Step 5: Plant Peas and Watch Them Climb

plant peas and watch them climb
Photo: Karen Bussolini
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Thyrza plants shelling peas, snow peas, and sugar snaps along the length of the trellis. As the pea vines scramble up, wrapping tendrils around the twigs, they get optimum air circulation and sun exposure. Best of all, they're easy to pick.
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