Question about B Vitamin supplements

Hey all, just curious if anyone knows the reason why B Vitamins aren’t given during the first 2 weeks of flowering. I’ve been using Advanced Nutrients for several years now, but before that I used other brands. One thing they all had in common is B Vitamins is on the schedule for seedling stage, every week of the Veg stage, and flower stage from week 3 until the end.
I always follow the schedule and eliminate it for those first 2 weeks, I’m just hoping someone here might know why!

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I use B52 the entire grow. I had a book about all that information. I’m not sure what I did with it. I’ve actually been looking for it myself.

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I’ve wanted to try that myself, but sometimes I’m too much of a stickler for rules. Maybe I’ll give it to one of my plants for those 2 weeks this run and see if there’s any difference!

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Here’s a good read. I’ve read this same thing from a few Ag research papers.

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Thank you @Gogogadget, that was a good article. I certainly don’t doubt the information or findings on B-1, but I wonder if some of the other vitamins that weren’t part of that study might be beneficial. It certainly seems like the seedlings respond very well to the B-52, I’ve been using it for almost 4 years now. Perhaps it’s a scam, just a small amount of kelp or something else in there could be what’s making them happy, and yet we pay $125.00 a gallon for the rest of the ingredients that might be useless or possibly even detrimental.
Here’s a pic of what’s in B-52 by Advanced Nutrients.

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I just sent a question to Advanced Nutrients about it. Hopefully I’ll get some kind of explanation.

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I only point out the fact that the B vitamins are NONPLANT FOOD ingredients. Just like what we consume, if the vitamins are not from whole food sources, they aren’t assimilated into our bodies in the same way as real food sources… just like plants (but different at the same time)

Natural fertilizers get their nutrients from sources like manure, fish emulsion, kelp, frass, and blood meal. On the other hand, many synthetic fertilizers are derived from man-made compounds like ammonium phosphate and potassium sulfate.

Both are great for different things. Natural and Organic are best suited for soil conditioning where synthetic are usually highly water soluble and taken up very quickly to benefit the plants. Flip side is that synthetic fertilizers could actually damage the natural mycorrhizae that you may have added to the soil (which products like Great White are fantastic but , if you are harming the mycorrhizae with the synthetic ferts, it could possibly also mean you are wasting your money on mycorrhizae.

Great article on mycorrhizaes

Just the :farmer: in me speaking

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I got a reply from Advanced Nutrients about why B Vitamins are off the schedule for the first two weeks of flower.

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