Farming is an interesting skill in Runescape, tied in with Cooking and Herblore. Similarly, you can trade your plants for earning Runescape Gold. You have the ability to grow your own variety of plants, from fruits and vegetables, to herbs, trees and other useful plants! Be prepared to get your hands dirty and to do a bit of digging as well!
To start Farming you will need to find a Farming patch. There are different types of patches around the world where you can grow different things. When you arrive at a patch for the first time it will be overgrown with weeds. You will need to clear these weeds with a rake. You’ll then want to treat the soil with compost by buying from the farmer using your RS Gold.
In most cases, you’ll then use a seed on the farming patch, while having a seed dibber in your inventory, to plant it. Use a watering can on the new plant so it will start growing (not needed if you pay a nearby farmer to take care of your plants). Take care to note that your plants can get diseased and die if left alone.
If your plant gets diseased you will have to use a plant cure potion on the plant (Flowers can also protect your crops). This can be bought from any farmer that lingers close to most farming patches for 25 Runescape gold. You can tell those farmers apart from the attackable ones by their unique names. You can also buy these Plant Cure Potions at Farming Shops, but for 40 Runescape gold. If you don’t use the Plant Cure Potion on your plant in time it will die and you’ll have to clear out your patch with a spade in your inventory.
When you are harvesting some patches you will need a spade as well. You can treat patches with compost to avoid disease and increase harvest yield when you pick the grown plant. Note that you can put several of these on your Toolbelt to avoid the need to bring them along.