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#1

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 08:11 AM

I'm trying to get grass to grow in my tree farm, the problem is, how do I get grass there in the first place?

If someone could tell me, I'd appreaciate it very much.

Things I've tried:

1. Dirt staircase (It stopped growing somewhere along the way)

2. Piston-Pushing (Took me forever, but just as it reached the tree farm.... POOF, it turns to dirt.)
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Posted 28 January 2012 - 08:14 AM

i think it needs some good amount of light to grow....try dirt staircase again, but put a torch on every stair

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 08:15 AM

If you make a staircase there must be torches on the wall so the grass gets light

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 08:15 AM

Maybe try looking on the wiki?
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Posted 28 January 2012 - 08:16 AM

Try Dirt staircase but do 2 blocks before you do down one more room but it works (done this kind of thing before :P)
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#6

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 08:21 AM

Use creative or too many items to get grass blocks

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 08:21 AM

Turn brightness down to Moody, that way you can see where you ACTUALLY need torches, then the grass will grow down the dirt staircase without dying.  :--+: =  :grass:

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 08:22 AM

View PostdaTom24, on 28 January 2012 - 08:15 AM, said:

If you make a staircase there must be torches on the wall so the grass gets light

I have torches.
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Posted 28 January 2012 - 08:23 AM

enchant a shovel and hope for silk touch. then harvest grass blocks till the moon comes up.
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Posted 28 January 2012 - 09:26 AM

Thanks for the replies guys. No worries, I finally got a SINGLE grass block inside.

...

But only after painstakingly smuggling it down the stairs with pistons.
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#11

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 09:13 AM

u can't without have a grass block to get it u need a iron shovel or above and get a silk touch ability
it a lv 30 enchantment then just use replace the cobblestone with dirt

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 10:30 AM

put torches everywhere on the dirt, it dosen't prevent the grass to spread. Also as already stated : silk touch.
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Posted 24 January 2013 - 10:45 AM

Bone meal ?Posted Image

#14

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 11:49 AM

View PostBlazing_Skylines, on 28 January 2012 - 09:26 AM, said:

Thanks for the replies guys. No worries, I finally got a SINGLE grass block inside.

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But only after painstakingly smuggling it down the stairs with pistons.

Might as well do it that way from now on. The dirt staircase method can be very time consuming depending on how it's made. The grass probably never even stopped growing, it just took a long time to spread to the next block.

For future dirt staircase use; it often works better if you make the staircase two blocks wide so the grass can spread diagonally as well.

Obviously the best way still is to use a tool enchanted with silk touch.

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 04:59 AM

View Postsen7ation, on 24 January 2013 - 10:45 AM, said:

Bone meal ?Posted Image
Nope.Posted Image

Bone meal + grass = Tall Grass. Bone meal + dirt = nothing.
And now you are that much more informed!
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Posted 26 January 2013 - 07:32 AM

Make a staircase. Here's a compact one:
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Posted 26 January 2013 - 07:38 AM

The grass block must have a light level of 9, and must be connected to another grass block. Make sure it's all connected properly.
If not, you'll have to stick with dirt until you get silk touch.
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Posted 26 January 2013 - 07:42 AM

You will have to get the grass to spread to your farm, or you could use a Silk Touch tool.

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 07:16 PM

View Postreccachaos, on 24 January 2013 - 09:13 AM, said:

u can't without have a grass block to get it u need a iron shovel or above and get a silk touch ability
it a lv 30 enchantment then just use replace the cobblestone with dirt
Did you create your forums account just to necro-bump this year-old thread, which had already been solved, with wrong information?
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View PostTechdolphin, on 30 September 2013 - 08:33 PM, said:

If you say plz because it is shorter than please, I will say no because it is shorter than yes.

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 08:51 PM

Were you pushing the grass block down hitting the dirt? That could have caused it.


EDIT: Wait... This thread is a year old.

View Postsimen671, on 26 November 2013 - 04:53 PM, said:

Do you guys think Dinnerbone is giving a hint here? Or is he just Dinnerboning?