Farming is a common but important activity in OSRS. By that I don’t mean farming gold or items, but agricultural in-game farming, the kind that yields crops, produce, and other similar items. It’s a rather huge boon, making it a must-learn must-farm skill.
Before you get on the grind, you need to have the proper farming tools first. Kind of like in real life.
Here are the must-haves:
You’ll find most of them in Sarah’s Farming Shop in Falador.
What separates farming from a good number of skills is that for this one, you need to keep in mind three things: the crop you’re planting, the location they’ll be planted, the time it takes for them to be harvested, and last but definitely not least, how to take care of your crops.
Unlike other skills where you get the intended product of the skill in question right away, it takes a few minutes or even hours with farming, since it tries to imitate real-life farming wherein crops take days to grow and be ready for harvest. Aside from that, you also have to tend to your crops, lest they die. To make sure this doesn’t happen, get yourself local farmers, as they make sure that your crops are always protected. Also, stock up on cure potions so that you can cure your plants in case they catch a disease.
Also, before taking up farming, it’s recommended that you master Magic first, as doing so will get you the spells that help your farming.
Once you got the tools and the know-how, let’s begin. For levels 1-15, here are the recommended crops:
It goes without saying that you need land to be able to plant crops, which are called crop patches. For that, there are specific locations, namely:
After level 15 and above, the best way to earn EXP is to plant trees. There are two kinds of trees: those that bear fruit, which are simply known in-game as fruit trees, and those that don’t, which are simply known as trees.
However, while they give out the biggest yield, it can be hindered by the fact that trees take up to eight hours to grow. Nevertheless, there is no better way to grind than this. So in order to reach level 99, you’ll have to mix things up, or else it’s going to take you forever before you get to the level cap.
For levels 15 to 30, Oak Trees are your best bet. Once you reach 30, here are the choices you can go with:
At levels 57-80, the trees you’ll be planting can be more varied. From levels 57 to 80, you can either stick with Papaya Trees or stop at level 68 and go with Palm Trees, which is what you’ll be planting until level 99. As an alternative, you can also choose to plant Magic Trees.
The areas you’ll be planting trees on are different from that of crops. This time around, it’d be Varrock Palace, West of Lumbridge Castle, Falador Park, Taverley, and Gnome Stronghold.
Once you’re done grinding, it’s time to start making money out of farming. Before you do, here are some things you need to have first:
As for the patches you’ll be planting your moneymaking crops in, the most recommended ones are Kourend, Trollheim, Canifis, Ardougne, Falador/Draynor, Catherby, and Mos Le Harmless.
The crops that you’ll be growing are toadflax, snapdragon, ranarr, kwuarm, and torstol. Each one has their own pros and cons. At an average of 10 herbs, these are the profits per seed and the cost of each seed:
Among the five, snapdragon is considered as the one that yields the most profit, and Ranarr trailing second. However, if you’re going to factor in seed prices, toadflax would be your best bet, as you would be making a good amount of money for a very small price.
So there you have it – our guide for farming. We hope that you’ve learned a lot about the skill, and even encouraged to take it up if you haven’t. After all, it’s one of the most rewarding things you can do in Gielinor.