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Herb's Better Bonemeal [1.16+]

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Level 24 : Expert Crafter


The gist of this datapack is simple: it allows you to bonemeal cactus, nether wart, sugar cane, and vines. By holding sugar in the offhand and bonemeal in the mainhand, you can right click anywhere on these plants to speed up their growth.

Newly planted cactus and sugar cane will take 2-3 bonemeal to grow by one block, to a maximum of three blocks in height. Nether warts will be fully grown after 2-3 bonemeal as well. Vines will automatically grow after 1 piece of bonemeal.

Compatibility and configuration

As this datapack does not run on any tick or load functions, it is compatible with all other datapacks that don't use the bm_config or enhanced_bonemeal namespaces.

You can configure which plants you can use bonemeal on by navigating to data/config/functions/bonemeal_allowed which should look like this:

# Set any of these values to 0 to disable bone meal on a specific plant.

scoreboard players set allow bm_cactus 1
scoreboard players set allow bm_nether_wart 1
scoreboard players set allow bm_sugar_cane 1
scoreboard players set allow bm_vine 1

Afterwards, use /function bm_config:reconfigure after a reload to update the configuration.


- Implementing chorus fruit
- Random patch generation (for lilypads, mushrooms)
CompatibilityMinecraft 1.16
toMinecraft 1.17

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02/22/2021 4:46 am
Level 35 : Artisan Princess
Kate1902019 avatar
I hate it when Mojang nerfed the bonemeal on crops and saplings!
Is there a datapack or mod that makes bonemeals instant grow crops and saplings again?
12/03/2020 12:30 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
JustAlbus avatar
Hey i am trying to get this working on my minecraft server the datapack is in the datapack list but itss not working any tricks i can try?
02/23/2021 2:39 am
Level 24 : Expert Crafter
mc_herb avatar
irl stuff has kept me busy, i'll look into multiplayer compatibility and see what issues there are
12/21/2020 1:11 pm
Level 8 : Apprentice Architect
J_Da_Blokkhead avatar
same here.
10/16/2020 10:45 am
Level 12 : Journeyman Birb
Judaigaming avatar
all that's missing is chorus fruit and dead bush (maybe turns into a berry bush?)
10/16/2020 4:30 pm
Level 24 : Expert Crafter
mc_herb avatar
I am still trying to figure out how to implement chorus fruit in a way that simulates vanilla growth without too much lag. Expect to see it in the future and thanks for the suggestion.
10/16/2020 1:17 am
Level 8 : Apprentice Miner
Drakio-X avatar
So good, but you forgot lily-pad, its different but maybe a block duplication could work?
10/16/2020 2:45 am
Level 24 : Expert Crafter
mc_herb avatar
Lily pad and chorus fruit were ones I was planning, but had not yet thought of a way to implement. Expect to see it at some point though.
10/21/2020 3:47 am
Level 8 : Apprentice Miner
Drakio-X avatar
I thought that there are two forms of implement it for a lily pad, one generating or three around, or just droping the item, with the chorus I thought that are not normal plants, so could be better a new type of bone meal made with normal bone meal and chorus, but you made growing nether wart with normal bone meal, so its fine anyform, and I thought tath in difference with other crops it should be "activated" with the bone meal acelerating its growing for a few seconds. And other thing, can you increase the generation speed for mushrooms or make that like the trees with time can grow in a giant mushroom?
10/15/2020 11:55 pm
Level 28 : Expert Spelunker
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