Every Dirt Block in Minecraft and How to Get Them

Every Dirt Block in Minecraft and How to Get Them

Minecraft is a game of blocks where you will find thousands of blocks. Everything in this world is in block form. A dirt block is the most common and readily available in the overworld. It can be easily found under the grass layer.

These abundantly found blocks are the essential blocks in Minecraft, and you can get them by using a shovel. Dirt blocks are used to construct tall buildings, farms, islands, and whatnot. Mimicking the real world, like soil, dirt blocks also have different properties and is found in various biomes.

Let’s see all the dirt blocks and how you can get them.

Types of Dirt Blocks and How to Get Them

In this list, we will share all the dirt blocks with you, where you can find them, how to get them, and finally, their usage.

Dirt Block

Dirt Block Minecraft

Dirt is a very common block; you can find it on the top of mountains and underwater bodies. You can use your hands or any tool, but a shovel is the best and fastest to break dirt blocks.

  • You cannot craft a dirt block but can get it from Minecraft structures.
  • They are best for growing farmlands, plants, and food items like sugarcane and sweet berries. Also, you need it to grow grass, mud block, grass block, oak tree, jungle trees, etc.


Farmland Minecraft

One of the most critical dirt in Minecraft is farmland block, and you use a hoe to dig it. You can grow crops like wheat, banana, carrots, plums, and melons on this block. However, you need light and water near farmland to grow stuff.

  • If someone jumps on it, farmland will turn into dirt, and all seeds or plants will fall off.
  • You can craft it using any hoe, like wooden, diamond, iron, stone, etc.   
  • It is common everywhere, and you can find it in most biomes. However, mining will always turn it into dirt, even with a silk touch.


Mud Minecraft

A mud block is another essential block, especially if you like to construct it. You can use it as a mud brick to build beautiful houses.

  • You can craft it by adding water to the dirt block. It is that simple. If you let the water dry from the mud block, it will turn into clay.
  • Mud block is most commonly found in swamp biomes.  


Grass Minecraft

Grass block is available in all Minecraft biomes. It is the topmost surface and needs sunlight or torches to grow underground. You can grow the grass by putting it with the dirt block. If both blocks are touching, grass will spread on the dirt block.

  • You can only use silk touch to collect the grass block, or it will turn into dirt.  
  • Grass block is frequently found in the jungle, swamps, forest edge, mountain edge, snowy tundra, planes, and many other places.
  • You can use grass blocks to craft many things, including dandelion, poppy, and dark oak.

Coarse Dirt

Coarse Dirt Minecraft

This block is a mixture of dirt and gravel so you can grow grass on it. However, if you touch it, it will turn back to dirt, double click, and create farmland.

  • By putting dirt and gravel block together, you can get coarse dirt.
  • By mixing coarse dirt with water, you get a clay block.
  • They are generated in the taiga, badlands, and savannah biomes.

Rooted Dirt

Rooted Dirt Minecraft

Rooted dirt block has azalea roots, meaning you can only find it under or near the azalea tree. Interestingly rooted dirt block indicates that there is a lush green cave nearby. You can also grow azalea trees with this block. But grass doesn’t grow on it.

  • You can only find it under azalea trees; if not, another way is buying from wandering traders.
  • You can use it for decoration. If you use bonemeal on it, its roots will hang from under the block; cool!
  • Only found in lush green biomes.


Podzol Minecraft

Podzol looks like dirt but has stony dirt and can’t grow grass. You can easily mine it with your hands, but the shovel is the fast option that turns it into the dirt. You can only get podzol by using silk touch.

  • Podzol is suitable for planting seedlings, mushrooms, and dry bushes.
  • You can’t craft podzol, but you can buy it from villagers with emeralds. You can also find it in structures.
  • You can find podzol in the taiga, savannah biomes, and bamboo forest.


Mycelium is like a dirt block, but instead of grass, there is a gray-brown layer on top. It can only grow mushrooms on it. If you want to get it to use silk touch; otherwise, it will turn into regular dirt.

  • Though you can’t craft mycelium in inventory, you can obtain it from structures.
  • If you want to have more of it, put mycelium among other dirt blocks, and it will turn them into mycelium, just like grass.
  • It is very rare and can only be found in the mushroom biome.

Dirt Path

Dirt Path Minecraft

You might have seen many designed footpaths, especially in Savanah villages and plains. These paths are made of dirt paths block. If you hold a shovel and right-click the dirt block, you will get a dirt path; if you destroy it, it will turn into a dirt block.

  • If you want to get it, just shovel it.
  • In many villages, you will see dirt paths used on roads.

Warped and Crimson Nylium

Both these blocks are found in warped and crimson forests. They are similar to nether, what grass is to the overworld. Instead of grass nether roots and fungi grow on them.

  • If you use bonemeal on nylium, it will grow roots and fungi. To get more nylium, use bonemeal on netherrack close to nylium.
  • You can only obtain nylium by silk touch, or it will turn into netherrack. Another way is finding them in chests in Bostain remnants with hoglin stable chests.


These are all the dirt blocks in Minecraft that you can use to build buildings or farms. You can also use them for decoration and aesthetic purposes. Most of these dirt blocks are very common and abundant. Therefore you hardly ever need to craft them.

With the help of this guide, you can use as many blocks as you want.

Note– You can get all these dirt blocks using commands in creative mode.

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