Posts by Christoph Hofstetter, PhD

Companion Planting – Do you know which plants help each other to grow?

Companion Planting – Do you know which plants help each other to grow?

The gardening season is almost here and if you have a garden, you are probably starting to plan what to...

How sustainable are soilless growing systems?

How sustainable are soilless growing systems?

In my previous post I looked at the literature regarding the nutritional content of fruits and vegetables from soilless production...

Quality of produce grown without soil

Quality of produce grown without soil

When we buy fruits and vegetables, sometimes it is not clear whether they come from plants that have ever touched...

Phosphorous in agriculture

Phosphorous in agriculture

Similar to my last post about nitrogen, this post is about another very important plant nutrient Рphosphorous. Phosphorous is known...

Recipe: Raw apple pie (vegan)

Recipe: Raw apple pie (vegan)

Today I am going to share with you an easy recipe for a delicious raw dessert – a raw apple...

Nitrogen fertilization

Nitrogen fertilization

In this post I am going to describe the properties, origin and cycle of nitrogen, a major plant nutrient, making...

Physical benefits of exercise

Physical benefits of exercise

Last week we have shared with you the mental benefits of physical exercise and as promised with this post we...

Introduction to sustainable agriculture

Introduction to sustainable agriculture

Apart from air and water, food represents an important basic need for human survival and therefore its production and access is of vital importance. In contemporary societies, most food is produced by crops and livestock in agricultural systems.