How To Farm Bamboo In Minecraft



Have you ever gotten lost in a Minecraft forest and stumbled upon a giant panda? Well, those adorable creatures love to munch on bamboo, and wouldn’t it be cool to have your supply?

Bamboo is a versatile resource in Minecraft, used for scaffolding, crafting (like fuel for furnaces!), and even adding a decorative touch to your builds.

In this guide, I’ll walk you through everything you need to know about farming bamboo in Minecraft, from finding it to growing a sustainable supply that will keep your panda pals (and yourself) happy!

How Do I Farm Bamboo In Minecraft?

Bamboo! That fast-growing, versatile stalk is a Minecraft player’s best friend. From scaffolding to fuel, it’s got tons of uses. 

But manually collecting it can be a tedious chore. Fear not, fellow builder! Today, I’m sharing the secrets to creating your automated bamboo farm, generating a steady supply of this green goodness with minimal effort.

Step 1: Gather Your Supplies

Before we dive into building, let’s make sure you have everything you need. Here’s your shopping list:

  • Bamboo: Duh! You’ll need at least one stalk to get things started.
  • Mud Blocks (or alternatives): At least 33 mudblocks will do the trick. In a pinch, you can use grass, dirt, coarse dirt, rooted dirt, gravel, mycelium, podzol, sand, red sand, or even moss blocks (Java Edition only).
  • Redstone Dust: The magic ingredient that automates the harvesting process.
  • Pistons: These trusty contraptions will be the muscle behind the operation, pushing the bamboo for collection.
  • Observers: These nifty blocks detect changes in the environment, like a growing stalk of bamboo, triggering the harvest.
  • Minecart with Hopper: This dynamic duo will collect your fallen bamboo and transport it to a chest for easy access.
  • Solid Blocks: Black terracotta works well, but any block will do for this. You’ll need 37 of them.
  • Chest: Where all your hard-earned bamboo will be stored.

Step 2: Building Your Base

Now that you’re prepped, let’s get building! Find a nice, open space and create a hollow square using your mud blocks (or chosen alternative).

The size is up to you, but a 9×9 square is a good starting point. Leave a one-block gap on each corner and an adjacent block empty in the centre for easy movement within the farm.

Step 3: Planting the Seeds of Success

Here comes the fun part: planting! Place your bamboo stalks on the mud blocks within the square, leaving out the corner gaps and the centre block. Minecraft bamboo grows fast, so you’ll soon see little green shoots popping up.

Step 4: Automating the Harvest

This is where the Redstone magic comes in. Here’s a breakdown:

  1. Pistons and Solid Blocks: Place a solid block behind each bamboo stalk, followed by a piston facing the bamboo.
  2. Observers: On top of each piston, put an observer facing the bamboo.
  3. Redstone Dust: Run a line of Redstone dust along the back of the solid blocks, connecting each observer.

Step 5: Collection Crew

Now for the grand finale: the collection system! Here’s how it works:

  1. Minecart with Hopper: Place a rail track along one end of your farm, extending it one block past the edge. Put your minecart with hopper on the track.
  2. Hopper Chain Reaction: Underneath the bamboo farm, create a tunnel one block high. Place a hopper under each gap in your mud block base. These will collect the fallen bamboo.
  3. Chest At the end of the tunnel, opposite the minecart track, place your chest. Connect the last hopper in the tunnel to the chest using a block.

Step 6: Sit Back and Relax (and Collect Bamboo!)

With everything connected, your automated bamboo farm is complete! The observers will detect the fully grown bamboo stalks, triggering the pistons to push them, and sending them falling into the hoppers and minecart. The minecart will then deliver your harvest to the chest, ready for your crafting needs.


Want to expand your bamboo production? Simply make your farm bigger! You can add more layers on top, following the same principles, to create a multi-level bamboo paradise.

With this automated farm, you’ll never have to worry about running out of bamboo again. Now get out there and build something amazing!

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Written by Udemezue John

Hello, I'm Udemezue John, a web developer and digital marketer with a passion for financial literacy.

I have always been drawn to the intersection of technology and business, and I believe that the internet offers endless opportunities for entrepreneurs and individuals alike to improve their financial well-being.

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