akkamaddi originally created this mod, which adds four utility crops. He could no longer maintain it, and gave permission for anyone to port his code here and here. I originally included it in my akkamaddi's Additions project, but it is entirely independent of Simple Ores 2, so I decided to move it to a separate project.
I ported "Ashenwheat" to 1.7.10. akkamaddi's original documentation is below. Thanks to TheOldOne822, we were able to add MFR planter and harvester compatibility to the mod. I have also ported this mod to 1.8.9 through 1.11; however, as of this writing, there is no MFR for 1.8.9 or later, so there is no MFR compatibility in Ashenwheat for 1.8.9 and later.
The latest versions of the 1.10.2 and 1.11 ports require McJty's CompatLayer library as well.
Current Minecraftforum thread: http://www.minecraftforum.net/forums/mapping-and-modding/minecraft-mods/2378827-akkamaddis-ashenwheat
This a small farming mod, adding four utility crops: Ashenwheat (a fuel, and can make charcoal), Ossidroot (can make Bonemeal), Thundergrass (can make gunpowder), and Scintillawheat (can make Glowstone Dust). For those that use Forestry, Calcified Ash (smelted Ossid Root) is regsitered as "dustAsh" to the Ore Dictionary, and should work as Ash in that mod's recipes.
Ashenwheat was actually one of the first mods akkamaddi attempted, though there were minor setbacks, and his focus was diverted to Simple Ores. It is now finished, and at a point where it could grow.
Ashenwheat adds four "utility crops" to Minecraft.
Ashenwheat - The namesake of the mod. This is a dark, sulphurous strain of wheat that literally emits burning embers. It glows from internal heat. While slower-growing than normal wheat, it can be used to make hay bales and bread, and even cookies! All Ashenwheat products will burn as fuel in any furnace which accepts standard fuel, and Ashenbread will smelt into charcoal.
Ossidroot - This strange plant has a large, hard, bulbous, inedible root that looks vaguely like a skull. A torch can be set in the base to make an Ossid Lantern, similar to a Jack-O-Lantern, while a fresh Ossid Root can be smelted to Calcified Ash, which makes Bonemeal. Ossidroot grows a little slower than Ashenwheat. Ossidroot plants, and the Lanters, emit an ominous gloom.
Thundergrass - This thick, wiry grass produces more seeds when dried. The seeds can be smelted small lumps of Unstable Soot, which can then be crafted into Gunpowder. Thundergrass grows a little slower than Ashenwheat. Thundergrass glows slightly, and smokes from internal heat.
Scintillawheat - Scintillawheat is a rare and slow-growing wheat. It glows brighter than Ashenwheat, and shimmers even in the sun. It can be used to make hay bales and bread, and even cookies. Scintillawheat bales can be smelted to produce Scintillating Ash, which can be crafted into Glowstone Dust.
See the Wiki link above.
All I ask it some degree of attribution if you use my code. -- akkamaddi
Given that condition, I deem a CC-By 4.0 license to be appropriate for akkamaddi's original code, with akkamaddi as the original creator.
All of my derived work, from Ashenwheat 1.7.10-1.2.0 later, I have re-licensed under LGPL 3.0.