Farming is much more than a humble downtime activity in Valheim. It unlocks a huge variety of different foods and potions. You should build a farm early and start cultivating yummy vegetables that will feed your adventuring habit. Honey is also a must. One cannot be a Viking without mead.
We recommend replanting trees around your base otherwise you might end up deforesting the entire area. You will get plenty of seeds, so just make sure you don’t plant them too close together and your orchard will be full in no time.
Table of Farmables
How to Farm
You will want to replant crops as seed crops to replenish your supply of seeds. Carrots and Turnips can be planted as Seed Carrots or Seed Turnips which will yield 3 seeds.
Replant 1/3 of your harvest as seeds to maintain your total crop supply and replant more than 1/3 to increase your supply.
Make sure you protect your farms. Monsters are obsessed with carrots for some reason and will invade your farms and destroy everything — a single greydwarf can ruin your whole harvest.
Here’s the step-by-step:
- Prepare the area
- Build a workbench and enclosure
- Cultivate the soil
- Enclose the farm in fences or stakewalls
- Plant everything
And a quick video of me making a new farm:
How to Raise Bees
Bees can be a little tough to come by but they’re fabulous. These little critters will help you make the core ingredient in every Viking’s favorite beverage — mead.
You will need to find some Queen Bees by searching abandoned structures in the Meadows of Black Forest (needs confirmation). Once you have some, you can construct beehives. We always place our beehives on something elevated like a fence or wood pole 1m, but that’s not a requirement.
Make sure the bees aren’t too close or they will be unhappy. You can always check on your bees by pressing
E on their hive. Once they’re placed, you just have to wait for them to make honey.
Beehives can hold 4 honey. Beehives produce 1 honey every 20 minutes.