This is a guide for training Farming.


Gaining experience in the farming skill begins with harvesting of allotments, hops, and herbs and later turns into crop running to checking on the health of trees and fruit trees. The fastest and most effective training in farming requires the use of all the teleporting methods available to a player to farming patches across Runescape. Additionally, two pieces of jewellery can be helpful while crop running, namely the amulet of farming and amulet of nature as these will allow an aspiring farmer to keep tabs on farming patches. Lunar Magic is helpful for its Fishing guild and Catherby teleports as well as its cure plant and fertile soil spells, all of which are available at 87 Magic after completion of the Lunar Diplomacy quest.

It is recommended that the player become very familiar with the Farming skill and crop running pages.

Recommended quests and achievement diariesEdit

Recommended magical itemsEdit

Levels 1-14Edit

Beginners part 1Edit

This section is intended for players that do not have the ability to transport across Runescape - usually low level players. Start off with using the allotment patch south of Falador and the hops patch north of Lumbridge.

  • Always use compost on the cleared farming patch to increase the harvest yield.
  • Plant marigolds in the flower patch but do not harvest them - your allotments are not protected until the seed is fully grown. Progressively plant the allotment seeds appropriate to your level. When growing cabbages, pay the gardener to watch over your crops because they are not protected by the marigolds. The only crops to keep are the onion and tomato harvests - these are used as payments to gardeners. The rest can be used as ingredients to make compost.
  • Herbs can be planted, starting at level 9. Gardeners do not watch over herbs so compost or supercompost should be used.
  • Plant barley seeds in the hops patch and pay the gardener to watch over them. Bypass planting hammerstone seeds and advance through to Jute seeds.
  • If you are just beginning to farm and you have some construction experience, a very fast way to level up is to buy tree saplings from the garden supplier and plant them in the garden in your house. (Note: This is very expensive; however, if you are wealthy enough you can get to level 30 farming in around 20 minutes)

Crop runningEdit

This section is intended for higher level players but are just starting to train in Farming. A vegetable run with the allotment patches north of Port Sarim, north of Catherby, and north of Ardougne are sufficient at this stage.


  • Those who do not want to start farming with level 1 can do Goblin Generals sub quest in Recipe for Disaster quest. This increases their farming level to 9, allowing them to plant cabbages immediately.
  • The Vinesweeper minigame is also a convenient way to gain initial experience and seeds. The first 10 flags are free. Tool Leprechauns, except for the leprechaun on troll stronghold, can teleport players to the Vinesweeper minigame. Please note that this can be slow experience for players with a lower Farming level, since you gain less experience for every point if you have under 40 Farming.
  • It is strongly recommended that you do the Sorceress's Garden minigame, since an experienced player can easily gain 3K experience per hour by collecting herbs and this is also very good for gaining fast cash. Try to time this in with all with your vegetable runs.

Levels 15-30Edit

This is the point where a crop running is used to gain efficient experience in farming.

Beginners part IIEdit

Continue to use the same patches as before. However, the player should improve his ability to teleport to additional allotment and hops sites.

Crop runningEdit

The main focus here should be on tree runs and incorporate fruit tree runs (see crop running) at level 27.

Levels 31-48Edit

At this point, running to each patch is no longer practical.

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Levels 49-99Edit

At this point, time is the limiting factor in quickly gaining experience because wood trees and fruit trees take several hours to grow

(see Seed Table). These levels are dominated by the availability of seeds which are rare and expensive. It is recommended to constantly check the Grand Exchange for the next two higher level tree/fruit tree seeds and bank them.

Other tips for trainingEdit

Crop running sessions can easily be combined with both Slayer tasks and general Questing. Simply come back after having finished a quest or task, and see how your crops have grown while you were gone! Once a player gets into such a 'routine', they may find themselves raising not only Farming, but also Slayer and Quest points.

During running, high alching is a good way to fill the gaps. This yields a substantial amount of magic experience and makes running less boring. However, this does take away inventory space which can be crucial. Wielding a staff while running and then switching to magic secateurs when necessary may be a hassle.

The minigame, Vinesweeper, is also a good way to gain quick experience when you are done running. If you are experienced playing this game it will barely cost you any money.

If you are having trouble making the money for tree and fruit tree seeds, try planting toadflax in all of your herb patches. These herbs yield the most profit from each patch and only cost 1k per seed, this minimizes losses in the event that the herb patch dies. It is advised to use super compost and magic secateurs for maximum profit. These combine to average around 7.3 herbs per patch over time with disease deaths included. Please note that death rate does not vary among different herb plants.

See alsoEdit

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