Blue Dream is a pleasurable smoke for many reasons. Thanks to its delicious flavor, users receive its benefits in the tastiest way possible. Growers, too, can have a slice of the action with minimal fuss thanks to these feminized seeds from Homegrown Cannabis. Simple and rewarding to grow, the prize is a huge stash that begs to be shared.
A headliner among West Coast strains, Blue Dream's popularity has spread worldwide. Originally bred in California for medical use, it is said to combat depression and physical pain. Despite its medicinal origins, it has also captured the hearts of recreational users. This variety is a firm favorite in Amsterdam cafes, and in numerous dispensaries.
A hybrid plant, it is a cross between the Indica big gun Blueberry and the Sativa superstar Haze. Another Cali baby, Haze brings a long-lasting, creative, high-energy mental buzz to the mix. Meanwhile, the strain's Blueberry genetics act as the balancing agent. Its relaxing effects modulate the prior's sprightliness.
With two powerful parents, this Sativa-leaning offspring is capable of producing Indica-heavy phenotypes. Growers who get their hands on this strain may find a few varieties with Indica traits. For the most part, though, the variants are Sativa-dominant.
Easy to grow and high-yielding, this plant is a cultivator's dream. Although it requires a little TLC, it repays growers with a bountiful harvest of top-quality weed.
Growing Blue Dream from Feminized Seeds
Blue Dream isn't as tall as many Sativa giants, but is larger than traditional Indica plants. At roughly 5 feet tall, it doesn't require much space. It is vulnerable to red spider mite attacks, though, so constant monitoring is a must.
A beautiful specimen in every way, Blue Dream has massive colas covered in trichome-rich buds. Its flaming amber pistils grow longer than most cannabis variants. And, when exposed to chilly conditions, its foliage takes on a deep plum hue.
When grown in an indoor setup, Blue Dream flowers for up to 10 weeks. Along with ample TLC, the use of soil or hydroponics paired with SOG will boost its yield. This is the ideal growing method, and it can easily lead to a harvest up to 1.9 ounces per square foot.
Blue Dream is a bit of a challenge to grow outdoors, but it is possible to do so. Growing the plant al fresco style means gardeners must be willing to give it even more attention. This strain needs a lot of protection from extreme weather changes and, as mentioned earlier, from mites.
Like most marijuana strains, this enchantress loves Mediterranean and subtropical climates. In these quintessential cannabis paradises, up to 24.7 ounces of fresh buds per plant is achievable. It is also possible to get good results in northern areas, as long as conditions are optimal. Find a spot with access to a good deal of sun, away from harsh winds. Also, be ready to harvest by late September to early October.
Fragrance and Flavor
Blue Dream descends from a proud lineage. As it flowers, the plant spreads the distinct scent of both of its parents. Earthy like Haze, while also capturing the fruitiness of Blueberry, this weed is a dream come true for the senses. Even before it is fully ripe, it makes tokers drool in anticipation.
When lit up, the smoke carries a sweet vanilla fragrance. In the mouth, it delivers a whole load of surprises. There's the fruity sweetness of blueberry and other berries, all intertwined with soothing herbal essence. It is very much like enjoying a basket of fresh fruits while sipping a hot tea infused with vanilla.
Blue Dream is a smooth toke that is unlikely to overwhelm less experienced users. At the same time, it is potent enough to impress veterans. If taken in moderation, it can give a fulfilling high that is strong but not overwhelming.
A great mood-enhancer with a powerful kick, it uplifts the soul with a euphoric cerebral buzz. Perfect for morning use, it awakens the mind and keeps it running with an energetic push. It helps clear the mind of worries and concerns, and enables the creative juices to flow freely.
Smokers remain fully-fueled for hours on end, but are unlikely to become jumpy or agitated. Because Blue Dream has a mellow, relaxing effect, it is entirely possible to remain active but calm.
Excellent for daytime use, Blue Dream can help tokers achieve their weekly goals. Its energizing effect means they can be on the go for hours on end, with their minds running like a well-oiled machine. This is a perfect strain for those who want to exert more to get more. It isn't for dreamers lying around waiting for luck to fall into their laps.
Blue Dream has a few adverse side effects. Users need to watch out for cottonmouth and dry eyes. These are common negative reactions to cannabis use, and almost every kind of strain out there may cause these two discomforts. To avoid them, smoke in moderate dosage and drink plenty of fluids. Also, using an OTC eye lubricant soothes the discomfort of dry eyes.
Moreover, users with low THC tolerance may want to steer clear of Blue Dream. It has a fairly high THC content that can cause dizziness. In a worst-case scenario, it may even lead to paranoia or anxiety.
Blue Dream has wowed the medical cannabis scene since its inception. Originally created for pharmaceutical use, it is all organic with minimal side-effects. It has become the go-to strain for those struggling with chronic pain and mental conditions.
Patients going through depression, anxiety, and PTSD have turned to this variety for relief. Its euphoric high helps to expel negative thoughts and emotions. As it promotes productivity, patients are often able keep themselves busy too. Plus, its vigorous nature may help combat fatigue.
Some people who struggle with chronic pain hold Blue Dream in high regard. It is said to be a useful antidote for the pains and aches caused by the likes of arthritis, migraines, and PMS. A few tokes of this strain may help provide relief, allowing patients to resume their day-to-day functions pain-free.
Cancer patients and those with eating disorders have also spoken highly of this flavorful plant. Its munchie-inducing effect can increase the appetite, and may even stop nausea and vomiting. Under its influence, eating can become an enjoyable experience again. With regular use, weight gain and overall health improvement may also be possible.