Confidentiality and discretion are key qualities when choosing a top UK seed bank.
There are now more strains of cannabis seed available than ever before. This is great if you decide to buy some but it is easy to get stuck when there are so many players in the UK market. To get the right guidance and the best deal, while staying on the right side of the law, it is crucial to find a good seed bank.
If you make this first choice wisely it will make everything that follows smoother. Don’t be tempted to go with an unproven supplier for discounted seeds. This could compromise your security or the quality of the product.
A good seed bank should provide you with secure transactions, quick delivery and a range of other benefits such as a great variety of choices and even free seeds.
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Buying Seeds in the UK
The law surrounding cannabis seeds in the UK is very clear: It is legal to buy and sell them but they are illegal to germinate. Germination is the process of introducing a seed to warmth, light and moisture to begin the growing process.
Seeds maybe purchased as memorabilia, souvenirs, bird food or even fish bait. However, if you make a purchase and indicate that you intend to germinate them then the seller is obligated to report it to the police. Equally, a seller must not indicate that seeds are being sold for the purpose of germination.
If you do intend to purchase seeds for germination you must be aware that you may be caught and risk fines or time in prison. As you’re buying them for storage and preservation purposes this won’t be an issue to you.
What Should I Consider When Purchasing?
When selecting a seed bank to make your purchase it is always worth doing your research. Don’t get sucked in by attractive websites or cheap deals, get a bit deeper under the surface first. To get the best product and to make the right choices there are lots of things to consider:
Value for Money
Different seed banks may not only sell at different prices and in different quantities but there may also be different deals available. Remember you are only getting a good deal if the seeds you have bought are good quality and you actually get the strains that you have paid for.
Range of Seeds Available
Most seed banks have a huge range of seeds available so look carefully at the information that is provided for each strain. Look out for a detailed description of the product and customer reviews showing that they have a responsive customer service team. Don’t wait until you’ve got a problem to realise that there is no way to directly contact the suppliers. A seed bank that offers a good variety and communicates clearly about their product will often earn a good reputation.
Seed Bank Reputation
This is important to know and can be discovered from a range of sources. Look at product reviews on the seed bank sites and other review sites. Visit forums and discussion boards and even question and answer sites such as Quora. Get as many different opinions as you can. Finally ask friends who have bought seeds and listen to their product and user experience.
In the days of amazon prime and the next day delivery of so many products it has become more relevant than ever for companies to offer a competitive delivery service. In addition some seed banks also offer an extra layer of discretion with ‘stealth shipping’. This is when your seeds are packed inside another product. It is an excellent option but don’t forget that you have chosen ‘stealth’ when you can’t work out why someone has sent you a packet of pens.
Online vs Shop
In the UK, seeds are available from some shops as well as online. Shops can be a good choice if you don’t have to travel far, you want to talk to a salesperson and you don’t want to wait for your seeds to be delivered. However, for the majority of people buying online is a more attractive option. With an online store your purchase is discrete, they often stock a wider range of seeds and finally, an online seller will often add some free seeds to sweeten the deal.
Best 5 Seed Banks Shipping to the UK
1 – Seedsman
Why Shop Here?
Seedsman is the best UK seed bank. They began life in the UK back in 2003. They have been shipping seeds all over the world ever since. Trusted by many, they have an enormous selection of regular, feminised and autoflowering strains from over 150 of the world’s best Breeders. They also sell their own range of exclusive strains, have deals with Breeders to offer more free seeds than almost any other seed bank and give massive discounts if you buy using cryptocurrency.
Free seeds with every order
One of the oldest online seed banks
Payment accepted using card
Bitcoin and bank transfer
Thousands of strains to choose from
A busy seed bank means customer service is sometimes slow to respond
Being based in the UK means no germination guarantee
ILGM is one of the most reliable seed banks in the world. Being based in Holland they are able to ship quickly to the UK and they have lots of offers that make them better than the competition. Here you will not pay for shipping, they offer germination guarantees and you can be certain that you are getting strains that are bred to a high standard.
Whilst they may be fairly new to the cannabis seed market in the UK they have quickly established themselves by creating a site that is easy to use, has numerous payment options and with a tight range of premium strains available. If you seek high quality fems shipped quickly and discreetly this is the place for you.
The oldest online seed bank on the list, Marijuana Seeds NL have been going since the previous millennium (1999). They have a superb range of seeds that includes coffee shop classics and modern hybrids. All seeds are their own versions, so you won’t find anything from other US and European Breeders.
Selection includes regs fems and autos.
Prices are reasonable
Free seeds with every order
Constant half price and buy one get one free offers
The Vault are another seed bank that have been around for some time now. Based in Scotland they were founded in 2012 when Jack and George began with a mission to be the most generous bank in the game. They now provide a choice of free seeds with every order and generous regular giveaways.
Their strain selection is enormous, as you would expect of a UK based reseller of seeds. Choose from regs, fems and autos plus their awesome range of old school land races or modern hybrids. If you are not sure where to begin, check out their offers page to see what special breeder giveaways are available.
Long standing trusted UK seed bank
Choice of free seeds with every order
Lots of positive customer reviews
Website is cluttered and not the best on mobile phone