When you’re young, you can bend over and stoop for hours and not feel strained or stressed at the end of the day.Middle-aged backs easily get stiff and sore if they’re not given the proper care. Waist-high raised beds are one way to eliminate bending altogether. With tall raised beds, seeding, weeding and harvesting are a snap. But beds that are only 1′ or 2′ off the ground can make gardening easier on the back too.
Another trick is to garden vertically.
For times when you need to get close to the ground, a kneeler stool comes in handy.