Herb seed

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Herb seeds refer to any seed used to grow herbs by using the Farming skill. They are planted in a herb patch by using one seed on any patch. A common way to obtain these seeds is through Managing Miscellania, if the player has set their workers on farming herbs.

Unlike allotments, there is no way to protect herbs from disease. Players need to check on the herbs regularly and apply plant cure if needed to save a diseased plant. Seeing as this is somewhat impractical, most players will ignore this step. This will ensure you get the most out of the herb's grow time.

There are herb only patches in the Troll Stronghold, Hosidius and in Weiss, which will never become diseased, and can be used upon the completion of the quest My Arm's Big Adventure, obtaining 50% favour with Hosidius, and completing Making Friends with My Arm respectively.

It is highly recommended to use ultracompost on every herb patch planted, as it will greatly reduce the death risk and you will always get at least 6 herbs per seed provided it doesn't die, and that you use yield boosting equipment such as the magic secateurs.

List of herb seeds[edit | edit source]

Level Seed Growth time [1] Experience Uses Average Profit
(Ultracompost and Magic Secateurs) [2]
Plant Harvest Total [3]
9 Guam seed.png
Guam
4×20 mins 11 12.5 98.5 Ingredient of


-717.16
14 Marrentill seed.png
Marrentill
4×20 mins 13.5 15 118.5 -702.6
19 Tarromin seed.png
Tarromin
4×20 mins 16 18 142 Ingredient of


485.24
26 Harralander seed.png
Harralander
4×20 mins 21.5 24 189.5 Ingredient of


4,667.64
29 Gout tuber.png
Gout tuber
4×20 mins 105 45 420
  • Making a gem-bladed machete
  • Exchange with Sanfew for random herbs
-1,037,852
32 Ranarr seed.png
Ranarr weed
4×20 mins 27 30.5 240.5 Ingredient of 17,872.56
38 Toadflax seed.png
Toadflax
4×20 mins 34 38.5 303.5 Ingredient of


15,892.44
44 Irit seed.png
Irit leaf
4×20 mins 43 48.5 382.5 Ingredient of


6,432.68
50 Avantoe seed.png
Avantoe
4×20 mins 54.5 61.5 485 Ingredient of


14,145.16
56 Kwuarm seed.png
Kwuarm
4×20 mins 69 78 615 Ingredient of


9,321.76
62 Snapdragon seed.png
Snapdragon
4×20 mins 87.5 98.5 777 Ingredient of


18,240.64
67 Cadantine seed.png
Cadantine
4×20 mins 106.5 120 946.5 Ingredient of


11,358
73 Lantadyme seed.png
Lantadyme
4×20 mins 134.5 151.5 1195 Ingredient of


9,173.36
79 Dwarf weed seed.png
Dwarf weed
4×20 mins 170.5 192 1514.5 Ingredient of


3,330.76
85 Torstol seed.png
Torstol
4×20 mins 199.5 224.5 1771 Ingredient of


8,037.04
  1. N×20 mins means the crop will grow a little for each 20 minutes. This happens N times until it is fully grown.
  2. Assumes average of 8.56 herbs per seed in a standard (non-protected) herb patch based on empirical data from Herbs/Ultracompost.
  3. Assume 7 herbs are picked.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • For a few weeks before the Farming skill was released in late June and early July 2006, all herb seeds were simply named 'herb seeds' and different types of seeds would form different stacks in players' inventories and banks. When the skill was released, the seeds were automatically identified.

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