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
“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 (Humboldt Seed Organisation) :: StrainReview :: Outdoor
Plant-Profile about Blue Dream (by Humboldt Seed Organisation)
This Plant-Profile was generated by 3 single profiles, particular thanks goes to: Asher, Bluefox and Mastercard
Information about the growth of the plants:
Harvest, Yield, Taste, Aroma, strength and effectiveness
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Aroma / Smell
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Blue Dream (Humboldt Seed Organisation)
is all together extremely good and very recommendable
(On average 9 Points onto a scale between 0 and 10 !)
This strain is insane. Let me start out by saying I have been growing outdoors for more than ten years, and never have I seen such vigorous growth from any plant when started indoors, nor such large buds on any other outdoor plant I have seen, either mine or my friend’s. And I ordered seeds that were supposed to be “big bud” on a few occasions.
I ordered just two seeds, both were a different phenotype. The first, the one I kept as a clone, had the thickest, biggest second nodal leaves I have ever seen. They were as big as my hand almost! The stem got thick really early on. I kept it under the lamps for two months and topped it constantly, then placed it outdoor on 11. of May. For the first month, the growth was nice, I was extremely happy with the progress. I had placed it in 140L of fresh soil, added charcoal from a burned fireplace (all plants love that Carbon!) and used nutrients with slow release. And then the plant took off. Quite literally. It grew into a monster whose thirst was almost impossible to quench in the hot parts of the summer. Waterings were necessary at least every third day, and I had to use 6 – 10 liters of water, although it could have easily gone for way more. While the Moby Dick growing next to it could go for up to 5 days or more and didn’t show signs of “omg feed me or I will wither and die.” As you can imagine, this can be a problem if you’re growing guerilla.
It loves Nitrogen. I used 25-5-5 and it ate it all without a single sign of nutrient deficiency or burn. Since it was very hot, however, it began taking water from the lower leaves and shedding some in the process during the last part of July and beginning of August. This was in no way problematic and in fact better, since the plant grew to about 2m in height and about the same in circumference and had a fuckton of foliage.
This “keeper” I assume was a 50/50 mix between haze/blueberry since at no point was I able to decide if it was more indica or sativa, not even in flowering.
The other, more sativa pheno, is characterized, it seems, by having an intense smell when you rub the leaves, some kind of minty/lemon, while the 50/50 mix did not have much of a smell when the leaves were rubbed between the fingers. You really cannot miss the sativa pheno, simply because of the smelly leaves. They smell very good, too.
When flowering began, the 50/50 mix showed more signs of thickness than the sativa, although the sativa FILELD UP. Both gave extremely good yields, although the 50/50 seemed to have those really FAT buds that can topple a plant and make it hug the ground more easily. Although the motherplant of the sativa pheno did that as well, which makes me think you really can’t go wrong with either of the phenotypes.
At one point the wind broke one of the branches, so it is advisable to invest in a net or something that may support the hugeness of the plant during heavy winds.
The smell of the buds is very sour and slightly fruity, and the thrichome coverage is just amazing. The high is just as advertised. Intense, euphoric, and if done excessively, ass-kicking and will put you down to ponder the mysteries of life and all things therein. (13.10.2015, 12:38)
auf Waldlichtung. große,kräftige Pflanze mit starken kandelaberartigen Ästen. langezogene Blüten die nicht sehr fest waren und nicht sehr dick (voluminös).
starker Harzbesatz und toller Geruch und Aroma. wirkt aufhellend,erheiternd und UNHEIMLICH APPETITANREGEND!
Ertrag nicht besonders. Qualität und Geschmack/Aroma SEHR GUT
Diesmal war es der Phäno auf den die Beschreibung passt.
Sehr symetrischer ,gedrungener Wuchs(indica) mit starker Belaubung die schmalfingrig ist(sativa).
Große,voluminöse Blüten mit starkem Harzbesatz aber geringer Dichte und somit vom Erntegewicht etwas unterdurchschnittlich.
Das Aroma changiert von Obstsalat bis tief,beerig, fast sirupartig mit Anklängen von Blaubeeren und Brombeeren bis hin zu Rosinen und Pflaumen.
Der Geschmack spiegelt den Geruch, ist aber nicht schwer sondern leicht-eher”hellblau” um mal im Bild zu bleiben.
Sehr angenehmes Up-High und bei mir stark appetitanregend.
verschiedene Phänotypen die man selektieren muss um die “wahre” Blue Dream zu finden. Hat man diese so erfüllt diese Pflanze auch hoch gesteckte Erwartungen und man versteht den Hype um diese Sorte.
Großes Aroma. großes Kino!