The window for planting garden peas here in central NC ends March 31, but I took a chance on planting some heat tolerant 'Wando' peas a week late. I used the 4' x 4' area that I had used for sweet potatoes last summer. By planting throughout the bed, I have roughly 32 linear feet of peas. (Yes, I used that broken, three-tined fork to turn over the soil.) Having something planted gives me a feeling of satisfaction amid the overwhelming feelings of trying to stay ahead of the rest of the yard work.