Top 10 best outdoor cannabis seeds UK
The UK, despite being at the northern European boundary of cannabis cultivation territory, has thousands of successful outdoor cannabis growers. You can grow both autoflower seeds as well as photoperiod outdoor strains in the UK and expect solid results with the right seeds. One of your main challenges, depending on your precise grow location within the UK, is selecting strains which will finish in time and give high potency results.
This Dutch Passion guide to the 10 best outdoor cannabis seeds for the UK will also offer some useful tips and tricks to maximise your chances of a successful harvest.
Cannabis growing climate in the UK
An outdoor cannabis grower on the English south coast will face a different set of challenges to a grower in Scotland. The UK has a variable and an unpredictable climate. Some growers will be able to fully bloom a photoperiod outdoor strain such as Frisian Dew, whereas guerrilla growers further north may be better advised to stick to autoflower strains which are faster to finish and perhaps more likely to deliver a harvest.
Conditions, temperatures and light hours vary from one UK location to the next. The following table gives an approximate guide to the environment facing many UK growers through the summer months. Note that these are just approximate averages, each UK growing season can show surprising levels of variation from year to year and also from region to region. This presents some genuine challenges to UK outdoor growers.
|Month||Max. temperature C°(F°)||Min. Temperature C°(F°)||Sunlight||Rel. Humidity|
|June||19 (66)||10 (50)||16hs||75%|
|Jul||20 (68)||12 (54)||16:30hs||69%|
|Aug||20 (68)||11 (52)||16hs||72%|
|Sep||17 (63)||9.5 (49)||14hs||76%|
On top of the regional environmental variations are the normal climatic variations. Some years can produce great growing conditions with long, sunny autumns (fall).
Other years can see the UK summer replaced with a few months of cold, damp and overcast conditions. That’s why many UK outdoor cannabis growers opt for a mix of fast-finishing autoflower seeds as well as some dependable photoperiod outdoor strains. The autoflower seeds should provide a mid summer harvest even if the late-season autumn/fall weather is bad and compromises your photoperiod harvest.
One other consideration is the last frost date. Many UK growers germinate their cannabis seeds indoors and give them a few weeks of indoor light (with e.g. an 18/6 or 24/0 light schedule). The seedlings should only be planted out after the last frost date for your location. With the benefit of indoor protection during their most vulnerable first few weeks, these plants should go onto deliver good growth and harvests.
Best outdoor autoflower cannabis seeds UK
The Dutch Passion autoflower seed collection are all great options for UK outdoor growers. They will often grow from seed to harvest in UK conditions in around 100 days, possibly a little faster in warm and sunny conditions. With the benefit of some planning and perhaps the use of greenhouses, you may be able to get two successive outdoor autoflower crops in one season if the weather is kind.
Many UK auto growers germinate their seeds in May and grow them indoors for a couple of weeks before planting out after the last frost. This allows mid summer harvests.
Even growers in the far north of the UK should be able to get an autoflower harvest if they grow in their warmest and sunniest 3-month period.
Giving the seeds a week or two of indoor growth after germination is always a good way of giving your plants a head start. All the Dutch Passion autoflower seeds would be good choices for an outdoor cannabis grower, but the following 5 strains are particularly recommended and produce great results for outdoor growers.
Auto Mazar is a tough and dependable autoflower strain using hardy genetics. She is part of the Afghani Kush cannabis seed collection. Auto Mazar typically grows into short, stocky cannabis plants with numerous side branches. Yields are heavy with a supremely enjoyable high and a rich hashy taste.
As with all outdoor strains, giving the plant the benefit of a couple of weeks of indoor growth after germination helps them become better prepared for eventual outdoor life. Gradually acclimatise your outdoor plants for increasing periods of time before eventually planting them out after the last frost.
Auto Mazar grows well outdoors across the UK. Choose a sunny grow location and where necessary offer some protection from the prevailing wind if planted in an exposed location.
Any UK outdoor autoflower grower wanting the heaviest possible yields should look no further than Auto Ultimate. This is one of Dutch Passion’s undisputed heavyweight yielders. The genetics can take a week or two longer than other autoflower strains but repay the grower with unusually heavy harvests.
The large, dense blooms may need supporting to prevent them drooping down and touching the (potentially damp) ground towards the end of bloom. Harvests of 100g+ of dried buds from Auto Ultimate are not unheard of in the UK, especially when she has enjoyed an uninterrupted sunny/warm bloom period.
As with all outdoor strains, growth under the cover of a greenhouse or polytunnel will protect your plants from the worst of the weather and tend to increase harvest quantities.
Auto Think Different
Lovers of fine quality outdoor autoflowering sativa genetics look no further! Auto Think Different is a best selling, fully-proven autoflower strain that delivers very heavy yields. In the UK she grows from seed to harvest in around 100 days. As with all autoflowers, she benefits when grown in good quality, nutritious soil. If your local soil is poor quality, you may find superior quality/quantity harvests if you supplement with supermarket soil (or grow shop soil).
You can expect the typical Dutch Passion autoflower structure of a dominant heavy central bloom surrounded by a ring of slightly smaller blooms. Part of the Classics cannabis seed collection with very high THC levels – really easy to grow!
Auto Power Plant
Auto Power Plant is the autoflowering version of Dutch Passion’s original Power Plant. She is noted for particularly heavy harvests and uses cannabis cup winning South African sativa genetics. The numerous repeat growers value her for the prize-winning combination of very high THC levels, fast growth and unmistakably chunky blooms!
UK outdoor growers that enjoy a rich terpene profile from their harvests should enjoy the powerful buds with their intense skunky/hashy scented aroma. She is particularly easy to grow outdoors, just offer a sunny location with nutritious moist soil. Then sit back, relax and let the genetics do the work for you!
Auto Critical Orange Punch
Auto Critical Orange Punch has quickly become a best seller with outdoor growers. These are some of the most affordably priced autoflower seeds in the Dutch Passion collection. With very high THC levels and a fresh, zesty citrus taste this heavy yielding auto produces excellent outdoor harvests. The anti-anxiety, stress-busting high is intensely pleasurable as well as easy to grow.
Auto Critical Orange Punch seeds grow well in large containers. As with all Dutch Passion autoflower strains, air pots or fabric smart pots encourage high levels of root aeration and healthy growth above/below ground. She also responds well to LST and SCROG whether grown indoors or outdoors.
Auto Critical Orange Punch seeds are highly recommended for those seeking highly potent harvests, she made the High Times Top-10 cannabis strains of 2018. A major achievement!
Best outdoor feminised cannabis seeds UK
Feminised outdoor cannabis seeds have the advantage of somewhat longer grow cycles and consequently heavier harvests (compared to autoflower seeds) for UK growers. The growth cycle is typically around 5 months from seed to harvest with plants typically ready for harvest around late September or early October.
However, not all outdoor feminised strains will finish in time in all areas of the UK. If you get unlucky with a cold and wet UK September/October then you can lose your photoperiod harvest to mold and bud rot.
Our recommended top-5 photoperiod outdoor feminised cannabis seeds are the toughest in the Dutch Passion collection. They will finish early, and are particularly resistant to outdoor conditions.
Frisian Dew has been a best seller with UK outdoor growers for many years. The robust, tough genetics were selectively bred over several outdoor seasons in The Netherlands. This allowed the genetics to acclimatise and adapt to the demanding and unpredictable northern European climate. Frisian Dew is part of the Dutch Outdoor cannabis seed collection, the home of Dutch Passion’s most popular and most successful outdoor seeds.
Frisian Dew is a durable strain that can withstand just about anything. She responds well to LST, supercropping and pruning. You can also try ‘Pinching’ or ‘Fimming’ several times during the growth phase to produce a bushier plant structure. This produces a shorter plant with many side blooms.
For the tastiest buds we recommend completely organic cultivation – with natural nutrition the taste is optimised. Pay extra attention to dead leaves during the middle and end of bloom. Due to the heavy dense buds, dead leaves can cause top rot and fungi more quickly. Grows well, even in northern England.
Durban Poison is another outdoor strain well suited to UK conditions. This sativa dominant strain originated in South Africa and is often ready to harvest around early October in the UK.
Durban Poison doesn’t mind being bent, topped, super cropped or even scrogged outdoors. The genetics grow well in a range of soil types and are resistant to damp, cool UK summer conditions. Part of the Dutch Outdoor cannabis seed collection. Will grow in Northern England, but may well struggle to complete bloom in Scotland. Growers in the extreme north may prefer to consider growing autoflower seeds rather than relying completely on a mild, dry September/October.
Shaman is a large yielding, tough outdoor sativa strain. She often produces purple coloured blooms, especially in cooler outdoor flowering conditions. One of the more robust outdoor strains, she is also grown extensively in greenhouses and polytunnels.
Shaman is resistant to mold and bud rot, making her an ideal choice for the outdoor grower with borderline climate conditions. She requires little maintenance or special growing conditions. Just find her a sunny south-facing location and let the genetics do the work for you. Can reach 2-3m tall in good conditions.
Think Fast is a slightly unusual outdoor cannabis seed recommendation for UK outdoor growers. Think Fast is a feminised photoperiod strain with recessive autoflower genetics. This allows her to complete bloom somewhat quicker than most photoperiod outdoor strains. UK growers may be able to harvest her in mid/late September.
Think Fast is a good option for UK growers who typically find that their outdoor grow season is just a few weeks too short. With the extra bloom speed of Think Fast, it may be possible for you to complete the bloom cycle even in a short UK growing season.
Frisian Duck is a unique outdoor cannabis strain. She was developed with a stabilised leaf deformity, the leaves have a webbed appearance with the individual leaflets fused together. This makes it the ideal outdoor cannabis strain for any grower seeking a naturally stealthy strain!
Especially during vegetative growth, Frisian Duck looks unlike any cannabis plant you have seen before! UK urban growers find this natural stealth camouflage particularly valuable. THC levels may only be medium on this strain, but she still delivers a highly pleasurable smoke/vape. Also available in autoflowering cannabis seeds as Auto Duck.
Growing cannabis outdoors in the UK
Growing cannabis outdoors in the UK isn’t that difficult. Plenty of growers harvest their entire annual cannabis requirements from just a handful of outdoor plants grown from a few autoflower seeds or feminised outdoor seeds. One of the keys to outdoor success is to know your growing season well and plan your seed selection accordingly. The further north you are, the more likely that autoflower seeds will be your main outdoor seed choice.
Understanding the typical dates of your last frost allows you to know when to put your plants outdoors. Knowing when the end of season weather turns for the worse is another key piece of information to allow you to plan ahead. One of the most common errors, especially by new UK guerrilla growers, is to germinate their precious outdoor cannabis seeds too early in the season.
If you need some specific help and advice on the growing season at your particular location within the UK then the following guide may help. It offers detailed cultivation advice for outdoor cannabis growers in the UK South East, South West, North East and North West. It also gives detailed advice of germinating your cannabis seeds and the best ways to start your plants indoors and gradually acclimatise them to outdoors.
10 places to buy the best cannabis seeds that ship to the UK
Just because seed banks online are popping up everywhere doesn’t mean every resource is trustworthy. How can you know who to trust when growing weed is illegal in the UK?
Not to worry – we’ve compiled a list of the best cannabis seeds that ship to UK, as well as a guide to ordering seeds for the new British buyer.
Before we discuss our top picks, let’s first mention our criteria for making such a definitive list and how surprisingly sober we were when putting the facts together.
We decided to evaluate all weed companies for:
– Quality of weed seeds
– Germination guarantee
– Live customer service
– UK Stealth packaging
– Popular & rare marijuana strains
– Affordable pricing
– Fast and/or free shipping
1. Top weed seeds in the UK – Crop King Seeds
2. Collection of various seed banks – Seedsman
3. UK bulk sales – Quebec Cannabis Seeds
4. Free weed seed deals – Marijuana Seeds NL
5. Best UK stealth packaging – MJ Seeds Canada
6. Safest way to buy cannabis seeds online – Sonoma Seeds
7. Most innovative cultivators – SunWest Genetics
8. Best for hard to find seeds – Rocket Seeds
9. Fastest UK shipping – Mary Jane’s Garden
10. Best customer support – Beaver Seeds
Is Buying Cannabis Seeds Legal In The UK?
As you might have heard by now, cannabis is illegal to possess, sell or grow in the UK, even though almost every decent human being does it.
Nevertheless, getting charged with unlicensed production or trafficking is a headache, as cannabis is still considered a Class B drug, carrying a maximum penalty of 5 years in her majesty’s slammer.
Oddly enough, it’s not necessarily illegal to order marijuana seeds from a legally established overseas seed bank, like the ones reviewed on our list.
Legally speaking, no one can prove what you’re planning to do with those seeds, and whether or not they’re purely for collectible, personal use, or research purposes only.
You need to spark up a J and do some… “research”, yeah?
– You can buy marijuana seeds as a “novelty item”
– Customs still might confiscate the weed seeds
– The best cannabis seeds companies offer delivery guarantees
– You can also get “discreet packaging” or “stealth shipping” to the UK where the seeds are hidden in everyday items
Top 10 Best Seed Banks That Ship to the UK
1. Crop King Seeds – Best Overall Cannabis Seeds
– Wide selection of seeds
– Guaranteed germination & delivery
– Founded in 2005
– Not much in the way of discounts
Crop King Seeds is one of the longest-standing and most successful marijuana seed banks in the world and still offering the best-selling strains and new hybrids.
From top sellers like Dwarf Low Flyer Autoflower seeds to feminized seeds like Black Indica and Durban Poison, the site has a huge selection to choose from.
You can also expect “growing marijuana seed” guides, 24-7 chat support, a charge-free telephone number, and discreet packaging to the UK.
We liked CKS because of its wide range of strains and new seeds, with 500 new seeds released for the year.
The company offers two guarantees, one for germination, and the other for delivery, once you pay for Express Registered with Tracking.
2. Seedsman – Best Variety for Cannabis Seeds in UK
– Founded in 2003
– 40 promotions throughout the year
– Bitcoin discounts
– Loyalty program currently on hiatus due to “social sharing abuse”
– Difficult process for any lost orders
Seedsman drives a hard bargain with discount deals like 3 for 2, and up to 25% off Bitcoin purchases. There are roughly 40 different promotions every year, all averaging about 20 percent off the listed price.
But what makes Seedsman’s seed bank remarkable is its large selection. The company gets its catalog from over 80 trusted breeders all over the world and can offer as many as 1,500 strains to UK weed growers like yourself.
Customer service is well-reviewed, though it’s only email-based, and they are forbidden to provide any growing advice. Fortunately, you can also purchase some guides on how to grow your own “collectible seeds”, if that’s something you might fancy at some point.
3. Quebec Cannabis Seeds – Best Bulk Sales for UK Customers
-Better for bulk & mix pack deals
– Not clear whether they offer a delivery guarantee
Quebec Cannabis Seeds promises consistent quality on cannabis strains, with “optimum THC and high CBD levels.” While they do feature top-sellers like Auto Bruce Banner Feminised Seeds and Amnesia Haze XL auto-flowering seeds, their most exciting deals come in the way of mix packs and bulk seeds.
You can buy cannabis seeds mixes of feminised, auto-flowering, fast version, and Quebec Gold quality, in packs of 100. All packaging is handled discreetly and seeds are shipped inside inconspicuous items.
That’s just a DVD in the post… wink wink.
Seeds are guaranteed, and the company has confidence in its 80% germination rate. While confiscated packages won’t get you a refund, QCS is pretty good at making sure their seeds don’t get caught at customs.
4. Marijuana Seeds NL – Best Deal for Free Seeds
– Rewards program with money back the more cash you spend
– Accepts multiple forms of payment
– Free seeds with most purchases
– Not much in the way of guarantees
While much of the world was still debating the magic of cannabis, Amsterdam was busy producing it – and since 1999, providing individuals and companies with cannabis seeds.
We love you, Holland.
The most original of UK seed banks is Marijuana Seeds NL, offering a wide range of seeds, from feminised to autoflowering seeds and regular seeds, to special value packs for potency, taste, and environment.
The company is proud of its quality genetics and its founders traveled the world to find the best marijuana strains and develop testing procedures that would ensure stability. You can also expect “double free” seed deals, depending on the season.
Regular shipping is free after £55 and stealth shipping is free after £100.
5. MJ Seeds Canada – Best for Discreet Packaging
– Founded 2009
– Accept Paypal, bank transfer, & other payment methods
– Very discreet packaging
Questionable germination guarantee
While MJ Seeds Canada does have a high germination rate, their priority appears to be affordability in shipping and cannabis seed prices.
The germination guarantee is not as highly touted as the delivery guarantee, but the delivery is guaranteed when you pay for tracking and insurance.
However, they take their discreet seed billing and packaging seriously and alternate shipping methods regularly, so as not to build a pattern and arouse suspicion around your weed seeds.
The store’s 24-hour shipping policy is also unique, because of the fact that MJSC has multiple stores, offices, and warehouses to ship from.
6. Sonoma Seeds – Safest Way to Buy Marijuana Seeds Online
– Many payments supported, including cash
– High germination rate & guarantee
– Telephone customer support
– Not as much in the way of discounts
Sonoma Seeds is based in Canada and offers 300 Canadian dollars (around 175 GBP) for international shipping, which is all well and good. However, compared to $200 in free shipping offered by the likes of Crop King Seeds and the like, it’s a bit pricier.
Still, one of Sonoma’s advantages lies in the variety of supported payment methods, including bank transfers, Bitcoin, credit cards, and even carefully hidden cash, which is untraceable.
Other positives include an 80% germination rate, 500 strains to choose from, and premium customer support, including a telephone line with business hours.
What makes Sonoma Seeds unique is the flexibility of payment options, guaranteeing your privacy and giving you options.
7. SunWest Genetics – Most Innovative Cultivation Methods
– 500 strains to choose from
– Phone & internet support
– Free cannabis seeds included with larger purchases
– Not a lot of information on the company or its practices
SunWest Genetics focuses on improving the genetics of cannabis, including diversifying the gene pool of strains. Specifically, the company tries to improve strains for medicinal purposes and breed new varieties with additional benefits.
The company is outspoken about its quality control process but did not provide much information in the way of growing fundamentals for newcomers.
So you’d better know how to grow weed in the UK!
In terms of presentation, they have a lot to offer, with a variety of strains (over 500), fast and reliable phone and email support. The company is quick to stand by its products, offering a guarantee for quality and germination, which stands at 80%.
8. Rocket Seeds – Best for Hard to Find and Popular Seed Strains
– Works with other UK seed banks to find certain seed strains
– Germination guarantee
– Free seeds with higher purchases
– More like a convenience store than a unique brand
Not only does Rocket Seeds work with the world’s most successful breeders, but the company also goes out of its way to search for multinational sources of new strains.
The good news is you can find almost everything from here, from feminized seeds like 3 Kings and Acapulco Gold, or AK-47 auto-flowering, or even fast version seeds like Baklava MJ which can deliver a fast yield with little maintenance.
Rocket Seeds is such a team effort that you might find yourself working with the likes of Beaver, Crop King, Sunwest, and Mary Jane’s Garden – other seed banks that can find those hard-to-get strains.
It’s basically GoCompare for weed seeds.
9. Mary Jane’s Garden – Best Shipping Deals on Weed Seeds
– Reputation for high-quality seeds, no deformities
– Established 2003
– 90% delivery rate to UK
– Same-day shipping
– No telephone support
Mary Jane’s Garden has had almost 20 years in the business and has developed a reputation for a wide selection of strains and high-quality seeds.
What Mary Jane highlights is a more exacting selection process, weeding out the weed seeds (get it?) that might be damaged or unnaturally formed.
You’re left with the crème de la crème!
The delivery rate is 90% to the UK, above average, meaning the company knows how to secretly package your seeds!
Surprisingly, Mary Jane has one more distinct advantage over its competitors – a same-day shipping policy that beats even our top selection.
10. Beaver Seeds – Best UK Seed Banks Customer Support
– Established 2009
– Same-day shipping to UK
– Guaranteed delivery with extra insurance & tracking options
– Not a strong assurance of a germination guarantee
– Not as many discounts as competitors
Beavers Seeds cuts out the low-quality affordable stuff and stocks only the highest grade of cannabis seeds. You’ll find popular brands like Gorilla Glue and Banana Punch to bulk Indica and Sativa regulars.
The company offers same-day UK shipping, a rarity, not to mention a tracking system to practically every country on the globe.
Besides accepting multiple forms of payment, including cash, and guaranteeing a germination rate, what truly impressed us about Beaver Seeds is its 24/7 seed bank telephone support.
Cannabis Seeds UK FAQs
How do seed banks ship to the UK?
While there are many seed banks that ship to the USA and countries where weed is (somewhat) legal, it can be a bit trickier to buy weed seeds in the UK.
Because growing cannabis seeds in the UK remains illegal, practically all reviewed seed banks offer discreet and stealth packaging.
Not only does this involve carefully selected phrases on billing and address labels, but even within the package itself, the seeds are often hidden.
Marijuana weed strains can be clandestinely stored in:
– Greeting cards
– Christmas gifts
– Toys for children
– DVD cases
– Video game cases
– And more!
Some companies, such as Crop King or Seedsman, will often change up their shipping methods so that local laws or UK customs don’t become suspicious.
What’s the safest way to buy UK cannabis seeds online?
Many online seed banks in the UK now offer Bitcoin or other cryptocurrency purchases, which are much more difficult for customs to catch and trace.
Some companies like Sonoma Seeds or Beaver Seeds even allow you the option of paying in cash, which is completely untraceable.
You simply send the money wrapped and hidden with your order, and if it’s not confiscated, (which is fairly rare) you get your order back.
You can even track your package if you order the higher-end shipping option.
What different strains of marijuana can you grow in the UK?
Remember, that some marijuana seeds will only excel in special climates and environments. When planning to grow any plant in the UK, you must consider the UK weather, which is typically rainy, cold in the winter, and even slightly cool in the summer.
Basically, our weather is crap.
Marijuana flowering is seasonal, and germination peaks around late spring while harvesting begins around autumn. Many avoid outdoor growing in the U.K., naturally because of anti-marijuana laws, but also because of the rainy climate.
Autoflower seeds will grow easier in most environments and might be the wiser choice for the newcomer, not to mention the “fast-growing” packages, which are made to thrive in most environments.
Easy to Grow Marijuana Seeds for the UK
Some easy-to-work-with strains that are quite popular among newcomers in the UK include:
– Skunk Fast Version
– White Russian Fast Version
– Northern Lights Autoflower
– Critical Autoflower
Skunk and White Russian are set apart from the others because they are called fast-version cannabis plants, made for territories with short seasons, and with expectations of a fast harvest.
Fast version cannabis strains yield results faster than normal flowering times, because of feminised and crossed genetics, mixing photoperiod and automatic female clone genes.
They are also not the same as auto-flowering strains, even though they are also made to grow unusually fast. However, fast version cannabis strains are not autoflower, like Northern Lights or Critical. These are “photoperiod” strains, which are light-dependent and tend to harvest early.
Autoflowering strains like Northern Lights are known to be compact, relatively fast, and with a distinct honey-aroma. It’s considered an easy plant to grow and yet with high THC levels.
Critical is also a well-known strain for both indoor and outdoor growers and is a nice compromise between high yield and reduced flowering time. Critical is appreciated because it can grow in even colder climates.
All of these popular strains are available at sites like our top pick, Crop King Seeds.
Fun but Challenging Marijuana Seeds to Grow in the UK
– Bruce Banner
– Gorilla Glue
– Dos Si Dos Girl Scout Cookies
Bruce Banner, named for obvious reasons, packs a hulk of THC, up to 30 percent! No wonder it’s a hobbyist’s favorite, and known for not only cerebral highs but also more calming sensations.
Gorilla Glue is a common strain name you will find among UK growers, because of its high THC content, as well as its medicinal use for pain relief. It’s more about relaxation and euphoria and is one of the top sellers of most seed sites, including Seedsman.
Finally, how can we not brag about Dos Si Dos, a Girl Scout Cookies / Face-Off hybrid that accentuates the already-celebrated taste with an even stronger high? 70% Indica and flexible for indoor or outdoor growing, fans love the strain for its medicinal power, and ability to relieve depression and insomnia.
Best Marijuana Seed Banks That Ship to the UK: The Takeaway
We particularly admire Crop King Seeds with its 24/7 customer support, its double guarantee, (for germination and delivery), and the wide variety of strains.
However, we are obliged to admit Seedsman had the better reputation on Reddit and other social media sites, so it was a very tight race to the top spot.
If you’re ready to take the next step and start becoming the cannabis hobbyist you always dreamed of, start your journey by working with reliable marijuana seed banks that ship to the UK.
Look for reputation, quality, discounts, and a company that’s ready to help you find your way. Good luck!
Best weed seeds uk
So, you’re looking to buy marijuana seeds online and are wondering who is the best seed bank. Thankfully, in 2021 there are TONS of great choices for seed banks that ship to the UK.
If you’ve got a green thumb, love the green, and are looking for a fun project—growing your own weed can be a great way to reconnect with the plant. Below is a great place to start your growing journey.
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN:
- UK MARIJUANA SEED LAWS
- OUR PICK FOR BEST SEED BANKS THAT SHIP TO UK
- DIFFERENT STRAINS AND THEIR EFFECTS
- TIPS ON HOW TO GROW MARIJUANA
- OUR TOP 10 STRAINS
BUYING MARIJUANA SEEDS IN THE UK, AND THE LAWS
Oh grey areas, how we love to exploit thee. The UK has some pretty strict laws on selling, possessing, or distributing cannabis. Luckily for you, buying seeds is COMPLETELY LEGAL. This is because “the powers that be” cannot actually prove your intent. I’d like to state this plainly: THIS IS NOT LEGAL ADVICE. Having said that, it’s PERFECTLY LEGAL to buying cannabis seeds in the UK.
ALWAYS check your local laws before purchasing marijuana seeds.
REPUTABLE SEED BANKS THAT SHIP TO UK
Anyone can sell marijuana seeds online. But we’re not looking for just anyone. We want the MOST REPUTABLE seed banks that ship to the UK. Reputable means well respected, consistent, and affordable. We’ve scoured the internet looking for the finest, we’ve done the research for you, and we’ve put together our top 3 seed banks.
Here are Our Top 3 Reputable Seed Banks for U.K. Customers:
1. MSNL SEED BANK
MSNL are amazing. They are true pioneers of the online seed bank game, and are BASED IN THE UK. This is why we have them listed at number 1 on our chart. Since the late 90’s, they’re developed a loyal and strong customer base by delivering awesome customer service, and quality seeds. We believe they’re THE BEST seed banks that ships to the UK.
THIS IS WHY WE LOVE MSNL:
- Wicked discounts on different strains
- Every order purchased with crypto is 15% off
- Worldwide shipping
- Bulk seed order are subject to additional discounts
- Awesome growing guides and educational blogs
CHECK THEM OUT:
2. CROP KING SEEDS
Oh, to be KING for a day! Crop King Seeds is DEFINITELY one of the top seed banks that ship to UK. They have THE BIGGEST selection of seeds on the internet. Seriously, check them out, it’s pretty crazy. If you’re looking to grow your very own CROP, then we highly recommend taking a gander at Crop King Seeds.
This is why we consider them ROYALTY:
DISCOUNTS AND DEALS:
- FREE SEEDS ON ORDERS OF $420 OR MORE!
- FREE SHIPPING ON ORDERS OVER $200
- Largest seed variety in the world
- Worldwide shipping
- 24/7 Live Chat Support
- Blogs, guides, and articles
3. MINISTRY OF CANNABIS (MOC)
The MINISTRY! Sounds so official! Well, we’re here to tell you, they’re as LEGIT as they come. The MOC or Ministry of Cannabis is definitely one of the best seed banks that ship to UK. Located in Spain, if you’re looking to buy marijuana seeds online, do NOT pass up the opportunity to have a look at Ministry of Cannabis
Here’s why the Ministry is OFFICIAL:
DISCOUNTS AND DEALS:
- A NEW “DISCOUNT OF THE MONTH” EVERY MONTH
- FREE SHIPPING ON ORDERS OVER 75 EURO
- Incredible Quality Breeding
- 24-48hr SHIPPING WORLDWIDE
- 15 years experience
- Impeccable customer service
Everyone has the right to research for themselves and choose the seed bank that ships to the UK that THEY feel comfortable with. Having said that, these are our top 3 Cannabis seed banks. We encourage you to take your time to familiarize yourself with each one of these seed banks that ship to the UK, and move forward in confidence that you’ll be getting the strain you want, the quality you want, and the discretion you need!
What Marijuana Strain Should I Grow in the UK?
You’ve done your homework, researched your online seed banks that ship to and are ready to shop. Now you’ve reached a very important question: “What marijuana seeds should I grow?”. If you asked 50 different smokers, you’d likely get 50 different answers.
As we’re all aware, the UK has some….shall we say unique….weather. Long periods of time with very little sunshine. It’s important to keep your local growing environment in mind when looking at seeds.
Which marijuana strain you should grow depends entirely on your preference, as well as your growing experience. Some strains contain more THC, some more CBD. Some are difficult to grow but have great yields, and some are easy to grow and have smaller yields. Whatever your preferences or requirements there’s a cannabis seed out there waiting for you to plant it!
A FEW THINGS TO THINK ABOUT BEFORE PICKING A STRAIN OF IN THE UK:
1.) SELLING OR SMOKING?
Whether this weed is for personal use, or for you to sell (keep in mind that laws in the UK are very clear about the possession and distribution of marijuana. Both are ILLEGAL) is a major factor in which marijuana seed you should choose to grow. Every single strain is going to have different yields and different effects.
Not every smoker likes every type of weed, but there are some popular strains that are guaranteed to be liked by the largest amount of people (we’ll get to popular strains later). This is important to note as a seller, because if you buy a strain based on YOUR personal preferences, you may not have the cannabis palate of your clients.
There are some popular strains that are guaranteed to be liked by the largest amount of people (Girl Scout Cookies)
2.) GROWING AND YIELDS
You’ll also want to consider growing difficulty and yields. Some plants can produce as much as 1LB of marijuana. If you’re growing for your own personal use, that may simply be TOO MUCH WEED (is there really such a thing. ). Believe it or not, I grew 4 plants this year (the legal limit where I’m located) and they yielded WAY TOO MUCH WEED. I ended up giving away a bunch.
I personally chose strains that were easy to grow, with low maintenance, that could be grown outdoors. For the marijuana seeds that you buy, you’ll want to take into account where you’re going to grow it, how long your growing season is, and how much weed you intend to produce. Then, once you know those three facts, it’s time to decide on the level of THC you want.
3.) SUPER HIGH OR NAH?
Here’s a trick question for you: does higher THC content mean you’re going to get higher? You might be surprised to find out that actually, that’s not the case. Generally speaking, yes THC gets you high. Having said that, there are other factors at play.
In a marijuana high there are 3 main factors: THC, terpenes, and cannabinoids. The INTERACTION between the 3 of these compounds is what dictates the type and level of you high. Terpenes for example give marijuana its relaxation effects. Cannabinoids are the Elon Musk SpaceX rockets that launch your brain into space.
While higher THC is a contributing factor to the level of “stoned” you’re going to get, it’s not the only factor.
So when choosing the right strain, do a bit of research on the effects and the compounds of the bud itself before you dive in.
4.) CBD OR THC
The debates are raging about which strains are the best. High THC or high CBD. Most smokers and cannabis aficionados already know which they prefer, but if you’re not sure here are a few things to consider:
CBD is NOT psychoactive in any way. It doesn’t get you ripped, stoned, or blitzed. What it DOES do is help relieve muscle aches, reduces anxiety in some people, and can generally give you a sense of wellbeing. The higher the CBD content in a bud, the more pronounced these effects tend to be.
To be honest, I like strains that have a nice even ratio of CBD to THC. I still get baked, but I feel less anxious and more serene. The top seed banks that ship to UK will have a great selection of different CBD to THC ratios to choose from.
5.) TURN YOUR GROW OP TO AUTO PILOT
Autoflowering weed plants. What a wonderful sound that is! What that means is that the plant has been bred to go for seed to flower in only 6 to 8 weeks times! That’s pretty awesome considering growing a single marijuana plant used to take up to 4 months or more.
If you’re a beginner, you should definitely consider the autoflowering plant. This hands-off growing experience means that even if you mess it up, it only took you 6-8 weeks! If your plant dies, try again! In 2 months or less you can have a bountiful bouquet of buds!
By the way, each of the seed banks that ship to the UK that we highlighted above sell autoflowering seeds!
Feminized marijuana seeds are simply amazing. These seeds produce plants that are GUARANTEED female. That means no seeds in the buds, and no chance of cross pollination with male plants that can hinder yields.
If you’re looking to buy marijuana seeds online, check out the sellers above, they ALL carry feminized marijuana seeds.
7.) OLD RELIABLE MARIJUANA SEEDS
Usually a less expensive option, and typically for those with a bit of experience with cross-pollination and cross-breeding. Regular marijuana seeds are a little bit more difficult to grow than say autoflowering and feminized seeds.
These seeds are a mix of female and male plants, and can be a bit of a nuisance for the outdoor/home grower. However, for growers looking to mix and match and make their own strains, there’s simply no better option.
8.) INDOOR GROWING OR OUTDOOR GROWING
Buying marijuana seeds online can be pricey, so it’s important to note that not ALL seeds flourish in EVERY environment. Some cannabis seeds do best outdoors in the sunshine, and some seeds have the highest yields in the climate controlled environment of the great indoors.The UK has a unique environment that has a lot of precipitation and not a ton of sunshine. This means that you’re going to want to look for strains that do well in low light. The seed banks that ship to UK listed above will all provide this information for each strain. If they don’t, do some digging.
The beauty of growing weed indoors is that you can easily protect your plants from the common plagues of bad weather and insects. The problem is, not everyone has an appropriate indoor space, it costs more to get a set up, and the smell can be a little strong.
Outdoor growing can have its set of challenges, especially in a low light climate zone like the UK. But, if you’re looking to get massive plants and properly utilize your outdoor space, it’s sooooo worth it! Of course, bugs and disease are always a factor and you’ll want to monitor those buds very closely to ensure they’re happy and healthy.
- Best Cannabis Seeds for Indoor Growing
- Best Cannabis Seeds for Outdoor Growing
If you’re looking to get massive plants and properly utilize your outdoor space, it’s sooooo worth it!
Popular Marijuana Strains (From Mellow to Head High)
If you’ve learned anything from this article, I hope it’s that no two strains are alike—and no two preferences are alike. When it comes to bud, it’s different strokes for different folks. The best seed banks that ship to UK will have a plethora of options to choose from. If you’re a little overwhelmed by the SHEER AMOUNT of choices, we’re here to make your life a little easier.
We’re going to show you the TOP 5 relaxing weed strains, and the TOP 5 heady weed strains. We’re also going to give you a little detail on each. Choose wisely!
TOP 5 MELLOW WEED STRAINS:
Northern Lights has been around for a long time, and for good reason. It’s suuuuuuper chill, and on a cozy evening with your partner, watching Seth Rogen movies and smoking some Northern Lights can’t be beat. Buds are dense and sticky, and the effects are truly vibey.
This is a high THC weed strain with euphoria inducing effects. Girl Scout Cookies is a cool blend of creativity and silly, laughy times. If you were chilling out and writing comedy sketches, they’d probably turn out to be some kind of absurdly funny Tim and Eric vignette.
I’ll have 7 scoops of relaxation. You want to sink into that couch and never get up? Gelato is your best bet. Make sure your work is done for the day because DUDE, you ain’t gettin’ anything done after a few hits of this dessert.
Turn on Apple Music, scroll to a trippy ambient playlist, and just ZONE OUT! You deserve it.
Have you ever seen that episode of the Simpsons where Homer is working too much and ends up in “Slumberland”. That’s kind of what Blackberry Kush can do. If you want a deep, restful sleep and don’t give a damn what time it is—Blackberry Kush can help you get to slumberland.
A word to the wise: new smokers beware, this strain is POWERFUL.
I’m throwing this in here because it’s important to note: YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE BARBECUED TO BE RELAXED. If you just want to mellow out and read a good book, smoke a little high CBD ganja spliff. There are tons of CBD strains to choose from, and every single one of the reputable seed banks that ship to UK that we listed above will carry them.
TOP 5 HEADY OR ENERGETIC STRAINS
We put Strawberry Diesel at number 1 here because it’s HIGH on focus, and low on paranoia. If you’re one of the many smokers that are prone to paranoia with Sativa strains, then this bud’s for you. If however you don’t ever really get paranoid, you just get focused and peppy, there are 4 more strains that I’ll list below.
SUPER, you say? This bud has a super level of THC at 22%, and will have your energy levels through the freakin’ roof. You’ve got a bunch of work to tackle (not operating heavy machinery of course)? Smoke a little bit of this Super Lemon Haze and you’ll be sawing through your tasks with ease.
It’s called Green Crack for a reason, baby! You want something to launch you out of bed in the AM? Smoke some of this ganja. It delivers a cerebral high, despite its potentially scary name. Although it kind of looks like an Indica, it’s actually a Sativa—so don’t worry, you won’t be glued to the recliner. This can be a great strain for those with anxiety and depression.
Sour Diesel is one of those strains that has deeply penetrated pop culture, especially the Hip Hop scene. It’s quite a creative buzz, so there are probably more than a few rappers that have a puff before spitting some hot fiyah.
Kind of a weird name, no? Jack Herer is an American Cannabis activist known as the Emperor of Hemp. This strain is for the wake and bake masters. If you like to take a rip first thing in the morning, Jack Herer will get you where you need to go. It’s got a low THC content that makes it a perfect strain for those who don’t have a particularly high tolerance for the green stuff.
IF YOU’RE UNSURE WHAT STRAIN IS RIGHT FOR YOU, TRY ONE OF THESE!
Quality Seed Banks that Ship to UK
Choosing the right marijuana seeds for your growing pleasure should be a super fun experience. It’s a great way to connect with the plant, and gives you a deeper appreciation of the work it takes to go from seed to smoke.
Choosing the right seed bank that ships to UK means doing a bit of research, scrolling through their products, and ensuring that they’re reputable and discreet. The 3 that we’ve listed above come highly recommended, and are sure to deliver a superior product, everytime. MSNL, being a UK based company, is our number 1 choice—but all 3 are fantastic options and offer their own benefits!
Best Seed Banks for UK Customers:
- MSNL Seed Bank
- Crop King Seeds
- Ministry of Cannabis
Also, before we depart, I want to reiterate that KNOWING YOUR LOCAL MARIJUANA LAWS is super important. In the UK, marijuana is still considered taboo, and it is illegal. However, the seeds are not. Know your laws, know your rights, and don’t trust some fly by night operation with your security. No one wants a visit from the po-po.
My final thought is this: GROWING WEED IS FUN. If you’ve read this article, you probably already know that. Take a chance, choose a strain, and smoke some damn good weed that you’ve grown yourself!