L. Johnson wrote:Your replies have already got me thinking about a lot of factors I hadn't yet, and they were mostly just questions!
I will get some up to date pictures of the trees as soon as I can.
They are less than two cm in diameter trunks with a few low branches. I think peas could grow on them without a problem for the peas.
I hadn't considered wind. When we get typhoons the trees certainly bend. They've weathered about two strong typhoons so far, but I'll want to consider that as far as timing vs storm season.
I was thinking the trees might benefit from having some leguminous friends nearby. And it would save me the effort of building a trellis.
This is a very small scale home garden, only three trees and actually I was wondering how many peas I might try to grow up them. We don't eat a crazy amount of peas anyway. I had six snow peas producing more than we could eat last spring.
I assume I could just bury the peas in the nearby earth without digging at all. My soil is not too hard to work with. I don't know how close to the trunk would be ideal, but I assume the closer to the trunk the less worry of putting strain on the branches.