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How To Craft A Minecraft Hoe

The Minecraft Hoe can be a spectacular tool. Here's how to craft and use it.

Minecraft is a game where you can do anything, build anything, and be anything. You can be a nomad and explore landscapes or be a farmer and settle down. In either case, you will need tools to progress further. In this article, we are going to talk about one such tool: The Hoe. Regarded as useless by many in the Minecraft community, the Hoe can be surprisingly useful for certain players – here’s how to craft it.


How to Craft a Hoe in Minecraft

How to craft a hoe in Minecraft

You will need the following:

  • A Crafting Table
  • 2 Sticks
  • 2 Blocks of Material you want to use

To craft a hoe, open the crafting table by right-clicking on it. Place the sticks in the 3×3 crafting grid in the center leaving the top one. Place the blocks of material on the top of the grid and on the adjacent grid. This method can be used to create a hoe of any material except the Netherite. For a Netherite hoe, you will need Netherite Ingots.

Materials and their Durability

The following materials can be used to craft the hoe:

Material Durability
Wood 59
Stone 131
Iron 250
Gold 32
Diamond 1561
Netherite 2031

How to Use a Hoe in Minecraft

The primary usage of the hoe in Minecraft is to till dirt, grass, and grass paths and turn them into farmlands. This will allow you to plant seeds and harvest crops. Crops can be extremely useful in this game. Apart from eating, crops can be used for several other purposes like breeding certain animals, controlling animals, and creating paper.

The following plants can be farmed using the hoe:

  • Wheat Seeds
  • Potatoes
  • Beetroot Seeds
  • Carrots
  • Pumpkin Seeds
  • Melon Seeds

Along with tilling, the hoe can be used to break certain blocks faster. It works best on the following blocks:

  • Nether Wart blocks
  • Warped Wart blocks
  • Shroomlight
  • Hay Bales
  • Target block
  • Dried Kelp Block
  • Sponges
  • Wet Sponges
  • Leaves

The golden and iron hoe can also be smelted to get one nugget of that material and 0.1 XP.

Which Enchantments Can be Used on a Hoe?

Enchanting Hoe in Minecraft

Enchanting can give a tool special abilities. There are 6 enchantments you can use on a hoe.

Curse of Vanishing

When the hoe is enchanted with the Curse of Vanishing, it will disappear when the player dies.


Efficiency increases the rate of your tilling. You will be able to create large farmlands within no time.


With this enchantment, you can gain more harvest from a single block of crops.


Unbreaking makes your tool more durable. You won’t have to constantly craft new hoes.

Silk Touch

This enchantment can be used to mine any item blocks with any tool.


One of the rarest enchantments in the game, mending basically turns your tool unbreakable. It uses XP points to repair the tools so they can be used for eternity.

The Hoe in Minecraft can be a powerful tool in the right hands. We hope you gained insight into how to use it efficiently through this article. For more articles on Minecraft, do check out our Minecraft guides section.