Science Can't Explain Everything!

 


Article by: Judy Williams

You will know that if you have spent at least some time reflecting on the world around you, some things cannot be explained in purely scientific terms. Armies of scientists and researchers swarm in labs around the world trying to take the mystery out of every bit of wonder we witness.

What is it that attracts us to a future partner? Scientists will say...tiny, odour sensors in our noses!

What causes shimmering lights , Getting Rid of Standing Water in Your Yard in the night sky? Scientists say...sun spots affecting the earth's electromagnetic field.

It is true (I guess) that those things come about due to some sort of cause and effect from physical laws we have devised.

But it takes so much of the magic and mystery out of our lives.

Maybe it's a sunspot...but can I see a sunspot and predict the result? No I can't...All I can see is the mystery and beauty of the results. Can't I just spend some time enjoying the wonder of it?

If I managed to see my future partner across a crowded room , Gardening: Plants and Gardens and feel an instant 'twinge' does it make it any less magic? Is it wortrel="nofollow" hreflecting on how, despite being born at opposite ends of the earth, , Permanently Remove Green Pool Algae we found ourselves in the same place , How To Ensure Early Bulbs Bloom, Year After Year and time at a random event that saw two worlds collide? I think it is. Because no event is a result of just one other event. It is always a combination of physical law and mysterious circumstance.

So is it so surprising that we can divine mysterious things in our gardens?

Take the case of companion planting, particularly in a vegetable garden. , Deck Swing Buying and Assembling Tips Companion planting is when the health and yields of particular plants , Growing and Harvesting Rose Hips can be improved by planting specific other plants , The Art Of Landscaping Your Garden near them. For instance, peas love being near beans, corn, , Flower Delivery carrots and cucumbers, but really hate being near onions. Potatoes enjoy the company of beans, peas and cabbage but are unhappy near tomatoes. , How to Select a Really Good Water Hose

Any number of botanists will tell you that there are 'reasons' for this. Some attract the sort of bugs another needs, some have a scent that disturbs the progress of others. But wait a second...doesn't this sound just a little bit like personality?

Is it not possible that some plants , Landscaping - A Recreational Activity for Kids just generally get along better with others because... what? They get what they need from them? They enjoy their company? Sound like another species you might be familiar with??

Companion planting is not considered 'scientific' because the results are not consistent and not always provable. Companion guidelines are based on observation and anecdote. Some combinations work better in the northern hemisphere than the southern hemisphere (True! Well, at least, anecdotally it's true). Some plants , Deck Swing Buying and Assembling Tips react contrary to expectations. But could that be due to something else??

The difference between male, female and neutral plants , The Most Essential Gardening Equipment can be startling. You will know yourself , Flower Delivery that sometimes, two plants , Landscaping - A Recreational Activity for Kids started at the same time or from the same magnificent parent plant , Gardening Vertically: Fad, Emerging Frontier or Long-Overlooked Art Form will turn out completely differently. So now, not only do we have to contend with personality, we have to contend with the sex of a plant. , How Bat Houses Can Improve Your Backyard Experience

I know what you're thinking. Well, I think I know what you're thinking...how do you tell the sex of a plant? It's very unscientific, but so far, pretty reliable in its results. Hold a pendulum over the plant. , Deck Swing Buying and Assembling Tips This can be a needle on a thread, a seashell on fishing tackle, a necklace, whatever. The pendulum will move of it's own accord to indicate the sex of the plant. , Permanently Remove Green Pool Algae

Try it. The really healthy , Pond Spitters Are The Perfect Way To Accentuate Your Pond With Style plants will be female (positive). They will make the pendulum move in a clockwise circle over the top of it. The male (negative) plant , A Few Things About Flowers will make the pendulum move from side to side. If the pendulum doesn't move at all, the plant , Suet Facts and Tips is neutral or the soil , Teak Patio Furniture is lifeless. Forget it. Nothing is going to come out of that.

It's called dowsing and is the same method that has people finding water , How To Ensure Early Bulbs Bloom, Year After Year using a Y shaped pointed stick. Scientific? Nope. Does that mean it doesn't work? Not at all.

So here we are with two startling propositions. That your vegetable plants , Hydroponics Gardening - An Introduction To Hydroponics Gardening For Beginners (Part 1) Starting Out have both a sex and a personality that will determine at least in part, how they turn out despite your input. Geez, that's starting to sound a lot like my kids! (who will turn out very different from me, despite the magnificent parenting stock!!)

What does it mean for you as a gardener? The same thing it means for you as a parent.

Nurture your plants. , The Art Of Landscaping Your Garden Give them everything you think they will need to succeed.

Read advice , Small Garden Bridges You'll Love To Cross! books as required, but understand that observation will be your best guide.

Do not despair. Do not give up. It's about the journey, not the destination.

Understand that not all things can be understood. Sometimes, it's just the wonder of nature. , Permanently Remove Green Pool Algae Enjoy yourself. , Snakes - They're Not as Slithery as Some People I Know!
Judy Williams (http://www.no-dig-vegetablegarden.com) splits her time between being a big time media executive and alternative lifestyle earth , Front Yard Landscaping Ideas - How To Plant And Care For Shrubs mother. This accurately reflects her split 'Gemini' nature. , How To Ensure Early Bulbs Bloom, Year After Year She refuses to give up on the notion she can have it all.

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