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First Appearance 1.14 (Snapshot 19w03a)
Type of Block Utility
Location Village
Stackable Yes 64

The Composter is a utility block that can be used to convert crops and plants into bonemeal.

Mechanics[edit | edit source]

Players can turn vegetables, seeds, food, or any type of plant block/item into bonemeal by placing it into the composter. Each time an object is placed into the composter, there is a chance that it will appear slightly more full. Once the composter reaches a "full" appearance, placing one more object into the composter will cause a piece of bonemeal to pop out, and the composter will once again become empty. Farmer villagers also use these blocks while working on the farm. If there is a composter block on a village but there is no farmer, then a nearby villager without a profession will become a farmer.

Compostable Objects[edit | edit source]

Below is a list of blocks and items that can be used as compost, and how likely they are to add a level of material to the composter.

30% 50% 65% 85% 100%

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Wooden Slab None Wooden Slab
Wooden Slab None Wooden Slab
Wooden Slab Wooden Slab Wooden Slab

History[edit | edit source]

Composters were added in Java Edition 1.14 snapshot 19w03a, Bedrock Edition 1.10.0 (beta, and PlayStation 4 Edition v1.91.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Like cauldrons, it's possible to stand inside the composter.
  • Composters are one of the ways to get bone meal without having to kill skeletons, the other way being via dungeon loot.
  • It is possible to have an "X-ray" glitch if the player stands in a composter and then gets pushed down by a piston.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Video[edit | edit source]

File:Composter - Minecraft Micro Guide