The Bling revels in sweet funk. Take or leave it, it’s like inhaling a skunk after he binged an entire berry patch. You may be surprised to learn that publications once proclaimed The Bling “the next big thing” since you may not have heard of it until today. Building off a unique White Widow strain, specifically a clone-only variety from Colorado, the grower known only as Monk capitalized on its potency by breeding in some Legends Ultimate Indica. The result may no longer be the next big thing, but it might be your evening’s big thing right friggin’ now.
This strain was hailed as one of the “next big things” in 2008 by High Times, but never really seemed to catch on to the level that many expected. Regardless of the hype that came with the strain’s creation, it is a very quality indica-dominant hybrid that packs a heavy dose of sedative potency.
- Breeder: Humboldt Seed Company/Happy Dreams Farms
- Genetics: Humboldt Frost x Reserve OG x Humboldt Gelato
- Indica/Sativa: 75% 25%
- Type: Indica Hybrid
- Smell: Gassy but also sweet and floral with hints of lime
- Flavors: Alpha-Pinene, Myrcene, Limonene
- Appearance: Silver/Green with hints of purples
- Effects: Potent and intense, more ethereal than sedative
This cannabis is a result of a collaboration between Humboldt Seed Company and Happy Dreams Farm. The lineage represents a crossing of Humboldt Frost, Reserve OG, and Humboldt Gelato. Before searching for seeds, it’s necessary to know about another strain called Bling. The names sound very similar, but in fact, they are two different strains.
The kush contains an average THC level ranging between 20% and 25%. On top of its potency, it can also induce cough, so it may not be the best option to start with for novices.
With White Widow as a mom, it shouldn’t surprise you that The Bling is more than blinged out with a blanket of crystal trichomes. The nugs are a dusty green with flashes of neon. Even while still on the plant, they have the faint aroma of acrid fruit, sweet and skunky and pungent.
Appearance. Aroma. Taste
The Bling has a smoke cloud that fills the room with a thick smell of fruit and musk. Those who like their strains hashy-sweet will love The Bling, though we wouldn’t recommend it for people with sensitive sinuses. If you can resist the urge to cough, The Bling makes a sweet nighttime companion that’ll send your mind places. To sleep, mostly.
Bling has an interesting sweet-meets-putrid fruity smell, which gains a musky sharpness when ground or broken up. Bling has an interesting sweet-meets-putrid fruity smell, which gains a musky sharpness when ground or broken up.
Hashy and lightly sweet, it has an expansive and thick smoke which can definitely cause some coughing. Hashy and lightly sweet, it has an expansive and thick smoke which can definitely cause some coughing.
This weed introduces itself with an odor that combines gassy, sweet citrus, and floral aromas. After smoking, it discloses a sweet taste of earth, pines, and lemon, resembling tropical fruits.
The Bling Type of High and Effects
This strain makes a great fix for people who suffer from insomnia. It’ll sink you deep into a munchy, relaxing lethargy in no time. At first, you’ll be wide awake, alert, ready to go … to your couch, to sink into skunky slumber near your snacks, far away from the stresses of your workday, relationships, and other anxieties.
With its high potency, the cannabis strain delivers a relatively fast-constructing high, providing a shot of euphoria, increasing focus, and elevating the mood. Another advantage is that despite its Indica-dominant genetics, there are very few cases of couch-locks. The most common effects are:
Bling cannabis strain’s high is the perfect thing to settle you into the evening. Mind-body relaxation ensues with a bundle of energy before launching you into a decent case of couch-lock, and heavy lethargy and munchies.
You won’t go to sleep immediately – The Bling will actually give you a boost of energy at first – but your eyelids will get heavy before long, coerced by the thick cloud of fruity musk to ignore the fact that you’ve been an insomniac up until now.
What are the Medical Benefits of The Bling?
- THC: 20 – 25%
- CBD: 0.24 – 0.8%
- CBC: 0.15 – 0.5%
- CBG: 0.45 – 0.85%
- CBN: 0.08 – 0.24%
- THCV: 0.31 – 0.69%
Anxiety, stress, and depression will be managed down by taking this strain. In relieving the pain from chronic pain and headaches, this strain is best in giving. Hence, if having trouble sleeping at night, then taking this would get you in quick sleep as it cures insomnia.
Negative Effects You Can Expect from The Bling
Dry eyes or irritated eyes, anxiousness, dry mouth or cottonmouth, and dizziness would be felt by consuming this strain.
How to Grow The Bling?
- Flowering time: 58-64 Days
- Harvest time: 69-76 Days
- Yield indoor: 2-4 oz/ft2
- Yield outdoor: 4-6 oz/ft2
- Height indoor: 30-60 Inches
- Height outdoor: 30-60 Inches
- Grow difficulty: Moderate
- Flowering type: Autoflowering
There are available offers for The Bling seeds purchase on the Internet. It’s possible to cultivate the plant indoors or outdoors. The plant doesn’t require much experience to grow it and attracts with a row of pleasant advantages:
- Very Productive
- Pest/Mold Resistant
If growing outdoors, the high time to harvest is in the middle of October. On the other hand, when growing indoors, the flowering cycle takes approximately 60 days.
Growing The Bling hybrid can be indoor or in an outdoor setting. Thus, growing this strain is best in outdoor settings as it gives the natural sunny climate that will help the strain giving its best yield, height, aroma, and flavor. Growers should give the proper amount of water but not give too much as it may kill the plant.
Today, a 19% THC high may not break the seed bank, but The Bling can get you to sleep regardless. If you can stand the taste of putrid fruit, musk and berry, and not cough from the thick cloud of smoke, The Bling is a great nighttime buddy to have after a long workday. If you’re a grower, you’ll be able to see the strain’s namesake: the clusters of White Widow crystals that cloak the plant in frost. If not, you may never know why it’s called that. You’ll just assume it’s because it makes you feel like money.