Sugar Cane in Minecraft helps in a way that is very indirect, but once understood, then it becomes a pretty crucial deal.
Sugar Canes directly are not used in Minecraft in any way beneficial for us, but when it is transformed into other items, the real potential is unleashed.
What we can use the sugar cane is to turn it into two different items, that is, the sugar and the paper. Sugar and paper are both used a lot in Minecraft, and these two items have tremendous potential in the game as the things they further craft are quite exquisite.
So let us start our guide today and learn how to grow sugar cane in Minecraft.
How To Grow Sugar Cane In Minecraft?
Before we start growing it, we will need some of it in our inventory first. So let us first find out how to get Sugar Cane in Minecraft.
How To Get SugarCane in Minecraft?
Sugar Canes are very easy and very commonly found in Minecraft.
Sugarcanes have one important requirement of growing, and that is, being immediately next to the water.
That being said, it makes us know that if we want to find sugar cane, we need to find water bodies. Any notable water body, a little larger than around 15/20 blocks will have a probability of having sugar cane growing around it.
The soil requirement is not specific for sugar cane, as we might have noticed that it can even grow upon sand blocks. Now that we have found sugar cane, let us break some of those sugar canes and bring them for our own farms growing.
Prepare the Farming Ground
Now that we have some sugar canes ready for planting in our own land farm, let us do some digging. Now it is often asked whether to plant the sugar canes on dirt blocks or on sand blocks.
It should be noted that before we answer that, we are at this point only discussing about preparing the farmlands. And how to do that?
As we said earlier, we need to have water right next to the land for growing Sugar Cane. So let us make some waterways in our farmlands to make suitable conditions for growing sugar canes on your farm.
To do so, making one row of water flow and on the sides of it for sugar cane plantation will be a good way.
Now that we have a good method of planting our sugar canes to grow, let us move on.
One thing to remember is, always break the sugar cane from the 2nd level onwards. Why is that being told, or advised to do so?
Because, sugar canes broken from the 2nd block and up will drop every sugar cane above it, but keep the one below it intact.
Now what does it mean, how does it benefit us?
Well, it benefits us in this way. When we leave the bottom sugar cane on base-level intact, it regrows again without having to be replanted or replaced. This is like making a sustainable source of regrowing sugar canes.
Now the question that came up earlier, about growing up on sand blocks or dirt blocks. Now it is noticeable that we often find sugar canes growing up on sand blocks.
But here is the idea for us to see ourselves for what it really is, place a sand block and a dirt block next to each other and water with it. Farm sugar cane on both of it and see the time taken for both of the sugar canes on different bases to grow.
To save time, here is the result. The time taken is the same for sugar canes to grow, even if they are placed on dirt blocks, or even if it is not a sand block.
Therefore, it is advisable to only make sure that the proper water connection is done before planting the sugar cane.
How to Plant Sugar Cane In Minecraft?
To know how to plant/grow/farm sugar canes in Minecraft, we will now simply go for the DIY, (Do It Yourself) method.
To successfully grow Sugar Canes in Minecraft, all we need to do is hold sugar canes that we collected in one hand, and aim at the ground which has a plot we made for growing sugar canes right next to water flowing.
At last, simply right-click on the ground/ dirt or sand block to place the sugarcane and it will start growing! That is it.
All that is left now is to wait for those sugar canes to grow nice and tall.
What are the Uses of Sugarcane in Minecraft?
Talking about the uses of sugar canes, we have quite some amazing features.
As we know first for the basics, sugar is used to make a lot of delicacies in Minecraft, for example, a cake or a pie.
So how do we get this sugar? To get sugar from sugar canes, simply place the sugar canes in any single square of the crafting table or the crafting section of inventory and we will be ready with our sugar.
Another important use of sugar cane in Minecraft is for making paper.
Paper in Minecraft can be further used to make maps, treasure maps, and books. Books which in return can be turned into bookshelves, which are a part of enchantment tasks in Minecraft.
Enchanting in Minecraft is a huge advancement, so we can clearly say sugar canes in Minecraft are really very useful for us.
Myth Busting About Sugarcane in Minecraft
Now as for the question we had. Does sugar cane grow faster on sand? It can be found out by simply trying ourselves as we did in the previous section.
Also, a myth busting video of the same topic has been done a long time ago, here is the source
So now that we know, we can plant sugar cane on any block, either dirt or sand, it will work totally the same.
In the earlier version of Minecraft on Xbox, there was a feature that can be used to give immediate growth to sugar canes.
This method works like this, by feeding bone meal to the sugar cane.
Now since this is totally absent from Minecraft Java, we had absolutely no use of mentioning it.
So this was our today’s detailed and easy-to-go guide for how to plant/grow/farm sugar cane in Minecraft. Since we also learned about how and where it grows faster, or even if it does or not.