Minecraft kelp is an underwater seaweed found in oceans. It’s naturally originated in oceans. Along with other aquatic items, kelp can be easily found underwater. Minecraft Kelp is easy to mine with any of the tools or with a fist.
Most of the people play Minecraft to farm the mysterious items and build a lot of interesting things. But apart from that, survival from hostile mobs is also equally important. So, it’s very important to have food in your inventory to keep your hunger away and survive longer. This is exactly the main advantage of farming Kelp as it can be used to decrease your hunger.
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What is Minecraft Kelp Farm?
Minecraft Kelp farm is an automated farming system that generates Kelp for you. Kelp is an essential sea item that helps you to create dried kelp. Dried Kelp can be further used to satisfy your hunger, make dried kelp block, and use in composting. Creating a farm ensures that you have an unlimited source of kelp all time, whenever you need it.
How To Make A Minecraft Kelp Farm –
With every new thing in Minecraft that is possible to be farmed, can be farmed. Here are the steps to build a Kelp Farm –
1. Create a sand base
Kelp needs sand blocks below them to be able to grow. So first, you need to create a sand base as shown below. It can be in a straight line or any shape depending on your choice.
2. Place blocks
Plane any space occupying block on the one side of the sand base as shown below.
3. Piston layer
Now place the Piston blocks above them. Piston block is to make sure that we dont destroy the growing Kelp.
4. Block layer
Add another layer of any space occupying block above piston layer.
5. Observatory Layer
Now make a observatory layer by using glass. Please leave the empty space shown in the image to place your hoppers.
6. Place Hoppers
Now place the hoppers below the empty area we left in the above step. These hoppers will collect the Kelp automatically.
7. Place Chest
Now place the chest below the first hopper. This chest will collect all the Kelp from hopper.
8. Place Observer
Next, place the Observer as shown in the image. Make sure that the face side of observer should be inside of the structure.
9. Use Water
Now fill the water infront of observer block as shown below.
10. Redstone Platform
Now create a platform of width two blocks as shown below. This will be used to place redstone dust and redstone repeator.
11. Redstone Circuit
Now make a Redstone circuit into the piston as shown below to make a working farm. After making this circuit complete, just add a temporary sand block in water to start water flow.
12. Place Kelp
Now, place the Kelp directly on the sand blocks to grow them.
12. Understand the working
Now, we’ve finished all of the setup for farm, and its time to understand how this farm will work. So firstly, these Kelp which we sowed on sand, will grow. When it reaches the height of 3 blocks the observer block will fire a trigger to the pistons. Then this pistons will break the kelp and the kelp will flow to the hoppers. Then from hoppers, it will eventually get collected in the chest.
That’s it, now you have your own Minecraft Kelp farm which generates Kelp automatically. You can even make it bigger by using more space.
Dried Kelp Minecraft –
Dried Kelp is a food item than can be obtained from Kelp. It can be consumed to restore one hunger value. As a matter of fact, only eating Dried Kelp for 3 days unlocks Castaway achievement!
How to make Dried Kelp –
Crafting Dried Kelp is one of the most easy task in the game. Its not exactly crafting but its more of a cooking.
1. Find Minecraft Kelp
First of all, go to the ocean where Kelp is grown naturally. Now mine the Kelp (underwater plant) to get Kelp item. Now collect those item and return to your home.
2. Find Coal
Coal is very important item for fuel, crafting torches and campfires. To make a Kelp dry you definately need a Coal.
3. Go to furnace
Now to start the process of drying the Kelp, go to the furnace. If you don’t have a furnace, you can craft it by using Cobblestone and Blackstone.
Now open the smelting menu and add the ingredients as shown below.
5. Dried Kelp
Now drag the Dried Kelp from the right side to your inventory.
Dried Kelp Uses –
Dried Kelp can be devoured to replenish one hunger point. The time taken to consume Dried Kelp is almost half of the time taken by any other food item in the game.
2. Craft Dried Kelp Block
You can craft Dried Kelp Block using nine Dried Kelps. Dried Kelp Blocks are used as fuel to the furnaces and smokers.
Dried Kelp can serve as a good composting material. It has a 30% chance to raise the compost level by 1. Whereas, Dried Kelp Block has a 50% chance to raise the compost level by 1.
To summarize, Minecraft Kelp is very easy to farm. It’s a good source of food as well as fuel. So, it’s very important to have knowledge of Kelp farming. Let us know about your farming ideas in the comments.