In Minecraft, sugar cane is a plant that you can use for crafting rockets, making books for bookshelves and trading paper. Also, you are able to use it with a composter to be able to get bonemeal. However, melon farms are probably more suitable for this.
The reason for why you come here may be because you are looking for some information about Sugar Cane Farm using observers. So, how to make a sugar cane farm with an observer? You are able to follow the steps below.
- The first thing that you have to do is to put down 16 blocks of sand in a straight line.
- The second step is that you have to put water at the sides of the sand line. And then, you have to surround the water with a block of your choice.
- Now, you have to put down your sugar cane.
- You must put down pistons and the observer blocks.
- After that, you need to put a block on the sides of the piston and put the redstone on it to link to the observers.
- In this step, you have to put two hoppers where the water meets and connect it to the chests.
- Here, you have to put some slabs above the chest and then incase it in a block of your choice. The glass looks best.
- Finally, the sugar cane observer farm is finished.
Instead of using an observer, you may want to make a sugar cane farm manually. If so, the first thing that you have to do is to choose a design. When you start it out, you have to put sugar cane on a river bank and it should be sufficient. However, it becomes impractical quickly when it is implemented on a large scale. You need to know that sugar cane farms need to balance between compactness, ease of harvest and difficulty to build.
There is also a double rowed design. It is not the most efficient of designs as it has only 2 canes per water, but it is relatively easy to build and harvest. Also, it is a good option for some of the semi-automatic designs. If you use this design, it is recommended for you to use flowing water rather than water sources. The reason why you can use this design is not only because it is easier to build it glowing, but when you harvest it, any items that fall into the water will flow into a central location.
You can also use a more efficient grid pattern design. This design has 4 sugar canes per water source. So, it is highly compact. The downsides are that it is more difficult to build and harvest. The difficulty in harvesting is able to be removed by putting lily pads or something the same on top of all water blocks. It will make the ground smooth and easy for you to walk on without falling. You are able to use light blocks under or above the water to prevent mob spawning.