After debating the subject whether the proper wording was cole or cold crops we decided to do a  little research and what we found was that the proper word was cole is borrowed from a wild plant called colewart or field cabbage — hence, coleslaw (not cold slaw).  The term “cole crops” refers to leafy brassicas, with waxy leaves, plants such as broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, kale, turnips, rutabaga, collards and kohlrabi.

Cold crops are plants that you can plant and they will thrive in cool or cold weather. They can be planted before the threat of frost has passed in spring, and many of them can be planted in fall and survive our first frosts for a late season harvest. Vegetables like lettuce, spinach, kale, peas and radishes are good examples of cold crops.

No matter what you refer it to it’s time to start planting cooler weather crops if only the rain would stop.