Can hoppers pull through tilled soil?

I’m trying to build the automatic melon farm from ilmango’s video but so far nothing’s dropping down through the tilled soil into the hoppers.

I haven’t fully built the piston system yet, but I don’t think that would affect this issue? I’m playing on XBox version of Minecraft.

Are Ilmango’s videos exclusively for Java edition? Some people said that the things he presents may work on other versions, but typically won’t.