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How to get seagrass in Minecraft?

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How to get seagrass in Minecraft?

Minecraft spawns players into a randomly generated world with all kinds of different plants and animals (often referred to as mobs) among other creatures to fend off for themselves.

The ocean, just like in real life, are quite a mystery in Minecraft as well, not to mention full of precious items. In this article, we’re talking about how to get seagrass in Minecraft.

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Seagrass in Minecraft

Minecraft seagrass is a non-solid plant block that generates in all ocean biomes, except frozen oceans. It can breed turtles or suspend lava over water and can only be harvested using shears. 

There are two forms of seagrass — tall and small. It naturally generates in either form inside ocean biomes, near kelp and in rivers, underwater caves and swamps. Seagrass also replaces ice and plank as necessary. Sometimes, you can find it growing on gravel as well. 


Seagrass can be used to attract and breed turtles. Additionally, feeding seagrass to baby turtles increases their growth. Placing seagrass in compost increases its chance of reaching level one by 30%.

How to get seagrass in Minecraft?
Seagrass is found underwater and harvested using shears.

Seagrass is also fully resistant to lava, meaning it can cause lava to float over the water it’s growing. 

Harvesting seagrass

Before harvesting seagrass, you’re going to need to craft a shear, which requires two Iron Ingots. Once you have a shear, find a large body of water and swim near the floor or the walls to find seagrass. Harvesting seagrass with shear drops one or two seagrass items depending on whether you’re harvesting short or tall forms of it, respectively. 

Keep in mind that using any other tool, item, or even your fists will destroy seagrass and not drop anything. Apart from this, turtles also drop anywhere between zero to two seagrass items when killed. 

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Yadullah Abidi

Yadullah Abidi

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