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How to Plant Seeds in Valheim

Posted on by justin
Valheim is a sandbox game at its core, and it can’t be one without a farming mechanic. But each game under this category has unique farming systems, and Valheim is no exception. So, we’re here to help you learn about how to plant seeds in Valheim and develop an in-game farm to call your own.

Planting Seeds in Valheim

Valheim Plant Seeds Remember, you must have seeds in Valheim before you can plant them, and you'll want to know what you're looking for and where they're located to find them. At the time of writing, only a handful of seeds exist in the game, which are the following:
  • Beech seeds
  • Birch seeds
  • Carrot seeds
  • Onion seeds
  • Turnip seeds
Note: All seeds can be found in the Meadows, Plains, and Black Forest biomes. However, only Turnip seeds spawn in the Swamp. You can also cultivate other plants in Valheim without needing their seed forms. These options are the following:
  • Acorn
  • Barley
  • Fir Cone
  • Flax
  • Jotun Puffs
  • Magecap
  • Pine Cone
Next, craft the Cultivator, which is technically a basic pitchfork. You'll need 5x Bronze and 5x Core Wood to make this tool. Usage delay was thankfully reduced for the Cultivator, Hammer, and Hoe in Update 0.148.7. Then, till your preferred piece of land using the Cultivator and wait for the soil to be ready to start planting seeds. It’s also important to mention that wildlife will be attracted to your plants. So, build a perimeter like a fence around your farm or garden to protect it from boars and other meddling enemies.

How Long do Seeds Take to Grow in Valheim?

With the soil now tilled, you can start planting seeds in Valheim, along with other plants. To do so, equip the seed in your hotbar, select it, and plant the seed into the tilled soil. Remember, you should give ample space for each plant to grow. Otherwise, an on-screen message appears, preventing you from planting because the area is too crowded. Each seed in Valheim has its own unique space requirements and growth time. You’ll find these specifications below:


Growth Time

Space Requirement

Beech seeds

3,000 to 5,000 seconds

4 meters

Birch seeds

5,000 to 7,000 seconds

4 meters

Carrot seeds

4,000 to 5,000 seconds

1 meter

Onion seeds

4,000 to 5,000 seconds

1 meter

Turnip seeds

4,000 to 5,000 seconds

1 meter

Tip: Place a Campfire near your garden or farm to brighten the area at night while providing your character with additional comfort.
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