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Starting Out:

So you want to be a master farmer, eh? Well you can be on your way to being one of the best farmers once you know the basics behind the Farming skill!

Farming patch

First off you need to learn about the Farming shops located in multiple areas around RuneScape.

Farming Shop Locations:

  1. One at Taverly, just north of the POH portal.
  2. One in the farm south of Falador in the main room.
  3. Two in the farm north of Ardougne; one in the field and one in the house.
  4. One on the road from Lumbridge to Draynor Village.
  5. Two on the way from Lumbridge to Varrock.
  6. One north of the road from Lumbridge to Draynor Village, in the large pen.
  7. One at the Catherby allotment.

Tools:

Now that you know where to get the basic necessities, it is time to learn each tool’s function. Many tools now store in your toolbelt for automatic use at need. You may actually have a full set of the most used tools there when you first begin playing.

*May be on toolbelt

Name of tool Image Description Cost/Found
Rake* Rake Used for weeding your garden. 6 gp
Seed dibber* Seed dibber Used for planting seeds. 6 gp
Secateurs* Secateurs Can be used to cut off diseased leaves on trees and bushes. 5 gp
Watering can Watering can Used to water your plants. 8 gp
Spade* Spade Used to harvest your plants or dig up dead plants. 3 gp
Gardening boots Gardening boots Worn while farming Dropped by farmers and bought at farming shops
Gardening trowel* Gardening trowel Used to transfer a patch of soil to a plantpot. 12 gp
Empty sack Empty sack Used to carry 10 vegetables. 1 gp
Basket Basket Used to carry 5 fruits. 1 gp
Plant pot Plantpot Used to begin growing a tree from a seed to a sapling. 1 gp
Plant cure Plant cure Used to cure a plants disease. 40 gp
Compost Compost Used to fertilize your soil. 20 gp
Supercompost Supercompost Used to fertilize your soil. Player made.
Bucket Bucket Used to hold water and compost. 2 gp
Empty sack pack Empty sack pack Contains 50 noted empty sacks. 50 gp
Basket pack Basket pack Contains 50 noted empty baskets. 50 gp

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Planting Seeds:

Here is a basic outline of how to plant seeds in most patches:

  1. Click on the patch of weeds to start clearing it. Tip: Save the weeds you get to help make your own compost.
  2. Use a bucket of compost/supercompost on the weeded patch to fertilize it. You can also cast the Fertile Soil spell in the Lunar Spellbook (15 Earth, 3 Astral, 2 Nature Runes and 83 Magic required).
  3. Use the seeds you are planting on the weeded/fertilized patch. Depending on the type of crops you are growing you can either plant a certain flower to protect your crops or place a scarecrow (flower patch) or pay the local gardener to look over your crops (see Gardener payments section).

Trees, bushes, and herbs do not need to be watered when planted.

If you are planting trees, there are a few extra steps involved because trees cannot be planted directly into the ground.

  1. Obtain a plantpot by either buying one from a Farming shop or by using a gardening trowel on an empty, weeded farming patch while carrying an empty plant pot.
  2. While holding onto the gardening trowel (because a seed dibber doesn't work here), use the tree seed on the plantpot. After that you must water the seedling so it can grow. Tip: It will grow to a sapling faster while sitting inside your bank.
  3. Weed the patch you are going to be planting in, use your compost of choice, and use your grown sapling on the patch. You MUST be carrying a spade or it will not plant.

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Avoiding Disease:

There are three ways you can avoid disease:

  1. Stand around and water the plants when required.
  2. Plant specific flowers or a scarecrow to protect some crops.
  3. Hire a local gardener to look over your crops. (See Gardener payments for more information).

Regular or supercompost is highly advised at all costs.

You do not HAVE to water your plants though. Upon not watering your plants you are prone to catch more diseases and they will die. Below is a table of flowers that will explain what each one will protect from disease. Do NOT pick the flower when it has fully grown. You will need to leave it grown for the effect of them to be there.

Flower name Protects over
Marigolds Potatoes, tomatoes, and onions
Rosemary Cabbages
Nasturtiums Watermelons
White lily All neighboring fruit/vegetables

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Compost Making:

Regular compost can be made out of anything that you can grow or weed out of the patches. The best method to just making regular compost would be to use the weeds you get from raking. Treating soil with compost also yields 18 experience.

Exception: If you fill the compost bin up with only tomatoes it will make rotten tomatoes, not compost. If you wish to use tomatoes, use some weeds with the bin on top of the tomatoes.

Below is the method on how to make the compost:

  1. Take the weeds or vegetation you are planning on using and locate the nearest compost bin.

    Empty compost bin
  2. When it is full (15 pieces of vegetation) close the lid of the bin and let it decompose for about 45-70 minutes. Depending on what the vegetation is will determine how long it takes.

    Closed compost bin
  3. When it is done decomposing (it will let you open the lid if it is done) you can lift up the lid and use your buckets on the compost bin. You will gain 4.5 experience per regular bucket you fill and 8.5 experience per supercompost.

    Finished compost bin

Supercompost:

Supercompost is made only from using certain types of items inside the compost bin. Supercompost provides:

  • Lowers the time that your crops will grow in.
  • Will increase your crop yield (i.e: You will get more Sweetcorn than you would with normal compost from your sweetcorn plant).
  • Will lower the chance of your crops getting diseased.
  • Guarantees a yield of 5 or more herbs in herb plots (if grown).

Supercompost has stricter requirements to make. You may use 15 of any combination of the following items below in the bin, but if you put a single item that does not qualify as a supercompost level item then you will only get normal compost. It takes the same amount of time as normal compost for the fruits to turn into supercompost. Using supercompost on a Farming patch will give you 25 Farming experience.

Possible ingredients of supercompost:

  • Any tree roots
  • Pineapples, papayas, and coconut shells
  • Watermelons
  • Any herb that is Avantoe or higher, including Toadflax
  • Jangerberries, whiteberries, and poison ivy berries
  • Bittercap mushrooms
  • White tree fruits

There is a cheap supply of pineapples from Arhein in Catherby. 40 pineapples at 2 gp each per day.

An example:

If you put 10 Pineapples and 5 Watermelons in to the Compost bin then you will get supercompost. But if you use 10 Pineapples, 4 Watermelons, and 1 Potato with the Compost bin then you will get Regular compost.

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Scarecrows:

Scarecrow

Scarecrows are used to protect sweetcorn from birds. You need to be level 23 Farming to make one. You can remove the scarecrow by using a spade on it. It can then be used again at a different patch.

  1. Use an empty sack on a bale of hay (some hay barrels found around the house to the west of Falador's patch).
  2. Use the sack of hay on a bronze spear.
  3. Place a watermelon on it.
  4. Stand him in your flower patch to scare away birds.

Tips on obtaining a bronze spear:

  • Recommended: Level 2 goblins in the Goblin Village is the best place to get them as a drop because they are a frequent drop.
  • Dagannoths underneath the Lighthouse (Horror from the Deep quest needed) or inside Waterbirth Island drop them.
  • Barbarian smithing to make a bronze spear is the quickest and easiest way to obtain one if you have the ability to. Refer to the Barbarian Training guide for more help.

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Types of Seeds:

Seeds are what you plant in the Farming skill. There are 8 of types of seeds. They are:

  1. Vegetables
  2. Flowers
  3. Tree seeds
  4. Fruit tree seeds
  5. Herb seeds
  6. Bush seeds
  7. Hops seeds
  8. Special seeds

Draynor Village Market:

Olivia can be found in the Draynor Village Market. If you have not stolen from her stalls or pickpockted a Master farmer for 15 minutes, then you will be able to trade with her to buy or sell some seeds.

Seed Market

Where Seeds Can Be Found:

  1. Kill Monsters.
  2. Pickpocket Master Farmers (Level 38 Thieving Required). Avoid Martin the Master Gardener though. He requires two clicks per pickpocket.
  3. Steal from Seed stalls at Draynor Village (Level 27 Thieving Required).
  4. Receive a Bird nest during a random event while cutting trees then find one inside.
  5. Pick items (Cabbages, Potatoes, Onions, etc) from farms and you will occasionally get a seed.
  6. Run favors for the Wise old man in Draynor Village.
  7. Vinesweeper activity. (See Vinesweeper section for more information).
  8. Nests from Kingdom of Miscellania
  9. Pickpocketing Gnomes, Elves and Dwarves.

Seed Information:

Here is all the information you need about seeds.

Note: On the category "Where it is Found"
A = Pickpocketed from Master Farmers, dropped by monsters, stolen from seed stall, purchased from Olivia at Draynor Village marketplace
B = Pickpocketed from Master Farmers
C = Found in Bird nests, reward from Evil Tree Distraction and Diversion.
D = Vinesweeper points
E = Herblore Habitat

Allotment Seeds:

Name of Seed Seed Picture Finished Product Where it is Found Level Required Exp for Planting Exp for Picking Average Time to Grow (Minutes)
Potato seed Potato seed Potato A 1 2.5 9 35
Onion seed Onion seed Onion A 5 3 10.5 35
Cabbage seed Cabbage seed Cabbage A 7 3.5 11.5 35
Tomato seed Tomato seed Tomato A, D 12 4 14 35
Sweetcorn seed Sweetcorn seed Sweetcorn A, D 20 5.5 19 55
Strawberry seed Strawberry seed Strawberry A, D 31 8.5 29 55
Watermelon seed Watermelon seed Watermelon A, D 47 16 54.5 70
(1 Hr 10 min)
Snape grass seed Snape grass seeds Snape grass Pickpocketing Gnomes, Elves, and Dwarves, D, E 80 175 80

200
(3 Hr 20 min)

Sunchoke seed Sunchoke seed N/A Pickpocketing Gnomes, Elves, and Dwarves, D, E 87 208 50 200
(3 Hr 20 min)
Fly trap seed Fly trap seed N/A Pickpocketing Gnomes, Elves, and Dwarves, D, E 93 225 50 200
(3 Hr 20 min)

Flower Seeds:

Name of Seed Seed Picture Finished Product Where it is Found Level Required Exp for Planting Exp for Picking Average Time to Grow (Minutes)
Marigold seed Marigold seed Marigolds A 2 8.5 47 17.5
Rosemary seed Rosemary seed Rosemary A 11 12 67 17.5
Nasturtium seed Nasturtium seed Nasturtium A, D 24 20 111 17.5
Woad seed Woad seed Woad leaf A, D 25 20.5 115.5 17.5
Limpwurt seed Limpwurt seed Limpwurt root A, D 26 21 120 17.5
White lily seed White lily seed White lily Wyson, if holding the Falador shield (3) when trading in Mole skins 52 50 250 120
(2 Hr)
Butterfly flower seed White lily seed Ruby harvest Pickpocketing Gnomes, Elves, and Dwarves, D, E 88 210 280 160
(2 Hr 20 min)

Tree Seeds:

Name of Seed Seed Picture Finished Product Where it is Found Level Required Exp for Planting Exp for Checking Health Average Time to Grow (Minutes)
Acorn Acorn Oak logs C, D 15 18 467.5 140
(2 Hr 20 min)
Willow seed Willow seed Willow logs C, D 30 25 1456.5 220
(3 Hr 40 min)
Maple seed Maple seed Maple logs C, D 45 45 3403 300
(5 Hr)
Yew seed Yew seed Yew logs C, D 60 81 7069.5 380
(6 Hr 20 min)
Magic seed Magic seed Magic logs C 75 145 13913.8 460
(7 Hr 40 min)
Elder seed Elder seed Elder logs Looted from Crystal implings 90 311 23,162 4200
(70 Hr)
Crystal acorn* Crystal acorn Crystal tree blossom Looted from Crystal implings 94 50,000 N/A N/A

*When planted a Crystal acorn will instantly grow into a Crystal tree. It's health cannot be checked and once every 24 hours a Crystal tree blossom can be harvested from it for 15,000 experience.

Fruit Seeds:

Name of Seed Seed Picture Finished Product Where it is Found Level Required Exp for Planting Exp for Checking Health Exp for Picking Average Time to Grow (Minutes)
Apple tree seed Apple tree seed Cooking apple C 27 22 1200 8 880
(14 Hr 40 min)
Banana tree seed Banana tree seed Banana C 33 28 1750 10.5 880
(14 Hr 40 min)
Orange tree seed Orange tree seed Orange C 39 35 2470 13.5 880
(14 Hr 40 min)
Curry tree seed Curry tree seed Curry leaf C 42 40 2907 15 880
(14 Hr 40 min)
Pineapple tree seed Pineapple tree seed Pineapple C, D 51 57 4605.5 21.5 880
(14 Hr 40 min)
Papaya tree seed Papaya tree seed Papaya C 57 72 6147 27 880
(14 Hr 40 min)
Palm tree seed Palm tree seed Coconut C, D 68 111 10302.1 41.5 880
(14 Hr 40 min)

Herb Seeds:

Name of Seed Seed Picture Finished Product Where it is Found Level Required Exp for Planting Exp for Picking Average Time to Grow (Minutes)
Guam Herb seed Grimy guam A, D 9 11 12.5 70
(1 Hr 10 min)
Marrentill Herb seed Grimy marrentill A, D 14 13 15 70
(1 Hr 10 min)
Tarromin Herb seed Grimy tarromin A, D 19 16 18 70
(1 Hr 10 min)
Harralander Herb seed Grimy harralander A 26 22 24 70
(1 Hr 10 min)
Goutweed Tubers Goutweed Bought from Shops
(After Eadgar's Ruse quest)
29 105 45 70
(1 Hr 10 min)
Ranarr Herb seed Grimy ranarr A, D 32 26.5 30.5 70
(1 Hr 10 min)
Spirit weed Herb seed Grimy spirit weed A 36 32 36 70
(1 Hr 10 min)
Toadflax Herb seed Grimy toadflax A 38 34 38 70
(1 Hr 10 min)
Irit Herb seed Grimy irit A 44 43 49 70
(1 Hr 10 min)
Wergali Wergali seed Grimy wergali A, D 46 52.8 52.8 70
(1 Hr 10 min)
Avantoe Herb seed Grimy avantoe A 50 54.5 61.5 70
(1 Hr 10 min)
Kwuarm Herb seed Grimy kwuarm A, D 56 69 82 70
(1 Hr 10 min)
Erzille Erzille seed Grimy erzille E 58 87 87 80
(1 Hr 20 min)
Snapdragon Herb seed Grimy snapdragon A 62 87 99 70
(1 Hr 10 min)
Argway Argway seed Grimy argway E 65 110 125 80
(1 Hr 20 min)
Cadantine Herb seed Grimy cadantine A 67 107 120 70
(1 Hr 10 min)
Ugune Ugune seed Grimy ugune E 70 135 152 80
(1 Hr 20 min)
Lantadyme Herb seed Grimy lantadyme A 73 134 151.5 70
(1 Hr 10 min)
Shengo Shengo seed Grimy shengo E 76 140.5 160 80
(1 Hr 20 min)
Dwarf weed Herb seed Grimy dwarf weed A 79 170.5 192 70
(1 Hr 10 min)
Samaden Samaden seed Grimy samaden E 80 170 190 80
(1 Hr 20 min)
Torstol Herb seed Grimy torstol A 85 199.5 224.5 70
(1 Hr 10 min)
Fellstalk Fellstalk seed Grimy Fellstalk A, C 91 225 315.6 80
(1 Hr 20 min)

Bush Seeds:

Name of Seed Seed Picture Finished Product Where it is Found Level Required Exp for Planting Exp for Checking Health Exp for Picking Average Time to Grow (Minutes)
Redberry seed Redberry seed Redberries A, D 10 8.5 64 5 90
(1 Hr 30 min)
Cadavaberry seed Cadavaberry seed Cadava berries A, D 22 18.5 102 7 110
(1 Hr 50 min)
Dwellberry seed Dwellberry seed Dwellberries A, D 36 31 178 12 130
(2 Hr 10 min)
Jangerberry seed Jangerberry seed Jangerberries B, D 48 50.5 284.5 19 150
(2 Hr 30 min)
Whiteberry seed Whiteberry seed Whiteberries B, D 59 78 437 29 150
(2 Hr 30 min)
Poison ivy seed Poison ivy seed Poison ivy B, D 70 120 674 45 150
(2 Hr 30 min)
Barberry seed Barberry seed N/A Pickpocketing Gnomes, Elves, and Dwarves, D, E 77 175 1600 50 200
(3 Hr 20 Min)
Wishing well bush seed Wishing well seed Wishing well fruit Pickpocketing Gnomes, Elves, and Dwarves, D, E 96 220 2200 50 200
(3 Hr 20 min)

Hops Seeds:

Name of Seed Seed Picture Finished Product Where it is Found Level Required Exp for Planting Exp for Picking Average Time to Grow (Minutes)
Barley seed Barley seed Barley A 3 11 10 35
Hammerstone seed Hammerstone seed Hammerstone hops A 4 9 10 35
Asgarnian seed Asgarnian seed Asgarnian hops A, D 8 11 12 45
Jute seed Jute seed Jute fibres A 13 13 14.5 45
Yanillian seed Yanillian seed Yanillian hops A 16 14.5 16 55
Krandorian seed Krandorian seed Krandorian hops A, D 21 17 19.5 65
(1 Hr 5 min)
Wildblood seed Wildblood seed Wildblood hops A 28 23 26 75
(1 Hr 15 min)
Reed seed Reed seeds Reed bed rewards Pickpocketing Gnomes, Elves, and Dwarves, D, E 78 180 190 80
(1 Hr 20 min)
Grapevine seed Grapevine seeds God grapes Pickpocketing Gnomes, Elves, and Dwarves, D, E 95 250 330 80
(1 Hr 20 min)

Special Seeds:

Name of Seed Seed Picture Finished Product Where it is Found Level Required Exp for Planting Exp for Picking Average Time to Grow (Minutes)
Evil turnip seed Evil turnip seed Evil turnip B 42 41 46 4
Mushroom spore Mushroom spore Mushroom B, monster drop 53 41 57.7 220
(3 Hr 40 min)
Red, Blue, and Green vine seed Red vine seed
Blue vine seed
Green vine seed
Red vine blossom Blue vine blossom Green vine blossom E 54 52 255 20
Cactus seed Cactus seed Cactus spine B 55 57 (Planting) and 374 (Checking Health) 25 520
(8 Hr 40 min)
Lergberry seed Lergberry seed Lergberries E 61 145.5 (Planting) and 236.3 (Checking Health) 31.5 75
(1 Hr 15 min)
Belladonna seed Belladonna seed Nightshade B 63 91 512 280
(4 Hr 40 min)
Calquat tree seed Calquat tree seed Calquat fruit C 72 130 (Planting) and 12096 (Checking Health) 48.5 1200-1560
(20 - 26 Hr)
Morchella mushroom spore Morchella mushroom spore Morchella mushroom A,C 74 160 77.7 240
(4 Hr)
Prickly pear seed Prickly pear seed N/A Pickpocketing Gnomes, Elves, and Dwarves, D, E 76 177 (Planting) and 2250 (Checking Health) 50 560
(9 Hr 20 min)
Kalferberry seed Kalferberry seed Kalferberrys. E 77 220.2 (Planting) and 375.3 (Checking Health) 52.5 75
(1 Hr 15 min)
Spirit seed Spirit seed Spirit tree C, D 83 199.5 (Planting) and 19301.8 (Checking Health) N/A 3680
(61 Hr 20 min)
Potato cactus seed Potato cactus seed Prickly pear cactus Pickpocketing Gnomes, Elves, and Dwarves, D, E 86 205 (Planting) and 2700 (Checking Health) 93 560
(9 Hr 20 min)

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Dungeoneering Farming:

These seeds/plants are only found within the Daemonheim dungeons and do NOT need any type of watering to grow inside a Farming patch. Refer to the Dungeoneering skill guide for more information.

Foods:

Name of Seed Seed Picture Produces Level Required Exp for Harvesting
Cave potato seeds Cave potato seed Raw cave potato Raw cave potato 1 1.3
Gissel musroom spore Gissel musroom spore Gissel mushroom Gissel mushroom 34 3.5
Edicap mushroom spore Edicap mushroom spore Edicap mushroom Edicap mushroom 68 5.7

Textiles:

These are not actually farmed but more of picked from the plants inside a dungeon. These plants are spun to make garments.

Name of Plant Plant Picture Level Required Exp for Harvesting
Salve nettles Salve nettles 1 6.1
Wildercress Wildercress 10 9.2
Blightleaf Blightleaf 20 12.8
Roseblood Roseblood 30 17.4
Bryll Bryll 40 23.5
Duskweed Duskweed 50 31.6
Soulbell Soulbell 60 42.2
Ectograss Ectograss 70 55.8
Runeleaf Runeleaf 80 72.9
Spiritbloom Spiritbloom 90 94

Herbs:

Name of Seed Seed Picture Produces Level Required Exp for Harvesting
Sagewort seed Sagewort seed Grimy sagewort Grimy sagewort 7 15
Valerian seed Valerian seed Grimy valerian Grimy valerian 18 18.1
Aloe seed Aloe seed Grimy aloe Grimy aloe 29 21.9
Wormwood seed Wormwood seed Grimy wormwood Grimy wormwood 40 27.1
Magebane seed Magebane seed Grimy magebane Grimy magebane 51 34.4
Featherfoil seed Featherfoil seed Grimy featherfoil Grimy featherfoil 62 44.5
Winter's grip seed Winter's grip seed Grimy winter's grip Grimy winter's grip 73 58.1
Lycopus seed Lycopus seed Grimy lycopus Grimy lycopus 84 75.9
Buckthorn seed Buckthorn seed Grimy buckthorn Grimy buckthorn 95 98.6

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Farming Locations:

Below, you will find a list of all existing patches and their location. For a summarized map of all patch check out the Farming Map.

Flowers + Herbs + Allotments + Compost Bin:

  • On the roof of Troll Stronghold in Trollheim, upon the completion of My Arm's Big Adventure Quest. Do, however, note that this is a herb patch only. This patch will never die. (Trollheim teleport)
  • North of Ardougne (Ardougne teleport)
  • West of Port Phasmastys (Ectophial, after Ghost Ahoy Quest)
  • North of Catherby (Camelot teleport)
  • South of Falador (Falador teleport or Explorer's ring (3) teleport)
  • South-west region of Harmony Island. You can use it upon the completion of The Great Brain Robbery quest. Please note that this is an Allotment patch only, with no gardener or compost bin.
  • Crwys Sector of Prifddinas (Prifddinas lodestone) - Herb patch only

Hops Patches:

  • North of McGrubor's Wood (Camelot teleport)
  • Northern Lumbridge (Lumbridge teleport)
  • North in Yanille (Caste Wars teleport)
  • Southwest on Entranna (Falador teleport)

Trees:

  • In the Tree Gnome Stronghold just west of the agility training area (Spirit Trees or Gnome Glider)
  • Varrock Castle (Varrock teleport)
  • Next to Lumbridge furnace (Lumbridge teleport)
  • Falador Garden (Falador teleport)
  • Eastern Taverley (Taverley lodestone)
  • Trahaearn Sector of Prifddinas (Prifddinas lodestone)
  • Crwys Sector of Prifddinas (Prifddinas lodestone) - Elder sapling only
  • Tower of Voices in Prifddinas (Prifddinas lodestone) - Crystal acorn only

Fruit Trees:

  • Brimhaven (West Patch) (Ardougne teleport)
  • West of Gnome Maze (Castle Wars teleport)
  • Gnome Stronghold (Gnome glider or Spirit tree)
  • Catherby beach (Catherby lodestone)
  • Lleyta (Tiny Elf Crystal teleport)
  • Herblore Habitat (Juju spirit bag)

Bushes:

  • West of Champion's Guild (Varrock lodestone)
  • Rimmington (Port Sarim lodestone)
  • South of Ardougne (Ardougne teleport)
  • Etceteria (West Patch) (Rellekka lodestone)
  • Crwys Sector of Prifddinas (Prifddinas lodestone)

Special Seeds:

  • Evil turnip west of Draynor Manor, north of the belladonna patch (Draynor Village lodestone)
  • Mushrooms west of Canifis (Varrock teleport)
  • Cacti northeastern part of Al Kharid (Al Kharid lodestone)
  • Belladonna west of Draynor Manor, south of the evil turnip patch (Draynor Village lodestone)
  • Calquat Tree at Tai Bwo Wannai (Ardougne teleport)

Spirit Trees:

  • Brimhaven (East Patch) (Ardougne teleport)
  • Port Sarim (Port Sarim lodestone)
  • Etceteria (East Patch) (Camelot teleport)

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Gardener Payments:

These are the costs to have a local gardener watch over your crops. You can use the quick method to find out the cost by "Checking" the patch and clicking on the picture. The payment will be in your message box.

Note: You can also have your payments noted!

Allotments:

Bush Patches:

Tree Patches:

Fruit Tree Patches:

Hops Patches:

Special Patches:

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Tool Leprechauns:

To store your tools with the Leprechauns, simply left-click on the item, or right-click and select Store. Please note that you cannot store certain items, for example plant pots, gardening boots, baskets, empty sack, seeds, etc. You can only store secateurs OR magic secateurs at one time and the same with a watering can and magic watering can. With the toolbelt update you no longer need to remove many of the tools to use them, however it is recommended you have a spare stored just in case you find a need for it at some point.

Leprechaun storage

Type of tool Maximum stored
Rake 1
Spade 1
Seed dibber 1
Secateurs/Magic secateurs 1
Watering can/Magic watering can 1
Gardening trowel 1
Empty bucket 255
Compost 255
Supercompost 255
Plant cure 255
Scarecrow 5

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Chain Farming:

Chain farming is a way to receive continuous farming experience while collecting your crops. It is also a great way to make money. Chain farming involves cycling through each of the five farming allotments throughout Runescape. Trollheim is only an herb patch but it will never die. So choose your herb seeds wisely for this patch.

Carrying the noted payments for your plants is completely up to you. It will not be listed in the inventories below due to saving space.

If you do not have either Ardougne cape 2/3/elite you will need to bring along 10-20 water runes as well for the regular spells.

Note: If you have completed Fairy Tale part III, be sure to have the option to have your patches weeded ON, not OFF.

Items Recommended:

Recommended gear:

Necklace - Amulet of glory/Amulet of nature/Amulet of farming
Body - Agile top
Legs - Agile legs
Boots - Boots of lightness/Rock climbing boots (Only if you are doing Trollheim patch)
Weapon - Magic secateurs
Shield - Falador shield (2)/Falador shield (3)
Cape - Ardougne cloak 3/Ardougne cloak elite
Ring - Explorer's ring (3)/Ring of duelling/Ring of kinship
Familiar - Dreadfowl/Compost mound/Stranger plant

Inventories recommended:

Inventory Type Inventory Image Items in Inventory Notes
Regular spells without Fairy Tale part 3 Regular spells without Fairy Tale You don't have to carry the buckets of compost if you don't want.
You can just pull them from the leprechaun near the patches to save space.
Bucket of water is used to fill up the watering can if needed.
Dramen staff is an optional item if you are using the Fairy rings to get to the Trollheim patch (JLR).
Regular spells with Fairy Tale part 3 Regular spells with Fairy Tale You don't have to carry the buckets of compost if you don't want.
You can just pull them from the leprechaun near the patches to save space.
If you have the option of farmers weeding your patches all the time you will not need the rake.
Magic watering can offers unlimited amounts of watering.
You will not need a Dramen staff to use the Fairy rings (JLR).
Lunar spells without Fairy Tale part 3 Lunar spells without Fairy Tale Using the mud staff will give you the unlimited water/earth runes you'll need for the spells but do NOT forget to change back to your secateurs before you harvest.
Cure Plant spell eliminates the use of coins to buy plant cures.
Using the Fertile Soil spell is advised because it uses supercompost (though you can use compost if you wish to get some Farming experience).
Dramen staff is highly suggested to have since you can't use Teleport to Trollheim spell.
Lunar spells with Fairy Tale part 3 Lunar spells with Fairy Tale Using the mud staff will give you the unlimited water/earth runes you'll need for the spells but do NOT forget to change back to your secateurs before you harvest.
Cure Plant spell eliminates the use of coins to buy plant cures.
Using the Fertile Soil spell is advised because it uses supercompost (though you can use compost if you wish to get some Farming experience).
Magic watering can offers unlimited amounts of watering.
You won't need the dramen staff but using the Fairy rings is still advised because you can't use Teleport to Trollheim spell.
Lunar spells without Fairy Tale part 3 and with Dream Mentor Lunar spells without Fairy Tale with Dream Mentor Using the mud staff will give you the unlimited water/earth runes you'll need for the spells but do NOT forget to change back to your secateurs before you harvest.
Cure Plant spell eliminates the use of coins to buy plant cures.
Using the Fertile Soil spell is advised because it uses supercompost (though you can use compost if you wish to get some Farming experience).
Instead of using the fairy rings you can use Spellbook Swap (96 Magic) and teleport to Trollheim instead.
Lunar spells with Fairy Tale part 3 and with Dream Mentor Lunar spells with Fairy Tale with Dream Mentor Using the mud staff will give you the unlimited water/earth runes you'll need for the spells but do NOT forget to change back to your secateurs before you harvest.
Cure Plant spell eliminates the use of coins to buy plant cures.
Using the Fertile Soil spell is advised because it uses supercompost (though you can use compost if you wish to get some Farming experience).
Magic watering can offers unlimited amounts of watering.
Instead of using the fairy rings you can use Spellbook Swap (96 Magic) and teleport to Trollheim instead.

How to Farm Efficiently:

Banking between each run is based on your preference and harvest outcome. Bank wisely so you don't waste too much time.

  1. Teleport to Camelot and run East to the Catherby farming patches. Alternatively you can use the Catherby teleport to get closer. Weed your patches (you won't need to if you have the automatic weeding from farmers turned on) and plant your seeds. Be sure to water them before you go off to the next patch. Pay the local gardener to watch over your patches if you wish (see Gardener payments section).

    Catherby spot

  2. Run from Catherby, teleport to Ardougne, or use your Ardougne cape to reach the next patch. You can either go to the Monastery to pick/plant your bush plant (only advised if you have the cape to teleport there) or head straight to the patch north of Ardougne. Weed your patches, plant your seeds, water them, etc, then head off to the next patch.

    Ardougne route 1

    Ardougne route 2

  3. Use your ectophial to teleport near Port Phasmatys and run west of the altar. You can recharge your summoning points nearby if you need to.

    Port Phasmatys spot

  4. Use your Amulet of glory (4) or Explorer's ring (3) and walk to the Falador patch. Here is where your Falador shield 2/3 comes in handy for the harvesting. It is advised to bank in Draynor Village before going to Trollheim.

    Falador spot

  5. Once you are ready to go, you can go to Trollheim's herb patch. For this patch you must have completed My Arm's Big Adventure quest. Use the Trollheim teleport to get to the top of the mountain and head to the top of Troll Stronghold. Alternatively use Spellbook Swap (96 Magic) and use the Trollheim teleport and use the same route.

    Trollheim spot

You can either log out after you plant your last crop or you can go through all the spots again to make sure nothing is diseased or anything.

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Tree Farming/Compost creation:

You can gain levels fairly quick using this method. Checking the health of tree's gives significant experience.First off to start this you need to deposit lots of empty buckets with the Tool Leprechauns. You will also need Empty Plant Pots with soil to make tree saplings, Fruit Tree Seeds and Tree seeds. The higher the level of tree seeds give better experience for health checking.

Making Tree saplings
See the Planting Seeds section of the guide

Tending to Tree's:
Check Tree health and pick fruit/chop down tree
Clear Tree plot
Add super compost
Plant new Tree in plot
Fill empty plant pot with soil from plot
Deposit empty bucket with Tool Leprechaun.
Repeat at least daily if not sooner(based on growing time), Fruit trees grow in 14.7 hours, whereas regular trees grow in 2.5 - 8 hours.

Tending to Compost:
Bank and withdraw Super compost supplies(x15 - See Super Compost section of the guide for ingredients).
Empty the compost bin if necessary using 15 empty buckets. Use the tool leprechaun to swap out super compost for empty buckets as necessary to empty the compost bin.
Fill compost bin with the supplies to make super compost.
Deposit super Compost with Tool Leprechaun.
This can be repeated every 45-70 minutes but does not give a lot of experience.

Recommended Order for easy leveling/banking and supplies. The first 4 steps are for compost making and do not gain a lot of experience but does give you a lot of good super compost to use on plots.

  1. Port Phasmaty(Compost) - bank and withdraw Ectophial and compost supplies.

    Teleport to Port Phasmaty using ectophial and then run west to farming plot
    Tend to Compost bin
    Teleport to Ardounge via Home Teleport/Lodestone Network

  2. Ardounge(Compost)

    Bank and deposit unnecessary supplies. Withdraw supplies for Compost.
    Tend to compost bin.
    Bank and deposit unnecessary supplies. Withdraw supplies for Compost.
    Use Explorer's ring Cabbage-port to get to the farming plot south of Falador or Teleport to Draynor Village via Home Teleport/Lodestone Network and run west through the gate and then north through the cabbage patch

  3. Falador (Compost)

    Tend to Compost bin.
    Teleport to Catherby using Home Teleport/Lodestone Network

  4. Catherby(Compost)

    Buy Seaweed and Pineapples from Arhein on the pier south of the bank
    Bank and deposit unnecessary supplies. Withdraw supplies for Compost.
    Tend to Compost bin.


  5. Catherby(Fruit Tree)

    Bank and deposit unnecessary supplies. Withdraw Trees and Fruit Trees needed (5 tree and 6 fruit) for tree run if desired, you can withdraw as needed based on banks along the path to save backpack space for havesting also if desired. Tend to fruit tree.
    Bank and deposit unnecessary supplies. Withdraw needed trees and compost.
    Teleport to Falador using Home Teleport/Lodestone Network.

  6. Falador (Tree)

    Tend to tree
    Bank and deposit unnecessary supplies. Withdraw needed trees and compost.
    Teleport to Karamja using Home Teleport/Lodestone Network and run north to fruit tree plot

  7. Brimhaven(Fruit Tree)

    Tend to fruit tree.
    Teleport to Taverly using Home Teleport/Lodestone Network

  8. Taverly(Tree)

    Bank and deposit fruit, emtpy buckets and dirt filled plant pots.
    Tend to tree.
    Teleport to Herblore Haitat using JuJu Teleport Spiritbag

  9. Kharazi Jungle/Herblore Habitat(Fruit Tree)

    Note: For Herblore Habitat, All fruit trees can be grown in this patch, however only apple, banana, and orange will attract jadinkos and those are the only fruit tree seeds jadinkos may possibly drop.

    Tend to fruit tree.
    Teleport to Lumbridge using Home Teleport/Lodestone Network

  10. Lumbridge(Tree)

    Bank if needed to deposit fruit, emtpy buckets and dirt filled plant pots.
    Tend to tree.
    Bank and withdraw Teleport Crystal, Tree sampling and Fruit Tree sapling
    Teleport to Lletya using Teleport Crystal or Home Teleport/Lodestone Network

  11. Lletya(Fruit Tree)

    Tend to tree.
    Teleport to Varrock using Varrock teleport tab or Home Teleport/Lodestone Network

  12. Varrock(Tree)

    Bank and withdraw 1 Tree sapling and 2 Fruit Tree saplings
    Tend to tree.
    Teleport to Tree Gnome Stronghold using Spirit Tree

  13. Tree Gnome Stronghold(Fruit Tree and Tree)

    Tend to tree.
    Teleport to Yanille and run north or Khazard battlefield using Spirit Tree and run south

  14. Tree Gnome Village(Fruit Tree)

    Run south to Fruit Tree plot west of Gnome Village.
    Tend to tree.

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Miscellanious Tools/Tips:

Amulet of Nature:

Amulet of Nature

The Amulet of Nature will allow you to assign it to a farming patch by "using" it with the patch. When worn, it will 'hum' and let you know once your patch has become full grown, diseased, or died. If you wear the Amulet of Nature while harvesting your allotments, you will also receive a greater yield of crops. Please note that this effect does not stack with Magic secateurs. You can only have one amulet of nature at a time, and it can only be assigned to one patch at any time.

To make this amulet you will need the following level requirements:

  • Level 75 Farming (Planting Magic Tree Seeds)*
  • Level 75 Woodcutting (Cutting Magic Trees)*
  • Level 31 Crafting (Crafting Magic Strings and Emerald Amulets)
  • Level 27 Magic (Enchanting Emerald Jewelry)

* These are only required if you wish to grow your own magic tree and get your own magic root. As magic roots are tradable, these skills are optional.

These are the following Items Required:

  • Amulet mould
  • Gold bar
  • Uncut emerald
  • Magic root

How to Craft the Amulet of nature:

  1. Spin the Magic root in any Spinning wheel to get a magic string.
  2. Use the gold bar and emerald on a furnace to obtain the emerald amulet.
  3. Use the magic string on the amulet.
  4. Enchant the amulet by using level 27 magic (1 cosmic rune + 3 air runes).

Morytania Legs:

Morytania legs 2: The mushroom patch will never became diseased. (You don't have to wear them.)
Morytania legs 4: Doubled amount of mushrooms farmed from the Canifis mushroom patch.

Amulet of farming:

Amulet of Farming

The Amulet of Farming is a slightly less powerful version of the Amulet of Nature. It can only be bound to one allotment or flower patch of your choice. Just like the Amulet of Nature, the Amulet of Farming will 'hum' to let you know if your patch has fully grown, become diseased, or died. You can purchase this from any farming shop for a small fee of 200 coins. Please be aware that anytime you rub the amulet to check the status of your plants, it will use up one charge. The Amulet of Farming has a maximum of 8 charges, and once they are used up, the amulet will disintegrate.

Magic secateurs:

Magic secateurs

Upon completing A Fairy Tale Part I - Growing Pains, you will be rewarded with a pair of green Magic Secateurs. These special secateurs will give you a 10% harvest bonus on vegetables, herbs, and hops when equipped.

Falador Shield 2/3:

Falador shield

As a reward for completing all medium level Falador Achievement Diary tasks, you will get a Falador shield 2 that gives about 10% more Farming experience when growing/harvesting crops at the allotment south of Falador. When you complete all the hard tasks the Falador shield 3 will grant you the ability to trade mole claws and mole skins for white lily seeds from Wyson the gardener in Falador park. You MUST be wearing the shield to get this option.

Magic watering can:

Magic watering can

Upon completing A Fairy Tale Part III - Battle at Orks Rift you will obtain your very own Magic watering can. This watering can offers unlimited watering unlike the regular watering can that you need to refill. This is a great tool for chain farming and is highly advised using if you have it.

Additionally, as another reward to the quest, you can talk to any farmer across RuneScape to turn on/off the ability of your patches always being weeded. This is a great ability to have because it disposes of the need to carry a rake around while chain farming.

Scroll of life:

Scroll of life

The scroll of life costs 10k Dungeoneering tokens and requires 25 Dungeoneering/Farming to use it. Once used you gain a permanent effect that when you clear any farming patches, you have a 10% chance of receiving a random seed back and also a 5% chance of getting a random tree seed back from a dead tree.

Polypore staff:

Polypore staff

Level 80 Farming is required to create or recharge a Polypore staff. (Can be assisted or boosted.) It is made from a Polypore stick, 3,000 Polypore spores and imbued with 15,000 Fire runes (requires 80 Magic). Each spore added earns the player 0.1 Farming XP.

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Skill Boosters:

Item Name Image Effect Notes
Cider Cider Increases Farming +1
Side Effects: -3 attack, -2 strength
Player made using the Cooking skill
Cider (m) Cider (m) Increases Farming +2
Side Effects: -5 attack, -5 strength
Player made using the Cooking skill
Garden pie Garden Pie Increases Farming +3. Bought at the Chef's Guild for 24gp,
or player made using the Cooking skill
Dreadfowl pouch Dreadfowl Increases Farming +1 Player made using the Summoning skill
Compost mound pouch Compost Mound Increases Farming
(1 + 2% of your level)
Player made using the Summoning skill
Stranger plant pouch Stranger Plant Increases Farming
(1 + 4% of your level)
Player made using the Summoning skill

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Jade Vine:

Jade vine

Upon completion of the quest Back to My Roots you will receive a jade vine seed. You can take this seed to Lord Handelmort Mansion's Garden and plant it in the special Jade vine patch there. If you wish to have Horacio the Gardener look after your Jade vine simply pay him 10 wildblood hops. If your plant dies you can get another seed for free from Horacio the Gardener.

You can kill your Jade vine every 24 hours if you let it go insane (without pruning it often that is).

What you will need to fight your Jade vine:

  • Decent armor (Dragonhide/Rune)
  • Good food
  • Woodcutting hatchet
  • Secateurs
  • Antipoisons

Upon fighting the level 167 Wild jade vine it would be advised to turn on Protect from Melee. The vine uses two types of attacks: Melee and magic. You will see the melee attack more than magic so don't fret. You MUST attack it with a hatchet or you won't do any damage at all.

When you have successfully chopped the wild vine down you can now finish off by cutting the root. Once that is done you will receive 2.5k Slayer experience. You can ask Horacio for another seed to plant again.

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Livid Farm:

The Livid Farm is located north of the bank on Lunar Isle. The Livid Farm is a great way to train Magic, Farming, Agility, Crafting, and Construction. To being helping out talk to Pauline Polaris for a tutorial. After the tutorial you are ready to being working on the farm. As you will be using Lunar magics you will need to have Lunar magics activated and have runes for each of the spells used. As you work you will earn Produce points which you will be able to trade for unlocking new Lunar spells!

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Vinesweeper:

Vinesweeper is an activity based on the well-known game of minesweeper. Farmer Blinkin has turned his farm into a fluffy-tailed nightmare, with endless numbers of rabbits munching away at his most prized crops. He needs you to help him clear out the bunnies and collect the crops for him. With your flags and spade, head out into the farm filled covered holes. You have three options for these holes: Dig, Flag, and Inspect. When you dig a hole, there are three things that can happen: a number pops up where you dug, a bunch of numbers and a large space appears, or seeds show up from the ground. When you determine the position of a hole with a seed flag the hole with one of your flags. This will summon a Farmer to come and dig the seed up. If you are successful and a seed is dug up the Farmer will reward you and those around you with a random amount of points, dependent on your Farming level. Rabbits, however, will also be summoned when you place a flag. Ogleroots may be used with the rabbits to fend them off. The awarded points can be exchanged at Mrs Winkin Reward shop for seeds, supercompost potions, experience and more flags. For more information, refer to the Vinesweeper activity guide.

Vinesweeper

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Sorceress's Garden:

Sorceress patch

This is a nice activity that you can do for a nice break from your chain farming or tree waiting. This is more based on Thieving experience but you if pick from the herb patches you will gain 50 experience in ANY of the gardens. For more information on this activity, please visit the Sorceress's Garden for more information.

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Temporary Level Boosts and Quest Rewards

For more information on how to boost your level, see the Temporary Stat Leveling Techniques special report.

For XP rewards from quests, see the Quest Experience Guide special report.

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Farming Cape of Accomplishment:

Skill Cape Set

Once you have achieved level 99, you may visit Martin the Master Gardener at the Draynor Village market. He will sell you a Farming Cape for 99,000 coins.

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Farming Calculator

To assist you in your training, please refer to the Farming Calculator.

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