Planting multiple patches at once will improve your agricultural level faster than placing and viewing a patch. Still, some players prefer to stay near a patch to see that it doesn’t get sick and train other skills while waiting for it to grow (for example, fishing at Catherby, stealing at Ardougne). If you plant multiple patches, try designing a travel program that will take you to all 4 assignments, all 4 bush patches, and anything else you can squeeze into. Traveling farmers will lose some crops to the disease, but the level will be very fast. Here are some tips to help improve the efficiency of travellers.
In addition to trees and fruit trees, it is recommended to use super compost for all crops (if you decide to pay farmers, you will be charged). Many people prefer to use conventional compost to pay for these trees and pay farmers, because when you do, these crops will not die. Not using any compost may further extend the growth time, but for daily fruit trees, this is also possible.
Keep in mind that using super-compost will increase the harvest and greatly reduce the chance of disease (provided you don’t pay farmers). Since you can’t be everywhere at the same time, this is very important. Pineapple is easy to pick iron dragons in the Karamha jungle in the north of the dungeon. Talk to Arhein, the general store owner at Catherby Pier, and buy up to 40 per day. Jangerberries is located on the Ogre Island, just a few steps east of Castle Wars. Please put these when you are waiting for the crop to mature. You can also use tree roots (oak, willow, maple, etc.) for super composting.
Lunar Magick offers many useful spells for agriculture. The convenient remote transfer to Catherby and the fishing guild and fertile soil spelling effectively ensures that you no longer need super compost.
Also, store some super compost in your bank or use Tool Leprechauns. If you don’t pay the farmers to see your crops, then this is crucial when you plant shrubs and trees. When you’re planting trees, shrubs, and specialty crops, make sure you have your own super compost, because farmers don’t sell good things (if you use farmers to look at shrubs and trees, you don’t need any composting).
Planting multiple plaques at a time can improve your agricultural level more than placing and viewing a patch at a time. “Despite this, some players still like to stay near a piece of land, observe that it will not get sick, and train other skills while waiting for it to grow (for example, fishing in Catherby, stealing in Ardougne). If you install multiple patches, Try to design a travel program that will take you through all four missions, all four Bush patches, and anything you can squeeze in. Traveling farmers will lose some crops because of illness, but the level will be fast. There are some suggestions that will help improve the efficiency of farmers’ travel.
In addition to trees and fruit trees, super-composting is recommended for all crops (if you decide to pay farmers, you will be charged). Many people prefer to compost the trees regularly to pay for the trees and pay the farmers, because by doing so, the crops will not die. Not using compost may further extend the growth time, but it is also possible to operate the fruit trees every day.
Keep in mind that using super-compost can increase your harvest and greatly reduce the risk of illness (provided you don’t pay farmers). This is very important because you can’t be anywhere at the same time. Pineapple is easy to pick out the iron dragon from the Karam jungle north of the dungeon. Speak with Arhein, owner of GeneralStore at Catherine Wharf, and buy up to £40 a day. Jangerberry is located on the Ogre Island, just a few steps east of CastleWar. Wear these when the crops are ripe. You can also use tree roots (oak, willow, maple, etc.). Super compost.
Luna Maqik provides many useful spells for agriculture. Conveniently transported remotely to Catherine and the Fisheries Association, as well as fertile soil, effectively ensures that you no longer need super compost.
Also, store some super compost in your bank, or use ToolLeprechauns. If you don’t pay the farmers to see your crops, it’s important to plant shrubs and trees. When you plant trees, shrubs, and special crops, make sure you have your own super compost, because farmers don’t sell good things (if you use farmers to see shrubs and trees, you don’t need any composting).
To start Farming (Members Only skill) you will need to find a Farming patch. There are different types of patches around the world where you can grow different things. Their locations and details are explained later in this guide. When you arrive at a patch for the first time it will be overgrown with weeds. You will need to clear these weeds with a rake. You’ll then want to treat the soil with compost (bought from the farmer, a farming shop, or you can make your own). In most cases, you’ll then use a seed on the farming patch, while having a seed dibber in your inventory, to plant it. Use a watering can on the new plant so it will start growing (not needed if you pay a nearby farmer to take care of your plants). Take care to note that your plants can get diseased and die if left alone.
If your plant gets diseased you will have to use a plant cure potion on the plant (Flowers can also protect your crops). This can be bought from any farmer that lingers close to most farming patches for 25 coins. You can tell those farmers apart from the attackable ones by their unique names. You can also buy these Plant Cure Potions at Farming Shops, but for 40 coins. If you don’t use the Plant Cure Potion on your plant in time it will die and you’ll have to clear out your patch with a spade in your inventory. Note that Lunar Magick offers a level 66 spell to cure disease and a level 83 spell to treat a patch with supercompost.
When you are harvesting some patches you will need a spade as well. You can treat patches with compost to avoid disease and increase harvest yield when you pick the grown plant. The below equipment is suggested; note that you can put several of these on your Toolbeltto avoid the need to bring them along.
- 1 Rake
- 1 Seed dibber
- 1 Spade
- 1 or 2 Watering cans or the Magic watering can from the Fairy Tale Part III quest which does not require refilling
- Seeds for allotment, hops, herbs, bushes and flowers
- Ardougne cloak (1) or Ardougne cloak (2) from the Ardougne Tasks
- Explorer’s ring (3) from the Lumbridge/Draynor Tasks
- Enchanted broomstick from the Swept Away quest
- Charged Amulet of glory
- Charged Skills necklace
- Charged Combat bracelet
- Dramen staff or Lunar staff, not required after completion of Fairy Tale Part III quest
- Teleport runes or tablets
- Buckets (for compost)
- Sacks (used to store up to 10 vegetables like potatoes, onions or cabbages)
- Baskets (used to store up to 5 tomatoes or fruits like apples, strawberries, etc…)
- Hatchet (optional: for chopping down trees and fruit trees to clear patch for replanting)
- Light-weight clothing such as Boots of lightness, Spottier or Spotted cape, Agile legs and Agile top, and/or Penance gloves, if available to you. This is also optional, and unnecessary for those with a high agility level.
The locations of each type of patch, a minimap, what you can plant, how long they will take and how much XP you receive are shown below. Take full advantage of alternative traveling methods described in the Getting Around guide. This RuneScape farming map might also be useful.
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FARMING PATCHES LOCATIONS
FARMING TOOLS, SHOPS AND STORAGE
Before you can start Farming you will need to get some farming tools. These can all be bought in the Farming Shops located close to all allotment patches. They are relatively inexpensive at around a few gp each. Some of them can also be found at various respawning points, such as the shed in Lumbridge swamps. Here is a list of all the farming tools:
|Rake||Needed to clear weeds from patches.|
|Spade||Needed to harvest crops, to remove dead plants, to remove plant roots and bushes, to plant tree seedlings and to pick herbs.|
|Watering can||Needed to start allotment, flowers, and potted tree seeds to grow.|
|Magic watering can||You can obtain a Magic watering can by completing the quest A Fairy Tale Part III – Battle at Orks Rift. This watering can holds a limitless supply of water and does not need to be refilled.|
|Seed dibber||Needed in your inventory to plant seeds.|
|Gardening trowel||Needed for planting tree seeds in pots.|
|Secateurs||Needed to cut away diseased branches from bushes and trees.|
|Magic Secateurs||Secateurs can be blessed during the quest A Fairy Tale Part I – Growing Pains. Magic secateurs increase crop yields by around 10% if wielded when harvesting and they can be stored with your leprechaun.|
|Gardening boots||Dropped by Farmers. Decorative only. Can’t be bought in the farming shop.|
|Basket||Used to store up to 5 fruits.|
|Basket pack||Contains 50 noted baskets. Stackable.|
|Sack||Used to store up to 10 vegetables (potatoes, onions and cabbage only).|
|Empty sack pack||Contains 50 noted empty sacks. Stackable.|
|Plant Pot||Used to plant tree seeds. Also requires trowel and watering can.|
Farming shops are where you can purchase the necessary tools such as sacks, compost, pots and all farming tools. Their locations are detailed below. All farming shops are shown as a plant pot on the Runescape map.
|North of Catherby||
|North-west of Port Phasmatys||
|North of Ardougne||
|South-east of Falador||
The Leprechaun’s Tool Shed
At each farming patch, you can find a leprechaun wandering nearby. This leprechaun will offer to hold your tools, buckets, and compost in his magical tool shed. He will also note any farming produce from allotments, as well as flowers, herbs, and fruit from trees, even if you can’t yet grow the items at your farming level. This includes anything that you can farm (except logs), even if you did not harvest the items yourself. However, the “Falador farm” leprechaun will not note cabbage.
When you talk to the leprechaun, his tool shed storage screen will come up, and your inventory will change (see picture below). It shows which items you can store from your inventory (noted items included), and how many of each item are in the tool shed at the moment. It will only hold 1 of each item, except for scarecrows, buckets, plant cures, compost and supercompost. It will hold 5 scarecrows, 255 empty buckets, 255 plant cures, and 255 of both compost and supercompost varieties. If you have magic secateurs, you can store either them or normal secateurs, but not both, and likewise with the Watering Can and Magic Watering Can. The leprechaun found in the Herblore Habitat will also store Juju hunter, farming, and scentless potions, as well as the three god potions, and 30 of each of the respective vines for each potion.
You can collect seeds by thieving from Master Farmers or from the Seed stalls. The Seed stalls do not yield herb seeds, while the Master Farmers do. Some monsters drop seeds. You can purchase seeds from other players. You can also buy various seed packets with reward points from the Pest Control minigame. Additionally, picking cabbage will give you occasional cabbage seeds, picking potatoes will give you potato seeds, etc.
You can get tree seeds from a bird’s nest. Bird’s nests are randomly dropped from trees while you are woodcutting. A bird’s nest will drop behind your character and you will have to pick it up. Alternatively, bird’s nests can be obtained as rewards from various minigames, especially the Miscellania Kingdom. If you search a bird’s nest, there is a chance you will find a tree seed, a ring, a fruit tree seed or a bird egg. For those more of a Combat type, you may want to consider the Giant Mole. Killing the Giant Mole will give you mole skin and claws, which you can trade to Wyson the Gardener in Falador park in exchange for 1 bird’s nest per mole item you turn in. Consult the Bestiary data for the Giant Mole for more details.
|Draynor Market||Master Farmers||Lvl 38||43 XP|
|North of Ardougne||Master Farmer||Lvl 38||43 XP|
|South of Varrock||Master Farmer||Lvl 38||43 XP|
|Draynor Market||Seed stalls||Lvl 27||10 XP|
Patches that have been treated with compost are less likely to become diseased and will yield a better harvest. Supercompost magnifies both qualities. You can buy compost at farming stores, but not supercompost. To make your own compost or supercompost, you have to fill up a compost bin with organic material. These bins are located at every allotment patch. You will have to put 15 items in to fill the bin. Once you put in the first item, your character will automatically take more of the same items from your inventory and place them in the bin, until you run out or fill the bin. You can examine the bin once you have at least one item in there, and it’ll tell you how many items (0-15) are currently in there. Once it is full, close the bin and wait for 40-50 minutes until it’s rotten.
When you are able to re-open the bin, you can get 15 buckets of compost or supercompost out of it by simply emptying it. By clicking ‘Empty’ on the compost bin, all your empty buckets will start to fill in your inventory until you run out of empty buckets or the bin is empty of compost or supercompost. Rotten tomatoes are taken by hand. Low level crops will get you regular compost whereas items such as pineapples, tree roots and watermelons will get you supercompost. Use an item on the local farmer to find out what type of compost it will make. NOTE: You can also use the level 83 Lunar spell, Fertile Soil on a patch to have the same effect as super compost.
|NAME||HOW TO MAKE THEM||XP FOR FILLING BUCKETS FROM COMPOST BIN||XP FOR USING THE COMPOST ON THE PATCH|
|Compost||Put 15 organic items in a compost bin. Examples of suitable material are Weeds, Apples, Bananas, Guam leaves, Marrentil, Potatoes, and Onions.||4.5 XP each
(67.5 XP total)
|Supercompost||Put 15 higher level organic items in a compost bin. Examples are Pineapples, Watermelons, Jangerberries, Whiteberries, Tree roots, Coconut shells, Toadflax, and higher level herbs.||8.5 XP each
(127.5 XP total)
|Rotten tomatoes||Put 15 tomatoes in the compost bin and nothing else.||4.5 XP
(67.5 XP total)