How to Grow Blueberry Cannabis? For Best Yield, Cultivate Outdoors and Trim to Bush

Soft Secrets
26 Mar 2021

Blueberries are fine, but Blueberry cannabis strain is the real deal. Here's everything you need to know on how to grow Blueberry cannabis plants.

Who would say no to a sweet, calming puff of Blueberry? It's one of the most relaxing and soothing cannabis strains in the world. And the best thing of all, it takes minimal effort to grow it. 

From using it casually to relax to taking it to improve health, there's no wrong with Blueberry. Plus, its name lives up to its reputation. The strain does taste sweet, like blueberries. This legendary indica strain originates from Canada. It appeared at the end of the 1970s thanks to American breeder DJ Short who wanted to create a strain against anxiety.

A fairly mysterious character, DJ Short collaborated with other growers, so the strain spread around the world and picked on popularity. Besides it's the perfect remedy against anxiety, blueberry has proven to be extra effective for pains. Grow it properly—it will yield big buds. Its buds are also sticky and demand proper curing. 

Genetic lineage: The strain comes from the Blue family of cannabis which shares genetics with four prominent strains: Highland Oaxaca Gold, Highland Thai, Chocolate Thai, and Afghan Indica. Blueberry stirs both the Afghani type and the sativa Thai ones. 

Lifestyle: Blueberry is suited for everyone, even for those who avoid indica. Fear not a couch lock effect when you take it. With a slightly trippy high, your brain will still be good for your go-about. For people with various health conditions, Blueberry can improve their overall well-being, offering comfort and happiness.

Medical uses: Neuropathic pain, lower back pain, migraines, appetite loss, sleeplessness and restlessness, anxiety.

Grow difficulty: In general, it's pretty easy to grow blueberry cannabis plants. You will do it with minimal effort. However, if you want to bump up the yields, certain things have to be done. 

Flowering time: Can range between 45 to 60 days

Yield: Moderate to high. Growing indoors can produce up to 18 ounces per plant. With up to 25 ounces per plant, an outdoor harvest can be even more generous. 

Average THC: Can range between 15% and 24%

Climate: This strain loves environments with good hours of sunshine. What's even better, it's resilient to cold more so than other strains; therefore, you don't necessarily have to have a warm climate to cultivate it. 

Smell and flavor: It really has the blueberry scent and taste. It's sweet, fruity, delicious.

Warnings: Pay extra attention when the flowering time begins. Be mindful of the plant's nutrient intake, and consider training techniques if you want a more successful harvest. Keep scrolling to get some tips on how to grow budalicious blueberry plants.

Cannabis of the blue family can mix tinges of pink, purplish and lavender like.

Where it's best to cultivate Blueberries plants?

This strain is best to grow outside under the sun. However, you may want to start the growing process inside and then move the plants outside. You want to wait until the weather is really warm and sunny before moving the plants outside to avoid freezing them overnight. But if you don't have indoor space or a greenhouse where you can tuck plants inside, you can always take a chance on Blueberry. It's a reasonably resilient strain to cold temperatures.

Ideally, Blueberry plants will thrive within a temperature range of 65 and up to 80°F. Even if for a night the temperatures drop to 45-50°F, Blueberry will sustain through without consequences on the yield. If you see that low temperatures are going to persist for a few nights in succession, you still need to protect your plants somehow. Even though Blueberry is resilient, it's not almighty.

What training techniques to use?

You'll do a favor to yourself if you crop the top of the plant and shape it like a bush. Tall Blueberry plants will not yield as many buds as bushy ones will. Of course, for this, you need space, like a separate clearing in your outdoor garden. Trim the tops of the plant gradually as it grows to get it to a bush form. If you grow several plants, keep the growths at least three feet away from one other.

The Sea of Green (SoG) may also work as one solution. The more space you leave for each plant, the more it can develop into a nice solid bush with luscious buds. But don't forget to trim. Trimming will also boost the immunity of your plants, protecting them from infestations.

How to go about with the nutrients?

Prepare the soil for where the plants are going to grow in advance. You can take care of it while you are still keeping the growths inside. Blueberry plants love a good dose of nitrogen. Nitrogen will guide the formation of their constitution and will strengthen them up. So, avoid deficiency and use more nitrogen. Additionally, apply worm castings on the top of the soil when the plants are about to begin their flowering cycle. Also, look for other solutions like bat guano to enrich the soil.

Bat guano also contains nitrogen, and when you have it in your garden, it acts as a fungicide. A mixture of worm castings and bat guano might lead to a smelly garden, and while this will not impact the smell and taste of the buds, perhaps you'll want to use smell repellents in case you are hiding your garden. You can also purchase readily available super soils such as greensand. Solutions like this contain almost everything your Blueberry needs to thrive. If you use super soil, you'll need to deposit it ahead of time for growing.

Happy growing!

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