When Charlie and I started this garden, I bought him his own "Go Diego Go!" gardening set. The set included, gloves, kneeling pad, shovel and a rake. We both promptly forgot about them. My thinking was that if he had his own set of tools, he would become more interested in the garden and help. He actually needs no prompting. He is the first one to volunteer to water each day, and look for produce. I found the garden set the other day and Charlie wanted to try them out. I let him dig in the box where the plants did not survive. We even planted some new seeds. I doubt they will grow, but he was happy digging in the dirt.