There 17 variations of soil to be found in the game.
Three different types of soil exist in the world naturally at different fertility rates: low, medium, and high. Each has corresponding starting levels of nutrients: 25%, 50%, and 75%. Different types of soil are found in different places in the world and vary based on the climate. Soil keeps its fertility levels when dug out and placed elsewhere.
Each soil can be grassy, i.e. have a green top surface, aka "grass block" or appear as "barren soil". Also tall grass can appear on "grass" blocks. Grass blocks lacking sunlight turn to barren soil blocks. Grass can spread from grassy blocks onto barren soil blocks if the climate allows. E.g. If there is grass growing on low fertility grass soil blocks, the conditions may be inappropriate for grass to spread onto medium fertility blocks.
|Vintage Story: Vanilla Game Content|
|Terrain blocks||Gravel Sand Soil Rock|
|Metal Working||Anvil Crucible Forge Ingot Mold|
|Functional||Firepit Ore blasting bomb Loot Vessels Containers Quern|
|Tools & Weapons||Axe Hammer Hoe Knife Pickaxe Prospecting Pick Saw Scythe Shears Shovel Bow Spear Sword Club|
|Plants||Cattail Flax Onion Parsnip Rice Rye Soybean Spelt Turnip Flowers Trees Berries|
|Mobs||Bighorn sheep Chicken Drifter Locust Wild Pig Wolf Hyena|
|Starter Guide Crafting Recipes Fuel Agriculture Mining Metal Beekeeping Ruins Combat Smithing Clay Forming Light sources|