What is a garden trowel?

 
     
     
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 Blade and handle on a traditional garden trowel 

A garden trowel is a hand tool used by gardeners, archaeologists and people who go treasure hunting with metal detectors. The garden trowel consists of two main parts: a blade and a handle.

 
     
 Wonkee Donkee says "The name for a garden trowel comes from the Latin word 'truella', which means small ladle" 
     
 Potting plants with a garden trowel 

Garden trowels can be used for planting seedlings, transplanting, weeding and digging small holes which are too small or delicate for a spade. For more information, see What is a garden trowel used for?

 
     
 Types of garden trowel: traditional, transplanting, dixter, ladle, potting, digging, tulip, weeding, tissot, planting 

The types of garden trowel are dictated by the shape of their blade. There are ten forms of garden trowel blade: traditional, transplanting, dixter, ladle, potting, digging, tulip, weeding, tissot, and planting.

 
     
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