Peas have been under cultivation since 7800 BC in the eastern Mediterranean.
Our girls are usually the pea growers in the family and they have great success with their own unique method. They just flail about in the pea bed for a while with their little hand shovels until their clothes are reasonably dirty and then poke the peas in as far as their little fingers go. Water if you feel like it. As long as peas have well drained soil they will do well. They germinate quickly as long as they are not too wet. Pkt=75 G=5-7 days
All peas climb and benefit from climbing. In that will produce more and be more resilient to rot. To ensure maximum production you should also pick the peas as soon as they are ripe.