Peas have a better chance of survival when their seeds are started indoors as opposed to outside, exposed to the elements. Seeds are more likely to sprout when started indoors. This will also make the seedlings hardier, which will help them resist diseases and pests. Once the seedlings have become hardy enough to survive, you can transplant them to your outdoor garden.
Your tool handles can easily be used as handy rulers. Tools with long handles such as hoes and rakes can double as measuring sticks. Place the handles on the floor to measure the distance between them. Label the distances onto them using a permanent marker pen. This modified ruler will serve you well as you begin working in your garden. Re-potting can benefit some plants, but disturbs the roots of others. You can easily find out which plants need to be re-potted by turning each plant upside down, then tapping the pot until the plant frees itself from the pot and drops out. If there is no soil around the roots, it means that it is time for a new pot. On the other hand, if only a minuscule amount of roots are showing or none at all, then your plant will be all right in the pot it was already in.
If your neighborhood is busy, always keep your garden tools in a safe place. Don’t leave anything valuable out in plain sight, as you don’t know who may want it or take it just for kicks.