I just bought my two packs of peas for planting in only four weeks: Mammoth Melting Sugar and Sugar Snap Peas. I plant them in late February and harvest them in May. They are the first vegetables to go in. That is possible in North Carolina, not the Northeast. The trellis is waiting for the peas!
It is hard to imagine this, but I know that peas like the cold weather. When I plant them in late February, they will mature in May and June. Once the weather begins to warm up, the peas will turn brown and wilt. They are usually done by mid- June (at least here). I love picking peas for dinner and serving the tender pods in salads. Or if I let the peas get bigger, then I shell them to eat raw or stir-fried. They are so fresh straight from the garden!