We planted snap peas last year with little reward for our efforts. This year we tossed out the collected heirloom variety which had been passed down from a friend. We purchased a Cascadian version which is known to be sweeter than most. We also planted farther out into the sun. We ended up with a decent spring harvest but the birds found them and ate every flower as it was opening. The plants barely recovered for a small fall harvest.
Now there are two opinions on next year. One of us wants to grow the peas covered to protect from the birds and the hotter summer sun. The other prefers to not to put in the effort at all. We’ll see who wins!