Gardening with a bad back has its problems. However, the good news is, with simple tools modifications you can still garden. Garden tools can be adapted to alleviate the strain and stress on your back.
Gardeners with back problems should keep in mind the following suggestions:
Raised beds are large bottomless boxes that contain soil and permit drainage below.
Boxes and containers of various sizes provide successful ways to grow vegetables and flowers. Be sure to pick a container that will allow for healthy root development.
Hanging baskets can create planting space where none exists. Or, combined with a container garden, can give a double-decker growing area. Also, you can make your own pulley system by using steel hooks or rings clamped/mounted to railings or walls.
Table planters are shallow soil-filled trays supported on legs. Remember, 27 inches is needed for knee clearance to comfortable allow chair to fit underneath.
Deep boxes, barrel, and tubs can be used to create small raised beds for flowers, vegetables, and herbs. These containers work well for annual plants.