I Love Growing Marijuana Information
I Love Growing Marijuana began as a blog created by cannabis grow enthusiast Robert Bergman. In 2012, after two decades of home and industrial growing experience, he decided to create a website to share his expertise. His knowledge of issues faced by new growers meant that he could teach them to produce crops worthy of an expert.
As its popularity grew, Robert and his friends took a further step by adding a seed bank. They used their industry connections and inside knowledge to bring together an impressive collection of seeds. They included examples of the best marijuana genetics from all over the world and now send them out to customers from their base in Amsterdam.
At I Love Growing Marijuana they don’t just provide you with the seeds; they guide you through the entire process of cultivating your plants. Their website is easy to use and will quickly direct you to the feminized or autoflower strains that you seek.
ILGM Seed Range
The I Love Growing Marijuana shop stocks a vast range of strains neatly arranged into useful sections. If you scroll down the shop frontpage, you will see all the options neatly laid out for you to make your choice. Their stock is mostly made up of feminized and autoflowering strains. Currently, they only have a small number of regulars.
If you don’t have a specific strain in mind, you will find the layout at ILGM very helpful. You can choose from sections labelled: High THC, High CBD, Medical strains, High yielding and Beginners. You can also look at new stock in the ‘new arrivals’ section, or see what others are growing in the ‘popular’ section. If you are a beginner, you will find everything you need in just a few clicks. There are easy strains, beginner’s guides, starter kits, and even guidance on what seeds to choose.
If you already know what you are looking for the search function is easy to find and to use. It will direct you to the closest match and suggest any categories that may help you find other similar strains. There are also several filters and sorting options that will make your search more convenient.
You won’t get seeds from specific breeders here, as the ILGM team work with a small selection of expert breeders to grow their strains. In this way, they ensure quality and can thoroughly inspect each seed before shipping. The range is reliable and will be more than enough for novice and intermediate growers.
There are nearly 20 autoflowers, over 120 feminized and 13 high CBD varieties to choose from. If you have a shopping list of specific seeds, you may want to go elsewhere, but the quality of this selection more than makes up for its smaller size.
Some of their most popular seeds include:
- Gorilla Glue
- Girl Scout Cookies Extreme
- White Widow
- Blueberry Auto
- Bergman’s Gold Leaf
- White Widow Auto
They also stock a range of nutrients that can be bought separately or as part of their grow kits, which include seeds, fertilizer and plant protector.
ILGM Payment Options
I Love Growing Marijuana encourage European and Australian customers to pay directly into their E.U. bank account via bank transfer. International bank transfer fees will apply to Australian customers.
U.S. customers are encouraged to choose between bank deposit, online bank transfer, ACH or WIRE bank transfer, sending a check, or using Bill Pay.
Payment can be made by credit card, but this is strongly discouraged as the chances of the payment succeeding are very small. Many credit card companies block cannabis-related payments.
The most private and anonymous method is to send cash in an envelope. Once this has been received, ILGM will send you your order. They believe that sending cash is very safe and say that they have had no lost cash payments in the last 12 months.
You may also pay by bitcoin. If you choose this option, you will automatically receive a further 10% off your order to offset some of the extra charges incurred in the process. They don’t accept Bitcoin-Cash or any other cryptocurrencies.
All prices are in U.S. Dollar; ILGM always use the exchange rate at the X.E. currency converter.
I Love Growing Marijuana Shipping
ILGM are confident in their shipping methods and state that they hardly ever have any problems. They have found the best way to guarantee arrival and ensure that your package will be inconspicuous with no reference to the contents.
They ship daily to; all U.S. states, Australia, New Zealand and most West-European countries. Shipping to Europe and the U.S. is free. Orders above $150 are free for customers from Australia and New Zealand. Smaller orders are charged a $25 fee.
Orders are usually shipped within two days after the payment is received. U.S. orders arrive in an average time of 4 days but can range between 2 to 10 business days depending on your location. You can purchase registered shipping and the tracking reference will be emailed to you or appear in the ILGM dashboard.
Non-seed items such as nutrients or oils are shipped separately and take between 10 to 25 business days.
If your order doesn’t arrive, it will be reshipped for free after 25 business days. You must contact them after this time to report a missing order. If they don’t hear from you within 90 days, they will automatically mark it as a successful delivery.
If your seeds arrive damaged, take a photo of them in the original packaging and send it to their support team.
I Love Growing Marijuana are confident in the quality of their seeds and offer a full germination guarantee. To claim this, you must:
- Follow their detailed germination guide.
- Repeat the process or contact them to arrange a replacement.
- Keep the original seeds so they can be returned for trend analysis.
For seeds that germinate but fail later, there are no replacements, but they can offer you lots of information to diagnose the problem and prevent it from happening again.
Freebies and Discount Coupons
ILGM provides a VIP program that is free to join and gives you access to exclusive offers and discounts. Being a member also earns you VIP points, which are awarded with each purchase you make.
They don’t send free seeds as standard, but there are regular offers that award you with money off or free seeds.
I Love Growing Marijuana Reviews
I Love Growing Marijuana has many enthusiastic, positive reviews. As you would expect, there are also some unhappy customers, but the overall impression is excellent.
On Trustpilot, over 4,600 reviews give them an average score of 4.5 out of 5. Many of the positive reviews mentioned quick delivery, friendly customer service and high germination rates. When there were issues, ILGM quickly fixed them. Many customers found the detailed articles very useful, especially for those new to growing.
“Received seeds for my grow #12. 12 grows with Bergman seeds!!! Ordered and delivered within 2 weeks. Packaging very very discreet. Placed 6 in water 36 hours ago. All sprouted this morning. As a matter of fact all seeds, all sprouted all produced wonderful ladies for the past few years. Thank you Robert. Very very satisfied patron. Also used prevention sprays for roots, bugs and mold prevention. 0 bugs, 0 mold, roots fill 7 gallon completely.“One regular customer, Donald is on his 12th successful grow with ILGM:
Of the 1 star reviews, the majority relate to missing orders, shipping issues and some germination problems.
“Have ordered 2 times total of 65 seeds. They cheated me out of 15 seeds, never shipped. Then out of 65 seeds only 10 grew. I will never order from them again. Way too much for plants 50 dollars per plant and they failed. 550 dollars for nothing.“Don also left a review on Trustpilot and felt his money had been for nothing.
ILGM replied and committed to resolving the issue:
Thank you for leaving us a review.
I’m very sorry about your experience though.
I can totally understand it’s quite frustrating to find out you didn’t receive everything you originally ordered, our sincere apologies for the packing mistake.
Of course, we will send you the missing seeds! We are awaiting your response (about your germination issues as well), let’s get this sorted as soon as possible. 🙂
“I have used ILGM a few times now for feminized and autos. Shipping is always fast and easy and have always received my product. I would say I have had about a 75% or so success rate overall as far as seeds sprouting and growing, whereas some other breeders I have never had a single seed fail. Not really sure what that means about their genetics or me as a grower though.“Over on Roll it up, Plants are neat, a well-known contributor, praised the shipping and felt that the germination rate wasn’t perfect, but was better than some other breeders.
“I ordered from them. First order got seized. I ordered 3 strains O.G. kush, big bud, and super silver haze. They resent which took a long time maybe a month and a half. When I finally got my order all seeds but the O.G. kush was crushed. They claimed they would resend again but never did and after a bunch of back and forth I gave up trying to get the rest of my order.”Kronickeeper, another regular contributor on Roll it up, didn’t have such a pleasant experience with their shipping and customer service.
Despite his bad experience with the delivery, the seeds he received produced such incredible results that he would still go back:
“With that being said. The O.G. was outstanding. Smelled exactly like O.G. and grew exactly like O.G. Beautiful golf ball sized dense nugs. Potency was VERY HIGH a little too strong for my taste even. I give there O.G. a 5 out of 5 and it yielded well (for an O.G.) at least. I read since my experience they have outsourced their shipping, so I’ve considered ordering again from them but based off my first experience I haven’t yet. Really do want to try them out again because at least from the strain I got to try their genetics were really good.“
I Love Growing Marijuana Pros and Cons
- Full germination guarantee.
- A range of payment options, including bank transfers, cash and bitcoin.
- Free shipping to all orders from the U.S. and Europe.
- Free shipping for orders more than 150 USD in Australia and New Zealand.
- An easy to navigate site with lots of sections to make it easier to find what you’re looking for.
- No product names on the external packaging.
- A variety of strains on offer including fems, autos and CBD varieties.
- Nutes, grow kits and mix packs available.
- Detailed grow guides and information.
- No free seeds as standard.
- No mainstream breeders stocked.
- Only a few regular strains are available.