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#1 OFFLINE   Keegan

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Posted 31 January 2010 - 06:45 PM

I'm 60 farming (almost 61), and if i buy the herb seeds and plant them, which herb will make me the most profit? (Low seed cost, high herb cost)
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Posted 01 February 2010 - 07:14 PM

Well, irit seeds are only 1k and the herbs sell for 3k each. Check here

Spirit weed seeds are around 500 and sell for 3.5k a piece. Check here

Toadflax seeds are 2k but the herb sells for 4.5k each. Check here

Wergali seeds are are 2.7k and the herb sells for 4.6k. Check here

Avantoe seeds are 2.8k and the herb is 5.3k. Check this

Kwuarm seeds sell for about 10.8k and the herb sells for 6.2k each so you should make a nice profit. Check

And ranarr, which has seeds that are 40k but herbs that are 10.6k each TADDDAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1


You can make profits on the lower ones but it's only about 1-2k a seed so it's not worth the time. Plus you get no exp.

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Posted 01 February 2010 - 08:27 PM

Nice job on the prices sleepy.  The other thing to consider is that you can't really tell which will give most profit, since # of herbs is always random, and unless you are watching every plot continuously, some will die, cutting into profits.
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Posted 01 February 2010 - 09:25 PM

I think you make alot of money from snapdragons. Seed is 86k herb is 18k. I personally like irits because of the profit between seed and herb and that if they its no big deal.
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Posted 02 February 2010 - 02:11 PM

I usually farm avantoe. I get around 120k-220k profit per run using supercompost and magical secateurs.
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Posted 02 February 2010 - 02:32 PM

The highest profit per seed I believe is marrentil as the seed is only 12gp while the herb is about 900gp, don't do it though as this is really slow money

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Posted 02 February 2010 - 02:34 PM

You might find this chart handy:
http://spreadsheets...._...MDLg&gid=11

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Posted 02 February 2010 - 02:43 PM

 Choccy, on Feb 2 2010, 08:34 PM, said:

You might find this chart handy:
http://spreadsheets...._...MDLg&gid=11
Just to note that if you look at that chart, don't look at where the lines are with 37 herbs. The average herbs/trip is about 30 (6 * 5), so the best would be avantoe here.
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Posted 02 February 2010 - 03:00 PM

Marijuana is best herb to farm but it takes 99 farm

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Posted 02 February 2010 - 03:16 PM

 Sleepy, on Feb 1 2010, 07:14 PM, said:

Well, irit seeds are only 1k and the herbs sell for 3k each. Check here
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You can make profits on the lower ones but it's only about 1-2k a seed so it's not worth the time. Plus you get no exp.

And don't forget
  • Wield Magic Secateurs (Fairy Tale part 1) - Improves yield by about 10%.
  • Use super compost - reduces the chance of disease and a slight increase in yield.
  • Use the amulet of farming - You can set it to one herb patch and watch a second patch.
  • If you have done the My Arm's big adventure you have access to a disease free herb plot.

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Posted 02 February 2010 - 09:14 PM

I used to think ranarrs until they kept dying which actually made me lose money. Toadflax are really the best since you can't lose more than 3k a run and if you plant marigolds like I do you never lose money. -.-
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Posted 02 February 2010 - 09:22 PM

 kalipop, on Feb 1 2010, 07:27 PM, said:

Nice job on the prices sleepy.  The other thing to consider is that you can't really tell which will give most profit, since # of herbs is always random, and unless you are watching every plot continuously, some will die, cutting into profits.

Actually, it isn't random. Sure, from time to time you may get more or less, but the average herbs/patch, including deaths and using all 5 herb patches, and using super compost, you get 6.5 herbs/patch.

Snapdragon and Ranarr are two of the most profitable, but personally I grow avantoe, since I need them for X pots, and I like to DIY herb as much as I can. Not to mention I still profit ~150k a run.
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Posted 03 February 2010 - 06:03 AM

 stonewall337, on Feb 2 2010, 09:22 PM, said:

 kalipop, on Feb 1 2010, 07:27 PM, said:

Nice job on the prices sleepy.  The other thing to consider is that you can't really tell which will give most profit, since # of herbs is always random, and unless you are watching every plot continuously, some will die, cutting into profits.

Actually, it isn't random. Sure, from time to time you may get more or less, but the average herbs/patch, including deaths and using all 5 herb patches, and using super compost, you get 6.5 herbs/patch.

Snapdragon and Ranarr are two of the most profitable, but personally I grow avantoe, since I need them for X pots, and I like to DIY herb as much as I can. Not to mention I still profit ~150k a run.

I do it yourself herb too Stonewall, and really, lately there seems to be no rhyme or reason to the amount of herbs that you get.  Before I got my 99, I was getting almost everytime at least 10 herbs a plot, sometimes 20 when I was really lucky.  Now, even with using farm cape boost, secateurs and supercompost, and fally shield, I'll get sometimes just 5 herbs from the fally plot.  Sometimes when I forget to turn on cape and wear shield, I'll get 12 herbs.  How much sense does that make?  

I think I've gotten over 12 herbs less than 5 times since I got cape, which has been over 2 years now.  Same thing with dying herbs, last week I had the same patch die 4 times in a row.  At my level, that should be close to impossible, but obviously it isn't.  One even got diseased twice, which really rarely happens.  

I guess I can write down my totals the next few weeks and compare it to 6.5, but when you're used to averaging 9-10 herbs a plot, with maybe 1/100 deaths, my farming results the last two months have been nothing but random, to say the least.  

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Posted 03 February 2010 - 07:45 AM

 kalipop, on Feb 3 2010, 06:03 AM, said:

I do it yourself herb too Stonewall, and really, lately there seems to be no rhyme or reason to the amount of herbs that you get.  Before I got my 99, I was getting almost everytime at least 10 herbs a plot, sometimes 20 when I was really lucky.  Now, even with using farm cape boost, secateurs and supercompost, and fally shield, I'll get sometimes just 5 herbs from the fally plot.  Sometimes when I forget to turn on cape and wear shield, I'll get 12 herbs.  How much sense does that make?

Fally shield provides boost?

When I was leveling farming I would plant toadflax as was mentioned earlier since if it dies u dont lose much and the profit is good if they live.

Always plant the seeds that will yield the highest gross profit in My Arm's patch and then you can use the nature amulet as well if u are going to be online and not distracted. I like to attach my nature amulet to Cathebery since if my plant is diseased it give me a free teleport to cathebery and I can bank items and buy cure plant - no need to carry coins or plant cure in inventory if you are doing something else. Then you can run to Ardougne patch nearby. You can use the ardougne cape 3 farm patch teleport if lazy.

If you use swiftkit set your countdown timer to 80minutes with alarm sound on.

before you log out put 2 seeds and 2 supercompost in your inventory. Go to My Arm patch and plant seed after supercomposting. equip magic secaturs. log out. When you log in pick your plants. supercompost and plant.

You can use your harvested items on leprachaun and he will note them for you. This is good if you want to camp at MYARms and just log in to plant and log out.

you can use farm boost to plant and harvest and should easily surpass the cost of the boost.
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Posted 03 February 2010 - 09:21 AM

 Iatrogenicx, on Feb 3 2010, 07:45 AM, said:

Fally shield provides boost?

10% increase in experience when using the Farming patches north of Port Sarim (lifted from RS main site)

and there's the thing with mole skins and lily seeds too, which I haven't tried out, which provide protection for all crops, since I haven't done mole in like 2 years, but maybe I'll have to make a run now sometime to try out the lily seeds.

So it doesn't help in yield. but gives more exp.  Too little too late for me though sigh, though I guess extra exp doesnt hurt overall rank. The only reason I knew anything about it at all was because all the really high lvled players (I should be talking) wear it along with ardougne cloak when doing their farm runs.
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Posted 03 February 2010 - 09:53 AM

Thanks for all the help you guys. -.-
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