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Dirt

Dirt.png


Name:Dirt
Type:Block
Mine with:Hand, Shovel
Drops:Itself
Stackable:Yes
Physics:None
Found naturally:Yes
Renewable:Yes
Item ID:dirt

Dirt is a block that can have trees and other naturally generated plants placed on it.

Obtaining

Dirt can be broken by hand, but using a shovel will speed up the process.

Fishing

Dirt has a 0.36% chance of being caught while fishing with an unenchanted fishing rod. It is part of the junk category.

This makes dirt technically renewable.

Natural Generation

It is very easily found in forest biomes, plain biomes, mountain biomes, and mushroom biomes.

Dirt Based Blocks

Dirt is dropped by grass and mycelium if they are broken without a tool enchanted with Silk Touch. Farmland always drops dirt when broken, even with a tool enchanted with Silk Touch.

Farmland turns into dirt if it is not close enough to a water source.

Usage

When a block of dirt has no solid blocks at least up to 3 blocks above it, it will eventually switch to a grass block.

Farming

Trees, bamboo and sugarcane can all be grown on dirt. Itself and grass are the only block that passive mobs, such as pigs and cows, spawn on.

When tilled with a hoe, it switches to farmland, allowing crops such as wheat or pumpkins to be grown on it.

Crafting Ingredient

Dirt is required in the recipe for soul sand.

Netherrack Dirt
Empty Empty
Soul sand

Dirt is also required in the recipe for coarse dirt.

Gravel Dirt
Dirt Gravel
Coarse dirt

History

Version Date Changes
1.19 Nov 19, 2011
  • Updated texture of dirt
1.27 Nov 13, 2015
  • The texture of dirt was updated
  • Dirt is used to craft coarse dirt and soul sand
1.28 Oct 08, 2016
  • Dirt is no longer flammable

Bugs

  • Since the dirt block only checks 3 blocks above it, it maybe change to grass underground.

Trivia

  • Easily get rid of the dirt when using acid.

Gallery

See Also