Frequently Asked Questions
Who Can Order from I49 Seed Bank?
From this website, we ship to Canada ONLY.
If you are in the US or ABROAD please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for details on orders or visit our US site at MARIJUANA SEEDS USA.
How FAST Do You Ship?
We ship orders within 1-2 business days. So if you place an order on Friday afternoon, your order will ship the following Monday or Tuesday.
Please note that we ship from British Columbia, so that clients in Ontario may take a week or more to receive their packages. This is especially true if you have a “0” as the second letter in your postal code.
We also cannot be held responsible for delays at Canada Post. This is a separate company that we have no control over. We do not refund shipping if the package takes longer than expected to get to you.
What Forms of Payment Do You Accept?
We recommend using etransfer or
so that you can get 2 bonus seeds.
For etransfer’s please send to
and use security answer
Also please be sure to leave your order number in the notes section and the name of the person sending the transfer.
How much does your shipping cost?
We have several options for shipping.
$22 – Canada Post Regular with no tracking
$25- Canada Post Expedited with tracking
$30- Canada Post Express with tracking
How Do You Germinate Cannabis Seeds?
Here is our recommended germination method:
Germination Guide V4
What if I don’t receive my shipment?
We find that 99% of our packages reach their destinations.
If your package is lost or confiscated, we will reship free of charge.
Please note that if the carrier shows the package as delivered, then we will assume the package was properly delivered.
Do you offer refunds?
No, we do not offer refunds. Please order carefully as we will not process refunds. All sales are final and no exchanges.
Do You Recommend Buying 1 Seed?
Yes and no. If you are an experienced grower, buying one seed is definitely an option. However, for new growers we recommend a minimum of 3 of the same variety.
New growers generally have a lower germination rate, so it makes more sense to get a few seeds, just in case.
Do You Recommend Buying 4 Single Seeds?
No. This is not a good way to learn to grow marijuana. Instead, choose 1 strain and buy 5 seeds.
Learning to grow marijuana is not as easy as it looks. There are finicky strains with lots of different growing conditions required for success.
If you can learn to grow one strain, then grab another 5 seeds next time and learn to grow that strain.
Or simply by 10 seeds to start! 😉
What if my seeds don’t germinate? / How does your germination guarantee work?
First, we only give our germination guarantee to customers who treat our staff with respect. If you feel the need to write horrible emails or call and yell at us, you are not eligible. No Seeds for you!
If you follow the steps to germinate seeds in the paper towel or cup method, and they don’t germinate, we will send replacement cannabis seeds to make up the difference of an 80% germination rate, if you pay the shipping fee of $22. You must germinate all your seeds before we can help you.
Here is our Germination Guide
Germination Guide V4
Why Dont Seeds Germinate?
Occasionally the rapid changes in air pressure and temperature from air mail delivery or poor storage conditions can damage the seeds and create germination problems.
There is also the fact that not all growers have the same skill level and experience. This is the main reason that seeds don’t germinate. We find it remarkable that everyone wants to blame the seeds for germination issues, but the truth is that often it has more to do with the environment and the process that the grower provides. Our experienced customers get 95% or better germination consistently.
Please note: germination reships must be a different product than you originally ordered. We only send germination reships once.
What if my seeds aren’t feminized? How does your 100% feminized seed policy work?
Our feminized seeds are always 100% feminized. Sometimes storage and transportation issues can cause the seeds not to behave as typical feminized seeds would. If you are concerned that your order is not performing as expected, please call our customer service desk. We deal with this issue on a case by case basis. We value your business and want you to get an excellent value from your i49 purchases.
What’s the difference between indoor and outdoor marijuana seeds?
When you choose strains for indoor growing, you will want smaller plants and can handle more finicky varieties that can be handled with care in a controlled environment. You have lots of flexibility to choose strains from different climates and simply adjust your greenhouse to meet the demands of the plant.
When you choose strains for outdoor growing, you will want larger growing plants that require less attention and can produce in environments that lack control. You will want to consider the climate that they plants thrive in and ensure that you select based on your weather patterns in your garden. Another factor in Outdoor seeds is the flowering period. You will want to select seeds that will finish before your local winter weather starts. If you have a longer growing season, you can choose a wider variety of out-door seeds.
What are feminized marijuana seeds?
Plants take two typical forms in that they are either male or female. Through feminization, the seed producer can condition the seed to be female in that it obtains male pollen needed for seed production. Feminized seeds have two X chromosomes. The benefit to buying feminized-seeds is that all of your seeds will produce flowers and contribute to the harvest. The downfall, is that your feminized seeds won’t provide you seeds to begin your own seeds production. You will have to buy seeds again next crop. It’s a trade of yield and convenience over sustainability.
What are auto-flowering marijuana seeds?
When you choose an autoflowering cannabis seed, you do not have to alter the daylight to darkness ratio to get your plants to begin the flowering process. Other seeds require you to increase the amount of light that a plant gets in order to signal the plant that its time to begin to flower. Then you need to reduce the daylight to entice the plant to get ready for harvest.
On average 12-23 inches or 30-60 cm high
Suitable for growing indoors and outdoors
Automatically flowers after about 3 weeks
An average cycle of 8-9 weeks- from marijuana seed to harvest
No need to change daylight hours to induce flowering
No need to separate vegetative and flowering rooms
What’s the difference between Indica and Sativa marijuana strains?
In the marijuana world, there are three types of seeds. Sativa and Indica and then hybrids.
Hybrids can be any combination of Sativa and Indica depending on its genetic influences. Some hybrid-strains are indica dominant, whereas others are sativa dominant. A hybrid offers mixed characteristics of the two primary strain categories.
Sativa’s are known for giving users energy, creativity and a cerebral high. Often called day-time cannabis, these plants are known for having skinny leaves and taller stalks.
Indica’s are used typically for medicinal purposes such as sleep aid, pain management and relaxation. The high tends to be a stronger full-body high that gives it the nick name “in-da-couch” for its “couch-lock” effects.
How should I store to store marijuana seeds?
At i49, we recommend keeping your seeds in a container that is moisture free and sealed. Seeds should be kept in a dark, dry and cool place with temperatures close to 39ºF or 4º C. Moisture causes the seed to begin its germination process and light simply damages the seed. Do yourself a favor and store your seeds in the refrigerator or a cool dark closet in something like a film canister or blacked out mason jar.
How long can I expect my marijuana seeds to last?
At i49 we recommend keeping your seeds for up to three years. While older seeds may very well germinate, flower and produce a harvest, the best results are found within this time frame.
Please note that our germination guarantee does not apply to seeds that are stored.
How Do I Know That You Aren’t Ripping Off My Money?
We are a reputable company that values our reputation. We provide a phone number and email to be reached on easily. We take cannabis seed sales seriously and want to help you create cash crops every harvest.
I have never grown marijuana before. Do you have any beginner grow tips for me?
Here is our germination guide:
Germination Guide V4