1-99 Farming Guide OSRS

OSRS 1-99 Farming Guide

Welcome to this guide to leveling up Farming from 1 to 99 in Old School RuneScape (OSRS)! If you're looking for tips and strategies to become a master farmer in Gielinor, you've come to the right place.

Have you ever wondered how to reap those juicy farming rewards while growing your own herbs and magic trees? Look no further! Here, we'll unravel the secrets of the Farming skill and show you how to go from a novice farmer to an expert harvester.

From sowing seeds to cultivating exotic trees, we'll cover each step in detail. You'll learn to optimize your trips to crop patches, manage your resources most efficiently, and make the most out of your crops.

Get ready to embark on an exciting farming adventure as we unveil the best methods to level up your Farming skill to 99! We'll also share useful tricks and tips that will save you time and money, helping you reach the top of the farming ladder more quickly.

So, without further ado, let's begin this thrilling journey to agricultural greatness in OSRS! It's time to put on your gardening gloves and dive into the world of magical and profitable farming in RuneScape!

I hope you enjoy the content and that you can use this guide as your reliable companion on your journey to level 99 in Farming! Let's go!

Farming is a skill where players plant seeds and harvest crops. These crops include vegetables, herbs, hops, wood-bearing trees, cacti, and mushrooms. The harvested items serve various purposes, such as training Herblore and Cooking, and many players sell their harvests for profit. Each player has exclusive access to the plants they grow.

Crops grow based on set timings, even when a player logs out, allowing for significant experience gains in a short in-game time, especially with high-experience crops like trees. Players can maximize their experience by planning farming runs to grow multiple plants simultaneously.

Farming training centers around recurring tree runs, a highly effective method for gaining Farming experience. Unlike spending hours actively training, players need only invest a few minutes per day in doing 1 or 2 runs. During this short time, they accumulate significant Farming experience, allowing them to pursue other activities while waiting for the crops to grow. Though tree growth takes a long time in real-time, the active commitment remains minimal.

It's important to note that tree runs come with costs, as some saplings and protection payments can be expensive. To ensure a smooth experience, it's recommended to have a decent capital for purchasing Farming supplies in bulk and a reliable money-making method to sustain the costs. While herb runs can be profitable and offer decent Farming experience, exploring alternative money-making strategies might lead to even greater profits.

The Fastest Way To level Farming 1-99

Levels 1–38: Questing

Completing the following quests grants a total of 32,500 experience, which will get the player up to level 38 in Farming. This skips much of the tediousness of low-level Farming and allows the player to do effective farm runs immediately:

1. Goblin generals subquest of Recipe for Disaster

2. Fairytale I - Growing Pains

3. Forgettable Tale...

4. The Garden of Death

5. Garden of Tranquillity

6. Enlightened Journey

7. My Arm's Big Adventure

Alternative: levels 1 – 15 allotment patches

Tablet alternative

Levels 15–99: Tree runs

The most efficient way to gain Farming experience involves planting the highest-tier tree, fruit tree, and hardwood tree saplings, along with special

tree saplings like calquat, celastrus, crystal, and redwood. Once the trees have grown, players check the health of the fully grown trees for Farming experience, pay the farmer to chop them down, and replant new trees.

Tree runs offer a passive and incredibly fast experience rate. For instance, a single 5-minute tree run yielding 100,000 Farming experience effectively translates to 1,200,000 experience per hour (12 runs per actively spent hour). During this time, players can engage in other activities while waiting for the trees to grow, such as training other skills.

Though limited to 1 or 2 runs per day, the cumulative impact of consistent tree runs far outpaces other methods providing faster real-time experience, like farming allotments. Prioritizing tree runs is essential for Farming training, and active training methods should be considered only if Farming is the last skill to level 99. With fairly consistent tree runs, reaching level 99 Farming should take around 3-4 months at most.

MAgic tree

Recommended quests and stats for efficient Farming training:

1. Complete Tree Gnome Village and The Grand Tree quests for access to spirit trees, which offer convenient transportation to various locations.

2. Complete Bone Voyage for access to three hardwood patches on Fossil Island, ideal for advanced tree planting.

3. Complete Plague City for Ardougne Teleport (or use Teleport to House to Rimmington) to access Brimhaven faster via Captain Barnaby (if redirection scrolls or a player-owned house in Brimhaven are unavailable).

4. Complete Tai Bwo Wannai Trio for the ability to use Tai bwo wannai teleport scrolls, granting access to the calquat patch. Alternatively, start Fairytale II - Cure a Queen for access to fairy rings.

5. Start Mourning's End Part I for access to the fruit tree patch in Lletya and teleport crystals.

6. Complete Song of the Elves for access to the crystal tree patch, an excellent option for high-level tree planting.

7. Have Construction level 40 to move the player-owned house to Brimhaven for easier access to the nearby patches.

8. Have Magic level 40 for casting teleportation spells; however, teleport tablets can be used as an alternative.

By completing these quests and achieving the suggested stats, you'll have a solid foundation to embark on efficient Farming training, making tree runs and other activities smoother and more rewarding.

Some tips and information

When replanting trees, players should always pay the farmer to chop them down, as this is much faster and only incurs a small cost. However, the celastrus tree yields valuable harvest, making it worthwhile for some players to spend extra time gathering celastrus barks.

To ensure the trees' survival, it's generally best to pay the farmer to look after them, guaranteeing Farming experience upon checking their health. Yet, certain payments can be expensive, prompting some players to use ultracompost to minimize disease chances. This approach saves money, but can be slightly slower overall due to occasional tree deaths without

gaining experience. The Resurrect Crops Arceuus spell helps reduce such losses. After completing the elite tasks in the Falador Diary, the tree patch in Falador Park remains disease-free.

Buying saplings from the Grand Exchange saves time, though growing saplings oneself can save money. Saplings grow while stored in the bank, negating the need to keep them in the inventory. Players with level 68 Magic and having completed Dream Mentor can use the Humidify spell to water seedlings faster.

Farming regular trees is usually more expensive compared to other options. Players not in a hurry to level up Farming are advised to focus on fruit trees, hardwood trees, and special trees for more cost-effective experience. Depending on prices, farming palm trees may be a better choice than dragonfruit trees at higher levels, as the former costs 2.87 per experience, including protection payments, while the latter costs 8.13 per experience.

Note: You cannot un-note saplings at a tool leprechaun. If you lack spacefor all trees during a run, consider incorporating a bank stop to resupply.

Setup for Farming training:


6 tree saplings (one patch in the Farming Guild requires Farming 65 Farming to access)

6 fruit tree saplings (starting at Farming 27 Farming. One patch in the Farming Guild requires Farming 85 Farming to access)

3 hardwood saplings (starting at Farming 35 Farming. Requires completion of Bone Voyage to access)

1 calquat sapling (starting at Farming 72 Farming)

1 crystal sapling (starting at Farming 74 Farming)

1 celastrus sapling (starting at Farming 85 Farming)

1 redwood sapling (starting at Farming 90 Farming)

Other items:


Payments in bank notes (recommended)

Bottomless compost bucket containing ultracompost, or runes for Fertile Soil spell and volcanic ashes (after reading the ash covered tome) if not paying the farmer


Teleport tabs or runes for Taverley house or Falador teleport, Brimhaven house or Ardougne teleport, Catherby or Camelot teleport, Lumbridge teleport, and Varrock teleport.

Skills necklace (for the tree and fruit tree patches in the Farming Guild)

Ring of wealth (for access to the spirit tree at the Grand Exchange and slightly faster access to the Falador tree patch) Alternatively, Falador Teleport and Varrock Teleport to the Grand Exchange (after medium Varrock Diary) can be used instead.

Teleport crystal or its eternal version (for access to Prifddinas and Lletya)

Digsite pendant (for the hardwood tree patches in Fossil Island)

Slayer ring (optional for Gnome Stronghold tree patch)

Tai bwo wannai teleport scroll (costs 8,338, recommended for the calquat patch)

Stamina potion

Farmer's outfit or graceful outfit (optional)

For hardwood trees, if the protection payment is skipped and ultracompost (491) is used instead, growing teaks (Farming 35 Farming) costs 0.12 coins per experience, while mahogany trees (Farming 55 Farming) costs 0.19 coins per experience.

For specialty trees, growing calquat tree (Farming 72 Farming) costs 0.07 coins per experience, requiring payment of 8 poison ivy berries.

Normal Tree

normal trees

Fruit Tree

fruit trees

Hardwood tree

Hardwood tree

Special tree

Special trees

Doing The tree runs

To begin the Farming training, head to the Grand Exchange and purchase all the required saplings, payments, and teleports.

During the first run, the player needs to rake all the patches. However, in subsequent runs, raking is only necessary if a growth cycle occurs between removing a tree and planting a new one. It's advisable to leave a rake with a Tool Leprechaun in case this situation arises. This ensures a smooth and efficient tree run without interruptions.

Example low-level tree run

Here's an example setup for a tree run, including 5 trees, 4 fruit trees, and 3 hardwood trees at level 35. Please note that the Lletya fruit tree and the tree and fruit tree patches in the Farming Guild are not included due to quest and level requirements.

The route assumes the player pays the farmers to chop down the trees and look after them.

Items needed:



Stamina potion

5 tree, 4 fruit tree, and 3 hardwood tree saplings

Payments in banknotes

Ring of wealth with at least 2 charges Alternatively, use Falador teleport then run to Falador Park Alternatively, run from Varrock tree patch to Grand Exchange

Teleports to Lumbridge, Varrock, and Catherby

Teleport to house tablets and redirection scrolls for access to Taverley and Brimhaven house portals Alternatively, use a teleport to Falador for the Taverley patch Alternatively, use a teleport to Ardougne or Rimmington for the Brimhaven patch

Digsite pendant or a Digsite teleport for hardwood trees

Rake stored at a Tool Leprechaun

An Axe (Optional, if not paying for the farmers to remove the tree)

Steps to follow:

1. Teleport to Falador Park with the ring of wealth. Check the health of the tree and replant it.

2. Teleport to Taverley and run east (or run north from Falador) to the tree patch. Check the health of the tree and replant it.

3. Teleport to Lumbridge, exit the city west through the Lumbridge Castle walls, and run a bit north to the tree patch. Check the health of the tree and replant it.

4. Teleport to Varrock, run a bit north, and then north-east to the tree patch. Check the health of the tree and replant it.

5. Teleport to the Grand Exchange with the ring of wealth (or run west from the tree patch and then north-west), and take the spirit tree north-east to the Tree Gnome Village. Run to the south-west corner of the fence and squeeze through the entrance. Click on Elkoy to follow him through the maze, and run a bit south-west to the fruit tree patch. Check the health of the fruit tree and replant it.

6. Talk to Elkoy again and follow him back through the maze, squeeze through the fence, and take the spirit tree to Gnome Stronghold. Run slightly east to the fruit tree patch. Check the health of the fruit tree and replant it.

7. Run south-west to the tree patch. Check the health of the tree and replant it.

8. Teleport to Catherby and run east to the fruit tree patch near the fishing spots. Check the health of the fruit tree and replant it.

9. Head to the Brimhaven fruit tree patch by using a house teleport to Brimhaven and running north. Alternatively, with the help of 480 coins, players can take the Charter ship from the Catherby Docks to Brimhaven, very close to the fruit tree patch. Another option is to teleport to Karamja with a charged amulet of glory and run westward.

10. Teleport to the Digsite by using a digsite pendant or Digsite teleport. Run to the barge, quick-travel to Fossil Island, and run to the hardwood tree patches slightly north. Check the health of the hardwood trees and replant them.

By following this route, players can efficiently complete their tree run and make progress in their Farming training.

The Herb runs method

Since tree runs can be expensive, it is advisable to supplement your income by doing herb runs.

Herb runs can yield a profit of 100K+ gp per run and can be done every 80 minutes, providing a nice source of additional income.

Recommendations for efficient herb runs:

1. Complete the quest "Fairytale I - Growing Pains" to obtain magic secateurs, which increase crop yields by 10%.

2. Complete the quest "Priest in Peril" to access the herb patch in Morytania.

3. Complete the quest "Ghost Ahoy" to obtain the ectophial, a teleport close to the herb patch in Morytania.

4. Complete the quest "My Arm's Big Adventure" to access the herb patch on top of the Troll Stronghold.

5. Complete the quest "Making Friends with My Arm" to access the herb patch in Weiss and unlock the stony basalt teleport to the Troll Stronghold patch.

6. Complete the Achievement Diary hard "Fremennik Diary" or better and have Agility level 73 to move the teleport location of the stony basalt closer to the herb patch.

7. Complete the Achievement Diary elite "Morytania Diary" to access the herb patch on Harmony Island.

8. Complete the Achievement Diary medium "Lumbridge Diary" or better to obtain the Explorer's ring 2, 3, or 4.

9. Complete the Achievement Diary medium "Ardougne Diary" or better to obtain the Ardougne cloak 2, 3, or 4.

10. Reach Farming level 65 and have 60% Hosidius favor in Kourend to access the herb patch in the Farming Guild.

11. Complete the Achievement Diary hard "Kourend & Kebos Diary" or better for a 5% increased chance to save a harvest life at the Hosidius and Farming Guild herb patches.

12. Complete the Achievement Diary medium "Kandarin Diary" or better for a 5 to 15% increased chance to save a harvest life from the Catherby herb patch.

13. Have access to ultracompost to boost herb yields.

14. Carry a rune pouch to store various teleports and spells for convenience.

15. Have access to a Xeric's talisman for quick transportation to Xeric's Glade, providing easy access to the Farming Guild herb patch.

Following these recommendations will ensure that you can maximize your herb runs and optimize your herb yield and profit.

Equipment and Inventory for efficient herb runs:

1. Herb seeds (at least 9, fewer if not all herb patches are unlocked).

2. Rake, spade, and seed dibber for planting seeds.

3. Compost, supercompost, or ultracompost for fertilizing the herb patches. These may be stored at the nearby Tool Leprechaun or carried with a bottomless compost bucket.

4. Weight-reducing clothing or the Farmer's outfit for extended run energy duration or 2.5% extra Farming experience, respectively.

5. Magic secateurs to increase crop yield.

6. Explorer's ring 2, 3, or 4 for teleporting close to the Falador herb patch.

7. Ardougne cloak 2, 3, or 4 for teleporting close to the Ardougne herb patch.

8. Xeric's talisman for teleporting close to the Hosidius patch.

9. Ectophial for teleporting close to the Morytania herb patch.

10. Stony basalt for teleporting close to the Troll Stronghold herb patch.

11. Icy basalt for teleporting close to the Weiss herb patch.

12. Harmony island teleport tablet for teleporting close to the Harmony Island herb patch.

13. Teleport runes for teleporting close to the Catherby herb patch if you don't have access to Catherby teleport tablets.

14. A rune pouch is recommended to save inventory space for storing teleportation runes.

15. Alternatively, use teleport to house tablets to access the portal chamber or portal nexus redirected to Troll Stronghold, Weiss, Harmony Island, and Catherby in a player-owned house.

16. Farming cape or a charged skills necklace for teleporting close to the Farming Guild herb patch. If the Farming cape is obtained, it should be equipped for a 5% increased yield from herb patches.

Having this equipment and inventory setup will help you efficiently complete your herb runs and maximize your herb yield and experience gain.

Farming the herbs:

1. Clear the herb patch by using a rake to remove the weeds.

2. Use a seed dibber to plant the herb seed in the patch.

3. Apply compost, supercompost, or ultracompost on the patch to reduce the risk of crop disease and increase the minimum and average yield.

4. Wait for the herb crop to grow. During this time, you can plant other seeds or engage in other activities.

5. Return to the herb patch when the crop is fully grown.

6. Harvest the herbs using magic secateurs and a spade.

7. Plant a new herb seed in the patch using the seed dibber.

8. Apply compost, supercompost, or ultracompost on the patch again for the next crop cycle.

9. Use a herb on the nearby Tool Leprechaun to note the harvested herbs, converting them into noted form for easier storage and transport.

10. Swap empty buckets with the leprechaun for more compost or supercompost if needed.

If you are using the leprechaun to store your tools, remember to return them after the last herb patch.

Herb Run Sequence:

The herb patches can be harvested in any order. Here are the teleport options listed from quickest to slowest:

Falador patch

Use the teleport option on the Explorer's ring 2, 3, or 4 and run north.

Use the spirit tree teleport to Port Sarim and run north.

Teleport to Draynor Village with an amulet of glory and run north-west.

Teleport to Falador and run south-east of Falador.

Port Phasmatys patch

Use the fairy ring "alq" and run north.

Empty the ectophial and run west.

Teleport to Fenkenstrain's Castle and run east.

Ardougne patch

Use the teleport option on the Ardougne cloak 2, 3, or 4 to teleport to the farming patches.

Teleport to the Fishing Guild with a skills necklace or Fishing cape and run east.

Teleport to the Legends' Guild with the Quest point cape and run north-west.

Teleport to the Ranging Guild with a combat bracelet and run south-east.Teleport to Ardougne and run north-east.

Catherby patch

Catherby Teleport from the lunar spellbook.

Teleport using a Catherby teleport tablet.

Teleport to Camelot and run east until reaching the patch north of Catherby.

Hosidius patch

Use the teleport option on the Xeric's talisman, select the Xeric's glade option, and run south-west.

Teleport to the Hosidius player-owned house portal with the Construction cape and run north.

Use a Spirit tree teleport to Hosidius and run east, jumping across the stepping stones (requires Agility 45).

Teleport to the Woodcutting Guild with a skills necklace, run north-east, and jump across the stepping stones (requires Agility 45).

Use the Tithe Farm Grouping teleport and run north-west.

Troll Stronghold patch (Requires My Arm's Big Adventure)

Teleport to the roof using a stony basalt with at least the hard Fremennik Diary and Agility 73.

Teleport using a stony basalt and run through the troll stronghold to the roof.

Teleport to Trollheim and use the Agility shortcuts to the west.

Continue through the aggressive trolls and into the stronghold. Run south to a door, and then north to a ladder. Climb up and run north to the patch.

Weiss patch (Requires Making Friends With My Arm)

Teleport using an icy basalt.

Farming Guild patch (Requires 65 Farming)

Teleport to the Farming Guild with either the Farming cape or a skills necklace and run west.

Use a Spirit tree teleport to the Farming Guild and run south-west (requires 85 Farming).

Use the fairy ring "cir" and run south-west.

Harmony Island patch (Requires the elite Morytania Diary)

Teleport to Harmony Island with a Harmony Island teleport tablet and run south.(very slow)

Empty the ectophial, run to Bill Teach, and use the right-click "Travel" option, then use the right-click "Transport" option on Brother Tranquility.

Tithe Farm Minigame

The tithe farm mini-game offers a non-afk way to train farming, making it an attractive alternative for players who prefer grinding over conventional farming methods.

In this mini-game, you'll be planting and maintaining fast-growing fruits. Each instance allows you to obtain up to 100 fruits. Once you reach this limit, you can deposit them into a sack to receive your experience drop.

The tithe farm is an engaging and active method to gain farming experience, and it can be an excellent choice for those seeking a more interactive approach to leveling up their farming skill.

Inventory/gear setup:

Full graceful (or other weight-reducing armour)

8 watering cans

rune pouch with runes for Humidify (if you have lunars)

spade/seed dibber

stamina potions

2 free inventory slots for the seeds/fruits

Exp rate




34 farming



54 farming



74 farming



The tithe farm mini-game offers exclusive rewards that can significantly enhance farming training. Some of these valuable rewards include:

1. Farmer's Outfit: The farmer's outfit is a set of clothing that provides various bonuses to farming. Wearing the complete outfit grants increased experience gains when planting and harvesting crops.

2. Seed Box: The seed box is a handy item that can hold up to 2,500 seeds of various types. It helps free up inventory space during farming runs, allowing you to carry more seeds without taking up extra slots.

3. Gricoller's Can: Gricoller's can is a watering can that can hold up to 1,000 water charges. It automatically refills itself from your water source, saving you time and effort in watering your crops.

These exclusive rewards obtained through tithe farm can prove to be incredibly useful in optimizing and streamlining your farming training. They not only provide convenience but also enhance your farming efficiency, making the mini-game a worthwhile endeavor for any aspiring farmer in RuneScape.


As we conclude this comprehensive guide to farming training in Old School RuneScape, I hope you find it helpful and informative. May these tips and strategies serve you well on your journey from level 1 to 99 Farming.

Remember, farming is a skill that rewards patience and dedication. Whether you choose the passive tree runs or the active engagement of tithe farm, each method offers its unique benefits. So, find what suits your playstyle best and enjoy the process of nurturing your crops and watching them grow.

From planting humble seeds to harvesting bountiful yields, farming can be a rewarding and profitable skill in Gielinor. Take the knowledge gained here and apply it with your own creativity and passion.

Happy farming, adventurer! May your fields be fertile, your herbs abundant, and your profits plentiful. Good luck on your journey to mastering the art of farming in OSRS! Farewell and may your harvests be bountiful!