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Bony Soil
Stackable 64
Material Soil
Drops Bony Soil


Barren soil
Stackable 64
Material Soil
Drops Barren Soil
Fertility 5%


Low fertility soil
Stackable 64
Material Soil
Drops Low fertility soil
Fertility 25%


Medium fertility soil
Stackable 64
Material Soil
Drops Medium fertility soil
Fertility 50%


Stackable 64
Material Soil
Drops Compost
Fertility 65%


Terra Preta
Stackable 64
Material Soil
Drops Terra Preta
Fertility 80%


Natural Generation

Seventeen soil type variants may exist in the world, and are created during world generation. The appearance of each block indicates the nutrient levels (soil type) and the grass coverage (grass variant) indicates the climate conditions in the area.

Soil Types

Different types of soil are found in different places in the world and vary based on the climate. Five different types of soil exist in the world at different fertility rates: bony, barren, low, medium, and high (called "terra preta"). Each type has the following starting levels of nutrients, respectively: 0%, 5%, 25%, 50%, 80%. Soil retains its fertility levels when removed and placed elsewhere. Players can find deposits of terra preta in mild and hot areas with enough rainfall, mostly on plains and low hills. Barren soil is found in some above ground ruins, but is a rare occurrence. Bony soil may be found buried below ruins, has no farming nutrients, and will not grow grass.



Players can create compost a 65% fertility soil block via barrel crafting mechanics it need 64 rots for one block and 20 days.

Grass Variants

Each type of soil block (with the exceptions of bony and barren soil) has three grass coverage variants and may appear as "bare soil" with a brown top (no grass), or a green top surface, aka "grass block". Depending on climactic conditions, grass coverage appears as a continuum from sparse (patchy brown and green), patchy (mostly green), or grassy (solid green). Grass spreads from grassy blocks onto bare soil blocks as the climate allows, while grass blocks lacking sunlight lose the grass and may revert to bare soil blocks. Also, tall grass can grow/spawn on "grass" blocks.


Soil blocks may be removed by breaking with bare hands or using any tool, though a shovel is a faster method to harvest soil blocks.



Soil blocks are used in crafting both light and dark mudbrick blocks, as well as cob building blocks.


Soil blocks can be converted to farmland using a hoe. For more information, see the farming guide.


Soil blocks may be placed in the world or stored in containers.

Vintage Story: Vanilla Game Content
Terrain Blocks Rawclay blue.pngClay Grid Gravel Granite.pngGravel Peat.pngPeat Grid Rock granite.pngRock Grid Granite sand.pngSand Grid Barren low fertility soil.pngSoil
Construction Blocks Grid Blue clay bricks.pngCeramic Blocks Grid Glass.pngGlass Grid Oak plank.pngPlanks Grid Diagonal logs plaster.pngPlaster Grid Cob.pngSoil Blocks Grid Polished Granite.pngStone Blocks
Functional Blocks Grid Barrel.pngBarrelGrid Woodbucket.pngWooden Bucket Grid Wooden bed.pngBed Grid Chest.pngContainers Firepit lit.pngFirepit Forge.pngForge Grid Loot Vessel.pngLoot Vessels Grid Ore blasting bomb.pngOre blasting bomb Grid Quern granite.pngQuern
Decorative Blocks Grid Painting.pngPaintings Mediumcarpet-turqoise-ns.pngCarpets Bookshelves-ns.pngBookshelves Flowerpot-earthern-empty.pngFlowerpots Agedwallpaperplanks-green-east.pngWallpaper
Metal Working Grid Copper anvil.pngAnvil Bloomery.pngBloomery Grid Crucible burned.pngCrucible Forge.pngForge Grid Tin bronze helve hammer.pngHelvehammer Ingot Mold Burned.pngMolds Grid Copper Ingot.pngMetal
Tools & Weapons Grid Copper axe.pngAxe Grid Bow.pngBow Grid Copper Chisel.pngChisel Grid copper cleaver.pngCleaver Grid Wooden club.pngClub Grid Copper hammer.pngHammer Grid Copper hoe.pngHoe Grid Copper knife.pngKnife Grid Copper pickaxe.pngPickaxe Grid Copper prospecting pick.pngProspecting Pick Grid Copper saw.pngSaw Grid Copper scythe.pngScythe Grid Copper shears.pngShears Grid Copper shovel.pngShovel Grid Copper spear.pngSpear Grid Copper sword.pngSword
Equipment Armor-body-brigandine-iron.pngArmor Clothes-upperbody-lackey-shirt.pngClothes Grid Backpack.pngBags
Craftable Resources Grid Oak board.pngBoards Grid Charcoal.pngCharcoal Grid Firewood.pngFirewood Grid Copper Ingot.pngIngots Grid Raw hide.pngLeather Grid Flax twine.pngLinen
Plants Berrybush red currant ripe.pngBerry Bushes link=Cooper%27s_Reed_(Cattail)Cooper's Reed (Cattail) Flower-californiapoppy.pngFlowers Tallgrass-tall.pngGrass Tallfern.pngOther Plants Grid Oak sapling.pngTrees Flax.pngWild Foods
Mobs BeeMob.pngBees Bighorn.pngBighorn sheep Rooster.pngChicken Normal Drifter.pngDrifter Fox(Male).pngFox Hare.pngHare Hyena.pngHyena Locust.pngLocust Raccoon.pngRaccoon Pig.pngWild Pig Wolf.pngWolf
Pig.pngAnimal Husbandry Grid Empty skep.pngBeekeeping Grid Crucible burned.pngCasting Grid Blue clay.pngClay Forming Grid Copper sword.pngCombat Grid Spelt bread.pngCooking Grid Lore Book.pngCrafting Recipes Grid Copper hoe.pngFarming Grid Charcoal.pngFuel Grid Flint arrow head.pngKnapping Grid Raw hide.pngLeather Working Heat Torch.pngLight sources Grid Angled Gears.pngMechanical Power Grid Copper pickaxe.pngMining Grid Copper Chunk.pngOre Deposits Grid Ruins.pngRuins Grid Copper anvil.pngSmithing Creature-humanoid-trader-treasurehunter.pngTrading Grid Lore Scroll.pngStarter Guide