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Re: What's the Best Way to Heat a Small Greenhouse?

I just wrapped my 12x20 screened back porch (3 sides screened) with heavy plastic to make a winter home for ficus, hibiscus, etc that summer outside here in south Georgia. There is no insulation and it faces north so some heating is required. There is a brick fireplace with chimney in the middle of the interior wall. I'm not good at building fires so don't want to depend on that source. I did wonder if it would work to position a high output heat lamp so that it would heat that brick mass which would then radiate into surrounding space? Has anyone tried something like that? Worst case, I can open my back door and let my house heat pump do the work but I hate to think of the power bill with that. Total novice so ANY advice is appreciated.