One of the season's most fleeting treats, fresh peas, with their tender tendrils, are a sweet revelation.
Photo: Oxmoor House
Plant in the cool season of spring and fall in the most of the country. Peas are the first seeds sown before winter fully thaws, when daffodils bloom or on St. Patrick's Day. They prefer colder weather, twirl tendrils of self-support as they climb and grow, and feed themselves and neighboring soil by capturing nitrogen from the air.