CHDistantFarm is a lightwight and highly optimized plugin that keeps your plants growing when you're away and the chunk is unloaded.


  • Keeps ur plants growing, while the chunk is unloaded
  • Supports all important plants
    • Nether Warts
    • Crops
    • Melons
    • Pumpkins
    • Cactus
    • Sugar Cane
    • Saplings
  • Uses the original minecraft algorithms
  • Low level caching for maximum performance
  • Auto unregistering of plants if they are fully grown or destroyed


  • Put the plugin in your plugins directory
  • The plugin uses the database from your bukkit.yml (default is sqlite)
  • Replant the blocks that you want to grow when the chunk is unloaded
  • Edit the configuration file


  • PermissionsEx support
    • Disable the features for a specific player
    • Disable growing for a plant on a specific world

Known bugs:

  • Growing does not work for the spawn area
    • Thats a minor issue, because the spawn chunk is always loaded, and the game will grow your plants without the plugin

Tags: distant, farm, grow, growing, plant, plants

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  • Avatar of Nextek Nextek Feb 11, 2014 at 01:33 UTC - 0 likes

    Hey Everyone.

    My reload of the Plugin is still waiting approval, but will be accessible @


  • Avatar of 1oglop1 1oglop1 Feb 10, 2014 at 13:28 UTC - 0 likes

    @Nextek: Go

    thats great! I would love this mod working again!

  • Avatar of Nextek Nextek Feb 07, 2014 at 17:22 UTC - 1 like

    Update -

    I've rewritten distance farm to work with CB for 1.7.2. Supports all vanilla plants and trees.

    I'm currently trying to get cocoa plants to grow, but so far I haven't been able to force a growth state. If anyone has some info on this let me know.

    Cocoa plants or not, I will release a version this weekend.

  • Avatar of Nextek Nextek Feb 06, 2014 at 19:18 UTC - 0 likes

    Hey Guys,

    Seeing as this mod is now well and dead I'm going to go ahead and pick it up.

    As always credit will go to MinecraftZacherl for the idea.

    Ill have more info within a week.

  • Avatar of RDeckard RDeckard Jan 07, 2014 at 13:29 UTC - 0 likes

    Excellent plugin with excellent persistance in time, but since 1.7 Acacia's plants become Oaks when CHDistantFarm make it grown.

    (Sorry for my bad English !)

  • Avatar of mmulqueen10 mmulqueen10 Dec 27, 2013 at 21:12 UTC - 0 likes

    I would love to use this plugin on my survival server! It's such a pain to have to stand and watch your crops grow if you want to farm. I wish I had the Java know-how to create/update plugins. :( Javascript just goes right over my head ha haa. :P

    I've seen a couple of posts regarding this: If anyone is thinking about updating this plug`in, a post from the author last year states that you do have the author's permission:

  • Avatar of RudgerHighland RudgerHighland Dec 15, 2013 at 12:06 UTC - 0 likes

    Does someone still have the modified file made by nextek ?

    the file has been deleted

  • Avatar of bloodless2010 bloodless2010 Aug 28, 2013 at 02:45 UTC - 0 likes

    I would take this over but I don't have the source or the owners permission.

    TO THOSE COMPLAINING ABOUT IT NOT WORKING; It DOES work! After you install the Plugin you must replant your crops so it can register in its database that it is there, it doesnt magically work everywhere, it would cause immense lag to check everything, so it ONLY grows the ones it has registered.

  • Avatar of kedar17 kedar17 Aug 22, 2013 at 15:45 UTC - 1 like

    u guys know any similar plugin to this one ?

  • Avatar of Stormbow Stormbow Jun 09, 2013 at 00:07 UTC - 0 likes

    The results are in: nothing else has grown even a tiny bit since I logged out.

    Tested outside the server spawn area, at the spawn area I'd set for my character.

    Last edited Jun 09, 2013 by Stormbow

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Date created
Jan 14, 2012
Last update
May 07, 2012
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GNU General Public License version 3 (GPLv3)
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