My back is old and achy. I feel all these years of weeding and planting. Arthritis has set in. A couple years back I saw a trick somewhere that works great for me. It helps so much with planting. O Wise One cut off a piece of scrap PVC pipe the length of a little above my waist to the soil. I can simply go down the row and drop my seeds in the PVC pipe without ever bending over. Genius! Then we realized we needed something to hold the seeds so we added a tuna can. just drilled a little hole and wired it to the PVC pipe. Then we added a leg on the bottom in front. The front leg makes the hole in the soft soil. It has a cap on it so it is solid. We got the idea from this image on Pinterest.