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#1 2014-08-27 10:06:35

darkrose
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Farming, and Creating Cotton.

Someone recently asked how to get cotton, and I realised it's a rather complex process as it requires farming... So, here's a little how to, with pic's!

The basics of starting a farm is getting mush, ash, and a shovel. From there you can get farm dirt and fertilizer. The fertilizer will then turn into seeds, and the seeds will grow into plants.

Mush falls naturally from apple trees, and can also be found on cactus. Basically any wild fruit will turn to mush once it's been 'ripe' for a while.
mush-under-apple.png

To get ash you need fire, when fire spreads it will burn out and drop ash.
So you need a firestarter too. First get underground and find some iron ore.
iron-ore.png

Then craft a furnace.
furnace-craft.png

And cook the ore into steel ingots.
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#2 2014-08-27 10:07:02

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Re: Farming, and Creating Cotton.

Next, find some gravel and start digging.
gravel.png

Digging gravel will randomly drop flint.
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Craft steel and flint together to make a firestarter.
firestarter-craft.png

Dig a tree, USE A PICK! You want the actual tree block, using an axe will give 6 wood instead of tree, which is not what you want in this case.
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#3 2014-08-27 10:07:46

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Re: Farming, and Creating Cotton.

Now, dig a hole in some grassy area.
fire-1.png
Put a tree block in it.
fire-2.png
And punch it with the firestarter tool. You have fire!
fire-3.png
In a few seconds the fire will spread to any wild/long/dead grass next to it, dig some and put it there if you need to.
fire-4.png
When the spread fire burns out it'll drop ash, grab it.
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#4 2014-08-27 10:09:38

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Re: Farming, and Creating Cotton.

The fire you lit will burn untill you either smother it with a block, or dig the tree out from under it; leave it there and as grass continues to grow you'll have a constant source of ash.

Now, craft ash and mush together, you'll get fertilizer.
fertilizer-craft.png

Next make yourself a shovel.
shovel-craft.png

Then dig some mud and place it next to or in water.
farm-1.png

Digging mud next to water turns it into farm dirt.
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#5 2014-08-27 10:10:26

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Re: Farming, and Creating Cotton.

You can then place your fertilizer on top of the farm dirt.
farm-fertilizer.png

Wait a little while, and the fertilizer will become seeds (randomly any of cotton, pumpkin, potato, wheat, beetroot, carrot, grape, or melon).
farm-seeds.png

The seeds will then grow...
farm-growth-1.png
and grow...
farm-growth-2.png
and grow...
farm-growth-3.png


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#6 2014-08-27 10:11:22

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Re: Farming, and Creating Cotton.

Dig that cotton plant, you'll get some seeds and string.
cotton-dig.png

Craft 4 string to make a cotton block.
cotton-craft.png

And start growing the size of your farm with the seeds.
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#7 2014-09-29 15:30:46

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Re: Farming, and Creating Cotton.

OK, but how to eat? Tried leftclick, tried rightclick, tried E, nothing works.

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#8 2014-09-29 18:55:35

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Re: Farming, and Creating Cotton.

place food on the ground and right click it


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#9 2015-01-06 18:38:51

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Re: Farming, and Creating Cotton.

This is a great guide for farming.
This is the very first voxel based game that I consider worth playing. And is my very first attempt at learning to play, So this guide was a huge help to me.
I set up a server on our home network, So that my wife and I can play any time we want, Independent of each other. And we are really enjoying it.

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#10 2015-01-07 08:21:25

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Re: Farming, and Creating Cotton.

Thanks, glad you're enjoying it. smile

I should also mention that cotton can now also be made by punching a sheep with shears... they'll drop string which can be crafted to cotton.


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#11 2015-03-26 03:45:15

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Re: Farming, and Creating Cotton.

So, seeds can't be obtained from wild grasses?

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#12 2015-03-26 06:02:31

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Re: Farming, and Creating Cotton.

no, why would you get pumpkin seeds from grass?

Also, you can now get mush from digging cactus; it drops randomly the same as gravel drops flint.


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#13 2015-03-28 02:40:06

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Re: Farming, and Creating Cotton.

darkrose wrote:

no, why would you get pumpkin seeds from grass?

Also, you can now get mush from digging cactus; it drops randomly the same as gravel drops flint.

I meant wheat, but I see why you didn't go with the random drop with grass.
Also, is there naturally spawning melons and pumpkin? Like sponges, but on land? Just wondering since I just started learning how to farm.

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#14 2015-03-28 05:12:56

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Re: Farming, and Creating Cotton.

no, they only grow in farms, though that's certainly a possibility.


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#15 2015-06-27 15:24:38

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Re: Farming, and Creating Cotton.

I've tried placing fertilizer on farm dirt a couple of times, but it doesn't seem to be turning into seeds. Confused, I tried reading through the source code to see if I could pin down the actual conditions where that happens, and I haven't been able to find any code that does that. However, I did find what looks like the code that would have done that in earlier releases which was removed almost a month ago in this commit: https://gitlab.com/voxelands/voxelands/ … fc3119f096

So, has the process for getting seeds changed? Or am I just doing it wrong?

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#16 2015-06-27 18:17:03

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Re: Farming, and Creating Cotton.

Fertilizer got broken in 1406.00 (oops, sorry), we'll get it working again in 1407.00.

So basically you can't get seeds at the moment, with a few exceptions:
Digging already planted crops will give seeds.
Tea and coffee seeds can be found in (newly generated, 1406.00+) jungles.
Papyrus and Cactus don't need seeds, just plant them on farm dirt and they'll grow.


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#17 2015-06-27 21:18:16

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Re: Farming, and Creating Cotton.

Okay; thanks!

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#18 2017-03-23 14:15:05

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Re: Farming, and Creating Cotton.

How can I farming something from "spalier" also called trellis? What i have to do with trellis?

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#19 2017-03-24 16:12:34

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Re: Farming, and Creating Cotton.

cHyper wrote:

How can I farming something from "spalier" also called trellis? What i have to do with trellis?

Please don't resurrect/necro old threads...(especially ones that have not had replies for more than a few months)...

You would have to craft some trellis using 4 wood planks in ax X configuration.
A plank can be crafted from a single tree trunk.

plank     x     plank
  x      plank     x
plank    x        plank

Then you must plant some grape seeds on farm dirt and wait for a stalk to grow.

You would then place the trellis around this plant to direct the growth of grapes on to it.

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