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Posted 09 January 2011 - 01:04 AM

Edit: This is in my opinion the most efficient way to farm, best yield per land and if you sneak it is quite easy to get your crops, but never did I say everyone else thinks that way, this is an opinion not a factual post.

This is what I think is the most efficient and best way to farm crops in Minecraft, I hope you enjoy.

PS: You can also place the source block one block under where I have it, and it will still hydrate the crops. Also you can sneak and not break you're crops.

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Posted 09 January 2011 - 01:05 AM

KOOKAJAMO, LONG TIME NO POST BUD. And I love the video btw.

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Posted 09 January 2011 - 01:42 AM

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KOOKAJAMO, LONG TIME NO POST BUD. And I love the video btw.

O.o I hope that was sarcasm.

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Posted 09 January 2011 - 02:05 AM

Did'nt undestand at all the water/hyddratation thingy till your video... thank you very much!

but it is just in the same level AMIRITE?
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Posted 09 January 2011 - 03:26 AM

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Did'nt undestand at all the water/hyddratation thingy till your video... thank you very much!

but it is just in the same level AMIRITE?

You can be one block above or below with the water :Diamond:
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Posted 09 January 2011 - 03:41 AM

When the crops are ready you'll trample the dirt. And you have to till the land every single time.
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Posted 09 January 2011 - 03:42 AM

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MasterCrenox said:

KOOKAJAMO, LONG TIME NO POST BUD. And I love the video btw.

O.o I hope that was sarcasm.

Ty :D
Noo, it wasn't.

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Posted 09 January 2011 - 04:06 AM

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When the crops are ready you'll trample the dirt. And you have to till the land every single time.
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Posted 09 January 2011 - 04:11 AM

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Kookajamo said:

MasterCrenox said:

KOOKAJAMO, LONG TIME NO POST BUD. And I love the video btw.

O.o I hope that was sarcasm.

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Noo, it wasn't.

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Posted 09 January 2011 - 09:46 AM

The problem is that this involves walking all over your crops, forcing you to sneak.
Even then it's not the best way, as you'd be better off placing the water under those glass blocks to maximise the amount of farmable land you have. This also means you won't have a hole in the middle of your field to have to collect stuff out of quite often.
Hans Lemurson (sp?) did a brilliant thread on how to farm in a space-efficient yet quick-to-use way... Here.
viewtopic.php?f=35&t=80443&hilit=hans+lemurson+farming

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Posted 09 January 2011 - 11:13 AM

A few things:

• Water only absorbs horizontally.
• That farm must be a pain in the ass to harvest without degrading that soil.
• If you left that one planted square alone, the block would have been saturated and it would have grown fine. I plant on dry blocks all the time, and come back to see them irrigated.

However, if there is one thing I must commend you for, it is that your video visually demonstrates how irrigation works in Minecraft.

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Posted 09 January 2011 - 11:20 AM

Wow, no way that's the most efficient. Perhaps in land used per water block, but not in time spent/crop.

When you harvest, you have to jump down. This likely means -1 crop per block, as you need to get down to get to the center ones.

I believe the best would be a 6 wide strip with a lane of wtaer in the middle. Between your farm blocks, you put a material you walk on, at the same height.

That way you will never have to walk on your farmland, save for some crops falling there (which doesnt take long while sneaking). Most crops will either fall towards you or into the water, so the current drags it to the end.

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Posted 09 January 2011 - 11:40 AM

I use this method too. It's the quickest way to farm, and you have more wheat in the same area.
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Posted 09 January 2011 - 02:47 PM

Turiko said:

Wow, no way that's the most efficient. Perhaps in land used per water block, but not in time spent/crop.

When you harvest, you have to jump down. This likely means -1 crop per block, as you need to get down to get to the center ones.

I believe the best would be a 6 wide strip with a lane of wtaer in the middle. Between your farm blocks, you put a material you walk on, at the same height.

That way you will never have to walk on your farmland, save for some crops falling there (which doesnt take long while sneaking). Most crops will either fall towards you or into the water, so the current drags it to the end.


I said ignore the glass, did you actually watch the video?

This is easily the most efficient way to farm, you have grow the most in the smallest space and harvest at a pretty fast rate.
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Posted 09 January 2011 - 02:52 PM

Sadly, I am one that enjoys finding out little tricks like this but I admit that this has helped quite a bit with understanding what is needed to actually moisten the water. Usually I just have strips of water with strips of tilled land and seed on it.. but knowing now that I can sneak over it that'll clear up the fail running up and down the strips to harvest ;D.
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Posted 09 January 2011 - 03:06 PM

thekrimzonguard said:

The problem is that this involves walking all over your crops, forcing you to sneak.
Hans Lemurson (sp?) did a brilliant thread on how to farm in a space-efficient yet quick-to-use way... Here.
viewtopic.php?f=35&t=80443&hilit=hans+lemurson+farming
Yep, that's my preferred way as well. I tend to place reeds on the path itself though combining the wheat and reed farm into a single compact design.
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Posted 09 January 2011 - 03:07 PM

Thanks,needed that

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Posted 09 January 2011 - 03:37 PM

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Thanks,needed that

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Posted 09 January 2011 - 11:57 PM

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Sadly, I am one that enjoys finding out little tricks like this but I admit that this has helped quite a bit with understanding what is needed to actually moisten the water. Usually I just have strips of water with strips of tilled land and seed on it.. but knowing now that I can sneak over it that'll clear up the fail running up and down the strips to harvest ;D.

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Posted 10 January 2011 - 12:01 AM

Your really good at showing videos.

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