OSRS Farming Training Guide [2021]: Fastest Methods To Level 99

Farming is one of the slowest skills throughout OSRS because of the waiting times for plants to grow. Many players dislike Farming due to the mechanics of the skill and the need to memorize all the runs.  However, in this guide, you’ll learn the most efficient methods to achieve level 99 Farming. We’ll go over the best running paths, quests, and seeds to plant.

Why Train Farming In OSRS?

The reasons to train Farming is somewhat limited. Most players will train the skill because it’s required to max your account. Also, it’s a buyable skill like Herblore, which makes it attractive for rich players. However, there are alternatives for less wealthy players, but it will take longer to achieve level 99 Farming.

Also, the skill is required to complete many important quests. The most notable is the Fairy Tale II quest, which requires level 49 Farming and will give players access to the Fairy Ring Transport System.

What Equipment Do You Need For Farming?

What Equipment Do You Need For Farming

An excellent aspect of Farming is that there are only 11 pieces of equipment that you’ll use. The non-complex system makes the skill accessible to all RuneScape players. There are multiple farming shops around Gielinor that you can purchase your supplies from. However, it’s better to purchase at the Grand Exchange for the best prices.

  • Rake: Used for getting rid of weeds on a Farming plot
  • Spade: Perhaps the most useful Farming tool that’s used for harvesting crops, clearing dead plants, and removing plant roots or bushes.
  • Watering Can or Gricoller’s Can: Used for watering plants, which helps prevent disease during the water growth cycle. The can holds 8 water before running out. However, Gricoller’s Can holds 1,000 uses of water. You can obtain the user can form the Tithe Farm Minigame.
  • Seed Dibber: Used for planting seeds
  • Gardening Trowel: Used to fill plant pots with soil and plant tree seeds in soiled pots.
  • Secateurs or Magic Secateurs: Used for cutting diseased leaves from trees and bushes. The magic secateurs can increase variable yields when worn.
  • Basket: Used for storing fruits, has a capacity of 5.
  • Empty Sack: Used for storing vegetables, has a capacity of 10.
  • Empty Plant Pot: Used to hold soil and saplings for planting. Often is a leftover piece from Farming tree runs.
  • Filled Plant pot: Used to plant trees with a trowel. Once watered, a sapling will emerge, which means it’s ready to be planted on a tree patch.
  • Plant Cure: Used to cure diseased plants. Plant cure is essential to make the most money with Farming because no seeds will go to waste.
  • Composts: Using compost on a Farming plot will reduce the chances of the plant getting diseased. Also, there are variations of compost, such as super compost and ultra compost. These are much better than the base version and will significantly lower the percentage chance of plants getting diseased.

Furthermore, you can use a bottomless compost bucket, which is a rare drop from Hespori. It can be filled with any compost and can hold up to 10,000 units.

Every Farming patch location will have a Tool Leprechaun, which can sell you most of these tools. Also, he will swap out your harvest to noted items. This is extremely helpful when doing lengthy Farming runs because you won’t need to bank. The tool leprechaun will sell the following:

  • Rake
  • Seed Dibber
  • Spade
  • Trowel
  • Secateurs or Magic Secateurs
  • Watering Can or Gricoller’s Can
  • Bottomless compost bucket
  • Plant Cures
  • Buckets
  • Composts, Supercompost, and Ultracompost

Useful Farming Items

Farming items

Due to Farming being an extremely slow skill, it’s necessary to use any items that can increase XP. You should pursue these items because they can help smoothen the process to level 99 Farming.

  • Magic Secateurs: This item is obtained during the Fairytale I quest. When equipped, they will increase crop yield by 10%. Therefore, it’s a must-use item to increase XP and money.
  • Amulet of Nature: The amulet is untradeable and can be obtained by enchanting a pre-nature amulet. Players can bind the amulet to a Farming patch. Afterward, the amulet will send messages if the plant gets diseased, finishes growing, or dies. Also, you can rub the amulet to get a real-time update of the Farming patch.
  • Amulet of Bounty: Has a 25% chance to use 1 seed instead of the usual 3 on allotment patches.
  • Farming Outfit: The outfit will provide experience boosts when training the skill. You’ll need level 34 Farming to wear any of the pieces. The Farming outfit can be bought for 400 points from the Tithe farm shop.
    • Hat: Grants XP boost of 0.4% and costs 75 points.
    • Torso: Grants XP boost of 0.8% and costs 150 points.
    • Legs: Grants XP boost of 0.6% and costs 125 points.
    • Boots: Grants XP boost of 0.2% and costs 50 points.

The complete set will give you a 2.5% increase in Farming experience.

Questing For Farming Experience

Like all skills, there are a few quests that you can complete to blow past the early levels. This will speed up the process to level 99 because you won’t have to waste time with low-level training.

  • Goblin Generals Subquest
  • Recipe of Disaster
  • Fairytale I
  • Forgettable Tale
  • Garden of Tranquillity
  • Enlightened Journey
  • My Arm’s Big Adventure

After completing all these quests, you’ll receive 22,500 Farming experience. This will place you at level 35 Farming, which skips most of the tedious low-level training methods. Also, complete the Grand Tree quest because you gain access to the Spirit Tree Network. This will let you quickly teleport between Farming patches.

How To Train Farming

To begin Farming, you should first learn the basics. Throughout Gielinor, there are many Farming patches where players can plant flowers, trees, and herbs. Each Farming patch will only allow certain types of seeds to be planted.

  • Allotment Patch: You’ll notice them instantly because they are the longest Farming patch. They can be used to plant various fruits and vegetables.
  • Flower Patch: This square plot of land can be used to plant all types of flowers.
  • Herb Patch: This patch will let you plant all kinds of herbs, which are primarily used in the Herblore skill.
  • Tree Patches: They can be used to grow all types of trees and provide the most experience. The tree patches can be found all around Gielinor.

There are lots of seed types that can be used on a specific farming patch. Your Farming level defines what seeds you can plant. You can obtain seeds from killing creatures, birdhouse traps, or purchasing from the Grand Exchange.

Tree seeds must be planted into a filled plant pot, which can be bought from the GE. We recommend purchasing filled plant pots because otherwise, you’ll be spending too much time preparing each sapling to plant. Afterward, you’ll need to water the planted sapling, you’ll know if’s watered as a (W) will appear next to its name. After 5 minutes of watering the sapling, it will be ready to plant.

How to plant seeds

Planting seeds is a simple process, and you’ll get the hang of it after a few tries. There are a few steps to take:

  1. First, have a bucket of compost, seeds, or saplings in your inventory.
  2. Go to a Farming patch.
  3. Rake the Farming Patch so that it’s ready to work with.
  4. Afterward, use the compost onto the patch, and it will be ready for planting
  5. Next, plant the seeds.

That’s the simple process of training Farming. The last step is to wait for the seeds to grow and then harvest the yield. Each category of seeds takes different times to grow, so you can do 1-3 runs per day.

Efficient Farming Runs

Farming

To minimize the time spent on Farming and increase runs per day, players must be as efficient as possible. Unfortunately, planning your Farming runs can become complicated and exhausting. Luckily for you, we’ve planned and tested Farming runs to find the most efficient method possible. Use them to your advantage and save yourself some time to spend on other skills.

Before we show the methods, you’ll need access to these teleportations:

  • Spirit Tree Network
  • Teleport Crystals
  • Teleportation tablets

Tree Farm Runs

  • Lumbridge: Getting there is easy because all players have the home teleport. The tree Farming path is located outside the Lumbridge Castle
  • Falador: Use a Falador teleport and run to the park. The tree Farming patch is located Southeast of the bench.
  • Varrock: Teleport to Varrock and run Northeast inside the castle walls. The tree Farming patch is next to the ivy walls.
  • Taverly: After teleporting, head East until you’re at the gates, and you’ll see the tree Farming patch.
  • Gnome Stronghold: Use the spirit tree teleport to Gnome Stronghold. The tree Farming patch is directly West of the Agility Training Area.
  • Farming Guild: This patch requires level 65 Farming to enter. It’s located on the West side of the Farming Guild. You can get there by using the spirit tree or fairy ring teleports.

Note: Depending on the seeds, you can do 2-3 tree farm runs per day.

Daily Fruit Tree Runs

  • Gnome Stronghold: Use the spirit tree teleport to get there. The fruit tree patch is directly North of the Agility Training Area.
  • Tree Gnome Village: The farming patch is located Northwest of the Tree Gnome Village. You can use the spirit tree teleport to get there quickly.
  • Lletya: Use a teleport crystal to get there. The patch is directly Southeast of the fountain.
  • Catherby: Use a Catherby teleport tablet or spell and run East to the fishing spots. The Farming patch will easily stand out.
  • Brimhaven: After visiting Catherby, you can board a ship for 480 GP to Brimhaven. Alternatively, you can have your house located on the island and use a house teleport. The Farming patch is North of Brimhaven.
  • Farming Guild: You’ll need level 85 Farming to plant a fruit tree in the Farming guild. To get there, you can use either the spirit tree or fairy ring teleports.

Note: Fruit trees take 16 hours to grow, which means you can only do this run once per day.

Herb Runs:

  • Morytania: Use an Ectophial or fairy ring teleport and run West until you see a Farming patch.
  • Catherby: Use a Catherby teleport tablet and run North of the bank until you see a Farming patch.
  • Ardougne: You can get there by using fairy rings or the Ardougne cloak +2. The patch is directly West of the Legends’ Guild.
  • Falador: Use an explorer’s ring +2 or a Draynor/Falador teleport. The Farming patch is North of the cabbage patch and Southeast of the Mining Guild.
  • Hosidius Patch: You can use a Xeric’s talisman or Tithe farm minigame teleport to get there. The Farming patch is Southwest of the village center.
  • Weiss: Use an icy basalt to teleport there instantly. The herb patch is directly West. The benefit of this location is that the herbs will be 100% disease-free.
  • Trollheim: The best method to get there is by using a stony basalt or a Trollheim teleport. The herb patch is on the top of the mountain towards the Northern side. If players have completed My Arm’s Big Adventure quest, they can rely on My Arm to maintain the herb patch. Therefore, you’ll always get healthy herbs and won’t need to use any compost.
  • Harmony Island: Use a Harmony Island teleport to get there. The herb patch is Southwest of the island.
  • Farming Guild: To get to the Farming Guild, use the spirit tree or fairy rings teleports. You’ll see the herb patch SouthWest next to the tree patch.

Note: Herbs vary in growing times, players can expect to do 3-4 runs per day.

Allotment Runs:

Allotment runs do not provide good enough experience to make it viable. You’ll only be doing them till level 15 if you rather not complete the quests. As you’ll be doing allotments for only a few levels, an efficient method isn’t required. Use the efficient herb run method because most of those locations have allotment patches.

  • Morytania
  • Catherby
  • Ardougne
  • Falador
  • Hosidius
  • Weiss
  • Farming Guild

Note: Players can do 2-3 runs per day depending on the seeds planted.

Fastest Level 1-99 OSRS Farming Guide

OSRS Farming

Farming is a considerably lengthy skill to train because of the long waiting times for plants to grow. This section of the guide will focus on how to get level 99 Farming quickly. Use efficient Farming runs to make the process smoother.

Levels 1-35: Questing

To skip the first few levels of Farming, you’ll be questing. This will give you a much faster XP and let you begin the faster training methods. Here’s a list of quests that you can complete, which have minimal requirements.

  • Goblin Generals Subquest
  • Recipe of Disaster
  • Fairytale I
  • Forgettable Tale
  • Garden of Tranquillity
  • Enlightened Journey
  • My Arm’s Big Adventure

Once you have finished completing these quests, you’ll be level 35 Farming. Now you can focus on the best training methods in Farming.

Levels 1-15: Allotment Patches

However, if you don’t want to quest, a great alternative is allotment patches. They are great for lower levels because they grow faster, which means you can complete up to 4 runs per day. These are the best seeds to plant per level:

  • Levels 1-5: Potatoes
  • Levels 5-7: Onions
  • Levels 7-12: Cabbage
  • Levels 12-15: Tomatoes

Levels 15-99: Tree Runs

Farming level 43

From levels 15-99 Farming, you’ll be doing tree runs. Although tree saplings are expensive, they provide the best experience in the skill. To receive the most XP and get level 99 Farming fast, complete 2 runs per day.

  • Levels 15-30: Oak Trees
    • Growth Time: 2h 20min
    • Amount to grow: 23
    • Experience: 481.3
  • Levels 30-45: Willow Trees
    • Growth Time: 3h 40min
    • Amount: 33
    • Experience: 1,481.5
  • Levels 45-60: Maple Trees
    • Growth Time: 5h 20min
    • Amount: 62
    • Experience: 3,448.4
  • Levels 60-75: Yew Trees
    • Growth Time: 6h 40min
    • Amount: 131
    • Experience: 7,150.9
  • Levels 75-99: Magic Trees
    • Growth Time: 8h
    • Amount: 850
    • Experience: 13,913.8

Note: The following methods should be included in your tree runs for the best daily experience rates.

Levels 27-99: Fruit Trees

Once you achieve level 27 Farming, fruit trees become available to plant. They take a lot longer to grow, so you’ll only be able to do 1 of these runs per day. Make sure to include them in your tree runs because they can provide up to 100k extra experience.

  • Levels 27-33: Apple Trees
    • Growth Time: 16h
    • Experience: 1,272.5
  • Levels 33-39: Banana Trees
    • Growth Time: 16h
    • Experience: 1,841.5
  • Levels 39-42: Orange Trees
    • Growth Time: 16h
    • Experience: 2,586.7
  • Levels 42-51: Curry Trees
    • Growth time: 16h
    • Experience: 3,036.9
  • Levels 51-57: Pineapple Trees
    • Growth Time: 16h
    • Experience: 4,791.7
  • Levels 57-68: Papaya Trees
    • Growth Time: 16h
    • Experience: 6,380.4
  • Levels 68-81: Palm Trees
    • Growth Time: 16h
    • Experience: 10,509.6
  • Levels 81-99: Dragonfruit Trees
    • Growth Time: 16h
    • Experience: 17,895

Levels 35-99: Hardwood Trees

From level 35 Farming, you unlock hardwood trees. These are planted on Fossil Island, which means you’ll need to complete the Bone Voyage quest to access the tree patches. Fortunately, all 3 tree patches are next to each other, so you won’t have to waste time running around. You can find them in the Southeastern area of the Mushroom Forest.

  • Levels 35-55: Teak Trees
    • Growth Time: 2d 17h 20min
    • Experience: 7,290
  • Levels 55-99: Mahogany Trees:
    • Growth Time: 3d 13h 20min
    • Experience: 15,720

Levels 72-99: Special Trees

Level 99

At level 72 Farming, you unlock a special type of tree called Calquat. It can only be planted in Tai Bwo Wannai. It’s easy to incorporate into your tree runs because you can go there by running down from Brimhaven after harvesting your last fruit tree.

However, as you progress, more special trees will be unlocked. Make sure to plant them as it can be very rewarding XP and utility-wise. For example, spirit trees can help expand the spirit tree network. Also, some locations will only allow specific trees to be planted.

  • Level 72: Calquat Tree
    • Growth Time: 21h 15min
    • Experience: 12,225.5
    • Location: Tai Bwo Wannai
  • Level 74: Crystal Tree
    • Growth Time: 8h
    • Experience: 13,366
    • Location: Prifddinas
  • Level 83: Spirit Trees
    • Growth Time: 21h 15min
    • Experience: 19,501.3
    • Location: Farming Guild, Etceteria, Brimhaven, Port Sarim, Hosidius
  • Level 85: Celestrus Tree
    • Growth Time: 13h 15min
    • Experience: 14,330
    • Location: Farming Guild
  • Level 90: Redwood Tree
    • Growth Time: 106h
    • Experience: 22,680
    • Location: Farming Guild

Cheapest Level 1-99 OSRS Farming Guide

Beginners Farm

If you’re not a rich OSRS player, this guide is perfect for you. Although the fastest method requires millions of GP invested, you can achieve level 99 Farming with a small amount. Getting level 99 Farming will be considerably longer, but it is 100% achievable!

Levels 1-35: Questing

Since we are focusing on spending as little GP as possible, questing is the best method until level 35 Farming. These quests have minimal requirements, so experienced and new players can complete them.

  • Goblin Generals Subquest
  • Recipe of Disaster
  • Fairytale I
  • Forgettable Tale
  • Garden of Tranquillity
  • Enlightened Journey
  • My Arm’s Big Adventure

Levels 35-99: Fruit Trees

The cheapest method to level 99 Farming is with Fruit Trees. This is because they have the best price per XP. In some cases, you’ll make a profit doing this method depending on GE prices.

  • Levels 35-39: Banana Trees
    • Growth Time: 16h
    • Experience: 1,841.5
    • Profit: Break Even
  • Levels 39-42: Orange Trees
    • Growth Time: 16h
    • Experience: 2,586.7
    • Profit: -2,000 GP
  • Levels 42-51: Curry Trees
    • Growth time: 16h
    • Experience: 3,036.9
    • Profit: -3000 GP
  • Levels 51-57: Pineapple Trees
    • Growth Time: 16h
    • Experience: 4,791.7
    • Profit: +1,000 GP
  • Levels 57-68: Papaya Trees
    • Growth Time: 16h
    • Experience: 6,380.4
    • Profit: -4,000 GP

Farming fruit trees will generate 50k XP per day at the later levels. Combine them with hardwood trees twice a week, and you’ll receive a total of 400-500k Farming experience.

Profitable Level 1-99 OSRS Farming Guide

Profitable Level 1-99 OSRS Farming Guide

Farming is known to break the bank with certain training methods. However, growing herbs can generate +100k GP per run. This is a great solution because you can make back the money you spend on Farming.

Before beginning, make sure to begin the Fairy Tale I quest to receive the magic secateurs. They make a huge difference because it increases the harvest by 10%. Also, always use ultra compost. A lot of players make the mistake of using super compost since it’s cheaper. However, ultra compost can increase herb yield by 20% over super compost. This can be a game-changer for iron men training Herblore.

The prices vary and often change, making it difficult to pinpoint the best herb to grow. Use a Farming herb calculator to get the exact figures and plan accordingly.

  • Level 9: Guam
  • Level 14: Marrentill
  • Level 19: Tarromin
  • Level 26: Harralander
  • Level 29: Gout Tuber
  • Level 32: Ranarr
  • Level 38: Toadflax
  • Level 44: Irit
  • Level 50: Avantoe
  • Level 56: Kwuarm
  • Level 62: Snapdragon
  • Level 67: Cadantine
  • Level 73: Lantadyme
  • Level 79: Dwarf Weed
  • Level 85: Torstol

When doing runs, stick to the route we’ve shown because it’s the most efficient. Once you gain enough GP, make sure to incorporate trees, hardwood, and fruit trees into your runs.

FAQ

Question: Is Level 99 Farming Worth It?

Answer: Yes! Level 99 Farming is worth achieving because it comes with multiple benefits. The skill is a requirement for some high-tier quests:
Song of the Elves
Fairytale II
Grim Tales
Rum Deal
Enlightened Journey
My Arm’s Big Adventure
Garden of Tranquillity
Forgettable Tale of a Drunken Dwarf

Furthermore, Farming is an excellent money-maker if you farm herbs. Players can generate millions of GP per week with only 10 minutes of work per day.

Question: How Expensive Is Farming?

Answer: Farming can be an extremely expensive skill at the mid to late stages. This is because ready to plant saplings and ultra compost cost a lot of GP. Players who want to achieve level 99 Farming as soon as possible can expect to pay 60-100 million GP. The amount varies on Grand Exchange prices.

Alternatively, you can plant fruit trees instead till level 99 Farming. This will minimize the amount you spend on the skill. However, it will take considerably longer to achieve level 99 mastery.

Question: Who Is Hespori?

Answer: Hespori is a Farming boss, which drops all types of seeds. The rarest drop is a pet called Tangleroot. The boss has a combat level of 284 and has a max hit of +40.

To fight Hespori, players must first plant as Hespori Seed at the Hespori patch, located in the West Wing of the Farming Guild. To plant the seed, you’ll need level 65 Farming and 60% Hosidius favor. The seed takes 22-32h to grow. Once fully grown, a flower will emerge with a cave entrance.
Fighting the boss can seem complicated at first, so refer to our Hespori Guide to learn the mechanics. On average, each kill will generate 60k GP.

Final Thoughts

Now you know the most efficient way to train Farming. Take it slow and learn the mechanics of the skill. At first, it can be confusing to remember the routes so take your time. The skill is essential for questing and maxing your account, so enjoy it!

Also, Farming is a reliable money-maker if your choose only to grow herbs. Although it would take slower to get level 99, you’ll potentially make +100 million.

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