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Minecraft Ender IO destroying magical crops

So, I saw some youtubers using a Ender IO farming station to automate Magical Crops. So, I thought,”hey, I’ll try and use that to get my resources more efficiently. So I grinded, exhausted most if my resources, and got my farming station, as soon as I gave it what it needed, instead of it harvesting the crops like it would’ve if I’d used my fist, it harvested the essence and the crop was gone. I was lucky enough to have some back-up seeds so I wasn’t entirely ruined, but I want to know how to fix this so I can get back on my feet, and move on.

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Go into Magical Crop’s mod options, and set the option for crops to replant themselves when harvested to true. The Farming Station should work normally after that change.

Minecraft Ender IO destroying magical crops So, I saw some youtubers using a Ender IO farming station to automate Magical Crops. So, I thought,”hey, I’ll try and use that to get my resources more

Automating magical crops.

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koeer11
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Tried googling, didnt find anything that suits me.
Please feel free and leave if you intend on flaming/being rude.

I’m looking for various ways to automate the magical crops.
Looking for ANY mod that can do it, please do not ask which mods I have installed.

steve g
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for planting, you can try minefactory reloaded planter, or thaumcraft golems. i think thermal expansion autonomous activators work too, though only on a single crop tile. computercraft turtles could do it as well, good luck coding that

for harvesting, several ways:

1) minefactory reloaded harvester.
2) thaumcraft golems
3) vanilla dispensers with water buckets plus hoppers/vacuum hoppers to collect items after water breaks the plants
4) i think rotarycraft has a machine to harvest, havent tried it yet
5) factorization servos can harvest crops as well, havent tried it yet

i find 1 or 2 yields only the seeds and crop essence, but 3 will get you all the extra drops like nature and weak essence. depending on the config, you might or you might not get extra seeds. if you dont get extra seeds (default for monster pack) then you might wanna go with 3 to get the other drops. not sure if 4 or 5 will get the extra drops, or if they even work with magic crops

some cool ways to speed up the growth of crops:

reliquary – lilypads of fertility
twilight forest – timewood clocks
random things – fertilized dirt
thaumcraft – lamp of growth (with source of herba, jungle tree vines are perfect for that)
i believe ars magica 2 has a sigil to speed up growth as well, and blood magic has one as well, never messed with it though

ALWAYS leave the crops with open view of sky. they will not grow as fast if sky is blocked, regardless of lighting or any of the speed upgrades mentioned

another neat trick if you have lots of bonemeal to burn: set up an autonomous activator over a patch of grass blocks, then set up a mfr harvester to mow the grass. eventually you will get essence seeds, so you can get more essence dust and craft the higher tier seeds and stones needed to get them

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malicious_bloke
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koeer11
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for planting, you can try minefactory reloaded planter, or thaumcraft golems. i think thermal expansion autonomous activators work too, though only on a single crop tile. computercraft turtles could do it as well, good luck coding that

for harvesting, several ways:

1) minefactory reloaded harvester.
2) thaumcraft golems
3) vanilla dispensers with water buckets plus hoppers/vacuum hoppers to collect items after water breaks the plants
4) i think rotarycraft has a machine to harvest, havent tried it yet
5) factorization servos can harvest crops as well, havent tried it yet

i find 1 or 2 yields only the seeds and crop essence, but 3 will get you all the extra drops like nature and weak essence. depending on the config, you might or you might not get extra seeds. if you dont get extra seeds (default for monster pack) then you might wanna go with 3 to get the other drops. not sure if 4 or 5 will get the extra drops, or if they even work with magic crops

some cool ways to speed up the growth of crops:

reliquary – lilypads of fertility
twilight forest – timewood clocks
random things – fertilized dirt
thaumcraft – lamp of growth (with source of herba, jungle tree vines are perfect for that)
i believe ars magica 2 has a sigil to speed up growth as well, and blood magic has one as well, never messed with it though

ALWAYS leave the crops with open view of sky. they will not grow as fast if sky is blocked, regardless of lighting or any of the speed upgrades mentioned

another neat trick if you have lots of bonemeal to burn: set up an autonomous activator over a patch of grass blocks, then set up a mfr harvester to mow the grass. eventually you will get essence seeds, so you can get more essence dust and craft the higher tier seeds and stones needed to get them

Tried googling, didnt find anything that suits me. Please feel free and leave if you intend on flaming/being rude. I'm looking for various ways to automate…