What is Podzol and How to Get it in Minecraft

Minecraft podzol is a naturally-generated material in Minecraft that has certain uses. In this post, we are going to learn what exactly it is, where to find podzol, what the use of podzol is, and everything else that you need to know about this block.

What is Podzol And Where Can You Find It?

Podzol is a dirt-type block. They look somewhat similar to regular dirt blocks except that it has a unique dark tint and texture on the top.

Podzol blocks can be found on the surface of the old-growth taiga and bamboo jungles, as well as their respective variants.

When Was Podzol Added To Minecraft

Podzol was added in patch 1.7.2. It only appeared in the taiga biome but it was later added to the bamboo jungle biomes in patch 1.14.

How To Get Podzol in Minecraft?

To get podzol, you need a tool that with silk touch. Silk Touch is a tool enchantment that makes certain blocks drop themselves as items instead of their usual drops when mined. When you use a tool without a silk touch to break podzol, it will drop dirt. The most efficient tool to use is a shovel.

Sometimes endermen pick up a podzol block. When you kill an enderman holding a podzol, it will drop the item when it dies.

Wandering traders have a 1⁄6 chance to sell 3 podzols for 3 emeralds.

How Do You Make Podzol In Minecraft?

It is also possible to induce the spawning of podzol in Minecraft. All you have to do is to plant four spruce saplings arranged in a square and then use some bone meal to fertilize them. A big tree will spawn and the ground around it will be replaced with podzol.

If you want to use the podzol (for farming mushrooms, more on this later), just chop the tree. You can just leave them where they are or if you want to transfer them to another place, harvest the podzol on the ground using your shovel with a silk touch enchantment.

What Is Podzol Used For Minecraft?

Podzol is useful for growing mushrooms.

Mushrooms can grow anywhere as long as the light level is 12 and below. If you want to grow mushrooms, you might have an issue with mobs spawning because you can only plant mushrooms where the light level is low. There are ways to work around this like placing torches around your mushroom farms strategically but some players may not have the patience to do that.

Here is where podzol comes in. Like mycelium, podzol allows mushrooms to be placed on it no matter the light levels. So you can grow mushrooms in a sunny area when using podzol (or mycelium) blocks to eliminate the possibility of spawning hostile mobs, at least during the day.

What other things can you do with podzol blocks?

Aside from mushrooms, flowers, saplings, and sugarcane can also grow on podzols. So they can also be used in gardens instead of regular dirt. It can help create a different texture in the garden since its color is slightly different from regular dirt.

A podzol block can also be turned into a dirt path by pressing use(right-click) on it with any type of shovel.

Podzol blocks can be used to decorate pig pens because the color and texture somehow resemble mud.

What can’t you do with podzol blocks? Podzols cannot be tilled with a hoe to make farmland. However, players can turn podzol blocks into a dirt path first and then use a hoe to turn the dirt path into farmland.

What Is The Difference Between Podzol And Mycelium?

Both podzol and mycelium allow mushrooms to be placed on them no matter what the light level is. However, unlike mycelium, podzols don’t spread to dirt blocks. Also, other plants won’t grow on mycelium. Also, mycelium (as well as grass blocks) won’t spread to podzol blocks.

To Sum Up

Podzol is a dirt-type block that has a unique dark tint and texture on the top. It is naturally occurring in taiga and jungle bamboo biomes. It is mainly used for growing mushrooms in any light conditions.

Podzol can be obtained by breaking it with a shovel or any tool that has a silk touch enchantment.

Planting four spruce saplings arranged in a square and then using some bone meal to fertilize them will spawn a big spruce tree and podzol around the tree.

Podzol has a similar trait to mycelium in that it can be used for growing mushrooms in any light condition. However, unlike mycelium, podzols can grow other plants and do not spread to other dirt blocks.

Related Questions

What is a dirt path used for? Dirt paths are mainly for decoration but they can also prevent hostile mobs from spawning.

How to Get Silk Touch Enchantment in Minecraft? Silk touch enchantment can be used on axes, pick axes, shovels, and hoes. You can add the silk touch enchantment to said tools using an enchanting table, anvil, or game command. Using an enchantment table is not a sure way to get silk touch–it is a random enchantment. Using the anvil with an enchanted book is a more reliable way to get silk touch enchantment.

How to Grow Huge Mushrooms in Minecraft? Applying bone meal to a small red or brown mushroom will turn it into a huge mushroom as long as there is enough space around it (7x7x8).

What Items Do Endermen Drop? Endermen have a chance of dropping anywhere from 0 to 1 Ender Pearls when killed without using any enchantments. They will drop 5 experience when killed by the player and will drop any block they are holding.

What are the Different Types of Mushrooms in Minecraft? There are two types of mushrooms in Minecraft–red and brown mushrooms.