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VFT Dormancy Question

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So I have a bunch of those death cube VFTs (and one S. purpurea) that I bought from grocery stores. They are inside currently, under grow lights. I live in zone 7 and am unsure where to put them for dormancy later this year. I have an attached garage, but there is no window, so no sunlight. This site says I can put them in a mini greenhouse outside to protect from cold, but the only place I can put it is a covered porch that faces North that gets no sun. Will this be okay? What do you guys and gals suggest?
 
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VFTs will be fine overwintering outside in zone 7 but they may need a little bit of protection. I'm in zone 6b and I get through winter by mulching all of my temperate carnivores with a thick layer of pine needles. Where I live, the temperature drops below freezing pretty regularly in winter and the plants enter a deep dormancy where photosynthesis isn't really necessary. The bigger threat in my area is not low temperatures, but allowing the soil to dry out and exposure to desiccating winds.
 
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Okay so they'll be fine on my back porch then, so long as I protect them? It gets pretty windy here too, but the porch should be protected from that.
 
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