Blue Dream, the sativa hybrid day dream wonder.

Blue Dream is a strain that has a sweat blueberry aroma. Blue Dream is a cross between Blueberry and Haze strains. It was originally created around 2003 in Santa Cruz, California. But the earlier discovery of Blue Dream comes from Afghani, Thai and Mexican strains.

Blue Dream is a clone-only strain. If anyone tries to create their own Blue Dream by crossing Blueberry seeds with Haze seeds, then it wouldn’t come out exactly as Blue Dream. There are a lot of copy-cat variants of Blue Dream but it is not Blue Dream. Blue Dream is so popular it produced $49 million in sales for Washington, Oregon and Colorado in 2016. Celebrity Tommy Chong loves Blue Dream and uses it for his designer cannabis products.

Blue Dream helps combat bacteria like MRSA.

Blue Dreams terpenes are strong in alpha-pinene, a useful antibiotic and bronchodilator. This strain can open a patient’s airways to help them breath a bit. In a 2008 study, it was discovered that marijuana can stop MRSA. The team of British and Italian researchers say that cannabis is some of the most powerful antibiotics on earth. Specifically strains like Blue Dream that have high antioxidant terpenes.

It gives its users a feeling of euphoria without the heavy couch locking effect. Blue Dream is a popular daytime remedy because it doesn’t put consumers to sleep, but it helps people relax. This strain also inspires creativity and a great feeling of euphoric high.

Blue Dream’s dominant qualities create the feelings of happiness, relaxed and uplifted. It also gives consumers the munchies. Patients use it to combat stress, depression and pain. For those dealing with ADD/ADHD, anxiety, bipolar disorder, migraines and PTSD this is a great strain. Dry mouth, dry eyes and paranoia are a few of the negative side effects of Blue Dream.

Blue Dream is a super commercialized strain, and is easily obtainable. Blue Dream can be found in many dispensaries around the US. But for those who want to try and grow it themselves, Blue Dream is an easy to grow greenhouse strain. Even though Blue Dream is primarily a clone-only strain, it is so popular that the clippings can be easily found.

Blue Dream does better in soil and needs lots of space because it grows very tall. This unique sativa’s THC count tests high at an average of 25%. The CBD count tests lower at about 2%. It will flower in 55-70 days by mid-October producing about 7 ounces of buds per plant. This strain also grows best in Mediterranean climates that are similar to tropical and arid environments. When growing outdoors, cultivators should be aware that spider mites love Blue Dream.

Beware of spider mites and other pests.

Spider mites create a thick, white webbing that completely covers cannabis colas. These tiny little pests can take over cannabis plants quickly and easily. A female spider mite can lay 20 eggs per day and they hatch within 4 days.

A clean growing environment is essential but sometimes spider mites still get through. Use safe contact sprays with low pH balance (lvl. 3-4). Contact sprays stay outside of the foliage and don't enter the plant's system. It will also not affect the soils pH balance. Multiple spray treatments are often necessary to kill all the spider mites, larvae and eggs.

Other mites to look for are aphids and fungus gnats. Aphids are tiny yellow winged pests that are commonly found underneath cannabis leaves. Like spider mites, aphid infestations occur rapidly. A good indicator of the start of an aphid infestation is the yellow coloring and wilting of cannabis leaves.

Aphids also create other problems because their feces attract ants and they introduce viruses from near-by plants. There are safe to use chemicals in the market that help kill aphids. Ladybugs and parasitic wasps help get rid of aphids too.

Fungus gnats are little black bugs that hang around soil and the lower part of the cannabis plant. Fungus gnats damage roots and reduce soil drainage. Females lay eggs in the first few inches of soil. The best method of preventing fungus gnat infestation is by keeping the top soil as dry as possible. Other growers cover the top layer of soil with a cloth. It is recommended that screens on windows and keeping doors closed assist in preventing fungus gnats from invading cannabis gardens.

Bryce Sampson

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