Mushrooms are an excellent food source in Minecraft. Just one bowl of Mushroom Stew can restore six hunger. Though these fungi cannot be grown in direct sunlight, they’re lucrative produce that any player should have their eye on. But for those of you who need a little help with making your own mushroom farm, here are a few tips!
How to Farm Mushrooms
There are a few guidelines one must remember when trying to farm mushrooms. The first: they can only be grown in rooms with a light level of 12 and below. This just means that the room you decide to grow them in needs to be as close to dark as possible. The second guideline is that they need opaque blocks. All this means that if you try to plant your mushrooms in any type of transparent block, they won’t grow. Dirt or sand blocks are always best.
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That being said, a dark indoor room is the best place for your farm, but it doesn’t have to be underground. Just as long as the light is low enough, your mushrooms should grow. However, if you are not playing in Peaceful mode there are a few precautions you need to take. Because the room your farm is in is so dark, mobs may spawn inside. Getting murdered while you are trying to harvest your produce is not the best feeling in the world. So, make your room a little taller than normal. That way you can place torches two or more blocks up, and still, have the room be dark enough for your fungi growth.
Fortunately, you really only need to plant a few mushrooms from the get-go. After a few growth cycles, there will be a chance that your fungi will spread by themselves. Eventually, your room will be overtaken. However, this is only true if your room is big enough. So, don’t be afraid to make your farm as big as possible.
When you have enough produce, you can begin your new mushroom lifestyle. Mushroom Stew requires one red and brown mushroom, and one bowl. While a Rabbit Stew, which recovers 10 hunger, needs one rabbit, any mushroom, a carrot, and one baked potato. Each is definitely worth your while and makes mushroom farming a valuable venture.
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