Sunday, April 17, 2011

Simple Farming With Bonemeal



Today I'm going to cover a simple farm system that I use. The system is only good if you have a good source of Bonemeal to grow crops with. I start off with a simple system 15 blocks long as seen to the right with water in the middle and walkways on both sides. After this I use a continuous 3 step process to farm. 







 Step 1: Plant

Run up the both sides and plant seeds on all spots. 33 seeds are needed for a full harvest.








 Step 2: Grow
With this system the next step is to grow each of the crops with a piece of bonemeal. Again, 33 bonemeal are needed or a total of 9 bones.







 Step 3: Harvesting

After this I go through and break every wheat, it is optional to collect items on the walkway during this step. Some of the wheat and seeds will be tunneled down through the water to be collected at the bottom
















If you do this process multiple times, during step one you will collect all of the wheat dropped onto the sides.

Once Piston's come out (Notch has confirmed that this won't be in Beta 1.5 so it may take a while) I will create an automatic collection system and share it.




 

14 comments:

  1. Just tried this out, thanks! was fun to build

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  2. Love Minecraft! Didn't know this, thanks a lot dude

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  3. I've just recently got into minecraft.. Thanks for the tips. Following for sure

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  4. cool, i might use this sometime...

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  5. Cool will check this out tonight. Awesome.

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  6. Love your blog man, I'll have to try this at some point.

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  7. Already knew about that, I made a house on top of it.

    Following your blog (:

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  8. Nice stuff, man. Definitely could help me if I decide to start playing.

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  9. I didn't know crap about farming in minecraft, thanks for the tips :d

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  10. i just started so this post is super useful! i'm gonna go find some bonemeal.

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