Aldi Has a Mini Drop-Over Greenhouse in Time for Fall Planting

Last Updated on October 27, 2021

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If you enjoy gardening, you may have used or considered using a greenhouse to get an earlier start or to prolong the growing season. Greenhouses come in many styles and prices so there is something for everyone, ranging from inexpensive small windowsill greenhouses to large walk-in greenhouses with solid glass or plastic windows and ventilation systems.

Aldi has sold several greenhouses over the past couple of years, including a 4-tier greenhouse, a drop-over greenhouse, and a walk-in greenhouse.

In August of 2021, Aldi added another greenhouse to the mix: a miniature version of the drop-over greenhouse.

What We Know:

Gardenline Mini Drop-Over Greenhouse

The Gardenline Mini Drop-Over Greenhouse (product code 704331) cost $16.99 at the time of publication.

This is an Aldi Find, which means it’s only in stores for a short time and supplies may be limited. (And no, Aldi won’t ship it to you.) This is scheduled to arrive in stores the week of August 18th, 2021.

We don’t yet know much about this greenhouse, but here’s what we do know:

  • Dimensions are 34.64″ x 22.83″ x 32.28″
  • Plants are not included
  • Protects garden from pests and weather
  • Features a powder-coated steel frame
  • Includes a roll-up zip frame for easy plant access

The larger and pricier original dop-over greenhouse Aldi sold in the spring of 2020 and the spring of 2021 measured 4.5′ x 4.5′, so this version is markedly smaller.

The cover for this mini dop-over greenhouse is thin flexible clear plastic with green striping like most of the other greenhouses Aldi has sold, so this isn’t going to allow you to garden year round if you live where it gets very cold during the winter.

It’s interesting that Aldi is selling this later during the summer rather than in the spring with the rest of its gardening lineup. That could possibly be due to product shipping delays many retailers are experiencing these days, but it might also be strategic on Aldi’s part because this greenhouse looks ideal for placing over garden beds to help keep summer plants alive a little longer as we move into fall. It might also be a good option for growing cooler-season veggies such as lettuce, spinach, or peas a little later into the fall.

What We Don’t Know:

We haven’t yet tried this greenhouse, so we don’t know how easily it assembles, how well it works, or if it comes with a warranty. We write posts like this with the goal of providing a place for other Aldi fans to write about their experiences with products.


Do you have experience with the Aldi Gardenline Mini Drop-Over Greenhouse? Share your thoughts in the comments. 

About Rachael

Rachael is the Co-founder of Aldi Reviewer. When she isn't busy shopping at Aldi, she enjoys cooking, gardening, writing gothic romance, and collecting more house plants than she probably should. You can learn more about her at www.rachaelsjohnston.com.

6 Comments

  1. Just purchased and assembled on Tuesday.
    Great quality. Literally the last item that I needed for my fall greens, & peas. I was so happy to find this. Right on time.

  2. Margaret A Fetter

    Is there a way of anchoring it to the ground, so the winds don’t blow it away?

  3. Wilhelmenia Kirnon

    Purchased 2 mini greenhouses in August 2021. Just opened boxes in October 2021. One box had all to complete the other is missing everything and I cannot take back to store. #15483.
    How can I find replacement parts for this item. I love Aldis products but this I the first time everything was missing from package and have no replacement or recovery of purchase.

    • Did it come with a warranty? If it did, you can contact the warranty service provider for a refund. If it doesn’t have a warranty, your best option is going to be to return it to an Aldi store.

  4. I bought 2 back in August, just put them up today. I absolutely love these, I wish I would have bought more. I was unsure since I know how Aldi’s finds can be a hit or miss. This definitely beats the hoop houses I do every year. It was SUPER easy to put together and seems like much better quality than I had anticipated. I will be adding some more velcro to close up the opening more and I used dig-less border stakes (U- shaped) to anchor them down. I will now be on the lookout for similar products elsewhere, the ease of zipping and rolling vs hoop house issues is very appeasing. All around one of my few Aldi’s find purchases that I am actually very please with….so far 😉 I should add I received an extra #5, so if you’re missing one and by chance close to me I will happily give it to you. I am in the Southern Coastal NC area. Happy Fall!!

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