Last year, I started sweetpeas and snow peas indoors in February. I also direct sowed both in February. Both grew, but I had hoped for early snow pea crops and had to till them in to plant tomatoes in May. They were meant to be both productive and soil improving, I didn't have room to keep them going and the tomatoes were my priority. The sweetpeas did pretty well. I think the transplants did better than the direct sowing. I was wondering about experiences on Gardenstew. I read it's better to sow in Mid Nov in my maritime zone 8a Pacific NW climate. I have a place where they can remain, this time. But keeping vermin and weeds out might be challenging. Do they really bloom and bear earlier if planted in November? I realize they are different genus and species, but they seem to require similar treatment?