Growing potatoes raised bed

Raised Potato Plants – Methods For Growing Potatoes Above Ground

Potatoes go with just about everything, plus they are fairly easy to grow, so it’s no wonder that many gardeners plant them in the usual way, underground. But what about growing potatoes above ground? Raised potato plants may be an atypical potato growing method but one with many benefits. Read on to learn how to grow above ground potatoes.

Benefits of Raised Potato Plants

Potatoes actually don’t need to be buried under dirt to grow. The reason we do is simply to keep the potatoes from getting green, but there are other ways to accomplish that. The key is to block the light from hitting the actual spud.

The advantages of growing potatoes above ground are numerous. First of all, digging the spuds up at harvest often damages them. Growing potatoes above ground eliminates that problem.

With this potato growing method, you are replacing the dirt with mulch and that has all kinds of benefits. For one thing, it’s a great way to clear a weedy area in the landscape since the mulch blocks the light. At the end of the growing season, the mulch breaks down to add more organic matter in the soil.

Potatoes from raised potato plants will also likely be the nicest looking potatoes you’ve ever grown. They won’t be dirty and will be smooth.

Above Ground Potato Growing Methods

There are basically two above ground potato growing methods: raised potato plants grown in a raised bed or potatoes grown in a tower or cage. There are variations on either method, but here is the gist.

How to Grow Above Ground Potatoes in a Tower

A day or two prior to planting, cut certified disease-free seed potatoes into 2-inch (5 cm.) chunks with at least two eyes per chunk. Lay them out to cure for 12-48 hours to allow the cut side to scab over. If you are choosing the tower potato growing method, you will need 12-24 pieces per tower. Choose longer season varieties or indeterminate potatoes which will set more potatoes over a longer period.

To grow above ground potatoes in a tower, you will need metal field fencing. Fold the fencing into a cylinder that is about 2-3 inches (5-7.6 cm.) in diameter and secure the ends. Choose a spot for the tower and fill the bottom third with straw and then a layer of soil. Place the seed potatoes near the edges of the container and about 6 inches (15 cm.) apart.

Repeat the process until you have layered in all of your seed potatoes. Cover the top of the container with mulch, flowers or even salad greens.

Growing Raised Potato Plants

To grow above ground potatoes in a bed, either create a raised bed or mound up dirt to create a long bed. Hoe or loosen the soil if need be and water the area. Lay the seed potatoes spaced just as you would if you were burying them – early varieties 14-16 inches (35-40 cm.) apart with at least a foot (30 cm.) between plants and for other varieties 18 inches (46 cm.) in a bed or 14 inches (35 cm.) between plants in rows that are 30 inches (75 cm.) apart.

Cover the seed potatoes with just straw or compost and then straw. You can either cover them with 6 inches (15 cm.) of straw right away or add to the straw layer as the potatoes grow. Water the straw well and cover it with mesh or grass clippings to keep it from being blown away.

No space? That’s okay too. Growing potatoes in containers or grow bags will also suffice. You can layer this with straw and compost just as you would in a tower.

Whether you are striving for a few gourmet fingerling potatoes for fresh eating or growing a large crop for winter food storage, here are several different ways to grow potatoes in your garden.

Growing potatoes is always amazing to me. You plant a small seed potato in the ground and it grows into a plant that produces an abundance of edible tubers beneath the soil. It is like a treasure hunt digging into the soil to find them. You never know what you will uncover.

Choosing how to grow your potatoes is almost as difficult as selecting the varieties you want to try. Whether you are striving for a few gourmet fingerling potatoes for fresh eating or growing a large crop for winter food storage, here are several different ways to plant and grow your own potatoes:

Growing Potatoes: Trench and Hill Method

My first year of growing potatoes, I used the trench and hill method. This involves digging trenches two feet apart, mounding the soil in between the trenches, planting the potato seed, and using the mounded soil to hill the potato plants as they grow. This is the basic, proven method of growing potatoes that farmers have used for centuries only scaled down for the backyard garden.

  • Read more on How to Grow Potatoes: Trench and Hill Method.

Planting Potatoes the Grow Biointensive Way

The Grow Biointensive potato planting method involves planting the potato seed at 9-inch centers by 9-inches deep while double digging and amending the garden bed. The rows are planted in an offset, or hexagonal spacing. The closer spacing helps maximize space and reduce water loss. No hilling is required. This is my favorite way to grow potatoes.

  • Learn more about Planting Potatoes the Biointensive Way.

Growing Potatoes in Bins and Towers

If you are short on gardening space, growing your potatoes above ground in bins, cages, or towers are a great way to grow an abundance of potatoes in a very limited space.

Potato towers were a very popular method to experiment with among my garden blogging friends back in 2010. Unfortunately, many had mixed results. Here are some tips to succeed with potato bins and towers:

Select late-season potato varieties: Late-season varieties are more likely to continue producing tubers along the stems as they are covered with soil. Early- or mid-season potatoes will only produce one set of potatoes at the bottom. Suggested late-season varieties are Binjte, Yellow Finn, Indian Pit, or Red Pontiac.

Use lightweight soil: Fill the bins with a lightweight soil mix to prevent compacting, and allow roots to spread. Amend with mushroom compost, coconut coir, sawdust, and potting mix.

Water well: Watering requirements of potato plants grown above ground are greater since the soil is not insulated as well as in the ground. The plants will stop growing if they become dry or overheated. Check the containers frequently in warm weather and water deeply so the moisture reaches the roots on the bottom. Also consider coiling a soaker hose through the bin as you the layer soil.

  • Build as Your Grow Potato Bin Tutorial from Rich at Sinfonian’s Garden Adventure
  • Potato Towers – Growing Potates the Easy Way by Common Sense Home
  • Also explore, Potato Tower: Does it Grow More Spuds? by Timber Creek Farm

Growing Potatoes in Containers and Grow Bags

Growing potatoes in containers seem to be more successful than the large above ground potato bins. The smaller containers are much easier to care for and keep up with watering. Harvesting the potatoes grown in containers is a snap, too — instead of digging you just dump out the soil and there they are!

  • How to Grow Potatoes in Containers
  • How to Grow Potatoes in Burlap Bags by Family Food Garden
  • These Reusable Potato Grow Bags or Potato Pots will hold 3-6 seed potatoes that will provide you with a nice sized harvest.

Growing Potatoes in Mulch

Growing potatoes in mulch requires no digging and the potatoes are much cleaner come harvest time. To plant, loosen a few inches of soil in the garden bed and work in some compost and fertilizer with a rake. Lay your seed potatoes on the soil about 12-inches apart. Cover the seed potatoes with 12-inches of organic mulch, such as shredded leaves, pine needles, leaf mold, sawdust, hay, or straw. Add more mulch when the plants are about 6 inches tall and continue mulching every 2-weeks until the plants bloom.

  • Growing Potatoes in Mulch: The Lazy Bed Method by Better Hens and Gardens

Planting Potatoes Back to Eden Style

The Back to Eden gardening method involves mimicking nature’s way of building healthy soil. The Back to Eden garden is never cultivated or tilled. Instead, this method involves seasonally layering the garden with compost, mulch, and wood chips to build a generous cover of deep mulch that brakes down naturally and adds nutrients to the soil and improves water retention. Much like a natural forest.

  • Planting Potatoes in a Back to Eden Garden by The 104 Homestead

Other Potato Growing Tips:

  • Family Food Garden explores several ways to grow potatoes. See what worked and what didn’t: Which is the Best Method to Grow Potatoes?
  • How to Plant Potatoes by Farming in My Backyard

There is no right or wrong way to grow potatoes. Different methods work for different growing locations. If you are planting potatoes for the first time or if you have planted them in the past and failed to harvest a good yield, I urge you to not give up and try a different approach until you find a method that works for you.

Want to Learn How to Grow Potatoes?

You will find everything you need to start growing potatoes in my PDF eBook, Grow a Good Life Guide to Growing Potatoes. Whether you are striving for a few gourmet fingerling potatoes or a large crop for winter food storage, this guide will show how you can grow your own, organic, homegrown potatoes.

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Good planning is key to a successful vegetable garden.

Whether you are new to growing your own food or have been growing a vegetable garden for years, you will benefit from some planning each year. You will find everything you need to organize and plan your vegetable garden in my PDF eBook, Grow a Good Life Guide to Planning Your Vegetable Garden.

Potato seeds are the first seeds able to be grown in Farming. Three may be planted in an allotment patch to grow potatoes. They take about 40 minutes to grow.

A nearby gardener will ask for 2 buckets of compost to watch over your growing potatoes.

Fully grown marigolds in a nearby flower patch will also protect potatoes from disease.

Farming info

Potato seed

Farming level

Patch

Allotment

Seeds per

3 seeds

Payment

2 compost

Time

40 min (4×10 min)

Crop

Potato

Experience

Planting

Harvesting

Obtaining potato seeds

  • By picking potatoes from a field.
  • By pickpocketing Farmers.
  • By pickpocketing Master farmers.
  • By purchasing or stealing them from Olivia’s seed stall in Draynor village.
  • By killing Guards.
  • By killing Hill giants.
  • By killing Cave Crawlers.
  • By killing Rockslugs

v • d • e Seeds
Allotment

Potato • Onion • Cabbage • Tomato • Sweetcorn • Strawberry • Watermelon

Flower

Marigold • Rosemary • Nasturtium • Woad • Limpwurt

Herb

Guam • Marrentill • Tarromin • Harralander • Gout tuber • Ranarr • Toadflax • Irit • Avantoe • Kwuarm • Snapdragon • Cadantine • Lantadyme • Dwarf weed • Torstol

Hop

Barley • Hammerstone • Asgarnian • Jute • Yanillian • Krandorian • Wildblood

Bush

Redberry • Cadavaberry • Dwellberry • Jangerberry • Whiteberry • Poison ivy

Tree

Acorn • Willow • Maple • Yew • Magic

Fruit tree

Apple tree • Banana tree • Orange tree • Curry tree • Pineapple • Papaya tree • Palm tree

Special seeds

Seaweed • Teak • Grape • Mushroom • Mahogany • Cactus • Belladonna • Calquat • Spirit

Other seeds

Blindweed • Crystal (small) • Grass • Hardy gout tuber • Hardy gout tubers • Kelda • Pine tree • White pearl

Tithe Farm seeds

Golovanova • Bologano • Logavano

Chambers of Xeric

Golpar • Buchu • Noxifer

Garden of Tranquillity

Delphinium • Pink orchid • Pink rose • Red rose • Snowdrop • Vine • White rose • Yellow orchid

OSRS Farming Guide – Leveling 1-99 & Making Money with Plants

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Farming is one of the P2P skills in the game thus can only be trained by using P2P Methods. The best thing about training this skill is that you can do it while being totally AFK or even offline. But that also means it takes a long time to achieve a certain level.

There are other methods to train this skill quickly, but it is not efficient at all since you won’t be AFK and it requires your attention every few mins which makes this skill lose it’s AFK advantage. Methods like these are only good for impatient players and not recommended at all.

Farming is the process of planting seeds to grow crops to harvest later. This process takes time depending on what type of seed are you planting. There are many types of seeds to plant and all of them will be mentioned later.

In this article, we will be introducing the leveling guide of how to train

Farming in the most efficient way means that you will be AFK 90% of the time by following it. An alternative method will be mentioned but it won’t be AFK at all. Making money through this skill can only be that profitable by Farming Herbs since their price is really high.

Also, keep in mind that

Farming can sometimes be very expensive, so be ready to spend some coins.

Make sure to check out all 23 OSRS skills in our relevant guide.

OSRS Farming 101

First of all, you should know that

Farming is probably the easiest skill to train in the game according to the few minutes it requires per day to plant and harvest your crops. Having a high level of Farming allows you to plant more seeds and increases the number of crops you get by harvesting one plant.

Planting seeds can only be done in the farming patches, these patches can only be found in some places around the map. Each patch is made for some specific seeds, meaning that you can’t plant all the seeds in the same patch type.

The crops you plant have different types, these types are either Normal trees, Fruit trees, Herbs, Allotments, Flowers, Vegetables, Hops, Bushs, or special plants. Each type has its own seeds and its own farming patches. Note that the Tree seeds will need to be made into a Sapling first before planting it.

Any plant or tree can be diseased while growing and it requires your care, but alternatively, players can pay for the NPCs near the patch to look after the patches for you. Each plant has a different payment and not all of them are protectable by paying to the NPCs. Generally, Herbs and Flowers are not protectable in addition to some other plants.

Farming Gardener, Old School Runescape

There is also another NPC (Tool Leprechaun) near each patch, he will store your

Farming tools and note the crops for you to free some inventory slots.

Tool Leprechaun, Old School Runescape

Farming Tools

To plant a seed, you will need some tools, each tool can be bought from any

Farming shop which is located near every farming patch in the game. You can check every tool and its use in the table below.

Item Uses
Rake To get rid of weeds in a patch
Spade Harvesting crops, clearing away dead plants and removing plant roots and bushes.
Watering can Used for watering plants, which prevents disease during the watered growth cycle. Also used to water tree seedlings.
Seed dibber Used for planting seeds in a plot.
Gardening trowel Used to fill plant pots with soil, as well as planting tree seeds in plant pots to grow saplings.
Secateurs Used for cutting away diseased leaves from trees and bushes.
Basket Used for storing up to 5 pieces of fruit (Tomatoes, Strawberries, Oranges, Apples, Bananas).
Empty sack Used for storing up to 10 vegetables (Potatoes, Cabbages, Onions).
Empty plant pot Most often leftover after planting a sapling in a tree or fruit tree patch; needs to be refilled before use.
Filled plant pot Used along with a trowel to plant tree seeds, which, when watered, produce tree saplings that may then be planted in patches.
Plant cure Cures a diseased plant (other than trees and bushes).
Magic secateurs Magic secateurs increase most variable yields when worn.

Sapling

Saplings, Old School Runescape

Turning a Seed to a Sapling is required to plant trees, this can be done by using planting the seed into a

Filled Plant Pot while having a Trowel. An Empty Plant Pot can be filled by using it on any empty farming patch while having a Gardening Trowel in your inventory. After using the seed on the Filled Plant Pot, you will need to water it by using a Watering Can on it.

A Sapling with “w” at the end of its name is a watered Sapling and ready to be planted. Usually, 5 minutes is needed for each Sapling to be grown after watering it.

The table below shows every kind of Sapling in addition to the required level to plant it and many more details.

Sapling Farming level Planting XP Check-Health XP Harvest XP Total XP Required Seeds Protection Payment Growth Duration
Oak sapling 15 14 467.5 N/A 481.5 Acorn Basket of Tomatoes 5 × 40 mins
Willow sapling 30 25 1,456.30 N/A 1,481.30 Willow Basket of Apples 7 × 40 mins
Maple sapling 45 45 3,403.40 N/A 3,448.40 Maple Basket of Oranges 8 × 40 mins
Yew sapling 60 81 7,069.90 N/A 7,150.90 Yew Cactus spine × 10 10 × 40 mins
Magic sapling 75 145.5 13,768.30 N/A 13,913.80 Magic Coconut × 25 12 × 40 mins
Apple sapling 27 22 1,199.50 8.5 1,272.50 Apple Sweetcorn × 9 6 × 160 mins
Banana sapling 33 28 1,750.50 10.5 1,841.50 Banana Basket of Apples× 4 6 × 160 mins
Orange sapling 39 35.5 2,470.20 13.5 2,586.70 Orange Basket of Strawberries × 3 6 × 160 mins
Curry sapling 42 40 2,906.90 15 3,036.90 Curry Basket of Bananas × 5 6 × 160 mins
Pineapple sapling 51 57 4,605.70 21.5 4,791.70 Pineapple Watermelon × 10 6 × 160 mins
Papaya sapling 57 72 6,146.40 27 6,380.40 Papaya Pineapple × 10 6 × 160 mins
Palm sapling 68 111 10,150.10 41.5 10,509.60 Palm tree Papaya fruit × 15 6 × 160 mins
Dragonfruit sapling 81 140 17,335 70 17,895 Dragonfruit Coconut × 15 6 × 160 mins
Teak sapling 35 25 7,290 N/A 7,315 Teak tree Limpwurt root × 15 6 × 640 mins
Mahogany sapling 55 63 15,720 N/A 15,783 Mahogany tree Yanillian hops × 25 8 × 640 mins
Calquat sapling 72 130 12,096 48.5 12,516.50 Calquat tree Poison ivy berries × 8 8 × 160 mins
Spirit sapling 83 200 19,301.80 N/A 19,501.30 Spirit tree Monkey nuts×5 + Monkey bar×1 +Ground tooth×1 12 × 320 mins
Celastrus sapling 85 204 14,130 23.5 14,404.50 Celastrus tree Potato cactus × 8 5 × 160 mins
Redwood sapling 90 230 22,450 N/A 22,680 Redwood tree Dragonfruit × 6 10 × 640 mins

Note that the normal Trees can be chopped using the Woodcutting skill and it is only visible for you. But it is advised to pay 200 coins for the Farmer to cut down the tree to train

Farming as efficient as possible.

Seeds

Seeds, Old School Runescape

Every seed in the game is generally obtained by killing the various monsters in the game. More details on each seed can be found in the table below. Note that the tree seeds details are the same as the Sapling mentioned above.

Level Seed Protection Payment Growth Time
1 Potato Compost×2 4×10 mins
5 Onion Potatoes(10)×1 4×10 mins
7 Cabbage Onions(10)×1 4×10 mins
12 Tomato Cabbages(10)×2 4×10 mins
20 Sweetcorn Jute fibre×10 6×10 mins
31 Strawberry Basket of Apples×1 6×10 mins
47 Watermelon Curry leaf×10 8×10 mins
61 Snape grass Jangerberries×5 7×10 mins
2 Marigold 4×5 mins
11 Rosemary 4×5 mins
24 Nasturtium 4×5 mins
25 Woad seed 4×5 mins
26 Limpwurt 4×5 mins
58 White lily 4×5 mins
9 Guam leaf 4×20 mins
14 Marrentill 4×20 mins
19 Tarromin 4×20 mins
26 Harralander 4×20 mins
29 Gout tuber 4×20 mins
32 Ranarr seed 4×20 mins
38 Toadflax 4×20 mins
44 Irit leaf 4×20 mins
50 Avantoe 4×20 mins
56 Kwuarm 4×20 mins
62 Snapdragon 4×20 mins
67 Cadantine 4×20 mins
73 Lantadyme 4×20 mins
79 Dwarf weed 4×20 mins
85 Torstol 4×20 mins
3 Barley Compost×3 4×10 mins
4 Hammerstone Marigold×1 4×10 mins
8 Asgarnian Onions(10)×1 5×10 mins
13 Jute Barley malt×6 5×10 mins
16 Yanillian Tomatoes(5)×1 6×10 mins
21 Krandorian Cabbages(10)×3 7×10 mins
28 Wildblood Nasturtiums×1 8×10 mins
10 Redberry Cabbages(10)×4 5×20 mins
22 Cadavaberry Tomatoes(5)x3 6×20 mins
36 Dwellberry Strawberries(5)×3 7×20 mins
48 Jangerberry Watermelons×6 8×20 mins
59 Whiteberry Bittercap mushroom×8 8×20 mins
70 Poison ivy berry 8×20 mins
15 Acorn Tomatoes(5)×1 5×40 mins
30 Willow Apples(5)×1 7×40 mins
45 Maple Oranges(5)×1 8×40 mins
60 Yew Cactus spine×10 10×40 mins
75 Magic Coconut×25 12×40 mins
27 Apple Sweetcorn×9 6×160 mins
33 Banana Apples(5)×4 6×160 mins
39 Orange Strawberries(5)×3 6×160 mins
42 Curry Bananas(5)×5 6×160 mins
51 Pineapple Watermelon×10 6×160 mins
57 Papaya Pineapple×10 6×160 mins
68 Palm tree Papaya fruit×15 6×160 mins
81 Dragonfruit Coconut×15 6×160 mins
23 Giant seaweed Numulite × 200 4 × 10 mins
35 Teak tree Limpwurt root × 15 6 × 640 mins
36 Grapes Free 7 x 5 mins
53 Mushroom 6 × 40 mins
55 Mahogany tree Yanillian hops × 25 8 × 640 mins
55 Cactus Cadava berries×6 7 × 80 mins
63 Belladonna 4 × 80 mins
64 Potato cactus Snape grass × 8 7 x 10 mins
65 Hespori 3 x 640 mins
72 Calquat tree Poison ivy berries×8 8 × 160 mins
74 Crystal tree 6 x 80 mins
76 Kronos 8 x 640 mins
76 Iasor 8 x 640 mins
76 Attas 8 x 640 mins
83 Spirit tree Monkey nuts×5 + Monkey bar×1 + Ground tooth×1 12 × 320 mins
85 Celastrus tree Potato cactus×8 5 × 160 mins
90 Redwood tree Dragonfruit×6 10 × 640 mins

Farming Patches

Farming Patch, Old School Runescape

There are many types of Plants, each type can only be planted in its own farming patch. All the details needed for each farming patch are shown in the tables below.

Type Location Gardener
2 Allotment + 1 Flower + 1 Herb South of Falador Elstan
2 Allotment + 1 Flower + 1 Herb West of Port Phasmatys Lyra
2 Allotment + 1 Flower + 1 Herb North of Catherby Dantaera
2 Allotment + 1 Flower + 1 Herb North of Ardougne Kragen
2 Allotment + 1 Flower + 1 Herb Southwest corner of Hosidius This farming patch becomes disease-free with 50% Hosidius favour Marisi
1 Allotment Harmony Island Requires partial completion of The Great Brain Robbery to use None
2 Allotment + 1 Flower Farming Guild Alan
2 Allotment + 1 Flower Prifddinas (North-east inside the city) Oswallt
Herb Roof of Troll Stronghold My Arm/Drunken Dwarf’s Leg Disease-free
Herb Harmony Island None
Herb Weiss Boulder Disease-free
Herb Farming Guild None
Hop North of Lumbridge farm Vasquen
Hop North of McGrubor’s Wood Rhonen
Hop Yanille Selena
Hop Entrana Francis
Bush West of Champions’ Guild Dreven
Bush Rimmington Taria
Bush South of Ardougne Torrell
Bush South-west Etceteria Rhazien
Bush Farming Guild Alan
Regular Trees West of Lumbridge Castle Fayeth
Regular Trees Varrock Castle courtyard Treznor
Regular Trees Falador Park Becomes disease-free after completion of the elite Falador diary Heskel
Regular Trees Taverley Alain
Regular Trees Tree Gnome Stronghold Prissy Scilla
Regular Trees Farming Guild Note: Requires level 65 Farming to enter west wing of the Farming Guild to use Rosie
Fruit Trees Tree Gnome Stronghold Bolongo
Fruit Trees East of Catherby Ellena
Fruit Trees West of Tree Gnome maze Gileth
Fruit Trees North of Brimhaven Garth
Fruit Trees Lletya Liliwen
Fruit Trees Farming Guild Note: Requires level 85 Farming to enter north wing of the Farming Guild to use Nikkie
Spirit Trees South-east Etceteria Yulf Squecks
Spirit Trees East of Port Sarim Frizzy Skernip
Spirit Trees North of Brimhaven Praistan Ebola
Spirit Trees Hosidius Lammy Langle
Spirit Trees Farming Guild Note: Requires level 85 Farming to enter north wing of the Farming Guild to use Latlink Fastbell
Cactus Al Kharid Ayesha
Cactus Farming Guild Alan
Special Trees West of Canifis None
Special Trees Draynor Manor None
Special Trees North of Tai Bwo Wannai Imiago
Special Trees Hosidius Vinery (65% Hosidius favour required to access) Gallow
Special Trees Underwater Mernia
Special Trees Fossil Island Mushroom Forest Squirrels
Special Trees Prifddinas Pennant
Special Trees Farming Guild Note: Requires level 65 Farming to enter west wing of the Farming Guild to use Felfiz Yaryus
Special Trees Farming Guild Note: Requires level 65 Farming to enter west wing of the Farming Guild to use Arno
Special Trees Farming Guild Note: Requires level 85 Farming to enter north wing of the Farming Guild to use Taylor
Special Trees Farming Guild Note: Requires level 85 Farming to enter north wing of the Farming Guild to use Alexandra

To do farming efficiently, you will have to use the closest teleport to the patch. This can be done in a circle, so you use a teleport to the next patch after planting and the same goes for harvesting. Choosing the teleport is totally depending on you and what you can afford.

Farming Guild

Farming Guild Location, Old School Runescape

It is a place where you can plant additional seeds to the available patches in the game. The Place has various farming patches that can be used to gain more

Farming XP.

The Guild can be accessed at level 45

Farming in addition to having 65% Hosidius favor. It also has 3 different stages; beginner, intermediate and advanced. Each stage has a required Farming level; 45 for beginner, 65 for intermediate and 85 for advanced. Every stage is limited to some Farming patches, unlocking all of them will let you access to all the patches inside the guild.

There are also 4 unique Farming patches located only inside the guild, these are the Anima patch, Celestrus patch, Redwood patch, and Hespori patch.

Compost Bin & Supercompost

Compost Bin, Old School Runescape

A Supercompost is an item obtained by filling the Compost bin found near the allotment patches with 15 crops. The Compost bin should be closed for 90 minutes to rot so the players can later use an empty bucket on it to fill it with

Supercompost.

Only the items shown in the table below are used to create

Supercompost (15 of any of them for a full Compost Bin).

Item

Pineapple

Watermelon

Coconut

Papaya fruit

Mushroom

Poison ivy berries

Jangerberries

White berries

Toadflax

Avantoe

Kwuarm

Snapdragon

Cadantine

Lantadyme

Dwarf weed

Torstol

Oak roots

Willow roots

Maple roots

Yew roots

Magic roots

Celastrus bark

Calquat fruit

White tree fruit

White lily

The

Supercompost used on the soil before planting to reduce the disease, but this is only useful for plants that are unprotectable by paying for the Farmer/Gardener near it.

Supercompost is also used for increasing the crop yield, meaning that it is very useful for planting Herbs to increase the gold profits. This can only be done to Hops, Allotments, and Herbs.

Useful Farming Items

The following items are very useful and recommended while training

Farming. However, they are not a requirement to follow this guide.

Magic Secateurs

Magic secateurs is used instead of the normal Secateurs as it increases your Herb, Allotment, and Grapes yield by 10%. The

Magic secateurs can only be obtained after completing the Fairytale I – Growing Pains Quest or during it.

Note that completing this quest will get your

Farming level from level 1 to 17 immediately.

Farming Outfit

Farming Outfit, Old School Runescape

It is an outfit that boosts your

Farming XP by 2.5% when it is fully equipped, each piece of it gives different XP bonus. Outfit pieces can be bought from the Tithe Farm shop for 400 points which are only gained during the Tithe Farm minigame.

This outfit is not very important and not required to follow this guide.

Farming Quests

The Quests below is going to significantly help you to pass the first few levels, especially the Fairy Tale I – Growing Pains as it is essential in our guide to be completed.

Quest XP Required Farming Level Other Requirements
Recipe for Disaster (Goblin generals subquest) 1,000
Enlightened Journey 3,000 30 20 Quest Points, 20 Firemaking, 36 Crafting
Fairytale I – Growing Pains 3,500
Grim Tales 4,000 45 52 Herblore, 58 Thieving, 59 Agility, 71 Woodcutting
Forgettable Tale… 5,000 17 22 Cooking
Garden of Tranquillity 5,000 25
My Arm’s Big Adventure 5,000 29 10 Woodcutting
Rum Deal 7,000 40 42 Crafting, 50 Fishing, 47 Prayer, 42 Slayer
Song of the Elves 20,000 70 70 Agility, 70 Construction, 70 Herblore, 70 Hunter, 70 Mining, 70 Smithing, 70 Woodcutting

Farming Training – Level 1-99

Follow the guide below to reach level 99 in the most efficient way. If you don’t know how to farm, please check all the information in the OSRS Farming 101 section above.

The following methods will only include planting Trees as you can do it with very low efforts because they take a long time to grow meaning that you can be AFK for a longer time. Check the Sapling Section above if you don’t know how to make a Sapling.

Paying 200 coins for the Gardener to cut down the tree each time after checking its health is required for quick training. You click on the tree once it is fully grown to receive the XP. The protection payment for each tree was also explained earlier.

All the items mentioned below should be directly bought from the Grand Exchange and the protection payment items should be in a noted form for more inventory slots. Note that you should use teleports to speed up the process of each

Farming round.

Farming Level 1-17

  • Complete Fairy Tale I – Growing Pains Quest

From level 1 to 17 you can simply complete the Fairy Tale I – Growing Pains Quest which is very recommended. Doing it via

Farming anything else but Trees is going to be very exhausting, thus we advise you to complete this quest so you can start planting Trees upon reaching level 15 or above.

Farming Level 17-27

Oak Tree, Old school Runescape

  • Plant Oak Trees (481.5 XP / Tree).

Required Items for each round: 5 x Oak Sapling, 5 x Basket of Tomatoes, Spade, Rake, and some gold coins
Recommended Items: Closest Teleports you can use to the Tree patches
Round Time: 200 minutes

You should plant

Oak trees in the 5 available tree patches around the map (excluding the 6th patch because it is inside the Farming Guild as it requires level 65). Each Tree needs 1 Basket of Tomatoes to be paid for the Gardener to look after the tree.

Gold coins are needed to pay the Gardener to cut down the tree after being fully grown (note that you should first click on the tree to gain the

Farming XP before asking the NPC to cut it down).

The Locations of the 5 farming patches can be found by checking the Tree patches table in the OSRS Farming 101 section above. Use the closest teleport to each patch to do it in a short time.

You should keep repeating the process (planting 5

Oak trees) until you reach level 27. Each round takes approximately 200 minutes if you plant all of the 5 Trees as fast as possible.

Farming Level 27-30

Apple Tree, Old school Runescape

  • Plant Oak Trees (481.5 XP / Tree) & Apple Trees (1,272.5 XP / Tree).

Required Items for each round: 5 x Oak Sapling, 5 x Apple Sapling, 5 x Basket of Tomatoes, 45 x Sweetcorn, Spade, Rake, and some gold coins
Recommended Items: Closest Teleports you can use to the patches
Round Time: 200 minutes for Oak Trees and 960 minutes for Apple Trees

Apple trees are fruit trees but they are being planted the same way the regular trees do. Each

Apple Tree requires 9 Sweetcorns as a payment for the Gardener to look after it. A total of 5 Apple trees and 5 Oak trees should be planted as a beginning. The Oak trees round will be repeated every 200 minutes, while the Apple trees round will be repeated every 960 minutes.

Using Teleports to the closest spot to the required patch is highly recommended. There are 5 patches for the regular trees and 5 patches for the fruit trees around the map without mentioning the patches in the guild as it requires a higher level to access.

You should harvest any Fruit tree from now on to receive the maximum XP possible per tree.

All the information you need about either patches’ location or seeds were mentioned earlier in the tables above.

Farming Level 30-33

Willow Tree, Old School Runescape

  • Plant Willow Trees (1,481.5 XP / Tree) & Apple Trees (1,272.5 XP / Tree).

Required Items for each round: 5 x Apple Sapling, 45x Sweetcorn, 5 x Willow Sapling, 5 x Basket of Apples, Spade, Rake, and some gold coins
Recommended Items: Closest Teleports you can use to the patches
Round Time: 960 minutes for Apple Trees and 280 minutes for Willow Trees

Just like the previous method, you need to pay for the Gardeners to protect your Plant for you. The payment is depending on what kind of tree you are planting, all of the payments were shown in the tables earlier.

Each round for the

Willow Trees takes 280 minutes, but the Apple Trees require 960 minutes for each round.

Farming Level 33-39

Banana Tree, Old School Runescape

  • Plant Willow Trees (1,481.5 XP / Tree) & Banana Trees (1,841.5 XP / Tree).

Required Items for each round: 5 x Banana Sapling, 20 x Basket of Apples, 5 x Willow Sapling, 5 x Basket of Apples, Spade, Rake, and some gold coins
Recommended Items: Closest Teleports you can use to the patches
Round Time: 280 minutes for Willow Trees and 960 minutes for Banana Trees

Keep doing it the same way you did during the previous methods. The process should be done until you reach level 39.

Approximately 3 rounds of

Willow Trees will be done before you complete 1 round of Banana Trees.

Farming Level 39-42

Orange Tree, Old School Runescape

  • Plant Willow Trees (1,481.5 XP / Tree) & Orange Trees (2,586.7 XP / Tree).

Required Items for each round: 5 x Orange Sapling, 15 x Basket of Strawberries, 5 x Willow Sapling, 5 x Basket of Apples, Spade, Rake, and some gold coins
Recommended Items: Closest Teleports you can use to the patches
Round Time: 280 minutes for Willow Trees and 960 minutes for Orange Trees

Keep using the 5 Tree patches and the 5 Fruit Tree patches without forgetting anyone of them to get the maximum XP.

Farming Level 42-45

Curry Tree, Old School Runescape

  • Plant Willow Trees (1,481.5 XP / Tree) & Curry Trees (3,036.9 XP / Tree).

Required Items for each round: 5 x Curry Trees, 25 x Basket of Bananas, 5 x Willow Sapling, 5 x Basket of Apples, Spade, Rake, and some gold coins
Recommended Items: Closest Teleports you can use to the patches
Round Time: 280 minutes for Willow Trees and 960 minutes for Curry Trees

Repeat the rounds once the trees are fully grown until you reach level 45. Use teleports to finish each around as fast as possible.

Farming Level 45-51

Maple Tree, Old School Runescape

  • Plant Maple Trees (3,448.4 XP / Tree) & Curry Trees (3,036.9 XP / Tree).

Required Items for each round: 5 x Curry Trees, 25 x Basket of Bananas, 5 x Maple Sapling, 5 x Basket of Oranges, Spade, Rake, and some gold coins
Recommended Items: Closest Teleports you can use to the patches
Round Time: 320 minutes for Maple Trees and 960 minutes for Curry Trees

The same 10 patches should be used just like the previous methods and keep repeating until level 51.

Farming Level 51-57

Pineapple Tree, Old School Runescape

  • Plant Maple Trees (3,448.4 XP / Tree) & Pineapple Trees (4,791.7 XP / Tree).

Required Items for each round: 5 x Maple Sapling, 5 x Basket of Oranges, 5 x Pineapple Sapling, 50 x Watermelon, Spade, Rake, and some gold coins
Recommended Items: Closet Teleports you can use to the patches
Round Time: 320 minutes for Maple Trees and 960 minutes for Pineapple Trees

The round time for each type of tree is the time needed for each tree to grow. That means if you plant them all almost at the same time, you will repeat the round only once the required time for 1 tree has passed.

Farming Level 57-60

Papaya Tree, Old School Runescape

  • Plant Maple Trees (3,448.4 XP / Tree) & Papaya Trees (6,380.4 XP / Tree).

Required Items for each round: 5 x Maple Sapling, 5 x Basket of Oranges, 5 x Papaya Sapling, 50 x Pineapple, Spade, Rake, and some gold coins
Recommended Items: Closet Teleports you can use to the patches
Round Time: 320 minutes for Maple Trees and 960 minutes for Papaya Trees

Do not forget to pay for the protection of your plant, otherwise, it may get diseased.

Farming Level 60-68

Yew Tree, Old School Runescape

  • Plant Yew Trees (7,150.9 XP / Tree) & Papaya Trees (6,380.4 XP / Tree).

Required Items for each round: 5 x Yew Sapling, 50 x Cactus Spine, 5 x Papaya Sapling, 50 x Pineapple, Spade, Rake, and some gold coins
Recommended Items: Closet Teleports you can use to the patches
Round Time: 400 minutes for Yew Trees and 960 minutes for Papaya Trees

Once you reach level 65 following this method, you will unlock an extra patch inside the

Farming Guild for the regular trees. Meaning that you will have to plant 6 regular trees instead of 5 from now on. So do not forget to buy extra payment items for the 6th tree ( 10 x Cactus Spine).

Farming Level 68-75

Palm Tree, Old School Runescape

Plant

Yew Trees (7,150.9 XP / Tree) & Palm Trees (10,509.6 XP / Tree).

Required Items for each round: 6 x Yew Sapling, 60 x Cactus Spine, 5 x Palm Sapling, 75 x Papaya Fruit, Spade, Rake, and some gold coins
Recommended Items: Closet Teleports you can use to the patches
Round Time: 400 minutes for Yew Trees and 960 minutes for Palm Trees

Since you are above level 65 it means you can use the 6th regular tree patch inside the

Farming Guild.

Farming Level 75-99

Magic Tree, Old School Runescape

  • Plant Magic Trees (7,150.9 XP / Tree) & Palm Trees (10,509.6 XP / Tree).

Required Items for each round: 6 x Magic Sapling, 125 x Coconut, 5 x Palm Sapling, 75 x Papaya Fruit, Spade, Rake, and some gold coins
Recommended Items: Closet Teleports you can use to the patches
Round Time: 480 minutes for Magic Trees and 960 minutes for Palm Trees

Magic Saplings are so expensive, that means from now on you will start spending a serious amount of money because it is advised to buy everything from the Grand Exchange.

Once you reach level 85, you will unlock the extra Fruit Tree patch inside the

Farming Guild. That means you will need 1 extra set of items to make a total of 6 Palm Trees for each round.

Farming Alternative Training Method

The Following method is only recommended for the impatient players who cannot wait for days and weeks until they reach a high level of

Farming. It is also a very expensive method that requires spending more gold coins than the previously mentioned ways.

Planting Grapes

Grape Trees, Hosidius Vinery, Old School Runescape

Required level: 36
Required items for each round: 12 x Grape Seed, 12 x Saltpetre, Seed Dipper, Gardening Trowel, Magic Secateurs and a Spade.
Other Requirements: 65% Hosidius favor
Round Time: 35 minutes

Grapes can be only planted in the Hosidius Vinery requiring 65%

Hosidius favor and level 36 Farming. It is a special plant that can be grown in a short time giving a total of 656.5 XP per plant after planting and checking it.

Planting Grapes requires you to use

Saltpetre on the soil before using the Seeds. This can be done by using a Gardening Trowel. You do not pay for Protection as no plant will be diseased in this place.

The Hosidius Vinery contains a total of 12 Grape Patches, each requires 1

Grape Seed to be planted.

Harvesting the

Grapes is highly recommended as you receive 40 XP per Grape. Using the Magic Secateurs will increase the number of Grapes you can harvest by 10%. Also, your Farming level highly affects the number of harvested Grapes.

Each Grape Tree will be fully grown in 35 minutes, which makes it a very fast method to train as you can plant 12 Trees in 35 minutes only. However, it requires much attention and you won’t be AFK for a long time.

Farming Money Making

The following method is a very good way to make money off

Farming, but it requires a high level so you can get decent profits. It also requires much attention and has a risk of losing your Plants.

Planting Herbs

Herb Patch, Old School Runescape

Recommended level: 75+
Required Items: Magic Secateurs, Supercompost, Rake, Spade, and Seed dipper.
Recommended Items: Closest Teleports to all of the Herb Patches.

Planting Herbs can be very risky as you cannot 100% protect the plant from the diseases. That means you can lose your Plant without being able to harvest any Herb.

This method consists of Planting the best Herb seed you can obtain according to your

Farming level, then harvesting the Herbs and selling them to the Grand Exchange.

The amount of Herb you can pick from each Plant is highly depending on your

Farming level. Also using a Magic Secateurs will increase your harvest rate by 10%.

Supercompost will reduce the chance of getting the Plant diseased in addition to increasing the harvest rate which is very helpful in this case. One

Supercompost should be used on the soil before planting for each patch.

There are 9 Herb patches in the game, all of them should be used to gain the maximum profits possible. Using teleports will help you so much in this process.

You can check the locations of all the available Herb patches and their requirements in the tables mentioned earlier.

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Spade is used to clean the patch once a dead plant is found.

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OSRS has added a new content update that includes the addition of the Kebos Lowlands. Find out everything about the new update including the new Hespori seeds, Alchemical Hydra and more.

Old School RuneScape’s (OSRS) world is expanding as Thursday, Jagex launched a massive content update which include the Kebos Lowlands. The new region is the first major release for the game since it became a multi-platform title last October.

In the Kebos Lowlands, players will not only find the new town of Brimstone but also a brand new slayer monster – a multi-headed Alchemical hydra – as well as a new slayer dungeon, a farming guild, two new novice quests and brand-new rewards. The Kebos Lowlands rank among the more sizable and diverse new content additions the game has seen in six years, offering plenty of adventure opportunities for both high and low-level players.

Below we’ve put together an overview of everything announced in the OSRS Kebos Lowlands update, including details about the new Alchemical Hydra, Farm Patches and more.

OSRS ‘Kebos Lowland’ Update: What’s New and Changed

To access the new Kebos Lowlands, players should head to the far west of Kourend. While in Kebos you can enjoy pastimes such as Aerial Fishing, or take on a task given by Slayer Master, Konar quo Maten. To help acclimate players to all the new spaces in the Kebos Lowlands, the devs have put together a map of the area (see below) and a listing of teleport and transportation locations.

Getting Around The Kebos Lowlands

The Kebos Lowlands Jagex

1. The Farming Guild (entrance) – Farming Skillcape or Skills Necklace

2. The Farming Guild (inside) – Spirit Tree (85 Farming)

3. Fairy Ring – Start Fairytale Part II

4. Mount Karuulm (Konar quo Maten) – Kourend Diary Blessing (Hard = three per day, Elite = Unlimited)

5. Battlefront Teleport – the Arceuus Spellbook (60 percent Arceuus Favour 23 Magic)

6. Lovakengj A – Xeric’s Talisman (5 percent Shayzien favour)

7. Kharedst’s Memoirs – Forsaken Tower Quest

8. Kourend Castle A – Xeric’s Talisman (Architectural Alliance)

9. Kourend Castle B – Kourend Castle Teleport (Transportation Incantations)

10. Shayzien Cemetery – Kharedst’s Memoirs (Tale of the Righteous Quest)

11. Fairy Ring – Start Fairytale Part II

12. Lake Molch – each dock allows transport to the others

13. Mount Quidamortem – Xeric’s Talisman (Ancient Tablet)

Kebos Lowland Farming Guild

New Hespori patches and seeds as well as a variety of farming quests have been added for the Kebos Lowlands. Jagex

If you feel the call of the land, there’s no better place in Gielinor to begin farming the land than the Kebos Lowlands. The area boars some of the richest most fertile soil in the region, despite the many Slayer Creatures that abide there. It’s conduciveness to farming make Kebos Lowlands the perfect place for a new Farming Guild. The guild is separated into three large greenhouses with each one acting as a different tier for the guild. The first tier requires 45 Farming to enter, the second requires 65 and the third requires 85. Entering the guild requires 60 percent Hosidius Favour, but it is possible to use stat boosts to enter the guild areas. You can find more details on the individual tier breakdowns in the official patch notes, here.

Farming Contracts

Starting at Farming Level 45, players can find guildmaster Jane at the Farming Guild. She can assign players contracts that require them to grow certain crops within the Farming guild in exchange for seed packs — including seeds for the newest Hespori patch . There are three tiers of contract available; Tier 1, Tier 2 and Tier 3 which each increase in difficulty.

New Patches

In addition to adding a farming guild, the new update also brings some new farming patches for players to cultivate. Their details are as follows:

  • Farming Demiboss: The Hespori Patch – Requires 65 Farming – The Hespori patch is a new patch unique to the second tier of the Farming guild. The only thing that can be grown here is a Hespori plant.
  • How To Find Hespori Seeds : The seeds for this plant can be randomly found while harvesting other plants (this can be toggled by talking to an NPC near the patch) or by completing Farming Contracts.
  • Hespori Boss – Once the patch has fully grown, the Hespori can be fought as a solo demi-boss. Killing the Hespori boss grants Farming experience. It has a loot table of seeds, including the unique White lily seed. -The Hespori Boss is the only way for players to gather untradeable Anima seeds, the Hespori also has a chance of dropping the Bottomless compost bucket which can hold up to 10,000 compost of any kind . The Hespori is instanced with an item reclaim service that works identically to other grave systems like Grotesque Guardians/Zulrah/Vorkath, and only one can be utilised at any time. This means that any other graves will be wiped on death.
  • Bottomless Compost Bucket
    • Can be filled with regular, super, or Ultracompost.
    • Can only have one type of compost inside it at once.
    • Each compost used gives the bucket two charges of that kind of compost. Emptying the bucket will cause all compost stored within to be lost.
    • When used on a patch, the bucket uses one charge of the current filled compost.
    • The bucket can hold a maximum of 10,000 charges.
    • The bucket is tradeable when empty.
    • The bucket can be stored by a Tool Leprechaun whose interface has been reworked to be friendlier to use.
  • Anima Patch – Requires 76 Farming – The Anima patch is a new patch unique to the second tier of the Farming guild. Planting something here has worldwide effects on all of your other patches. There are three types of seeds that can be planted here, which can only be obtained through fighting the Hespori and are untradeable.
    • Attas Seeds: When planted these grow into an Attas Plant. This plant provides increased yield to all other patches in the game.
    • Iasor Seeds: When planted these grow into an Iasor Plant. This plant decreases the disease chance for all other patches in the game.
    • Kronos Seeds: When planted these grow into a Kronos Plant. This plant increases the speed at which other patches grow by providing a chance to skip a growth stage. This affects all patches of the same type at once, keeping them in sync. These plants are active as soon as they are planted. Over their three and a half day life span, they grow from a seedling into a withering state. This state indicates that it is one stage away from death. Once it dies, its effects will cease until re-planted.
  • Celastrus Patch – Requires 85 Farming
    • The Celastrus patch is a new patch unique to the third tier of the Farming guild. Once a Celastrus patch has fully grown (which is 16 hours, the same length required to grow a fruit tree), it can be harvested for a tradeable resource, Celastrus wood, which can be turned into Battlestaves with level 40 Fletching.
    • The amount of Celastrus wood harvested from a fully grown Celastrus patch is random, much like the way harvesting herbs works, with a minimum number of lives to ensure a guaranteed amount each harvest.
  • Redwood Patch – Requires 90 Farming – The Redwood patch is a new patch unique to the third tier of the Farming guild. Once fully grown (taking ~106 hours) the Redwood patch turns into a Redwood tree and can be cut down for logs and Woodcutting experience. The Redwood patch is relatively close to the bank found within the third tier of the Farming guild.
  • Large Compost Bin – Requires 45 Farming to access the first tier of the Farming guild – The Large Compost Bin works the same as any other Compost Bin but has the added benefit of being able to store double the usual amount of compost.

Existing Patch Improvements

  • Dragonfruit Trees- Requires 81 Farming: Dragonfruit trees can be grown in Fruit tree patches around Gielinor. The seeds are tradeable and are rarely obtained through nests, boss drops or by completing Farming Contracts. Dragonfruit trees have the same growth time as other fruit trees and give the following Farming experience; 140 XP for planting, 17,335 XP for checking its health and 70 XP for harvesting.
    • Harvesting a Dragonfruit Tree – Harvesting a Dragonfruit tree gives you Dragonfruit, a new food item that can either be eaten to heal 10 hitpoints or they can be baked into Dragonfruit pies at 73 cooking. Dragonfruit pies heal 10 hitpoints per serving and provide a temporary Fletching boost of +4. In addition to being a useful stat-boosting food, 10 Dragonfruit can be squeezed into a vial which can be used on the vents in Mount Karuulm to beome bottled Dragon’s breath. This can be used to fully charge the Dragonfire shield and similar shields instantly.
  • White Lily – Requires 58 Farming: White lily can be grown in flower patches around Gielinor. The seeds are only dropped by the Hespori, but they are tradable. White lily has the same growth time as other flowers and gives the following Farming experience; 42 XP for planting and 250 XP for harvesting. When fully grown, a flower patch with White lily in it will protect all types of crops in adjacent allotment patches.
  • Potato Catci – Requires 64 Farming: Potato cacti can be grown in cactus patches around Gielinor. The seeds are tradeable and are rarely obtained through nests or by completing Farming Contracts. Potato cacti take 70 minutes to fully grow and give the following Farming experience; 68 XP for planting and 68 XP for harvesting. With the introduction of Potato cacti seeds, Potato cacti have been removed from the Nightmare Zone reward shop.
  • Snape Grass – Required 71 Farming – Snape grass can be grown in allotment patches around Gielinor. The seeds are tradeable and are rarely obtained through nests or by completing Farming Contracts. Snape grass takes 70 minutes to fully grow and gives the following Farming experience; 82 XP for planting and 82 XP for harvesting. With the introduction of Snape grass seeds, Snape grass would be removed from the Nightmare Zone reward shop.

Mount Karuulum: New Slayer Master and Creatures

Konar is the new Slayer Master in OSRS Keobs Lowlands Jagex

Atop Mount Karuulm you’ll find Konar quo Maten, the newest Slayer Master. Konar is accessible to all players at a 75 or above combat level. There is also a bank with a deposit box and poll booth, a furnace, and a weapon shop that sells various spears, warhammers and battleaxes. Konar is a little different when compared to your usual Slayer Master in that the tasks she assigns require you to kill monsters in a specific area Going out of your way to complete tasks from Konar has its benefits. Each task completed from Konar rewards the player with 18 Slayer reward points and all kills on task from this master have a chance of hitting a new global loot table. The chance of hitting this loot table is scaled by the combat level of the NPC you’re fighting, and the loot is granted in addition to any normal drop you would receive. You can find out more about the rewards on the Konar Drop Table, here.

Alchemical Dragon and Other New Slayer Creatures

With a new Slayer Master comes new Slayer creatures, and a new area to kill them! North of the Farming Guild lies the sulphur volcano of Mount Karuulm, home to a brand-new Slayer dungeon. Here is a rundown of all the new Slyer creatures found in the Kebos Lowlands

  • Sulphur Lizard – Requires 44 Slayer – Sulphur Lizards, located within the Mount Karuulm Slayer Dungeon, are assigned by Mazchna, Vannaka and Chaeldar. They have no noteworthy mechanics or drops, and attack with melee only. They are intended to add some additional variety to the low-level Slayer bracket. Slayer Masters that assign Desert Lizards would instead assign “Lizards,” allowing players to kill either Desert or Sulphur Lizards to complete their task. Unlike Lizards in the desert, these won’t require Ice coolers to kill.
  • Wyrm – Requires 62 Slayer – Wyrms, located within the Mount Karuulm Slayer Dungeon, are assigned by Duradel, Nieve, Chaeldar and Konar quo Maten. Wyrms have a very rare chance to drop the Dragon sword and Dragon harpoon, previously found within the Chambers of Xeric. Both the Dragon sword and Dragon harpoon have been removed from the Chambers of Xeric loot table.
  • Drake – Requires 84 Slayer – Drakes, located within the Mount Karuulm Slayer Dungeon, are assigned by Duradel, Nieve and Konar quo Maten. They do not fly and use both melee and ranged attacks. Drakes have a chance to drop their claws and teeth, both of which are attachments for boots.
    • A Drake claw can be combined with Boots of stone to create the tradeable Boots of Brimstone . This process cannot be undone. Boots of Brimstone require 70 Defence, 70 Magic, 70 Ranged and 44 Slayer to equip.
    • A Drake tooth can be combined with Holy sandals to create the tradeable Devout boots. This process cannot be undone. Devout boots require 60 Prayer to equip and are considered an item of Saradomin inside the God Wars Dungeon.
  • Hydra – Requires 95 Slayer – Hydras, located within the Mount Karuulm Slayer Dungeon, are assigned exclusively by Konar quo Maten. They use both ranged and magic attacks. Hydras have a chance to drop three untradeable ring pieces and a Hydra tail which is an attachment for the Dragonbone necklace.
    • When the Eye of the hydra, Fang of the hydra and Heart of the hydra are combined, these pieces form the tradeable Brimstone ring. The ring has no requirements to equip and has a 1/4 chance with each spell cast to ignore 10 percent of your opponent’s total Magic Defence.
    • When a Hydra tail is combined with a Dragonbone necklace and a Bonecrusher, it forms the untradeable Bonecrusher necklace. The necklace requires 80 Prayer to equip and gives the effect of both the Bonecrusher and the Dragonbone necklace (the necklace must be equipped for 9 seconds to gain the effect of the Dragonbone necklace). The necklace is charged with Ecto-tokens as per the Bonecrusher and maintains the same Prayer restoration rate as the Dragonbone necklace. The effect of the Bonecrusher also applies whilst the Bonecrusher necklace is in your inventory. The process of combining these items is reversible.
  • Alchemical Hydra – Requires 95 Slayer – The Alchemical Hydra, located within the Mount Karuulm Slayer Dungeon, is a new solo Slayer boss assigned exclusively by Konar quo Maten. It can only be fought as part of a Hydra Slayer task or a Boss task (of which only Konar quo Maten will be able to assign). The Alchemical Hydra will not be an easy opponent, and as such you will be well rewarded if you manage to defeat it. It has a chance to drop the Hydra leather which is used to make Ferocious gloves, a Hydra claw which is an attachment for the Zamorak hasta, all Hydra unique drops and of course… a pet Alchemical Hydra.
    • Ferocious gloves are a new untradeable pair of gloves with a focus on offensive melee, requiring 80 Defence to equip. The Hydra leather used to make them is tradeable and must be taken to the Lithkren dungeon (requiring Dragon Slayer II) to be made into the gloves.
    • When a Hydra claw is combined with a Zamorakian hasta , it forms the tradeable Dragon hunter Lance. This process cannot be undone. The lance requires 70 Attack to equip and has the added effect of 20 percent increased Accuracy and Damage against Dragon creatures, though it loses its defensive capabilities during its creation.

For all other changes brought in the Kebos Lowlands update, be sure to check out the full patch notes on the OSRS website.

What do you think of the OSRS Krebos Lowlands update? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

How Potatoes Grow

Potatoes are perennial plants planted in the spring and harvested in the fall. Potatoes grow underground on a special stem called a ‘stolon’.

The potato stems above ground have attractive but non-edible flowers. Since the ‘root’ of the potato plant is not really a root but a stem, potatoes are also considered tubers.
Large potato crops are not planted with seedlings each year, instead, what is planted into the ground are ‘seed potatoes’ (potatoes that have hardened roots growing from them). These seed potatoes are cut into the desired size and planted in fields by special machinery. Farmers prefer seed potatoes of the same size to maximize the amount of potatoes created in a field.

Two to six weeks after planting you will be able to see potato plants rising from the ground depending on climate, time of year and the location of the plants. A potato field needs to be kept hydrated at all times. Potatoes can survive drought but do not produce as many potatoes if they do survive. As the season progresses, farmers must ensure that the crop is obtaining enough food from the soil, therefore, farmers test the plants regularly to ensure this. When the food that is distributed in the beginning of the season runs out, farmers feed their crops using advanced machinery once again.

The harvesting season begins in July and runs through the fall. The harvesting machines used have a big responsibility – without bruising the potatoes, the machines need to dig the potatoes out of the ground and separate them from stems, dirt and rock, all without bruising the crop during the process. Potatoes can be stored for up to eleven months in temperature-controlled environments until they are ready for packaging and shipping.

Source: potatoes.com

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