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

By: Jody Mabry
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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. 

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

Great for turning smaller branches into wood chips for the garden. A wood chipper is ideal when doing any tree removal projects.

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.

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.

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.

Pruners are like heavy-duty scissors with very long handles. The extra length provides leverage, for greater cutting power.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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