Last years peas were a bush variety that did not stand on their own. We decided to go with Green Arrow this year as a result of positive feedback on this variety. They are 7"-9" tall now, and I gave up on waiting for them to stand on their own, and ran a few rows of line this morning for them to cling to. We have no clue what we are doing wrong. The plants look good, and are growing well, just not growing UP like they should. They were attaching themselves to the plants on either side, as well as the mulch at their base. Perhaps I jumped the gun and should have given them a chance to establish a firm foundation first? I still have a 60' row that is a few weeks behind the one I worked on this morning. I think I'll leave 4'-5' feet alone and see what it does. This is driving us crazy!