What are the pros? SO MANY PEAS
What are the cons? SO MANY PEAS
Things that bothered this plant: the one freeze of the year in Houston.
Things that did NOT bother this plant: heat, more heat, humidity, damp, significant flooding, a tropical cyclone, wind, rain, dry, a month of no rain, bugs, mites, aphids, mildew, diseases, the cat, the dog, the birds, the resident snake, or the gardner trying her best to keep up with them.
I had so many peas I ended up giving them away to friends because I just couldn't deal with them anymore. Then I gave more away, and then after I finally tore out the vines at the end of the summer I missed some and had volunteer cowpeas that were just starting to bloom before it finally froze in winter. For what it's worth, the young shoots are delicious in a stir-fry with garlic.
Would I grow them again? Heck yes.
If you're feeding a lot of people, these will keep you fed. The vines do want to run so a support of some sort will make it easier to deal with. A wire godzilla structure would be ideal.
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