Although Blue Dream would make a fantastic addition to any marijuana garden, it takes experience and skill to ensure its success. For one thing, its amazing aroma attracts pests, specifically red spider mites. This pest feeds on plant sap, sucking it out of the leaves. They spread quickly, so it’s important to stop the infestation in its tracks before the plant becomes permanently damaged. Of course, prevention is better than cure; therefore, the best setting for growing this strain would be indoors.
A controlled environment is much easier to sterilize, but make sure that you maintain the temperature between 18 and 29 degrees Celsius (65 to 85 degrees Fahrenheit). The relative humidity (RH) must be kept between 30% to 50%. At no time should it ever exceed 70%. Either soil or hydroponics is a suitable growing medium, but keep the pH level at 5.5 up to 6.5.
Ensure that your ceiling can accommodate the plant’s tall height. Otherwise, you run the risk of leaf burn if the plants get too close to the grow lights. The best technique to employ to bump up the yield is the Sea of Green (SOG). After 9 to 10 weeks of flowering, you should be able to harvest an impressive 600 grams (21 ounces) of alluring bud per square meter.
If you have no choice but to grow outdoors, the optimal climate is Mediterranean-like with plenty of sunshine. The open space outside is definitely enough room for the plants towering reach, but keep an eye out for spider mite attacks and powdery mildew. The plants shouldn’t stand close to each other – the recommended distance between them is 1 to 1.5 meters. If all goes well, you can expect 600 grams (21 ounces) of usable weed by mid-October.
Feminized seeds will generate the highest yields. In contrast, using regular seeds is a bit trickier. Because they produce an equal number of female and male plants, you should germinate double the number of seeds. Separate the males as early as possible so that they don’t contaminate the flowers, and secure the pollen sacs for future breeding projects if that’s your plan.