We went with Daniel's class to the Ukranian Cultural Heritage Village today. It was a fun trip - very interesting to see what they do. And they were all planting today. Potatos, corn, peas, beans.
When we went into one of the houses, the woman had their seeds all soaking in water. And I thought "Shit, I forgot to soak my peas".
Seeds like peas and beans as well as corn can all be soaked over night before being planted. It helps them germinate faster. I usually do it, but this year I forgot. It may be too late for you this year, too, but remember for next year.