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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Tips for growing Blue Dream cannabis
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Strain overview: Blue Dream is a hybrid cross between Blueberry and Haze. It is deemed the most popular cannabis strain based on reviews and widespread availability. Blue Dream’s popularity stems primarily from its sweet berry fragrance and even-keel effects that entice both connoisseurs and first-time consumers.
Grow techniques: Sativa-dominant genetics ensure that Blue Dream will grow tall. With proper pruning and training, this plant will grow beautifully and easily. Give Blue Dream plenty of trellis support as the sativa structure has a hard time supporting heavier indica-like buds. Blue Dream is known for its ability to grow high yielding plants in quality soils.
Flowering time: 9 to 10 weeks
Grow difficulty: A vigorous plant that allows for a large margin of error, Blue Dream is an easy strain to cultivate.
Climate: Thrives in most climates and handles cold nightly temperatures well. Blue Dream’s ideal temperature ranges between 65-85 degrees Fahrenheit.
Indoor/outdoor: Can be grown successfully both indoors and out. Blue Dream is best known for its successful growth outdoors in California, but transitions easily into indoor environments. Consider topping and training to prevent Blue Dream from outgrowing your indoor space.
Feeding: Heavy feeding. Blue Dream can take high levels of nitrogen without burning.
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