Top 10 Best Seed Banks 2020 – All ship to USA & Canada

Over the past 7 years, I’ve used A LOT of different online seed banks.

Some good… some very, VERY bad.

In this article, I’ll cover the best seed banks to use, as well as some of the worst.

Best Seed Banks 2020

  1. Seedsman – Cheapest Seeds
  2. ILGM – Best Guarantees
  3. Crop King Seeds – Best In Canada
  4. MSNL – Great value overall
  5. Gorilla Seeds
  6. Growers Choice
  7. Sensi Seeds
  8. AMS
  9. Attitude Seed Bank

The seed banks listed above are 100% reliable and sell high-quality seeds, but they also have very different pros and cons.

Some have faster shipping, while others have better germination guarantees.

The right seed bank to use depends on which feature is most important to you.

Seedsman Seeds

Seedsman Seeds was founded in 1997 and is based in Barcelona, Spain.

Strain Selection & Prices

Seedsman is basically the Amazon.com of seed banks.

They offer the largest selection of top-shelf strains online (over 4,000! ) and have some of the lowest prices, too.

For example, a 10 pack of white widow feminized seeds costs around $64, with 10 similar seeds at ILGM and MSNL costing $119.00 and $100 respectively.

That’s a pretty big price difference!

Which makes seedsman ideal for growers on a budget.

Promotions & Discounts

To add to their low prices, Seedman has a solid loyalty points program and lots of amazing promotions that can reduce the cost of your order even further.

You also get at least 3 FREE seeds when you spend above $30, which is a very nice bonus.

Germination

If any of your seeds don’t sprout, simply contact Seedsman and they will work with you to send out a replacement.

However, keep in mind that Seedsman will only replace your seeds if you live in a country or state where it is legal to germinate them.

Shipping

Seedsman ships worldwide, which is awesome!

However, shipping speeds to the US and Canada can be a little on the slow side, with most orders taking more than 10 days to arrive.

If you need faster shipping times to the US and Canada, then the next seed banks on my list might suit you better.

You can read my full review of Seedsman HERE

SEEDSMAN TIPS:

  • Pay with bitcoin to get up to 25% off each order!
  • Enter Seedsman’s weekly giveaway competition to win free seeds, merchandise, and vapes.
  • The best way to contact them for support via email, as their phone number is automated.

ILGM

I Love Growing Marijuana (ILGM) was founded by veteran grower Robert Bergman in 2003.

Strain Prices & Selection

These guys don’t have the largest collection of strains ( around 80 at the time I wrote this article) but the strains they do offer are very high quality.

ILGM’s seed prices are also a little higher than most of the seedbanks on this list.

However, they offer some benefits that many seed banks do not.

Germination

For me, it’s their germination guarantee that really sets them apart.

In the event that your cannabis seeds don’t germinate, they will happily replace them for free.

I’ve even read about them replacing whole orders, even if only one seed fails.

They’ll also re-ship your seeds for free if your order doesn’t arrive for any reason.

Even if your seeds germinate but then fail further down the line (usually due to grower error) they’ll give you a discount on your next order.

They also have the best customer service out of all the seed banks I have used ( as seen by their impressive TrustPilot rating )

These kinds of guarantees are simply unmatched by most seed banks.

Promotions & Discounts

I Love Growing Marijuana don’t have an abundance of deals on their site.

However, if you purchase 10 seeds, they will match that by giving you 10 seeds free of charge.

This is an amazing deal but might not be for everyone as buying 10 ILGM seeds is usually well over $100

Shipping

Shipping is also lightning fast (and FREE).

Even though ILGM is a European seed bank, they also ship from a US warehouse.

That means US and EU orders are delivered on average within 4-6 days.

However, please note that ilovegrowingmarijuna.com DO NOT deliver to Canada or the UK.

Read my full ILGM review HERE

ILGM TIPS:

  • Download their FREE Grow Bible which will expertly guide you through your grow.
  • Purchasing in Bitcoin will get you a 10% discount.
  • Buy 10 seeds and get 10 more seeds free!
  • ILGM has a fantastic youtube channel that showcases different cannabis strains and it will get you in the mood for growing marijuana….and consuming it too!

MSNL Seeds

MSNL is a well-established  UK Seed bank that has been around since 1999.

MSNL are well known for their high-quality strains, which are purchased directly from Dutch breeders.

They offer worldwide shipping, free seeds with every order, and a 15% discount if you pay with Bitcoin.

In general, they do tend to be a little more expensive than Seedsman, but regular sale prices can often make their seeds cheaper.

They also have slightly faster shipping to the US and Canada than Seedsman, taking an average of 6-10 days to arrive.

Customer reviews about MSNL are mostly positive, as you can see by their Trust Pilot Rating.

The one thing that disappoints me with MSNL is that they don’t offer any kind of germination guarantee. If your seeds don’t germinate, then they take no responsibility and won’t send you replacements or issue a refund.

Overall, MSNL is a very solid Seed Bank to use. I would suggest using them if you want slightly

Check out my full review of MSNL here.

Crop King Seeds

Crop King Seeds is a Canadian based seed bank that has been in the game for almost 15 years.

Canada seems to have a patchy record when it comes to online seed banks, but Crop King is one of the best.

The strains that crop king sell have been carefully cultivated in the house to ensure quality.

They also offer a fairly decent germination guarantee (80%)

However, the main advantage that Crop King Seeds has over other seed banks is fast shipping times to Canada. With some orders being delivered in as little as two days. Shipping anywhere outside Canada or US costs $30, so should be avoided.

I find that Crop King Seeds cost slightly more than other seed banks. 10 White Widow Fem seeds cost rough $140 (inc shipping) compared to $64 at seedsman and $99 at MSNL – both of whom ship to Canada.

They also don’t seem to offer any promotions or free seeds like many other seed banks do…

Overall, I would recommend Crop King if you live in Canada and need your seeds delivered FAST. However, if you live elsewhere, there are probably better seed banks to choose from.

Check out my full review of Crop King Seeds here.

Growers Choice Seeds

Website: www.growerschoiceseeds.com
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Areas Covered by Shipping: Worldwide
Founded: 1985
Payment Methods: Visa and Mastercard credit/debit cards, cashier’s check/money order, BitCoin, Zelle (U.S. only), Interac eTransfer (Canada only)
Currencies: USD

Seed Quality: 5/5
Strain Selection: 4.5/5
Customer Service: 4.5/5
Customer Reviews: 4.5/5
Payment Methods: 4/5
Shipping: 4/5
Discretion: 5/5
Discounts/Promotions: 3.5/5
Reliability: 4.5/5

Growers Choice Seeds seed bank comes highly rated from several best online seed forums and offers a variety of cannabis seeds suitable for every cannabis consumer.

One thing I appreciate about Growers Choice Seeds is their commitment to their products. According to their site, if 90 percent of your cannabis seeds do not germinate, they will send a replacement order.

Based on reviews from popular cannabis forums, they back this guarantee and are more than willing to work with you should you be unsatisfied with your order.

All orders are packaged to be as discreet as possible. Most of the time cannabis seeds are left in their original, air-tight packaging. However, in some cases, marijuana seeds are removed from their packaging to ensure safe and secure delivery. Additionally, orders outside the U.S. can receive special “stealth packaging” at no extra charge.

Depending on where you’re shipping your package, you can expect to receive your goodies within 7-25 business days. Most customers report being very satisfied with the shipping speed of their order.

Additionally, every order is given a tracking number so you can keep a close eye on your order from the moment it leaves the warehouse until it reaches your doorstep.

Check out my full review of Growers Choice Seeds here

TIP: Be sure to check out the sales page, as Growers Choice constantly rotates between various fan favorites at a discounted price.

Sensi Seeds

Sensi Seeds seed bank is one of the biggest names in the cannabis seed industry. They have won numerous Cannabis Cup awards and are a renowned brand worldwide.

Though their prices are a bit higher than other cannabis seed banks, you know you are getting some of the best genetics in the world when purchasing from Sensi Seeds.

Most reviews for Sensi Seeds are positive, though some report being unsatisfied with the quality of their cannabis seeds or not receiving their order.

Customer service seems a bit wishy-washy, though it does appear typically they try their best to resolve any issue as quickly as possible.

Every order is packaged in a discreet, unmarked envelope. There are no logos or advertising present on the packaging, making it virtually impossible to tell what is inside.

If you are lucky enough to live within the shipping range for Sensi Seeds, you can expect to receive your order within 2-10 business days from the date your payment is processed, depending on which shipping option you chose.

Check out my full review of Sensi Seeds here.

TIP:  Sensi Seeds is are very transparent with reviews and clearly display real customer feedback for every product on their respective pages. Be sure to read reviews before you purchase so you can ensure it’s the right strain for you.

Gorilla Seeds

Website:
www.gorilla-cannabis-seeds.co.uk
Location: UK
Areas Covered by Shipping: Worldwide (USA As Well)
Founded: 2011
Payment Methods: all major credit/debit cards, except Master Card (online and over the phone), international gift cards (within the UK only), money/postal order (within the UK only), cheques (within the UK only), cash
Currencies: Order will be charged in GBP, though the site offers conversion to USD, CAD, EUR and AUD

Stealth Rating: 5/5
Customer Service: 5/5
Shipping speed: 4/5
Seed selection: 2/5
Prices: 4/5
Website: 4/5
Payment options: 3/5

Though relatively new to the game, the founders of Gorilla Seed Bank have more than 40 years of combined experience in the cannabis industry.

While they don’t have the biggest cannabis seed selection out there, Gorilla does offer some of the best marijuana seeds from some of the most reputable brands.

They also offer competitively low prices on nearly all of their products, something I always take into consideration when purchasing.

The main issue customers report has been small errors with processing payments or cannabis seed viability. However, it’s clear that customer service is the number one priority for this company, as nearly all reviews on popular online forums also report any issues being resolved promptly and adequately.

Depending on where the order is being sent, shipping times can vary from 1-24 business days. Most orders shipped within the UK will be received within 7 business days.

Gorilla Seeds Bank Tips:
I recommend adding the “Stealth Guarantee” to any order you place through Gorilla Seed Bank. This will better disguise your items by including something extra, such as a T-Shirt or DVD. Depending on where the package is being shipped too, your marijuana seeds may also be removed from original breeder packaging to be extra discreet. Plus, the “Stealth Guarantee” includes one free re-ship, should your order be seized in customs or otherwise not reach you.

There is always a wide variety of seed promotions going on and free seeds (who could turn down free cannabis seeds?). The only downside is the minimum purchase amount is a bit higher than other sites I’ve browsed. I recommend checking the promotions page and considering making one or two bigger purchases, rather than multiple smaller ones, in order to take advantage of these awesome deals, especially if they have free seeds offer to go on!

Amsterdam Marijuana Seeds (AMS)

Website: amsterdammarijuanaseeds.com
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Areas Covered by Shipping: Worldwide (Including USA)
Founded: 1993

Seed Quality: 4/5
Strain Selection: 4/5
Customer Service: 4/5
Customer Reviews: 4/5
Payment Methods: 4/5
Shipping: 4.5/5
Discretion: 3.5/5
Discounts/Promotions: 2.5/5
Reliability: 4/5

Amsterdam Marijuana Seeds online has been in the cannabis game for 25 years with no sign of slowing down.

Their time in the industry definitely shows in their intuitive and user-friendly website.

Subscribe and you’ll get a free growing marijuana guide.

With the Netherlands ’ top breeders, you can expect fantastic seed and strain quality.

Their packaging is crush-proof and made to look like regular mail. You may not even recognize your package.

Conversely, being shipped straight from Amsterdam will mean relatively higher prices.

Fortunately, the shipping price may be offset by both their affordable seed options and combo packages.

Check out my full review of Amsterdam Marijuana Seeds here.

True North Seed Bank – Not recommended

Website:
www.truenorthseedbank.com
Location: Canada
Areas Covered by Shipping: Worldwide
Founded: 1993
Payment Methods: Credit card (US & Canada only), money order, cash, bank transfer, E-transfer (Canada only), cryptocurrencies (Bitcoin, Litecoin, & Ethereum)
Currencies: USD, GBP, EUR, CAD

Seed Quality: 4/5
Strain Selection: 4.5/5
Customer Service: 3/5
Customer Reviews: 3/5
Payment Methods: 4/5
Shipping: 4.5/5
Discretion: 4/5
Discounts/Promotions: 4/5
Reliability: 3.5/5
IMPORTANT UPDATE: No Longer Included On Our Best Online Seed Banks list!  I’ve had lots of readers email me about their recent bad experience with True North Seedbank. Lots of missing marijuana seeds and bad customer service. Therefore I can no longer recommend them. If you’re looking for a seed bank in Canada, then Crop King Seeds is your best bet.

True North Seed Bank is a fairly new seed supplier based in Toronto, Canada.

They have a large selection of strains and some very nice discounts and promotions.

If you’re a US or Canadian customer, shipping is very fast with orders arriving in an average of 5-14 days.

Although I had no major issues with my order (8/10 feminized seeds germinated) customer feedback on TNSB seems to be quite polarised, and it seems to me that their slightly subpar customer service is the reason for this negative feedback. All cannabis seed banks have issues with marijuana seeds and shipping, but it’s how you deal with those issues that set some seed banks apart.

IMPORTANT: One major downside is that credit and debit card transactions will include a 7.5% card processing fee.

Attitude Seed Bank

Website:
www.cannabis-seeds-bank.co.uk
Location: Suffolk, England, UK
Areas Covered by Shipping: Worldwide (Including USA)
Payment Methods: all major credit/debit cards, except Master Card (online and over the phone), international gift cards (within the UK only), money/postal order (within the UK only), cheques (within the UK only), cash
Currencies: Order will be charged in GBP, though the site offers conversion to USD, CAD, EUR and AUD

Stealth Rating: 5/5
Customer Service: 4/5
Shipping speed: 4/5
Seed selection: 2/5
Prices: 4/5
Website: 3/5
Payment options: 3/5

Attitude is a very popular cannabis seed bank based out of the UK.

They reportedly have some of the best genetics worldwide and offer thousands of marijuana seeds from more than 200 brands, which gives you a huge amount of variety with your future cannabis plants.

Most reviews from popular online forums are positive, though some mention orders being seized by customs.

Most of these customers, however, did not pay for discreet shipping, which is something I always suggest.

Another common issue customers report is the quality of marijuana seeds can vary greatly.

Because Attitude sells a variety of marijuana seeds from numerous brands, including feminized cannabis seeds.  It makes sense the lesser-known brands may have lower quality products. This is why I always recommend buying cannabis seeds from already established and reputable brands.

One thing I always appreciate is saving a little extra money.

Attitude always has a wide variety of promotions running so be sure to take a look before placing your order to ensure you get your money’s worth!  They occasionally will have offers for free seeds, so get your free seeds while you can!

Shipping speeds vary based on where the package is being sent.

International orders are typically received between 7 to 10 business days, though it can take up to 21 business days.

TIP: Choose from one of many “discreet” shipping methods to ensure your order reaches you. These orders typically contain extras such as T-Shirts, wallets, and other fun gear. You can also choose to have the cannabis seeds taken out of breeder packaging for extra stealth.

TIP: Every order over £40 comes with various “freebies” (which is great to up the “discreet factor” of your package)

How to choose the best online seed bank 2020

Buying cannabis seeds online can be frustrating, to say the least…

Poor quality seeds, missing packages, and unresponsive customer service are unfortunately very common issues when ordering seeds online.

Just check out any growers forum and you’ll see what I mean!

Some online seed banks don’t seem to give a damn about their customers…

When looking for a good seed bank, there are several key criteria that you should look out for:

What I look for in a good cannabis seed bank…

  • Offers worldwide shipping ( including USA & Canada )
  • Stealthy, discrete shipping
  • Reliable shipping – most packages arrive on time.
  • Strong reputation in the community
  • Generous refund policy for missing, damaged or bad quality seeds
  • Good strain selection
  • Sale section with discounts
  • Wide range of buying promotions
  • Loyalty/reward programs
  • High-quality cannabis seeds
  • Responsive customer service
  • Good information provided about each seed
  • Multiple currencies accepted
  • Multiple payment methods accepted
  • Customer reviews about each stain
  • Easy to use website

IMPORTANT: My top 3 tips when choosing the best online seed bank and buying seeds online

Over the years, I’ve purchased A LOT of cannabis seeds online and have experienced a lot of frustration

Missing orders, customer service that doesn’t reply, poor quality seeds – you name it!

Here are my top tips to avoid these issues when buying your seeds:

TIP #1 – Only ever buy feminized seeds from a seed bank. I can’t stress this enough. They might be a little more expensive than regular (unsexed) seeds but 100% worth it. You’ll have fewer duds when germinating and spend less time waiting for new seeds to be delivered.  When I first began growing, I used regular seeds and it was a huge headache. Feminized seeds will make your life (and grow) much easier.

TIP #2 – Shipping times seem to be top gripes in growing forums. That’s because most of the best seed banks are in the EU while most growers are in the US or Canada. If shipping speed is important to you and you live in the USA, buy from a seed bank that ships from the US (like ILGM) or a Canadian seed bank like Crop King Seeds. Don’t purchase from an EU seed bank You might not use the best seed bank, but you’ll receive your cannabis seeds quicker.

TIP #3 – Always choose a seed bank that has good customer service. Even the best seed banks will sometime send orders that get lost or seeds that don’t germinate. It’s probably going to happen to you at some point. When it does, it’s nice to know the seed bank you ordered from has good customer service and will take care of you.

TIP #4 Whatever Seedbank you choose, always order a small number of seeds first to test out how the seed bank performs in terms of shipping and germination rates. This also helps spread the risk if you’re worried about discretion.

Seedbank FAQ’s

What payment methods can I use?

Payment methods are often of concern when shopping around for your marijuana seed needs.  That being said, a good seed bank will offer a number of different ways to pay for your cannabis seeds:

Credit/Debit Cards

Most marijuana seed banks take payment with debit or credit cards without any problem.

However, placing an order with standard bank cards can sometimes have issues if you don’t usually order items from abroad using that card.

This might make other payment methods more appealing.

Personally, I use a credit card, which offers better protection than a standing card when buying online.

I’ve never had an issue ordering seeds online with my debit or credit cards.

Bitcoin

Bitcoin is anonymous, safe, and secure.

It’s therefore perfect for this type of transaction and the method of payment that most marijuana seed banks prefer.

Many marijuana seed banks offer incentives to purchase your marijuana seeds with Bitcoin cash, so it’s definitely the recommended payment method.

Cash

Paying with cash means that there will be no record of the transaction on your bank account.

However, most seed banks will appear very discreetly on your bank statement anyway, and sending cash in the post is risky.  I would never recommend sending cash to any marijuana seed brands.

Paypal

It’s very rare for a marijuana seed company to offer a Paypal as a payment option.

This is because Paypal strictly prohibits cannabis seed sales (get with the times PayPal! )

Cannabis Seedbanks get blocked from accepting payments once Paypal discovers what they are selling so even the best online seed companies will probably not accept Paypal.

Bank transfer/wire

A standard direct transfer from your bank account to the seed bank account.

A bank transfer usually avoids any fuss with your credit card or bank card being blocked for suspicious activity.

It’s fast and secure and many online Seed Banks recommend that you use this method

Cheques

An outdated method of payment, but many seedbanks offer this option.

It’s fairly secure but takes a long time to process.

There are definitely better ways to pay.

What is the best method of payment for cannabis seeds?

The absolute best method of payment to use with a cannabis seed bank is probably Bitcoin.

It only takes a few minutes to set up and means that all of your transactions are 100% anonymous, safe, and secure.

Many seedbanks offer big discounts or free seeds for payments made with bitcoin, so this is definitely something you should consider.

If like me you don’t fancy setting up Bitcoin, then use a standard credit card is the next best option.

American Seed Banks – Not Many USA Based Seed Banks?

The current situation in the US is that although it’s usually safe to buy /order seeds online, it’s very risky for the seed bank to sell them or send them from one state to another due to the different laws in each state.  This can land an American based seed bank into huge federal trouble.  Even if they are based in a state that has legal access to cannabis like Colorado, it’s considered a federal crime to ship these over state borders.

This is the reason why it’s hard to find a long-established seed bank inside the United States.

Along with this, there are a handful of American based seed banks that look like they sell seeds, but they are only legally allowed to sell THC free seeds, which have no high effect.

Hopefully, this will change in the near future.

That being said, all of the online seed banks listed in this article will ship to the USA and Canada, and most offer stealth shipping.  So if you live in the US then you don’t have to worry about finding American seed banks, you can actually use any of the seed banks listed at the top of this guide that features worldwide shipping!

That being said, if you’re dead set on finding the best American seed bank, I would simply suggest you take a look at Seedsman.

What will happen if customs open my package?

Current customs laws in America indicates that if your marijuana seed package from abroad does get caught in the mail, you will not be put on any “list”.

Instead, the U.S. customs agents will simply toss the cannabis seeds and send you what’s left of the package.

They also send an official letter letting you know that your seeds were confiscated.

If this happens to you, simply contact the seed bank with evidence and they will gladly give you a replacement package.  That being said, if you use a company that offers stealth shipping (stealth shipping is meant to disguise the package as something completely non-conspicuous), then a lot of the times you can completely skip this headache.

Important Disclaimer: Please note that this is not intended as legal advice

Do I need an account to purchase seeds?

No, most seed banks will allow you to complete checkout as a guest without having to register an account with them.

Does Seed Bank Reputation Matter?

Finding a reliable seed bank is really what this entire guide is about.  Because there are so many new organizations popping up every day it’s hard to find one that is reliable and offers quality products, that also won’t disappear as quickly as it appeared.  If you choose any of the banks on the list above, then we have the reputation taken care of for you!

Why Good Customer Service Is Important When Buying Marijuana Seeds Online?

When you’re looking for seed banks and especially when you’re looking for seed banks that will ship to the USA you might be tempted to pick the first one you find.  But that is a very bad idea!  When you’re comparing companies, reliable seed banks are going to be vastly different than those that aren’t reliable.  One of the biggest differences is simply customer service.  And there’s going to be a massive difference between the levels of customer service between different seed banks.

The first factor that comes with customer service is discrete shipping.  Because cannabis seeds are on the legal gray line in the United States, you want your shipping to be as discrete as possible so it gets past customers no problem!  Not only will a bank with good customer service ensure that you receive reliable shipping but some will also over additional shipping services such as discretely putting the marijuana seeds hidden inside pens or toys to be as discrete as possible.

Another factor with customer service is the use of loyalty points and systems.  This means that if you’re a returning customer you can rack up points which will lead to discounts and free seeds and items!  If a company offers programs such as these, that generally means that they stand behind their marijuana seeds and their service as a whole.  Most breeders if their products are goodwill stand behind them and offer significant discounts to repeat buyers.

If you choose to go with a bank that doesn’t have much reputation, this could very easily be a scam company.  There have been quite a few reports of seed bank companies that create websites, and once they get a large volume of sales then they’ll simply close their website without shipping out any marijuana seeds!  By dealing with a trusted company you don’t have to worry about any of this!

The last factor that comes in with customer service is your ability to ask questions or ask for help.  Most reputable seed banks are going to have employees that are there to answer your questions and to assist you with any order issues you might run into.  If the online seed banks you’re dealing with doesn’t offer any of this, then it might not be a good company to work with!

What Are Things That Bad Seed Banks Will Do?

When you know what to look for, it’s actually pretty easy to identify and stay away from bad seed banks.  Here are some common things to be on the lookout for:

  • Doesn’t reply to customer support messages or phone calls, or takes days to respond.
  • Their website doesn’t feature SSL Encryption (Look for the Lock to the left of their domain name)
  • Doesn’t feature a refund policy.
  • Extremely inconsistent in the quality of their cannabis seeds.  Seed quality should be very similar order after order.
  • Unsecure packaging.  If any of your packages have rips or look like they have been opened, you should be cautious.
  • No pages on their website about Legality, Privacy Policy, and Terms and Conditions.  All real businesses should feature these pages, so it can be a big warning sign if they don’t have these.
  • No About Page on their website which gives you a bit of background information on the company.

Final Thoughts

Purchasing cannabis seeds online can seem a little daunting at first.

However, buying from a well-respected and reliable seed bank should ease any fears that you have.

The best online seedbanks listed in this article will take good care of you and ensure that you receive your cannabis seeds and that you are 100% happy.  If you are in need of recommendations for LED grow lights or what equipment you might need, we also have you covered!  I hope your experience buying marijuana seeds online is as smooth and painless as possible!

Let me know what your favorite seed bank is in the comments below or if you’ve had any bad experiences!

Happy Growing,

James

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Hey, I’m James! The founder and head writer here at GreenBudGuru.com. I started this site to share my passion and knowledge of all things cannabis. I used to work as a budtender in central Amsterdam, and have over 7 years of growing experience.

22 thoughts on “Top 10 Best Seed Banks 2020 – All ship to USA & Canada”

  1. I wouldn’t touch True North. Add on costs for card processing, more money to send by stealth, more money for guaranteed delivery which means you can get the same strains cheaper every where else. To top it off their customer service is shocking. Rarely respond to e-mails and even had one of their team tell me that they work remotely from them and they struggle to get answers from the management too.

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    • Hey James! Thanks for the feedback on True North. When I contacted True North they replied pretty quickly, but maybe they aren’t very consistent. I have to admit, my current go-to seed banks at the moment are ILGM and Seedsman!

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    • I Agree the Seedsman does have a good customer service which is Key from buying from any seed bank that goes for all businesses big and small good customer service always should come first before anything else, but it is also very easy to call the Seedsman from the states. So I see The Vault didn’t make your list, probably because they only started taking credit cards again after they moved to Spain but their main office is in the UK they also have comprehensive Grows about 4-5 times a year if you’re a member of Grasscity, RIU or 420magazine for some growers who may not have money to purchase seeds for whatever the situation maybe, but they will send you a pack of 5 autos and a T-shirt and seeds are usually from a Top Breeder like Dutch Passions which is side by side almost with Sensi Seeds which aren’t as Good as they once where, but still one of the Best for having Good genetics. Also I see who didn’t make the list is Nirvana with one of there flag ship strains Aurora indicia F1’s. I don’t Grow feminized seeds and a lot of old skool growers and master growers you will never grow femmed strains for their lack of stability, but I have grown in the past femmed strains with always Good results I just think Regs is where’s it’s at! Also Bodhi seeds or Great Lake genetics who have by far has the most Keepers and some of the best genetics out of any seed bank Imo! But for newer growers the Seedsman is probably the Best to deal with because of there Good freebies but The Vault seed bank has the most breeders out of any Bank out there and they also don’t Breed but Have a Lotta 100% free promotions and like mentioned sign up on Grasscity if you want free seeds when they do their comprehensive grows! Good article and agree on 95% of what you said.

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  2. Hey James, I tried to connect to True North as well as ILGM & my computer stopped me because they both had Malware attached. So everyone be careful. I can’t believe since Canada is legal that the price of seeds has sky rocked! Just plain crazy!

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    • Hey 🙂 Oh that’s very strange. I just checked the links and they seem to be working OK for me with no warnings. Is this happening for anyone else? There may be a short term increase in Canadian seed prices but with more and more states and countries legalising it should lead to more competition between the seed bank, which will mean lower prices in the long run!

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  3. True North Seed Bank Is ripping customers off and getting them red flagged at customs. I tried to get this resolved and have been ignored by TNSB Management. I’ve been sending this message around that TNSB ignores!

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    • Sorry to hear about your bad experience with True North Seed Bank David 🙁 Seed banks can be really hit and miss. For some people they receive their seeds no problem and others encounter big delays. I would always recommending ordering a small quantity of seeds from the seed banks on this list to see which ones work best for you. I’m a big fan of Seedsmand and ILGM. Seedsman has a better selection but ILGM has better customer support.

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  4. True North is nothing short of being a rip-off. Never have I had such problems with obtaining seeds. Do yourselves a favour and stay away from this dispensary.
    I just ordered from Dr.Seeds where prices are far less. Shipping time and quality will follow.
    Once again, stay far away from True North.

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    • Sorry to hear that Dave 🙁 unfortunately many growers have faced similar issues with them. Far better places to buy your seeds online!

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  5. hello what about Dinafem seed Bank the side looks good the reviews are also postive and they even give sometimes somethig away ))

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  6. yes stay away from True North. i recently made an order for bubba kush humboldt.these come in a wooden block and the seeds are in a tube with a spot of glue on the side. my block was empty. customer serice made it good the same day i called but i will not take a chance with them again.

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    • Sorry you had that experience Mike. What frustrates me is that they don’t seem to really care about their reputation. Frustrating.

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  7. What do you think of Homegrown Cannabis Co seedbank from the UK. I believe they bought out GYO. Hard to find any reviews on them. Thanks

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    • I made several unsuccessful attempts to place an order with homegrown, formally (gyo)seed company.Customer service was unable , or ? to make any transaction happen . I requested assistance from a supervisor. Due to an unforgiving planting schedule , it eventually became clear, homegrown seed company is not for me . Up the Cashmere canyon…..

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    • Hi Sally, these guys only recently came on to my radar. They seem to be growing in popularity so I’ll do a thorough review on them soon. T

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  8. I tried to order from the Seedsman but all the feminized seeds were “sold out”. Ended up ordering from Crop King. Prices were a little higher but they said they throw a few extras in each bag. I also scored a 10% discount just by asking a few questions and requesting one. I have to say they had a lot to choose from. I had a hard time deciding. This is my first time growing like this. Wish me luck!

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