How to get fertilizer in Lego Fortnite

Fertilizer is a resource you’ll have to find in Lego Fortnite if you want to do any farming — something that will make exploring the hot and cold biomes a lot easier. You won’t need it to level up your village or make better weapons and tools, but having it will make your life a lot easier.

Our Lego Fortnite guide will explain how to get fertilizer and what you’ll use it for.

How to get fertilizer in Lego Fortnite

There’s not delicate way to say this, but, just as it does in the real world, fertilizer in Lego Fortnite comes from the back end of an animal — specifically, chickens, sheep, and cows. You’ll find it on the ground in areas where they’ve been hanging out.

Lego Fortnite player collecting fertilizer near some sheep Image: Epic Games via Polygon

There’s no secret to collecting it. You just kind of have to wait around near some animals and they’ll eventually, um, produce some.

Dropping food the animal likes to eat — like vines, fruit, and vegetables — might get them to drop some fertilizer faster, but it seems to be fairly random. Just wait them out and check the ground around them.

What you’ll use fertilizer for in Lego Fortnite

You’ll need fertilizer for only one build in Lego Fortnite: a garden plot (1 fertilizer and 2 soil). You can get the soil readily by digging literally anywhere with a shovel. You’ll find the garden plot at the bottom of the Utility tab in your build menu.

Lego Fortnite player and villagers standing in a garden
I’ll finish the fence eventually.
Image: Epic Games via Polygon

Garden plots allow you to grow your own food from seeds by transferring the seeds into the plot of soil’s storage. You’ll find seeds in chests as you explore, or you can make them from any fruit or vegetable at a grain mill (20 knotwood rod, 20 granite slabs, 3 shells).

Looking for more on Lego Fortnite? Check out our Lego Fortnite beginners guide. We also have guides on how to play multiplayer with your buddies, how to find caves, and how to build a successful village. And if you’re looking for places to go, see our list of the best seeds in Lego Fortnite.