Hi everyone I've been looking at ecothrive soil and wondered if anyone had used it before ? I no someone recomened it off here just wanted people's thoughts. I've been looking for sohum living soil but can't find any stock local to me and all the companies I've found online to deliver are out of stock. I've emailed but no reply thanks
Using it atm and very happy with it
Not yet finished first run yet but plants very happy and am in to mid flower stage ..
You can water only for first run but I use in conjunction with these
Nothing else required and can reuse / re-amend soil after for continued use
(vinegar for pH down optional )
biosis is for microbes / humic acid / biology boosting
charge is insect frass providing low npk boost and food for the microbes
neutralise removes the chloramine and chlorine instantly so you don’t need to let tap water sit 24hrs before use
eco life is the raw form minerals (in cannabis specific ratios) used to replenish nutrients used each grow and as a mid cycle top dress
Personally I will be using these products moving forward and not sohum.
Sohum does do a very good job.
I also make up my own soils using local produce and reference to super soil guides like Temple growers and Harts and clackamas coot.
The amendments can be useful to provide bespoke amendments when you have strains of varying appetites.
This kind of soil works best in a pot of 45L as recommended but you can grow in 25/30L soil but risk running out of food if strain is a hungry one or a long flowering one ..
bigger the better pot size or use some organic liquid feed if needed to finish .. this is exactly the same with sohum btw if you go smaller pot you run the risk of food shortage later in flower
How many plants are you thinking ? In what space and what pot size or bed?
hope this info helps bro
Time to pop some more beans 😗
@chillbert thanks for all that info it has basically answered all the questions a was going to ask you much appreciated. The pot size was basically why I was asking as sohum says a 25 ltr pot but this one says 45l pot. I'm planning on running 4 plants in a 1.2m x 1.2m so I'd need 4 45ltr pots I've just been reading through their downloaded guide that explains how to get most out of their soils. I think I'll go with this one now as it's made in the UK and more places stock it so have no problem buying it. Again much appreciate for the info
@chillbert on more thing too do you add all the additives every feed ? Thanks
No mate... water only all the way if you like first run ..
I add biosys to feed twice in veg and twice in flower
same with charge
top dress with the soil amendment before going to 12/12
all only if I feel the plant will need though... water only all the way is possible too
the sohum I did in 20L soil and was ok but did run out of food at end
2nd sohum I’m doing now has a long flowering sativa and food ran out after 9 weeks in a 25L pot
You can tweak pot sizes etc to suit your set up .... in 4x4 under good leds (400w to 600w) I’d recommend you use at least 120L soil so 4x 30L but more will give you a bigger yield (but more veg time perhaps)
Time to pop some more beans 😗
@buster2704 hi buster I too am using it check out my diary if you like 👍 if you are going to tip it out at the end and it’s your first run of it. You should only need ph’d water about 6.8 is recommended by ecothrive, biosys tea about every 2-3 weeks and maybe the charge about 6 wks in. My ladies are loving it I can’t rate it highly enough!
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@3plantspete cool thanks mate yeah I'll check it out now. I'm guessing you can just reuse this soil again after it's finished by adding some supplements and topping up the soil ?
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