Herb patch

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Herb patches are Farming patches in which players can grow herbs. Herbs are primarily used in the Herblore skill. Most herb patches also have a compost bin, a tool leprechaun, an allotment and a flower patch nearby. All herbs take 80 minutes to grow before you can harvest them. Each patch requires one seed to begin growing that herb type.

Unlike allotments, there is no way to protect herbs from disease, unless using a disease-free patch. Players can check on the herbs regularly and apply plant cure if needed to save a diseased plant. It is highly recommended to use ultracompost on valuable herb crops, as it will greatly reduce the death risk and you will always get at least 6 herbs per seed provided it doesn't die. Yield boosting equipment such as the magic secateurs is also highly beneficial to players.

Bonuses[edit | edit source]

Many herb patches possess unique bonuses either after unlocking or once a requirement is fulfilled:

Herb seeds[edit | edit source]

Level Seed Growth time[2] Experience Uses Average Profit
(Ultracompost and Magic Secateurs)[3]
Plant[4] Harvest Total[5]
9 Guam seed.png
Guam leaf
4×20 mins 11 12.5 98.5 Ingredient of -515.92
14 Marrentill seed.png
4×20 mins 13.5 15 118.5 -495.8
19 Tarromin seed.png
4×20 mins 16 18 142 Ingredient of 474.04
26 Harralander seed.png
4×20 mins 21.5 24 189.5 Ingredient of 5,220.4
29 Gout tuber.png
Gout tuber
4×20 mins 105 45 420
  • Making a gem-bladed machete
  • Exchange with Sanfew for random herbs
32 Ranarr seed.png
Ranarr seed
4×20 mins 27 30.5 240.5 Ingredient of 18,681.96
38 Toadflax seed.png
4×20 mins 34 38.5 303.5 Ingredient of 15,925.12
44 Irit seed.png
Irit leaf
4×20 mins 43 48.5 382.5 Ingredient of 5,097.12
50 Avantoe seed.png
4×20 mins 54.5 61.5 485 Ingredient of 13,406.08
56 Kwuarm seed.png
4×20 mins 69 78 615 Ingredient of 11,517.2
62 Snapdragon seed.png
4×20 mins 87.5 98.5 777 Ingredient of 17,350.88
67 Cadantine seed.png
4×20 mins 106.5 120 946.5 Ingredient of 13,368.72
73 Lantadyme seed.png
4×20 mins 134.5 151.5 1,195 Ingredient of 10,632.36
79 Dwarf weed seed.png
Dwarf weed
4×20 mins 170.5 192 1,514.5 Ingredient of 6,369.4
85 Torstol seed.png
4×20 mins 199.5 224.5 1,771 Ingredient of 10,031.56

Herb patches[edit | edit source]

Type Location Gardener Closest teleport Image
2 Allotment
1 Flower
1 Herb
South of Falador Elstan Falador Allotment location.png
2 Allotment
1 Flower
1 Herb
West of Port Phasmatys Lyra Morytania Allotment location.png
2 Allotment
1 Flower
1 Herb
North of Catherby Dantaera Catherby Allotment location.png
2 Allotment
1 Flower
1 Herb
North of Ardougne Kragen Ardougne Allotment location.png
2 Allotment
1 Flower
1 Herb
South-west corner of Hosidius Marisi

Disease-free (with 50% Hosidius favour)

Hosidius Allotment location.png
1 Allotment Harmony Island

Requires partial completion of The Great Brain Robbery to use

None Harmony Allotment location.png
2 Allotment
1 Flower
Farming Guild
(45 Farming & 60% Hosidius favour)
Alan Farming Guild Allotment location.png
2 Allotment
1 Flower
Prifddinas (North-east inside the city) Oswallt Prifddinas Allotment location.png
1 Herb Roof of Troll Stronghold
Requires completion of My Arm's Big Adventure
My Arm/Drunken Dwarf's Leg


Troll Stronghold Herb location.png
1 Herb Harmony Island
Requires completion of the elite Morytania Diary
None Harmony Allotment location.png
1 Herb Weiss
Requires completion of Making Friends with My Arm and the construction of the Fire of Nourishment


  • Icy basalt
  • Fairy ring code dks, then travel on Larry's boat on the coast north-west, then run to the patch on the west side of Weiss.
Weiss Herb location.png
1 Herb Farming Guild
Requires 65 Farming and 60% Hosidius favour to enter west wing of the Guild
None Farming Guild Herb location.png

Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
18 June 2015

The increased herb yields from Catherby herb patch and better chances at higher ores when cleaning pay-dirt diary rewards are now correctly being applied.

5 March 2015
(update | poll)

There is now a herb patch located on Harmony Island that you can use if you have completed the Morytania Elite Diary.

You now receive increased yields from the Catherby herb patch for the completion of Kandarin Diaries:

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 26 November 2019. (Archived from the original on 25 May 2020.) Mod Ash: "Percentage reduction on losing a life at each roll - specifically 5%."
  2. N×20 mins means the crop will grow a little for each 20 minutes. This happens N times until it is fully grown.
  3. Assumes average of 8.56 herbs per seed in a standard (non-protected) herb patch based on empirical data from Herbs/Ultracompost.
  4. This experience is gained upon harvesting the final herb, rather than when planting the seed.
  5. Assume 7 herbs are picked.