How to grow mushrooms in Minecraft

How to grow mushrooms in Minecraft

In this article, we are going to learn ‘How to grow mushrooms in Minecraft‘. Mushrooms can be planted and grown on blocks, their main use is to craft/make Mushroom Stew, rabbit stew, and fermented spider eyes. They can be grown in lower levels below 13 and must not be directly underneath the sky. Both brown and red mushrooms grow at the same rate.

Mushrooms are mined for better chances to grow, in spite of this, mushrooms can be found by dropping from:

  • if the block below mushroom plantation falls or destroys
  • any block growing mushroom washes away by flood

Growing Small Mushrooms in Minecraft

How to grow mushrooms in Minecraft

In this article, we will be learning various ways to and mechanics on ‘How to grow mushrooms in Minecraft’. The farmer before growing mushrooms should consider the placement carefully. Except for lit areas or non-solid/transparent blocks, mushrooms can be grown anywhere. They do not require extra space, water, soil preference like other saplings and crops. During night time, mushrooms can be placed at any blocks that receive a light level that is less than 12.

As they start growing, the spread on all opaque blocks near the mushrooms. Growing small mushrooms can be risky since they are grown at low-lit indoor rooms, many mobs teleport to interiors. This excludes Peaceful mode.

Spread Mechanics for Small Mushrooms in Minecraft

It is better to Choose a random block in the 3x3x3 cube centered while growing mushrooms. This favors the mushroom’s own level.

The middle 3×3 square:

  • upper and lower levels of mushrooms are given a 25% chance.
  • mushroom’s level is given 50%.

If a mushroom could be planted in the chosen block, and the below block is opaque:

Just select another random block in the 3×3 square centered on the previously chosen block. If block supports, then grow another mushroom at the same spot.

The first randomly selected block can end up being a mushroom. Summing up the spread mechanics:

  • Mushrooms can grow diagonally and in all three axes (X, Y, and Z).
  • Mushrooms ‘may‘ spread up to 2 blocks if the way is free.

Farming methods of Small Mushrooms

How to grow mushrooms in Minecraft

Basic small mushroom farming:

For a beginner mushroom farmer, this method will be a monster-free, no-mining-required farm assurance.

  • Create a room two blocks vertically (height) and desired length horizontally.
  • To create recessed lighting, at regular intervals build one block vertically and place a torch. (You can have as few as one torch every six squares with no danger of mobs spawning).

Following the above steps will allow for faster mushroom growth. Spread the mushrooms on the floor with room around them to grow and wait.

Tunnel Method:

How to grow mushrooms in Minecraft

  • Dig a tunnel starting from several blocks where the mushroom should sprout.
  • Plant the mushrooms two or three blocks below the surface at the end of the tunnel.
  • Then, dig a single block chute to the surface from above the mushroom.
  • Once there’s light, use the bone meal and see if it grows the mushroom.
    (If it does not, there may be too many blocks in the way of the mushroom, in which case, planting the mushroom closer to the surface may make it grow)

Semi-Automatic Farming:

  • Lay down Redstone in lines (2 blocks in between each line 15 blocks long).
  • Attach a button to this circuit.
  • Spaces in between the lines can be filled with sticky pistons. Place dirt on top of everything (pistons and Redstone).
  • By placing a piston circuit you can allow water to spill forward.
  • Attach a lever.
  • On the top Redstone, place seeds.
  • Dislodge mushrooms.
  • Now flip the lever to have water bring them down to you.

Repeat the design down a hallway by raising the floor one time with each repetition. Allow the water to spill into a central channel and bring the mushrooms to you.

Fully-Automatic Mushroom Farming:

Using water dispensers and a light sensor circuit

By following this method, mushrooms are planted on central platforms and new mushrooms will spread to side platforms.

  • On the central platforms, plant mushrooms in the group up to four mushrooms of each kind.
    (Planting more mushroom will increase the spreading speed, but will also reach its cap limit sooner.)
  • Place the Side platforms one block high to improve efficiency.
  • The central platforms should be 3 blocks high.
  • Place a circuit, emits two delayed pulses once a day using a daylight detector.
  • By activating and deactivating dispensers (that contains water buckets) adjust the water flow through the side platforms for about 12 seconds.
    (This will be enough to deliver every new mushroom spread in the side platforms, that will eventually store the mushrooms)

If the platforms are built in mycelium then cover the farm in a glass or any other non-transparent block.

Using pistons
  • Place a 2 blocks wide water stream on the floor.
  • Ensure planting mushrooms along the bank of the water, leaving every other block empty.
  • Place the pistons facing towards the water stream, at the blocks where there is no mushrooms.
  • The pistons need to be wired to an outside switch.
  • Seal the rooms to make them completely dark. Just leave 1 opening i.e 1×1 wide to allow water stream.
  • Eventually, the mushrooms will spread to the blocks in front of the pistons.
  • To harvest the mushrooms, push them into the river steam by activating the mushrooms

If you want to stop the automatic growth, just deactivate the piston.

Higher efficiency can be achieved by multiple arrangements. The system can even be arranged in a room of height 1.

Growing Huge Mushrooms in Minecraft

Let us now learn, How to grow Mushrooms in Minecraft (huge). You can grow Huge mushrooms by using a bone meal on a red or brown mushroom. Huge mushrooms can give upwards of 20 mushrooms when harvested.

  • Huge mushrooms can be 5, 6, or 7 blocks tall. Thus, if there is a block 6 meters above, the huge mushroom will always grow to be 4 blocks tall.
    (the maximum height of huge mushroom is 1 block shorted than available space)
  • The mycelium area required space overlaps due to the smaller footprint of the huge red mushrooms.
  • Dirt, grass, and mycelium blocks should be used to plant mushrooms.
  • If the blocks are blocked in the normal growth space below, then mushrooms grow much taller (11+ blocks) this may even need a significant amount of bone meal.
  • You can block the light that allows you to place mushrooms a lot closer to the surface by placing dirt blocks where the mushrooms need to be. (around the stem). Once, your mushroom grows, remove the dirt and fill the tunnel.

We recommend to farm mushroom at maximum available space of 7x7x8. This will help you save a bone meal. Because huge mushrooms tend to grow even taller than the height of space available. This will fail the process. So, use the maximum block space to never fail to grow of mushrooms using bone meal.

Huge mushroom farming

How to grow mushrooms in Minecraft

Huge mushroom farming involves a 7x7x8 space. If you are outdoors, you can plant the mushroom using podzol or mycelium (Podzol is more easily available).

To make podzol, plant a giant spruce tree with four saplings:

  • First, wait for it to grow.
  • Chop the tree down after it grows.
  • Now, use the newly formed podzol after chopping to plant a mushroom.
  • Use some bone meal on this block.
  • Planting always consumes the block underneath the place where planted. So you will need to occasionally regenerate by planting giant spruce again.

Rely on timing, you can grow mushrooms in another way:

  • Where you want a farm, dig a 1×1 hole, and place a water bucket.
  • Then, plant a mushroom in the water.
  • Bone meal it immediately or the mushroom will un-plant.

You can use harvester for automating huge bone meal farming. This will require bone meal input along the side.


  • Where Mushrooms can be usually grown in Minecraft? 

Ans: Mostly, it’s the blocks where Mushrooms can be planted or grown. There are some other areas too where you can plant the Mushrooms, however, the best growing spots are the blocks.

  • What’s the use of Mushrooms in Minecraft? 

Ans: Fermented spider eyes, rabbit stew, and Mushroom stew are some of the items that can be churned out of Mushrooms.


Growing mushrooms would seem difficult at starting, but once you understand the algorithm, it will be a child’s play. Follow the above-mentioned steps in sequence. Take care of block management. If you are trying to grow the mushrooms automatically in the interior, be aware of mobs who spawn. The rest all is handy.

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