Currently, a photo period Big Blue can only be grown using regular seeds, which tend to be easily sourced and less expensive than feminized or autoflowering varieties. They also offer more genetic diversity, which can be beneficial for growers looking to create new strains or select for specific traits. On the downside, regular seeds tend to have a 50/50 chance of producing males, which can be undesirable for growers who are only interested in females for their buds. For growers who are willing to put in the extra effort, regular cannabis seeds can be a great way to get started in the world of cultivation.
While still not available in feminized seeds, Big Blue is relatively straightforward to grow. This breed will produce small, dense plants thanks to the genetics of Blueberry and Northern Lights. It can be grown indoors or out, but be aware that it has a strong scent. To minimize the overpowering odor and keep your growing operation undetectable, you’ll need to get some filters and some serious ventilation. Otherwise, you’ll be informing all your neighbors that you are growing mouthwatering weed at home.
Indoors, you have the opportunity to set the optimal environment for Big Blue, which gives you the highest chance of a high-quality harvest of sticky buds. A temperature range of 18-26 degrees Celsius and low humidity are ideal.The flowering time for this strain is only 7 weeks.
You might expect a larger harvest outdoors, but controlling the stench is more difficult. We recommend keeping the cannabis plants as far away as possible and growing them alongside aromatic companion plants. It’s also best to protect them from the rain and other outdoor elements, or at least grow them in pots so they can be moved in case of weather changes. Foliar sprays for mildew prevention can keep your plants healthy. You can start harvesting by late September to early October in the northern hemisphere to protect your plants from fall’s chill and the first frost.
Growers have the option to grow Big Blue using soil or hydroponic systems. However, the latter is becoming the preferred medium for many cannabis cultivators due to its ease of nutrient control and better nutrient uptake in plants. To maximize yield, CalMag and nitrogen should also be added. It’s critical to cut away any excess vegetation at the lower foliage to ensure that more energy is utilized in developing the flowers. This also improves light exposure and airflow, preventing moisture accumulation.