Whether for decorative or utilitarian purposes, jaquadro’s Modular Flower Pots mod adds a great new aspect to the game. Having plants in your house is nice, but it just looks kind of silly in vanilla Minecraft. Now you can have a real flower pot to grow mushrooms, collect dyes, or just add some nice looking plants to the decor.
Almost every plant, even those found in mods, can be grown in a planter – even mushrooms!
There are a few ways to build a planter. To start, the most simple is by gathering some hardened clay and bringing it to a crafting table:
Alternatively, you can make raw clay pots by using regular clay in the same structure. Making a pottery table is rather cheap and results in much cheaper planters. They are constructed simply by putting a piece of clay on top of a crafting table in the crafting menu:
Carved and Colored Planters
Yes, you can customize your planters – this is where it gets awesome.
Carved pots can only be made by creating a raw clay pot and bringing it to a pottery table. You will need to find stamps to get designs; they can be traded for or found in dungeons. The carved pot that comes out must then be fired in a furnace to be usable. Patterns can be added or removed from the mod by editing the modularpots.patterns.cfg file.
Colored planters can be made by using stained clay in place of regular clay. You can also create carved colored clay pots, as shown in the screenshot.
Using the Pots
In order to actually grow anything, the pots must be filled with some kind of material for plants to flourish in. Eight materials are accepted currently:
Pots can be combined into larger planters if they are placed next to each other, as long as they are colored and carved the same. This is an aesthetic function and does not change the rate of growth.
How to install Modular Flower Pots for Minecraft 1.6.x / 1.6.4/1.7.2/1.7.4/1.7.5
Download and install Minecraft Forge mod loader
Download the latest version of Modular Flower Pots from jaquadro’s GitHub page.
Hold Windows key and press R to open the Run… dialog, or go to Start > Run.
Enter %appdata% and navigate to your .minecraft/mods folder.
Drag and drop the .jar file downloaded in step 2 into this folder.
In my opinion, creating your own patterns is the best part of this mod. Comment below and show off any patterns you come up with, or share your newly improved garden!