How to Grow Blue Dream Strain
How to Grow Blue Dream Strain
Blue Dream- a classic strain known to captivate you with her sweet inviting smell. If you choose to have this girl in your garden, be prepared to get intimate with her through lots training and topping, otherwise you’ll find yourself looking up at her canopy.
She’s considerate and forgiving to any newcomers; this stable favorite has grabbed many first time growers’ hand and guided them through a high yielding harvest with a ridiculously large margin for error. Whether she was the first or somewhere down the line, this short-flowering sativa can easily find a permanent home in any garden and if you’re nodding your head, she probably already has.
Picture from @missmmjgeek’s garden: “I wanted to take her smell and bottle it into a perfume bottle; capture the colliding scents of sweet and musk.”
Characteristics of Blue Dream Strain
80% Sativa 20% Indica
ORIGIN: beach community of Santa Cruz, California
LINEAGE: DJ Short’s Blueberry X Mr. Nice’s Super Silver Haze
MEDICAL USE: Daytime high–relaxing but not sedating/ cerebral sativa effect with indica guided body high
Blue Dream Garden Behavior
Blue Dream is notoriously known for her sweet blueberry smell and toppling dense nug structures. She’s a heavy yielder without instructions needed, rooting fast when cloned and remaining quite flexible when feeding. My particular pheno was able to take anything I threw at her. She took heavy nitrogen feedings like a champ, but she never seemed content with enough magnesium so I always added extra Cal-Mag to her feed bucket.
When conversing with other growers who have farmed this gal in their stable, she tends to carry the same mannerisms with everyone, even under different conditions.
How to Grow Blue Dream Strain Indoors
When growing this strain indoors there are a few things to consider: sativa, sativa, sativa. Even with her harvest time cut short, you know sativas-taking forever to finish flowering, she can still stretch like one. Grower @frosty_the_budman was kind enough to share his experience with Blue Dreams’ stretch:
“Can’t keep her under 6ft, even when topped aggressively”
Picture from @frosty_the_budman
I also asked @mrspliffofcannabis to enlighten me on his cut of the clone-only Santa Cruz Blue Dream. This girl has been in his stable for 4 years and is “never leaving.” He has only grown her indoors.
Blue Dream Strain Indoor Growing Tips, provided by @mrspliffofcannabis:
- early topping and aggressive tying are necessary
- proper staking at week 2 will allow the plant to really thrive
- responds really well to stripping and training
- bit taller than most but easy to handle
- large node spacing with heavy set flowers
- grenade like top colas
- harvest= 8-9 weeks
- heaviest eating plant I have ever grown
- never seen deficiencies other than N towards weeks 6-7 bloom
- most aromatic smoke on earth
- haze/musk aroma with light hints of blueberry and cinnamon
Picture courtesy of @mrspliffofcannabis:
“She is covered in resin and looks like bear fur with honey and stick trapped in it”
How to Grow Blue Dream Strain Outdoors
I personally have never seen Blue Dream in an environment outside of a tent, but I can only imagine the surrounding atmosphere of an outdoor crop being directly affected by the pungent aromas of musky blue-jolly-ranchers. For this reason I consulted a grower who lets his plants dance under SoCal sunshine–@ggreenbeard.
So, what are her likes, @ggreenbeard?
- drinks tons of water and can handle heavy feedings
- responds well to topping/ fimming with quick recovery
- Nitrogen thirsty
- extreme heat
Does she have any notable particularities?
- lots of lateral branching
- nodes stack tight
- pre-flowers for 2-3 weeks before chunking up
Have you encountered any setbacks when growing her under harsher conditions outdoors?
- she has an overall weak structure and needs support throughout veg and flower–high winds can damage entire limbs. Although stems beef up during weeks 3-4 of flower, it is not enough to carry the weight of such huge, dense colas.
- Caterpillars love her, because of the sweet smell she emits
sidenote: Blue Dream is susceptible to spider mites
Picture from @ggreenbeard’s outdoor
I would bet caterpillars and most other pests would love to get some sweet Blue Dream.
This strain has shown nothing but love to growers who’ve met her, which is why she continues to be a classic amongst many. Much thanks to those who shared their experiences on how to grow Blue Dream strain and once again I hope this helped! Happy farming.
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Blue Dream Strain – The 60/40 Strain with a Difference
Blue Dream strain is a powerful cross between Blueberry and Haze and is also called Azure Haze. This Sativa- dominant hybrid brings an outstanding flavor and causes cerebral high. Though its origins seem to be a mystery, it is believed to have originated from Santa Cruz, California, before it was noticed by a legendary breeder known as DJ Short.
Blue Dream’s THC is relatively high, with an average of 24% high and a low of 17% while its CBD level is 2% and its CBN level at 1%. This Blue Dream marijuana strain is an effective treatment for a variety of illnesses.
With Blue Dream, the blueberry and sugar flavors stay long in the tongue and the air even after moments when the smoke has evaporated. This strain has a long and bushy plant with deep blue colors as well as amber and blue hairs with tons of milky white trichomes.
The effects of this Blue is that it gives an extremely relaxed state that makes you feel very calm and hazy, and it causes a numbing sensation as well that you will not feel any pain and will prepare you to handle all the tasks ahead as it offers heightened focus.
Blue Dream may work for those who are experiencing depression, lack of appetite, and chronic fatigue as it is a stimulant, so it will boost your mood and get you moving. This can also be an effective treatment for mild muscle spasms and other pains that are caused by an illness or physical injury. However, this Dream of marijuana is not recommended for those with anxiety disorders, as it may further agitate the condition.
This Sativa- dominant hybrid takes about ten weeks to start flowering when grown indoors, and when grown outdoors, it will begin flowering around late September to early October. Blue Dream yields about 21 oz. per plant and grows upwards to about 5 feet.
This Blue strain is a perfect combination of its lineage as it takes in all the best features of its parent strains, which then results in something unique and distinctly it’s very own. This dream marijuana strain may be ideal for those who are suffering from an artist’s block and may encourage their creativity, or it can simply be for lifting the mood.
History of Blue Dream Strain
Who created Blue Dream marijuana is a mystery. Still, this strain was first known in Santa Cruz, California, and is known to be one of the most popular ones both in the medical and recreational marijuana marketplace. Blue Dream was reinvented as Azure Haze and used a special Silver Haze and a Blueberry F4.
This dream strain is 60% Sativa and 40% indica. When growing this plant, you can potentially get a batch that is mostly on the indica end of the spectrum. Its THC levels range from 13% to 26%. The Blue Dream CBD is usually at 10%.
Other hybrids are Blue Cheese strain , which is a classic indica- dominant hybrid and is produced from the crossover between UK native strain Cheese and Blueberry. This strain has a fruity flavor. Another result of combining strains is the White Rhino strain, which is a cross between White Widow and 80% indica variation with a mixture of South Indian, Afghani, and Brazilian genetics. Its THC is 18%, and its taste hints at some sweetness. Other important varieties include the blueberry headboard strain , blue widow strain , and the blue kush strain.
Characteristics of Blue Dream Strain
Dream Blue produces so many effects, which makes it versatile and a great choice for any smoker. One of the effects Blue Dream creates is that it sets you for a long workday ahead, so it is said that it can be used before you start your day. This strain, though, is not advised to be used before bedtime or at night as you will have a hard time getting some sleep.
Sunset Sherbet strain, on the other hand, is another type of hybrid, which is 85% indica and 15% Sativa. This result of strains causes full-body relaxation. Meanwhile, the Durban Poison strain is 100% Sativa that comes from a South African port city called Durban and leaves a citrusy aftertaste. Its aroma is a combination of piney, earthy, and sweet.
How to Grow Blue Dream Strain
When cultivating Blue Dream seeds , you must know the right way of growing it to ensure success, even if this Dream blue strain can grow in any weather and condition. To produce a healthy plant, this strain requires the proper nutrients and care to yield a quality crop.
Part of the right care in growing Dream Blue is by giving it a lot of certain fertilizers along with nitrogen and magnesium, and in fact, it can tolerate great amounts of nitrogen without burning. This weed requires a great amount of fresh water as well to produce a bud that is healthy and happy. Because of its need for large amounts of water, Blue Dream is known to be popular as among the heaviest drinking strains of weed, so if you are cultivating one, expect that you would need to give it several gallons of water each day.
The Blue strain does not flower as fast as the other varieties of weed, but when it starts flowering, you can expect to get a large yield along with a very strong bud. Those who have been growing this type of plant and have a lot of experience with it can expect to harvest around 500 to 600 grams of fresh reefer per plant. If you are growing outdoors, harvest time for this kind of cannabis is around mid- September to mid- October. Those that are grown indoors produce about the same amount of yield.
If you are cultivating Blue Dream and is a newbie as a grower, you would need to know that it takes some patience as it needs time and a bit of effort because this strain needs certain types of nutrients to be healthy. However, once it is in its flowering stage, you will be surprised at how the branches will stretch and reach upwards and will grow so quickly overnight! Dream Blue can grow as tall as about 5 feet in height.
Choosing a superior soil can create a big difference with this kind of strain as well because you will get a densely- packed flavor, which then means that if you use soil with higher quality, you will also be able to harvest a more flavorful weed.
Another helpful tip to get good results with this kind of strain is the use of hydroponics should you choose to grow it indoors because this method will more likely produce the best yield in relation to harvesting buds with the highest potency.
In terms of the difficulty level, the growing Blue Dream is from easy to medium category, and it can be cultivated both indoors and outdoors. Growing this Dream indoors is perhaps the best option if you are doing it for the first time because you will be able to control the conditions as well as the temperature, which can then give you a higher chance for a successful harvest.
Should you choose to grow it outdoors, the kind of climate where it can properly thrive is the one that is like those of the West Coast in California. The right temperature for this plant is between 20° and 30°C, but they are permissive to cooler temperatures during night time as well.
Due to its Sativa nature, Blue Dream can grow as high as 5 feet, and pruning it properly will make this plant thrive. You may also consider providing the plant with trellising on its flowering stage to give it more support, and you may want to watch it closely for spider mites and powdery mildew. In case you notice that there is health deterioration or if your plant might have any virus, do make sure to cut off the unhealthy parts of the plant immediately so as not to infect the healthy ones.
Some other hybrids that are produced from other strains include Chemdawg strain and LSD strain. Chemdawg strain is a well- balanced cannabis hybrid with 19% THC and offers a little bit of indica body buzz that is accompanied by an extreme cerebral high that is influenced by the Sativa. LSD strain, on the other hand, is a hybrid of Mazar-I-Sharif and Skunk #1. This indica dominant strain causes psychedelic reactions and also cerebral high.
Blue Dream strain is a hybrid between Haze and Blueberry and also called Azure Haze. This Sativa dominant strain originated from Santa Cruz, California.