Last Updated on October 27, 2021
EDITOR’S NOTE: We were able to purchase this greenhouse once it arrived in Aldi stores. You can view our full review of the Gardenline Winter Protection Greenhouse here.
It’s unusual to see Aldi sell gardening products during the fall, but in October of 2021, that’s just what’s happening.
Aldi sells plenty of limited-time green thumb accessories in the spring and summer under its private label Gardenline. These include stacking planters, wooden raised planters, mini raised planters, plant caddies, plant stands, and even tumbling composters. Aldi has even sold a variety of Gardenline greenhouses, ranging from 4-tier greenhouses to walk-in greenhouses to drop-over greenhouses.
This fall, Aldi is offering a new greenhouse I’ve never seen before: a winter protection greenhouse.
What We Know:
The Gardenline Winter Protection Greenhouse cost $29.99 at the time of publication. As mentioned above, this is the first time Aldi has ever sold a greenhouse intended to be used during the winter.
Here’s more info on the winter greenhouse:
- Can be used to protect plants against pests and weather
- Cone-shaped to prevent snow pooling
- Ideal for terraces, balconies, and small gardens
- Use as a regular greenhouse the rest of the year
- Features a reinforced cover with powder-coated steel frame
- Measures 5.25′ x 5.25′ x 5′
- No tools required for assembly
- Comes with a three-year warranty
This is a fairly large greenhouse, measuring just over 5 feet in diameter. It has a larger footprint than any other greenhouse Aldi has sold — bigger even than the Gardenline Walk-In Greenhouse, which has a footprint of 4.7 x 2.4 feet. One difference with this winter greenhouse is that it doesn’t have shelving, so it’s going to be protecting plants that are either planted in the ground or in pots on the ground; you don’t have vertical growing space here.
What We Don’t Know:
This winter protection greenhouse has not yet hit my local store shelves, so I don’t know how well it works. To say I’m curious is an understatement. This greenhouse uses a simple plastic tarp over a frame, like most of the other greenhouses Aldi has sold, and I know how cold those other greenhouses can get in my Midwestern garden during the spring before temperatures have consistently warmed.
So I’m eager to see how well this winter protection greenhouse performs, and to see if it comes with any suggestions for what kinds of plants to grow inside it. Is it possible it’s primarily intended for cool-weather crops like greens or broccoli? If I can get my hands on one of these greenhouses soon, I plan to buy it and put it through the paces so I can write a full review. Wish me luck.
Do you have experience with the Gardenline Winter Protection Greenhouse? Share your thoughts in the comments below.