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How to Plant Mushrooms in Minecraft: Everything you need to know

Mushrooms in Minecraft are used as crafting ingredients for food, portions, and healing properties. Combined with brown sugar and spider eye, you can craft the fermented spider eye, which is essential for making a potion of Invisibility. This makes mushrooms a farmer’s delight in Minecraft.

However, planting Minecraft mushrooms of all sizes and colors is not an easy task. But you do not need to be born with a green thumb either. Aside from the basics like tilling the farm, this article will explain how to choose the right farm size, soil type, and crafting resources when planting mushrooms in Minecraft.

Let’s start with the basics.


What you need to grow mushrooms

Growing mushrooms in Minecraft does not require special items. You will find most of the resources you need quickly on the map. Here is a list

  • Any type of block (dirt, podzol, mycelium, or nylium)
  • Slabs

Mushroom growing conditions

Mushrooms may be easy to cultivate, but you need to pay attention to these conditions to ensure successful cultivation:

  • Except when planted in mycelium, podzol or nylium, keep the lighting intensity below 13
  • Do not plant it underneath direct sunlight. Constructing a wooden shed over your farm may help
  • Keep the light level at 10 to ensure that the mushroom gets enough light and is safe from mobs who love to spawn in low-lit areas. This is where underground farming in Minecraft comes in
  • Huge mushrooms can grow as tall as 7 blocks
  • Farm at a maximum space of 7x7x8 to accommodate giant mushrooms
  • Plant mushrooms 5 blocks apart in an alternating pattern of red and brown

Steps to plant Mushroom in Minecraft

Step 1:

Map out an area around 7×7 wide and space at least 4 to 5 blocks high to give the mushrooms ample room to grow.

Step 2:

Cover the entire ground area with any type of dirt block for efficient mushroom growth.

Step 3:

If you are growing farming underground, punch a few holes in the roof level of the farm to allow a limited amount of natural lighting into the farm. Do not make any of the holes directly above the mushroom to avoid overexposure to light.

Step 4:

Place all the blocks on the surface. You will need about 4 cobblestones to form the farming site for the mushroom.

Step 5:

Get your bonemeal, put it in your hotbar, then use your interaction key on the mushroom after the blocks are in place. This will transform the mushroom into a massive one, yielding roughly 20 mushrooms when harvested.

NB: Depending on the block it is planted on, you might need more than one bonemeal to grow a mushroom successfully. In addition, you should quickly apply the bonemeal to the mushroom, or it will unplant.

Harvesting Mushrooms in Minecraft

Harvesting the mushroom is straightforward and is best done with a sword to prevent destroying the mushroom itself. Huge mushrooms can give upwards of 20 mushrooms when harvested.

Final Note

Planting mushroom in Minecraft is straightforward, provided that you understand and cultivate it under the right conditions. Remember that mushrooms must be planted on any type of block, but you should maintain low light on the farm, or it will not attract mobs.

If you found this article handy, I bet you would also want to know how to grow mushrooms in Minecraft. Enjoy!

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