The above should help you remember the pattern, and it's a cool tune to listen to. Video showcasing efficient designs A common design, replace the vines with string A standard cacti farm usually looks something like this. Use the cacti as your guide, and only break the blocks directly above the cacti. Continue digging until the hole looks like this: 3. The wall will prevent the water in the next step from flowing out the back end of the farm. Because we're adding this second half of the farm, this will net you about 32 extra cacti, bringing the grand total to 64 one stack cacti.
Make sure there is a one block gap between the slab and the walls holding in the water. If you'd prefer the minecart-with-hopper system , skip this step. You can ensure lossless harvesting by pushing the Sand block that the Cactus is growing on upwards, as it will break all of the constituent Cactus blocks at the same time so none of them can be destroyed. However, if there's no Creative mode, your only option is to find it randomly growing on the map. Also I do know how to build a farm without breaking blocks, but with the method I use you don't have to wait around for the cactus to grow.
Go back to the front of your farm, and place your building material on top of the front cactus. Add water at each corner left and right in the trench you just dug out. Start placing the rest of your cacti, if you haven't already. Nobody is denied from the plot and you can easily get cacti. This will dye the sheep permanently and it will produce the dyed color from then on out.
There is the cost of time, effort, and resources. You will now break every other block in the line you just created. Use images below for reference if you're stuck. Then break the nether brick wall that is on top of the cactus. Continue building a line across the top of the cacti.
This back wall should be two blocks tall. Just do the exact same thing you did in the previous step, but make every line two blocks high instead of one. On the back top layer, place water at the furthest point in all 5 trenches. It makes the gathering process quick so you don't waste any time! Find the center of your trench and dig a 3 by 2 hole that is one block deep. Break every block that is directly above the cacti. And then break the cobblestone block that is closest to the glass. Most of the differences in cactus farm desgns are in how the cactus and breaking blocks are arrayed per level and how one stacks multiple levels.
Step 2 Structure Continue building your layout backwards, as the first blocks you placed will be the front of your cactus farm. First, I like to start with placing the ice, and deciding how big you want your farm to be, in this case, I'll be making a small 14x16 cacti farm. A lot less items will be clear lagged because of the speed of the ice. It's even easier this way if you place your cacti first. Xisumavoid covers efficiency tests for various ways of doing a cactus farm. The purpose of the ice is to make the items go faster, which trust me, will make your farm a lot better.
To the left and right of the sand blocks, one block away, place your building material. Add a hole at the front center of the 3 by 2 hole and change the bottom to a material of your choice. Whenever you need cactus, just open a chest and add the cactus to your inventory and never run out of cactus again! Step 9 Top Layer Building off of the beginning top layer we already made, create solid blocks like you did for the bottom layer. Mumbo Jumbo builds a cactus farm, but he kinda forgets how best to do it. Next, place a block directly behind it building towards the back of the farm. Please do not vote or favorite under any circumstances.
Actually, the strings arent efficient. When you are satisfied that the placement of the pistons is correct, remove the sand and ground where the redstone goes. However, the cactus will break when the tree grows. Use the cacti as your guide, and only break the blocks directly above the cacti. Build each line out so that they are 8 blocks long. Just do the exact same thing you did in the previous step, but make every line two blocks high instead of one.
For lime green you need to use the green dye and craft it with bone meal. The wall will prevent the water in the next step from flowing out the back end of the farm. This hole should extend the entire width of your farm. Remember - You will only be breaking the blocks that would be directly on top of the cacti. Place a row of slabs of your preference a couple blocks above the water. Place cacti in the same pattern I did below. For the final step, you need to make a collection area.