How to get seagrass in Minecraft (Bedrock, Java)

Seagrass is one of the most valuable underwater plants in Minecraft. You can use it to achieve quite a number of things in the game.

So, how do you get, grow, or collect seagrass in Minecraft?

How do you get Seagrass in Minecraft?

There are 3 ways of getting Seagrass in Minecraft:

  1. Growing
  2. Ocean biomes (near kelp), rivers, underwater caves, and swamps where it generates naturally. You won’t find it in frozen oceans.
  3. Turtles.

How to grow seagrass in Minecraft

To grow seagrass in Minecraft, you need to use bone meal on a non-transparent block (java edition), or gravel, coarse dirt, red sand, sand, dirt, or clay (bedrock edition) underwater.

The seagrass will generate on that block and others around it. To work, ensure there are two water blocks above the non-transparent block, with the lower one being non-flowing water.

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Bone meal is crafted from bones. You can get the bones by killing skeletons and searching desert temple chests, jungle temple chests, woodland chests, mansion chests, and dungeon chests.

One bone will produce 3 bone meals when put on a crafting table. You can craft as many as possible to help you make a sustainable seagrass farm in Minecraft.

Collecting seagrass in Minecraft

You can use any of these methods to collect seagrass in Minecraft:

1. Mob loot

This involves killing turtles to drop Seagrass. You could get between 0-2 seagrass from one dead turtle.

This number increases by 1 each level if you have the looting enchantment on your weapon.

2. Harvesting

How do you harvest Seagrass in Minecraft? By using shears. Without them, you can’t cut and collect the naturally-generated and grown Seagrass in Minecraft.

So, before you proceed, here is how to craft shears in Minecraft:

  • Start by mining iron underground.
  • Put the iron in a furnace to produce iron bars,
  • You need 2 iron bars.
  • Put the 2 iron bars on a crafting table to produce shears.
  • Put the shears in your inventory.

Once the shears are ready, pick them up and move close to the Seagrass. Put the plus sign (pointer) on the Seagrass to highlight it.

Now, the game control for using shears on the Seagrass varies from one Minecraft version to the next.

They include:

  • Nintendo Switch: Press and hold the ZR button on your controller.
  • Wii U: Press and hold the ZR button on your gaming pad.
  • Pocket Edition (PE): Tap and hold onto the Seagrass.
  • Java Edition (PC/Mac): Left-click and grab the Seagrass.
  • Education Edition: Left-click and clutch onto the Seagrass.
  • Windows 10 Edition: Left-click and hold the Seagrass.
  • PS3 & PS4: Press and hold the R2 button on your controller.
  • Xbox 1 & Xbox 360: Press and hold the RT button on your controller.

Immediately you cut the Seagrass, and pick it up before it disappears. It will go to your inventory right away, to be used later.

What can you do with Seagrass?

The benefits of seagrass include:

  • It can be used to block lava flow.
  • You can use it to lead and breed turtles: When you feed seagrass to turtles, they get into love mode and breed. As a result, one of the turtles goes to the beach and lays one to four turtle eggs.
  • It’s fed to baby turtles to accelerate their growing time.
  • It’s used to decorate aquatic player structures. It gives them an authentic feel to the natural Minecraft surroundings.
  • When used in a composter, there is a 30% chance of the compost level rising by 1.