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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Carnation- Grenadin White

Carnation- Grenadin White

Dianthus carophyllis, 80 seeds

  • Perennial 60cm
  • Fragrant white double flowers

 

Sow: Spring and autumn

$1.00

Sweetpea- Multiflora Colorama Mix

Sweetpea- Multiflora Colorama Mix

Lathyrus odoratus, 15 seeds

  • Climbing annual 250cm
  • Makes a good cut flower

 

Sow: Summer and autumn. Spring in cool climates

$1.30

Kale- Red Russian

Kale- Red Russian

Brassica oleracea, 100 seeds

  • Can be cooked or eaten raw
  • Good for baby leaf and microgreens

 

Sow: Late summer and autumn

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Mustard Greens- Tender Green

Mustard Greens- Tender Green

Brassica juncea, 150 seeds

  • Annual
  • Can be used as a green manure

 

Sow: Spring and autumn

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Petunia- Alderman (Violet)

Petunia- Alderman (Violet)

Petunia nana compacta, 500 seeds

  • Flowering annual, 30cm
  • Borders, beds and pots

NOT TO WA

Sow: Spring or after frost

$1.00

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

Kale- Black Toscana

Kale- Black Toscana

Brassica oleracea acephala, 100 seeds

  • Leaf vegetable
  • Dark grey savoyed leaves

 

Sow: Late summer and autumn

$1.00

Leek- Bulgarian Giant

Leek- Bulgarian Giant

Allium porrum, 60 seeds

  • Vegetable
  • Exepttionally long white stems

 

Sow: Spring, summer and autumn

$1.00

Foxglove- Gloxiniaeflora Mix

Foxglove- Gloxiniaeflora Mix

Digitalis purpurea, 500 seeds

  • Biennial, 150cm
  • Flowers in a mix of pastel shades

 

Sow: Autumn and winter

$1.00

Petunia- Nana Compacta Mix

Petunia- Nana Compacta Mix

Petunia nana compacta, 500 seeds

  • Flowering annual, 30cm
  • Borders, beds and pots

NOT TO WA

Sow: Spring or after frost

$1.00

Candytuft- Empress White

Candytuft- Empress White

Iberis amara, 120 seeds

  • Annual 45cm
  • Attracts bees & butterflies to the garden

 

Sow: Spring and autumn

$1.00

Tomato- San Marzano

Tomato- San Marzano

Lycopersicon esculentum, 50 seeds

  • Climbing (indeterminate)
  • Italian heirloom variety

 

Sow: Spring and early summer (or after frost)

$1.00

Silverbeet- Ruby Red

Silverbeet- Ruby Red

Beta vulgaris, 20 seeds

  • Leaf vegetable
  • Dark green leaves with red stems and veins

 

Sow: Spring, summer and autumn (or anytime outside of frost)

$1.00

Capsicum- Golden Californian Wonder

Capsicum- Golden Californian Wonder

Capsicum annum, 35 seeds

  • Also known as "Sweet Pepper"
  • Fruit to 10cm

 

Sow: Spring or after frost in cool climates, anytime in warm climates

$1.50

Aquilegia- McKanna Giants Mix

Aquilegia- McKanna Giants Mix

Aquilegia viridiflora, 200 seeds

  • Perennial 80cm
  • Long spurred flowers

 

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

$1.00

Asparagus- Connovers Colossal

Asparagus- Connovers Colossal

Asparagus officinalis, 20 seeds

  • Perennial vegetable 150cm
  • Old variety from 1873

 

Sow: Spring

$1.10

Foxglove- Excelsior mix

Foxglove- Excelsior mix

Digitalis purpurea, 500 seeds

  • Biennial, 150cm
  • Mix of pink, white and purple flowers

 

Sow: Autumn and winter

$1.00

Cabbage, Savoy- Green Vertus

Cabbage, Savoy- Green Vertus

Brassica oleracea, 100 seeds

  • Leaf vegetable
  • Large heads to 2.5kg

 

Sow: Early spring, late summer and autumn

$1.00

Cucumber- Marketmore

Cucumber- Marketmore

Cucumis sativus, 25 seeds

  • Summer salad vegetable
  • Good disease resistance

 

Sow: Spring(or after frost) and summer

$1.00

Cucumber- Poinsett

Cucumber- Poinsett

Cucumis sativus, 30 seeds

  • Summer salad vegetable
  • Good disease resistance

 

Sow: Spring(or after frost) and summer

$1.00

Silverbeet- Magenta

Silverbeet- Magenta

Beta vulgaris, 20 seeds

  • Leaf vegetable
  • Green leaves with magenta stalks

 

Sow: Spring, summer and autumn (or anytime outside of frost)

$1.00

Statice- Pacific Mixed

Statice- Pacific Mixed

Limonium sinuatumn, 75 seeds

  • Annual 80cm
  • Good as a cut and dried flower

 

Sow: Spring and autumn

$1.10

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

Watermelon- Charleston Grey

Watermelon- Charleston Grey

Citrullus lanatus, 15 seeds

  • Summer vine fruit
  • Large fruit to 15kg

 

Sow: Spring or after frost

$1.10