Farming training

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This guide describes the most effective methods to train the Farming skill. Farming is a gathering skill which involves the player planting seeds in Farming patches that are found throughout RuneScape. The planted crops then grow in real time through differing numbers of growth stages. Once a plant has become fully grown the player may check its health and, for some types of crops, harvest items from it. Plants may become diseased over the course of their growth and will die if the disease is not treated. To prevent plants from dying players may wish to pay the gardeners, who are present at most Farming patches, to tend to them. Players can pay the farmers with noted items. This saves a great deal of inventory space when making farming runs.

As the majority of Farming experience is obtained from checking a fully grown plants' health, levelling the Farming skill is most commonly done via "farm runs". A farm run involves the player quickly visiting as many patches of a particular type as possible to check the health of fully grown plants, remove them and replant new plants in their place. Farming training typically involves farm runs of trees, fruit trees and other special trees once the ability to plant these has been unlocked.

Tree seeds cannot be directly planted into a tree patch. Instead, they must be added to a plant pot, which costs 23 coins, while a gardening trowel is present in the player's inventory or stored on their tool belt, to create a seedling. The seedling can then be watered using a watering can or magic watering can and will, after approximately 5 minutes, turn into a sapling which can be planted in a tree patch. After planting a sapling the player will be left with an empty plant pot, worth 3 coins. Players who do not wish to receive these plant pots can turn on the option "destroy empty plant pots when farming" in the Miscellaneous Settings tab of the Game Settings options. Seedlings and saplings are untradeable. Players wishing to reclaim tree seeds that have been put into plant pots can do so using the right-click "salvage seed" option on a tree sapling, though this has only approximately 75% chance of returning the seed.

Useful equipment[edit | edit source]

Urns[edit | edit source]

Urns can be used to gain additional Farming experience while training. When held in the inventory, urns are filled as the player farms. Only base experience counts towards filling the urn. Full urns can be teleported away to receive additional experience. Only one urn is filled at a time, though players may own up to a total of 10 full urns. If a player owns 10 full farming urns they must teleport at least 1 away before they can fill more urns. Urns are only tradeable in their (nr), non-runed, forms. In order to use a farming urn the player must add a nature rune to it; this makes the urn untradeable.

Name Crafting level required to add nature rune GE price of non-runed urn Charges gained from Experience required to fill Experience gained for teleporting
Cracked farming urn.png: RS3 Inventory image of Cracked farming urnCracked farming urn 5 1,053 Check health and gathering up to and including level 12 1,100 220
Fragile farming urn.png: RS3 Inventory image of Fragile farming urnFragile farming urn 18 707 Check health and gathering up to and including level 30 2,500 500
Plain farming urn.png: RS3 Inventory image of Plain farming urnPlain farming urn 40 1,065 Check health and gathering up to and including level 53 4,500 900
Strong farming urn.png: RS3 Inventory image of Strong farming urnStrong farming urn 58 1,227 Check health and gathering up to and including level 72 5,500 1,100
Decorated farming urn.png: RS3 Inventory image of Decorated farming urnDecorated farming urn 84 4,342 Check health and gathering up to and including level 120 7,000 1,400

Players who have at least level 24 Invention and who have completed Nomad's Elegy can discover how to make an urn enhancer. When in the player's inventory the urn enhancer grants 25% additional experience for teleporting a full urn. This effect costs 20 charges from the player's charge pack. Assuming the player purchases divine charges from the Grand Exchange, it would cost 556.14 coins to use the urn enhancer when teleporting an urn.

Supercompost, ultracompost and Fertile Soil[edit | edit source]

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A bucket of supercompost or ultracompost may be used on a Farming patch prior to planting a crop. This increases the amount of produce that is yielded when harvesting the fully grown plant, as well as reducing the chance of the planted crops becoming diseased. The chance of a plant that has been treated with supercompost dying is ~14%, while for ultracompost it is 7%. A bucket of supercompost costs 2,038 coins and grants 26 Farming experience when it is used to treat a Farming patch, which is 23,543 coins for ultracompost. After using a bucket of supercompost on a Farming patch the player is left with an empty bucket, worth 172 coins. Players who do not wish to receive these buckets can turn on the option "destroy empty buckets when farming" in the Miscellaneous Settings tab of the Game Settings options. Otherwise, empty buckets can be stored with the tool leprechaun for future use. Up to 2,000 supercompost may be stored at and later withdrawn from a tool leprechaun.

Players who are on the lunar spellbook can alternatively use the Fertile Soil spell to treat a targeted patch with supercompost. Casting Fertile Soil grants 18 Farming experience and 87 Magic experience.

Rapid Growth[edit | edit source]

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Those who have finished The Light Within and have unlocked the Rapid Growth spell should consider using it on all of their tree and fruit tree patches once a day, if they choose to not pay to protect it. Due to the fact that it removes one chance of dying from disease, it can be worth the price of one cast if the price of protection is higher than that. E.g. a payment of 25 coconuts for a magic seed costs 191,875 coins and the runes to cast the spell cost 7,590 coins (by using 3 soul, 3 water, 3 nature, and 3 earth runes). For the costs of other ways to cast the spell, for instance by using combination runes, see Rapid Growth.

Scroll of life[edit | edit source]

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A scroll of life can be used to unlock the ability to recover seeds from Farming patches. It can be bought for 10,000 Dungeoneering tokens and requires level 25 Farming and Dungeoneering to use. Its effect gives the player a 10% chance of receiving seeds back when removing dead or fully grown plants from patches, with the exception of flower and special patches. The player also gains a 5% chance of getting a seed back when clearing a tree or dead tree from a tree patch. Seeds recovered from fully grown patches are the same kind as those used to grow the plant, but seeds recovered from dead plants are a random seed of the same type that can be grown in that patch. The amount of seeds returned can be up to and including the number of seeds used to plant at the patch, e.g. up to 3 for an allotment patch.

Amulet of bountiful harvest[edit | edit source]

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While wearing an amulet of bountiful harvest there is a chance that the player will conserve seeds while planting in an allotment patch. The amulet has 10 charges and can be bought from the Grand Exchange for 764 coins.

(Master) farmer's outfit[edit | edit source]

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Wearing components of the farmer's outfit gives a percentage increase in the amount of base experience that is earned when gaining Farming experience. There are five pieces in the set: the farmer's hat, farmer's jacket, farmer's legwear, farmer's cuffs, and farmer's boots. Components of the farmer's outfit can be won from Treasure Hunter or purchased from the Cabbage Facepunch Bonanza reward shop.

A better version is the Master farmer outfit, which includes the effects of the Farmer's outfit, if owned. It gives a 10% increase in harvesting crops from hops, herb and allotment patches. It also gives a 10% chance to gain bonus produce from fruit trees and bushes. Herbs are auto-cleaned on harvest for Herblore experience. When training at the Manor Farm this outfit provides 7% faster growth, it gives a better chance for positive traits and gives 10% more beans upon selling animals.

Players who obtain the farmer's hat add-on as well as a farmer's hat can combine these items to create the modified farmer's hat. In addition to granting a 1% Farming experience bonus, the modified hat gives 3 daily teleports to the Morytania allotment patch. When the modified hat is worn it also gives a 2% chance of saving seeds as they are planted.

Name Experience boost
Farmer's hat.png: RS3 Inventory image of Farmer's hatFarmer's hat 1%
Farmer's jacket.png: RS3 Inventory image of Farmer's jacketFarmer's jacket 1%
Farmer's legwear.png: RS3 Inventory image of Farmer's legwearFarmer's legwear 1%
Farmer's cuffs.png: RS3 Inventory image of Farmer's cuffsFarmer's cuffs 1%
Farmer's boots.png: RS3 Inventory image of Farmer's bootsFarmer's boots 1%
Set bonus 1%
Total experience boost 6%

Farming cape[edit | edit source]

Farming cape (t) detail.png

The Farming cape may be purchased by players who have achieved level 99 Farming. When equipped, the cape gives a chance to instantly harvest all produce when harvesting from a farming patch. Players who own a Gatherer's cape, max cape, completionist cape, or trimmed completionist cape may use the farming cape on one of these capes to give it the farming cape's perk.

Torstol incense sticks[edit | edit source]

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Each potency level of torstol incense sticks provides a 0.5% increase to base XP gain. The potency level will increase every 10 minutes and will reach its maximum at level 4 (+2% to base XP). Overloading consumes 6 sticks but instantly provides the maximum potency.

Farming master cape[edit | edit source]

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The farming master cape may be purchased by players who have achieved level 120 Farming. The Farming master cape inherits the perk of the base cape and notes the harvested crops automatically. The Farming master cape automatically treats farming patches with supercompost and allows the player to increase the health and happiness of all of their player owned farm animals by 20% once per day.

Relic powers[edit | edit source]

Relic powers can be obtained through the Archaeology skill to unlock permanent passive buffs to assist in training Farming among other things. Only 3 relic powers with a combined energy cost of 500 or less can be active at one time.

Methods[edit | edit source]

Allotments (1-15)[edit | edit source]

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At level 1 Farming players should begin their training by planting at allotments. There are 4 main allotments that contain 2 allotment patches, as well as a flower patch and herb patch. An additional single allotment patch is located at Taverley, though this can only be used to grow potatoes. This patch is automatically looked after by Head Farmer Jones, so potatoes grown in it will never die. 3 seeds are required to plant in each allotment patch. In addition to having the option of paying gardeners to look after them, allotment patches may be protected from disease and death if specific fully grown flowers are planted at nearby flower patches.

How to farm an allotment patch:

Required items: 3 seeds per allotment patch, rake (can be stored in tool belt), seed dibber (can be stored in tool belt), spade (can be stored in tool belt) and teleports. Optional items: Supercompost/Fertile Soil and payments.

  1. Rake patch to remove weeds, if weeds are present, OR, if seeds have been planted previously, remove dead plant/check health of and harvest from fully grown plant. Harvested crops may be used on tool leprechauns to note them, to free up inventory space.
  2. Treat empty patch with supercompost (optional but highly recommended).
  3. Use seeds on the patch.
  4. Pay farmer to watch crops (optional, not necessary if protecting flower is planted at flower patch).
What to plant
Level Seed Growth time GP per seed XP per seed Protection XP per run GP per run XP per run
(protected)
GP per run
(protected)
GP/XP
(protected)
Flower Farmer
1 Farming Potato seed.png: RS3 Inventory image of Potato seedPotato seed 40 minutes

(4 x 10 minutes)

-273 x 3 98
(8 for planting and 9 x 10 for harvesting)
Marigolds.png: RS3 Inventory image of MarigoldsMarigolds Compost.png
2 buckets of compost
-520
1,002.6 30,015 1,116 34,407 30.83
5 Farming Onion seed.png: RS3 Inventory image of Onion seedOnion seed 40 minutes

(4 x 10 minutes)

-253 x 3 114.5
(9.5 for planting and 10.5 x 10 for harvesting)
Marigolds.png: RS3 Inventory image of MarigoldsMarigolds Empty sack.png
Sack of potatoes
-7,738
1,006.4 35,966.4 1,124 -16,440 -14.63
7 Farming Cabbage seed.png: RS3 Inventory image of Cabbage seedCabbage seed 40 minutes

(4 x 10 minutes)

-184 x 3 125
(10 for planting and 11.5 x 10 for harvesting)
Rosemary.png: RS3 Inventory image of RosemaryRosemary Empty sack.png
Sack of onions
-2,960
1,079.2 23,793.6 1,208 7,360 6.09
12 Farming Tomato seed.png: RS3 Inventory image of Tomato seedTomato seed 40 minutes

(4 x 10 minutes)

-205 x 3 152.5
(12.5 for planting and 14 x 10 for harvesting)
Marigolds.png: RS3 Inventory image of MarigoldsMarigolds Empty sack.png
2 sacks of cabbages
-15,874
1,271.2 22,808 1,428 -97,016 -67.94
20Farming Sweetcorn seed.png: RS3 Inventory image of Sweetcorn seedSweetcorn seed 50 minutes

(5x10 minutes)

-279 x 3 207
(17 for planting and 19 x 10 for harvesting)
Scarecrow.png: RS3 Inventory image of ScarecrowScarecrow 10 x Jute fibre.png: RS3 Inventory image of Jute fibreJute fibres
-9,750
1,651.2 34,241.6 1,864 -34,440 -18.48
31Farming Strawberry seed.png: RS3 Inventory image of Strawberry seedStrawberry seed 60 minutes

(6x10 minutes)

-522 x 3 316
(26 for planting and 29 x 10 for harvesting)
None 1 x Apples (5).png: RS3 Inventory image of Apples (5)Apples (5)
-3,657
2,411.2 19,603.2 2,736 -1,768 -0.65
47Farming Watermelon seed.png: RS3 Inventory image of Watermelon seedWatermelon seed 70 minutes

(7x10 minutes)

-2,075 x 3 593.5
(48.5 for planting and 54.5 x 10 for harvesting)
Nasturtiums.png: RS3 Inventory image of NasturtiumsNasturtiums 10 x Curry leaf.png: RS3 Inventory image of Curry leafCurry leaves
-35,320
4,345.6 -22,484.8 4,956 -297,944 -60.12
80Farming Snape grass seed.png: RS3 Inventory image of Snape grass seedSnape grass seed 200 minutes

(5x40 minutes)

-796 x 3 975
(175 for planting and 80 x 10 for harvesting)
None 15 x Dwellberries.png: RS3 Inventory image of DwellberriesDwellberries
-57,975
7,112 -19,308.8 8,008 -480,488 -60
87Farming Sunchoke seed.png: RS3 Inventory image of Sunchoke seedSunchoke seed 200 minutes

(5x40 minutes)

-147 x 3 303
(208 for planting and 95 x 1 for harvesting)
None 15 x Yanillian hops.png: RS3 Inventory image of Yanillian hopsYanillian hops
-10,260
2,525.6 -19,832 2,632 -101,912 -38.72
93Farming Fly trap seed.png: RS3 Inventory image of Fly trap seedFly trap seed 200 minutes

(5x40 minutes)

-198 x 3 275
(225 for planting and 50 x 1 for harvesting)
None 15 x Cadava berries.png: RS3 Inventory image of Cadava berriesCadava berries
-29,355
2,352 -21,056 2,408 -255,896 -106.27

Experience gain and cost values are based on:

  • Farming 8 allotment patches (9 for potatoes)
  • A death rate of 14% without protection
  • Using buckets of supercompost to fertilise patches
  • Obtaining a yield of 10 produce on average (1 for Sunchoke and Fly trap seeds)
  • Paying a farmer to protect crops, if using payments

Monetary gain and cost values are based on:

  • Buying seeds and selling harvested crops at current Gold Exchange prices
  • Buying Supercompost at current Gold Exchange price: 2,038
Patch locations
Location Image Teleports Requirements Gardener
Falador, south of Falador and north of Port Sarim None Elstan
West of Port Phasmatys None Lyra
North of Catherby None Dantaera
North of Ardougne None Kragen
Taverley - single allotment patch that may be only used to plant potatoes None Head Farmer Jones

Trees (15-99+)[edit | edit source]

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At level 15 Farming players can begin to plant trees. There are 6 tree patches.

How to farm the patches:

Required items: 1 sapling per tree patch, rake (can be stored in tool belt), spade (can be stored in tool belt), gardening trowel (can be stored in tool belt), and teleports. Optional items: Supercompost/Fertile Soil and payments.

  1. Create your tree saplings.
  2. Rake patch to remove weeds, if weeds are present, OR, if sapling has been planted previously, remove dead tree/check health of and remove the fully grown tree. Players can right-click the patch to remove the tree, or alternatively, players may cut down the tree themselves using a hatchet, which may be stored in their tool belt, and then dig up the tree stump, though this is not recommended.
  3. Treat empty patch with supercompost (optional but highly recommended).
  4. Use sapling on the patch.
  5. Pay farmer to watch tree (optional).
What to plant
Level Tree Growth time GP per seed XP per seed Payment XP per run (no payments) GP per run (no payments) GP/XP

(no payments)

XP per run (payments) GP per run (payments) GP/XP (payments)
15 Farming Acorn 5.png
Oak tree
160 minutes (4 x 40 minutes) 224 481.3
(14 for planting; 467.3 for checking health)
Tomatoes (5).png
1 basket of tomatoes
2,067
2,651.268 -13,710 -5.17 3,043.8 -26,112 -8.58
30 Farming Willow seed 5.png
Willow tree
240 minutes (6 x 40 minutes) 194 1,481.5
(25 for planting; 1456.5 for checking health)
Apples (5).png
1 basket of apples
3,657
7,821.54 -13,530 -1.73 9,045 -35,472 -3.92
45 Farming Maple seed 5.png
Maple tree
320 minutes (8 x 40 minutes) 4,316 3,448.4
(45 for planting; 3403.4 for checking health)
Oranges (5).png
1 basket of oranges
10,479
17,987.544 -38,262 -2.13 20,846.4 -101,136 -4.85
60 Farming Yew seed 5.png
Yew tree
400 minutes (10 x 40 minutes) 5,277 7,150.9
(81 for planting; 7069.9 for checking health)
Cactus spine.png
10 cactus spines
43,860
37,122.684 -44,028 -1.19 43,061.4 -307,188 -7.13
75 Farming Magic seed 5.png
Magic tree
480 minutes (12 x 40 minutes) 32,192 13,913.8
(145.5 for planting; 13,768.3 for checking health)
Coconut.png
25 coconuts
191,875
72,073.428 -205,518 -2.85 83,638.8 -1,356,768 -16.22
119 Farming Money tree seed 5.png
Money tree
2880 minutes (72 x 40 minutes)[source needed] N/A 61,000

(1,000 for planting; 60,000 for checking health)

N/A 61,000 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Experience gain and cost values are based on:

  • Farming 6 tree patches
  • A death rate of 14% without protection
  • Using buckets of supercompost to fertilise patches
Patch locations
Location Image Teleports Requirements Farmer
Lumbridge, north-east of Lumbridge Castle None Fayeth
Varrock, Varrock Palace courtyard None Treznor
Falador, within Falador Park None Heskel
Taverley, north of the lodestone. None Alain
Tree Gnome Stronghold, west of Gnome Stronghold Agility Course None Prissy Scilla
Trahaearn Clan district of Prifddinas [1] Plague's End quest Eifion
  1. ^ When the Voice of Seren is active in the Trahaearn district a tree growing in this patch has a chance of skipping growth stages and 20% more base experience is awarded for planting or checking health of the tree.

Fruit trees (27-99+)[edit | edit source]

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At level 27 Farming players can begin to plant fruit trees. There are 7 fruit tree patches.

How to farm the patches:

Required items: 1 sapling per tree patch, rake (can be stored in tool belt), spade (can be stored in tool belt), gardening trowel (can be stored in tool belt), and teleports. Optional items: Supercompost/Fertile Soil and payments.

  1. Create your tree saplings.
  2. Rake patch to remove weeds, if weeds are present, OR, if sapling has been planted previously, remove dead tree/check health of, harvest produce from and remove the fully grown tree. Repeatedly clicking a fruit tree when harvesting produce from it causes produce to be harvested faster. Harvested produce may be used on tool leprechauns to note it, to free up inventory space.
  3. Treat empty patch with supercompost (optional but highly recommended).
  4. Use sapling on the patch.
  5. Pay farmer to watch tree (optional).
What to plant
Level Tree Growth time GP per seed XP per seed Payment XP per run (no payments) GP per run (no payments) GP/XP (no payments) XP per run (payments) GP per run (payments) GP/XP (payments)
27 Farming Apple tree.png: RS3 Inventory image of Apple treeApple tree 16 hours (6 x 160 minutes) 428 1,272.5
(22 for planting, 1,199.5 for checking health, and 8.5 x 6 for harvesting)
9 Sweetcorn.png: RS3 Inventory image of SweetcornSweetcorn
7,488
7,864.01 -3,336.2 -0.42 9,089.5 -53,459 -5.88
33 Farming Banana tree.png: RS3 Inventory image of Banana treeBanana tree 16 hours (6 x 160 minutes) 343 1,841.5
(28 for planting, 1750.5 for checking health, and 10.5 x 6 for harvesting)
4 Apples (5).png: RS3 Inventory image of Apples (5)baskets of apples
14,628
11,295.27 -6,425.44 -0.57 13,072.5 -107,128 -8.19
39 Farming Orange tree.png: RS3 Inventory image of Orange treeOrange tree 16 hours (6 x 160 minutes) 198 2,586
(35 for planting, 2,470 for checking health, and 13.5 x 6 for harvesting)
3 Strawberries (5).png: RS3 Inventory image of Strawberries (5)baskets of strawberries
4,026
15,784.02 29,770.44 1.89 18,284 9,009 0.49
42 Farming Curry tree.png: RS3 Inventory image of Curry treeCurry tree 16 hours (6 x 160 minutes ) 305 3,037
(40 for planting, 2,907 for checking health, and 15 x 6 for harvesting)
5 Bananas (5).png: RS3 Inventory image of Bananas (5)baskets of bananas
10,985
18,503.94 111,013.84 6 21,441 54,887 2.56
51 Farming Pineapple plant.png: RS3 Inventory image of Pineapple plantPineapple plant 16 hours (6 x 160 minutes) 483 4,791.7
(57 for planting, 4,605.7 for checking health, and 21.5 x 6 for harvesting)
10 Watermelon.png: RS3 Inventory image of Watermelonwatermelons
6,340
29,083.894 -36.96 0 33,723.9 -41,524 -1.23
57 Farming Papaya tree.png: RS3 Inventory image of Papaya treePapaya tree 16 hours (6 x 160 minutes) 1,789 6,380.4
(72 for planting, 6146.4 for checking health, and 27 x 6 for harvesting)
10 Pineapple.png: RS3 Inventory image of Pineapplepineapples
4,920
38,662.568 235,642.4 6.09 44,844.8 243,950 5.44
68 Farming Palm tree.png: RS3 Inventory image of Palm treePalm tree 16 hours (6 x 160 minutes) 29,386 10,509.6
(110.5 for planting, 10150.1 for checking health, and 41.5 x 6 for harvesting)
15 Papaya fruit.png: RS3 Inventory image of Papaya fruitpapaya fruit
109,050
63,558.082 57,092 0.9 73,749.2 -661,129 -8.96
101Farming Ciku tree.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ciku treeCiku tree 13 hours and 20 minutes (5 x 160 minutes) 399,688 25,664.1
(471 for planting, 22,047 for checking health, and 1,048.7 x 3 for harvesting)
6 Zygomite fruit.png: RS3 Inventory image of Zygomite fruitZygomite fruit
19,422
173,437.404 -2,619,673 -15.1 201,671.4 -2,755,627 -13.66
107Farming Guarana tree.png: RS3 Inventory image of Guarana treeGuarana tree 13 hours and 20 minutes (5 x 160 minutes) 53,015 32,767.01
(590.6 for planting, 28,157 for checking health, and 1,339.8 x 3 for harvesting)
11 Tombshroom.png: RS3 Inventory image of TombshroomTombshroom
26,103
221,454.1882 -225,302 -1.02 257,504.87 -324,968 -1.26
113Farming Carambola tree.png: RS3 Inventory image of Carambola treeCarambola tree 13 hours and 20 minutes (5 x 160 minutes) 68,318 41,254.1

(811.4 for planting, 35,057.7 for checking health, and 1,795 x 3 for harvesting)

9 Dragonfruit.png: RS3 Inventory image of DragonfruitDragonfruit
191,016
280,767.382 -310,415 -1.4 326,473.7 -1,647,527 -6.4

Experience gain and cost values are based on:

  • Farming 7 fruit tree patches
  • A death rate of 14% without protection
  • Using buckets of supercompost to fertilise patches
Patch locations
Location Image Teleports Requirements Farmer
Tree Gnome Stronghold, north of Gnome Stronghold Agility Course None Bolongo
West of Tree Gnome Village maze
  • Spirit tree to Tree Gnome Village, squeeze through the railings into the maze and follow Elkoy out of the maze
  • Fairy ring (code ciq)
  • Use a ring of duelling to teleport to Castle Wars and then run north
  • Teleport to the Yanille lodestone and travel north-west
None Gileth
Catherby, east of fishing spots None Ellena
North of Brimhaven None Garth
Lletya Started Mourning's End Part I or after completing part of The Prisoner of Glouphrie Amaethwr
Herblore Habitat None Zombie farmer
Meilyr Clan district of Prifddinas [1] Plague's End quest Alfon
  1. ^ When the Voice of Seren is active in the Meilyr district a fruit tree growing in this patch has a chance of skipping growth stages and 20% more base experience is awarded for planting, checking health of and harvesting from the fruit tree.

Calquat tree (72-99+)[edit | edit source]

The location of the calquat tree patch
Calquat9.png

At level 72 Farming players can begin planting calquat trees. The single calquat tree patch is found north of Tai Bwo Wannai. Players can get to the patch using a Tai Bwo Wannai Teleport or via the Karamja lodestone teleport and running south-east. Imiago the gardener can be paid to look after the calquat tree patch.

How to farm the patch:

Required items: 1 calquat sapling, rake (can be stored in tool belt), spade (can be stored in tool belt), gardening trowel (can be stored in tool belt), and teleport. Optional items: Supercompost/Fertile Soil and payment

  1. Rake patch to remove weeds, if weeds are present, OR, if sapling has been planted previously, remove dead tree/check health of, harvest produce from and remove fully grown tree. Repeatedly clicking a fruit tree when harvesting produce from it causes produce to be harvested faster. Harvested produce may be used on tool leprechauns to note them, to free up inventory space.
  2. Treat empty patch with supercompost (optional but highly recommended).
  3. Use calquat sapling on the patch.
  4. Pay farmer to watch tree (optional).
Level Tree Growth time GP per seed XP per seed Payment XP per run (no payments) GP per run (no payments) GP/XP (no payments) XP per run (payments) GP per run (payments) GP/XP (payments)
72 Farming Calquat tree seed 5.png
Calquat tree
~21.5 hours (8 x 160 minutes) 368 12,516.6
(129.5 for planting, 12096 for checking health, and 48.5 x 6 for harvesting)
Poison ivy berries.png]
8 poison ivy berries
53,840
10,808.32 -566.24 -0.05 12,542.6 -54,103 -4.31

Experience gain and cost values are based on:

  • Farming 1 calquat tree patch
  • A death rate of 14% without protection
  • Using buckets of supercompost to fertilise patches

Elder tree (90-99+)[edit | edit source]

Elder tree patch location

At level 90 Farming players can begin planting elder trees. The single elder tree patch is located in the Crwys Clan district of Prifddinas - completion of the Plague's End quest is required in order to access the area. When the Voice of Seren is active in the Crwys district an elder tree growing in the elder tree patch has a chance of skipping growth stages and 20% more base experience is awarded for planting or checking the health of an elder tree. Players can get to the elder tree patch using a crystal teleport seed, the Prifddinas lodestone teleport, or the Spirit tree located in Prifddinas. Sior the gardener can be paid to look after the elder tree patch.

How to farm the patch:

Required items: 1 elder sapling, rake (can be stored in tool belt), spade (can be stored in tool belt), gardening trowel (can be stored in tool belt), and teleport. Optional items: Supercompost/Fertile Soil and payment.

  1. Rake patch to remove weeds, if weeds are present, OR, if sapling has been planted previously, remove dead tree/check health of and remove fully grown tree. Players can clear the fully grown elder tree from the patch after checking its health or alternatively players may cut down the tree themselves using a hatchet, which may be stored in their tool belt.
  2. Treat empty patch with supercompost (optional but highly recommended).
  3. Use sapling on the patch.
  4. Pay farmer to watch tree (optional).
Level Tree Growth time GP per seed XP per seed Payment XP per run (no payments) GP per run (no payments) GP/XP (no payments) XP per run (payments) GP per run (payments) GP/XP (payments)
90 Farming Elder seed 5.png 70 hours 86,499 23,463
(321 for planting and 23,142 for checking health)
Morchella mushroom.png
25 morchella mushrooms
122,875
20,249.12 -88,560 -4.37 23,489 -211,435 -9

Experience gain and cost values are based on:

  • Farming 1 elder tree patch
  • A death rate of 14% without protection
  • Using buckets of supercompost to fertilise patches

Tombshrooms (109-120+)[edit | edit source]

At level 109 Farming players can begin planting Tombshrooms. These give high experience rates due to the high amount of produce obtained. All Tombshrooms are harvested in one tick and are stackable, hence not much inventory space is required. Furthermore, a lot of Farming reputation can be obtained from these which gives some useful benefits for Player-owned farming as well as double limpwurt root harvest.

How to farm the patch:

Required items: 1 Tombshroom spore, rake (can be stored in tool belt), spade (can be stored in tool belt), gardening trowel (can be stored in tool belt), and teleport.

Optional items to maximise experience rates:

Steps to take

  1. Rake patch to remove weeds if weeds are present.
  2. Treat empty patch with ultracompost (if not using sundry potions). Note that the Canifis mushroom patch is disease-free after Medium Morytania achievements. All mushroom patches are disease-free if the Pharm Ecology Relic is active. (Ultracompost is optional but highly recommended).
  3. When using the sundry potion method: Overload on torstol incense sticks, activate the Brassica primer and activate your best Greenfingers aura.
  4. Use spore on the patch.
  5. When using the sundry potion method: Apply sundry potion and pick the tombshroom
  6. When using the sundry potion method: Repeat immediately steps 4, 5 and 6 until boosts run out.
Level Tree Growth time GP per seed XP per seed XP per run GP per run GP/XP
109 Farming Tombshroom spore 5.png 240 minutes 2,040 9,050.132 16,835.728 33,742 2

Experience gain and cost values are based on:

  • Farming 2 mushroom patches
  • 25 Tombshrooms per patch (Maximum yield per patch without boosts)
  • A death rate of 7% without disease-free patches
  • Using buckets of ultracompost to fertilise patches

Alternative methods of gaining experience[edit | edit source]

Completing quests[edit | edit source]

Quest Members Experience
reward
Farming
requirement
Other requirements
Bringing Home the Bacon P2P icon.png 350 14 Farming
Perils of Ice Mountain F2P icon.png 500 5 Farming
Recipe for Disaster: Freeing the Goblin generals P2P icon.png 1,000 -
Spirit of Summer P2P icon.png 2,000 26 Farming
Enlightened Journey P2P icon.png 3,000 30 Farming
A Fairy Tale I - Growing Pains P2P icon.png 3,500 -
Dimension of Disaster: Curse of Arrav P2P icon.png 4,000 -
Grim Tales P2P icon.png 4,000 45 Farming
Forgettable Tale of a Drunken Dwarf P2P icon.png 5,000 17 Farming
Garden of Tranquillity P2P icon.png 5,000 25 Farming
My Arm's Big Adventure P2P icon.png 5,000 29 Farming
Rum Deal P2P icon.png 7,000 40 Farming
A Fairy Tale III - Battle at Ork's Rift P2P icon.png 11,000 54 Farming
The Branches of Darkmeyer P2P icon.png 20,000 63 Farming
Rebuilding Edgeville P2P icon.png 20,000 -
Back to my Roots P2P icon.png 24,000 53 Farming
Total 115,350

Player-owned farm[edit | edit source]

Players with level 17 Farming and level 20 Construction may start player-owned farm (POF), but to maximise the XP returns, players need at least level 92 Farming. The usage of decorated farming urns and urn enhancer is highly recommended for +25% Farming XP.

  • 2 Large Pens + Breeding Pen: 10 Dragons * 100,000 XP each * 1.25 = 1,250,000 XP/week
  • 2 Medium Pens: 8 Zygomites * 40,000 XP each * 1.25 * 2x/week = 800,000 XP/week
  • 2 Small Pens: 12 Chinchompas * 15,000 XP each * 1.25 * 4x/week = 900,000 XP/week

1,250,000 + 800,000 + 900,000 = 2,950,000 Farming XP per week from POF (maximum efficiency)

This is increased further depending on how often players check and cure their animals. Also uses up Farming bonus XP + other XP boosts (master farmer outfit, Wise 4%, clan avatar 6%, XP-boosting Aura, etc.) when curing. All 7 food troughs should be full, so as to maximise health and happiness, thus maximising experience.

Experience rates can be further increased by simultaneously farming animals at the Anachronia Dinosaur Farm. It may take a while to obtain Dinosaurs for breeding in the medium and large pens. These animals are rarely found from slaying them or from Big Game Hunter but they may be bought from the Grand Exchange for a large sum of money. Experience per gp is lower than that of the Manor Farm. However, it may be worth the effort to collect them as they give a boost to the amount of Farming experience gained overall and once you have a breeding pair you may not need to buy more. A major downside is that they breed at a slow rate.

Supreme Growth Potions[edit | edit source]

Players who have spent a lot of time with the Player-Owned Farm may find themselves starting to amass a stockpile of Beans. These can be spent at the Farmers' Market on Supreme growth potions, which can be used to instantly push a farming patch to its final stage. The types of patches a potion can be used on depend on the type of potion.

As an example of this method, a player could purchase several Supreme growth potion (fruity)s and rapidly plant and fully grow a large number of Carambola saplings within a few minutes instead of over of the course of several days or weeks. This can be done while the Voice of Seren is affecting the fruit patch in the Meilyr Clan district in Prifddinas in order to maximise your experience gained.

Although Supreme Growth Potions will not directly increase a player's experience per seed planted, it can be used to take advantage of a time-limited boost such as the Voice of Seren's effect on the Meilyr Clan's fruit tree patch in Prifddinas or a double xp event.

Seedicide[edit | edit source]

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Seedicide is an item which automatically destroys selected seeds dropped by monsters, in exchange for double the experience the player would gain from planting the seeds in a Farming patch. If the player does not have the level required to plant the seeds, however, no Farming experience will be awarded. It can be obtained through playing Cabbage Facepunch Bonanza, buying it from Stanley Limelight for 360 Thaler or purchasing from the Farmers' Market for 10,000 beans.

There are several monsters that yield significant Farming experience gain through the use of seedicide. The most notable ones are turoths, which can yield up to 130,000-175,000 Farming experience an hour at level 74 Farming and require little to no attention to kill (method); aquanites, which can yield up to 160,000 experience an hour at level 91 Farming; and vyrelords, which are able to drop seeds worth approximately 90,000 to 120,000 experience an hour at level 74 Farming. Dark beasts and ganodermic beasts can also prove worthwhile at levels 91 and 74 respectively.

For lower levels, killing tortoises in the northern part of the Tree Gnome Stronghold can yield approximately 20,000 experience an hour at level 7 Farming and higher.

Spirit trees (83-99+)[edit | edit source]

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At level 83 Farming players can begin planting spirit trees. Spirit trees are grown from rare, untradeable spirit seeds that may be obtained from Managing Miscellania, bird's nests, the Motherlode Maw or as a drop from ganodermic beasts. At level 83 players can plant 1 spirit tree at time, at level 86 players can plant 2 spirit trees at a time, at level 89 players can plant 3 spirit trees at a time, and at level 114 players can plant 4 spirit trees at a time. The ability to plant 3 spirit trees at once is unlocked by talking to Glouron in the Crwys Clan district of Prifddinas after completion of the Plague's End and Prisoner of Glouphrie quests. The ability to plant 4 spirit trees at once also requires Apprentice Farmer rank (or higher) to be reached at the Farming Guild.

How to farm the patches:

Required items: 1 spirit sapling per patch, rake (can be stored in tool belt), spade (can be stored in tool belt), gardening trowel (can be stored in tool belt), and teleports. Optional items: Supercompost/Fertile Soil and payments.

  1. Rake patch to remove weeds, if weeds are present, or, if sapling has been planted previously, remove dead tree/check health of and clear (using right-click option) full grown tree
  2. Treat empty patch with supercompost (optional but highly recommended).
  3. Use sapling on the patch.
  4. Pay farmer to watch tree (optional but highly recommended).

How to farm the patches:

Level Tree Growth time GP per seed XP per seed Payment XP per run (no payments) GP per run (no payments) XP per run (payments) GP per run (payments) GP/XP (payments)
83 Farming Spirit seed 5.png
Spirit tree
58 hours 40 minutes (11 x 320 minutes) Not tradeable 19,501.3
(199.5 for planting and 19,301.8 for checking health)
5 Monkey nuts.png: RS3 Inventory image of Monkey nutsMonkey nuts, 1 Monkey bar.png: RS3 Inventory image of Monkey barMonkey bar, 1 Ground tooth.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ground toothGround tooth 50,475.144 -6,183 58,581.9 -6,183 -0.11

Experience gain and cost values are based on:

  • Farming 3 spirit tree patches
  • A death rate of 14% without protection
  • Using buckets of supercompost to fertilise patches
Patch locations
Location Image Teleports Requirements Gardener
On south-east side of Etceteria None Yulf Squecks
Port Sarim None Frizzy Skernip
Brimhaven None Praistan Ebola
Manor Farm Apprentice Farming Rank (or higher) at Farming Guild Wilfred Butternut

Crystal tree (94-99+)[edit | edit source]

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Crystal tree (harvested).png

Players who obtain a rare, untradeable crystal acorn can plant it at the crystal tree patch at the Tower of Voices in Prifddinas. This can be accessed by the Prifddinas lodestone teleport. Planting the crystal acorn instantly grants the player 50,000 Farming experience and creates a fully grown crystal tree. After this the player can check the crystal tree's health daily to gain a crystal tree blossom and 15,000 Farming experience. This resets at 00:00 UTC.

Wilderness Warbands[edit | edit source]

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Wilderness Warbands is a dangerous Distraction and Diversion that takes place in the Wilderness. The aim of the Distraction and Diversion is to infiltrate a camp occupied by god-following NPCs and loot supplies, which can then be exchanged with Quercus for experience. Players can gain Farming experience if they obtain and hand in Farming supplies. Players can gain between 49.5 at level 1, and 4,851.5 at level 99, Farming experience per supply that they exchange. Players can loot up to 25 Farming supplies while playing Wilderness Warbands, which grant between 1,237.5 and 121,287.5 Farming experience in total when given to Quercus. Players can calculate the exact amount of experience that they will receive, based on their Farming level and the number of supplies obtained, using the calculator on the Wilderness Warbands article.

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Wilderness Warbands takes place every 7 hours. The Distraction and Diversion begins with a camp appearing in the Wilderness in one of 3 possible locations. A server-wide announcement will notify players of the camp's location when it spawns. Players can also find out the camp's location by talking to Quercus, who is located north-west of the Varrock Grand Exchange. Players must travel to the camp, avoid the sentries posted around its perimeter and sabotage the camp's god's beam, which is found in the centre of the camp. Successfully sabotaging the beam will result in NPCs allied to the invading players teleporting to the area to fight the NPCs guarding the camp. Players can also intervene in the fight if they wish. After all enemy NPCs have been killed, players can loot the tents in the camp to gain supplies. Each Wilderness Warband has 3 tents which contain supplies that grant experience in 3 of 5 possible skills (Farming, Mining, Construction, Herblore and Smithing). Players may loot up to 25 supplies from tents in the camp. Players may gain additional supplies by killing other players and taking any supplies that defeated players may have looted, as supplies are dropped upon death. Participating in looting tents will skull the player and cause them to become attackable by any other player, regardless of combat levels. Players cannot teleport out of the Wilderness while they have supplies in their inventory, and logging out while inside the Wilderness causes all supplies to be destroyed. Therefore, players must escape from the Wilderness by running out of the area. To avoid being killed by others while participating in Wilderness Warbands players are advised to join one of the dedicated Friends Chats for the Distraction and Diversion.

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Giant Oyster[edit | edit source]

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Oyster (Tutorial Island) (open).png

Giant Oyster is a monthly Distraction and Diversion that can be completed by players who have finished the Beneath Cursed Tides quest. Players can return to Tutorial Island by speaking to Wizard Myrtle near the Wizards' Tower. Once in the area, harvest from the tasty looking seaweed to obtain delicious seaweed. While attempting to harvest the delicious seaweed the player will gain Farming experience, dependent on their Farming level, 30 times. Players can gain up to 2,322 experience per attempt, at level 99 Farming, giving a total of up to 69,660 experience for harvesting the Tasty looking seaweed 30 times. This activity can be completed in approximately 1–2 minutes.

Foraging rumberry bushes (86-99+)[edit | edit source]

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There are several rumberry bushes on the south-western part of Tuai Leit in The Arc. The Arc can be accessed after completing the Impressing the Locals quest. Rumberry bushes can be harvested at level 86 Farming and give around 30,000 experience an hour. While harvesting from them players will gain rumberries and, on rare occasions, a rumberry seed. Players can be pricked by a thorn while foraging from the bushes: this interrupts the harvesting and causes the players to have to re-click the bushes.

Foraging mushroom clusters (90-99+)[edit | edit source]

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Mushroom clusters are a Farming resource that can be found in The Arc region after completing the Impressing the Locals quest:

  • The Islands That Once Were Turtles and Goshima - Level 90 Farming, 30,000 experience an hour at level 99 Farming with 700 chimes an hour. Yields 25-30 every 4-5 minutes with 1 minute replenish wait time.
  • Randomly on some Uncharted Isles - Level 94 Farming, 50,000 experience an hour at level 99 Farming with 1200 chimes an hour. Limit is 100 a day for each cluster.

Completion of the Flag Fall miniquest, which allows the player to claim an uncharted isle and return to it, is also required to hunt alaea crablets effectively. To find mushroom clusters on Uncharted Isles, the player must first gain some chimes from skilling in The Arc so that they can purchase the supplies required to voyage to Uncharted Isles. Supplies can be purchased from Rosie. When the player finds an Uncharted Isle with mushroom clusters then they can claim the island using a claim island flag. Once an uncharted isle is claimed the player may return to it for the price of 3 supplies per voyage: 5 supplies per day can be claimed for free from the box next to Rosie.

The mushroom clusters on Uncharted Isles can be harvested at level 94 Farming and yield 100 mushrooms before depleting. While harvesting the clusters players may be pricked by a thorn which deals damage and interrupts their foraging. Having a higher Farming level and using level boosts may reduce the chance of this occurring. At level 99 harvesting mushrooms grants an experience rate equivalent to 50,000 experience an hour. The harvested mushrooms can be sliced into sliced mushrooms and sold for more chimes, or be used as food for player-owned farm zygomites. The experience from harvesting mushroom clusters can further be bolstered by completing contracts given by Sojobo (contracts) on Waiko or via a Contract contact on an uncharted isle. Players may complete up to 3 contracts daily, and may purchase upgrades from Boni for a maximum of 7 daily contracts. Doing contracts, however, requires chimes to be able to reroll contracts until satisfactory Farming ones are assigned.

Supply runs[edit | edit source]

The start of a supply run

Supply runs are a safe activity that take place on Mazcab every 12 hours (at midnight and noon game time). The activity begins with goebie supplies spawning at the supply rock near to Querci in Kanatah and is available until 25 minutes past the hour. Players may take up to 10 goebie supplies per day from the supply rock. Upon taking goebie supplies players become flagged for safe PvP and can be attacked by other players, with death resulting in the loss of all goebie supplies that the players are carrying. After obtaining goebie supplies players must travel north-west through the Nemi Forest to Otot, where the supplies may be exchanged for experience with Quercy. The player will be given a choice between two skills in which to gain experience: Agility or Crafting, Farming or Herblore and Hunter or Woodcutting. Different skills are offered on different worlds, so players may change worlds to find a world where the skill in which they wish to gain experience is offered.

Between 495, with level 1, and 48,515, with level 99, experience can be gained from exchanging 10 goebie supplies. Assuming the activity is completed in 5 minutes, experience is awarded at a rate equivalent to between 5,940, with level 1, and 582,180, with level 99, experience an hour.

Money-making using the Farming skill[edit | edit source]

Recurring methods[edit | edit source]

Recurring Farming money making guides
Method Profit Time Effective Profit Recurrence time Experience
Farming lantadyme 401,000 5 4,817,000 80 minutes 6,238 Farming
Farming torstol 255,000 5 3,060,000 80 minutes 9,475 Farming
Farming avantoe 44,000 5 523,000 80 minutes 2,533 Farming
Farming fellstalk 571,000 5 6,847,000 80 minutes 12,723 Farming
Farming dwarf weed 544,000 5 6,532,000 80 minutes 7,909 Farming
Farming kwuarm 560,000 5 6,721,000 80 minutes 3359 Farming
Farming cadantine 284,000 5 3,410,000 80 minutes 4,945 Farming
Farming snapdragon 85,000 5 1,019,000 80 minutes 4,073 Farming
Farming irit 192,000 5 2,305,000 80 minutes 1,795 Farming
Farming toadflax 594,000 5 7,126,000 80 minutes 2,887 Farming
Farming wergali 308,000 5 3,701,000 80 minutes 2,204 Farming
Farming ranarr 133,000 5 1,598,000 80 minutes 1,253 Farming
Farming spirit weed 1,146,000 5 13,747,000 100 minutes 1,483 Farming
Picking cactus spines 79,000 2 2,368,000 75 minutes None
Picking coconuts 478,000 4 7,164,000 270 minutes 1,494 Farming
Picking papayas 454,000 4 6,817,000 270 minutes 972 Farming
Farming morchella mushrooms 241,000 2 7,218,000 240 minutes 1,718 Farming
Picking a divine herb patch III 69,000 00:40 6,239,000 24 hours 3,010.8 Farming
Farming grapevines 610,000 4 9,156,000 80 minutes 14,780 Farming

8,400 Cooking

Farming marigolds 19,000 3 372,000 20 minutes 222 Farming
Farming bloodweed 147,000 1 8,826,000 80 minutes 891.9 Farming
Farming arbuck 662,000 5 7,941,000 80 minutes 2,887 Farming
Raising frogs 51,000 1 3,062,000 12 Hours 500 Farming
Picking primal fruit 562,000 6 5,620,000 360 minutes (fruit and cactus regrow every 120 minutes) Up to 86,227.4? Farming at 116.
Picking spirit weed with Supreme growth potion 12,736,000 60 12,736,000 2 weeks 60,800 Farming
Raising rex dinosaurs 912,000 2 27,359,000 24 hours 120,407.4 Farming from pavosaurus rex, see table below