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I got a nice DM yesterday asking why irrigate chickpeas (they're usually dryland) & how do growers determine when their crops need water, we water for a couple of reasons.... ImageImageImageImage
2/ Photosynthesis is the process by which plants make energy to grow, it requires 🌞, πŸ’¦ & carbon dioxide. This year without sufficient rainfall for a good soil moisture profile the fields were watered up prior to planting to ensure good germination, otherwise dry patches πŸ‘€πŸ‘‡ Image
3/ For plants to able to efficiently transfer nutrients through the plant or to absorb nutrients from the soil or air they need to be able to access sufficient water from their root system.
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#Venus has strong associations with bubbles, because they bring joy, pleasure, and excitement, and are frequently used to mark happy occasions.
They are a literal representation of #effervescence, which is a #Venusian feature, and are often paired with #sugar (ruled by Venus), as in #soda, or used in #alcoholic beverages, which reduce social inhibitions and can stir the libidinal instincts.
For those reasons, #Venus is associated with #champagne, mineral water, and #bubbly drinks of all variety. They, along with #greentea, make great Venus #offerings.
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Centuries ago, like now, there were hostels, posadas or taverns where food was served in exchange for money, as in a thermopolium in Rome (snack-bar) where we, readers of @LRB @TwitterBooks @nytimes @NewYorker @washingtonpost, would often go
After the #fall of the #Roman #Empire in these businesses food was served in shared tables and consisted of a fixed menu, according to what was already prepared. Even the nobility, like celebrities today, would frequent when traveling.
But, when did the concept and business of restaurants truly begin?
It began with Paracelsus (1493-1541), a brilliant Swiss physician who modernized medicine with rational clinical judgment and changed the way we eat in the #Western #world.
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