First off. Yes, the stuff does smell like someone oppened an old can of ass
I was given 10 tomato sprouts all crowded into just 2 of those little cardboard things... they're meant to hold just 1. They had been "growing" on a window for about 3 weeks. only 1 of them was showing signs of its first real leaves. I mixed about 1/4 (a bit less even) of the recomended amount of that B52 stuff and advanced nutrients PH perfect stuff. I fed them that 1 day (still in crowded cups) they looked much better. The next day I broke up the cardboard thing and took most of the dirt out and put the sprouts in small pots in rockwool cubes (lots of broken roots). Fed them that solution again and put them under T5s. I was expecting most would die. 3 days after I put them under the light the 2 weakest appear they'll die while the other 8 are all starting to show their first leaves.
Don't know if it was the B-52 but i'm gonna keep using it
I use and its worth the price for me....FREE, go to their website and request a free sample and they will send it out to you. I do that with a lot of supplements. I have gotten many free samples by visiting companies websites and sending them a email telling them you are comparing supplements to see what works best for your garden. Most companies will send you out free samples. Try it, whats the worse they say, no we dont offer free samples.
B-52 and Silica Shield will keep your plants strong in adverse conditions. They are the only supplements I use now.
I can't seem to find too much difference between many of the supplements for growing...as for specially formulated for Mj, that is unnecessary selling techniques...You can use tomato food with great results...it is a plant, much like other plants...no need for specially formulated anything...
I apologize for my incessant rambling, but if you are patient there is inner hidden wisdom in most of my posts...Like playing literary "Where's Waldo."--------------- See, it's fun!
We do not recommend applying any nutrients until your plants have developed 3-4 sets of new or true leafs if grown from clones or seedlings. Also, if growing in amended soil, do not apply any nutrients until the plants have used up all the nutrients supplied by the soil. Having said that, here is what we suggest:
Until they develop 3 or 4 sets of new (clones)/true (seedlings) leaves feed them only water. You can foliar spray them with Jumpstart, use application rate suggested on the bottle or 1/4 strength B-52 (1 mL/liter) until then. You can also add 1/4 strength applications of Piranha, Tarantula or Voodoo Juice, to the water that you will use in the root zone.
Week 1 – 300 ppm: Sensi Grow A/B apply @ 1ml/L of part A and part B (2ml in total) + Foliar spray B-52 once per week at the 2ml/L application rate.
Week 2 – 600 ppm: Sensi Grow A/B apply @ 2ml/L + Foliar spray B-52.
Week 3 – 900 ppm: Sensi Grow A/B apply @ 3ml/L + Voodoo Juice at the rate of 2ml/L + Foliar spray B-52.
Week 4 – 1200 ppm: Sensi Grow A/B apply @ 4ml/L + Voodoo Juice + Foliar spray B-52.
If it is necessary to veg your plants for a longer period of time then 4 weeks, continue with the 4th week application rates. Apply voodoo juice for up to three week in a row, to properly inoculate the root zone, after which, you can discontinue the application. Also, we recommend growing your plants in veg until they are about 1/3 of their final finish height, since the plants will put on anywhere from 1/2 - 2/3 more vertical growth in the bloom stage. That is, if you want to finish your plants at 6 feet tall, veg until they are 2 foot.
for flower they do recommend it for week 3 until you flush. i've just never used it as a root zone application after i tried a few runs without it and never saw a difference. besides the fact that it's pretty much common knowledge now that b-1 vitamins really don't aid a plant in the root zone. i've seen a bunch of evidence about it on the forums and the internet. plus there are much cheaper ways to get fulvic and humic acid supplements. besides that all b-52 has is a ton of potassium and vitamin b.
May it be a gimmick? Maybe. But I'm seeing some good results after adding it up to my nutes mix. Next on my list is testing out voodoo juice, which cost waaaay more than B-52
My Nirvana NL first grow:
To the original question, IMHO B-52 is absolutely worth it.
Regarding scooby's earlier question about enzymes, they don't break down everything they come into contact with. Enzymes simply facilitate chemical reactions without being used up in the process. Each enzyme does a particular thing. For example, humans can't digest wood because we lack the enzymes necessary to do so, whereas termites have bacteria and such in their digestive tract that produce those necessary enzymes. So different enzymes do different things. The enzymes in question do not (at least afaik) break down vitamins.