WateringCraftory is a mod that adds various watering cans to Minecraft.

WateringCraftory optionally adds a more challenging route to growing crops by keeping farmland watered manually by using another tool called a watercan. To fill the watering can, use the empty version of the item on a water source block. To use the watering can, use a filled can directly on the dry farmland or on the crop on top (it will water the farmland beneath it). After a set amount of uses, the watercan will become empty and will need refilling. There are five types of watercans available: Wood, Stone, Iron, Gold, and Diamond. Each will water a specific range of farmland with just one click.

Basic watercan recipe

In junction to the watering can item, there is also a slight change to fundamental mechanics of farming. Every Minecraft morning will begin with a “drying” period which lasts an hour (0 to 1000 Minecraft Time). Any watered farmland that is not near a water source block will change from wet to dry during this period. Use the watercan to water the dry farmland. If the farmland is dry by nightfall (12000 Minecraft Time), it will revert back to dirt.

If using this new mechanic, your crops will need to be watered on a daily basis for them to grow and produce healthy and mature fruit and vegetables. If you forget to water, your crops will eventually turn brown and wilted, and they will stop growing. To cure the wilted status, just water the crop and it will return to its healthy state. If you break a wilted plant, it will give you a withered grass item. This withered grass item is similar to bonemeal as it can be used directly on crops to fertilize them. Fertilized crops grow twice as fast than unfertilized crops. TIP: You may want to purposely allow some of your crops to wilt so you can get withered grass to use on your healthy crops.


For Minecraft 1.6.1 and up

How to install for Single Player/LAN:

  • Download and open the new Minecraft Forge Installer.jar
  • Select “Install client”, make sure the .minecraft directory is correct, and press OK
  • Press OK again after install completes
  • Open the official Minecraft Launcher and either select “Forge” under Profile or create a New Profile and select Forge under “Use Version”
  • Click Play and verify Minecraft has loaded successfully
  • Close Minecraft, place the files in the /mods/ folder, and reopen
  • You’re done!

For Minecraft 1.5.2 and below

How to install for Single Player/LAN:

  • Go to your .minecraft folder and open /bin/ folder
  • Open minecraft.jar with WinRAR
  • Download and copy the Forge API files to the minecraft.jar
  • Place the in the /mods/ folder
  • You’re done!

How to install for Multiplayer (SMP):

  • Go to your designated server folder
  • Open minecraft_server.jar with WinRAR
  • Download and copy the Forge API files to the minecraft_server.jar
  • Place the in the /mods/ folder
  • You’re done!

For Minecraft 1.6.2

For 1.6.1

For Minecraft 1.5.2

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