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I came accross this on the internet it claim that there is a way to generate dirt:

To generate dirt:

  1. place dirt.

  2. bonemeal mushroom

  3. climb on top of the huge mushroom

  4. place ANOTHER mushroom on top of the huge mushroom

  5. bonemeal it

  6. The spot where you placed the second mushroom is now dirt.

So is this true? If not is there any other way to easily obtain dirt without any to begin with?

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Why on earth would you want to do that? I have chests and chests full of useless dirt! –  fredley Oct 13 '11 at 15:48
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survival maps like skyblocks –  ProSay Oct 13 '11 at 15:51
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My question is that wouldnt just having gone into a creative world real quick answered this question for you faster than typing it up here? –  James Oct 13 '11 at 16:05
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@James but typing it up here makes it so that other people (like me) can see the answer without having to try it. –  Joe the Person Oct 13 '11 at 23:32
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Ok, so maybe this exploit doesn't work, per lunboks answer. It would still be useful to have a way to obtain dirt blocks; are there any? –  TokenMacGuy Nov 5 '11 at 21:14
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up vote 9 down vote accepted

You used to be able to plant mushrooms on any surface, then make them grow into Huge Mushrooms using Bone Meal. This would, for some reason, convert the tile below the mushroom's stipe to dirt.

This was obviously a bug (as it would allow players to, for example, destroy Bedrock), and was fixed at some point. So no, this is no longer possible.

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Specifically, the bug only existed in 1.8pre1. It was fixed by the second prerelease. –  Ben Blank Oct 13 '11 at 15:54
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