Peas come into two main types: garden peas and snap peas. Garden peas are the traditional variety, where the pea must be removed from the pod before eating. Snap peas can be eaten whole and they are typically sweeter in flavour. Both types of peas can be eaten raw or cooked in a variety of dishes, such as soups, stews, stir fries — or steamed and served as a delicious side dish with butter, salt, and pepper.
Peas are a crop that can be planted in mid or late-spring, as well as late summer for a fall crop. They can be seeded in square blocks or evenly spaced rows and you should avoid the use of nitrogen fertilizer, as this will lead to reduced flower and pod production. Some varieties will need to be supported with stakes for best growth.