I have pea pods on my hilariously small shelling pea plants! They're about the size of the plants themselves. My sandy soil has not been their friend.... But I wanted to build up the nitrogen in that worst soil area with some peas and beans so before I plant anything else in the area (for a fall crop), I'll leave the nitrogen fixing roots in the soil and perhaps just cover the whole area with topsoil–wood chip mulch included. Year one learning curves an soil building!