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How To Farm Sugarcane Quickly In Minecraft

Are you looking to fasten up your sugarcane growth in Minecraft? In this guide, we'll walk you through all the steps required to do just that!

Knowing how to grow Sugarcane faster in Minecraft will be of great help to you in-game. It is of great importance as a crafting item in survival mode. As a Minecraft gamer, you will notice how sugarcane takes annoyingly forever to grow. To add to this, you need to be within 64 blocks to get your sugarcane to grow. Thankfully, you can speed up this process. Within the game, there exist a few ways in which you can execute them! For that, we’ve crafted this guide to teach you how to make your sugarcane grow faster in Minecraft. So follow the steps mentioned below and get your sugarcane ready without hitting that annoyingly long wait time!

How To Make Sugarcane Grow Faster In Minecraft?

There are 2 ways you can get your sugarcane to grow quickly on Minecraft. We’ve mentioned both of them in this list. Here’s how you can quickly farm sugarcane on Minecraft:

  • Head to the water body or block where you wish to plant your block to plant sugarcane and plant it.
  • After you’ve done this, use some bonemeal on your sugarcane.
  • Your sugarcane will grow and you can now harvest it.
  •  Remember to harvest it from the second layer up and not from the first.

Now while this method is really easy and works perfectly, there is a humungous drawback- It doesn’t run on Java edition. Fret not, we’ve also got a method for those who play the java version. This method is the infamous zero tick method which in addition to the zero tick count, uses Redstone pulses. Follow the steps below and you’ll be farming sugarcane at the speed of light! Keep in mind that as patches and updates keep coming to the game, these methods might or might not work. This method currently works for the Java edition as well as other editions.


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Method 2: Zero Tick For 1.16 Java and Bedrock:

This method below will show you how to use the zero tick method to build a sugarcane farm and get sugarcane to grow quickly in Minecraft!

  1. Firstly, gather the following:
    • 12 Redstone dust
    • 1 Redstone torch
    • 2 Redstone repeaters
    • 1 Lever
    • Building blocks(any kind)
    • 2 Dispensers
    • 2 Hoppers
    • Chests
    • 2 glass panes
    • Stairs
    • Dirt blocks
    • 2 Pistons
    • Water buckets
  2.  Start by making an arrangement such that your blocks look like a “T” and then proceed to break the center block.
  3. Place a lever on the rightmost block and place a Redstone torch under that same block.
  4. Put a repeater in the center where you broke the block.
  5. Now under the leftmost block, drop some Redstone dust and bring it out by 2 spaces.
  6. After that, leave a block to the right from the last spot of Redstone dust and place an arrangement of two blocks behind that space.
  7. In addition to the spaces left for the arrangement, leave a block’s length space on the right side of that arrangement and build an arrangement of 2 more blocks such that both arrangements are parallel to one another.
  8. Place 2 dispensers facing up on the end of each of those two blocks at either arrangement.
  9. Crouch and place stairs on the leftmost block.
  10. In order to get all of these connected, link your Redstone dust to the system in a line.
  11. Proceed to build 2 temporary blocks next to the right block- these will be broken.
  12. Place a chest on top of these and break the blocks.
  13. In order to gather your sugarcane- on top of the right dispenser, place the hopper such that it’s directing into the chest.
  14. Now place more blocks at the front and back of the arrangement, leaving the middle empty– that’s where you’ll put dirt to grow your sugarcane
  15. Place 9 builds of glass on each side and make sure you put both your glass panes halfway over the hopper.
  16. You may now place dirt blocks in the empty space in the center, remember you can make it as long as you want.
  17. Now just after the dirt blocks, place another temporary block. Put a piston on that block and break then break the block.
  18. In front of the left block where you placed the final line of Redstone dust, place a Redstone repeater on the right.
  19. Now create a staircase arrangement using the blocks all the way to the piston and drop Redstone dust along this path to connect the piston.
  20. As soon as you’ve done this, take 2 water buckets and deposit them in the 2 dispensers.
  21. Once you’ve done that-hit the lever once and then shut the lever down.
  22. Remove the water from the right dispenser and then hit the lever to start, and stop it again.
  23. Now put the water back in the right dispenser- this will cause the water to alternate the flow and create a motion for the pistons.
  24. This motion is exactly what causes the zero tick in the game.
  25. Now just plant your sugarcane and quickly encase the remaining part of the upper setup in glass to prevent the sugarcane from falling out.
  26. Furthermore, also set up a hopper below the chest and add another chest or simply make it a double chest. You can stop the farm by hitting the lever to stop and start it up as you need.

This might seem a bit overwhelming at first and a bit complex to deal with, however, this is how you’ll be able to gain a far superior yield of sugarcane and use it to get sugar and paper. This method was made specifically for java players since the bonemeal method eluded them. However, if you wish to farm sugarcane in a similar setup in bedrock, you can do so by placing a dispenser next to the sugarcane and adding bonemeal to it, then connecting this to the Redstone dust. You can choose to make different setups and play around with the resources you have. Minecraft has always demanded creativity and it shows since the game has never really “taught” players the game!

We hope you liked this guide and it helped you. Check out this guide that teaches you to make a boat in Minecraft!