Hi everyone welcome back to the greenhouse.
In Todays video, We are going to talk about Venus-flytraps. To give you guys some tips and tricks about
growing them to make sure you have as much success as I do. Now one of the misconceptions
about growing Venus-flytraps is that there really hard to grow. That is a total misconception
they just need to be grown in the right way. They don’t make good house plants, What you
should begin with them is replicating what they naturally go through in their environment
In that Carolina’s. So in the Carolinas the summers are warm and humid. So they’re gonna
need warmth and humidity for the summertime, in the spring and the fall it cools down just
like everywhere. In the wintertime they’re going to want to go dormant so in the Carolinas
the weather is hovering just around zero. Sometimes a little bit below, sometimes a
little bit above. For December January and February you want to Venus-flytraps to go
through dormancy. If you leave them in the house, or the heated greenhouse just like
here, after one or two years they just gonna start to weather and die. They need torments
in order to gain strength for the following growing season.
Now another thing to look out for here, I have some Venus-flytraps Set out on this table,
Another thing about them is they want No nutrients in their soil. I use the peat and perlite
mix here in the greenhouse And it works very well. So you never want to fertilize a Venus-flytrap
And you naturally want to catch their own bugs or feed them a fly or two every once
a while, do not feed the Venus-flytraps hamburger Or anything like that. Another thing Is notice
is that They are in a tray of water. You want to make sure that Venus flytrap never dries
out, they grow in boggy conditions In the Carolinas. Never allowing these to dry out
is going to be one of the main things that keep these guys healthy.
I have a few different kinds and varieties here, so you can see this guy here.
And this guy here, this guy even has a flower. This is my main colony here in the big pot
this is just original Venus flytraps Cultivators, I have Been growing them for a few years and they
have been really multiplying. It started as one and look how many are in
there now. I like to put them in a deep pot because the
roots do like to go deep down into the soil And it makes it easier for watering.
Anyways guys, with these few tips hopefully you’re going to be able to keep your Venus-flytraps
happy and healthy as well. If you like this video, make sure you hit
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Hi my name is Bob Jaffe I’m the director of
coaching at Dulwich Squash in London. I’m going to talk to you about the equipment you
are going to need, the kits you are going to use on court, the sort of shots you are
going to need to play and how you are going to play them. Choosing your racquet can be
quite an auditing process, as there is such a huge range to choose from in terms of the
many factories and within the many factors – the number of makes and models that they
produce. The weight of the squash racquet is generally
between a hundred and ten to a hundred and sixty grams, with the majority choosing around
about a hundred and forty grams with a slide head, a heavy weight which is the weight in
the head. It gives you a little bit more power. The best way for choosing any product is how
much it will cost you. Try it out first and if you can go to a club
or sport shop where you have that facility, that is definitely the best thing to do. Try
different head sizes, the different balances, the different stiffness, and make sure the
racquet doesn’t get too bugged out. The important thing is to find something that you feel comfortable
with and after having found it within your price pocket, then go for it. As a beginner you shouldn’t need to spend
more than fifty to sixty pound on a good Racquet. Get the end of season lines, which are available
from many factories bearing the shops. During sales time you can very often find yourself
some really great bargains. How To Choose A Squash Racket:”This VideoJug
video show you How To Choose A Squash Racket the weight, the model, the price and it teach
you how you can get the best deal in buying a good Squash Racket with low price and when
you can find it”.
Now, we’re going to talk about grip or, in
other words, the way to hold the racket. So, you never want to hold the racket like a death
grip, like this. You want to take the V in your hand, like your shaking somebody’s hand.
OK. Place the racket into the hand to where this V is right around the top of the grip.
OK. The forehand generally either goes to the top or cheated over a little bit on this
indention here. You see this flat part here and this flat part here. You either want to
be dead on or a little bit over like this. So that, when you hit your forehand, the racket
is straight up and down. At any point, when you’re holding your grip and you check in,
if the strings are face down, that means that means the ball’s going to hit the strings
and it will hit the ground. If it’s too far up, then it’s going to be too high of a shot.
So, that’s the forehand grip. If you want to hit a backhand, you have to switch the
grip over to this flat portion. Now, the V is on this side so that when you hit your
backhand shot, it’s straight up and down. The worst mistake that people make with their
grip, is trying to hit a backhand with their forehand grip. This is the forehand, which
is flat up and down. If I switch it to a backhand, now when I come across, this is going straight
up, I have to adjust that to make it straight up and down. Again, on this flat surface.
Hitting straight in, straight out. That is how you grip your racket.
Okay, in this segment, we just talked about
the topspin forehand, so we’re going to have Darren demonstrate it with a regular tennis
ball and then with the nerf ball. I suggest all players go and get some of these, because
if you’re a beginner, this is the best way to keep it in play, which we will demonstrate
in another segment of this series. But Darren’s going to show us how to hit the topspin forehand
against the wall, and he’s going to hit it at his moderate pace so he can control it.
So Darren, let’s see what you can do here. So you see how he’s brushing up on the ball,
which gives it the topspin, and then he’s moving his feet, so he gets in position to
hit every ball. Okay, that’s pretty good, Darren, let’s try you with the nerf ball now.
So you can see how the nerf ball is a bigger target. It slows the ball down, but it allows
you to work on your stroke, and it allows you to work on your movement. So if you do this as much as you can at home
or at a park, or against the wall at your club, your game will improve faster than just
about anything else you can do.
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The next clip we’re going to show you the
open stance. And when to use this, what kind of ball to use this on and how to recover
there off that. So you’re open stance, you know, the ball is forward on you and if you
have to go forward, you’re not going to use that open stance too much. The open stance
is a very, very popular move these days. You have Venus, Serena you have Federer you have
all the players, sometimes at some point of their, of their point play that use the open
stance. So what Gustavo is going to do is he’s going to show you that open stance, pivoting
with both feet. And this is for a ball that’s a little bit deeper that you’re going to just
to want to, you know, save your, your steps and not have too many. Here we go. See how
his right foot plants out? He loads up, very important. Right, right foot plants out, loads
up. Look at Gustavo looking good with that. Very nice right there. That open stance, we’ll
show you that again. So he loads out with that right foot and then right in there. Good.
So he’s pivoting with both feet as well. And he’s stays basically in that same spot, he’s
not transferring forward, he’s not moving back too early. He’s finishing shot, his shot
before he comes back in the middle again.
In this clip we’re going to talk to you about
where to return serve. We’re going to talk about the singles return to serve first. We
showed you how to do it and how to move and how to swing at the ball but now we’re going
to show you where a, where your target should be or high percentage of targets but notice
I’ve made more of a half circle right here in the middle of the court. A very good high
percentage shot to, to actually start off this way and actually throughout the mat to
be able to hit this single because you’re, you’re forcing that back a lot of times. You
take them out of the picture that way plus you have, it’s going to be hard to miss wide.
You might miss it long if anything but it’s going to be really hard to miss wide, you
know, you’re not going for the corners. So the idea is to just give yourself more room
and also be able to push your opponent back and kind of neutralize the point a little
bit. So watch what Gustavo does right here, he’s going down the middle and that shot is,
real hard for him to miss. Very high percentage return now in the middle it’s a really good
drill, ok look at that, beautiful, right there again and if I’m in the court look what happens
now I’m rushed and I’m being pushed back with the shot. That’s what a lot of players will
do is they’ll kind of stand in the court and then they’re, when you get that deep ball
back there they’re a little bit surprised and then you can get a short ball off of that.
So again, same thing, whether you’re on the deuce or the add side down the middle, ok?
Very, very high percentage play, your next high percentage play in singles might be cross
court but no less high percentage play would be down the line. It’s a little bit riskier
because you’re going over the high part of the net. Now I’m going to show you for doubles
real quick, the idea in doubles is just to keep yourself getting to the feet of your
cross court opponent. So for example if I served and we’re playing doubles, I’m going
to hit this one to Gustavo, I’m coming in serving volley he’s going to want to get to
my feet. If he does that now I have to volley up and that makes it a little bit tough for
me. Just a very good play, you’re always safe if you get it low in doubles if you get to
the feet of your opponent double. Right here my feet he made me half volley possibly his
opponent or his partner can cross on that one or he’s going to have an easier shot but
it’s a lot better than if he does this and floats it to me. Wink, wink not quite a floater
but you get the idea so, the idea is just try to get in doubles low to the feet cross
court more often than not and occasionally down the line to keep your opponent a little
more off balance.