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.

View our sowing chart to see exact recommended sowing times and climate map.

 

 



Alyssum- Carpet of Snow

Alyssum- Carpet of Snow

Lobularia maritima, 500 seeds

  • Annual 12cm
  • Pure white flowers

 

Sow: Spring and autumn (anytime in warm climates)

$1.25

Alyssum- Rosie O'Day

Alyssum- Rosie O'Day

Lobularia maritima, 500 seeds

  • Annual 12cm
  • Small pink flowers

 

Sow: Spring and autumn (anytime in warm climates)

$1.25

Alyssum- Royal Carpet

Alyssum- Royal Carpet

Lobularia maritima, 500 seeds

  • Annual 12cm
  • Deep violet flowers

 

Sow: Spring and autumn (anytime in warm climates)

$1.25

Alyssum- Snow Cloth

Alyssum- Snow Cloth

Lobularia maritima, 500 seeds

  • Annual 12cm
  • Pure white flowers

 

Sow: Spring and autumn(anytime in warm climates)

$1.25

Alyssum- Tiny Tim

Alyssum- Tiny Tim

Lobularia maritima, 500 seeds

  • Annual 8cm
  • Small white flowers

 

Sow: Spring and autumn (anytime in warm climates)

$1.25

Amaranth- Caudatus Red

Amaranth- Caudatus Red

Amaranthus caudatus, 500 seeds

  • Annual 80cm
  • Good for dried or cut flowers

 

Sow: Spring or after frost

$1.25

Amaranth- Green Leaf

Amaranth- Green Leaf

Amaranthus tricolor, 300 seeds

  • Leaf vegetable/salad green
  • Can also be grown as a sprout and microgreen

 

Sow: Spring or after frost and summer

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Amaranth- Oeschberg

Amaranth- Oeschberg

Amaranthus cruentus, 500 seeds

  • Annual 100cm
  • Good for dried or cut flowers

 

Sow: Spring or after frost

$1.25

Amaranth- Pygmy Torch

Amaranth- Pygmy Torch

Amaranthus hypochondriacus, 350 seeds

  • Annual 60cm
  • Burgundy-red flowers

 

Sow: Spring or after frost

$1.25

Amaranth- Red Garnet

Amaranth- Red Garnet

Amaranthus tricolor

  • Attractive red leaves
  • Baby leaf, sprouts & microgreens

 

Sow: Spring or after frost and summer

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Aquilegia- McKana Giants Mix

Aquilegia- McKana Giants Mix

Aquilegia viridiflora, 200 seeds

  • Perennial 80cm
  • Long spurred flowers

 

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

$1.25

Artichoke- Green Globe

Artichoke- Green Globe

Cynara scolymus, 10 seeds

  • Perennial vegetable
  • Standard variety

 

Sow: Spring or after frost

$1.75

Artichoke- Purple Headed

Artichoke- Purple Headed

Cynara scolymus, 10 seeds

  • Perennial vegetable
  • Round purple/green chokes

 

Sow: Spring or after frost

$1.75

Asparagus- Connover's Colossal

Asparagus- Connover's Colossal

Asparagus officinalis, 20 seeds

  • Perennial vegetable 150cm
  • Old variety from 1873

 

Sow: Spring

$1.25

Asparagus- Mary Washington

Asparagus- Mary Washington

Asparagus officinalis, 20 seeds

  • Perennial vegetable 150cm
  • Long straight spears

 

Sow: Spring

$1.25

Basil- Blue Spice

Basil- Blue Spice

Ocimum americanum, 110 seeds

  • Annual 40cm
  • Culinary herb

 

Sow: Spring and summer

$1.25

Basil- Bush

Basil- Bush

Ocimum basilicum minimum, 150 seeds

  • Also known as "Greek Basil"
  • Culinary herb

 

Sow: Spring and summer

$1.25

Basil- Cinnamon

Basil- Cinnamon

Ocimum basilicum, 110 seeds

  • Annual 70cm
  • Culinary herb

 

Sow: Spring and summer

$1.25

Basil- Dark Opal

Basil- Dark Opal

Ocimum basilicum, 110 seeds

  • Annual 70cm
  • Culinary herb

 

Sow: Spring and summer

$1.25

Basil- Genovese

Basil- Genovese

Ocimum basilicum, 110 seeds

  • Annual 60cm
  • Culinary herb

 

Sow: Spring and summer

$1.25

Basil- Green Ruffles

Basil- Green Ruffles

Ocimum basilicum, 100 seeds

  • Green leaves with feathered edge
  • Culinary Herb

 

Sow: Spring and summer

$1.75

Basil- Lemon

Basil- Lemon

Ocimum americanum, 145 seeds

  • Annual 40cm
  • Culinary herb

 

Sow: Spring and summer

$1.25

Basil- Lettuce Leaf

Basil- Lettuce Leaf

Ocimum basilicum, 115 seeds

  • Annual 40cm
  • Culinary herb

 

Sow: Spring and summer

$1.25

Basil- Liquorice

Basil- Liquorice

Ocimum basilicum, 100 seeds

  • Dark green leaves with purple accents
  • Strong aniseed flavour

 

Sow: Spring and summer

$1.25