First Things First
The first thing you will what to do is go mining.
This is the only way to
get ore seeds
from plants) as well the resources needed to make Resynths
tools which are needed to grow plants.
You'll start getting seeds just by mining ores and
killing mobs. Although you cannot just plant the seeds
on dirt or tilled soil - you need a special block, called
, that can
only be obtained by tilling dirt/grass (right clicking)
with a Mineral Hoe
In order to make the Mineral Hoe and get started growing
the plants, you'll need Mineral Rocks
Mineral Rocks drop from Mineral Stone
which only spawns in rare quantities
at the very bottom of the world between Y-Levels 3 and 5
(Y-Levels 3-10 in Minecraft 1.13.2 and up).
The Mineral Hoe requires 18 Mineral Rocks to be crafted.
Although you'll want more than this (a lot more), as
Mineral Rocks also act as a kind of fertilizer that
increases the growth rate of plants. Mineral Rocks
are also used as a crafting component to
which are added to the Mineral Hoe as a consumable to
When mining Mineral Stone, Mineral Seeds will sometimes
drop which will allow you to grow more Mineral Rocks
so you don't need to keep going mining to grow/fertilize
more plants. Mineral Seeds are pretty common so you should
have a few by the time you're done mining.
Mineral Stone next to some
Making Your Farm
Once you have your resources, you'll want to craft
two Dense Mineral Rocks by placing nine Mineral Rocks
in a crafting table, and then smelt them to get Mineral
Crystals. The Mineral Crystals can then be used to
craft a Mineral Hoe. When crafted, the Mineral Hoe
has two charges which allow you to till two blocks.
You'll need to add more Mineral Crystals to the hoe to
till more blocks.
Once you have tilled some dirt into Mineral Soil,
you will want to add the rest of your Mineral Rocks to
the soil by right clicking the soil block with Mineral
Rocks in hand. This increases the mineral content
of the soil which speeds up plant growth. Plants
growing on soil with a low mineral content take a
long time to grow.
Some things to note:
unlike normal vanilla
Minecraft soil, Mineral Soil does not need a water source
block nearby. Plants placed on Mineral Soil will always
grow regardless of any (or no) water source blocks
nearby. Another difference between Mineral Soil
and normal Minecraft soil is that jumping or sprinting
on Mineral Soil will not cause it to turn back into
It is recommended
that you plant Mineral Seeds
first to ensure a steady supply of Mineral Rocks so
you don't have to go mining to grow or fertilize
A basic "getting started" farm
Getting The Final Resource
By now you know how to grow the seeds you've
obtained, although that doesn't help much when you
don't know how to get the actual resource from the plant
(e.g. diamonds from Diamond Shards).
Any produce (not seeds) obtained from harvesting
Resynth plants can be thrown in a furnace to get the
final resource out - be it bulbs, shards,
or organic ore. The amount of resources that you
get is determined by the exact type of plant.
You may want to keep some of the produce though,
rather than smelting all of it, as it can be destoryed for
a small chance at getting more seeds. The method used to
get seeds from the produce is determined by the plant
In the 1.12.2 versions of Resynth, The amount of resources
obtained by smelting can be changed in the configs.
Growing Mineral Crystals
Although you initially need to go mining to get
the Mineral Crystals needed to grow Resynth plants,
you'll quickly gather a lot Mineral Crystal Seeds
due to their high spawn chance.
Being a farming mod, that relies on
Mineral Rocks, you will want to plant all the
seeds you get. As getting Mineral Rocks from the
plants is orders of magnitude faster and easier than
mining the ore.
It is also recommended you plant a lot of
Calvinite Seeds, for making Enhancers
as opposed to mining them. This will significantly speed up
the rate at which you can upgrade the Mineral Soil blocks you
Getting More Seeds
Unlike vanilla Minecraft, a Resynth plant will only ever
seed when broken/harvested and so far
you only know how to obtain seeds from mining/killing
mobs. Although don't worry, there are ways to get seeds
from the produce of the plant. This depends on the plant
and produce type. See
Getting Seeds and Resource
for the complete guide on getting seeds from plants.
Tier 2 and 3 Mineral Soil
1.14.2 versions and newer.
Once you have Mineral Soil with a Mineral Content
of 50% (the max it can be), you can begin looking to
upgrade it to tier 2/3.
The Calvinite Enhancer
Calvinite Crystals, which can be mined from Calvinite
Infused Netherrack) can be placed directly underneath a
Mineral Soil block (with a mineral content of 50%) to turn
it into tier 2 Mineral Soil. Tier 2 Mineral Soil has a
dark purple colour to it and has a Mineral Content of
The Sylvanite Enhancer
Sylvanite Crystals, which can be mined from Sylvanite
Infused End Stone) can be placed directly underneath a
Mineral Soil block (with a mineral content of 50%) to
turn it into tier 3 Mineral Soil. Tier 3 Mineral Soil
has a gold colour to it and has a Mineral Content of
Calvinite Crystals can be grown from Calvinite
Seeds, however, Sylvanite Crystals cannot. This makes
them quite rare, so you may want to prioritize.
Tiers 2 and 3 Mineral Soil blocks.
All the crafting recipes you need to know.
Dense Mineral Rock
Smelting a Shard to get the resource
Smelting a Bulb to get the resource
Smelting Organic Ore to get the resource