Farming - Patches

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With all the crops, there have to be large numbers of places to plant them, and there certainly are. This section of the guide will explain about all the different Patches, what's good about them, what's bad about them, and lots of other things that you may find useful.


Notes

All of the information presented below will be kept to the following format:

Location: The location of the patch will go here, along with a map when you click on the name.
Type: The type of Patches that are available will go here.
Nearest Teleports: The nearest Teleports will go here, along with a note about which Spellbook the Teleport is on, or if it is something such as Jewelry.
Nearest Banks: The nearest Banks to the Patch will go here.
Helper: The name of the Helper will go here, along with a link which will display an image of the NPC.
Pros: All Patches have something good about them to put here!
Cons: All Patches have something bad about them to put here!

Allotments

There are four main Allotments around RuneScape, each with two Vegetable Patches, one Flower Patch, a Compost Bin, and a Herb Patch. There are also two other 'Allotment' Patches, one with just a Vegetable Patch, and one with a Herb Patch that can never become diseased!

Location: North of Ardougne
Type: Main Allotment - 2 Vegetable, 1 Flower, 1 Herb Patch
Nearest Teleports: Ardougne [Modern Magic]; Fishing Guild [Lunar Magic/Necklace of Skills]; Ranging Guild [Bracelet of Combat]
Nearest Banks: Ardougne North; Fishing Guild; Legends' Guild
Helper: Kragen
Pros: There are numerous different ways to easily access it. It is near to several Banks.
Cons: You have to travel a small distance to get to the nearby Farming Shop.

Location: Northern Catherby
Type: Main Allotment - 2 Vegetable, 1 Flower, 1 Herb Patch
Nearest Teleports: Camelot [Modern Magic]; Catherby [Lunar Magic]; White Wolf Mountain Gnome Glider
Nearest Banks: Catherby
Helper: Dantaera
Pros: The Farming Shop is very near. Catherby Bank is nearby for Banking.
Cons: There are often people standing around who may get in the way when trying to plant Seeds.

Location: South of Falador
Type: Main Allotment - 2 Vegetable, 1 Flower, 1 Herb Patch
Nearest Teleports: Draynor Village [Glory Amulet]; Falador [Modern Magics]; Port Sarim Spirit Tree [requires 83 Farming]; Mining Guild [Necklace of Skills]; Cabbage Patch [Explorer Ring - Lumbridge Tasks]
Nearest Banks: Falador East; Draynor Village
Helper: Elstan
Pros: There is a Cabbage field next to the Allotment, so it's easy to get payment for Tomatoes.
Cons: You have to climb over stiles and open gates to get to it.

Location: West of Port Phasmatys
Type: Main Allotment - 2 Vegetable, 1 Flower, 1 Herb Patch
Nearest Teleports: Ectofuntus [Quest reward]; Canifis [Ancient Magic]
Nearest Banks: Port Phasmatys; Canifis
Helper: Lyra
Pros: Isn't very far from the Ectofuntus if you use an Ectophial to get to it.
Cons: Requires you to complete Quests to access, and even more to be able to get to it quickly.

Location: Harmony
Type: Allotment - 1 Vegetable
Nearest Teleports: Ectofuntus [Quest reward]; Trouble Brewing [Activity Reward]; Canifis [Ancient Magic]
Nearest Banks: Mos Le'Harmless; Port Phasmatys; Canifis
Helper: There is no Helper to watch your crops here.
Pros: It is another Patch.
Cons: It's in the middle of nowhere. There is no Helper to watch your crops. There is only one patch for Vegetables. The patch is surrounded by aggressive Zombies. You need to do large numbers of Quests to get to it. Even if you have done these Quests, it's rarely worth using since it's a very long way to go unless you are on Mos Le'Harmless for an activity such as Trouble Brewing or Cave Horror slaying.

Location: On top of Troll Stronghold
Type: Allotment - Herb
Nearest Teleports: Trollheim [Modern Magic]; Burthope Games Room [Games Necklace]
Nearest Banks: Burthope
Helper: My Arm
Pros: If you plant Herbs here, My Arm will watch over them, making sure they don't die without you having to pay him. This makes it good for plating expensive seeds such as Ranarr and Snapdragon. The Tool Leprechaun is sitting on a Deck Chair! How much more awesome can you get?
Cons: It's a remote place. You need to do a number of Quests to be able to use the patch.

Hops

As with the Allotments, there are a number of different places that you are able to plant any Hops Seeds you may have lying around in your Bank.

Location: South-Western Entrana
Type: Hops
Nearest Teleports: Draynor Village [Glory Amulet]; Falador [Modern Magics]; Port Sarim Spirit Tree [requires 83 Farming]
Nearest Banks: Draynor Village; Void Knight Outpost
Helper: Francis
Pros: It can be accessed on the way to the Law Altar if you are crafting Law Runes.
Cons: You cannot take any Armour or Weapons to Entrana, so may need to change what you are wearing before heading to the island.

Location: North of Lumbridge
Type: Hops
Nearest Teleports: Lumbridge/Home Port/Varrock [Modern Magics]; Al Kharid [Glory Amulet]; Duel Arena [Ring of Duelling]; Senntisten [Ancient Magic]
Nearest Banks: Culinaromancer's Chest [Quest Reward]; Lumbridge; Al Kharid
Helper: Vasquen
Pros: There is a Chicken Pen nearby that you can collect Feathers in.
Cons: It's quite a way from any places you can Teleport.

Location: North-West of Seers' Village
Type: Hops
Nearest Teleports: Camelot [Modern Magics]; Fishing Guild [Lunar Magic/Necklace of Skills]; Ranging Guild [Bracelet of Combat]
Nearest Banks: Seers' Village
Helper: Rhonen
Pros: It can be visited on the way to the Coal Trucks Mine.
Cons: It's quite a way from any places you can Teleport.

Location: Yanille
Type: Hops
Nearest Teleports: Watchtower/Teleport to House (with house in Yanille) [Modern Magics]; Khazard Teleport [Lunar Magic]; Castle Wars [Ring of Duelling]
Nearest Banks: Yanille
Helper: Selena
Pros: There are a number of Teleports on Modern Magics nearby.
Cons: The Modern Teleports each have requirements such as 50 Construction or a Quest Completed.

Bushes

Once again, there are multiple patches that you can choose between to plant your oh so precious Bush Seeds in!

Location: South of Ardougne
Type: Bush
Nearest Teleports: Ardougne [Modern Magic]; Khazard Teleport [Lunar Magic]
Nearest Banks: South Ardougne
Helper: Torrel
Pros: If Mining at the Monastery, it is easy to get to.
Cons: It's slightly remote.

Location: Champions' Guild
Type: Bush
Nearest Teleports: Champions' Guild [Bracelet of Combat]; Varrock [Modern Magic]; Senntisten [Ancient Magic]; Cooks' Guild [Necklace of Skills]
Nearest Banks: Varrock West
Helper: Dreven
Pros: It's right next to the Champions' Guild, and there are various things to do inside the Guild. There is also a Mine nearby to Mine Ores from.
Cons: Unless you have a Bracelet of Combat, it's a bit of a distance to get to.

Location: Etceteria
Type: Bush
Nearest Teleports: Etceteria Spirit Tree [requires 83 Farming]; CIP Fairy Ring; Enchanted Lyre; Waterbirth/Moonclan Teleports [Lunar Magic]; Teleport to House (with house in Rellekka)/Camelot Teleport [Modern Magic]
Nearest Banks: Etceteria; Lunar Isle; Seers' Village
Helper: Rhazien
Pros: There is a Spirit Tree Patch nearby that makes getting to the island easy if you have 83 Farming.
Cons: Unless you do have a Spirit Tree in the nearby patch, it's a remote place that can be a pain to get to.

Location: Rimmington
Type: Bush
Nearest Teleports: Teleport to House (with house in Rimmington) [Modern Magic]; Crafting Guild [Necklace of Skills]; Falador Teleport [Modern Magic]; Draynor Village [Amulet of Glory]
Nearest Banks: Falador West; Draynor Village; Falador East
Helper: Taria
Pros: If you have a House in Rimmington, it's just outside.
Cons: If you don't have a House in Rimmington, it's a long way to get to it.

Wood Trees

These are the Trees that can give experience in a fast and furious manner, so make sure you keep them under control, or they may go crazy, and the experience appearing off them more than you could ever have imagined!

Location: Falador Park
Type: Wood Tree
Nearest Teleports: Falador [Modern Magic]; Mining Guild [Necklace of Skills]; Lassar [Ancient Magic]
Nearest Banks: Falador East; Falador West
Helper: Heskel
Pros: Is in the middle of Falador, so is somewhere you are likely to go past regularly. There are a number of rows that you can burn Logs from a Tree you cut down.
Cons: Due to Mole Holes, no clear rows to burn Logs are long enough to burn a full inventory easily.

Location: Gnome Stronghold
Type: Wood Tree
Nearest Teleports: Gnome Stronghold Spirit Tree/Gnome Gliders/Eagles [Quest rewards]; Barbarian Outpost [Lunar Magic/Games Necklace]; Fishing Guild [Lunar Magic]; Ardougne [Modern Magic]
Nearest Banks: Gnome Stronghold; Grand Tree
Helper: Prissy Scilla
Pros: There is a Bank very nearby. Not very far away is a Fruit Tree Patch. There are a number of rows that Logs can be burnt down, otherwise Banking them is easy.
Cons: Unless you have access to the Gnome Stronghold Spirit Tree or the Gnome Gliders, getting to the patch can be hard work.

Location: West of Lumbridge General Store
Type: Wood Tree
Nearest Teleports: Lumbridge/Home Port/Varrock [Modern Magics]; Al Kharid [Glory Amulet]; Duel Arena [Ring of Duelling]
Nearest Banks: Culinaromancer's Chest [Quest Reward]; Lumbridge; Al Kharid; Draynor Village
Helper: Fayeth
Pros: It is easy to get to due to the fact that it is so close to Lumbridge. There are a couple of places to burn lines of Logs down.
Cons: You have to walk a small distance east of the Patch to get enough room to burn lines of Logs.

Location: Taverley
Type: Wood Tree
Nearest Teleports: Hot Air Balloon [Quest reward]; Teleport to House (with House in Taverly)/Falador Teleport [Modern Magics]; Lassar [Ancient Magics]; Catherby Teleport [Lunar Magics]; Warriors' Guild [Bracelet of Combat]; Mining Guild [Necklace of Skills]
Nearest Banks: Falador West; Rogues Den
Helper: Alain
Pros: There are numerous great lines to burn Logs down.
Cons: It's a small distance from any Teleports.

Location: Varrock Palace
Type: Wood Tree
Nearest Teleports: Varrock [Modern Magic]; Cooks' Guild [Necklace of Skills]; Varrock Spirit Tree [Quest reward]; Champions' Guild [Bracelet of Combat]; Senntisten [Ancient Magic]; Digsite Glider [Quest reward]
Nearest Banks: Varrock West; Varrock East
Helper: Treznor
Pros: Is easy to get to with a Varrock Teleport. There are a couple of wonderful lines to burn Logs down.
Cons: The graphics in the area may make you depressed.

Fruit Trees

As with Wood Trees, Fruit Trees can pull in masses of experience without you even realizing anything is happening. This makes them another must-visit for any wannabe Farmers.

Location: Brimhaven
Type: Fruit Tree
Nearest Teleports: Ardougne/Teleport to House (with House in Brimhaven) [Modern Magics]; Fishing Guild Teleport [Lunar Magics/Necklace of Skills]; Karamja Teleport [Amulet of Glory]; Brimhaven Spirit Tree [requires 83 Farming]; Karamja Gloves 3 and 20gp for Cart Ride [Karamja Tasks]
Nearest Banks: Ardougne South; TzHaar; Shilo Village
Helper: Garth
Pros: Can be visited en-route to the Calquat Patch when traveling from the mainland.
Cons: Either requires you to Teleport to the island or pay 30gp for a Boat trip to get there.

Location: Catherby
Type: Fruit Tree
Nearest Teleports: Catherby [Lunar Magic]; Camelot [Modern Magic]; White Wolf Mountain Gnome Glider [Quest reward]
Nearest Banks: Catherby
Helper: Ellena
Pros: It's easy to get to if you spend a lot of time Fishing in Catherby.
Cons: It's a bit of a walk down the Beach to get to it, although there is a wonderful view out over an Obelisk!

Location: Gnome Stronghold
Type: Fruit Tree
Nearest Teleports: Gnome Stronghold Spirit Tree/Gnome Gliders/Eagles [Quest rewards]; Barbarian Outpost [Lunar Magic/Games Necklace]; Fishing Guild [Lunar Magic]; Ardougne [Modern Magic]
Nearest Banks: Gnome Stronghold; Grand Tree
Helper: Bolongo
Pros: There is a Bank fairly nearby. Not very far away is a Wood Tree Patch.
Cons: Unless you have access to the Gnome Stronghold Spirit Tree or the Gnome Gliders, getting to the patch can be hard work.

Location: Lletya
Type: Fruit Tree
Nearest Teleports: Tiny Elf Crystal, Port Tyras Charter Ship
Nearest Banks: Lletya
Helper: Amaethwr
Pros: The patch is very near to where the Tiny Elf Crystal teleports you. Rather than having a Leprechaun, there is an Elf called Teclyn who does the same job.
Cons: You need to complete several quests to get to the area.

Location: West of Tree Gnome Village
Type: Fruit Tree
Nearest Teleports: Tree Gnome Village/Khazard Spirit Trees [Quest reward]; Khazard Teleport [Lunar Magics]; Ardougne/Watchtower Teleports/Teleport to House (with House in Yanille) [Modern Magics]; Castle Wars [Ring of Duelling]
Nearest Banks: Castle Wars; South Ardougne; Yanille
Helper: Gileth
Pros: It's another patch that can give you large amounts of experience.
Cons: Can be hard to get to due to it being in a remote location.

Spirit Trees

There are three places that you can plant Spirit Trees around RuneScape, and each one has a Gnome willing to protect it for the strange items of a Ground Tooth, a Monkey Bar and 5 Monkey Nuts. It's clear that they're planning on taking over at some point soon, so let them protect more Trees, and make the invasion quicker than it would be otherwise! Strangely, you're limited to just having one Tree planted at a time, so this invasion will inevitably be slower.

Location: Brimhaven
Type: Spirit Tree
Nearest Teleports: Ardougne/Teleport to House (with House in Brimhaven) [Modern Magics]; Fishing Guild Teleport [Lunar Magics/Necklace of Skills]; Karamja Teleport [Amulet of Glory]
Nearest Banks: Ardougne South; TzHaar
Helper: Praistan Ebola
Pros: It's easy to get to if you are planting a Fruit Tree in Brimhaven.
Cons: There isn't much use for it in Brimhaven since there isn't much around, although there aren't any other very close Teleports. There is no Toll Leprechaun here, so you'll have to go to the nearby Fruit Tree Patch to find one.

Location: Etceteria
Type: Spirit Tree
Nearest Teleports: CIP Fairy Ring; Enchanted Lyre; Waterbirth/Moonclan Teleports [Lunar Magic]; Teleport to House (with house in Rellekka)/Camelot Teleport [Modern Magic]
Nearest Banks: Etceteria; Lunar Isle; Seers' Village
Helper: Yulf Squecks
Pros: It gives access to Etceteria that can only be dreamed of otherwise, and is near to a Bush Patch.
Cons: It's a long way to go to Plant it, then Check its Health in the first place, before you can use it to get to the island.

Location: Port Sarim
Type: Spirit Tree
Nearest Teleports: Draynor Village [Glory Amulet]; Falador [Modern Magics]; Mining Guild [Necklace of Skills]; Cabbage Patch [Explorer Ring - Lumbridge Tasks]
Nearest Banks: Draynor Village; Void Knight Outpost; Falador East
Helper: Frizzy Skernip
Pros: Can be visited en-route to either the Falador Allotment or Entrana Hops. It's a Teleport slightly nearer to the Rimmington corner of the Freeplay World than Draynor Village.
Cons: Other than Pest Control, there isn't much to do in that corner of the world.

Special

There are just a few other Patches in RuneScape for Special Crops that are so amazingly special that they just had to be called 'Special', which must have been a highly special feeling for them on the special day that they were named in the special naming ceremony.

Location: West of Draynor Manor, north of the Belladonna patch
Type: Special - Evil Turnip
Nearest Teleports: Draynor Village [Glory Amulet]; Port Sarim Spirit Tree [with 83 Farming]; Cabbage Patch [Explorer Ring - Lumbridge Tasks]
Nearest Banks: Draynor Village
Helper: There is no Helper to watch your crops here.
Pros: This is the only place to grow Evil Turnips and it only takes about 4 minutes for them to grow.
Cons: Unless you have several to plant and something to alch while waiting, getting to the patch can seem like a lot of hard work.

Location: West of Draynor Manor, south of the Evil Turnip patch
Type: Special - Belladonna
Nearest Teleports: Draynor Village [Glory Amulet]; Port Sarim Spirit Tree [with 83 Farming]; Cabbage Patch [Explorer Ring - Lumbridge Tasks]
Nearest Banks: Draynor Village
Helper: There is no Helper to watch your crops here.
Pros: You can grow Nightshade to make Poisons from.
Cons: If you aren't wearing Gloves when you try to pick it, you will get poisoned with a Poison that hits two damage.

Location: Al Kharid
Type: Special - Cactus
Nearest Teleports: Duel Arena [Ring of Duelling]; Al Kharid [Glory Amulet]; Lumbridge/Home Port [Modern Magics]
Nearest Banks: Al Kharid; Duel Arena
Helper: There is no Helper to watch your crops here.
Pros: The Spines are used to pay a Helper to watch over Yew Trees. It's fairly near to the Ring of Duelling Duel Arena Teleport.
Cons: The Banks are quite a distance away.

Location: Tai Bwo Wannai
Type: Special - Calquat
Nearest Teleports: Ardougne/Teleport to House (with House in Brimhaven) [Modern Magics]; Shilo Village Teleport [Karamja Gloves]; Fishing Guild Teleport [Lunar Magics/Necklace of Skills]; Karamja Teleport [Amulet of Glory]; Brimhaven Spirit Tree [requires 83 Farming]
Nearest Banks: Shilo Village; Ardougne South; TzHaar
Helper: Imiago
Pros: The experience from the Tree is amazing for the price of the Seed.
Cons: It's very remote.

Location: South-West of Canifis
Type: Special - Bittercap Mushroom
Nearest Teleports: CKS Fairy Ring; Kharyll [Ancient Magic]; Ectofuntus [Quest reward]
Nearest Banks: Canifis
Helper: There is no Helper to watch your crops here.
Pros: It is very near to the Fairy Ring.
Cons: Other than the Fairy Ring, access is very limited.

Location: Gardens of Ardougne Mansion
Type: Special - Jade Vine
Nearest Teleports: Ardougne Teleport [Modern Magic]; Khazard Battlefield Spirit Tree [Quest reward]; Fishing Guild Teleport [Lunar Magics/Necklace of Skills]
Nearest Banks: Ardougne South; Ardougne North
Helper: Horacio
Pros: It is the only Jade Vine patch there is.
Cons: You must have completed the Back to My Roots Quest to use it.

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Published on: January 18, 2009 09:30 PM EST by Salmoneus
Updated on: August 24, 2011 11:25 PM EDT by Salmoneus