Infertile Soil, but why?

  1. For some reason, the dirt I'm using does not grow grass. Why? Please post all the things that may cause this.
    I already know that grass wont grow if there's a block over the dirt block, or the dirt block is shadowed.
    Does prolonged storing of dirt (in chests), or high altitudes perhaps have something to do with this?

    User Info: XboxHelper

    XboxHelper - 6 years ago

Top Voted Answer

  1. in order for a dirt block to turn into a grass block, you have to place it somewhere close to another grass block. The block must not be separated in an enclosed room. If you're trying to place it in a room, make sure there is another grass block in the room. You can always use bonemeal or Invedit.

    As far as I know, prolonged storing of dirt in chest, or high altitudes does not disable a dirt block from turning into a grass block.

    User Info: hrdtimefinding1

    hrdtimefinding1 - 6 years ago 4 0


  1. Use a hoe first, to make it more fertile put it within 5 squares of water, after that don't step on it.

    User Info: Bubmeister1

    Bubmeister1 - 6 years ago 0 1
  2. If the grass is underground, it is a difficult process to grow it. But if it's on the surface, it could be too dark. A solution is to use bonemeal with the dirt to cause the grass to grow and make the surrounding land grow as well.

    User Info: DuneManta

    DuneManta - 6 years ago 1 0
  3. The dirt does not grow grass on its own grass spreads through dirt blocks with enough light for example grass will expand from a dirt block to another one next to it or 1 or 2 blocks higher than it

    User Info: RDRplayer

    RDRplayer - 6 years ago 0 0
  4. the dirt only grows grass if you put water on the grass and hoe the dirt FIRST.

    User Info: nintendosonymic

    nintendosonymic - 6 years ago 0 1

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