Minecraft Auto-harvest Wheat Farm

Introduction: Minecraft Auto-harvest Wheat Farm

About: I'm a homeschooled teen with too much time on my hands. I have two dogs (tweedle dumb and tweedle dumber) and I spend all my free time goofing off to the full extent of the law. I'm very random, sarcastic an...

hey people! its time to build a wheat farm! this is my first 'ible so enjoy!

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Step 1: Eradicate Chickens

make sure you have no chickens in the area. this is a crucial step DO NOT SKIP!

Step 2: Build a Platform

build a 6x7 dirt platform and one more with 3 blocks in between

Step 3: Build Walls

build a wall around your platform with 2 blocks high on the side with a trench around the dirt on 3 sides, repeat on other side

Step 4: Fill Trenches

add water to the trenches on both sides

Step 5: Cover Water

cover the water the length of the trenches

Step 6: Build Contraption

build up the center, between the two dirt platforms. place 1x2 block high rise in the center. place pistons on both sides facing in. place wall along the edge. build a 3x4 rectangle above the pistons with a hollow center

Step 7: Place a Block

place a block behind and below the pistons

Step 8: Fire Up Contraption

place a redstone repeater behind the pistons facing the piston, lay down a redstone dust line along the edge of the wall, above the dirt and bring it down to the front and place a lever.

Step 9: Pull the Lever

PULL THE LEVER!!! pull it to make sure that you have the redstone circuitry in check, the pistons should close together like in the pic. put some water into the hollow rectangle above the pistons (while they are closed)

Step 10: Till the Soil

till the soil! it now should be watering the soil (the water in the trenches next to the dirt)plant your crops and wait

Step 11: Planting Time!

plant your crops. potatos, carrots and wheat will work in this contraption and............. wait........(5 days later) you crop should be grown by now so...

Step 12: Harvest!

PULL THE LEVER!!!! pull it... just do it.... you know you want to... when you pull the lever the water will come down and harvest the crop! sometimes it may miss the corners so what you want to do is place 2 blocks in front of the waterflow like in the pic. and the water should flow all the way to the end!

Step 13: Replant

replant. repeat. replant. repeat. ect. ect. ect.

Step 14:

note: i did this on creative so i could show you better but it works just as well on survival. you do NOT have to re-till the soil after the water flows through it. questions and comments appreciated! but be nice this is my first 'ible

have fun and keep crafting!!

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26 Discussions

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RayS145
RayS145

Question 10 months ago

Can't seem to get the waterflow to stop when I close the pistons? I know this is an old post, anyone know if its a problem with my build or the fault of an update?

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AdamC338
AdamC338

Answer 3 months ago

I have the same problem. I just got a bucket and got rid of the water from under the pistons

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Tyrant46290
Tyrant46290

Answer 8 months ago

Water now flows through open pistons. To solve this....
Take out the 2 pistons, get 2 sticky pistons. Put the sticky pistons on the block that was placed behind the regular pistons and get rid of the repeaters. Place a block on the sticky pistons.

Note: you can make a ton of hoppers, remove 1 line from each side so the squares are 6x6 and make those lines hoppers running to the middle and that one into a chest by your lever. You can then make a line of hoppers down the middle so both sides go into 1 chest. Just make sure the hoppers point into the next one by crouching and placing it on the side of the next hopper. Usually have to work front to back.

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zakary8002
zakary8002

Answer 9 months ago

The update

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Michaelpeter1999
Michaelpeter1999

Answer 10 months ago

I Had the same problem , i think it is the update. I am going to try use dispensers where the pistons are to see if they will have the same effect instead.

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AnnD36
AnnD36

Question 5 months ago on Step 12

does it work with potatos?

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ChickentHunter15
ChickentHunter15

6 months ago on Step 1

HOW DARE YOU MOJANG. Zombies already dropped feathers before, there's no need for chickens! KFC ain't that good.

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ChickentHunter15
ChickentHunter15

Tip 6 months ago on Step 12

You could also add some hoppers where the wheat and seeds collect too! And, using a mix of more hoppers and a minecart system, you could connect the collection hoppers to a compact sorter! All these possibilities sprouting from one creation! That's the beauty of minecraft.

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Petergrag
Petergrag

5 years ago on Introduction

You could simply automate this using a redstone system with a lot of redstone repeaters, calculating when the crops will be all growen and than putting dispensers at the end to collect the crops.

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Tyrant46290
Tyrant46290

Reply 8 months ago

Why? So your field sits unplanted for a long time?

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koolkitten2017
koolkitten2017

2 years ago

thanks this is helpful and im doing this as a school project

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danila_destroyer
danila_destroyer

2 years ago

Can you make more minecraft redstone creations. This one really helped getting food supply.

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linx3
linx3

3 years ago

now in 1.8 or newer you can use villagers :)

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WolfCommander13
WolfCommander13

5 years ago

That....would be...EPIC! And you could redesign it a little and have dispensers and hoppers so it would be totally automatic and self sustaining by sorting the wheat from the seeds and taking them to the dispensers via hoppers! :0 we need to find a way to build this! You have opened up so many possibilities!

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knm802
knm802

5 years ago

Cool Jesse, I will do this!

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WolfCommander13
WolfCommander13

5 years ago

Did you also know that you don't need water and tilled soil to plant flowers? You can plant them on regular untilled dirt/grass blocks. You only need water and tilled soil for growing wheat, potatoes and carrots! If you have any questions (and I'm not trying to sound smart) feel free to ask me! I've been playing a long time and know quite a bit about minecraft.

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WolfCommander13
WolfCommander13

5 years ago

Chicken jockeys are baby zombies (baby zombies... What will the think of next?!) riding chickens. Like a spider jockey except... With chickens and baby zombies instead of skeletons and spiders! :)

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Newell_Jalynn
Newell_Jalynn

5 years ago

No I haven't what are they? (Chicken jockey)