How to make a composter in Minecraft

Here's how to make a composter so you can make bonemeal with ease in Minecraft

Grinding bones down used to be the only way players could get Bonemeal in Minecraft. However, with the passing of time and several updates, there is now one other way; It is with an item called a composter. That said, here is how to make a composter in Minecraft.

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How to craft a Composter in Minecraft

To make a composter in Minecraft, you will need seven wood slabs placed in all slots, except the middle top and middle slots of a crafting table. If you need an example of how to arrange the pattern, check our image below. 

Once crafted, place it down anywhere, and you can start crafting bonemeal by following the steps listed below.

How to use a Composter in Minecraft

To use a composter, you will need to first make one and then place it on the ground. After this, you will need to fill it up with compostable materials/items; you can turn many things into bonemeal, so check the list below for all of the items you can use in a composter.

  • Apples
  • Potatoes
  • Carrots
  • Dried Kelp
  • Ferns
  • Grass
  • Lily Pads
  • Flowers
  • Warped Roots
  • Bread
  • Cookies
  • Melon slices
  • Pumpkin 
  • Seeds
  • Beetroot
  • Berries
  • Weeping Vines
  • Warped Fungus
  • Mushrooms blocks
  • Kelp
  • Catus
  • Saplings
  • Crimson Fungus
  • Crimson Roots

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Chances are you already have one or more of these items lying in various chests in your base. If that's the case, go and find these items and head over to your newly crafted composter. When you are your composter, use your interaction key to put the item inside the composter; keep doing this until it looks like the image above. 

Once it shows white at the top of the composter, click it once, and the bonemeal will fly out of it nearby. After that, you can then use your bonemeal for various things like making trees or crops grow faster.

For more on Minecraft, PGG has you covered with guides like how to change villager jobs and how to change the weather in Minecraft.

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