Better Crops


Better Crops

Better Crops

Features Use bonemeal on dirt to change it to grass. Use bonemeal on cobble to change it to mossy cobble. When mining any ore there is a very small chance that a "ore tree" seed will drop. If you bonemeal the top block of a cactus or sugar cane, it will grow taller. If you bonemeal sand, you will get a dead bush. And you can make it a dead tree. If you bonemeal a fully grown melon or pumpkin stalk, it will grow a fruit. If you bonemeal mossy cobble you will get vines. Grow some flowers, ferns, and grass to their tall state. Use bonemeal on water to plant a lilly pad. Do all these features with dispensers! Old bonemeal can be enabled so 1 bonemeal is only needed to grow any plant.



/bc reload

/bc help

/bc seed <type>



This perm allows the use of all commands: better.crops.commands

This perm allows the growth of specific ore trees: better.crops.tree.coal <- or any ore type.

This perm allows the growth of ore trees in creative: better.crops.creative.trees



Drop the plugin into your plugins folder and restart the server.
Then you can enable and disable features as you see fit.
All features start enabled.


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  • Avatar of DanielBlakey DanielBlakey Aug 30, 2014 at 17:13 UTC - 0 likes

    @jacob_vejvoda: Go

    I'm not sure how that could help me in particular as switching gamemodes doesn't control what permissions you have or change your permissions group.

    I suppose it could be helpful if there is a plugin that does change your permissions with gamemode changes but I'm currently unaware of one.

    EDIT: Oh I see you're update showing the permissions including better.crops.creative.trees and the download like at - I'll give it ago and thankyou so much for being so responsive :)

    EDIT: All seems to work although you've spelt lapis with a z :P oh and you've added redstone but not mentioned in the change log.

    Last edited Aug 30, 2014 by DanielBlakey
  • Avatar of jacob_vejvoda jacob_vejvoda Aug 29, 2014 at 21:10 UTC - 0 likes

    @DanielBlakey: Go

    How about I add a perm for using ore tree seeds.

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  • Avatar of DanielBlakey DanielBlakey Aug 29, 2014 at 19:49 UTC - 0 likes

    @jacob_vejvoda: Go

    I use the plugin Antishare which can be used to prevent players with creative mode from exploiting it by, for example, interacting with chests to put valuable spawned items in or using loads of XP bottles to easily level people up. I just added the items you use for the ore tree seeds to the list:

    Antishare config.yml

    But the tree is created before antishare detects the usage of the item so the tree spawns followed by a message saying you cannot use that item in creative mode.

  • Avatar of jacob_vejvoda jacob_vejvoda Aug 29, 2014 at 18:52 UTC - 0 likes

    @DanielBlakey: Go

    How are you trying to block the seeds from being used?

  • Avatar of DanielBlakey DanielBlakey Aug 27, 2014 at 11:56 UTC - 0 likes

    @jacob_vejvoda: Go

    I think maybe nether quartz seeds should maybe only be usable on soulsand (Oh and I forgot to ask about lapis lazuli too - it will become a bit more useful in 1.8 for enchanting so that would be nice too)

    On my server you go from default to member at 10 hours of play and to veteran at 100 hours of play - I was thinking defaults could get coal, iron and gold - members get those + redstone and emerald - veterans get those + diamond. Just a good bonus for playing more :)

    Also I've noticed a slight problem with regards to creative mode - if a player breaks ore in creative mode they still get a chance of dropping a seed and then they can place it as much as they like - (I use a plugin called antishare which blocks people in creative mode from doing things like place loads of diamond ore or giving out loads of items to people in survival mode - I block the use of the seeds but the trees grow followed by the message saying I can't use them)

    Thanks for the quick reply :)

    Last edited Aug 27, 2014 by DanielBlakey
  • Avatar of jacob_vejvoda jacob_vejvoda Aug 26, 2014 at 15:52 UTC - 0 likes

    @DanielBlakey: Go

    Ore seeds are a 1 in 100 chance, and yes, silk touch replacing will also drop them. Ill fix this.

    Ill add nether quartz trees. (Should they be only growable in the nether?)

    Lilly pads aren't added yet, Ill try and add them.

    Why do you want perms?

  • Avatar of DanielBlakey DanielBlakey Aug 26, 2014 at 12:13 UTC - 0 likes

    My players are loving this plugin but I just have a few questions and suggestions:

    What percentage of ores will drop ore tree seeds and could you make it customisable for each ore?

    Can ore tree seeds drop from diamond, coal and redstone ores if silk touch is used?

    If an ore is placed by the player and re-mined can ore tree seeds still drop?

    Could you add nether quartz ore tree seeds?

    What is the lily pad mechanic?

    Could you make each mechanic require a permission node like bettercrops.use.deadtree?

    Last edited Aug 26, 2014 by DanielBlakey
  • Avatar of jacob_vejvoda jacob_vejvoda Aug 24, 2014 at 23:16 UTC - 0 likes

    @Wukkit: Go

    Great plugin review! Ill put it on the main page.

  • Avatar of Wukkit Wukkit Aug 24, 2014 at 22:17 UTC - 0 likes

    Hey there, I did a review on your plugin! You can find it here - Whether you wish to feature it or not is up to you! Either way, keep up the great work! - Wukkit

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  • Avatar of jacob_vejvoda jacob_vejvoda May 30, 2014 at 18:00 UTC - 0 likes

    @Elfyau: Go

    Thanks for the bug report, v1.2 (Being approved) should fix it.


Date created
Aug 20, 2013
Last update
Aug 29, 2014
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