Can You Name All of These Gardening Tools from an Image?

By: Jody Mabry

Can You Name All of These Gardening Tools from an Image?
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About This Quiz

Agriculture domestication was first started tens of thousands of years ago and surprisingly civilizations across the world began domesticating seeds around the same time. The first plants to be cultivated were grains such as barley, wheat and rice. Of course, now, there are thousands of seeds and crops produced around the world. While much of the vegetables and fruits are produced on large farms and plantations, one common feeling ingrained in people is the need to sow the land. 

There is no doubt that you have had the urge to have your own garden. From seed to stalk, there is something special about producing your own food from a small garden. Surprisingly, a small eight-foot square garden will produce enough food to feed your family. But, if you tend to be more aggressive, you can always go for something much bigger. 

But, do you know which tools you will need for the job? Can you identify those tools from an image? Well, this quiz is here to test your gardening wits. Can you identify a hoe from a loop hoe? Or, do you know the different uses of various shovels and rakes? Is a cultivator used at the beginning or the end of a growing season? 

Buckle up those overalls and see how much you really know about that garden you've been dreaming about. 

Pitch Fork Which gardening tool is in this image?
Leaf blower
Garden belt
Pitchfork
Used primarily to toss hay around, the pitchfork has a long handle with several long spikes that grab material, like cut grass or hay. Watch your toes when stabbing this baby toward the ground.
Leaf bag

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Flexible Scoop Which gardening tool is in this image?
Garden scoop
The scoop is good for moving dirt, small rock or scooping your litter box! Use this tool in the garden to plant bulbs as well.
Hand hoe
Loppers
Pruners

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Yard Brush Which gardening tool is in this image?
Leaf rake
Yard brush
Used like a broom, the yard brush has a bottom that is narrower and more compact than a garage broom. It has rough, flexible bristles that can whisk away anything you don't want!
Cultivator
Potting soil

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Weed Whacker Which gardening tool is in this image?
Work boots
Garden gloves
Weed whacker
The weed whacker is a great tool for cutting down grass or brush, especially in hard-to-reach places or steep hills that mowers cannot access. Generally gas powered, the spinning head has a tough string that cuts weeds, brush and grass efficiently.
Pruner

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Wheel Barrow Which gardening tool is in this image?
Weeder
Lawnmower
Garden scissors
Wheelbarrow
The primary tool to move material from point A to point B, the wheelbarrow consists of a wheel and axle, a big bucket and two handles. The wheelbarrow is an entirely necessary tool for a large garden.

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Round Mouth Shovel Which gardening tool is in this image?
Plant labels
Clay plant pots
Potting soil
Round mouth shovel
Why is this tool called a round mouth shovel? Take a look at the blade part of it. It's more rounded than a regular shovel. It's a great everyday shovel, to be used for digging and for moving materials.

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Wood Chipper Which gardening tool is in this image?
Wood chipper
Great for turning smaller branches into wood chips for the garden. A wood chipper is ideal when doing any tree removal projects.
Weed mat
Mini trowel
Dutch hoe

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Gardening Knife Which gardening tool is in this image?
Gardening knife
This special knife can be used in many gardening applications. With a flatter, wider blade than the traditional table knife, the gardening knife may have a serrated edge to aid when weeding or cutting plants.
Sprinkler
Rake
Lawnmower

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Toothed Garden Rake Which gardening tool is in this image?
Leaf rake
Toothed garden rake
Toothed garden rakes are an aggressive style of rake, best for moving sand on the golf course or larger material like rocks. Not ideal for leaves, the toothed garden rake has a long handle and metal rake end.
Loppers
Edger

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Hand Trowel Which gardening tool is in this image?
Hoe
Hand trowel
This tool is great for hand digging in the garden. The hand trowel fits in any tool belt or bag. The sharp small shovel end cuts through the dirt and preps the earth for planting.
Loppers
Shovel

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Pruner Which gardening tool is in this image?
Shovel
Pruner
Pruners are like heavy-duty scissors with very long handles. The extra length provides leverage, for greater cutting power.
Garden gloves
Loppers

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Fertilizer Which gardening tool is in this image?
Hand trowel
Pruners
Dutch hoe
Fertilizer
Use this gardening product when you want to enhance the growth of your plants, indoors or outdoors. With many different variations and strengths, fertilizer can make or break your garden’s production yields.

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Post-hole Digger Which gardening tool is in this image?
Post hole digger
Are you installing posts? Using a post hole digger will make the process much easier! Just push the two handles together, thrust it into the soil, pull the two handles outward, then bring up the soil.
Tool sharpener
Fertilizer
Work boots

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Weeder Which gardening tool is in this image?
Weeder
This tool has a hand grip that's connected to a metal spike with a split prong at the end. The weeder’s split prong is good for grabbing plants and weeds and ripping them up to the surface for removal.
Rake
Hand hoe
Leaf collector

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Garden Containers Which gardening tool is in this image?
Compost bin
Garden containers
Have you wanted to start a garden but feel you don't have the space? Try a micro-garden! Pick up some garden containers and your favorite flowers, herbs or veggies, then plant away!
Fertilizers
Plant labels

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Garden gloves Which gardening tool is in this image?
Garden belt
Fertilizer
Garden gloves
Use these when you want to protect the delicate skin on your hands when laboring in the garden. Gardening gloves are an essential tool for your gardening adventures.
Hand trowel

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Weed cover Which gardening tool is in this image?
Sprinkler
Weed mat
Weed cover
A weed cover, also known as weed fabric, is useful for places you want to preserve for planting but aren't quite ready to actually plant in yet. It's a great alternative to black plastic, crushed stone and organic mulches.
Trowel

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Plastic frost protection bags Which gardening tool is in this image?
Plant labels
Plastic frost protection bags
Do you know which plants are most prone to dying from frost? Potted plants, soft woods and currently blooming plants are likely to die when the frost comes. Protect your beloved flora by using these protection bags.
Garden hods
Leaf bags

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Secateurs Which gardening tool is in this image?
Rake
Secateurs
Secateurs - or pruning shears - are a fancy pruning tool that you can easily use with just one hand. They are tough enough for outdoor plants, yet compact enough for indoor trimming.
Cultivator
Post hole digger

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Plant Labels Which gardening tool is in this image?
Plant labels
An unassuming but valuable asset, the plant label is a great way to make sure your garden is organized and identifiable. Plant labels are a great way to make sure you pick the right veggies!
Wheelbarrow
Garden hose
Loppers

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Cultivator Which gardening tool is in this image?
Disc harrow
For larger gardens, the disc harrow is used to till up the soil and break apart weeds and last year's remnants. The disc harrow can also be used to prepare trenches before planting seeds and small plants.
Leaf rake
Garden hose
Potting bench

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Garden Apron Which gardening tool is in this image?
Gardening apron
Protect your nice duds when wearing your gardening apron. Some aprons come with pockets to hold hand tools or other small items. The garden tool can save some real coin if you care about your clothes!
Rake
Shovel
Shears

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Watering Can Which gardening tool is in this image?
Hose nozzle
Garden gloves
Watering can
The watering can is a basic necessity, especially if you have a large garden and no sprinkler system. It is also useful for making indoor plant watering efficient and easy.
Garden scissors

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Manure Spreader Which gardening tool is in this image?
Manure spreader
Manure is considered one of the best fertilizers used to improve plant production. It is made primarily from animal dung and may also be mixed with a variety of soils and mulched vegetation. Manure spreaders apply an even coat of manure across fields.
Barn
Seeds
Chain

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Tiller Which gardening tool is in this image?
Leaf blower
Tiller
This tiller consists of a long handle at one end and several rotating digging wheels or spikes that break apart the earth. Some versions may also have a fixed set of prongs that dig and a T-handle on the other end to twist the earth apart.
Lawnmower
Loppers

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Loop Hoe Which gardening tool is in this image?
Pruners
Sprinkler
Loop hoe
This tool is used to remove weeds or stir up soil. A loop hoe has a long handle with a metal loop at the other end that aids the user in tilling the earth to a specific depth and soil consistency.
Pruning saw

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Axe Which gardening tool is in this image?
Hand trowel
Axe
The classic tool for cutting wood or chopping down trees, the axe has a sharp metal head that slices into the wood like a knife into butter. The other end is a wooden or fiberglass handle that the user grips and swings. Make sure you spread your feet apart and practice basic safety when using this tool.
Hand cultivator
Pruner holster

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Hydroponics Which gardening tool is in this image?
Combine
Grain cart
Leather work gloves
Hydroponics
Hydroponics is an alternative farming system where a farmer grows plants in a water nutrient solution as opposed growing the plants in the soil. While there are several positives to hydroponics, the main benefit is the ability to grow plants without taking up valuable field real estate which becomes more valuable as traditional farms are slowly disappearing.

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Planting pots Which gardening tool is in this image?
Planting pots
Terra-cotta pots are a time-honored favorite. For the eco-friendly gardener, try biodegradable planting pots. Some common biodegradable pots are Jiffy-Strips, Western Pulp and fiber.
Plant labels
Garden cart
Pitchfork

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Pickup Truck Which gardening tool is in this image?
Leather work gloves
Pickup truck
A pickup truck is a popular choice for many farmers' vehicles. The pickup is used both as a family vehicle as well as a hauling vehicle - both on the farm and long distances. The first pickup - or similar version - is attributed to the Gallon Allsteel Body Company in 1913.
Posthole digger
Back hoe

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Watering Hose Which gardening tool is in this image?
Watering hose
A hose is a great tool for getting precious water to your plants. Coming in variable lengths, it can also be used for clean-up jobs or keeping your puppy entertained!
Gutter wedges
Garden scissors
Snips

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Kneeling Pad Which gardening tool is in this image?
Garden cart
Kneeling pad
Kneeling pads are just for those gardeners with knee problems; they're a great proactive solution for any gardener of any age! Keep your joints young by taking one of these with you next time you're weeding or planting on your knees for extended periods of time.
Dutch hoe
Pitchfork

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Compost Bin Which gardening tool is in this image?
Garden gloves
Potting bench
Pruners
Compost bin
This tool is great for recycling everyday items into usable plant food. The compost bin is an ideal way to let science take its natural course and recycle food waste into fertilizer.

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Tamper Which gardening tool is in this image?
Sprinkler
Garden hose
Pruning saw
Tamper
A gardening tamper is a square of cast iron (or another strong metal) with a long, wooden pole attached to it. If you need one of these, go to your local hardware store and look in the "striking tool" section.

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Twine Which gardening tool is in this image?
Garden belt
Sprinkler
Twine
Used for tying up plants to support stakes, twine is an essential gardening tool. Whether you are securing your start-up plants or reinforcing your fence, twine is key for your garden.
Potting bench

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Seed Trays Which gardening tool is in this image?
Pruning saw
Seed trays
Did you know that the largest seed in the world is that of a palm tree, and it can weigh up to 40 pounds? Don't try to put one of these in your seed tray!
Hand shear
Hand pruner

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Lawnmower Which gardening tool is in this image?
Weed mat
Lawnmower
The lawnmower is certainly the best tool for managing the length of the grass in your yard, ball field or farm. Generally gas powered, the lawnmower can be a simple single blade that you walk behind or a set of multiple spinning cutting blades that the user rides atop of.
Leaf blower
Pruners

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Barn Which gardening tool is in this image?
Tool shed
Baler
Barn
A barn is one of the most symbolic buildings used to identify a farm. A barn is a large building used to store grain, hay or straw as well as provide shelter for livestock. Many barns are equipped with livestock milking stalls, farm-specific workspaces and tool and equipment shops.
Sprayer

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Pickaxe Which gardening tool is in this image?
Garden hoe
Shovel
Pickaxe
The pickaxe is shaped like the letter T; there's a wooden handle on the bottom and a strong metal bar on the top. It is a strong tool that can break apart stone and other hard materials.
Garden belt

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Wooden Stakes Which gardening tool is in this image?
Shovel
Wheelbarrow
Wooden stakes
One end is sharp to drive into the soi; the other is blunt, for hammering. The wooden stake is great for securing weed barriers or underlayment, or for supporting young plants.
Spade

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Draw Hoe Which gardening tool is in this image?
Garden Shears
Trowel
Draw hoe
A draw hoe tills the earth with a steel blade. Consisting of a long handle with a flat, sharpened steel blade at one end, the draw hoe is great for getting the soil ready for planting in the spring.
Weed mat

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Mud Boots Which gardening tool is in this image?
Mini-trowel
Mud boots
These are a must if you are trying to protect your feet for work all day in the garden or on the farm. Mud boots are water resistant, heavily treaded and come up close to the knees.
Trowel
Rolling plant caddy

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Spade Which gardening tool is in this image?
Spade
This is the classic, primary hand digging tool. Consisting of a full length handle and a steel blade, the spade can dig just about anything.
Sprinkler
Rake
Wooden stakes

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Water Nozzle Which gardening tool is in this image?
Water nozzle
A water nozzle attaches to the end of a hose to control the flow of the water spray. The threaded end screws onto the hose to make a watertight seal. The handle is used to control the spray.
Work boots
Loppers
Rock rake

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Water Barrel Which gardening tool is in this image?
Water barrel
A water barrel looks like a large drum and is also called a rain barrel. Planning to catch a lot of rain? There's even a 1,000-gallon size!
Weed mat
Spade
Leaf rake

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Sprinkler Which gardening tool is in this image?
Water nozzle
Loppers
Sprinkler
Used to water plants in a larger area or garden, a sprinkler connects to the hose and shoots streams of water out and up to cover the area in need of a drink.
Leaf bag

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Leaf Rake Which gardening tool is in this image?
Hand trowel
Rolling plant caddy
Garden hose
Leaf rake
Large and triangular, this rake is perfect for yards or areas with a lot of trees, particularly in the fall. What's not to enjoy about raking huge piles of leaves and jumping in them?

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Flat-bed wagon Which gardening tool is in this image?
Grain cart
Seeds
Flat-bed wagon
A flat-bed wagon can be hauled behind a tractor, truck and even an ATV. These wagons are a popular way to transport large pieces of equipment and machinery.
Rubber boots

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Gardening tool belt Which gardening tool is in this image?
Gardening tool belt
A gardening tool belt is a great way to store the various hand tools needed to get the job done. Coming in various styles and sizes, these belts have lots of pockets and loops to hold all of your tools.
Pruners
Lawnmower
Shears

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Trench Shovel Which gardening tool is in this image?
Trench shovel
The trench shovel has a skinnier, sharper point than the traditional shovel. This blade shape aids the user in “trenching” or ditch digging, by allowing the shovel to operate well below the surface of the soil.
Garden belt
Leaf rake
Compost bin

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