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When Was the Garden Hoe Invented?

By Jennifer Loucks ; Updated September 21, 2017

The exact invention date of the garden hoe is not recorded. Garden tools are listed as being used by Chinese gardeners in 1100 B.C. The tools started to become more elaborate and produced in larger quantities in the West starting in the 16th and 17th centuries.


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Jennifer Loucks has been writing since 1998. She previously worked as a technical writer for a software development company, creating software documentation, help documents and training curriculum. She now writes hobby-based articles on cooking, gardening, sewing and running. Loucks also trains for full marathons, half-marathons and shorter distance running. She holds a Bachelor of Science in animal science and business from University of Wisconsin-River Falls.