How To Create a Minecraft Fully-Automated Pumpkin/ Melon Farm

Today we’re going to learn how to create a fully automated pumpkin/ melon farm in Minecraft by following this step by step guide.

Unlike other vegetation in Minecraft, pumpkin and melon grow differently as they first develop a stalk before creating the pumpkin/ melon block.

Once harvested, the stalk will remain the same and will grow another pumpkin/ melon block on an adjacent block after a while.

To automate the farm, all we need to do is automate its harvesting. And since the pumpkin/ melon is a block, it can be used as a trigger via a Redstone current.

 

The tutorial below will show how to use Redstone to automate Pumpkin/ Melon collection.

 

1. Plant either a pumpkin or a melon plant and block three of its adjacent sides with a slab or a block.

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2. Add a piston near the growing stalk.

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3. Place a Redstone wire and Redstone torch in this manner.

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4. Add a block near the piston and place a Redstone wire on top of that block – connecting to the Redstone torch

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5. Place a temporary block in front of the piston.

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6. On top of the temporary block, place a sticky piston facing opposite to the first piston. The sticky piston will automatically extend its arm due to the current below it.

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7. Place a solid block that is not sand nor gravel in front of the sticky piston.

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8. Remove the temporary block. You will observe that the lower piston will extend and retract in split seconds.

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9. A block away in front of the lower piston, dig two holes and place a chest on the far side of the hole.

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10. Place a hopper connected to the chest inside the hole.

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DONE!

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Once the crop will grow, the lower piston will extend and break the melon/ pumpkin. The item will then get sucked inside the hopper and into the chest.

 

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