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frobalt

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[Tutorial] Efficient Farm Design
« on: July 02, 2013, 06:27:07 am »
Not sure if this is the right forum for it, but anyway:

http://i.imgur.com/QdorsYS.jpg

Recently, I decided I need an efficient farm so looked on the wiki for designs. The most efficient flat design is a 9x9 square with the centre being the water source. Using this method, you get 80 blocks of hydrated farm land for 1 block of water.

This is still a fairly small farm, however, and doesn't get the full potential. I found that a good way of expanding upon this is to have an 18x18 far, which is basically 4 9x9 farms in a square.

This way, you can plant exactly 5 stacks of produce.

To farm it easily, I'd recommend putting glowstone directly on top of the water source. This prevents you from falling in the water and provides a good light source.

However, you'll also need a light source placed around the centre of the farm. As you can see, i've placed glowstone on the corner blocks of all 4 farms, 2 blocks in the air so it doesn't prevent you from replanting.

To harvest, take a bucket of water and place it on top of each glowstone block (not the floating ones in the centre ofc). Replanting can be done fairly efficiently as well.

Planting 5 stacks of potatoes, I can easily get close to 10 stacks in output (after having replanted).

Enjoy!

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Re: [Tutorial] Efficient Farm Design
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2013, 07:48:47 am »
Ah, Sweet! I like the farm design. Thanks =)










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Re: [Tutorial] Efficient Farm Design
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2013, 07:59:15 am »
Good thinking!!! ill have to experiment with it.

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Re: [Tutorial] Efficient Farm Design
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2013, 09:05:33 am »
id preffer a farm that collects it all at 1 spot

King of the melons and gold ;)
im afraid i have to stop you there  :D
http://project-nerd.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/99571841732349882_gm8vBwJ2_f.jpg
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Re: [Tutorial] Efficient Farm Design
« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2013, 06:58:23 pm »
id preffer a farm that collects it all at 1 spot




You have to replant anyway so collection can be done while replanting :)

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Re: [Tutorial] Efficient Farm Design
« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2013, 08:36:04 pm »
id preffer a farm that collects it all at 1 spot

King of the melons and gold ;)
im afraid i have to stop you there  :D
http://project-nerd.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/99571841732349882_gm8vBwJ2_f.jpg

OMFG That is fricken hilarious LOL