As seedlings, make sure you keep the Blue Dream strain in a temperature range of 72 – 78 degrees and a humidity range of 30-50%. You can slightly increase the humidity to around 55% after a few weeks, but this is still below the 70% humidity level recommended for other strains at the beginning of the vegetative stage. By the time you reach flowering, begin to lower the humidity level by 5% per week until it is in the 30-40% range. Blue Dream thrives in warmer conditions, so bump the temperature up to around 80-85 degrees during the flowering stage. When growing indoors, you can adjust the humidity level in a variety of ways.
A humidifier is the easiest option for increasing humidity, and a dehumidifier is the best way to lower the level. Lighting is an essential element of marijuana growth, as it makes a substantial difference in the quality and quantity of the crop. If you are growing Blue Dream outdoors in the right climate, you should have no concerns. Just remember that it will flower in a subtropical or Mediterranean climate in October. As an indoor grower, you can cultivate Blue Dream anytime as long as you have the right temperature, humidity, and light settings in your grow room. New growers often forget that it’s the darkness that makes all the difference in a plant’s growth cycle. The length of time that you expose Blue Dream to complete darkness will dictate when it transitions from vegetative to flowering stage. As a rule of thumb, your Blue Dream seedlings should receive 16-24 hours of light, and clones need 18-24 hours a day.
During the vegetative stage, make sure your plants are on an 18-6 light schedule, which changes to 12-12 during flowering. Your Blue Dream plants will not start to flower until you routinely expose them to the 12 hours of light, 12 hours of dark schedule. At this point, they respond as if the fall season is about to come and enters the flowering stage. If you don’t provide adequate light, your Blue Dream plants will begin stretching upwards in a desperate search for blue light. This results in slender plants that lead to a small harvest. As a result, we recommend using grow lights with a full spectrum of UV rays. Poor lighting choices include high-pressure sodium (HPS) lights, as they don’t have the correct level of blue light (they only possess a maximum of 4% – one-third of the minimum requirement of 12%). 7 – Wait 9-10 Weeks for Blue Dream to Flower Indoors. Assuming you are growing Blue Dream indoors, you’ll want to wait 9-10 weeks for it to flower if you want the best possible harvest. Once your seeds germinate, transfer them to a small pot with a suitable growing medium. Make sure you store them in a room with the correct humidity, temperature, and lighting levels. Be careful not to overwater the plant in the early stages. You will know if you’re guilty of this mistake if the leaves turn a pale or yellowish color. If this happens, put a fan on them to stop water stagnation and carefully mist or lightly water the plants until their leaves return to a healthy color. In most cases, your Blue Dream plant should be ready for the flowering stage after 8-9 weeks of total growth. As we mentioned in tip #6, you must change the light cycle so that you expose the plants to 12 hours of light and 12 hours of complete darkness. After a couple of weeks, the buds should begin to pop up. After a month of flowering, you can expect THC-laden trichomes to start showing on the buds. You will know that it’s time to harvest when at least 70% of the pistils have turned an orange or light brown color. If you wait too long, all of the pistils will change color, and this impacts the potency. You can err on the side of caution and only harvest when 50% of the pistils switch to the right color, but your Blue Dream nuggets won’t be as potent. It is a delicate balancing act, and will probably take a few growth cycles to get right. There is little difference in yield whether you grow Blue Dream indoors or outdoors.
It is capable of producing an incredible 15-21 ounces per square meter indoors. We have heard of growers generating over 20 ounces per plant outdoors too. prices, you are looking at up to $9,000 worth of Blue Dream if you dedicate an entire square meter to the plant. Once your plants are ready to harvest, it is time to cut them down. Please remember that Blue Dream is a tall and large plant, which means it is likely to be extremely bushy. As a result, you’ll probably have to spend a significant amount of time trimming it before the drying and curing processes. If you’re in a rush to enjoy the fruits of your labor, you can dry and cure Blue Dream for a much shorter period than with many other strains. It is not unusual to spend just eight days drying and seven days curing.
Admittedly, you will enjoy a much stronger, more flavorful experience if you wait a few weeks, but you’ll still enjoy the relaxing yet energizing effect, which ultimately transitions into euphoria. The Blue Dream marijuana strain is one of the biggest sellers in Colorado, California, and Washington, and has been the #1 seller in several states over the last few years. The main problem, coincidentally, with Blue Dream is its popularity – it is mass-produced to the point where it can suffer terribly in quality. Follow the tips above, and you should enjoy a bountiful harvest. Once you have trimmed, dried and cured it, use Blue Dream to boost your level of creativity because it is one of the best strains around for those seeking inspiration.