OSRS Farming Guide

Farming is really a skill players use to harvest crops and plant the seeds. From vegetables, hops and herbs, to cacti, mushrooms and wood-bearing trees, the crops grown vary. The harvested products have a broad wide range of applications, and are good for Herblore and Cooking training. The harvest is sold by many players in exchange for a considerable profit. This is a good osrs money making method for the free and pay-to-play players

Plants that are grown in farming patches are only available for the player who harvested them. This is particularly useful for wood-bearing trees.Similar to wild trees, player-grown trees can be cut down for logs and experience in Woodcutting, regenerating after a brief period of time. However since they are available only to the player who has grown them, they could be cut without any competition.

Crops that have been planted grow as per the timings that have been set and proceed even after a player logs out. This allows large amounts of experience to be gained from brief in-game time, particularly when growing crops that are high-experience, such as trees. Players may also achieve quick experience by organizing farming runs which optimize the number of plants grown at the same time.

This guide by RSComparison contains all step by step information on how you can train your farming skill super fast with lowest cost.

How to train Farming in Oldschool Runescape?

Before they begin training this skill, the first thing any player will do is to rake away the weeds from one of the several farming patches discovered spread across RuneScape. When cleared, players have the choice to apply compost to the patch which will reduce the risk of the crop undergoing any disease, and may also raise the crop yield once it reaches maturity.  To add supercompost at any time during the plant’s growth cycle, players can also cast the Fertile Soil spell from the Lunar spellbook.

Compost can be acquired in farming shops, or collected by putting in one of the compost bins a total of 15 weeds or any other unwanted vegetables.Supercompost is produced by filling the compost bin with higher-level farming produce such as pineapples, calquats, watermelons, coconuts and herbs that are high end. It helps acquire an even higher yield and further reduces disease risk.By adding 25 volcanic ash to a full supercompost bin, or adding 2 volcanic ash to a supercompost bucket, the player can make Ultracompost.

Commonly seeds are easy to obtain. They can be purchased from stalls and players, stolen through Thieving, or acquired from a huge variety of monsters in the form of drops. The intermediate or lower level seeds are typically very inexpensive, varying from 1-20 coins each, whereas the higher level seeds, such as vine, fruit tree, and particularly herb seeds of the upper end, are generally thousands, if not even more, coins each.

Crops will mature after developing for a fixed period of time and can then be picked if the crops have not become diseased and died whilst growing. Once planted, even if the player is not online, the crops will grow so that one can plant a seed and return at any time. As soon as the crops are grown fully, they will remain indefinitely in the patch until they are harvested; that is, if they don’t die once they have matured completely.

While this would appear to imply that players can merely plant their seeds and then go return to their lives, this tactic does have a problem. In earlier stages, unattended crops are particularly unlikely to live long enough to maturity without supervision. There will always be a significant chance, even at relatively high levels, that crops will fall sick and die So it is proposed that all stages pay neighboring gardeners to monitor crops. That alone stops the picked crops from dying and thus guarantees their climb to maturity for harvesting.

Gardeners are all charging but not in money, for their facilities. The amount they ask for rests on the crop that the player is paying them to watch, The price to protect a patch of potatoes for example, is 2 buckets containing compost whereas the price to protect a patch of onions is One sack of potatoes. Payment-items in noted form will also be accepted by them. To safeguard the flowers or herbs, gardeners can not be paid. The allotment, herb, and flower patches will be guarded at all times under the local farmer when the player has 50 percent Hosidius favor. After finishing My Arm’s Big Adventure and Making Friends With My Arm, players can also unlock two herbal patches that are fully safeguarded from disease free of charge.

Items required to train Farming

Tool Leprechaun

The tool leprechaun can be located at every farm patch. Their responsibility is to look after the farming tools accessible to the player. The players can store the following:

  • 1-100 RakeSeed dibber
  • 1-100 Rake
  • 1-100 Trowel 
  • 1-100 Spade
  • 1 watering can (8) or gricoller’s can
  • 1-100 secateurs or magic secateurs
  • 1-1000 plant cures
  • 1 Bottomless compost bucket 
  • 1-1000 compost, supercompost and ultracompost
  • 1-1000 buckets

The leprechaun tool will also swap harvested products (with the exception of a few) and herbs (grimy as well as clean) in the form of bank notes by utilizing the unnoted items available on the tool leprechaun.


Whether it is using a rake to clear up a patch or removing dead plants with a spade, there are certain tools you will have to use to farm.

Magic secateurs

During the search Fairytale I-Growing Pains, magic secteurs are collected. It is the only tool that can damage Tanglefoot in the game. Upon equipping, the magic secateurs boost the crop yield by 10 percent of herbs, allotments, hops, and grape vines, as well as yielding higher quality herbs from Herbiboars; they function as regular secateurs without the crop yield bonuses when held in the player’s inventory. When traveling to Entrana, magic secateurs do not qualify as a weapon as there is a hops patch on the island. In turn, they can be a substitute to the Dramen staff on the island when using melee thanks to the stab and slash bonuses.


Seeds are elements that participants use with farming skills to grow crops. They are central to Farming skill training. There are different ways to recover them, such as:

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  • Stealing from Seed stalls.
  • Pickpocketing Master Farmers.
  • Bird’s nests acquired from Bird houses or during Woodcutting.
  • Monster drops.
  • Finishing Farming contracts.
  • Minigame rewards, for example the various seeds from Barbarian Assault gambles
  • Wintertodt Supply crates or Grape seeds purchased from Tithe Farm.
  • Hunting specific Implings, most popularly Nature implings.
  • Buying from various players.
  • Low level seeds can be purchased from Amelia and Olivia.

Farming outfit

 An experience-boosting set, the Farmer’s outfit when worn provides bonus farming experience. To wear any of the items, a Farming level of 34 is required, as parts of the outfit are bought from the Tithe Farm shop. In all, the outfit costs 400 points to purchase.

Disease, compost, payment and watering

Once a healthy crop comes to an end of its cycle of growth, there is a possibility that it could become ill. The crop stops growing while diseased, and therefore does not progress to the next stage. Crops do not heal from the disease by themselves, and perish if left uncured at the end of the diseased cycle. Dead crops do not yield any experience and necessitate a spade to dig up their remains before planting some other crop into the patch.

Players will nurse plants (with plant cure) that are diseased back to health such as   diseased herb, allotment, flower, hops, bush, tree, hardwood tree, fruit tree, spirit, belladonna, celastrus, cactus, and mushroom patch This can normally allow the crop to progress to the next growth stage at the end of the process, even though chances are that it may become ill again. The player may use secateurs on the plant to trim the diseased branch for diseased trees and bushes, and nurse the crop to health. Instead, if a player has connection to the spellbook of the Lunar Magic they may use the spell of the Cure Plant alternatively, which is significantly more expensive but it will save the player precious inventory space during a crop course.

Crops grow in real time so when a player is offline they may become ill.Crops grow in real time so when a player is offline they may become ill  In the first stage of growth, crops can not become ill (that is shortly after the seed has already been planted), so crops that have been fully grown will not become ill.

When carried, an amulet of nature warns a player about disease, to test if a plant is still healthy or not it may also be rubbed.

Reducing disease risk and protecting your patches

Every crop type has a fixed probability that each crop window will get diseased. Until (or shortly after) planting a seed, maintaining a farming patch with compost, ultracompost or supercompost reduces the chance of disease during all growing periods, calculated to nearest 1/128th. The risk of disease is reduced by 50 per cent by compost, 80 per cent supercompost and 90 per cent ultracompost. The risk of disease of all crops will be reduced by another 80 percent[1], to a minimal level probability of1/128 per growth cycle if an Iasor is planted and alive. Based on the crop (and in some instances the particular patch) the likelihood of a plant getting sick without any treatment, varies.

Watering flowers, hop patches and allotments with a watering can will reduce the risk of disease happening at the completion of that growth cycle.[2] The plant switches from being watering back to normal during the next growth cycle and has a greater risk of disease once again, unless it is watered again. Plus only areas of allotment, hops, vegetation can be watered.

Eliminating disease risk

Planting various flowers or a scarecrow offers disease control in allotment areas for a variety of crops once the plant is fully developed.

The special herbal patches obtained by finishing Making Friends with My Arm and My Arm’s Big Adventure are resilient to disease, while herbal yields may still be improved by supercompost or ultracompost treatment of the patches.

Earning a 50 percent favor of Hosidius would remove the risk of illness totally from the Hosidius allotment, flower and herb patches

The tree patch in Falador Park will no longer become diseased with the completion of the elite level of the Falador Diary.

The only other way otherwise to eliminate disease risk from all other patches completely is to pay one of the farmers in the vicinity of the farming patch to keep their eye on it and make sure it grows. Payment needs to be fulfilled in the exact requested form. A farmer, for starters, doesn’t consider 5 apples instead of an apple basket. Farmers nevertheless accept payment that is noted. Notice that farmers need to be paid separately.

Nevertheless, the belladonna, mushroom has no farmers eligible for monitoring. While farmers may supervise allotment patches, they can not protect the surrounding herb or flower patches from becoming sick.

Bushes of poison ivy are resistant to disease. Farmers will not take payment for looking over a bush of poison ivy.

Compost and Super Compost

In addition to minimizing the likelihood of a farming patch getting diseased, compost, supercompost and ultracompost also increase the average yield and maximum amount of harvests from hops,herbs and allotments. It is also applicable to giant underwater seaweed patches and celastrus bark out of a fully grown celastrus seed. It should be remembered that this functions only for a collection of seeds. Once the crops have been harvested, to get its results another bucket of compost has to be added to the patch.

Farming guild

A member-only guild, the Farming Guild is located only north of the Kebos Swamp, within the Kebos Lowlands. The guild is a massive greenhouse divided into three levels, each tier requiring an increasing level of Farming to reach (boosts can also be used for all levels). A low farming level of 45 along with 60 per cent Hosidius favor is expected to enter the guild.

Farming contracts

Since the guild demands to rotate the crops it grows to stop the soil from becoming tiring due to a shortage of nutrients, Guildmaster Jane can allocate farming contracts that involve the player to grow specific crops inside the Farming Guild. Players that accomplish them are rewarded seed packs featuring a range of seeds, including Hespori, Redwood and  Celastrus seeds.

With each tier being limited within the Farming Guild depending on their level of Farming and their degree of access, there are three tiers of contracts accessible. Boosts may be used to approve a farming contract for which you are below the standard criteria.

Hespori patch

The Hespori patch, which can be accessed via the entrance to the cave, is a patch where users with 65 in Farming are allowed to plant Hespori seeds. These are obtained randomly when plants are harvested throughout Gielinor, or are rewarded through farming contracts. The Hespori plant can not get ill, and therefore need not be composted, guarded by a farmer or watered.

The Hespori can be battled as a single demi-boss once the patch has fully grown, which is suggested by the flower behind the cave sprouting open or by heading into the cave and checking. Killing the Hespori boss offers farming experience and seeds like rare white lily and seeds of anima. It can also lower the bottomless compost pot, which can accommodate up to 10,000 compost of any kind and replicate any additional compost. Furthermore, the Tangleroot pet can be given as a chance.

The fight for Hespori is immediate but has an item recovery service that works similarly with other dangerous systems such as the Grotesque Guardians, Vorkath and Zulrah. Arno must gather and retrieve the belongings if the player dies during the battle against the Hespori at a cost of 25,000 coins, however if they die before doing so in any dangerous area, all unclaimed objects will be permanently lost.

Farming patches

In allocated farming fields, which can be contained in several locations, crops and trees can be farmed. All farming patches are grouped into one category and seed can only be grown in some patches.

1. Allotment, flower and herb patches

Patches of allotment, flower and herb are often found together, and can be found at six locations in this formation. Each of these patches has two allotment patches, one herb patch, one flower patch, and one compost bin.

An extra single allotment patch can be discovered on Harmony Island which can be made available once The Great Brain Robbery is completed.

After finishing My Arm’s Big Adventure, after achieving Making Friends with My Arm and building the Fire of Nourishment, and on Harmony Island after finishing the elite Morytania Diary, extra herbal patches can be accessed at Trollheim.

Produce, payment and seeds.

In each allotment patch three allotment seeds are expected to be planted. If a gardener is paid to secure their crops players have to compensate the gardener to cover each of the distribution areas within an allotment individually.With fully developed flowers of the corresponding sort, adjacent allotment patches will be protected from disease as long as the flowers are inside the patch as another option to paying a gardener to safeguard the patch.

By clicking on the fully grown crops crops typically range from 3 to 56 crops; Fully grown allotment patches can be cultivated. This is cleared for re-planting after a patch has been harvested. Planting in a flower patch requires a single flower seed. A gardener can not protect the flower patches.

When harvested, most flowers yield one flower; this helps to clear the patch. At a minimum, Limpwurt seeds will yield 3 limpwurt roots. Depending on the level of Farming of the player, the yield can increase.

A seed of herbs may be planted in a patch containing herbs. A gardener can’t protect the herb patches. The Weiss and Trollheim herb patches never get diseased, and the Hosidius patches are also safeguarded if the player has a Hosidius favor of at least 50 percent. The harvests usually range from 3 to 18 grimy herbs.A player will gain an average of 9.5 grimy herbs when harvesting a herb patch using ultracompost, farming cape, and magic secateurs.


There are four patches of hops: north of Lumbridge, north of the Wood of McGrubor,  on Entrana and in Yanille.

  • Produce, payment and seeds.

It requires four hop seeds, or three jute seeds, to plant in every field of hops.

The harvests usually range from 3 to 46 hops. Upon harvesting a hops patch it will be cleared for re-planting.


Five bush patches exist: south-west of Etceteria, west of the Champions ‘ Guild, south of Ardougne, Rimmington  and within the Farming Guild.

  • Produce, payment and seeds.

In order to plant a bush one bush seed is needed. All the bushes are susceptible to disease except for the poison ivy. A gardener can protect the bush patches.

The health of fully grown bushes, and then harvest berries can be checked by a player. This is done by hand and yields at least four berries, with any additional berries based on the Farming level of the player. If a bush is not dug, it will proceed to regrow the berries over a time span.


Six tree patches are available: in Lumbridge, Falador Park, Varrock Castle, Taverley, Farming Guild and Gnome Stronghold.

  • Produce, payment and seeds.

The seeds must be used to produce a seedling on a plant pot lined with soil when it comes to other tree seeds. Then, the seedling requires watering. Following a brief couple of minutes the seedling becomes a sapling, which can then be rooted in a tree patch.

A fully mature tree behaves in a similar manner to the trees used during Woodcutting. Upon examining the health of a tree, players can cut it down to obtain logs using an ax. As with trees grown by non-players, there is a risk that a farmed tree could drop bird’s nests. When a tree is chopped, it leaves a tree stump that can be left to be respawned or dug up to gain tree roots to clear the patch Players who don’t want to hack a tree and dig it up can use the “pay” function on the tree by right-clicking to remove it immediately. Gardeners may remove a tree immediately, at a cost of 200.

5.Fruit trees

Six tree patches are available: at Gnome Stronghold, west of Tree Gnome Village, east of Catherby, Lletya, Farming Guild and Brimhaven.

  • Produce, payment and seeds.

Just like other tree seeds, it must be used on a plant pot filled with soil to produce a seedling before a fruit tree seed can be planted. The seedling needs watering whereupon. Following a brief couple of minutes the seedling transforms into a sapling that can be planted in a patch of tree.

Whenever a fruit tree is fully matured the player may check their health and harvest it to get 6 in fruit. In the course of time a fruit tree can continue to grow fruit unless it has been cut down and its stump is dug up, with a fresh fruit regenerating after every 45 minutes. For a price of 200, gardeners may immediately remove a fruit tree.

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