The Minecart Planter is a standalone, old-fashioned excavation rail-guided mining cart deployable in RUST and used as a raised garden bed. While they have a unique ID type in the game files, the Minecart Planter is nearly identical to a Small Planter Box, most commonly associated with the Farming Update.
How to get a Minecart Planter
The Minecart Planters are a DLC-exclusive blueprint that is available only to those who purchase the Base Decor Pack: Frontier from the RUST Item Store. It will appear in your crafting list after purchasing it.
- It doesn’t appear on the tech tree
- It doesn’t drop from crates or NPCs as loot
- It does not require a workbench to craft
How to use a Minecart Planter
Functionally, they are the first and only 2-plot raised garden beds that can grow up to 2 assorted seeds at a time. Plants will grow individually, with crossbreeding possible for those of similar type next to each other. The water retention capacity of this planter type is 3000ml.
They occupy considerably less real estate within a base than their Large Planter Box counterparts (they take up roughly one-quarter of a foundation square.) Minecart Planters, although taller, are more space-friendly and commonly employed by base owners to grow just enough food for day-to-day operations.
At most, you could fit 2 of these planters on a single square. Current spacing allows them to be placed on Salvaged Shelves, but to place one above and one below, you must place the higher of the two first.
For more farming information, be sure to check out our Farming Guide!