Each season I try to order short varieties of peas. They have a relatively short season, but most require some sort of fencing so they don't flop or break. Picking is much quicker when the plants are supported and upright. Peas like cool weather and seem not to do well with heavy wire that gets hot in the sun - like hog or cattle panels or field fencing. Ken devised this system. He has mulched and cultivated, and last night when I was going out to the field to pick strawberries, I also got the pea fence up.
Ken brought some fencing back from the field, and once the rain ends I will get the fence up in the garden, too.