Reed seed

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A reed seed is a Farming seed from which reeds can be grown in a hops patch. As with all hops (except jute), four seeds are needed to plant one patch. It can be protected by paying a farmer 15 Asgarnian hops.

Fully-grown reeds produce toads, swamp tar, and green salamanders when harvested. 3-5 toad egg sacs (depending on the composting used), with a chance of receiving 10 swamp tar and/or green salamanders per toad egg sac harvested, are gained per crop. Five toad egg sacs are received if supercompost is used, and greater numbers of sacs can be received if the patch ticks between the start and end of harvest. Harvesting yields 190 farming experience per sac. Reeds harvested on Entrana will only yield swamp tar and toad egg sacs.

When maximising profit, supercompost or ultracompost should always be used to ensure the maximum yield, depending on the price of ultracompost. It is not useful to use hops for protection, as they cost more than the seeds and can significantly hamper profits. The toads from four patches of 5 egg sacs is 300, with an expected price of 352,800, plus up to 191,300 from green salamanders. The cost of seeds for this is -88,880.

The seeds may be obtained through pickpocketing Gnomes, Elves, or Dwarf traders, and by hunting jadinkos. This helps to make Thieving and Hunter a bit more profitable.

Farming[edit | edit source]

Growth stages[edit | edit source]

Healthy Reeds
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Disassembly[edit | edit source]

Update history[edit | edit source]

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  • patch 17 June 2013 (Update):
    • The chance of getting reed seeds from Thieving has been increased.
  • hotfix 20 May 2013 (Update):
    • Farmers now take payment for protecting Grapevine and Reeds correctly.