The taste is similar to the scent, and if your goal is pure relaxation, this is the strain for you. Keep reading to learn more about this unique strain in our growing guide for Blueberry Kush. 1 – Should I Grow Blueberry Kush Indoors or Outdoors? It is a tricky strain to grow regardless, but you need experience and lots of time on your hands if you want to grow Blueberry Kush outside . It needs plenty of sunshine, and close monitoring is essential because it is a hungry plant.
If you grow outdoors, your crop could be ready for harvest by the end of September, but don’t be surprised if it is closer to the end of October. If you grow indoors, a hydroponics setup will work best. Its flowering time is 8-10 weeks, and its yield is just 7 ounces per square meter. On the plus side, you get to witness the birth of a glorious plant. Early on, you should see red and purple colors, but as it gets older, the plant will begin to showcase its stunning array of blues. As Blueberry Kush seldom grows above 40 inches, it is ideal for indoor growing. As Blueberry Kush is almost 100% Indica, it grows short and stocky. As a result, you need to prune plants occasionally to ensure there is enough airflow getting to all areas of the plant.
Otherwise, there is a risk of mold growing on the plants and causing havoc. The most common types are powdery mildew and bud rot, also known as Botrytis . As the name suggests, powdery mildew is white, and it appears on the leaves of your plant; it almost appears as if snow has fallen on them. If left unchecked, the mildew inhibits photosynthesis and causes your crop to die from lack of energy. Bud rot tends to begin at the base of the stem and is hard to spot. If small leaves of the cola begin to wither and dry out, it is a possible sign. Once it reaches an advanced stage, you will see black specks on the mold. Aside from cool temperatures and stagnant air, there is a third major reason why bud rot and powdery mildew occur. When growing Blueberry Kush, make sure the temperature in your grow room remains between 68- and 80-degrees Fahrenheit. As for humidity, the dense foliage of this strain and its genetic makeup mean it prefers low humidity . Keep your Blueberry Kush seedlings or clones in a room with a humidity level of 70%. Reduce it to 55-60% during the vegetative stage and ensure temperatures stay between 70 and 80 degrees in the day, and no lower than 65 degrees at night. By the flowering stage, this strain only needs a humidity level of 40% to thrive. Once again, the temperature range is all important. As humidity falls, you can boost the temperature if you wish, but don’t exceed 80 degrees. Blueberry Kush thrives in a hydroponics setup which involves the use of an inert medium such as Rockwool instead of soil. If you go down this route, make sure you purchase a kit that includes everything you need. A lot of growers see great results when placing individual pots in a larger water system. Add an air hose, air pump, and air stone to aerate the water. When air bubbles are created and popped, they ensure your inert material remains moist and gives your weed the nutrients it needs. Popular hydroponics systems include Ebb and Flow, Deep Water Culture, Continuous Flow, and Drip Irrigation. No matter what materials or set up you end up using, the beginning of the set-up is more or less the same. The most important thing is to sterilize all materials to kill bacteria. You can do it using rubbing alcohol, peroxide, and water.
Don’t use the materials until they are sterilized or else you risk pathogens entering and ruining your crop. As a rule of thumb, keep the pH of the soil between 6.0 and 6.8.
If you have a hydroponics system, controlling the pH is even more important as you need to keep it in the 5.5 to 6.5 range; although experts now believe that a 5.5 to 5.8 range is best for hydroponics.