99 Farming Guide (Herb Patch Farming)
Why should I skill farming?
Farming is a really useful Skill, which helps you to get your Potions that you cant buy from “Food & Potion shop” at ::home, such as Super Combat Potions, Anti-venom or Overload. Further it is a cheaper method to get your Prayer Potions, Restore Potions, Saradomins Brews etc..
First of all you click on the “Book” Sign on your interface at the right side on your Launcher and then on “Skilling Teleports -> Farming”
This will Teleport you to the Farming Area:
You can get your Equipment from the Farming & Herb shop: You need 1x Watering Can, 1x Spade, 1x Seed Dibber, Plant cures, Compost and your seeds! (Starting off with Guam Seeds)
Special information for Ironmen:
Since the Farming store is capped so Ironmen cant buy seeds, they have to know the alternatives:
1. Master Farmer:
Pickpocketing the Master farmer will give you a bit of every seeds. You'll receive mostly low lvl seeds but also useful seeds such as ranarr seeds. You can also get the high lvl seeds such as snapdragon, lantadyme, and torstol but theyre pretty rare.
2. Dragon implings:
Besides alot of supplies for fletching such as dragon dart tips and arrow tips, dragon bones and dragonstone, they also drop
3. Cave Horrors/Kurasks/Aberrant Spectres/Nechryaels:
Slayers Monsters are also are a good alternative to farm seeds. They drop higher tier seeds such as lantadyme, cantadine and torstol pretty frequently depending on your droprate.
After that you are ready to go!
Editors note: This guide is based around farming herb patches, as at the time of creation of this guide, the only way to train farming was herblore farming. Late 2020, tree and fruit tree farming was added. While these take a lot longer to grow, they give a lot more XP, making them one of the best training methods in the game.
Fruit tree farming
This is my Farm run Setup:
I run this Setup: because I used to farm for Torstols and bank them.
BUT!: If you only need the XP you can fill your Inventory with Compost and plant cure so the Herbs just dropping to the ground.
So what you do is:
Use the Compost on the Patch
Use the Seed on the Patch
Use the Watering can on the Patch (be careful that there is Water in it, otherwise the plant will not grow.)
Herb seeds Farming LVL Requirements:
Guam LVL 1
Marrentill LVL 10
Tarromin LVL 19
Harralander LVL 26
Ranarr LVL 32
Toadflax LVL 38
Irit LVL 44
Avantoe LVL 50
Kwuarm LVL 56
Snapdragon LVL 62
Cadantine LVL 67
Lantadyme LVL 73
Dwarf Weed LVL 79
Torstol LVL 85
Sometimes it happens that the Herb gets diseased during the growth period. If that happens you have to click on it, while you have a Plant cure in your inventory.
If you wait for too long, the Herb dies and you lose your xp..
Maximize your efficiency during farming (for example best XP and helpful tools)
Theres a fancy pet you can get while farming.
Adding other Skills into your Farming runs:
Since Farming takes time, you can add other Skills into it, such as…
Firemaking: Add a Tinderbox to your Farming Setup and use the empty Spaces in your inventory for the logs.
Same with fletching but only change the tinderbox to a knife.
Skill points shop:
Skill points shop: If you have enough Skillpoints you can buy helpful item from the Skillpoints shop at the eastern side of ::home.
grants 25% bonus xp overall (buy for 1.5m Skillpoints)
grants unlimited water (buy for 50k Skillpoints)
Farming caskets provides you with all sorts of Farming-based stuff (seeds,tools etc.).
If your lucky, you can also get Farmer's pieces out of it. The Farmer's set gives a small XP bonus whilst Farming
Supercompost and Ultracompost will increase the yield of crops and reduce the chances of disease occurring in the regular farming patches.
Best XP per hour:
If you searching for most xp Dwarf weed seeds it is.
To comparison (I've took Extreme mode as example):
Dwarf weed: per patch 45-49k XP / Growtime 4-5 Minutes per patch
Torstol: per patch 30-40k XP / Growtime 6-8 Minutes per patch
Using the Super Donator zone (::sdz) allowing you to use a disease-free farming patch
Using the Super Sponsor zone (::sspz) allowing you to use up to 3 disease-free farming patches
Abilities & Accomplishment Skillcapes
Arrived at home go westbound and you will find 2 NPC's called The wise old man & Patchy.
Starting off with The wise old man:
Due to the new Skillcape Perks update, the skillcapes now have perks which helps you with the skill
untrimmed farming skillcape: grants 10% increased harvest
trimmed farming skillcape: grants 20% increased harvest
mastery farming skillcape: grants free ultracompost and no tools requirements
Patchy takes care of the Prestige abilities.
You can earn prestige points by prestiging skills (1 point for normal player, 3 points for extreme mode players - per skill)
The one important for us is the...
...Dr Greenthumb ability: This ability makes that all your crops are immune to disease and have an increased harvest.
...Pioneer ability: On this one skilling requirements are lowered by 10 levels
Hope this guide was helpful!
Feel free to pm for any questions ,