" Bodily decrepitude is wisdom, all right." wrote Carl H Klaus in My Vegetable Love ISBN 0877457077, his endearing record of a vegetable garderners year in Iowa City.
At 43 it's not something I really know much about but I'm determined this season, unlike last year, to take care of my back.
So I've taken three weeks to dig my potato trenches (a total of 250 feet between garden and the allotment - little and often is the idea), I'm only barrowing half loads of manure and mowing only fortnightly. I may even pay a horticulture student from Merrist Wood College to dig my potato crop when it's ready and any housework is absolutely verboten!
How do others cope with back pain?