Blue Velvet Strain Review
Blue Velvet is the kind of strain anyone can take a bite off – literally and figuratively. Its blueberry punch makes it an ideal sweetener in edibles, but what makes this the universal go-to of choice is the flawless balance of Sativa and Indica experience.
Cannabis connoisseurs can credit all compliments to DJ Short, the breeder behind this well-put variant. The cerebral sugar rush is due to Purple Thai, which brings an elevating quality that leaves users intoxicated with euphoria. Before it reaches a mental overdrive, Afghani’s Indica influence comes into the mix with a pacifying intent. This balance offers not only a fruity flavor but also a refreshing buzz that showers both body and mind.
|Blue Velvet Strain Quick Facts|
|Genetic Lineage||Purple Thai x Afghani|
|THC %||18% to 22%|
|Flowering Period||7 to 9 weeks / Late September to mid- October|
|Average Yield||300 g/sqm / 300 g/plant|
Without a shread of doubt, its remarkable lineage of two cannabis giants truly shines through in what can only be described as an exquisite blend of power and finesse.
Odors and Flavors
Blue Velvet has a sweet and sour fragrance that permeates throughout the room once a bag of its buds are opened. It is quite intense, but the subtle hint of pine adds a deeper bite to its profile. Once lit, the smoke is smooth and bursts into the full flavors of freshly-picked blueberries in the palate. An enjoyable herb for the kitchen, a dash or two of this will serve as an excellent component for edibles.
The onset begins with a cerebral boost that clears the head and lifts users in a gentle high. By putting people in a positive mood, it brings a fit of giggles that hint at its suitability for use in a social gathering like a chill hangout after work. This replaces the sour and even bitter taste one has in the mouth from yesterday’s stress or going through a problem. Indeed, it is one that puts back the zest in life with its sweet smoke.
The same mental clarity also boosts productivity. Not only are users completely focused on tasks, but also engaged through natural curiosity as it tickles the mind with free-flowing thoughts. Its euphoric buzz also inspires a surge in creativity.
As the high progresses, the Indica traits kick in with a subtle soothing buzz encompassing users. Although intense, it is kept at bay by the initial head high that continues to stimulate the mind and the rest of the body. For this reason, it is a great wake-and-bake strain that
Due to Blue Velvet’s soothing effects, its adverse effects tend to be mild but ever present. Users may feel parched as the body’s natural ability to produce moisture is restricted. A dry mouth and eyes will likely result so having refreshments within an arm’s reach is recommended to alleviate the slight discomfort it may bring.
Biting off more than one can chew can induce anxiety along with a headache and a temporary dizziness. It could also cause some people to feel paranoid. As such, users should take it slow during a session.
Medical Use and Benefits
Great for the social introvert as well as perfect for patients in need of a mental reprieve, Blue Velvet is a great alternative to prescription medication. Not to mention, it is also more enjoyable and delicious.
Blue Velvet stimulates happy hormones and successfully uplifts the mood throughout the day. Chronic stress can be reduced and replaced with gentle euphoria as it calms a racing mind. The dessert-like ganja also acts like food for thought as it eases long-sufferers of depression, anxiety, PTSD, and other mental health issues.
The mental stimulation extends to the gastrointestinal tract as well. Stomachs grumble as the urge to eat grows stronger. For this reason, the strain is a source of comfort to patients suffering from cachexia or eating disorders like anorexia who have been without an appetite due to medicine or health problems.
The herb also has analgesic qualities as a result of its high THC. It numbs and relieves pains caused by muscular contractions, cramps, and spasms. As its soothing effects continue to intensify, users experience freedom from the shackles of exhaustion or fatigue.
Growing Blue Velvet
Blue Velvet is prized for its ease in indoor cultivation as it adopts a short stature and strong structure. Indeed, this union is one that is fit for beginners. Not to mention, it is a sight to behold as the nugs display green and purple hues at maturity and are topped with a glittering crown of resin.
Its short height and thin foliage make pruning or trimming a quick and easy feat. Apart from improving the circulation of air and light in the lower nodes, removing broad fan leaves or dead branches helps distribute nutrients better to healthier parts of the plant. At the same time, it also helps create an even canopy. Growers can also choose to cultivate its seeds in either a hydroponics or soil medium to improve growth and ensures high-quality buds. Just two things to remember, the latter will produce an impressive terpene profile while the former hastens the growing process.
It also works exceptionally well with a Sea of Green setup, which takes advantage of its compact structure by placing it closer together, under a 600 to 1000 watts HPS. Provided, of course, that it is given proper ventilation as it can sometimes harbor in between its leaves and buds which, if left unattended, can develop into mold or mildew. Apart from that, there is not much face time needed. One can reap an average of 300 grams of sticky buds per square meter in just 7 to 9 weeks of flowering.
This plant loves to bask under the sun and embrace the great outdoors. Considerably hardy, the herb can also perform just as well in the northern hemisphere as it has an innate ability to withstand colder temperatures. Still, it is best to protect the plant from harsher weather, where the frost might fall due to an early winter or a late fall, with a temporary enclosing. Growers can harvest prime yields of 300 grams per plant should it be harvested under optimal conditions between the last week of September to the second or third week of October.
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