Farming is one of the easiest ways to sustain a player in Minecraft. It generates food without much interaction, providing a wealth of produce after a long mining trip or escapade in the Nether. But it is a system not often addressed by modders, nor by Mojang in the past (now Microsoft). End3rb0rn of PlanetMinecraft decided to buff up the farming system a bit with the Extra Seeds mod.
Just as the name implies, this mod adds more plantable seeds to the game. It is true that their logical integrity is a bit… questionable, but it is nonetheless a useful mod.
To acquire new seeds, players must only break grass objects throughout the world as they normally would to find seeds. Each seed has a certain percentage chance to drop. The following seeds are available, ranked according to their rarity from most to least common:
Yes, I know, potatoes and carrots don’t have seeds. For that matter, I don’t think mycelium really should either, as it is just fungal growth. Use your imagination!
Planting each of these seeds except for the grass seed will grow the specified object. Bone meal can be used to speed them up like usual. Grass seeds will turn a dirt block into a grassy block – it will not spawn grass objects (pro tip: use bonemeal on grass blocks to create a bunch of grass!).
There is one other block in this mod -the Seed Machine.
This machine can be used to swap out seeds you don’t want for others. It is currently still in its early phases, as is the mod in general, so expect to see more content soon.
What I think of this mod: I love the idea of fleshing out the farming system. I hope this mod grows big enough to outshine mods like Witchery, which already has a quite robust list of new plants. It is off to a good start, but is starving for more content. Maybe more plants like tomatoes, squash, green beans, and cucumbers?
How to install Extra Seeds for Minecraft 1.7.10
Download and install Minecraft Forge mod loader
Download the latest version of Extra Seeds.
Hold Windows key and press R to open the Run… dialog, or go to Start > Run.
Enter %appdata% and navigate to your .minecraft/mods folder.
Drag and drop the .zip file downloaded in step 2 into this folder.
If this mod began including new plants (rather than seeds for existing objects), what would you like to see most? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.