Seeds to sow in May- Tropical Climates

Below are some of the most popular herbs, vegetables and flowers that are sown in May in tropical climates.  This list is not complete.  Browse this website for more varieties.

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Snapdragon- Tom Thumb mix

Snapdragon- Tom Thumb mix

Antirrhinum majus pumilum, 500 seeds

  • Perennial growing to 20cm
  • Good for beds, borders and containers

 

Sow: Spring, summer and autumn

$1.00

Livingstone Daisy Mix

Livingstone Daisy Mix

Dorotheanthus belliformis, 500 seeds

  • Annual 10cm
  • Good for carpeting, edging, rockeries and borders

 

Sow: Autumn, early winter (and spring in cool climates)

$1.00

Alyssum- Royal Carpet

Alyssum- Royal Carpet

Lobularia maritima, 500 seeds

  • Annual 12cm
  • Deep violet flowers

 

Sow: Spring and autumn (anytime in warm climates)

$1.00

Spinach- Amsterdam Giant

Spinach- Amsterdam Giant

Spinacea oleracea, 25 seeds

  • Leaf vegetable
  • Large dark green leaves

 

Sow: Autumn, winter and spring

From $1.00

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Radish- Champion

Radish- Champion

Raphanus sativus, 95 seeds

  • Root vegetable
  • Cherry Belle

 

Sow: Spring, summer, autumn and winter

From $1.00

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Broad Bean- Aquadulce (Long Pod)

Broad Bean- Aquadulce (Long Pod)

Vicia faba, 10 seeds

  • Pods to 25cm
  • Excellent flavour

 

Sow: Late summer, autumn and winter (and spring in cool climates)

From $1.50

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Bunching Onion- Winter Ishikura

Bunching Onion- Winter Ishikura

Allium fistulosum, 120 seeds

  • Vegetable
  • Long stalks to 45cm

 

Sow: Autumn, winter and early spring

$1.00

Carnation- Grenadin White

Carnation- Grenadin White

Dianthus carophyllis, 80 seeds

  • Perennial 60cm
  • Fragrant white double flowers

 

Sow: Spring and autumn

$1.00

Mustard Greens- Red Giant

Mustard Greens- Red Giant

Brassica juncea, 150 seeds

  • Good for baby leaf & microgreens
  • Grown for its large red, slightly savoyed leaves

 

Sow: Spring and autumn

From $1.00

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Rosemary

Rosemary

Rosmarinus officinalis, 100 seeds

  • Perennial 100cm
  • Culinary and medicinal herb

 

Sow: Spring and autumn

$2.50

Basil- Sweet

Basil- Sweet

Ocimum basilicum, 140 seeds

  • Annual 50cm
  • Culinary herb

 

Sow: Spring and summer

$1.00

Hollyhock- Chaters Double Mix

Hollyhock- Chaters Double Mix

Alcea rosea, 35 seeds

  • Biennial/perennial, 250cm
  • Cottage garden favourite

 

Sow: Late summer and autumn

$1.00

Thyme- Winter

Thyme- Winter

Thymus vulgaris, 500 seeds

  • Perennial 35cm
  • Culinary and medicinal herb

 

Sow: Spring and autumn

$1.00

Carrot- All seasons

Carrot- All seasons

Daucas carota, 160 seeds

  • Root vegetable
  • Good disease resistance

 

Sow: Spring, summer and autumn (and winter with moderate results)

From $1.00

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Phlox- Cecily Mixed

Phlox- Cecily Mixed

Phlox drummondi, 70 seeds

  • Annual 30cm
  • Mix of pastel colours

 

Sow: Spring and summer

$1.00

Nasturtium- Jewel Mix

Nasturtium- Jewel Mix

Tropaeolum majus, 6 seeds

  • Annual 30cm
  • Dwarf non trailing bush

 

Sow: Spring to early autumn (in cool climates spring only)

$1.30

Dill

Dill

Anethum graveolens, 150 seeds

  • Annual 90cm
  • Culinary herb

 

Sow: Spring, summer and autumn

$1.00

Lettuce- Salad Bowl Green

Lettuce- Salad Bowl Green

Lactuca sativa, 115 seeds

  • Looseleaf variety
  • Delicate tender leaves

 

Sow: Spring and autumn

$1.10

Tomato- Cherry Cocktail

Tomato- Cherry Cocktail

Lycopersicon esculentum, 50 seeds

  • Climbing (indeterminate)
  • Heirloom variety

 

Sow: Spring and early summer (or after frost)

$1.00

Borage

Borage

Borago officinalis, 35 seeds

  • Annual 90cm
  • Attracts bees

 

Sow: Spring, summer and autumn

$1.00

Spinach- Bloomsdale Long Standing

Spinach- Bloomsdale Long Standing

Spinacea oleracea, 25 seeds

  • Leaf vegetable
  • High yielding variety

 

Sow: Autumn, winter, spring and summer (anytime outside of extreme conditions)

$1.00

Snapdragon- Tetra Mix

Snapdragon- Tetra Mix

Antirrhinum majus maximum, 500 seeds

  • Perennial growing to 70cm
  • Ideal for cut flowers

 

Sow: Spring, summer and autumn

$1.00

Calendula

Calendula

Calendula officinalis, 25 seeds

  • Annual 60cm
  • Medicinal herb

 

Sow: Spring and autumn

From $1.10

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Echinacea

Echinacea

Echinacea purpurea, 75 seeds

  • Perennial 100cm
  • Medicinal herb

 

Sow: Spring

$1.00