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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.

The Very Best UK Seed Banks

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.

Delivery Options

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.

With the exception of autoflowers, the flowering of marijuana strains is seasonal, which means that outside growers in the UK germinate their seeds between April and May and, depending on the species, harvest between mid-September and the end of October.

Best cannabis seeds for UK climate

The climate of the UK is cold and wet. Not ideal for the cultivation of a weed plant. Of course you don’t suffer from this when you grow indoors, but if you want to grow outdoors in the UK, it can be a challenge. Fortunately, breeders have developed varieties that can produce good yields even in the climates of the UK. Good results do I hear you think? We actually mean excellent results! In this blog we show you our top 5 best cannabis seeds for UK climate.

The climate of the UK

Before we share our top 5, it’s important to explain the climate of the UK. In this way you understand the growing conditions better and you start your breeding well prepared.

With the exception of autoflowers, the flowering of marijuana strains is seasonal, which means that outside growers in the UK germinate their seeds between April and May and, depending on the species, harvest between mid-September and the end of October.

Although the climate in the different regions of the UK is not very different, it’s important to realize that the climate in the UK is not the same everywhere. However, in general you can say that the UK climate is characterized by cold and wet winters with relatively cool summers. That are precisely the greatest negative factors for the growth of a cannabis plant. Both cold weather and frost can have an adverse effect on the harvest. The UK climate is therefore not ideal for outdoor growing. Nevertheless, it’s possible to realize a qualitative outdoor cultivation in the UK. Especially if you choose the right strain.

In our top 5 you will therefore find the five most robust types of weed that can produce excellent results even in the most ruthless circumstances.

Our top 5 with the best cannabis seeds for the UK climate

Below you will find our top 5 with the best cannabis seeds that grow in the UK climate. Per type you find important information and simply click through to the relevant product.

1. Northern Lights autoflower

The Northern Lights autoflower is probably one of the most robust species in our range. Instead of flowering during the transition from summer to autumn it flowers based on age. Because this species is strong and also less dependent on the weather, this species is suitable for outdoor growing in the UK.

2. Sexxpot

Our Sexxpot feminized cannabis seeds are a big hit in the USA, but also gain popularity in the UK. That isn’t strange at all. Sexxpot is a strong strain that can take a beating.

Note: these are non-autoflowers and therefore need shorter days to flower. In order to harvest in October, the seeds will have to be planted in April or May.

3. OG Kush

OG Kush contains 75% Indica genes. It’s a very strong strain that can be grown in almost any climate. From cold climates to warm climates. This species is robust and is capable of producing high quality weed even in the deplorable outdoor conditions of the UK.

Note: out OG Kush seeds are non-autoflowers and will therefore have to be planted between April and May to be ready for harvest in October.

4. Big White Widow autoflower

Do you want to limit the risk of a failed harvest and do you think the production of a normal autoflower is too low? We have some good news. Our Big White Widow auto can grow up to 180 cm high. Besides, they produce high yields and aren’t dependent on the transition between summer and autumn to bloom. Moreover, the Big WW is a very strong and reliable strain, suitable for a outdoor cultivation in the UK climate.

5. Critical autoflower

Critical autoflowering is one of our fastest flowering autoflowers and produces a high quality weed production. With its strong genetic background (50% Indica, 30% Sativa and 20% ruderalis genes), Critical is a very strong autoflower that will develop well in harsh conditions. In short: suitable for the UK climate.

Want to know more about the law concerning cannabis seeds in the UK? Please read our blog “ Cannabis seeds UK: is it legal? “