Chicharos (peas) grow abundantly in our garden almost year round. One can plant them in the fall for a winter crop or in the spring for a summer crop. Pea plants are vines that like to have a fence or other structure to climb on. The tender pods are harvested fresh and often eaten as a snack while gardening. Snacking on your fresh harvested garden vegetables while working is one of the greatest joys of gardening.