The Diamond Hammer: Minecraft creations from the host of the Hammer Of Retribution Ogg-Cast

 

PROJECT 14: OH MUMMY! IT'S A CACTUS FARM

   
Project coordinates: X +432 : Y +61 : Z +48
Date completed: 24 March 2015
Minecraft day completed: 2998

Cactus isn't all that useful, you'd think - you can burn it in a furnace and produce green dye, you can make mob grinders that'll work for pretty much anything that tries to attack you (as well as a lot that doesn't), and that's about it. However, I know the plans I have for Sinclair's Foundry in the future involve a lot of colour by whatever means I can get it. The squid tank that I showed briefly in the first Foundry update provides an infinite source of black ink, the two mob grinders provide bone meal which also acts as white dye (and hence provides the two greys as well), and I will eventually make a cocoa farm to produce brown dye (which will only ever be semi-automatic as the pods need manual replanting) as well as at least two of Maiq's flower farms - one in a swamp to obtain orchids, and one or more in a Flower Forest to get hold of alliums and other hard-to-find flowers. (I found, some time ago in the 1.7 snapshots, that each square in a Flower Forest is pre-programmed always to give the same flower - hence the potential need for more than one). All these farms require is bone meal and in combination with the four tall plants, I have infinite access to every colour except cyan, blue and purple, all of which require lapis lazuli that has to be mined, and is better used for enchanting.

But with black and white already in the bank, here's me potting the green.

Typical production rate: 30 cactus per hour