Minecraft, the popular sandbox game where you build things, craft things, and fight monsters, has a range of natural resource types that you can gather from the environment to help you build your creations. Podzol is one of those resources, and it’s found in many biomes throughout the game world. If you want to learn how to make Podzol in Minecraft, keep reading!
What is Podzol?
Podzol is a type of dirt block composed of coarse dirt and podzol grass. It exists only in regions with a super flat world generation option enabled. It may be recognized by its dark green color (although other blocks and mobs may also be green).
Although it appears similar to coarse dirt, it behaves differently: when placed next to another podzol block or other types of grass, Podzol will spread like any other type of grass.
However, unlike most other types of grass, Podzol can not be trampled into farmland. Additionally, except for birch and spruce, all saplings can grow on top of a podzol block. Podzol has a unique feature where if water flows over it from one side, it will turn into regular dirt on that side but keep its properties on the other side.
The reason it’s called Podzol is that it resembles that other type of soil: peat moss. In Russia, where Podzol means under-ash, it can be found growing under old birch trees.
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How to create Podzol in Minecraft
In Minecraft, Podzol is a block you make by planting saplings on grass blocks. Podzol will drop itself as an item as soon as you break it. Here’s how to make Podzol in Minecraft:
1. First, dig a hole in grassy terrain with at least one full layer of dirt underneath (you can use any digging tool).
2. Place a sapling on top of each grass block (no other block will work).
3. Finally, break each sapling, and you’ll see that it drops podzol items in return. Now you can use these blocks to make podzol bricks or change their texture, so they look like mossy cobblestone!
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Things You Will Need To Create Podzol In Minecraft
1. Find a suitable area, one that is flat and has all four types of grass growing on it: Oak Leaves, Grass, Mycelium, and Ferns. Try making an isolated patch of each one using dirt so that they do not spread onto other blocks.
2. Dig into the ground with your shovel/spade.
3. After breaking your way down a few blocks, light your flint and steel or lighter on fire and throw it into one of the blocks in your dugout. It will take several attempts, but eventually, an infinite source of lava will appear.
Collect Grass and Dirt
To begin making a podzol, you’ll need three grass blocks and one dirt block. Once these materials are collected, use your crafting table to turn them into Podzol. You can do so by combining grass (grass blocks), dirt (dirt blocks), and sand (sand blocks) in a square pattern on a crafting table.
Now that you know how to make Podzol, you can use it in various ways. Podzol blocks can be used as decoration or crafted into other types of blocks using Redstone and with the Redstone you can open an iron door too. Your new knowledge may just come in handy for your next mining adventure!
Put Them In a Furnace
While Podzol is technically a type of dirt (and dirt can be made into clay), making it via a furnace requires some different steps than usual. To create Podzol, you’ll need four pieces of regular dirt and one that a furnace has melted down. Put all five of these blocks into a furnace to get two pieces of black dye, which will go into your crafting table when right-clicked.
Once there, add three strings and three leaves to make a podzol block. Repeat until you have enough for your project!
Turn It Into Podzol
Once you have these materials, you need to convert them into Podzol. This can be done using two pistons and two sticky pistons, with Redstone between them. The Redstone should be placed to connect both sides of each piston.
As for what order to place things, start by placing your dirt block under one of your sticky pistons. Place a piece of gravel on top of that dirt block and then put another dirt block on it. Now you can place some more gravel on top of that dirt block. Now you can connect your Redstone from your sticky piston to one side of each piston.
Then connect two blocks of Podzol (gravel) with Redstone, so they’re directly next to each other but not connected directly with Redstone yet.
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By following the above-described methods, you can easily create Podzol in Minecraft. Podzol will grow only on dirt with a layer of Mycelium underneath it. Like Mycelium, mossy stone bricks and grass blocks will not grow Podzol. Like all plants, seeds cannot be planted directly into Podzol.
If still with the above guide you couldn’t create Podzol in Minecraft, then you can watch this easiest tutorial for that.