I had the great pleasure of meeting Gareth Hopcroft of www.ecothrive.co.uk at Harrogate Autumn Show at the weekend, Gareth as a very good product called 'Charge'
Charge is a 100% naturally-produced potting soil enhancer that offers a wide range of biological benefits to your plants. Charge boosts and prolongs the fertility of your potting mix by adding a balance of long-lasting primary nutrients in a highly available form. Composed entirely from the droppings of beetles, this premium grade poop is packed full of beneficial microorganisms and natural plant growth catalysts. Charge will stimulate robust plant growth, improve root zone conditions and create vigorous high yielding plants. It’s also certified for use in growing organic crops by the Soil Association.
He also as 'Biosys' Biosys contains a unique blend of microbes and natural plant growth stimulants. Easy and quick to mix and use, nothing immediately improves the health of your root zone quite like Biosys.
Biosys is a concentrated powder that you add to water to make what we call a ‘microbe tea’. It contains some quite complex ingredients that work on a few levels. The microbes in Biosys improve root function, increase nutrient and water availability, help with disease prevention, speed up the breakdown organic matter and improve plant growth. These organisms include;
8 Species of Endo mycorrhizal fungi
8 Species of Bacillus
2 Species of Nitrogen fixing bacteria
2 Species of Pseudomonas
2 Species of Trichoderma
He had brought along two giant onions that were grown in just 20 litre Rhizopot fabric, pots in the HOMEbox Ambient Q120 Grow
These were grown under the Philips 315W CDM Lamps they were around 27 inches in circumference and probably weighed around 11lbs , he had acquired the plants in March and planted them in his HOMEbox Ambient Q120 Grow Tent These will no doubt create a lot of interest for those who may want to have a go. I will elaborate more on this article soon ...........I would encourage you to have look at Gareth's excellent products here on his web site www.ecothrive.co.uk