MSNL Review 2020 – Are There Better Seed Banks To Use?

MSNL Review: MSNL Seeds are definitely one of the better seed banks. They offer low priced seeds and fast shipping to the US, Canada & EU. They also include at least 5 free seeds with every order! However, they don’t offer any kind of germination guarantee, which is really disappointing.

Keep reading to find out how compares to other top seed banks.

MSNL Review 2020

I’ve used MSNL seeds to buy seeds several times and have always been happy with my experience.

But how do Marijuana Seeds NL compare with the other top seed banks?

Pros of MSNL

  • Fast shipping to the US, Canada & EU
  • Very low seed prices
  • Lots of great promotions
  • At least 5 FREE seeds with every order
  • High-quality strains
  • An excellent loyalty points program
  • Decent Trust Pilot score
  • Generous 15% bitcoin discount
  • Most payment methods accepted
  • Stealth shipping options available
  • Decent customer service.

Cons of MSNL

  • No germination guarantee
  • Not a large selection of strains

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Seed Bank Leaderboard

This MSNL Seeds Review is part of my Best Seed Banks review series.

My goal is to prevent you guys experience the same frustrations that I had when I first started buying my seeds online.

Here’s my table so far.

Seedbank Rating
1. Seedsman (EU) 4.8/5
2. IGLM (EU) 4.7/5
3. MSNL Seeds (EU) 4.5/5
4. Growers Choice 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

About MSNL Seeds

MSNL Seed Bank is based in the United Kingdom.

Founded in 1999, MSNL Seed Bank prides themselves on being one of the original cannabis seed banks with more than 20 years in the industry.

What started as two friends simply growing strains they collected and traded through their travels around Europe and Australia, has now turned into a renowned seed bank with more than 200 strains to choose from.

One thing I appreciate about MSNL is their ultimate goal of empowering consumers compared to some other seed banks.

They aim to do this through resources and education, as well as offering customers rigorously tested, extremely high-quality genetics.

Seed Quality – 5/5

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MSNL’s founder was actually a geneticist, so high-quality genetics are very important to the company.

This is why every cannabis seed and strain collected is rigorously tested to ensure quality, viability and consistency.

According to reviews on popular forums, MSNL lives up to this promise and seeds are generally of an extremely high quality.

MSNL takes great pride in their marijuana seeds genetics, so it’s no surprise their products almost always live up to this promise.

Strain Selection – 5/5

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MSNL has a seriously impressive cannabis seed selection, offering more than 200 strains.

MSNL works closely with several reputable breeders (all under the MSNL brand) to ensure as many fan-favorite strains are available to the public.

Additionally, MSNL offers several types of seeds including regular seeds, feminized seeds and autoflowering seeds.

They even offer several medicinal strains.

MSNL also has a variety of “value-pack mixes”, where you get a bit of everything.

These value packs can be great for new growers as it allows you to find your own niche and figure out what works best for you.

Some of MSNL’s most popular offered strains include Girl Scout Cookies, Blue Dream, NYC Diesel, Blueberry, Sour Grape Kush and Northern Lights.

Customer Service – 4.5/5

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Most reviews regarding MSNL’s customer service are positive.

It’s clear they make customers a priority and aim to resolve all issues as quickly as possible.

Another thing I like about MSNL is they have a fairly comprehensive FAQ section, meaning you can answer most any question without actually having to contact the company.

However, if you do need to contact MSNL, there is a contact form provided on the website.

Their site states they aim to answer all emails within 24 hours, however to allow up to 72 hours before contacting again.

MSNL also offers both a local and international phone number customers can use to contact the company during office hours (listed as 9am to 5pm GMT, Monday through Friday).

MSNL Seeds Customer Reviews – 4/5

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Overall, most customers seem to be pleased with their purchases from MSNL.

According to many online forums, MSNL seeds are high-quality and produce impressive yields.

Additionally, many customers report any issues with their orders or with the seeds themselves were addressed promptly.

Some reviews do question the origins of MSNL’s seeds, as breeders are undisclosed.

However, as mentioned previously, all seeds are lab-tested and are under the MSNL brand.

Payment Methods – 4.5/5 (Updated Score)

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Update: MSNL now accepts other forms of credit cards and debit cards, which makes it extremely easy to purchase!

One department where MSNL seems to be slightly lacking is with payment options. MSNL does accept credit or debit cards, but only Mastercard.

So if you don’t have a Mastercard, you have to resort to another payment method or buy a prepaid gift card, adding unnecessary hassle.

Other payment methods offered by MSNL include BitCoin, bank transfer, international money order and cash.

One upside with MSNL is when you pay via BitCoin or bank transfer, you’re eligible for 10 percent off your order plus double free seeds.

Shipping – 4.5/5

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MSNL ships worldwide.

According to MSNL’s site, every order is shipped within one business day (of payment being received).

Orders shipped within the UK typically take one to three business days.

Orders shipped within continental Europe usually are received within three to five business days.

Orders shipped to other countries (including the United States) can take anywhere from 6 to 25 business days, though 7 to 12 is the norm.  Along with this, all of the shipping methods feature guaranteed stealth shipping to ensure that everything is as discrete as possible.  When buying cannabis seeds online you’ll want to ensure that the shipping packaging is discrete so that you don’t draw any added attention.  Thankfully with the MSNL seed bank, they take care of this excellently!

Many customers report impressively quick shipping times all around.

Discretion – 4/5

MSNL’s number one priority is shipping orders in a safe and secure manner.

Depending on where the order is being shipped to, as well as the selected shipping option, seeds are packaged and disguised in different ways.

However, all orders will be shipped in a plain, unmarked envelope from the UK.

As for shipping options, MSNL offers three: standard, stealth and “guaranteed stealth”.

Standard shipping is the basic and default option, where seeds will be shipped in a plain, unmarked envelope.

Standard shipping does not typically include tracking information.

Stealth shipping is a step up from standard shipping, in regards to discretion. With stealth shipping, your seeds will be hidden in some way.

Stealth shipping may or may not include tracking information. “Guaranteed stealth” shipping adds an additional level of discretion.

If you select the “guaranteed stealth” option, your items will be shipped in the same hidden fashion as with stealth shipping.

However, “guaranteed stealth” always includes tracking information.

Plus, if you select the “guaranteed stealth” option and do not receive your order within the maximum allotted time period, MSNL will reship your order free of charge.

While all orders are discreetly shipped, you may want to upgrade to the stealth or “guaranteed stealth” option if you’re worried about your order successfully reaching you or if having tracking information is important to you.

The only complaint I found when it comes to MSNL’s shipping methods is sometimes cannabis seeds are repackaged and it may lessen the aesthetic appeal of the product.

MSNL Seeds Discounts/Promotions – 4/5

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Perhaps my favorite thing about MSNL is they include free seeds with every order which is great for saving money.

The amount of free seeds you receive depends on how much you spend and prices of the seeds you purchase, though every order includes at least five.  Nobody can complain about receiving free product!

Orders over £100 GBP (approx $141USD), receive 10 free seeds, five regular and five feminized.

MSNL also has a rewards program where for each £1 you spend, you receive three points. This means for every £100, you receive 300 points.

Points can be applied to future orders to receive a discount.

Points do not expire and if you accumulate enough, you could potentially receive a whole order for free!

As for other discounts and promotions, check MSNL’s site frequently as they do offer other promotions fairly frequently.  Overall the prices of the product offered by MSNL is very reasonable and when you incorporate their discounts and rewards program, then you are looking at some great deals!

MSNL Seeds Reliability – 4.5/5

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As mentioned previously, most reviews regarding MSNL are positive, including in regards to their overall reliability.

Customers report quick shipping times and high quality products.

As mentioned previously, some customers have found an issue with the way seeds are discreetly packaged, though it doesn’t seem to affect the actual cannabis seed quality.

Overall, MSNL is definitely a reliable choice for any grower.


Where is MSNL located?

MSNL does not have a physical storefront, but they are based out of the UK.

Where does MSNL ship from?

MSNL ships from the UK.

What is the shipping time to the USA?

Orders shipped to the USA can take between 6 to 25 business days to arrive, with the average being between 7 to 12.

Where does MSNL get their seeds?

MSNL works with a variety of reputable breeders, though all seeds are sold under the MSNL brand name.

Does MSNL offer any discount codes?

MSNL does offer discount codes fairly frequently.

They also have a rewards program and include free seeds with every order.

Final Thoughts – MSNL Seeds Review

Overall, MSNL is a solid choice when it comes to seed banks.

Their outstanding reputation is well-deserved, and it’s clear MSNL cares deeply about the products they sell and each customer’s experience.

MSNL clearly has a lot of experience in the industry and it shows with the high standards they hold themselves to.

Have you ordered with MSNL? Let me know your experience in the comments!

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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.

8 thoughts on “MSNL Review 2020 – Are There Better Seed Banks To Use?”

  1. Hi I live in Australia and purchased 3 lot’s of seeds and always via bank transfer to get bonus double seeds, the last order they said that they no longer have an Australian bank account it was closed, but they had just changed the details and I was successful in obtaining double frèe seeds but now I’ve placed another order and was told that the bank account in Australia is closed, order cancelled again and two days later was told their new Aus bank details!! I emailed back and made sure if it was correct but was told that they don’t have any bank account in Australia??!

  2. They do not guarantee seeds like other seed banks. If you get 100 seeds and less than 15 germinate,they don’t care. Go with a bank that guarantees their seeds germinate or they send replacements.

  3. Have ordered my seeds February 09 now it’s March 07 and I’m still waiting try to phone only get machine to leave messages and get no reply

    • Hey Leo, are you based in the US? Did you try using the contact form on their website? Some seed bank prefer using phone while others prefer email.

  4. After reviewing comments about MSNL seeds I decided to try their selections of seeds based on the high marks given.
    I am not a novice at cracking and growing many varieties of seeds. Over the years a 10%-15% seed lost has become the norm. After trying to crack and grow over 20 seed I am reporting as of today I got three viable plants. This is the worst experience I had with a seed company. When I reported the problem MSNL response was this never happened before, yeah right. MSNL has not offer to replace the crap seed they sold me. Old bad seeds and poor customer service. Do your self a favor and do not order from this company. If it looks like a scam and smells like a scam they are.

  5. After getting a number for my complaint I was totally ignored. No follow up, no attempt of any customer service. I was totally ignored MSNL is the worst seed company I have every dealt with. I have been cracking and growing seed for many years I am not a new at this. Only 2 out of over 20 seeds cracked. Save your money and shop some where else.

  6. customer service sucks! They don’t take credit cards one day and the next day they do than the order is canceled due to banking issues WTF how do you run a company like that.Mark there customer service needs another job or take a Business 101 class in banking

  7. I received my order today from MSNL but there were no seeds in the package, only sport socks.

    Very disappointed in MSNL

    Are they really a seed bank or a front to scam us???


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