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Crop running, sometimes referred to as farm runs, is the act of going through rounds of farming patches in order to level up Farming effectively (see Farming training). Crop running can be combined with other activities while en route to alleviate monotony, such as doing bits of quests that are in the area of the farm patches being run. Some players like to focus on specific crop types for their runs while others will mix and match the patch types farmed. Regardless, crop running is the most effective way to gain experience in farming as opposed to sitting relatively idle at a farm patch to watch it grow.

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 two patches. Additionally, effective and efficient farming also requires the ability use almost every teleportation method available in RuneScape. Most crops runs can be done by traditionally walking. 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.

Contents

Recommended quests and achievement diaries

Recommended magical items

Vegetable run

Even though vegetables are the first seeds that are to be planted, vegetable runs are not practical for low-level players. Vegetable runs are intended for players with the ability to move across RuneScape rapidly (teleporting, fairy rings, etc.). Each run can be performed approx every 40 minutes.

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Inventory

Farming patch that includes vegetables, flowers, and herbs.

Required:

It's good to have enough seeds for two plantings in all of the patches you plan to visit; that way, as you do the loop, harvesting your crop, you can plant the next crop at the same time, and then once all crops have been harvested, visit the Grand Exchange to sell your crop and purchase another set of seeds.
Optional:

Vegetable run sequence (teleporting)

Requirements:

  • 51

Start off with the items in your inventory for the first stop.

Vegetable run sequence (Fairy Rings)

Requirements:

Start off with the items in your inventory for the first stop.

  • Use Explorer's ring 3 cabbage-port to teleport to the cabbage patch and run north to the allotment patch.
  • Farm the allotment patch and use the amulet of farming on it.
  • Keep this compost bin busy at all times - get enough buckets that you can empty it as soon as it becomes full, and fill it with cabbages from the field when it's empty.
  • If you have planted trees in Falador and Lumbridge, check on them now.
  • Run south to the fairy ring behind the wizard's tower, use it, from the fairy kingdom use the fairy ring again to the Legend's Guild (code BLR)
  • Run west to the allotment patch north of East Ardougne and farm it.
    • An alternative route to this patch is to use a skills necklace to teleport to the Fishing Guild, then run east. This is shorter then running to the wizard's tower if you do not intend to check tree patches.
  • Run northeast to the allotment patch that is north of Catherby and farm it.
  • Run north-west to the hops patch that is north-west of Seers' Village and farm it.
  • Run northeast to the fairy ring by Sinclair Mansion, then head to Morytania (code ALQ). Have enough run energy available that you can run north past the level 61 vampires and level 52 leeches.
    • If you choose to omit the hops patch, an ectophial is a faster way to reach the Morytania patches than running to a fairy ring.
  • If you have agility level 21, you can use the fairy ring to get to Edgeville (code DKR) and then use the underwall tunnel to access the Grand Exchange. If you have planted a tree in Varrock, check on it now.
  • Cabbage-port back to the cabbage patch and repeat as needed.

Farm the vegetables

Recommended Seeds

Farming level Allotment Flower Herb Hops Tree Fruit Tree Notes
20 Tomatoes
Marigolds to protect your tomatoes Tarromin Yanillian hops Oak tree Apple tree

Sweetcorn gives more experience than tomatoes, but it's more expensive and more difficult to grow.

Prior to your first run, purchase or prepare:

Each subsequent run, purchase (or purchase multiples in advance):

Fill the basket with tomatoes at one of the patches prior to reaching your hops patch.

31 Strawberries
Woad Harralander Wildblood hops Willow tree Apple tree

Gout tuber gives more experience than harralander, but is prohibitively expensive.

Prior to your first run, purchase or prepare:

  • 1 Apple tree sapling per fruit tree patch
  • 1 Willow tree sapling per tree patch
  • 9 raw sweetcorn to pay for protection for your apple tree
  • 1 basket of apples to pay for protection for your willow tree
  • 1 basket of apples per allotment patch to pay for protection for your strawberries (while waiting for your apple tree to mature)

Each subsequent run, purchase (or purchase multiples in advance):

Fill the baskets with apples for your next run, to pay for protection for your strawberries.

Hop run

Hops patches are not nearly as convenient to standard teleportation sites, have only one patch versus allotment sites which have 2 allotment, 1 flower, 1 herb patch, and a compost bin. Only barley and Jute fibres are used as payments to gardeners to watch over other crops.

Inventory

Hops run sequence

Farm the hops

Herbs run

Herb runs are the same as Allotment runs(they can be done at the same time) apart from a Herb patch without an allotment patch in Trollheim. An average herb run can take less than five minutes if moving quickly and can therefore be a good money maker for the time it takes, assuming the player is planting more profitable crops, such as ranarr or snapdragon.

Inventory

A fully grown Goutweed Herb.
  • 5 Herb seeds
  • 4 Limpwurt Seeds
  • Runes for Trollheim and Camelot teleports.
  • Ectophial, Explorer ring 3, Skills Necklace (Ring and necklace can be wielded to save space)
  • Seed dibber, Spade, Rake and optionally Magical secateurs. (Wielded).

Herbs run sequence

  • Start by withdrawing all you need from the nearest bank: seeds, tools* and supercompost* (recommended) or compost*
  • All of the patches can be done in any order:
    • Use the cabbage port option on your explorer's Ring to teleport to the patch south of Falador.
    • Teleport to Trollheim and use the agility shortcuts to the west. Continue through an area filled with aggressive trolls and into the stronghold. Run through the stronghold until you reach a ladder. Climb it and farm the patch here.(You can only do this if you have completed My Arm's Big Adventure, skip this if you cannot access it)
    • Ectophial to Port Phasmatys and run west.
    • Use the fishing guild teleport on a skills necklace and run east or use fairy ring from Port Phatmatys
    • Teleport to camelot and run south-east until you reach the patch in catherby

*You can store all of these items in the Tool leprechaun to save bank space.

Farming the herbs

  • Have your Seed dibber, Spade, Rake(incase some weeds grow back), Seeds and Compost ready.
  • Harvest the crop.
  • Treat soil with Supercompost or Compost(Supercompost has a better crop yield and the crop does not die as often).
  • Plant your herb seed.
  • Use a herb on the Tool leprechaun to get them noted.
  • Return Farming tools to Tool Leprechaun(only do this on the last patch).

Tree run

Tree runs are performed to check on the health of the tree. All the sites can be run to instead of teleporting. It is impractical to run to the patch in the Tree Gnome Stronghold. For a faster run, ensure that saplings have been prepared in advance.

Inventory

A fully grown Magic Tree.

Example tree run sequence

Assumes Tree Gnome Village quest was completed. If house is in Taverley, use the Teleport to House spell. Otherwise use a Ring of duelling and a Log to teleport to Castle Wars and ride the Balloon to Taverley.

  • Start off at the bank in the Grand Exchange and withdraw items for the first stop.
  • Farm the tree at the Varrock Castle Courtyard tree patch and use the amulet of nature on the patch.
  • Deposit the harvest at the bank in the Grand Exchange and withdraw items for the next stop.
  • Use the spirit tree teleport at the north-east corner of the Grand Exchange to the Tree Gnome Village. Use the spirit tree there and teleport to the Tree Gnome Stronghold.
  • Farm the tree at the Tree Gnome Stronghold patch.
  • Deposit items at the Tree Gnome Stronghold bank and withdraw items for the next stop.
  • Teleport to Falador.
  • Farm the tree at the Falador Park patch.
  • Deposit the harvest at the east Falador bank and withdraw item for next stop.
  • Teleport to Taverley.
  • Farm the Taverley tree patch.
  • Teleport to Lumbridge.
  • Deposit the harvest at the Lumbridge Castle bank.
  • Farm the tree patch west of Lumbridge Castle.

Farm the tree

Willow branch run

Willow branches cannot be harvested immediately after a willow tree has its health checked on. This run is used to harvest the willow branches and is performed in the same manner as a tree run. Best if performed 30 minutes after the willow tree's health has been checked on to yield 6 willow branches. This is run yields very little Farming experience.

Inventory

Willow tree run sequence

  • Similar to a normal tree run. Less banking is required though.

Example willow branch run sequence

Assumes completion of the Tree Gnome Village quest. If house is in Taverley, use the Teleport to House spell. Otherwise use a Ring of duelling and a Log to teleport to Castle Wars and ride the Balloon to Taverley.

  • Start off at the bank in the Grand Exchange and withdraw secateurs/magic secateurs.
  • Farm the tree at the Varrock Castle Courtyard tree patch and use the amulet of nature on the patch.
  • Use the spirit tree teleport at the north-east corner of the Grand Exchange to the Tree Gnome Village. Use the spirit tree there and teleport to the Tree Gnome Stronghold.
  • Farm the tree at the Tree Gnome Stronghold patch.
  • Deposit the harvest at the Tree Gnome Stronghold bank and withdraw methods to teleport to both Falador and Taverley.
  • Teleport to Falador.
  • Farm the tree at the Falador Park patch.
  • Teleport to Taverley.
  • Farm the Taverley tree patch.
  • Teleport to Lumbridge.
  • Farm the tree patch west of Lumbridge Castle.

Farm the willow branches

  • Requires the player to use the secateurs/magic secateurs on the tree to obtain 1 willow branch. Typically, this is done 6 times per stop.

Fruit tree run

Fruit tree patches should be easily accessible to most players except for the one in Lletya (see Farming/Patch locations). Fruit trees take approx 15 hours to grow (includes time when not logged in). For all practical purposes, a fruit tree run is done once per day so you do not need to use an amulet of nature. For a faster run, ensure that saplings have been prepared in advance.

Inventory

A fully grown Apple Tree.

Example fruit tree run sequence

  • Start off at the bank in the Grand Exchange and withdraw items for the next stop.
  • Use the spirit tree teleport at the north-east corner of the Grand Exchange to the Tree Gnome Village. Use the spirit tree there and teleport to the Tree Gnome Stronghold.
  • Farm the fruit tree at the Tree Gnome Stronghold patch.
  • Deposit items at the Tree Gnome Stronghold bank and withdraw items for the next 2 stops. Withdraw method to travel to Brimhaven. Assumes Ardougne Teleport.
  • Use the spirit tree teleport to take you back to the Tree Gnome Village. Talk to Elkoy to quickly take you through the maze.
  • Farm the fruit tree at the patch west of the Tree Gnome Village maze.
  • Teleport to Ardougne. Deposit at the south Ardougne bank the harvest and withdraw items for the next 2 stops plus 30 coins for the boat ride to Brimhaven. Withdraw method to teleport to Catherby.
  • Talk to Captain Barnaby at the Ardougne docks and take boat to Brimhaven.
  • Farm the fruit tree at the patch north of Brimhaven.
  • Teleport to Camelot and travel east to Catherby.
  • Farm the fruit tree at the patch east of Catherby.
  • Deposit items at the Catherby bank and withdraw items for the next stop.
  • Teleport to Lletya.
  • Farm the fruit tree patch in Lletya.

An alternative fruit tree run that assumes you have a spirit tree planted north of Brimhaven (takes 5-10 minutes). This one is used for only harvesting your trees rather than planting them:

  • Start off at the bank in the Grand Exchange and withdraw 1 law rune, 5 air runes (or an air staff), and a Teleport crystal (no other items are necessary).
  • Use the spirit tree teleport at the north-east corner of the Grand Exchange to Brimhaven.
  • Farm the fruit tree to the west of the spirit tree.
  • Use the spirit tree to teleport to Tree Gnome Stronghold.
  • Farm the fruit patch just to the east of the spirit tree.
  • Use the spirit tree to teleport to the Tree Gnome Village.
  • Talk to Elkoy to quickly take you through the maze and then farm the fruit tree to the south-west.
  • Use the teleport crystal to teleport to Lletya (don't forget to have Eluned recharge it if you have no charges left).
  • Farm the fruit tree to the south-east.
  • Teleport to Camelot and travel south-east to Catherby.
  • Deposit your items in the Catherby bank.
  • Farm the fruit tree by the agility shortcut to Taverley.
  • As a bonus..do any other farming in the Catherby farming patch while you are there.

Farm the fruit tree

Bush run

Bush runs are efficiently performed by using fairy rings. They require the player to have started Fairytale II - Cure a Queen, but do not require completion – this means you do not need Farming level 49.

A fully grown Jangerberry Bush.

Fastest Run

Inventory

Alternately

Inventory

  • Teleport to Varrock and run south to the Champion's Guild
  • Farm the bush patch.
  • Teleport to falador and run south to rimmington
  • Farm the bush patch.
  • Teleport to Ardougne and run to south to bush patch.
  • Farm the bush patch.
  • Rub your glory amulet and telport to edgeville..
  • Run to the fairy ring, and dial C-I-P.
  • Run east to Etceteria
  • Farm the bush patch.

Farm the bush patch

Supercompost run

Supercompost runs are performed in the same manner as vegetable runs. Once supercompost runs are started, the buckets of supercompost can either be stored with Tool Leprechaun or sold on the Grand Exchange. Supercompost runs are not intended to train the Farming skill.

Inventory

A closed Compost Bin.

Supercompost run sequence

Farm the supercompost

See also


This article uses material from the "Crop running" article on the Runescape wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

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