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Compost is an item used most commonly with the Farming skill. While not as effective as supercompost, it reduces the chance of a player's crops becoming diseased while growing throughout the plant cycle. Additionally, for allotment, herb, hops, and nightshade patches, supercompost increases the number of harvest lives by 1, which results in greater crop yields. Compost is the tertiary ingredient in infusing Compost Mound pouches. It is also an ingredient in Mud Pies. Up to 255 compost may be stored in a tool leprechaun.

To apply compost, use it on an empty and weeded farming patch before or after planting a seed or sapling. It can be used on all farming patches except the evil turnip patch. It can also be used before treating a patch with supercompost or ultracompost. Treating a farming patch with both compost and supercompost does not seem to improve your chances of having healthy crops nor does it seem to improve your chances of receiving more of them, although it does provide experience for applying both.

Acquisition[edit | edit source]

To make compost, a player can place weeds, vegetables, normal manure or another grown item (fever grass, flax, primweed, stinkbloom, tansymum, leaves, or lavender) into any of the compost bins that are located next to the allotment patches found around RuneScape. A player can use tomatoes, as long as at least one other suitable item is used in the bin. Otherwise, rotten tomatoes will be produced instead of compost. A player may use a grown item on a farmer to be told if it is suitable for compost, supercompost, or neither.

All compost bins access a single compost mound. Processed compost is available at all compost bins.

Alternatively, players may create compost by using the Generate Compost special move of a compost mound on a compost bin, or by using a bucket directly on the compost mound. It can also be purchased from a Farming shop, from one of the Group of Advanced Gardener (G.A.G.) farmers that overlook farming patches or from the Grand Exchange. Players finding themselves out of buckets may wish to use the compost bin south of Falador, which has a milk seller nearby. Players can buy buckets of milk, empty their contents, empty the compost bin, store the compost with the nearby tool Leprechaun, rinse and repeat.

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Disassembly[edit | edit source]

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Update history[edit | edit source]

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  • patch 16 January 2023 (Update):
    • Compost can now be applied to any growing patch.
  • patch 17 January 2022 (Update):
    • Buckets will now be destroyed when using compost on flower bushes, if 'Destroy empty buckets when farming' is checked on in Settings.
  • ninja 6 February 2017 (Update):
    • You can now add compost to a patch after planting something.