In a normal (Ha. Ha. Ha.) year, the sweet pea vines (since they were planted much, much earlier than the zucchinis) would have grown tall enough and made their way up the trellis before the zucchini plants got so big. This year these sweet peas, and another trellis of them I have in the field garden, don't seem to have any motivation to grow. I think it's got something to do with lack of sunlight and warmth.
As you can see by the above picture, the monster zucchini plants (no zucchinis, just monster plants) are fast encroaching on the personal space of the sweet peas.
Same bed taken from the other end. The lowly (literally!), little sweet pea vines are actually starting to turn yellow and die. Desperate times call for desperate measures. I took garden scissors in hand and after apologizing to said zucchinis, did a little judicious pruning.
Now at least the sweet peas will stand a chance . . . and I'll know not to try this planting configuration again. Next time around the zucchinis can have the bed all to themselves and I'll forget the idea of the lovely sweet peas rising up in the center.