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  • Nutrient Deficiencies: How to Spot Them

    Many people assume when their plants wilt or shrivel up that the problem comes from an issue with light, pests, or the amount of water they are receiving. While these causes may be the case in some situations, many times the issues are actually caused by nutrient deficiencies.
  • Upcycled Pots

    Looking to save some money while decorating your house? Stop buying new pots! Instead, look around your house for these common objects that you can refurbish and use to hold your plants. 
  • Our Purpose

    Today, the world is suffering from unprecedented levels of water pollution. Run off from farms and other waste is wreaking havoc on our lakes, rivers, oceans, and ponds to the point of creating completely dead zones, and every we summer we see it get worse. This is our motivation at NRU; through nutrient upcycling and sustainable nutrient management, we promote the long-term benefit of communities and the environment.
  • Propagation: Let's Cut to the Chase

    Propagation is a technique used to grow new plants out of older, healthier ones. As the seasons change, you may want to take cuttings from some of ...
  • The Dorm Room Dilemma

    Because everyone deserves a little greenery in their home - no matter the size of it.
  • Repurpose our Packaging

    Expand the lifespan of our glass jars, paper tubes, and kraft wadding by trying out some of these ideas for repurposing!
  • Performing a transPLANT

    The transition from summer to fall brings a lot of new beginnings: a new school year, the start of sweater season, the leaves start changing. But it also means your outdoor plants will start struggling to keep up with the temperature drops.
  • Light, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Healthy Houseplants

    Understanding what light level your plants need will help prevent damage and enhance their growth. With some research, you can find what type of light your plants need. But what do commonly-used light level terms really mean?
  • You should be bottom watering. Here's why.

    Bottom watering might seem like just a trend in gardening. However, it is an extremely beneficial way to nurture your houseplants while also protecting them from harm. 
  • Sustainable Swaps

    Sustainable living practices spread well beyond the garden. Try to incorporate these ten easy swaps in your day-to-day lifestyle to save resources and money!
  • Fresh Recipes for Summer

    Nothing says summer like foods cooked with your own fresh veggies and herbs! Check out these 10 recipes to get the most out of summer living.
  • Plant Nutrients 101

    Sun, water, carbon dioxide… all a plant needs in order to thrive, right? Well, not quite.