Ecothrive – Charge – 1 Litre
- 100% Organic — Approved by the Soil Association
- Packed with microorganisms, micronutrients & rhizosphere bacteria
- Rapid results & easy to apply (thanks to sandy texture)
- Increases nutrient availability and cycling
- Can be used as a growth-boosting foliar spray (mix with water first)
- Promotes a healthy biological presence in the growing media, improving nutrient cycling and availability
- Contains naturally occurring activators of a plants immune response, elevating defence against diseases
- Easy to apply thanks to a user-friendly sandy texture
Ecothrive Charge is a 100% naturally-produced potting soil enhancer that confers a whole host of biological benefits to your plants. Composed entirely from the droppings of beetles, this premium grade ‘frass’ is packed full of beneficial microorganisms and natural plant growth catalysts. Ecothrive Charge will stimulate robust plants growth, improve root zone conditions and create vigorous high yielding plants.
Ecothrive Charge is very easy to work with – mix it with your growing medium at a rate of around 1-2% of the total volume – or 10ml – 20ml per litre. If your soil is pre-fertilised with a high level of nutrients, keep to the 1% mark to avoid over-fertilising. Charge continues to release nutrients for around 3-4 weeks.
3-4 weeks after the initial treatment, you can then ‘top dress’ containers by sprinkling Charge over the substrate at a rate of 0.75g – 1.5g per litre of medium. That’s one 20ml to 40ml scoop per 10 litre container.
Ecothrive Charge can also be administered as a foliar feed, mixed at a rate of 1-2g per litre of water or as compost tea (again, mixed at a rate of 1-2g per litre of water). In both cases, you should ideally use dechlorinated water, or at the very least, leave your tap water in a container to stand overnight before use.
Conversions: 1 Teaspoon = 5mL | 1 Tablespoon = 15 mL | 1 Ounce = 30mL | 1 Cup = 240 mL
Charged VS. Uncharged – The Facts
Premium grade insect frass
Composed entirely from the droppings of beetles, Ecothrive Charge is 100% naturally produced.
Bursting with beneficial biology
Chock-a-block full of beneficial microorganisms to ‘Charge’ your potting mix for improved root zone conditions.
Long lasting organic nutrition
Charge boosts the fertility of your potting mix by adding a balance of long-lasting primary nutrients.
Contains naturally occurring activators of plants’ immune response, boosting growth rate and resistance against disease.
Ecothrive Charge is a natural product that’s produced from the castings of mealworms, otherwise referred to as beetle larvae excrement or ‘frass’. Though it sounds unappealing to humans, to plants this stuff is pure gold. It contains a good level of slow-release macronutrients (NPK 3:2:3) that will accelerate growth and improve overall plant vigour, as well as a magical ingredient called chitin. Chitin is commonly found in the cell walls of insects, and it triggers a kind of ‘fight or flight’ style response from plants that stimulates their natural defence systems. The effects are, quite simply, staggering.
Charge has gained a huge following among horticultural experts and enthusiasts and has even been instrumental in producing numerous competition winning crops
What is frass?
Insect Frass has the added benefit of acting as a natural bio-pesticide/ biological defence. Insect Frass contains high concentrations of Chitin (pronounced “Kite-in”). When plants sense chitin concentration in the vicinity, they respond as if they are being infested and eaten by insects. The presence of chitin triggers an “auto-immune” response in plants causing the plant to defend itself from pests and pathogens. Plants begin to protect itself by strengthening its cell walls, producing more chute biomass (stalk and leaf material), and excreting secondary metabolites to ward off pests and pathogens. As a natural bio-pesticide Chitin and chitosan has been recognized to help defend plants against botrytis (grey mold), powdery mildew, early and late blight, fungal pathogens in the root zone (root rot) and root-feeding nematodes.
What is Chitin?
Chitin is a naturally occurring molecule (Poly-N-acetyl-D-glucosamine). Structurally, chitin is related to cellulose, which consists of long chains of glucose molecules linked to each other. Chitin is present in the shells of all crustaceans and insects, and in many fungi, algae, and yeast.
Insect Frass is an outstanding organic fertilizer for amending soils and/ or nourishing potted plants. Low in sodium and chloride, this water-soluble nutrient source can be used in a variety of ways, including as a hydroponic additive, a compost tea extract or as a foliar spray.
“Been using this the last year alongside Ecothrive Biosys and have had amazing results, I wouldn’t grow a plant without it now!”
“Noticed growth in plants with in a couple of days I have been growing for about 63 years and I must say in that time I have never seen the results so quick as using charge I give it a thumbs up and also a first class firm to deal with thanks jim”
“ I did a side by side test after the guys at GTP Hydro recommended it to me I must say this defo works well I was at least 20% up on yield I also used mykos with charge witch seemed to complement charge well. Thanks for the good advice“
Ecothrive offers natural, organic products centred around promoting beneficial soil biology, improving plant health and increasing yields.
Ecothrive products are used by both professional growers and hobby gardeners to build an assortment of microorganisms in the root zone. It’s all about providing long term benefits and truly enhancing plant growth. We are proud to have all our products manufactured in the UK, with all components sourced as locally as possible.
Ecothrive products are manufactured by Hopcrop Ltd.