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How to grow Mushrooms in Minecraft

There are a plethora of different plants, and crops that can be grown within the world of minecraft. Almost all of them rely on a universal set of rules that require them to be grown except for a few notable exceptions. One of these exceptions is the unique and humble mushroom.


Mushroom in Minecraft


An item within the game that doesn’t grow under normal circumstances and also cannot be farmed under normal circumstances. In this article we shall go over how exactly you can grow mushrooms in an efficient manner and the prerequisites that will be required of you to make it possible in the first place.


Materials Required to Grow Mushrooms In Minecraft


There are not any concrete materials from which mushrooms tend to grow. But, I will leave behind a list of items that can be used to create an effective farm for you to use for growing mushrooms.


  1. Dirt blocks
  2. Slabs of any kind.


It doesn’t require a great deal for this farm as you will see with further instructions below.


Where To Grow Mushrooms


Unlike many other types of plants or crops, mushrooms will not grow by planting anything within an area. They are grown through spawn generation and will only spawn in areas that are below a light level threshold of 13. They can grow almost anywhere so long as they have limited light through which they can grow under. Mushrooms can also grow in caves and leaves of trees if you look closely enough. Almost any area with a low light level can grow mushrooms.


 area with a low light level can grow mushrooms


Growing Mushrooms In The Nether


Due to how low the lighting is in the Nether, finding mushrooms is actually quite an easy task to accomplish in such an area. Growing Mushrooms In The Nether


If you wish to create your own mushroom farm you can employ a variety of different methods to use. Firstly you should create a walled-off section so that certain nether dwelling mobs don’t mess around with your crop. Something else you should consider is getting yourself a soul lantern to keep certain mobs away from the area, while simultaneously giving a light that is low enough for your mushrooms to spawn in.


Growing Mushrooms In The Nether


They will even spawn on glowstone strangely enough, so take advantage of this and build your farm around these light sources for your own advantage.


How to Grow Mushrooms In Minecraft


Step 1: If you desire to grow a mushroom farm of your own then it’s for the best that you start underground. It’s best that you create an underground space that is at least 4 to 5 blocks high that the farm allows the mushrooms enough of an area to grow.


Creating an underground space to grow mushroom Minecraft


Step 2: Make sure that when you do build this space, that you make the ground area nothing but dirt blocks so that the mushrooms can grow efficiently. After that you will want to make holes in the top part of your farm to let a limited amount of light seep into the area, but make sure that none of these holes are directly above any of the mushrooms that you grow so that they are not exposed to too much light.


Limiting light to grow mushroom Minecraft


Step 3: After all of this is done you should have your mushroom farm created no problem. Take care to adjust the size of this farm depending on how many mushrooms you want to grow at once.


Mushroom farm ready


Automatic Mushroom Farm


If you don’t want to wait for the mushrooms to spawn in the given farm that was shown to you earlier then you’re in luck. Youtuber Druv has an alternative automatic mushroom farm that can be seen:


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Harvesting Mushrooms in Minecraft


Once your mushrooms are fully grown, all that is left is to harvest your bounty for whatever purpose you desire. It’s a simple process, oftentimes accomplished by a sword so that you don’t accidentally destroy the mushroom itself.


FAQ


How long does it take for mushrooms to grow in Minecraft?


It’s not so much about how long as much as it is about the changes going in your favor. When in optimal light and growing conditions each block has a 12.5% chance to grow a red mushroom or a 25% chance to grow a brown mushroom. It’s all about the odds being in your favor until you finally luck out.


Why are my mushrooms not growing in Minecraft?


The biggest reason is more often than not light level. If you have a light level above 12 in an area you are trying to spawn mushrooms, the chances of your success is more often than not going to be limited.


Do mushrooms spread on mycelium?


Mushrooms can indeed spread on this substance, much like on podzol or nylium.


Conclusion


Creating a mushroom farm for you to grow can be a simple process provided that you create the proper environment where such a fungus can grow. So long as you can control the light levels of the environment then controlling their growth can become a very simple matter.


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