ILGM Review – A Reliable Seed Bank? (ilovegrowingmarijuana)

ILGM Review

Good seed banks are few and far between.

There are just so many factors that can make or break your experience with them.

Some seed banks have great quality seeds and super fast shipping, but then have awful customer service that leaves you wanting to smash up your bong collection.

A good seed bank should tick all of the boxes, not just a few.

In this article, I’m going to be taking a close look at the popular seed bank I Love Growing Marijuana (ILGM) to see how it measures up

This ILGM review will cover everything from seed quality, accessibility and discretion, to customer service and special promotions.

Check out my full list of the best seed banks to order from here

ILGM Review – Quick summary

  • Seed Quality
  • Strain Selection
  • Customer Service
  • Customer Reviews
  • Payment Methods
  • Shipping
  • Discretion
  • Discounts / Promotions
  • Reliability



Pros of ILGM Seedbank

  • Seeds are very high quality and guaranteed to germinate
  • Delivery is guaranteed or they will ship them again for free
  • FREE shipping to US, Canada and Western Europe
  • Shipped in discreet packaging
  • VIP program offers access to special strains, discounts, and other perks
  • Specially selected seeds and grow packs for beginners
  • Accepts Bitcoin, ensuring your purchase is anonymous and untraceable
  • Awesome video reviews of strains
  • Loads of free resources available directly from the website
  • Also ships to New Zealand and Australia
  • Awesome Forum on website to talk with fellow growers

Cons of ILGM Seedbank

  • $25 fee to ship to Australia or New Zealand if your order is under $150.
  • $25 fee if you want your shipment tracked

ILGM Best Selling Seeds:

ILGM has a very high quality standard across their products, but below we’ve listed some of their most popular strains available:

Seed Bank Leaderboard

This ILGM Review review is part of my best seed bank review series.

My goal is to give growers honest reviews with real data.

I want to make sure everyone is as informed as possible when they buy seeds.

Here’s my table so far.

1. Seedsman (EU)4.8/5
2. IGLM (EU)4.7/5
3. Growers Choice Seeds (EU)4.3/5
4.  MSNL Seeds (EU)4.3/5
5. Sensi Seeds (EU)3.9/5
6. Crop King Seeds (CAN)3.9/5
7. Gorilla Seed Bank (EU)3.8/5
8. AMS (EU)3.8/5
9. True North (CAN)3.8/5
10. Attitude Seed Bank (EU)3.7/5

ILGM Review

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I Love Growing Marijuana began as a blog by grower Robert Bergman.

Bergman started growing over 25 years ago at home with just a few plants.

His operation then expanded in a major way to seed labs and plantations.

No longer interested in large-scale production, he decided to start sharing his insights with fellow growers via his blog.

The blog blew up so he pulled in breeders and ILGM became a seed bank.

Robert is very passionate about growing marijuana and enjoys sharing that passion with others.

Seed Quality – 5/5

One of the things that sets apart is that the site author, Robert Bergman, hand selects the seeds to ensure their quality.

This is a big deal because Robert brings about 25 years of growing experience to his selection process.

The quality of the seeds ILGM sell is guaranteed.

If your seeds don’t germinate, i.e. they don’t sprout and start growing, you get your money back.

It’s that simple.

They just wouldn’t offer that promise unless they were supplying the highest quality seeds.

Strain Selection – 3/5

UPDATE: Over the past year or so they’ve probably added 40-50 additional strains so they’re definitely improving on their total selection.

This is maybe the one area where ILGM falls a little short…

I Love Growing Marijuana doesn’t have the largest selection of strains compared to giant seedbanks like Seedsman.

I think the site currently sells around 70-80 different strains, which is more than enough for most growers.

And they include all the categories of strains you would expect to see – Feminized, Autoflowering, Fast Flowering, and Regular.

Just keep in mind that you may need to use a larger seedbank like Seedsman now and again if you’re trying to find a particular strain.

Customer Service – 5/5

I must admit, I don’t have to rely on the customer service from ILGM very often because frankly, they almost always get it right the first time.

However, when I have had to contact them, they are always super friendly, fast, and helpful.

Any questions you have are answered promptly which is a big plus when dealing with seed banks ( many of them don’t reply at all! )

This is especially important when you are a beginner.

They make you feel comfortable and confident right from the start with their 24/7 support system.

You can also turn to the popular forum if you want to discuss a particular with fellow growers.

Customer Reviews – 5/5

ILGM seeds review

Once thing I LOVE about the ILGM website is that each strain usually has loads of reviews from growers

This is pure gold, as it allows you to see what other growers thought of growing or consuming the strain – before you buy it.

Additionally, on Reseller Ratings, ILGM receives very high marks. 9.8/10 with nearly 350 reviews is impressive.

I have to agree with the sentiments of these reviewers.

They remark again and again about the speed of delivery, the quality of the seeds, and the customer service

What more could you ask for from a seed bank?

Payment Methods – 4.5/5

ILGM make it very easy to pay for your seeds and offer step-by-step instructions for each payment type.

It couldn’t be more simple or clear.

You can pay via bank transfer, bank deposit, credit card, cash, check, or Bitcoin.

Using Bitcoin is a great option because it’s 100% anonymous and they offer a 10% discount on all Bitcoin orders.

However, I usually just use a standard credit card.

If you want to use to most untraceable option, you can actually mail them cash and they will fill your order.

Shipping – 5/5

ILGM ships to the US, Canada, Western Europe, Australia, and New Zealand.

Shipping is always FREE to the US and Europe.

It’s also free to Australia and New Zealand if you spend over $150.

If less than that, shipping is $25.

You can also expect a $25 fee if you want a trackable shipment.

I’ve never had this happen, but if your order doesn’t arrive for any reason they will ship you another one free of charge.

Discretion – 5/5

Ilovegrowingmarijuana‘s commitment to discretion is one of the reasons I love shopping with them.

If you want to pay without a trace, you can easily do so.

With cash or Bitcoin purchases your anonymity is secured.

If you opt to pay with a credit card, you can rest assured that your statement will not say anything about marijuana.

Side note, since ILGM is in Holland you should call your credit card company ahead of time and let them know you will be making an international charge.

They won’t ask you what you’re buying or anything like that.

It will just make sure they approve the charge when it hits and not think it’s fraudulent.

The icing on the cake is their “stealth” packaging. It’s not labeled “contains marijuana seeds” or anything ridiculous like that.

No one will know what is inside so you can feel comfortable with a delivery being left on your front porch until you get home.

ILGM Discounts / Promotions – 5/5

ilgm discounts
I regularly take a look at the special deals section of the website to see if I can snag up some great seeds at a reduced price.

You can get discounts by buying certain combinations of products.

They also offer buy 10, get 10 free on some strains – nice!

And one good way to save green on your green is to use Bitcoin when you pay.

That gets you 10% off any order, any time. On top of all that, you can sign up for their VIP program and get access to deals not available to others.

ILGM Reliability – 5/5

Whenever I order from ILGM my seeds arrive pretty quickly.

ILGM process orders as soon as they are received and usually send them out the same day.

Most orders arrive in less than a week.

Like I mentioned before, they guarantee delivery.

If your seeds don’t arrive in a week or so, just give them a shout and resolve it in no time.


Below are the answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about

Is ILGM Fake?

Lot’s of new growers worry about seedbanks not being legit.

And rightly so!

Ordering seeds online can be stressful.

However, I can guarantee you that these guys are the real deal.

I’ve been ordering from them regularly for over 2 years 🙂

Where does ILGM ship from?

ILGM ship from Europe and have many customers that order regularly from the USA and Canada.

Where does ILGM get their seeds?

Robert Bergman and ILGM breed their own strains as well as working with hand picked breeders to stock some of the highest quality strains on the market.

Final thoughts

So, you may have guessed by now that I’m a big fan of I Love Growing Marijuana.

It’s actually hard to find someone that has something bad to say about them online.

They’re just the perfect combination of high seed quality, customer service and reliability.

I’ve tried a lot of seed banks over the years and ILGM is definitely one of my favourites.

What do you guys think of Let me know in the comments!

Hey, I’m James! The founder and head writer here at 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.

27 thoughts on “ILGM Review – A Reliable Seed Bank? (ilovegrowingmarijuana)”

  1. I completely agree with your narrative. I have been doing business with ILGM for 2 years and it is my first stop when shopping for seeds. The staff is friendly and helpful the seeds are always strong. I love the email growing tips, I appreciate everything about ILGM

    • Thanks for the comment 🙂 Yeah their customer service is really what sets them apart. Too many seed banks leave you high and dry after you make your purchase. ILGM are really quick to respond.

  2. I. Ordered seeds from them when it was tricky to get to usa. Always great. Strains still have ww. Yrs later seed in states crap hermis. Full time grower 10 strains later thanks. Robert. Team

  3. These guys are the best. There customer support are phenomenal. There fair trustworthy and very polite. Thank you for your time and great help with the best strains. Keep up the great work.

  4. Hi, I have been dealing with ILGM for 2 years now from seeds to the nutrients and have not had 1 seed failure. Nutrients are premixed and we’ll marked for feeding during different growth cycles. Customer service is top notch and refreshing. I love their sense of humor and the forum has been very beneficial to my education on all categories and styles of growing. I have tried other seed banks, but I am not a 100% for ILGM. Happy growing !

    • Thanks for sharing your experience of ILGM Michael! They’re definitely one of the better seed banks around 🙂

  5. Is there anyone you would recommend to use for Australian delivery. I’ve used ILGM a few years ago and received nothing.

    • Hey Beamer. Did you contact ILGM’s customer support? I had a quick glance at some forums and saw that Australian customs is very tough with these kinds of packages. However, ILGM should have offered you a refund or sent some more out free of charge. As I’m based in the states i’m not 100% sure what the best seed bank for Australia. However, It’s something I’ll look into and maybe write an article about. I’ll keep you posted!

  6. I haven’t ordered yet, I’m brand new. What I have found on their page is all the information you need, to grow your plants. All for free, they only want money for their seeds, and not for their information. After reading your review James, when I have the green and the equipment I need, they will be my first stop.

  7. I order seeds from ILGM , twice a year for the last four years. There here fast and almost everytime I’ve had 100% germination. You can order with confidence..

  8. I’ve ordered from them 3 times so far. Once payment is received the seeds come fast. Customer service is really great! They always have kept me satisfied! And all my seeds have been successful. No complaints here, only kudos!

  9. I have ordered seeds several times from ILGM , they have arrived each time except once and they where re-cent immediately after I notified them . I also had a problem with germination, once again this problem was rectified immediately without complaint to which I say thankyou , that’s thankyou for being more interested in your customers than your profits.
    I have been down this road with other suppliers that simply give lip service and then ignore you .the service that I have received is second to none. with this type off service I will remain customer for life
    Happy Days

    • I don’t know about there seeds. But I have ordered nutrients from them. Back when they sold the liquid nutrients and I can say I didn’t have a great experience. One is it cost me $100 an for that you expect results there wasn’t much to brag about. When I asked for help I didn’t really get it. So recently I wrote them an asked a few questions like why they stopped selling the liquid nutrients an the answer was. Well it was for shipping reasons but if you look at the new ingredients in there new stuff it’s different then the old. Even changed the amount of N-P-k So I must of not been the only one that had issues there. So beware buying there nutrients. I now use organics with better results an it’s free!

  10. I have ordered from them 5 or 6 times. I have had only one issue with low germination. They replaced my full order. Most of the time, I have had 90% germination rate.
    There fertilizer is expensive but well worth the price since such a small amount is required per gallon of water.

  11. Made my first order w ilgm on aug8,2019. Starting to wonder what is goin on here. Only receiving email pro mo’s. No other correspondence from ilgm letting me kno the order is confirmed or that it’s on its way. When I used their system where u look up ur order it tells me that the system is not working. Hmm..
    Emailed them to see what’s up. So I guess we’ll see what we see..

  12. I also recently placed an order with these guys based on their good reviews and have not received any sort of confirmation, even though they’ve clearly received my payment…

  13. Yeah I’ve ordered from them a few times and had great results! I also just recently ordered the fertilizer everything arrives on time everything seems to be working very well. I definitely would recommend using iLGM !

  14. I 0nly used them once. Been growing for 5 years and I don’t know if I agree with the statement under the banner. I have purchased seeds from several sources with good results. The seeds from ilgm would not germ or the ones that came up (2 out of ten) had deformation and very slow growth issue. I think I only spent $100 so it was R&D for me. Either very old or once frozen seeds. I have nothing bad to say about the customer service I did not use them. If you have one simple job, deliver your product servicable to the customer and you can’t do it — I will just move on. I gave them a short and to the point email feedback and terminated that relationship.

  15. I will tell you that I was worried for a while so I waited to order for months, just thinking about it daily. Well I finally said “f it”, and I ordered the auto pack. 2 weeks later and I received the seeds on the day that the USPS told me it would. So far so good and happy with process. I will post more as I grow.

  16. Germination is terrible. I have ordered 3 times and had germination problems. All I get is the runaround. I would say their products and services are of the lowest quality and not honoring their guarantee is shameful. I had 4 of twenty germinate and they were weak. That was this year, last year was some better with a different strain…..10 of 20. They just won’t honor their guarantee and act like its your fault because they want to know how you planted and what you used. This year I put some of my seeds in the same tray and got 19 of 20 of my seeds,4 of 20 their seeds… tell me. Still the runaround.


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