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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

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.

Auto Ultimate

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

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

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

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

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

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 Fast-Growing Cannabis Flowers for Impatient Gardeners

Growing cannabis can be an arduous process. Beyond the space, materials, and nutrients needed, time and light are the most essential ingredients in the cannabis cultivation equation. But what if you’re impatient or short on time? Is there a way to speed up the growing process?

Historically, black market growers would seek out or hybridize strains to harness attributes that catered to their surreptitious needs. These plants would usually be short and stalky with larger-than-average yields, and in some instances they would be autoflowering (such as a ruderalis hybrid). They were designed to be fast-flowering for both a quick turnover and so they could be easily relocated from time to time.

The fast-flowering cannabis strains listed below are now emerging for professional and hobby growers to utilize. They’re perfect for novice growers as well as set-it-and-forget-it growers who want to squeeze out a harvest with little time to spare. The list includes a mixture of both photoperiod and autoflowering varieties so you can find the perfect plants for your setup.

Photoperiod Strains That Grow Quickly (7-9 Weeks)

Lowryder

Lowryder is a hybrid strain that was inbred for nine generations by Joint Doctor Seeds to give it a dwarfed size. Growing no more than 16 inches tall, it’s the cannabis equivalent of a bonsai for the discrete grower’s windowsill or balcony. Lowryder’s small size comes from a species of cannabis ruderalis crossed with Northern Lights #2 and then William’s Wonder. Consumers, be patient with this strain: its medicinal and cerebrally stimulating effects have a slow but powerful onset. A mild earthy aroma radiates from the small, conic buds which autoflower in a short 40 to 45 days. Lowryder is a stalwart plant that can survive in harsh, colder climates, making it a popular strain in northern regions like Finland and Canada.

Critical Kush

Critical Kush from Barney’s Farm is a mostly indica strain that blends together two famed cannabis staples, Critical Mass and OG Kush. Aromatic notes of earthiness and spice usher in a calming sensation that relaxes the mind and body. Critical Kush pairs a staggeringly high THC content with a moderate dose of CBD, making this strain a perfect nighttime medication for pain, stress, insomnia, and muscle spasms. Growers cultivating this strain indoors will wait 50 to 60 days for Critical Kush to complete its flowering cycle.

Early Girl

Early Girl is the wallflower of cannabis strains since its introduction in the 1980s. Lovingly preserved by the breeders at Sensi Seeds, this strain is lazy and relaxed, nothing over the top. A 75/25 indica-dominant hybrid, Early Girl is a good one for those new to cannabis who would like relief from stress. Also a great strain for novice growers, it’s compact, resilient, and has a particularly short flowering time of 7 to 8 weeks. Early Girl grows especially well outdoors, but won’t put up a fuss if she’s stuck inside.

OG Kush

OG Kush makes up the genetic backbone of West Coast cannabis varieties, but in spite of its ubiquity, its genetic origins remain a mystery. Popular myth maintains that Chemdawg and Hindu Kush parented OG Kush, passing on the distinct “kush” bud structure we see in many strains today. However, we can’t be sure because OG Kush first came from bag seed in the early 90s. The earliest propagators (now known as Imperial Genetics) are said to have brought the seeds out of Florida to Colorado and southern California, where it now flourishes. There are many different phenotypes of OG Kush, some of which include Tahoe OG, SFV OG, and Alpha OG.

OG Kush is cherished for its ability to crush stress under the weight of its heavy euphoria. It carries an earthy pine and sour lemon scent with woody undertones, an aroma that has become the signature of OG Kush varieties and descendants. With OG Kush, patients most commonly cite improvements in migraines, ADD/ADHD, and stress disorders.

Superglue

Superglue is a hybrid strain bred by Seedism Seeds. A cross between Afghani and Northern Lights, Superglue inherits indica growth patterns along with a sweet caramel and pine aroma. Superglue brings calming relaxation to the mind and body, but leaves you functional and energetic enough for social activities or a productive afternoon.

Autoflowering Strains That Grow Quickly (7-12 Weeks)

Red Dwarf

Red Dwarf is a rarer strain of cannabis that is an autoflowering plant. This trait comes from its cannabis ruderalis genetics, which is a third variety of the plant that’s usually not bred due to its lower THC content. The wonders of selective breeding from Buddha Seeds have resulted in seeds that grow to adulthood in an incredibly short six weeks. This strain’s squat, small plants are easy to grow in smaller spaces, making it a popular choice for growers who want something simple and fast. Indica-dominant, Red Dwarf will eventually make you sleepy, but not without some relaxed euphoria first.

Hobbit

Hobbit by Kannabia Seeds is a resilient autoflowering variety with sweetness and strong elemental resistance. This strain has a sweet aroma that has been described as “strawberry candy” and an equally sweet smoke with latent earthy notes. Hobbit deftly combines stimulating Haze elements with a pervasive body buzz that is lightly weighted while remaining pleasant and functional. Many growers covet this autoflowering wonder for its quick 65-day flowering time and above-average yield.

White Ryder

White Ryder is Riot Seeds’ attempt to create a ruderalis version of White Widow by crossing Buddha Seeds’ White Dwarf against Lowryder. By blending two stout, autoflowering plants, Riot Seeds created a potent indica-dominant hybrid that finishes in under 80 days and can easily be hidden from view. Enjoy this flower for anti-anxiety and sleep-inducing effects.

Purple Cheese

Purple Cheese is an indica-dominant autoflowering hybrid that combines Purple #1, Blue Cheese, and Lowryder. Bred by Auto Seeds, Purple Cheese was designed to have a sweeter, less cheesy flavor than its Blue Cheese parent. It does, however, inherit a tight bud structure and a high CBD profile. With a palatable fruit aroma, Purple Cheese delivers powerful full-body effects best suited for night owls or patients treating pain. Colder climates will bring out this hybrid’s purple hues, and for best results, growers should keep this autoflowering variety between 50-80 cm in height.

Royal Haze

Royal Haze (or Royale Haze) by Dinafem Seeds is a mostly sativa strain bred from Skunk, Haze, and Northern Lights genetics. Taking after her Haze parent, this sativa inherits a spicy citrus flavor and buzzing, energetic effects that keep you alert and productive throughout the day. Outdoor growers will appreciate her flexibility and resilience even when the temperature drops, although her 10-11 week flowering cycle demands a bit of patience.

An autoflowering rendition of Royal Haze was bred by Royal Queen Seeds, who mixed Amnesia Haze, Skunk, and a ruderalis strain. Its effects are similarly energizing and cerebral.

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

First Look

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

Pros

– Wide selection of seeds
– Guaranteed germination & delivery
– Founded in 2005

Cons

– 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

Pros

– Founded in 2003
– 40 promotions throughout the year
– Bitcoin discounts

Cons

– 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

Pros

-Better for bulk & mix pack deals
-Germination guarantee
-Founded 2013

Cons

– 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

Pros

– Rewards program with money back the more cash you spend
– Accepts multiple forms of payment
– Free seeds with most purchases

Cons

– 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

Pros

– Founded 2009
– Accept Paypal, bank transfer, & other payment methods
– Very discreet packaging

Cons

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

Pros

– Many payments supported, including cash
– High germination rate & guarantee
– Telephone customer support

Cons

– 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

Pros

– 500 strains to choose from
– Phone & internet support
– Free cannabis seeds included with larger purchases

Cons

– 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

Pros

– Works with other UK seed banks to find certain seed strains
– Germination guarantee
– Free seeds with higher purchases

Cons

– 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

Pros

– Reputation for high-quality seeds, no deformities
– Established 2003
– 90% delivery rate to UK
– Same-day shipping

Cons

– 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

Pros

– Established 2009
– Same-day shipping to UK
– Guaranteed delivery with extra insurance & tracking options

Cons

– 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
– Books
– Catalogs
– 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!