I've actually had flytraps for years, but could never winter them correctly. I tried several times by keeping them in my unheated garage with a sun lamp on a timer. It seemed great at first, but then when I stuck it outside it died. I tried again the next year, and it died. And the year after. I can never winter these things!
I've been reading through this forum and on other websites. I know that one of my problems was water; I was definitely keeping my flytraps way too wet. That's probably the big problem. I also am unable to stick my flytrap in a sunny window, the house I live in is laid out in such a way that there's no table or windowsill to sit them on. I can't even add a table, cuz then I would block a lot of the living space and I don't know if my family would put up with that for very long. So, I'm trying to come up with a creative solution.
My first idea was to winter them outside. However, I live in zone 6, so it can get pretty cold. My idea was to put mulch around the plant, and then cover the whole pot with a see-through storage tub. My thought was that the tub would protect the plant against the wind and snow, and the mulch protect against the rest of the cold.
So my question is, is that a good idea? Or, should I try the unheated garage again now that I know about watering? The sun lamp makes me nervous though, I'm afraid it won't be as good as actual sun and might still kill the plant. These might be stupid questions, but after trying to teach myself how to care for flytraps I've realized that it might be better just to ask for help.
Any help is appreciated, thank you!