Mushrooms are one of the oldest items in the game. Dating all the way back to the pre-alpha days in 2009, mushrooms are primarily used in potions and food, with other uses in interior and exterior decorating. Once the game introduced Mushroom field biomes, a useful block known as Mycelium became a go-to for mushroom farming. This guide will teach you how to find and use Mycelium blocks in Minecraft Java and Bedrock Editions.
How to Use Mycelium Blocks in Minecraft
In Minecraft Java and Bedrock, Mycelium blocks are a type of dirt block found exclusively in Mushroom fields biomes. These biomes are characterized as an island surrounded by the ocean, dotted in abundance with small and large mushrooms. Rather than having grass or stone, the surface of a Mushroom field biome is Mycelium. Once you find one of these areas, you’ll have a massive supply of Mycelium.
However, it’s important to note that you need a silk touch tool to mine the Mycelium blocks. Without it, any you break will drop as dirt blocks instead. A shovel is the quickest mining tool for the job!
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Upon obtaining your Mycelium blocks, you’ll mainly use them to create a mushroom growing space. Typically, you can only grow mushrooms in the dark on other blocks. Mycelium, on the other hand, allows you to grow mushrooms in the darkest or lightest areas of your choosing. You can also grow huge mushrooms on Mycelium by placing a small mushroom and using bonemeal.
The main downside of Mycelium is that you can’t use a hoe to make it into farmland. This downside makes it useless for other farming types besides collecting mushrooms. One upside of it, though, is that other crops such as melons and pumpkins will not grow onto Mycelium blocks if you’re playing Bedrock edition. With this, you can create a barrier without placing any fences or other separating blocks.