Hi Daron, thank you for sharing so much of your insights, experiments and experience! I find it all very interesting.
I'm curious about your arched pea trellis, would you be willing to share some more information and perhaps some pictures?
I've been thinking about creating bamboo&wire pea trellis that would also work as a windbreak and afternoon shade at the bottom bed of my (sloped and kind of terraced) garden. It's facing west so it gets a lot of the sun later in the day and we get strong ocean winds blowing right between the buildings, up the garden slope. (my location is a small island off the Maine coast)
I also have a black currant cuttings coming in the mail (fingers crossed, thank you Ben falk!) and I was wondering if it makes sense to plant them in the same area (bottom of slope) to serve as a shade and windbreak in the future, once they're established. They'll probably need some extra love in the beginning though.
Any input greatly appreciated! Sending love to all living creatures out there.