An elder seedling is created by sowing an elder seed in a plant pot filled with soil with a gardening trowel, granting 1.2 Farming experience. Once watered, it will turn into an elder seedling (w), which will grow into an elder sapling. However, while the seedling is growing into a sapling, it is possible to salvage the seed from the plant pot, granting another 1.2 Farming experience. Salvaging the seed can fail, but uncommonly. An Elder sapling requires level 90 Farming to plant in the elder tree patch. The nearby farmer, Sior, can be paid 25 morchella mushrooms to protect it.