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Talk:Tutorials/Cactus farming

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Cactus farms need water?[edit]

Cactus farms need water? Correct me if I'm wrong... –The preceding unsigned comment was added by Bbqroast (Talk|Contribs) . Please sign your posts with ~~~~!

I think you're right with that, since cacti don't need water to grow. But most of the time water is used in automated cacti farms to collect the blocks. So i would recommend a change here.DerGraph 17:03, 6 January 2011 (UTC)

Other methode for farm : place a catus over sand, and between 2 sand blocks in cross, and some water of course. It takes a day, and I experiment it on 666 seed... Achmed


It'd be nice if we could get grids showing what each level looks like. --Havvy 09:24, 9 May 2011 (UTC)


Did a recent update break the automatic harvesting of cacti? I just tried setting up a single cacti with a block adjacent to where its second block will grow into, and let it sit for two Minecraft days, and it never grew and auto-popped off. I had other cacti nearby that did grow, so enough time had definitely passed (other cacti grew from one to three blocks in that time). So has anyone gotten auto-harvesting cacti farms like this to work in 1.6.6? Or was that a "bug" that got fixed? --MidnightLightning 13:22, 3 June 2011 (UTC)

I dont understand how your on version 1.6.6 of minecraft seeing that we just got the pre-release of 1.2.5
I have yet to use the Pre-Release so I don't know if the farms are broken in 1.2.5 but I know that in Minecraft 1.2.4 the Cacti Farms are NOT broken. :Since I have started making cacti farms in 1.2.4 I noticed that it took an insanely long amount of time to produce 1 cacti piece. The reason for that is because the cactus knows that a block is next to where it wants to grow and it does not want to grow only to have its top fall out. I don't have the amount of time for 1 to grow with a top next to it but it is far faster to cut a cactus without the top falling off. The best way to get around the LOOOOOOOONG wait is to just make the farm huge. It produces more in the same amount of time that way.
User: Dcat
Note the date on the previous comment. -- Orthotope 23:39, 31 March 2012 (UTC)


So, with the advent of the full game, my fully automatic cactus farm that had previously turned roughly 1000 cacti per hour has fallen to some small fraction of that. Am I the only one experiencing this? 04:56, 20 November 2011 (UTC)

Square cacti farm (with water transport).[edit]

I have made an automatic cactus farm. It's a big square and the water will transport the cacti to the middle. Is it worth adding to the article?


Water requirement[edit]

Cactus don't need water to grow and currently the page suggests strongly that you do... something needs an update or change here. - Geocal 2019 Nov 3rd –Preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) at 10:19, 03 November 2019 (UTC). Please sign your posts with ~~~~

The wording seems fine to me (water is there to wash dropped cacti into hoppers). –Sonicwave talk 16:02, 3 November 2019 (UTC)