Peas are such epic germinators that it's wise to start a load off every time you sow something you're feeling anxious about like a new tomato variety or your first cucumber ever. Rather than raising the lid to see if your more delicate specimens have popped their head up you can be distracted by the fierce colour and frantic activity of the peas.
We grew and ate pea tendrils last spring and summer but we didn't keep up with sowing to have a winter supply. Now I'm trying to get back into the habit. Considering how easy it is to start some off - take peas, sow in small pot of compost - and how quick it is to see results I imagine I'll grow quite a lot this year. Plus you get a nice smug glow from growing a posh veg for practically nothing!