Life-Cycle

The Ultimate Organic Soil Amendment

  • Easy to use and extremely versatile
  • Natural and organic
  • Consistently high yields and improved flavour profiles
  • No more bags of spent growing media to deal with
  • Massive reduction in per crop cycle costs due to growing media re-use 
  • Allows soil potting mixes to be reused again and again
  • Adds a broad spectrum of premium organic nutrition and beneficial microbiology
  • Provides a tactical boost at any time during growth or bloom as an easy-to-use top dressing
Size: Life-Cycle 250g

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Rapid Soil Rejuvenation:

Life-Cycle is designed to quickly restore depleted soils, making it ready for replanting faster than ever. This rapid rejuvenation process means your garden can continue to thrive without interruption.

Organically Sourced Ingredients:

Life-Cycle is formulated using only the finest organic inputs, ensuring that every application enriches your soil with natural, plant-friendly nutrients. Our commitment to premium quality organic ingredients is at the centre of everything we do.

Versatile and Convenient:

Whether you're using our Eco-Life potting soil or any other soil and coco-based mix, Life-Cycle seamlessly blends in to deliver vital nutrients, revitalising your growing media with minimal effort.

Economical and Efficient:

Say goodbye to the chore of disposing of spent growing media! By allowing for the reuse of the same soil across multiple growing cycles, you not only save on the time and cost of new soil and disposal but also help to reduce environmental waste.

Rapid Soil Rejuvenation:

Life-Cycle is designed to quickly restore depleted soils, making it ready for replanting faster than ever. This rapid rejuvenation process means your garden can continue to thrive without interruption.

Organically Sourced Ingredients:

Life-Cycle is formulated using only the finest organic inputs, ensuring that every application enriches your soil with natural, plant-friendly nutrients. Our commitment to premium quality organic ingredients is at the centre of everything we do.

Versatile and Convenient:

Whether you're using our Eco-Life potting soil or any other soil and coco-based mix, Life-Cycle seamlessly blends in to deliver vital nutrients, revitalising your growing media with minimal effort.

Economical and Efficient:

Say goodbye to the chore of disposing of spent growing media! By allowing for the reuse of the same soil across multiple growing cycles, you not only save on the time and cost of new soil and disposal but also help to reduce environmental waste.

Why Ecothrive Life-Cycle Stands Out

Keep on growing with Life-Cycle—our carefully formulated, balanced organic soil amendment designed to replenish tired and depleted soils at the end of each growing cycle. Life-Cycle replenishes your soil with a diverse blend of essential nutrients and minerals so that it is ready to use again and again! 

Life-Cycle essentially frees growers from the regular expense of buying new bags of growing media and the chore of disposal. Simply blend Life-Cycle with your existing living soil to reinvigorate it for another growing season! Life-Cycle has been created especially for organic growers using our Eco-Life potting soil—but it’s great for enhancing any soil or coco-based potting mix too. Made from only premium quality, raw, dry ingredients, Life-Cycle gives you a simple way to quickly remediate your old potting mix, enabling you to keep on growing and blooming.

What's in Life-Cycle?

Mealworm Frass (Ecothrive Charge):Our flagship product, Charge, is renowned for its ability to boost levels of nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium. It serves as an excellent source of beneficial microbes. This natural and ecological product significantly enhances the primary nutrients in your soil mix. Additionally, mealworm frass contains fragments of mealworm skins and other body parts, providing a rich source of chitin. This helps stimulate the plant immune response and strengthen defences.

Neem: Neem acts as a powerful enhancer of soil fertility, thanks largely to its capacity as a nutrient accumulator. With roots that extend deep into the soil, neem accesses nutrients beyond the reach of other plants. It is abundant in nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, calcium and magnesium. Another significant benefit of neem is its ability to protect against soil pests and pathogens.

Premium Seaweed Meal: Often referred to as "green gold," our seaweed meal comes exclusively from the highly-prized species, Ascophyllum nodosum. It boasts over 60 trace elements, making it a phenomenal natural soil amendment. This meal enriches your plants with a luxurious nutritional diet, enhanced by natural plant growth hormones such as cytokinins, auxins and gibberellins. These hormones aid in cell division, nutrient mobility and rapid root development.

Gypsum: Gypsum is essential for enhancing aroma, flavour development and overall health in fast-growing plants. It improves soil structure by enhancing water penetration and reducing water logging, thus conditioning your soil for better plant growth.

Insect Meal: Our ecologically-sourced alternative to crustacean meal, insect meal, has a very low sodium content, making it an ideal amendment for living soil. Rich in amino acids, nitrogen and phosphorus, it provides excellent nutrition for plants and enriches soil biology. Insect meal is a sustainable choice, sourced from black soldier fly larvae reared on controlled food waste streams.

Rock Phosphate: Rock phosphate provides a slow-release source of phosphorus, a critical nutrient incorporated into our Eco-Life mix to enhance soil biology and nutrient delivery to plants. Phosphorus is crucial for root development, vegetative growth and the production of fruits and flowers.

Basalt Rock Dust: Known as the "magic ingredient," basalt rock dust supplies essential trace minerals and silica, vital for optimal plant health and vigour. These elements are the building blocks of enzymes, proteins and various metabolites, while silica promotes robust plant structure capable of supporting substantial yields.

Humic and Fulvic Acids: Derived from the natural decomposition of ancient vegetation, humic and fulvic acids are abundant in humus. These compounds are highly effective in chelating nutrients, facilitating easier uptake by plants. They also play a pivotal role in stimulating microbial activity and enhancing both plant health and root growth.

How To use

Make Your Own Living Soil

Make Your Own Living Soil

  • Light fertility - 300-400g per 50L
  • Moderate fertility - 500-600g per 50L
  • High fertility - 800-1000g per 50L

Mix Life-Cycle with your soil mix using the largest container available to promote a stable, homogenous mix. Adding additional nutrition to soils can sometimes cause an exothermic (heat-producing) reaction—this is all perfectly natural and normal! Allow some time for the soil mix to warm up and cool down before using. Larger volumes of soil (500+L) with a higher dose of amendment will warm up more and may need turning every two to three days for up to two weeks. When making a small batch (50L or so) with a light dose of amendment, this “cooking time” is not always necessary.

When making your own soil mix with Life-Cycle, we recommend using 20-30% high-quality compost or worm castings/vermicompost. This will increase biological diversity and speed up the conversion of organic ingredients into plant-available nutrition.

Used Eco-Life Soil

At the end of the cycle, lightly dust 2-8 tablespoons (30-120g) onto 45-60L of used soil to rejuvenate it. Adding high-quality fresh compost or worm casting at 5% of the pot volume is also recommended. Over multiple cycles, application rates can be reduced.

Top Dress

Lightly dust the surface of each 40-50L pot with 1-2 tablespoons (15-30ml). Water as usual after application. When using fresh Eco-Life soil, top-dress once in late veg-early flower and again 3-4 weeks later. Apply the last top dress 4-5 weeks before harvest.

Make Your Own Living Soil

Make Your Own Living Soil

  • Light fertility - 300-400g per 50L
  • Moderate fertility - 500-600g per 50L
  • High fertility - 800-1000g per 50L

Mix Life-Cycle with your soil mix using the largest container available to promote a stable, homogenous mix. Adding additional nutrition to soils can sometimes cause an exothermic (heat-producing) reaction—this is all perfectly natural and normal! Allow some time for the soil mix to warm up and cool down before using. Larger volumes of soil (500+L) with a higher dose of amendment will warm up more and may need turning every two to three days for up to two weeks. When making a small batch (50L or so) with a light dose of amendment, this “cooking time” is not always necessary.

When making your own soil mix with Life-Cycle, we recommend using 20-30% high-quality compost or worm castings/vermicompost. This will increase biological diversity and speed up the conversion of organic ingredients into plant-available nutrition.

Used Eco-Life Soil

At the end of the cycle, lightly dust 2-8 tablespoons (30-120g) onto 45-60L of used soil to rejuvenate it. Adding high-quality fresh compost or worm casting at 5% of the pot volume is also recommended. Over multiple cycles, application rates can be reduced.

Top Dress

Lightly dust the surface of each 40-50L pot with 1-2 tablespoons (15-30ml). Water as usual after application. When using fresh Eco-Life soil, top-dress once in late veg-early flower and again 3-4 weeks later. Apply the last top dress 4-5 weeks before harvest.

Tips for making your own soil

When making your own soil mix with Life-Cycle, we recommend using 20-30% high-quality compost or worm castings/vermicompost. This will increase biological diversity and speed up the conversion of organic ingredients into plant-available nutrition.

Typical - N/P2O5/K2O/+ Mg/Ca - 2 /4.5 /2.4/ + 1/6

Due to the small degree of inconsistency with natural organic ingredients, the NPK and visual appearance is subject to slight variability.

FAQ

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