Dear Hortense Hoelove,
How does the Pauli Exclusion Principle relate to gardening?
I am so glad you didn’t ask “does the Pauli Exclusion Principle relate to gardening” because then I would have had to answer yes and move on. However, you asked “how”, so I shall tell you.
For us ordinary gardeners, the Pauli Exclusion Principle essentially means “two solid objects cannot be in the same place in the same time”.
It is relevant to gardening in that we should space our plants so that they are given enough room to grow without having to fight another plant for the same space. When plants have to fight for the same space, one plant will lose and one will win.
They simply can’t occupy the same space at the same time.
If they try to grow in the same space, the more vigorous grower will always win.
Time and time again, though, some gardeners place plants so close together that it is as if they think this principle does not apply to their gardens. The arrogance! I suppose they are just so anxious for their gardens to look filled in that they forget to give the plants the space to grow into their own form.
Please, if this is your problem, take into account the Pauli Exclusion Principle and give your plants their own space to grow