To grow mushrooms in Minecraft, you can either cultivate normal-sized mushrooms or grow huge mushrooms. Here’s how to do both:
- Find mushrooms: You can find red and brown mushrooms in various biomes, such as swamps, old growth taiga, mushroom fields, and caves. They also grow in the Nether.
- Choose a suitable location: Mushrooms can be planted on blocks with a full top surface in light levels below 13 and not directly underneath the sky. Make sure the area is not too brightly-lit (at least 2 blocks away from a torch or other light source) .
- Plant and spread: Plant the mushrooms on the chosen surface. They will slowly spread to nearby dirt blocks, as long as there are no more than 4 mushrooms of the same type in a 9×9 square.
- Find mushrooms: As mentioned above, find red and brown mushrooms in various biomes or the Nether.
- Choose a suitable location: You will need at least a 7x7x9 space above the mushrooms for them to grow into huge mushrooms. The ground should be podzol, mycelium, or nylium if you are outdoors.
- Apply bonemeal: Fertilize a mushroom by applying bonemeal to it. This will cause it to sprout into a huge mushroom. When harvested, it will yield up to 20 mushrooms.
Remember that mushrooms can be used for crafting mushroom stew, rabbit stew, and fermented spider eyes, which are essential for potion brewing. Happy mushroom farming!