Cacti are a useful resource in Minecraft, as they can be used for green dye, experience farms, and more. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to make a cactus farm in Minecraft:
- Sand blocks
- Cactus blocks
- Water source blocks
- Building blocks (glass, stone bricks, etc.)
- Find a suitable location for your cactus farm. Cacti can only grow on sand, so make sure you have enough sand blocks for the size of your farm.
- Clear out an area for your farm. You can make your farm as big or small as you want, but keep in mind that each block of sand can only house one cactus plant.
- Place your sand blocks in rows, leaving a space in each cardinal direction of a cactus. Cacti cannot be placed next to any other block.
- Plant your cactus blocks on the sand blocks.
- Place water source blocks at the end of each row of cacti. The water will flow down the rows and collect any cactus blocks that fall off.
- Place chests at the end of the water flow, and hoppers leading into the chests. This will automatically collect any cactus blocks that fall off and store them in the chests.
If you want to make an automatic cactus farm, there are many designs available online. Some designs use redstone and pistons to automate the process, while others use water flow and hoppers. Here are some resources to help you get started:
- Simple 1.20 Automatic Cactus Farm Tutorial
- Most Efficient Cactus Farm Designs
- Easy Automatic Cactus Farm! Minecraft 1.18 Java, Bedrock, Xbox, Ps, Windows 10
- Possibly The Most OP Cactus Farm?
- Tutorials/Cactus farming – Minecraft Wiki
Remember to always hit the base of the cactus when harvesting, as hitting the tops may cause it to fall onto itself and destroy any items that fall on top of it. With a little effort, you can create a reliable source of cacti for all your Minecraft needs.