Slugs and Snails

These are mostly a pest of unsupported plants. They don’t really like Peas very much, but will eat them if there’s nothing better available.

Deer, Rabbit, Groundhog

All of these animals love to eat the young plants and must be kept out with fences or dogs.

Birds and Mice

These can be major pests and have been known to systematically eat whole plantings (birds break off the new sprouts, mice eat the seed in the ground). If mice are a problem there are repellent seed coatings available (kerosene was once commonly used). Netting can keep the plants safe from birds, but it’s a real pain to deal with.