Peas

Peas

I planted 'Alaska' peas this year. They have done very well, and I have lots of pods at various stages of growth. Of course, I have never grown peas before, nor do I really eat them on a regular basis. So I have a couple of questions: (1) When are they ready to be picked? and (2) What do I do with them once I've picked them? Shell them, I gather, but then what? Do I boil them as with canned or frozen peas, or are they good to eat raw? Thanks!
Photos from this week’s adventures in gardening

Photos from this week’s adventures in gardening

Where Oh Where Did I Go Wrong?

Where Oh Where Did I Go Wrong?

My Bay window succulents.

My Bay window succulents.

Apartment bedroom evolution!

Apartment bedroom evolution!

More things in the garden!

More things in the garden!

Crocuses!

Crocuses!