Winterizing a Screened in Porch
For those of you that grow tropicals tender perennials
If I enclosed my south facing front porch in heavy duty plastic would it stay warm enough for most of the winter to keep most of my mature tender plants out there. I had to bring them in so early this year and still have several that need to come in before the snow flies but don't know where I will put them.
I have two Hamelia patens, a Cuphea ignea, Cuphea micropetala, 10 Cuphea schumaniis, 2 Calliandras, 2 shrimp plants, 4 Salvia guaraniticas, 6 baby hesperaloe parvifloras, 2 cape honeysuckles, 4 Pentas and 2 Russelias along with about a dozen cuttings that I started a few weeks ago. I really need a heated greenhouse but that isn't going to happen considering it took 4 years for my DH to finally build the deck out back.