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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 his/her 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 is a herb patch in the Troll Stronghold and on Zeah within the Hosidius house, which will never become diseased, and can be used upon the completion of the quest My Arm's Big Adventure.

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

Minimal required Farming level Seed Growth time [1] Experience Uses GE Price
Plant Harvest Total [2]
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Guam seed
4×20 mins 11 12.5 98.5 Ingredient of 9
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Marrentill seed
4×20 mins 13.5 15 118.5 5
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Tarromin seed
4×20 mins 16 18 142 Ingredient of 10
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Harralander seed
4×20 mins 21.5 24 189.5 Ingredient of 31
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Gout tuber
4×20 mins 105 45 420
  • Making a gem-bladed machete
  • Exchange with Sanfew for random herbs
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Ranarr seed
4×20 mins 27 30.5 240.5 Ingredient of 45,466
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Toadflax seed
4×20 mins 34 38.5 303.5 Ingredient of 795
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Irit seed
4×20 mins 43 48.5 382.5 Ingredient of 47
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Avantoe seed
4×20 mins 54.5 61.5 485 Ingredient of 1,675
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Kwuarm seed
4×20 mins 69 78 615 Ingredient of 379
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Snapdragon seed
4×20 mins 87.5 98.5 777 Ingredient of 54,551
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Cadantine seed
4×20 mins 106.5 120 946.5 Ingredient of 1,034
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Lantadyme seed
4×20 mins 134.5 151.5 1195 Ingredient of 2,358
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Dwarf weed seed
4×20 mins 170.5 192 1514.5 Ingredient of 423
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Torstol seed
4×20 mins 199.5 224.5 1771 Ingredient of 58,385


  • 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.


  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. Assume 7 herbs are picked.