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Blue Dream: A Look at One of the Most Popular Marijuana Strains

Blue Dream: A Look at One of the Most Popular Marijuana Strains

Blue Dream is one of the most popular marijuana strains in the country, and for good reason.

Its popularity likely comes from the fact that it’s a fantastic marijuana strain. Not only does it help with body relaxation and has cerebral stimulation effects, it also is great for medical use. It eases headaches, calms anxiety and depression, and helps with a plethora of other ailments. It is a strong product, giving users mental energy and a more social type of high.

Not only that, but Blue Dream is easier to grow than many other strains; this means it can be grown by pretty much anyone.

Now let’s take a closer look at this strain.

Blue Dream: Where did it Come From

It is said that the original Blue Dream was bred in Santa Cruz, California. As you’ll see in this Blue Dream review, it is a strain that is just as laid back as you can imagine the beach community of California to be.

The Blue Dream origin is an interesting but not altogether surprising one. Blue Dream came from a combination of several award-winning marijuana strains. One of the more highly rated sativas on the market, Blue Dream weed originates from a mix of Blueberry and Super Silver Haze. Both of these strains are highly renowned in the marijuana strain world, having won the High Times Cannabis Cup multiple times.

The strain stems from the medical marijuana community in California, a scene that is alive and well today. It is well known for its skunky smell that is in combination with fruit (specifically berries), cream, and woodsy, piney flavors.

Consuming experience and smoking effect

When you smoke Blue Dream, your brain will first experience the cerebral effects. It’s a rush in your head right away, but this eventually changes into a relaxing high in your body. Smoking Blue Dream is a popular choice because of these two effects in combination. You can expect to feel high for between two and three hours after smoking.

Many people prefer to smoke Blue Dream before going to bed because it helps with insomnia, mild pain, and stress. While it isn’t exactly sedating, it does have a distinctly relaxing feeling to it.

Blue Dream has a skunk taste mixed with fruity flavors, although it is also sometimes described as “woodsy.” The fruit can have a sour tinge to it in a very pleasant way. Cream or vanilla flavors are commonly included in the description, making for a smooth and relaxing flavor.

It’s been said it is very difficult to overdo it with this strain, meaning that if you forget how much you’ve had or you lose track of time, it’s no problem. This because paranoia is mostly nonexistent with this strain, as are other negative side effects (such as shakiness, edginess, speediness, and so on).

Blue Dream edibles should cause a similar feeling, although of course, it will take longer to set in (as with any edibles) and could be stronger when it does set in. That said, Blue Dream makes for an excellent edibles ingredient because it is tough to overdo it, even if you have more than you meant to.

Plant features

Blue Dream marijuana plants are relatively tall, or at least between medium and tall in height. Their leaves are long and thin in typical sativa style, and when the flowering phase comes about its buds are pale green and tinged with blue and purple. The hairs generally range between orange and brown.

Blue Dream is considered a sativa, although it is approximately 80 percent sativa and 20 percent indica. The Blue Dream strain contains somewhere between 15 and 20 percent THC.

Medicinal Use

Blue Dream is often used to help with symptoms such as stress, mild pain, and insomnia. This is because, although it starts out with a cerebral rush; it slowly morphs into a body stone, making the user absolutely relaxed. It eases pain such as arthritis and other aches and pains. The Blue Dream experience is a popular one for that, among other reasons.

Blue Dream is used specifically for people who have mild anxiety or mild post-traumatic stress disorder, as it eases both the body and the mind, leading to a complete feeling of relaxation. Some even assert that it’s a strain that works well in the daytime since the mind remains active (albeit relaxed) and it does not detract from motivation. If you have depression, you may want to give Blue Dream a try for the reasons above.

Some people use Blue Dream for other reasons altogether. It has been reported to help relieve nausea as well as stimulate the appetite (without leading to extreme overeating, like some strains). Its cotton mouth effect can even be useful, especially if you have glaucoma.

Growing

When it comes to growing Blue Dream, you will find that this sativa-dominant strain is relatively easy to grow. You can generally expect Blue Dream marijuana plants to get fairly tall, but not monstrous in height.

When you are growing Blue Dream, you should know that these plants function best if they are growing indoors. This applies to both a hydro setup and a soil medium. The key to growing Blue Dream indoors, however, is to make use of some effective pruning techniques.

In general, you can expect the flowering phase to last from between nine weeks to ten weeks. If you do it well, you could harvest as much as 600 grams of weed per square meter (3 ft.) of the plant.

Some people opt for growing Blue Dream outdoors, but these people generally live in places that are subtropical, such as the Mediterranean. If you are residing somewhere that has a bit cooler climate, then growing indoors is your best bet.

If you do decide to grow this strain outdoors, you should be aware of the fact that this strain is particularly susceptible to red spider mite infestations.

Be sure to download my free Grow Bible if you haven’t already. I’ll go into more detail on how to grow your favorite marijuana.

Germination

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Germination of Blue Dream should be just as effective as other strains, and perhaps even more reliable than most. To germinate seed, you can use the watercup method; paper towel method or the rock wool cube method and should have good success.

After germination, the seeds should do well when they are moved to soil (or your non-soil medium, depending on what you’ve chosen), as they root quickly and grow quickly, as well.

Transplanting

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Whether it’s a clone or another type of transplant, you can rest easy knowing that your Blue Dream marijuana plants will root very quickly and reliably. Blue Dream roots are a marijuana grower’s dream. In terms of an ideal strain to clone and transplant, Blue Dream makes the top of the list.

Growing

Blue Dream plants can grow very large. Therefore, during the vegetative phase, it’s important to be ready to employ topping and training techniques, unless you want the plants to grow to extremely tall heights. Most growers do not, however, because this is not ideal for an indoor setup. You can expect Blue Dream to grow swiftly and efficiently, so make sure you are closely monitoring your plants during the vegetation phase.

Some specific advice for Blue Dream marijuana growers is to stake the plants after just two weeks of growth to allow it to grow to its fullest potential. This, in combination with topping and training, will help mold the plants into bushy, highly productive ‘trees.’

Blue Dream plants use up a lot of nutrients. Don’’t be shy about feeding them; although if you are new, still be cautious when it comes to giving your plants nutrients. Nitrogen is specifically used up more quickly than the others. They also use a lot of water, so take that into consideration.

Flowering

Blue Dream marijuana plants take between nine and ten weeks for their flowering phase. This isn’t that long, and one of the best things about this period is its natural resistance to mildew. This makes it low-risk to grow (and to flower), which is highly relevant for the average grower.

Harvesting

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For outdoor grown the strain, harvesting should be done in October, after the 9-10 week flowering period. If you are growing indoors, you can control the ‘seasons’ with your lighting.

Harvesting of Blue Dream is one of the best parts. You can expect to get around two pounds of weed per every 1000 Watt light in your indoor grow setup. Not only is it a high yielding plant, but it is also consistently high yielding. This makes it an excellent plant for beginners and veterans alike; each time you grow it, you can expect big results at harvest-time.

 

About Robert Bergman

Robert Bergman is the founder of ILoveGrowingMarijuana.com and is the author of the Marijuana Grow Bible.

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Published at Wed, 04 Jan 2017 09:37:12 +0000