These sweet treats are the best opening act and last hurrah of the garden. Peas are frost-hardy and can be sown in spring, and then again in a cool autumn. They fall into several distinct types: Sugar snap peas are plump and sweet for both fresh eating and cooking. Snow peas are flat, mild in flavor, and delectable in stir fries. Shelling peas are prized for their plump seeds, which can be eaten fresh or cooked, while the shell is discarded. Field peas are a fantastic cover crop that fix nitrogen and add organic matter to the soil. Whichever you choose, these peas are sure to please.