Pre 1.2 [guide]how to make an glowing mushroom farm

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  1. todumbtodi

    todumbtodi Green Slime

    well since no 1 made 1 yet.
    and a lot of people(i think) want to know how.
    here it goes :p

    how to make an glowing mushroom farm.

    what we need is:
    - mushroom grass seeds(you get them from chopping down glowing mushrooms trees and on the ground)
    please note it does grows but very slow, so its faster when you have a few seeds

    - mud blocks

    and we need to be underground at the level where you get rocks behind the wall(like sound also changed at this lvl).
    So this means it cant be like only 1 block underground! its a pretty way down.
    like on this screenshot wich kind of explains everything you need to know :p
    so just watch the screenshot.
    and no the water doesnt needs to be there :p

    and i dont know if it needs the space i just wanted to be sure for that :p
    havent seen big mushroom tree things grow so i dont know if thats even possible but normal mushrooms is :p

    i hope this helped you :D

    sorry for my English i got dyslexia so i cant really help it.
  2. Vincent

    Vincent Zombie

    Woah so pro thanks man!
  3. OxTox

    OxTox Green Slime

    Nice guide there, matey.
  4. iBoaz

    iBoaz Green Slime

    Nice guide, Gonna make mah own farm now :>
  5. Bluepheonix

    Bluepheonix Green Slime

    you only need 1 seed it does grow.
  6. todumbtodi

    todumbtodi Green Slime

    hmm ok well until now i havent seen it grow
    i will change it when ive seen it my self

    ok i confirmed this it does grows
  7. Alvin Flummox

    Alvin Flummox World Feeder


    Here's my set up! It definitely does grow hehe. Works best if you place a few spaced apart though so they can spread and join together :)

    EDIT: Oh and water isn't needed either
  8. Supa

    Supa Green Slime

    Thanks :D
  9. Lordraymond

    Lordraymond Squirrel

    I tried this on my friends server, but he's an idiot and he tore them down because he's too nooby to know what they were. He was like "Yeah I found some much under our house so I took it out. It was ugly." So yeah.

    At least this guide will help me be sure I do it right next time...
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  10. Supa

    Supa Green Slime

    Under your house? wow that sucks, you could've just fell down and collected them every so often D:
  11. Demian

    Demian Green Slime

    Wait. Does it HAVE to be at that deep? Can't you grow them underground but just below the surface?
  12. Supa

    Supa Green Slime

    No, must be at the layer where there is rocks on the wall :\
  13. Alvin Flummox

    Alvin Flummox World Feeder

    Yep has to be below where the background changes to stoney otherwise mushrooms won't grow and you'll have just wasted your seeds. It's really not that far down, just dig straight down so you can drop right down to it
  14. todumbtodi

    todumbtodi Green Slime

    yea its done pretty fast nothing hard about it :p
    its allmost harder to get seeds xD
  15. Alvin Flummox

    Alvin Flummox World Feeder

    Yeah haha, getting seeds can be a bitch cus they have a pretty low drop rate. You just have to space them out and wait for them to spread and grow to cover your whole farm
  16. Kaos

    Kaos Green Slime

    I've discovered a few more things:

    You can actually place a backdrop behind the mushroom grass after you've planted it. This backdrop is especially useful because it prevents monsters from spawning! The grass will continue to grow as long as you put the backdrop down after planting the seed. I can't stress this enough. Also... there is no specific heigh requirement for the grass to grow and spread. The grass should be able to snake up onto the ceiling (even though there is no room above the ceiling) provided the blocks are mud. This provides a convenient lighting strategy for an otherwise dark farm.
  17. Kaos

    Kaos Green Slime

    Check it out:

  18. Alvin Flummox

    Alvin Flummox World Feeder

    Do mushrooms continue to grow with a background then? I covered mine in wood but I removed it because I was sure no mushrooms were growing while I had it.... could just be me though lol. And yeah that's what I did with mine, joined the ends up at the end of each 'aisle' so the grass can grow down and around layers :)

    EDIT: Nice mushrooms do grow with a background then!
  19. iBoaz

    iBoaz Green Slime

    Lol, My problem is: I can't find any fields.
    ... Gotta keep searching -.-'
  20. Alvin Flummox

    Alvin Flummox World Feeder

    I kinda cheated after a while and used the map viewer. I just wasn't finding any at all on my world, and I had hellstone armour and everything.....
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