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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

YIELD: 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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First Grow: Blue Dream Indoor

  • Mar 30, 2017
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  • Z3DKD
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    My First plant with LED and soil

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    Can someone help me with this issue?

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    Nice work [emoji15] My Blue Dream is sadly a indica pheno . So Bushy[emoji23]!

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    Nice work [emoji15] My Blue Dream is sadly a indica pheno . So Bushy[emoji23]!

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    I had bags full of leaves id took off durin the grow very bushy plants

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    Can someone help me with this issue?

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    Looks like u caught leaves when feeding with nutes

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    Should be i use 6 off these bad boys

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    Update: just Trimmed my Blue Dream . Got lemon Thai kush too [emoji4] i am so Exited as it’s my First grow . Everything Looking Healthy so far.

    The Main area of the plant Just explodes. Do you think i should trim down a bit?

    PS: how is your plant going ?

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    Got a new LED 600 w

    • Apr 23, 2017
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    I can only recommend this strain for you.
    Unkillable. It’s my first plant and it forgave many mistakes i did. But indoors you will have to cut this plant down or your garden will turn into a cannabis Jungle [emoji23][emoji23]
    Very sweat smell and lot’s of tricholmes already.
    I am going to feed melasses, which adds extra good for the micro organism in your soil to further increase bud growth.
    Can’t w8 to smoke her down.
    Stay medicated guys[emoji1317]

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