Bonemeal can be used as white dye for Wool, Terracotta, Stained Glass or Leather armor, and can be combined with primary-color Dyes to produce secondary colors (see crafting section below). It can also be used as a fertilizer for several types of plants. Bonemeal is planned to be replaced with White Dye in upcoming 1.14, but it will still be used as a fertilizer.
As a fertilizer, bonemeal works on Wheat Seeds, Pumpkin Seeds, Melon Seeds, Saplings, Mushrooms (creating a Giant Mushroom) and Tall Grass. When used on one of these plants, there is the potential to instantly grow said plant to maturity. It may also take more than one handful of bonemeal to fully grow the plant. As of update 1.8, Bonemeal does not fully grow Wheat. Using it on normal Grass causes flowers and tall grass to appear on top of grass blocks in the vicinity. Cacti, certain saplings, and Sugar Cane will also grow when bonemeal is used on them. Using bonemeal on a pumpkin or melon stem will cause said stem to grow by 1 tier, soon becoming fully grown. However, the plant will not produce its respective vegetable immediately.
To use bonemeal as a dye, it simply needs to be placed within a Crafting Table or personal crafting interface along with the item or block intended to be dyed.
| x3 Bonemeal|
|Bone Block||Pink Dye|
|Bone Meal||Bone Meal||Bone Meal||None||None||None|
|Lime Dye||Light Blue Dye|
|Bone Meal||Cactus Green||None||Bone Meal||Lapis Lazuli||None|
|Gray Dye||Light Gray Dye|
|Bone Meal||Ink Sac||None||Bone Meal||Gray Dye||None|