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1.0 Introduction

Farming is a great skill that is very unique in the game of RuneScape. Unlike other skills, farming does not depend purely on the amount of money you have. Farming is a skill of time, patience and a bit of strategic thinking. It is a skill for the dedicated and hard working players of RuneScape.

As you may have guessed, farming is the planting and harvesting of crops. Although it may take a while to grow, your produce can become very rewarding. Farming is a great way to obtain your own herbs for Herblore, ingredients for baking and even hops for brewing. There are also a number of other rewards that only the high leveled farmers will benefit from.

2.0 - Basics of Farming

There are three main steps to farming: getting the seeds, planting and then finally harvesting. Here's the basic information you will need to know in order to complete these steps.

2.1 - Getting Seeds

There are a few methods for getting seeds, none of which are extremely easy. First of all, seeds can be found by thieving from Master Farmers. They require 38 Thieving to thieve from and there is a chance of getting any seed excluding fruit and regular tree seeds. Here is a list of the locations of Master Farmers :

  1. There are two Master Farmers in the Draynor Village Market;
  2. There is one Master Farmer just north of Ardougne near the fields;
  3. There is one Master Farmer just south of Varrock near the fields.

Seeds can also be stolen and bought from the seed stalls in the Draynor Village market. To thieve from these you must have level 27 Thieving. Be aware that these stalls only carry lower leveled seeds so don't expect to find any rare ones through this method. Temple Trekking mini-game provides watermelon seeds faster than thieving or getting them from monster drops. Watermelons are the highest level allotment seeds and provide great experience and as well profit.

There are 3 ways to obtain fruit and regular tree seeds through Bird's nests: through Woodcutting; taking mole hides and mole claws to Wyson the Gardner in Falador, who will trade you a nest for a piece of the mole; or by having your workers in your kingdom (after completing the Throne of Miscellania quest) cut you maple, teak and mahogany logs which will give you a chance to get a bird nest which may have a tree seed in it. When chopping at a tree there is a chance that a nest will fall to the ground beside you. After picking up and searching the nest you have a chance of receiving a bird egg, a ring or one of the tree seeds. Be aware that this event is random, although you can increase your chances of getting nests by wearing a rabbit foot necklace.

While harvesting certain allotment patches (Cabbage, potato, onion) around the world that are not yours, there is a small chance that you will receive one seed of the type of your plant. Gathering seeds using this method is seen as a waste of time since other much easier methods of gathering them are available.

Finally, there are a number of monsters that drop seeds as well. Like most drops, the higher the combat level the monster is the better chance you have of getting a better seed. This is not the easiest way to get seeds, but it is definitely an alternative and quite profitable.

Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Raking Weeds
2.2 - The Farming Process

Here is the basic farming process. With different plants this may change, however in general this process is universal.

  1. Use a rake on the patch to get rid of all the weeds. You will get three weeds in your inventory for doing this.
  2. If you desire, use compost or supercompost on the soil.
  3. Use your seeds on the soil. You need a seed dibber in order to do this. Remember that certain seeds will only go in certain plots.
  4. Water your plants with a watering can. When the pools of water disappear this means that you need to water them again. Only certain plots can be watered.
  5. When your plants are ready, harvest them. You may need a spade to do this. Plants and trees can take up to more than 24 hours to grow. The higher level the seed is, the longer it will take to grow.

Sometimes your plants may become diseased and if they are diseased for too long they may die. To cure vegetables, hops, flowers and herb of disease use a plant cure potion on them, which can be bought at any farming store. To cure bushes and trees use secateurs on them to clip off the diseased branches and leaves.

Now this may seem like a long and boring process, so why not get somebody else to do it? For a small price the farmers will look after your plants from the moment you plant them to harvest time. Please be aware that farmers will not take care of flower, herb or the most of special plant patches. The prices for each plant are located in the plant and seed tables below. Remember, you can pay the farmer with notes.

Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Compost Bin
2.3 - Composting

As mentioned before composting is optional, however it is definitely recommended. Adding compost to the soil before planting your crops will increase yield and decrease the chances of diseased plants. There are two types of compost: compost and Super compost. Normal compost can be bought from any farming store and can also be player made. Super compost must be player made. At every vegetable, herb and flower farming area is a compost bin. To make compost you need to put in 15 items you can compost, close the lid and then wait for the items to rot. It generally takes about 45 minutes for the items to rot. When it is done, open the lid and use your buckets on the bin to receive 15 buckets of compost.

You will receive 4.5XP for filling a bucket with normal compost and 18XP for using the compost on a farming patch. Super compost will give you 8.5XP for filling a bucket, and 26XP for using the super compost on a farming patch. Please note that tomatoes will not produce compost but rotten tomatoes. Rotten tomatoes can be thrown at players duelling in the Duel Arena .


Compost Type Items Used to Make
Compost Potatoes, Tomatoes, Onions, Cabbages, Corn, Weeds, all hops, Apples, Oranges, Bananas, Lemons, Limes, Strawberries, Redberries, Cadavaberries, Dwellberries, Marigolds, Rosemary, Nasturtiums, Woad leaves, Limpwurt roots, herbs under Ranarr, Irit leaves, Curry leaves, Bird nests, Flax.
Super compost Any herb Avantoe or higher, Toadflax, Jangerberries, Watermelons, Pineapples, any tree root, Bittercap mushrooms, Papaya fruit, Whiteberries, Poison ivy berries, Coconuts, Coconut shells, Calquat Fruit, White tree fruit


2.4 - Farming Patch Locations

There are many different patches spread out all over the RuneScape World each which may be different from the last. All patches are marked by the Zybez RuneScape Help's City Key of a Farming Patch icon on the minimap. This table will tell you exactly where you will be able to find every type of patch.

Please note that an Allotment Patch is the real name for a Vegetable Patch.

Patch Type Locations Locations Map
Allotment Patch Falador South, Port Phasmatys, Harmony Island, Catherby North, Ardougne North Map
Flower Patch Falador South, Port Phasmatys, Catherby North, Ardougne North, Western Ruins in the Wilderness Map
Herb Patch Falador South, Troll Stronghold Rooftop (upon completion of My Arm's Big Adventure), Port Phasmatys, Catherby North, Ardougne North Map
Bush Patch Champions' Guild, Rimmington, Ardougne South, Etceteria Map
Fruit Tree Patch Catherby East, Tree Gnome Maze West, Brimhaven West, Tree Gnome Stronghold, Lletya south-east of Tirannwn, Herblore Habitat Map
Hops Patch Lumbridge North-east, McGrubor's Woods North, Yanille, Entrana Map
Tree Patch Lumbridge West, Varrock Castle, Falador Park, Taverley, Tree Gnome Stronghold Map
Spirit Tree Patch Etceteria, Port Sarim, Brimhaven East Map
Belladonna Patch Draynor Village Manor Map
Evil Turnip Patch Draynor Village Manor Map
Cactus Patch Al-Kharid Map
Calquat Tree Patch Tai Bwo Wannai North Map
Mushroom Patch Canifis Map
Jade Vine Patch East Ardougne Map
3.0 - Farming Equipment

There are various types of equipment involved with farming. They can be bought from the Farming Stores which are located near all vegetable, flower, and herb patches. This table will show you what types of tools there are and what they are for.

Please note that the farmers near some patches will sell you equipment at a much lower cost. Keep in mind however that it will be much harder to buy items in bulk since your purchases will be made though the chat window.

Picture Name Use Price
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Rake Rake Used to get rid of weeds. 6gp
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Seed Dibber Seed dibber Needed to set seeds into their patch. 6gp
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Spade Spade Used to dig up plants during harvest. 3gp
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Pair of Secateurs Secateurs Used to cut off leaves and branches. 5gp
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Gardening Trowel Gardening trowel Used to plant tree seeds into pots. 12gp
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Plantpot Plantpot Needed to grow trees into a sapling before planting. 1gp
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Empty Sack Empty Sack Can carry up to 10 vegetables. 1gp
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Basket Basket Can hold up to 5 fruits. 1gp
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Watering Can Watering can Used to water your plants. Can be filled from a sink. 8gp
Magic watering can1 Used to water your plants. Never empties. -
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Bucket of Compost Compost/Super Compost Used to increase yield and decrease disease chances. Super Compost increases this effect. 20gp
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Vial of Plant Cure Plant Cure Used to cure plants of disease. 40gp
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Magic Secateurs Magic Secateurs2 Increases harvest yield of vegetables, hops and herbs by 10%. -
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of an Amulet of Farming Amulet of farming Updates players on status of a single allotment or flower patch that it has been attached to. Whilst wearing the amulet it will hum if a patch has fully grown, become diseased, or died. Players can also rub the amulet to manually check a patch's condition, but both exercises deprive the amulet of one of its eight charges - when they run out, the amulet crumbles to dust. 200gp
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of an Amulet of Nature Amulet of nature3 The amulet of nature is crafted and enchanted by a player, unlike the amulet of farming, and is non-tradeable. The amulet can be attached to any kind of farming patch, and will warn players when worn if a crop has become diseased, reached full growth, or died. As with the amulet of farming, when rubbed, the amulet players can check the state of their assigned patch. By operating or choosing to teleport with the amulet, it will take you to a diseased patch as well. The amulet also allows you to contact farmers near patches (similar to a Slayer crystal), and you can pay them to protect your crops for the usual charge. Furthermore, the amulet of nature increase crop yield when worn**, and unlike the amulet of farming, it has unlimited charges. -

1 :: Magic Watering can
Magic watering can can be obtained by completing the quest Fairy Tale III - Orks Rift. If lost, can be re obtained by speaking to the Fairy Queen.

2 :: Magic Secateurs
Magic secateurs are obtained in the A Fairy Tale Part I quest, and can be rebought near Falador at Malignus Mortifer for 40k gp.

3 :: Amulet of Nature
The Amulet of nature can be made by spinning magic roots, stringing an emerald amulet with the magic string created, and then using level-2 enchant on unfinished amulet. Spinning requires level 19 Crafting and enchanting the item needs level 27 Magic, planting your own magic tree and digging it up for roots requires level 75 Farming (You can also buy the root from the Grand Exchange or from other players).

The Amulet of nature and the Magic secateurs can be used in conjunction, but their bonuses do not stack together when farming.

4.0 - Seeds Plants and Harvesting

In the following sections, all information on each type of plant will be displayed. Remember for some patches the farming process changes, so make sure that you read each section beforehand.

4.1 - Vegetables

Vegetables give some of the fastest experience in the game for lower levels. To start growing a vegetable plant, you will need to put 3 seeds into the Allotment patch. Upon harvest, you will receive between 3 and 62 vegetables each time. Vegetables are also quite unique in the fact that they can be protected from disease by using flowers. To do this, grow flowers in their respective patches, noting that you can grow your flowers before growing your vegetables if you do not want them to die. Here's a list showing how to protect each vegetable crop.

  • Marigold protects Onions, Tomatoes and Potatoes.
  • Rosemary protects Cabbage
  • Nasturtiums protect Watermelons

The only way to protect sweetcorn is by using a scarecrow which requires level 23 Farming to make and gives 25 Farming XP. Scarecrows cannot be traded. Here are the steps needed to make one:

  1. Use an empty sack with a hay bale to make the body.
  2. Stick a bronze spear through it by using them on each other. They can be retrieved as a drop from goblin or made using the Smithing skill.
  3. Use a watermelon on it to create the head. They can be grown or bought from players.
  4. Stand the scarecrow in an empty flower patch.

Please remember that you will not need to protect your plants from disease if the farmer is taking care of them.

Name Seed Level Growing Time Planting XP Harvest XP Farmer Care Price
Potato Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Potato Seeds 1 35 Minutes
0.58 Hours
8 9 per 2 Buckets of Compost
Onions Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Onion Seeds 5 35 Minutes
0.58 Hours
9.5 10.5 per 1 Sack of Potatoes
Cabbage Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Cabbage Seeds 7 35 Minutes
0.58 Hours
10 11.5 per 1 Sack of Onions
Tomatoes Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Tomato Seeds 12 35 Minutes
0.58 Hours
12.5 14 per 2 Sacks of Cabbage
Sweetcorn Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Sweetcorn Seeds 20 55 Minutes
0.91 Hours
17 19 per 10 Jute Fibres
Strawberries Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Strawberry Seeds 31 55 Minutes
0.91 Hours
26 29 per 1 Basket of Apples
Watermelon Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Watermelon Seeds 47 75 Minutes
1.25 Hours
48.5 54.5 per 10 Curry Leaves

4.2 - Flowers

As mentioned above, flowers have the ability to protect vegetables from disease. Flowers only need 1 seed to be planted. Limpwurt and woad plants yield 3 of their respective items upon harvesting, while the rest will yield only 1 item. Since you won't need to care for the flowers after they are fully grown, you may want to leave them in their patches to further protect your vegetables. For more information on protecting your vegetables with flower, see section 4.1.

The experience values for picking, which are listed below, are for the complete harvesting of 1 patch with the respective flowers.

Name Seed Level Growing Time Planting XP Harvest XP
Marigold Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Marigold Seeds 2 17.5 Minutes
0.29 Hours
8.5 47
Rosemary Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Rosemary Seeds 11 17.5 Minutes
0.29 Hours
12 66.5
Nasturtium Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Nasturtium Seeds 24 17.5 Minutes
0.29 Hours
19.5 111
Woad Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Woad Seeds 25 17.5 Minutes
0.29 Hours
20.5 115.5
Limpwurt Plant Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Limpwurt Plant Seeds 26 17.5 Minutes
0.29 Hours
21.5 120
White Lily* Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of White Lily Seeds 52 120 Minutes
2 Hours
55 230

*White lily seeds can be obtained after receiving the Falador shield 3 from the Falador Diary. Trade in mole skins to Wyson in Falador Park to receive them. They have the ability to protect all fruit and vegetable patches from disease.

4.3 - Bushes

To start off a bush plant you will need to plant just a single seed into a bush patch. When it is done growing you will need to check the health of the bush before harvesting.

Unlike other types of plants, bushes will continue to produce even after their first harvest. When a bush is fully grown it will already have produced 4 berries. After they have been picked more berries will continue to grown over time. Whenever you want to remove a bush simply use a spade to dig it up.

With an update, Jagex announced that for Poison Ivy seeds, they removed it where you can't pay to get them 100% grown, as they never get diseased anyway.

Please note that bushes do not need any watering.

Name Seed Level Growing Time Planting XP Health XP Harvest XP Farmer Care Price
Redberry Bush Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Redberry Seeds 10 90 Minutes
1.5 Hours
11.5 64 4.5 per 4 Sacks of Cabbage
Cadavaberry Bush Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Cadavaberry Seeds 22 110 Minutes
1.8 Hours
18 102.5 7 per 3 Baskets of Tomatoes
Dwellberry Bush Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Dwellberry Seeds 36 130 Minutes
2.1 Hours
31.5 177.5 12 per 3 Baskets of Strawberries
Jangerberry Bush Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Jangerberry Seeds 48 150 Minutes
2.5 Hours
50.5 284.5 19 per 6 Watermelons
Whiteberry Bush Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Whiteberry Seeds 59 150 Minutes
2.5 Hours
78 437.5 29 per 8 Mushrooms
Poison Ivy Bush Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Poison Ivy Seeds 70 150 Minutes
2.5 Hours
120 674 45 -

4.4 - Trees

To start growing regular trees, use a single seed on a plant pot, again like with fruit trees water it, once it becomes a sapling, transplant it into a tree patch filled with compost. Once the tree is done growing, you will need to check the health of the tree before you can cut it down. Once you have done this you will have your own personal tree to cut down.

These trees work exactly like normal trees, so once you have completely cut the tree down you will be left with a stump. At this point you can either let the tree regenerate, or use a spade to take it out. Upon doing this you will get a root from the tree.

After a willow tree becomes fully grown, it can be pruned with secateurs to get its branches. This gives 12 XP per branch cut, and a fully grown willow tree can hold up to 6 branches at a time. Each branch takes around 30 minutes to regenerate, so it will take about 3 hours for a willow tree to grow 6 branches, starting from 0. Note that this can only be done at this exact stage.

Please note that trees do not need watering. Also note, if you have an empty plant pot, to fill it, simply have a gardening trowel and empty plant pot in your inventory, then use the plant pot on a weeded allotment.

Name Seed Level Growing Time Planting XP Health XP Farmer Care Price
Acorn
Oak Tree
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Acorns 15 140 Minutes
2.3 Hours
14 467.3 1 Basket of Tomatoes
Willow Tree Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Willow Tree Seeds 30 220 Minutes
3.6 Hours
25 1,456.3 1 Basket of Apples
Maple Tree Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Maple Tree Seeds 45 300 Minutes
5 Hours
45 3,403.4 1 Basket of Oranges
Yew Tree Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Yew Tree Seeds 60 380 Minutes
6.3 Hours
81 7,069.9 10 Cactus Spines
Magic Tree Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Magic Tree Seeds 75 460 Minutes
7.6 Hours
145.5 13,768.3 25 Coconuts

4.5 - Fruit Trees

Fruit trees require 1 seed to be planted in a plant pot, then you need to water the plantpot. Once it has grown into a sapling, you can plant it in the respective farming patch in order to finish growing the plant. Should you wish to speed up the growing process, use compost or super-compost on the patch before you use the plant pot with the sapling on the tree patch. When the tree is fully grown, you will need to check the tree's health before you can harvest fruit from it. On the first harvest, there will be about 6 fruits to harvest, and like bushes, the tree will keep regenerating fruit.

If you want to dig up a fruit tree, simply pick all the fruits, chop down the tree with a hatchet and then use your spade to dig up the stump.

Please note that fruit trees do not need watering.

Also note, if you have an empty plant pot, to fill it, simply have a gardening trowel and empty plant pot in your inventory, then use the plant pot on a weeded allotment.

Name Seed Level Growing Time Planting XP Health XP Harvest XP Farmer Care Price
Apple Tree Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Apple Tree Seeds 27 880 Minutes
14.6 Hours
22 1,199.5 8.5 per 9 Raw Sweetcorn
Banana Tree Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Banana Tree Seeds 33 880 Minutes
14.6 Hours
28 1,750.5 10.5 per 4 Baskets of Apples
Orange Tree Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Orange Tree Seeds 39 880 Minutes
14.6 Hours
35.5 2,470.2 13.5 per 3 Baskets of Strawberries
Curry Tree Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Curry Tree Seeds 42 880 Minutes
14.6 Hours
40 2,906.9 15 per 5 Baskets of Bananas
Pineapple Tree Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Pineapple Tree Seeds 51 880 Minutes
14.6 Hours
57 4,605.7 21.5 per 10 Watermelons
Papaya Tree Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Papaya Tree Seeds 57 880 Minutes
14.6 Hours
72 6,146.4 27 per 10 Pineapples
Palm Tree Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Palm Tree Seeds 68 880 Minutes
14.6 Hours
110.5 10,150.1 42 per 15 Papayas
*Please note that it can take over 20 hours for a fruit tree to completely grow.
4.6 - Hops

Hops can be used to make different types of beers and ales with the Cooking skill. To start growing hops, you will need to plant four seeds (Jute seeds only use three) in a hops patch. When they are fully grown, you will receive between three and twenty-nine hops.

Name Seed Level Growing Time Planting XP Harvest XP Farmer Care Price
Barley Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Barley Seeds 3 35 Minutes
0.58 Hours
8.5 9.5 per 3 Buckets of Compost
Hammerstone Hops Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Hammerstone Hops Seeds 4 35 Minutes
0.58 Hours
9 10 per 1 Bunch of Marigolds
Asgarnian Hops Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Asgarnian Hops Seeds 8 45 Minutes
0.75 Hours
10.5 12 per 1 Sack of Onions
Jute Plant Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Jute Seeds 13 45 Minutes
0.75 Hours
13 14.5 per 6 Handfuls of Barley Malt
Yanillian Hops Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Yanillian Hops Seeds 16 55 Minutes
0.9 Hours
14.5 16 per 1 Basket of Tomatoes
Krandorian Hops Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Krandorian Hops Seeds 21 65 Minutes
1.08 Hours
17.5 19.5 per 3 Sacks of Cabbage
Wildblood Hops Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Wildblood Hops Seeds 28 75 Minutes
1.25 Hours
23 26 per 1 Nasturtium

4.7 - Herbs

Herb seeds obviously need to be planted in the herb patches which are found in the same places as vegetable and flower patches. There is also a herb patch in Trollheim that will never get diseased. You can only plant your herbs there, after finishing My Arm's Big Adventure. You only need one seed to start growing herbs and you will receive between 3 to 18 herbs per patch. When you harvest herbs, they will be grimy. A high Herblore level will allow you to clean most of the harvested herbs, although this is not essential by any means.

Remember that all herbs do not need watering.

Name Seed Level Growing Time Planting XP Harvest XP
Guam Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Herb Seeds 9 70+ Minutes
1.1 Hours
11 12.5 per
Marrentill Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Herb Seeds 14 70+ Minutes
1.1 Hours
13.5 15 per
Tarromin Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Herb Seeds 19 70+ Minutes
1.1 Hours
16 18 per
Harralander Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Herb Seeds 26 70+ Minutes
1.1 Hours
21.5 24 per
Goutweed Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Herb Seeds 29 70+ Minutes
1.1 Hours
105 45
Ranarr Seed Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Herb Seeds 32 70+ Minutes
1.1 Hours
27 30.5 per
Spirit Weed Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Herb Seeds 36 70+ Minutes
1.1 Hours
32 36 per
Toadflax Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Herb Seeds 38 70+ Minutes
1.1 Hours
34 38.5 per
Irit Leaf Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Herb Seeds 44 70+ Minutes
1.1 Hours
43 48.5 per
Wergali Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Herb Seeds 46 70+ Minutes
1.1 Hours
52.8 52.8 per
Avantoe Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Herb Seeds 50 70+ Minutes
1.1 Hours
54.5 61.5 per
Kwuarm Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Herb Seeds 56 70+ Minutes
1.1 Hours
69 78 per
Snapdragon Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Herb Seeds 62 70+ Minutes
1.1 Hours
87.5 98.5 per
Cadantine Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Herb Seeds 67 70+ Minutes
1.1 Hours
106.5 120 per
Lantadyme Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Herb Seeds 73 70+ Minutes
1.1 Hours
134.5 151.5
Dwarf Weed Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Herb Seeds 79 70+ Minutes
1.1 Hours
170.5 192
Torstol Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Herb Seeds 85 70+ Minutes
1.1 Hours
199.5 224.5
Fellstalk 91 70+ Minutes
1.1 Hours
225 315.6

4.8 - Special Plants

The main difference between all other plants and special plants is that they each have their own different patches located through out the world of RuneScape. Each of the special plants only needs 1 seed to begin growth in their patches.

The spirit trees act like the regular teleportation trees. If you talk to it, it will take you back to the home of the gnomes and the main spirit tree. You can then teleport to the regular tree from there. Please keep in mind that you can only plant one spirit tree. If you have completed Prisoner of Glouphrie, The and have at least 86 Farming then you can plant two. Like tree seeds, cacti also regenerate their spines.

Please note that all trees do not need watering. Also note that there are now farmers to watch over your spirit trees so you do not need to worry about them dying on you. To pay a farmer to watch over your spirit tree, you need to pay them 5 monkey nuts, 1 monkey bar and 1 ground suqah tooth.

With a new update, there is now a new farmer in Tai Bwo Wannai who will look after your calquat trees for you. Be sided though, you must have completed the Jungle Potion quest for him to do so.

Name Seed Level Growing Time Planting XP Health XP Harvest XP Farmer Care Price
Evil Turnip Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Evil Turnip Seeds 42 5 Minutes 41 N/A 46 N/A
Bittercap Mushroom Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Mushroom Spores 53 220 Minutes
3.6 Hours
61.5 N/A 57.7 per N/A
Cactus Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Cactus Seeds 55 520 Minutes
8.6 Hours
66.5 374 25 per N/A
Belladonna*
(Nightshade)
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Belladonna Seeds 63 280 Minutes
4.6 Hours
91 N/A 512 N/A
Calquat Tree Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Calquat Tree Seeds 72 1200 Minutes
20 Hours
129.5 12096 48.5 per 8 Poison ivy berries
Morchella Mushroom Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Morchella Mushroom Spores 74 190 Minutes
3.1 Hours
160 N/A 77.7 per N/A
Spirit Tree Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Spirit Tree Seeds 83 3680 Minutes
61.3 Hours
199.5 19301.8 N/A 1 Ground Suqah tooth, 5 Monkey nuts, 1 Monkey bar

* - Please note that you must be wearing gloves to pick the fruit nightshade from a Belladonna seed, as it will poison you if without gloves.

After completing Back to My Roots quest, you can plant the Jade Vine at a farming patch in Horacio's garden in Ardougne. The plant will grow at a random rate between roughly 20-48 hours, when you check the health of the vine it will give 1500 farming experience. If the vine is not cut back for a while after this, it will become wild. Attacking the Wild Vine (level-167) and slaying it will give you back a seed to plant it again, as well as 2500 Slayer experience. Remember you must attack it with an axe and have secateurs in your inventory.

Name Seed Level Growing Time Planting XP Health XP Slaying XP Farmer Care Price
Jade Vine Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Jade Vine Seed 53 ~2040 Minutes
~34 Hours
Alternating growth time.
50 1500 2500 Slayer Experience 10 Wildblood Hops

Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of inside the Tool shed
5.0 - Tool Leprechauns
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Leprechaun

Tool Leprechauns can be found at every farming patch throughout the world of RuneScape. They have a tendency to stray away from the patches, but stay within the mini maps scope. They can store only a certain amount of items, and these are: one rake, one seed dibber, one spade, a pair of secateurs (and magic secateurs), one water can, one gardening trowel, 31 empty buckets, 255 normal compost, and 255 Super compost.

When you click on the Leprechaun, they will greet you and ask you if you would like to deposit or withdraw something from them. After that, he gives you options; simply click 'yes please' to get straight to the items.

After the Evil Tree update, Tool Leprechauns can now create banknotes from your harvested crops, although he cannot revert the banknotes back to items. He will NOT note Logs.

6.0 - Training Strategy

We are going to break these strategies down into Beginners, Intermediate, and Advanced. Some may be able to afford to do it more than others. One thing is for sure, bank as much as you need to, since most of these places in the guide will be very close to a bank. Don't be afraid to drop fruit, as they can always grow back. However, it's recommended that you DO bank limpwurt roots and (higher leveled) herbs.

Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Typical Power Farmer Inventory
Beginners

For those that can afford it and have a good amount of seeds and law runes as well as an abundance of Glory Amulets we suggest starting off at the plot north-west of Draynor Village that can be accessed by teleporting to Falador or to Draynor Village through the amulet and plant potatoes/marigolds. Then, teleport to Camelot and go east to the plot above the bank in Catherby. Plant there as well, and once you are finished, teleport to Ardougne and go north to the plot west of the Legends' Guild. Then, if you have an Ectophial from Ghosts Ahoy, you can teleport to Port Phasmatys to plant the alottment patch to the west of the city. Once you finish there, you can teleport back to Draynor Village/Falador and continue the cycle. If you have completed the Lumbridge/Draynor Diarys, you will gain access to the Explorer's Ring (3), which will be allow you to teleport to the cabbage fields south of Falador, which can be a substitute to the Glory Amulets or Falador Teleports.

Continue this trend until you are able to farm asgarnian hops. If you are not able to teleport back and forth, then I would recommend you staying in the area stretching from Catherby to Ardougne There you can run back and forth to each other and in the time that you are running/walking the vegetation is growing. Once you are able to farm asgarnian hops you can change your course in Seers' Village to go west to the hops patch above McGrubor's Woods. Teleport back to the Camelot spot and walk/run towards the Catherby patch and continue this cycle. Also, once you hit level 8, you can change your vegetation farming up to cabbage. At level 9, start adding the herb patch to your cycle. Continue with cabbage and marigolds until you are able to farm BOTH rosemary and tomatoes. This is for optimum growth, harvest and XP. If you wish to change as you go, then so be it. Strategy: You can get cabbage seeds by picking cabbages near Falador. One strategy is to buy enough empty sacks to leave 11 empty spaces in your inventory, then pick 10 cabbage, fill a sack, repeat. Once you start getting seeds you can just fill your inventory with cabbages until you can't hold anymore, then fill a sack, repeat until all sacks are filled and store them in your bank. You can use these sacks of cabbages to get people to watch your crops for you.

Intermediate

Once you get to about level 30 you can consider yourself an Intermediate Farmer. I suggest that you as well take the same cycle of patches as the beginners. From here, what you would like to do for optimum XP is plant strawberries and limpwurt roots in the flower and vegetable plots, and from there also plant ranarr seeds. In this, you can also take a small detour every few cycles by teleporting to Varrock and running/walking down to behind the Champions' Guild at level 36 and plant a dwellberry bush and just water it every other 3 cycles, and wait until it gets full and then pick them, and start all over. Do this same trend until level 50. If you wish to annex the tree patch in Falador, then you have no need for a glory amulet and just walk down to the patch near by the chicken den north-west of Draynor Village.

Advanced/People with Lots of money

First and foremost, to do this you will need some tree seeds. The easiest way to obtain these is buy them from other players, and this can be done ingame or on a forum. Another way is to get seeds from the Birds Nest random event. Ten seeds in total are required, five tree and five fruit tree. Find a Tool Leprechaun, by any farming spot, and equip him with every farming item available. You will also need around 500 coins, and eight plant pots. Plant pots are buyable from farming stores.

Plant all the seeds in the plant pots, and water them accordingly. Refill your watering can from a nearby water supply. The seeds will grow into seedlings within five to fifteen minutes. You will then need to plant the trees in their corresponding areas as shown.

To save time and effort, farmers will grow your crops for you, at a price. Also farmers can cut down the trees for you, at a price. Thankfully this is cheap and will gain you farming experience in some cases. The payment needed and items needed are as follows.

Tree Items needed Best location
Acorn Basket of tomatoes. Culinaromancer's chest.
Willow Basket of apples. Culinaromancer's chest.
Maple Basket of oranges. Gnome tree second floor store.
Yew Ten Cactus spines. Grown or bought from other players.
Magic 25 Coconuts. Grown or bought from other players.
Apple 9 Raw Sweetcorn Grown or bought from other players.
Banana 4 Basket of apples. Culinaromancer's chest.
Orange 3 Baskets of strawberries. Grown or bought from other players.
Curry 5 Basket of bananas. Banana plantation in Karajama, Charter worker shops.
Pineapple 10 Watermelons. Grown or bought from other players.
Papaya 10 Pineapples. Grown or bought from other players.3
Palm 15 Papaya. Grown, bought from other players or gotten through the Summoning skill with the Fruit Bat's special ability.


3 :: Pineapples
Pineapples are also available in the Tree Gnome Stronghold cooking store and pineapple plants on Brimhaven. You can also purchase up to 40 pineapples every 24 hours from Arhein, catherby's general store merchant for only 2gp each.

Once all seeds become seedlings, you should be ready to start planting them. Start at Ardougne wielding a hatchet, no armour, and boots of lightness. For information on getting the boots of lightness see the Temple of Ikov quest guide. It's advisable to bring a charged glory amulet as well. Make sure your Tool Leprechaun is fully stocked, and you have enough runes for a Camelot teleport. Go south and take the boat to Brimhaven. Make your way to the fruit tree patch, check the health of any previous fruit tree you planted, and pick the fruits (only keep pineapples, papaya fruits and coconuts, as all other products obtained from fruit trees are not necessary). Cut the tree down and remove the stump. Plant the tree, then speak to the nearby farmer and pay him or her for the trouble of growing it.

Head south of the Brimhaven patch along the western side of the building and further south until you see 5 or 6 pineapple plants. Pick an inventory-full every time you are here, they are very important for payment later, or growing super compost.

Teleport to Camelot and bank your collected pineapples (and any picked fruit) and walk to Catherby. Grab another one of your fruit tree plant pots and appropriate supplies. Head east and as before, check health of your previous tree, picking the fruits and keeping them if needed. Cut it down and remove the stump, then plant as before and pay the farmer. Teleport to Al-Kharid using your glory amulet and bank your fruits (if any). Withdraw the remaining two fruit tree plant pots and their appropriate supplies. Head north to the gnome glider and fly to the Tree Gnome Stronghold. This is your chance to obtain oranges if needed. Climb down to the bottom of the stronghold and head south until you see the fruit tree patch. Repeat the procedure; check health, pick fruits, cut tree, remove stump, plant and pay the farmer. Head west until you see the spirit tree (shown on the minimap), and ask it to take you to the Khazard Battlefield. Make your way to the last farming patch west of the Tree Gnome Village. You should know what to do by now.

Use your glory amulet to teleport to Draynor Village and bank all your gatherings. Withdraw three water, one fire, four law runes, and all four of your normal tree plant pots and all their appropriate supplies. Run to the tree patch on the northwestern corner of Lumbridge Castle. Check health, and cut the tree down. Dig up the stump and you will get a root proportionate to the kind of tree you grew. Any kinds of roots may be used for super compost, but if you decide to dig up magic tree stumps, it is advisable to save the roots to craft an amulet of nature. You may choose to keep the root or drop it. Proceed to planting one of your trees and paying the farmer. Withdraw three airs, one fire and one law rune, then teleport to Varrock, make your way north/north-east to the tree patch and follow standard procedure. Teleport to Falador, head east towards the tree patch, and follow standard procedure. Make your way to the final tree patch in Taverley and follow standard procedure. Teleport to Ardougne and bank everything.

To complete the cycle, cut willow logs or buy more seeds and wait for the old trees to mature. Then, once all have been cut down (time depends on the type of tree), simply repeat the process from step one. This is a good way to gain experience whilst doing other activities, and gives a plentiful supply of super compost materials.

7.0 - Vinesweeper

Vinesweeper is a farming mini game available to all players. Vinesweeper, as the name implies, is based upon the game minesweeper and doesn't involve much work related to the actual skill. Players can reach the mini game by speaking to any Tool Leprachaun near farming patches. Rewards from Vinesweeper can be exchanged for seeds and experience (see below), but generally the mini game is more helpful for additional experience, particularly when a lower level, and not a valid form of training farming as it takes such time. Still, it can be gradually rewarding as you wait for some patches to grow.

Item Cost (Points) Item Cost (Points)
Tomato Seed 10 Sweetcorn Seed 150
Strawberry Seed 165 Watermelon Seed 680
Guam Seed 10 Marrentill Seed 10
Wergali Seed 3800 Ranarr Seed 4000
Kwuarm Seed 1000 Tarromin Seed 10
Nasturtium Seed 10 Woad Seed 30
Limpwurt Seed 70 Asgarnian Seed 5
Krandorian Seed 20 Redberry Seed 5
Cadavaberry Seed 5 Dwellberry Seed 5
Jangerberry Seed 10 Whiteberry Seed 25
Poison Ivy Seed 30 Acorns 100
Willow Tree Seed 1800 Maple Tree Seed 12000
Pineapple Tree Seed 10000 Yew Tree Seed 29000
Palm Tree Seed 35000 Spirit Tree Seed 55000
Super Compost Potion 5000 Flag 50
1 exp 1*

* :: Flag
The amount of experience you get per point is dependent on the Player's Farming level.

For more information see our Vinesweeper guide, here.

8.0 - Random Events

Capt' Arnav shows up and he wants you to complete a chest combination on a chest he had buried nearby. To break the combination change the center pictures of each column so that they match up with the words below them. He will reward you with something made of gold like a gold necklace or ring. (Click Here For a Picture).

9.0 - Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is an amulet of nature and what does it do?

A: An amulet of nature is an item which allows you to know the status of a patch you have 'attached' it to. There are 4 things it can tell you about: If the seeds have gone through a growth cycle, if they have finished growing, if the patch is diseased or if the plant/s have died; However, You can only attach an amulet of nature to one patch at a time. Also, if the plant is diseased, you can teleport to that farm patch. In addition, you can also talk to the farmer through the amulet. Also, for something useful, it can hum when weeds have grown on the patch the amulet is bound to. Alternatively, you can use the amulet of farming, which has 8 charges and tells you the status of the allotment it is bound to. An amulet of nature can be crafted by stringing an emerald amulet with a magic string (spun magic root), and then casting a level-2 enchant on the item.

Q: My trees aren't growing; what's wrong?

A: The growth times for all crops are only approximations as in real life; growth of crops can vary depending on the conditions. So if your trees are behind schedule of when you expected them to finish growing, don't worry. Give them a bit more time and they will finish growing in their own time.

Q: Where can I buy pineapples?

A: You can buy them from the General Store owner in Catherby. Talk to him and select the option "I hear you have pineapples for sale".

Q: Why do I get farming xp when I put plants into my player owned house?

A: Jagex decided to give players farming xp for placing plants into their gardens in their player owned houses. However much construction xp you get for placing the plant is how much farming xp you will get.

Q: Can I pay farmers empty coconut shells instead of coconuts to have them look after my magic tree?

A: Several players have been observed trying to sell empty coconut shells by telling them this story. This is untrue!

10.0 - Related Guides and Tips
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