How to Grow Blue Dream Cannabis?

Stephen Andrews
04 Jan 2022

Blue Dream is a Sativa-dominant hybrid, a sweet match between Blueberry and Haze. It's one of the most famous cannabis strains engineered in sunny California. Blue Dream's THC contents range between 17% and 25%, and CBD is found in up to 2%. Blue Dream is an excellent daytime smoke, and while it's easily available in dispensaries around the country, with a bit of effort, you can also grow it yourself.

Cannabis users love Blue Dream as it simultaneously energizes and offers whole-body relaxation. It's easy to understand why both medical and recreational consumers are after this type of weed. With satisfyingly high levels of THC, spiced with CBD, it's the perfect strain to help treat various pains and ailments. For those who smoke for the fun of it, it's a happy strain, the high of which transitions into euphoria, and you don't feel knocked out. That is if you don't overdo it.

Genetics: Blue Dream cannabis is the result of crossing Super Silver Haze and Blueberry. Some phenotypes of the Blue Dream can weigh a bit more on the indica side, however, most varieties retain the subtle balance of being 60% Sativa and 40% Indica. 

Taste and flavor: Blue Dream cannabis has a sweet berry fragrance, which is to be expected given its genetic makeup. First comes the super sweet smell, then the taste. The overwhelming sensation of berries is noticeable all the way. For users who are not quite fond of fruity flavors, vaporizing instead of smoking may be the preferred way to consume Blue Dream. Vaporizing will filter the excess sweetness typical for this strain.

Terpenes: Blue Dream cannabis is rich in myrcene which reinforces the sedative chill properties of the strain. It also contains pinene and caryophyllene, to which the sometimes spicy hint of the strain can be attributed.

Effects: Thanks to its sativa heritage, Blue Dreams smokers will feel energized and happy. Smoking this strain also follows a complete relaxation of the body, which is all thanks to the indica genes mix. The more you smoke Blue Dreams, the more of the couch lock feeling that may follow. But fairly speaking, it takes a lot of toking, at very short intervals, to get glued on the sofa. The effects of smoking Blue Dream last for about three hours, and smoking at a three-hour interval will help avoid any couch locking. 

Medical uses: Blue Dreams works as a popular daytime medicine to treat pain, depression, nausea, and similar conditions that require a high THC strain.

Side effects: Those who are not tolerant of strong THC strains can experience rapid heartbeats and, in rare cases, anxiety or paranoia. If you see that Blue Dreams is not working for you the way it does with other users, swap it for a strain with less THC concentration.

Lifestyle: Is there a specific time of the day when you should smoke Blue Dream? It seems there isn't a wrong answer on this one. Toking any time of the day for any occasion is OK, as this really is a great smoke that will not escort you prematurely to the bedroom. Use it as a relaxant in a smoke session after work or share a spliff in the evening with friends while you wait for that pizza order. Blue Dream is a versatile type and will fit every smoker's lifestyle.

Growing difficulty: One of the best things about growing Blue Dream is that it's easy to cultivate! There are some important recommendations on cultivating to take notice. Nevertheless, it's a suitable strain for beginner growers to take and give it a go, and even if mistakes are made in the process, you can still get something of the harvest. Growing Blue Dream outdoors in climates similar to its native California is straightforward. The biggest issue might be pests, but various preventive measures can be adopted. Indoors can be a bit more challenging, especially if you lack experience replicating the desired environmental conditions. Avoid cultivating Blue Dreams in places outdoors where the climate is changeable, as this will not soothe the plants so much.

Flowering: For the best possible harvest, wait for 9-10 weeks for Blue Dream plants to flower. Prepare for an abundant yield which can range between 15-20 ounces per square meter indoors and sometimes over 20 ounces if grown outdoors. 

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How to grow Blue Dream indoors?

Ideally, you will grow Blue Dream cannabis outdoors, however, if you don't live in subtropical or Mediterranean-like climates, taking the Blue Dream crops indoors is probably the best option. For this growing effort, you will need a big grow room with sufficient space to accommodate the rather large and chunky plants this strain is known for. You will also need metal stalks at varying lengths with hooks at the end to stalk each plant, and 5-gallon pots to transplant them a month after seeding. 

Blue Dream cannabis easily adapts to indoor environments. But for a strain that tends to grow taller than humans — it can quickly reach a six-foot mark — it's more than recommended to set topping and training Blue Dreams on top of your grow agenda.

Staking Blue Dreams is also a good idea since this will support its trunk keeping a straight position. Blue Dream plants naturally grow tall and dense, and staking prevents the plants from leaning over or falling from the main stem. When you proceed with staking, make sure that you position each stake upright, preferably to the midpoint of the main stem. 

After transplanting the plants to larger pots, regularly check for pruning and training. Indoor Blue Dream plants may require a somewhat aggressive regime of topping and training.

If you plan on growing Blue Dreams for multiple seasons in a row, it's good to keep a diary as a reference when you perform each of these tasks. 

What's the nutrient regiment for Blue Dream plants?

Unsurprisingly, Blue Dream is a hungry beast, and it demands a lot of nutrients to satisfy its appetite. Like other cannabis plants, Blue Dream needs its fair share of the critical trio of nutrients: nitrogenphosphorus, and potassium. It also needs solutions that contain calcium, magnesium, and sulfur. Other micronutrients such as copper, cobalt, silicon, manganese, iron, boron, and zinc can also be fed to the monster.

Blue Dream is pretty safe from excess feeding with nitrogen. It would be a mistake with a lot of other marijuana plants to keep on adding nitrogen as the plant transits from vegetation to flowering, but with Blue Dream, it's not much of a big deal. Blue Dream crops consume vast amounts of this element, and that's not something that will negatively affect yield. In fact, don't be surprised if you see that Blue Dream devours twice as much nitrogen as other strains would. 

The amount of nutrients Blue Dream plants are ready to consume also depends on the quality of the soil used. Purchasing high-quality soils where to plant Blue Dreams will result in needing to dispense fewer nutrients. 

Some growers use extra techniques to stimulate the plants better to absorb foods from the soil. Using liquid seaweed and molasses mixed with reverse osmosis (RO) water while watering in the vegetative stage can help maximize nutrient absorption. 

Another method is creating "fungal roots" by adding mycorrhizae to the seeds. This boosts the ability of the root system to detect nutrients in the soil and helps the plant generate more carbohydrates

How to take care of the proper pH levels?

After nourishing your Blue Dream plants, it's good to test the water's pH. Soil pH basically affects the quantity of nutrients and chemicals soluble in soil water and with that how much food is available to the plant organism. The pH values from testing often help growers determine if they are administering sufficient nutrients to the crops. 

Whether growing in soil, the pH should remain between 6.5 and 7.0. In hydroponic settings, these values range between 5.5 and 6.5 for Blue Dream. 

Growers can sometimes greatly benefit from specialized solutions sold in stores that can help adjust the pH in the growing medium. These solutions usually contain information on how much of it should be used per gallon of water to help correct the pH environment. It usually doesn't take much, and it can save your crops from starving. And with Blue Dream, it's all about not letting your plants starve. 

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Are pests a risk for Blue Dream plants?

Some cannabis strains are well resistant to pests and you don't have to worry a great deal about that. Unfortunately, Blue Dream is not one of those strains, and you do need to be ready for timely reactions, especially for growing outdoors. 

There are several different strategies that you can take to protect your plants from uninvited guests in your garden:

  • Use readily-available remedies, which you can buy in-store or online, billed to repel fungi, insects, mites, or other critters that may come after your plants.
  • Use other vegetation around your cannabis garden to protect your Blue Dream crops. The pungent smell of these plants will deter unwanted types of insects. For example, planting basil or mint can protect against aphids and beetles. Plant geraniums if caterpillars or worms are the issue. 
  • Introduce benevolent insects to protect against harmful ones. For example, ladybugs hunt red spider mites, should this type of mites appear in your garden. 
  • Use garlic as a natural fungicide to protect against fungi attacks. 
  • Use natural concoctions and other supplements that enrich the soil and boost the immunity of your plants.

How to go with temperature and humidity regulation?

Ideally, growers will cultivate Blue Dream in temperatures between 65-85 degrees Fahrenheit.

When the Blue Dream plants are just seedlings, the optimal temperature range should be somewhere around 75 degrees Fahrenheit (plus or minus two, three degrees). A matching humidity range for this period would be between 30% and 50%. 

About less than a month into the growing process, begin to slightly increase room humidity, somewhere around 55%. Other cannabis strains at this stage of grow will demand different parameters, but for Blue Dream, this is the deal. 

When plants enter the flowering stage, it's time to increase the temperature. Blue Dream likes it when it's warm, so at this point, keeping the temperatures at around 82 degrees (plus or minus two, three degrees) should do well for the garden. At the same time, gradually lower down humidity levels. It would be easy with a dehumidifier: each week, lower by a few percent until you are in the range of 30-40%.

How to set up lights for Blue Dreams? 

Don't worry so much about light when you grow Blue Dream plants outdoors, especially if you are growing in places where the climate is suitable for this type of strain. 

Indoors, expose Blue Dream seedlings to 16-24 hours of lighting regime; with clones, they are happy with 18-24 hours a day. Switch to a 12-12 rule when plants enter the vegetative stage and stick to this schedule until flowering time.

Ensure there's enough distance between the top of your crops and the light. It can be tricky with taller plants, but then again, this is where trimming and training again save you the trouble.

How to handle the fruits of your hard labor?

When the time comes to reap the rewards of your grow efforts, there are two ways you can go with Blue Dream. After more than two months of tending to these fine plants, they'll grow big and bushy and birth prominent fruits. Pick the flowers carefully and use at least a week of drying and curing before storing the plant material. But in case you are willing to wait a couple of more days than that or even weeks, you will be able to enjoy a bit stronger and a bit more flavorsome smoke. The weed is yours and it's up to you!

Happy growing!

Stephen Andrews