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Supercompost is a more potent version of compost and is used in conjunction with the Farming skill. Compost, super compost, and ultra compost reduce the chance of a player's crops becoming diseased whilst growing to rates of 1/4, 1/8, and 1/10 respectively, as well as increasing the minimum number of crops that will be received by the player upon harvest, even if those crops are protected.

There are two methods to make supercompost. The first method is to place 15 suitable organic items (see below) into any of the compost bins that are located next to the allotment patches found around RuneScape. Once the suitable items have been added, and the lid of the compost bin closed, the contents will begin to rot, taking approximately 90 minutes until completion. During this time, the player may not open the compost bin or add any more items. Once the super compost has finished rotting, the player may open the compost bin and extract all of the super compost by using a bucket on it. Each bucket of super compost collected by the player will grant that player 8.5 Farming experience. When used on a farming patch, each bucket will grant an additional 26 experience. The second method is to use a Compost Potion on regular compost. Besides, a player can also use a compost potion on a filled compost bin containing regular compost to turn it into supercompost.

As a rule of thumb, supercompost should only be used on farming patches that produce a valuable harvest (such as high-level herbs) and/or provide significant experience for each item harvested (such as watermelons). Supercompost cannot increase the yield of trees, fruit trees, or bush patches. Therefore, it is not recommended to treat those patches with supercompost if you plan to pay a gardener to watch over them, since there is no benefit other than the extra 26 experience granted.

If the player has finished the quest Garden of Tranquillity or have enough points in Nightmare Zone, they can use a dose of compost potion to turn regular compost to supercompost either on bucket (1) or compost bin (15).

Supercompost can also be purchased with reward points from the Tithe Farm minigame, costing 5 points per bucket.

Players can add two volcanic ashes to a bucket of supercompost to obtain ultracompost, or put 25 volcanic ash in a full compost bin that contains supercompost.

Suitable items

Item Cost to Fill
Pineapple.png Pineapple 2,820
Watermelon.png Watermelon 225
Coconut.png Coconut 28,050
Papaya fruit.png Papaya fruit 10,785
Mushroom.png Mushroom 1,575
Poison ivy berries.png Poison ivy berries 1,410
Jangerberries.png Jangerberries 4,320
White berries.png White berries 6,870
Toadflax.png Toadflax 24,585
Avantoe.png Avantoe 27,720
Kwuarm.png Kwuarm 17,925
Snapdragon.png Snapdragon 127,080
Cadantine.png Cadantine 20,085
Lantadyme.png Lantadyme 21,285
Dwarf weed.png Dwarf weed 6,405
Torstol.png Torstol 125,955
Oak roots.png Oak roots 1,020
Willow roots.png Willow roots 240
Maple roots.png Maple roots 240
Yew roots.png Yew roots 1,695
Magic roots.png Magic roots 40,215
Calquat fruit.png Calquat fruit 1,740
White tree fruit.png White tree fruit Not sold