Last Updated on June 19, 2022
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EDITOR’S NOTE: Read our full review of this mini drop-over greenhouse here. Aldi sold this mini drop-over greenhouse again in June of 2022 for $19.99. If you’re looking for information on the Aldi Gardenline Winter Protection Greenhouse, click here.
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.
In August of 2021, Aldi added another greenhouse to the mix: a miniature version of the drop-over greenhouse.
What We Know:
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.