Wood and Bronze in your inventory. The recipe also requires a level 1 Forge.

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It takes 5 Core Wood and 5 Bronze to craft a cultivator tool. Core Wood can be obtained from pines in the Black Forest, and Bronze can be smelted from Cooper and Tin. Both cooper and tin ores can be found in the Black Forest as well.

How to cultivate the ground

In order to plant any seeds, you should previously cultivate the ground. But first, it will be wise to level the ground with a hoe.

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Take a hoe in your hands, press the RMB (right mouse button), and select “Level Ground“. Then click on the ground. The tool will strive to level the ground to the same level as the place where the player stands.

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After that, take a cultivator, press RMB, and select “Cultivate“. Press LMB on the ground to cultivate it.

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The ground will change its color and texture. You can plant seeds on the cultivated ground.

How to plant seeds in Valheim

In order to plant seeds, you must have them in your inventory. Then you can take a cultivator, press RMB, and select the corresponding plant, for example, carrot.

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Plant the plant into the cultivated ground by pressing LMB. Make sure there is enough space between plants; otherwise, they won’t grow.

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If there is not enough space between plants, you will see the message “Needs more room to grow” when looking at them.

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After a few days (depending on the plant type), the plants will have grown, and you will be able to harvest them by pressing “E“.

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To harvest seeds instead of fruit, you must plant fruit instead of seeds. Take a cultivator, press RMB, select a seed-plant (for example, a seed-carrot), and plant it into the cultivated ground.

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After a while, you will be able to harvest seeds. This way, you can breed plants in Valheim.

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Protect the plants

Mobs that may spawn nearby can eat plants from your garden. To prevent mobs from stealing your vegetables, you should protect your garden with a fence.

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Where to find vegetable seeds and how long they will grow

Seeds

Dropped by

Grow time (s)

Need cultivated ground?

Hospitable biomes

Barley

Fuling Village in the Plains biome

4000-5000

YES

Plains

Carrot seeds

Carrot plants in the Black Forest

4000-5000

YES

Meadows, Black Forest, and Plains

Flax

Fuling Village in the Plains biome

4000-5000

YES

Plains

Jotun puffs

Gathered in Mistlands and farmable

4000-5000

YES

Mistlands

Magecap

Gathered in Mistlands and farmable

4000-5000

YES

Mistlands

Onion seeds

Found in huts or ruins in the Mountain

4000-5000

YES

Meadows, Black Forest, and Plains

Turnip seeds

Turnip plants in the Swamp

4000-5000

YES

Meadows, Black Forest, Swamp, and Plains

How to plant trees in Valheim

Trees in Valheim can be planted on the ground without cultivation. In order to plant a tree, you must have corresponding seeds in your inventory. Take a cultivator, select a tree you want to plant, and plant it in the ground.

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As well as other plants, trees won’t grow if there isn’t enough space between them. Each tree type has its own growth time. After this time, the tree will grow without any additional actions from the player’s side.

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Where to find tree seeds and how long they will grow

Seeds

Dropped by

Grow time (s)

Need cultivated ground?

Hospitable biomes

Acorn

Oak

6000-8000

No

Meadows, Black Forest, and Plains

Birch seeds

Birch

5000-7000

No

Meadows, Black Forest, and Plains

Beech seeds

Beech

3000-5000

No

Meadows, Black Forest, and Plains

Fir cone

Fir trees

3000-5000

No

Meadows, Black Forest, Mountain, and Plains

Pine cone

Pine

3000-5000

No

Meadows, Black Forest, and Plains

Farming mods for Valheim

Here are a few mods that may be useful for farming in Valheim.

  • FarmGrid – automatic snapping of plants to the grid to give them enough space to grow.
  • FarmCounter – lets you add special tags to a sign that will be replaced with counts of nearby creatures.
  • PlantIt – use a new item, the shovel, to place new buildable plants.
  • Planting Plus and Plant Everything – extends the list of plantable plants.
  • Plant Grow Time – modify the grow time and drop rate of default game plants.
  • Seed Totem – place a Seed Totem in your fields to automatically plant seeds around it.
  • How to get seeds from farming? You must plant special “seed-plants” using the fruit of this plant as its seeds. Use a cultivator to do this. The process is described above in this rundown.
  • How to start farming? Craft a cultivator and follow the instructions above.
  • Can I grow grass in Valheim? Sure. You can instantly place grass on the ground with a cultivator tool.
  • Can I plant ancient seeds? No. Ancient seeds are used to summon The Elder (the second boss).
  • Can I plant berries / dandelions / thistle / mushrooms and other forest plants? No. But you can use mods to make this possible. Check the list of mods above.
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