A scarecrow can be made by members with level 23 Farming (Ironmen require 47 Farming instead to obtain watermelons). Each scarecrow made grants 25 Farming experience. The scarecrow is placed in the flower patch as protection for sweetcorn planted in the nearby allotments. Making and placing a scarecrow is a task in both the Falador and Morytania Diaries.
It is constructed by first using the hay sack (use an empty sack on a hay bale or haystack) with the bronze spear (poisoned variants do not work), then adding the watermelon.
With the scarecrow in the inventory, it is used on the flower patch to place it. Note that weeds will grow up around the scarecrow, which does not affect the scarecrow's ability to protect sweetcorn from disease. To remove, a spade is used on the flower patch, which returns the scarecrow to the inventory.
|11 June 2015
|Scarecrows now have a left-click remove option when a patch is weeded.
- Attempting to use a non-bronze spear on the sack gives the message, "Waste this spear on a scarecrow? I think not - maybe I should find a bronze spear instead."
- If you check the protection costs in the farming guide it says "Unsurprisingly, scarecrows don't need protection."
- If you drop a scarecrow from your inventory, the dropped scarecrow will appear standing upright as if placed in a flower patch.