Fertilizing Mineral Soil
When first placed/created, Mineral Soil begins with a
mineral content of 1%. This means the plant growing
atop the Mineral Soil block has a 1% chance of having
a random update tick go through, which will then
calculate the growth chance of the plant atop the
Mineral Soil block and decide if it should grow. This
allows each plant to have its own separate growth chance
and still be affected by the mineral content of the soil
Naturally, plants growing on Mineral Soil with a low
mineral content will grow extremely slowly.
Fortunately, the mineral content can be increased up to
a maximum of 50% by right-clicking the Mineral Soil
block with either Mineral Rocks or Dense Mineral Rocks.
By default, this will increase the mineral content by
1% and 9% respectively.
When the Mineral Soil block is broken, all resources
put into the block will be dropped. This includes the
dirt block, a single Mineral Crystal and the number
of Mineral Rocks and Dense Mineral Rocks put in dropped
as Mineral Rocks. If more Mineral Rocks were put
into the Mineral Soil block than needed to get the
mineral content to 50%, the excess will be lost and
the Mineral Rocks will NOT be recoverable.
The Tiers of Mineral Soil
Mineral Soil has 5 tiers (called stages). The stage
of the soil is directly related to the mineral content.
Each stage affects the appearance of the block and each
incremental stage increases the cracks on the soil block.
The following tables shows what stage the soil block
will be in at different mineral content concentrations.
The different tiers of Mineral Soil.