Your First Food Source
Started by DangerMage

This Tutorial is a W.I.P


Items you will need for this tutorial:

  • Crafting table
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Motar and Pestle
  • Pot
  • Bakeware
  • Sauce pan
  • Juicer
  • Cutting board
  • Water (infinite water source preferable)
  • 80 dirt

Recommended Items:

  • Watering can


The seeds you will need may vary depending on luck and what gardens you can find (I'll explain a bit more later in the tutorial). You will need a minimum of 1 of each (This also depends on what seed though):

  • Grain seed (Wheat, Taro, Soybean, Rye, Rice, Quinoa, Potato, Peas, Oats, Millet, Coconut, Chickpeas, Chestnut, Cassava, Beans, Barley, Banana, Amaranth, Almond)
  • Berry seed/Fruit tree (I'm not listing all of them as there are a lot: Blueberry, Blackberry, Raspberry, Strawberry, Cranberry, Elderberry, Apple, Lemon, etc.)
  • Nut seed/Tree (Peanut, Almond, Cashew, Chestnut, Pistachio (these are all the nuts you can use for sandwiches))
  • Sugar cane (Agave or Honey also works)


To get most of these seeds you will want to break gardens:

Shaded Gardens

Frosted Gardens

These are 2 of the types of gardens you can find. Breaking them will give you fruits and vegetables that you can turn into seeds by putting them into a crafting grid (Just like turning melon slices into melon seeds).

To find sugar cane you might want to look for ponds with trees shading them so the sugar cane can generate since most water will be turned into ice.

The recipes for the needed items (They're at the beginning of the tutorial for reference) can be found in JEI. If you don't know what that is, please refer to the 'How to Survive your First Night' tutorial.


Once you have your seeds and sugar cane ready you will need to make the farm:

Step 1: Dig out a 9x9 area:

Dug out 9x9

Step 2: Place dirt on all but the center block in the 9x9 area. Once done, place the water in the hole and then turn the dirt into farmland:

9x9 turned into a farm

Step 3: Dig out an area for your sugar cane and plant it (Doesn't apply if you are using Agave or honey):

Simple Sugar Cane Farm

Step 4: Plant the seeds you gathered earlier:

Planted Seeds

Step 5: Wait for your plants to grow (Or use the watering can to quickly grow them):

Grown Crops

Grown Sugar Cane

Step 6: Start crafting food. All the recipes you need to craft the sandwich are below:
Pot and Bucket of water = Salt

Sugar cane = Sugar

Note: You can replace the Wheat for any of the Grain mentioned earlier:

Motar and Pestle + grain = Flour

The Peanut in this picture can be ANY crop, all you need is the seeds:

ANY crop = Seeds

The seeds in this picture can be ANY seeds:

Any seeds + juicer = Cooking oil

The Peanut in this picture can be any of the nuts listed in the crop list earlier:

Nuts + cooking oil + motar and pestle = Nut butter

Flour Salt Water And mixing bowl = dough

Dough + Bakeware = Bread

The strawberry in this picture can be replaced by most fruits:

Fruit + Sugar + saucepan = Jam or Jelly

And finally you can craft all of that stuff together to make a sandwich:

Jam/Jelly + bread + Nut butter + cutting board = Sandwich (Finally)

Over 3 years agoLast edited: over 3 years ago