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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 

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Topic starter Posted : May 13, 2021 8:32 am
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@buster2704 👍

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 

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and these 

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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 

good luck 

 

Time to pop some more beans 😗

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@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 

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@chillbert on more thing too do you add all the additives every feed ? Thanks 

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@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)

 

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@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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@chillbert ok thanks for the ill save that to refer to later on haha thank you 

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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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@chillbert great information! I have just made my own soil that is cooking ATM with the life cycle product. Now I'm going to go look at your grow diary.

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Mind if I ask here @chillbert as it’s kind of relevant, what are the differences between ‘charge’ and ‘life cycle’ ? 

which do you use/prefer as a top dress? 

 

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@rufio hi bro

charge is insect frass (shit) and provides a low npk feed but mainly aimed at feeding microbes present in your soil 

The soil amendment is to add back the all of nutrients lost throughout each grow so the soils nutrition content is replenished and the soil doesn’t run out of food the plants want / need 

both can be used as a top dress, or mixed into soil before reuse 

if pot size is big enough a top dress less likely to be required (ie 45L as they recommend!)

the charge can also be watered in 

hope this makes sense 

Time to pop some more beans 😗

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Hi mate, I've just completed my first grow with Ecothrive, the soil was brilliant, I ammended the soil twice (before flipping to 12/12 and 4 weeks into 12/12) other than that it was just add water and watch em grow! Soil drained well, and the girls needed watering every few days on average. 

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Posted : July 25, 2021 8:28 am
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@leo-stile hi mate that good to no! What did you amend with? And are you planning on using that soil again ? 

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@buster2704 you can reamend with life cycle which is made by same company and designed for that purpose:

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Or can also mix your own following a super soil recipe like @Temple Grower's or Clackamas Coot's or @Hart's

The life cycle is hard to beat price-wise even when mixing your own, depending on how local / cheap you can source the ingredients or suitable replacements,

hope this helps a bit

regenerating soil is a great way forward 

good luck bro

 

Time to pop some more beans 😗

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Posted : July 25, 2021 10:27 am
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@chillbert I have life cycle and have top dressed once maybe twice now sure but when you harvest do you literally just mix some life cycle and charge in and then your ready to go again ? I also give them some biosys tea once a week too 

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