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Manual Farms
Difficulty Easy-Medium
Time Required 10-30min
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Manual Farms in Hexxit can be set up in a variety of shapes and sizes, most often it fits the personal desire and areas available to user with little to no work. In this, the farm setups are designed to be maximum area usage based around water source block hydration (where needed). Since these farms are manual, you will need to go back to them and harvest the plants and re-seed when necessary. None of these farms incorporate redstone systems or collection channels.

Necessary Items/Blocks Edit

These items are very standard in most farms, but may vary a bit.

  • Hoe
  • Plant Seeds
  • 1 Bucket (with Water)
  • Fencing material to prevent mobs from breaking plants as well as to prevent some growing areas for Melon, Pumpkin, Aloe Vera, and Saguaro Cactus.

Useful Items/Blocks Edit

These items are not necessary but can prove useful for manual farms.

Aloe Vera Edit

Aloe Vera is a 2 block tall plant when fully grown and produces Dandelion Yellow and Tumbleweeds next to the plant.

Tutorial - Manual Farms - Aloe Vera

Final layout for Aloe Vera

  1. Create a 9x9 area of dirt with center block left out (this will be for the water)
  2. Place the water in the center of this (This will leave 4 blocks to each edge from the water)
    • Optional: Place a Lilypad of Fertility atop the water to increase growth rate of plants. Alternatively, place a Lilypad to prevent falling into the water.
  3. Place columns of Aloe Vera every other block, starting with the water. Leaving the one strip on the edge empty (Preferably on the entry edge)
  4. Harvest Tumbleweed and Aloe Vera plants when necessary. Re-plant Aloe Vera if harvest.

Barley Edit

Tutorial - Manual Farms - Barley

Final Barley set-up

  1. Create a 9x9 area of dirt with center block left out (this will be for the water)
  2. Place the water in the center of this (This will leave 4 blocks to each edge from the water)
    • Optional: Place a Lilypad of Fertility atop the water to increase growth rate of plants. Alternatively, place a Lilypad to prevent falling into the water and potentially breaking crops when coming out.
  3. Till, using the hoe, the dirt blocks into Farmland.
  4. Plant Barley Seeds
  5. Harvest and re-plant when necessary

Mixed Berries Edit

This farm incorporates all 8 types of berries from the Overworld and Nether, where each berry gets 13 or 14 slots, but this set-up could be done for each berry individually or two (one for Overworld and another for Nether) if higher yields are desired.

Tutorial - Manual Farms - Berry Bushes

Final layout of mixed berry field (ignore fences atop berries)

  1. Create a 9x9 area of dirt, have Netherrack on-hand for nether berries
  2. Along one edge, place two types of berries, the furthest one having five
  3. Along opposite edge, place two types of nether berries, replacing dirt with Netherrack and further having five
  4. Give two blocks of space on the Overworld berries side and place the remaining two types of berries in a similar fashion.
  5. Give two blocks of space on the Nether berries side and place the remaining types of berries in a similar fashion.
  6. Wait for the middle berry bush to grow fully and to start a second bush on top, when there is a second bush, destroy the bottom-most one and place the first type of berry in that column here. This allows the other berry bush to exist on top of the other without it breaking and gives 13 and 14 berry plants per type (instead of 12 and 15)
    • This process can be sped up by using Bone Meal.
    • Attempting to place different berry bushes on top of each other can not be done normally. This method allows you to circumvent this placement issue as it'll grow on each other
  7. Don't worry about the berry bushes becoming too tall, they only ever reach 3 bushes high maximum so there is no need to cap them with fencing.
  8. Harvest berries when necessary.

Cactus Edit

Tutorial - Manual Farms - Cactus

Final cactus layout

  1. Create a 9x9 area of dirt
  2. Replace center with sand
  3. Go diagonal from center and place sand
  4. Repeat step 3 until area is completed, leaving a one-block edge (to allow fencing material to be placed)
  5. Plant cactus on sand (Careful of taking damage)
  6. Harvest base cactus (to prevent massive item loss) and re-plant when necessary

Carrots Edit

Tutorial - Manual Farms - Carrot

Final carrot farm set-up

  1. Create a 9x9 area of dirt with center block left out (this will be for the water)
  2. Place the water in the center of this (This will leave 4 blocks to each edge from the water)
    • Optional: Place a Lilypad of Fertility atop the water to increase growth rate of plants. Alternatively, place a Lilypad to prevent falling into the water and potentially breaking crops when coming out.
  3. Till, using the hoe, the dirt blocks into Farmland.
  4. Plant Carrots
  5. Harvest and re-plant when necessary

Cocoa Edit

Tutorial - Manual Farms - Cocoa

Final cocoa farm

  1. Create a 9x9 area of dirt
  2. Place a two-block high column of Jungle Wood on one side
  3. Place a two-block high column on the opposite side
  4. Give two blocks space between the outside columns and place two central two-block high columns
  5. Plant Cocoa Beans on the Jungle Wood where there is a two-block gap between the Jungle Wood (See image for final layout)
  6. Harvest and re-plant when necessary

Coconuts Edit

Tutorial - Manual Farms - Coconuts

Final coconut farm

  1. Create a 9x9 area of dirt
  2. Place a two-block high column of Palm Tree Log on one side
  3. Place a two-block high column on the opposite side
  4. Give two blocks space between the outside columns and place two central two-block high columns
  5. Plant Coconut Seeds on the upper Palm Tree Log where there is a two-block gap between the Palm Tree Logs (See "Final coconut farm" image for layout)
  6. Harvest and re-plant when necessary

Cotton Edit

  1. Create a 9x9 area of dirt with center block left out (this will be for the water)
  2. Place the water in the center of this (This will leave 4 blocks to each edge from the water)
    • Optional: Place a Lilypad of Fertility atop the water to increase growth rate of plants. Alternatively, place a Lilypad to prevent falling into the water and potentially breaking crops when coming out.
  3. Till, using the hoe, the dirt blocks into Farmland.
  4. Plant Cotton Seeds
  5. Harvest and re-plant when necessary

Gysahl Greens Edit

  1. Create a 9x9 area of dirt with center block left out (this will be for the water)
  2. Place the water in the center of this (This will leave 4 blocks to each edge from the water)
    • Optional: Place a Lilypad of Fertility atop the water to increase growth rate of plants. Alternatively, place a Lilypad to prevent falling into the water and potentially breaking crops when coming out.
  3. Till, using the hoe, the dirt blocks into Farmland.
  4. Plant Gysahl Seeds
  5. Harvest and re-plant when necessary

Melon Edit

If no fencing material is used for the outside edges and the middle, it is possible the melons to grow outside the desired farming area. Using blocks around the area and the middle (with the water) will make it easier to farm as they'll all be in their columns.

Tutorial - Manual Farms - Melon and Pumpkin

Layout before melon seeds being placed.

Tutorial - Manual Farms - Melon

Final melon farm set-up

  1. Create a 9x9 area of dirt with center block left out (this will be for the water)
  2. Place the water in the center of this (This will leave 4 blocks to each edge from the water)
    • Optional: Place a Lilypad of Fertility atop the water to increase growth rate of the plant stems (will not affect production rate). Alternatively, place a Lilypad to prevent falling into the water and potentially breaking crops when coming out.
  3. Till one edge, the other edge (parallel), and parallel next to the water (See image for layout)
  4. Plant Melon Seeds on tilled soil.
  5. Harvest Melons when necessary

Nether Wart Edit

Since water doesn't affect the growth rate of Nether Wart, the Lilypad of Fertility will not be very useful for growing.

Tutorial - Manual Farms - Nether Wart

Final nether wart set-up

  1. Create a 9x9 area of Soul Sand
  2. Plant Nether Wart
  3. Harvest and re-plant when necessary

Potatoes Edit

Tutorial - Manual Farms - Potatoes

Final potato farm set-up

  1. Create a 9x9 area of dirt with center block left out (this will be for the water)
  2. Place the water in the center of this (This will leave 4 blocks to each edge from the water)
    • Optional: Place a Lilypad of Fertility atop the water to increase growth rate of plants. Alternatively, place a Lilypad to prevent falling into the water and potentially breaking crops when coming out.
  3. Till, using the hoe, the dirt blocks into Farmland.
  4. Plant Potatoes
  5. Harvest and re-plant when necessary

Pumpkin Edit

If no fencing material is used for the outside edges and the middle, it is possible the pumpkins to grow outside the desired farming area. Using blocks around the area and the middle (with the water) will make it easier to farm as they'll all be in their columns.

Tutorial - Manual Farms - Melon and Pumpkin

Layout before pumpkin seeds being placed.

Tutorial - Manual Farms - Pumpkin

Final pumpkin farm set-up

  1. Create a 9x9 area of dirt with center block left out (this will be for the water)
  2. Place the water in the center of this (This will leave 4 blocks to each edge from the water)
    • Optional: Place a Lilypad of Fertility atop the water to increase growth rate of the plant stems (will not affect production rate). Alternatively, place a Lilypad to prevent falling into the water and potentially breaking crops when coming out.
  3. Till one edge, the other edge (parallel), and parallel next to the water (See image for layout)
  4. Plant Pumpkin Seeds on tilled soil.
  5. Harvest Pumpkins when necessary

Saguaro Cactus Edit

Saguaro Cactus is a bit more difficult to farm due to it relying on rainfall to happen in order for it to produce fruit and that if no blocks are placed on the outside of the farm area, fruit may spawn on the opposite side of where it should be

Tutorial - Manual Farms - Saguaro Cactus Layout

Layout before Saguaro Cactus being placed.

Tutorial - Manual Farms - Saguaro Cactus

Final Saguaro Cactus layout

  1. Create a 9x9 area
  2. Place the water in the center of this (This will leave 4 blocks to each edge from the water)
    • Optional: Place a Lilypad to prevent falling into the water.
  3. Place sand on one edge, the other edge (parallel), and parallel next to the water (See image for layout)
  4. Place Saguaro Cactus on the Sand, 2 blocks high
  5. Harvest fruit when necessary.

Sugar Canes Edit

Sugar Cane is another difficult farm to do as there is two standard ways to set this type of farm up. The first being space efficient, and the second being harvest efficient.

Space Efficient

This will require multiple buckets of water, so an infinite spring should be created.

Tutorial - Manual Farms - Efficient Reeds

Final space efficient Sugar Cane layout

  1. Create a 9x9 area of dirt with center block left out (this will be for the water)
  2. Place the water in the center of this (This will leave 4 blocks to each edge from the water)
    • Optional: Place a Lilypad to prevent falling into the water and potentially breaking crops when coming out.
  3. Go two blocks to the left of the water, and down one block and dig it out.
  4. Place another water block here.
  5. Repeat step 3 until at edge of farm.
  6. Go two blocks to the right of the water (opposite of where you went left), and up one block and dig it out.
  7. Place another water block here
  8. Repeat step 6 until at edge of farm.
  9. Go two blocks up from the water and left one block, then dig it out.
  10. Place another water block here.
  11. Repeat step 9 until at edge of farm.
  12. Repeat step 3 and 6 at these new water blocks until at edge of farm.
  13. Go two blocks below from the water and right one block, then dig it out.
  14. Place another water block here.
  15. Repeat step 13 until at edge of farm.
  16. Repeat step 3 and 6 at these new water blocks until at edge of farm.
  17. Plant Sugar Canes at places around water
  18. Harvest second row when necessary.
Harvest Efficient

The Space efficient farm is often more difficult to set-up but can produce a lot more sugar cane then this method, although this method is more friendly to expansion designs as the columns are simpler to expand upon rather than counting blocks.

Tutorial - Manual Farms - Harvest Efficient Reeds

Final harvest efficient Sugar Cane column layout

  1. Create a 9x9 area of dirt
  2. Place water along one edge
    • Optional: Place Lilypads atop the water to make it easier to acquire the fallen items instead of going into the water to collect.
  3. Place water along the opposite edge
  4. Place water two blocks away from both edge waters
  5. Place Sugar Canes along the water sources
  6. Harvest second row when necessary.

Wheat Edit

Tutorial - Manual Farms - Wheat

Final Wheat farm layout

  1. Create a 9x9 area of dirt with center block left out (this will be for the water)
  2. Place the water in the center of this (This will leave 4 blocks to each edge from the water)
    • Optional: Place a Lilypad of Fertility atop the water to increase growth rate of plants. Alternatively, place a Lilypad to prevent falling into the water and potentially breaking crops when coming out.
  3. Till, using the hoe, the dirt blocks into Farmland.
  4. Plant Seeds
  5. Harvest and re-plant when necessary