If you browse online, you will find a host of remarkable home remedies, although some are far more effective than others. One solution involves growing tobacco and using it in a spray as an insecticide. If red spider mites are a problem and you don’t want to use a chemical spray, try an all-natural solution by introducing a predator. Ladybugs feast on red spider mites, but will leave your weed alone. If you have a large outdoor grow, you can also invest in a couple of zappers that should take care of any flying pests.
If you like gardening, consider growing a ‘companion’ plant. Examples include marigolds and geraniums that work like a charm to ensure worms and leaf-eating insects stay away. Basil offers a gorgeous smell, and its strong scent works well to keep flies, aphids, and beetles away. Garlic is a natural fungicide that protects your cannabis from disease. While humans usually love the smell of mint, a significant proportion of garden pests hate it! 3 – Ensure Your Blue Dream Gets a Ton of Nutrients, Especially Nitrogen. We have a warning for anyone who wants to grow Blue Dream – be prepared to invest a lot of money in nutrients because this marijuana strain is notorious for its ravenous appetite. One technique used by advanced growers is the addition of mycorrhizae to the seeds.
This fungus attaches to a plant’s roots and mines for nutrients. It feeds your plant and, in return, the Blue Dream provides sugar and other carbohydrates. Another tip involves watering the plants during the vegetative stage using liquid seaweed and molasses mixed with reverse osmosis (RO) water. In general, marijuana plants require fewer nutrients than commonly grown household plants such as tomatoes. If you elect to grow your Blue Dream in soil, you’ll need to invest in nutrients made explicitly for it. If you use high-quality soil, to begin with, though, you’ll need far fewer nutrients. If you decide to grow in a different medium, purchase hydroponic nutrients. As is the case with all marijuana plants, Blue Dream needs nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, calcium, magnesium, and sulfur, with the first three nutrients classified as the most important. Other useful additions include copper, boron, cobalt, silicon, manganese, iron, and zinc. Usually, you would decrease a marijuana plant’s nitrogen level as it moves from the vegetative phase into flowering. However, while most strains will suffer if you continue adding too much nitrogen, Blue Dream thrives because it can consume large amounts of it without burning. Having the right level of nutrients available isn’t enough; you also have to ensure that the root environment’s pH is correct to ensure your plants can absorb the nutrients fully. The simplest way to maintain the ideal pH level is to test your water’s pH after adding the nutrients. Failure to test for pH means your marijuana plants could suffer from nutrient deficiencies. Overall, the best pH when growing Blue Dream marijuana is between 6.0 and 7.0. If you use a hydroponic system, the range drops a little to 5.5 – 6.5. It’s essential to have a small range because different nutrients are absorbed in various pH levels. There are specialized solutions available in stores that help you adjust your growing medium’s pH up or down as necessary. One of the best combinations is imaginatively called “PH Down” or “PH Up.” If you need the pH to fall by 1.0, use 1ml of PH Down per gallon of water. In contrast, the PH Up solution is nowhere near as powerful because you need to add 2-4 ml per gallon of water to increase the pH level by just 1.0. If you are adjusting the pH for the first time, use a smaller amount than outlined above and slowly work your way to the right level. Poor quality water affects your cannabis plant in a variety of ways. If the water you use to feed the plant has the wrong pH level, it will limit the plant’s ability to transport carbohydrates and nutrients. You have an advantage if using soil as your growth medium because the colonies of microorganisms that form in organic growing mediums act as filters and buffers, ensuring the pH remains between 6.5 and 7.0.
In basic terms, humidity is the amount of water vapor in the air, and it plays a crucial role in determining the level of evaporation in marijuana plants. When humidity levels are low, your plants take in more water and nutrition. Like all weed plants, the humidity and temperature requirements for Blue Dream change as it moves through its growth cycle. In the vegetative stage, Blue Dream needs a high level of humidity, but it requires far less as it moves through the flowering stage.
There is a clear relationship between humidity and temperature which all marijuana growers must understand. The percentage of absorbable water is dictated by the temperature. For instance, air takes in 7.2 ml of water at a temperature of 68 degrees Fahrenheit and 100% humidity.