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Minecraft Guide : Making an automatic Wheat farm
Introduction : What We are going to Make
Surely , if you play minecraft on survival and not on peaceful, food must be and is the most important necessity for your virtual life in minecraft. There are a number of sources available for this completing this necessity i.e. Pork from pigs, beef from cows , chicken, milk from cows, mushroom stew and The Mighty Wheat. Wheat can be used for a number of things like making bread as well as the ultimate cake and cookies. The Three main sources of wheat in minecraft are :
- destroying stray grass ( you get the seeds and then you have to grow them )
- NPC villages usually have a huge supply of wheat from their automatically generated farms
- Dungeon chests , one of the most hardest and most idiotic ways of obtaining wheat.
Once you get the seeds you can grow them on a block of Farmland (i.e. normal dirt block with a hoe used on it ). However, the farmland Block requires a continuous Supply of water to Stay intact or else it will turn into dirt again. However , if you plant the seeds before the reversal it will not transform ( but the effective time in which wheat grow will increase). Wheat Plants also require a light level of at least 9, therefore placing Torches are recommended. Wheat also serve as a breeding tool for making the animals to go to " Breeding Mode". Two Animals Fed with a wheat Bunch can breed together to from a little animal of the same species.
What we are going to make is a fully automated wheat farm in which you don't need to harvest every single Plant . What you just need is to switch on a lever to Get them. This Build requires a number of Dirt blocks, Water buckets, pistons, redstone repeaters, lever, torches, wood and redstone dust (don't become aggressive if i miss something)
So , Now Lets Try to make a fully automated Wheat Farm In minecraft that can fulfill your wheaty necessities .
Step 1 : Placing The Base
The First Step is to make a random Sized Raised rectangle made of dirt (or any other material) Ground . I've Used Dirt. The Base Doesn't need to be of this length however keep in mine that water will only flow to 8 blocks therefore make it only 10-16 blocks wide ( Hit and Trial : We Will be adjusting that afterwards).
Step 2 : Placing Pistons
Pistons will serve as the main Toggling mechanism for our farm . They will regulate the Water that will wipe out the wheat plants and then supply them to your footsteps.
Step 3 : Add Water For Growth
Water will in a Way Prevent the Farmland from transforming to dirt as well as speed up the growth of the plants . It is being added below the Farmland blocks in order to hide it from Evil Eyes. The Water Doesn't need to be flowing in a specific direction however.... It Looks GOOD.
You Could see that the water flows for only 8 blocks ,even if you break the block in front it will not flow further
Step 4 : Covering the water
We Are Now going to cover the water so as to make the the farmland block nourished by the water underneath ( The Dirt use to cover will become the Farmland block therefore don't use another block )
Step 5 : repeaters
Next Step is to arrange for powering the pistons . so place redstone repeaters behind the pistons and remove the back row of the base. make sure that you place the repeaters while facing towards the pistons and not away from them as you want the power to go to the pistons.
Step 6 : Wiring
Connect the open ends of the repeaters with the help of a redstone wire and run the wire to the front of the farm. I've Placed a repeater in between to amplify the power.
Step 7 : Connect a Lever
The Title Defines it all but make sure the lever is accessible to you.
Step 8 : Water Toggler
Put wooden blocks over the pistons only 1 block high. These will serve as passage to allow water. When ON the water will not flow on the crops
Step 9 : Walled !
Make a Three block high (from the ground , place two blocks over the pre-placed dirt blocks) wall around the farm as shown to stop the water from overflowing when in ON condition.
Step 10 : Housing the Water
We need to build a mechanism to house the water above the wood blocks (when pistons in on condition) to stop the water and make it go when the pistons go OFF.
To do it Place Dirt (or something else solid) behind the wooden blocks , on sides as well as above them (leaving 1 block of air) to make a housing as shown in the pictures. Now put a bucket of water in the left space. at first the water will overflow. Now cover this 1 wide stretch of water with any solid block as shown in consecutive pics
Step 11: last Steps
your farm is now almost complete as you can see that the piston mechanism has started working now. However, a footstep delivery system is still missing. So, now dig the block immediately in front of the point where water stops, you will see water underneath, replace that water with dirt block and make a wall around it.
Step 12 : Water Delivery
Now Put water at the farthest end of the delivery system so that it flows towards right inside the just made pit. Also Put stairs at the rightmost end to climb on the Delivery system and receive your harvest.
Step 13 : Real Last Step
Your Farm is ready . Hoe the whole area and plant wheat seeds. When fully Grown Press the lever and stand at the delivery point. At first the farmland will easily transform back to dirt but soon it will absorb water and remain there.
Don't forget to add torches around the plants to provide light at night
Thx For Reading
~ Hopes and Faith -AcisAce