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Podzol in Minecraft

The podzol block is a dirt-like block that is naturally generated as the surface of tree taiga and bamboo jungle biomes. Grass and mycelium don't spread to podzol blocks. It is one of two blocks that players can grow mushrooms on.


A block of podzol (via screenshot)


How to get podzol?


Podzol is only generated in old-growth taiga and bamboo jungle biomes. Podzol is also generated around a large spruce tree that is grown from 4 saplings. You can also turn moss blocks into podzol. The only way to pick up podzol is by using a tool enchanted with Silk Touch, otherwise it will drop as dirt.


Podzol found in an old-growth spruce taiga (via screenshot)


What is the use of podzol?


Podzol, like mycelium, allows players to grow mushrooms on them, and huge mushrooms regardless of the light level. Unlike mycelium, players can grow all kinds of saplings, flowers, and sugarcane on podzol blocks.


Growing mushroom on a block of podzol (via screenshot)


Conclusion


Podzol is a dirt-like block that can be used to grow mushrooms, flowers, and saplings on. They are only found in bamboo jungles and in old-growth taigas. You can pick them up with a tool enchanted with silk touch.


FAQs


Q. What is podzol commonly used for?

A. Podzol is most commonly used for growing huge and regular mushrooms.


Q. How rare is podzol?

A. Podzol is quite rare since it can only be found in the bamboo jungles and old-growth taiga biomes.


Q. Do you need Silk Touch for picking Podzol?

A. Yes, Silk Touch is required to pick up podzol blocks.

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