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.

 

 



Candytuft- Dwarf Fairy Mixed

Candytuft- Dwarf Fairy Mixed

Iberis umbellata, 200 seeds

  • Annual 25cm
  • Common Candytuft

 

Sow: Spring and autumn

$1.00

Parsley, Italian

Parsley, Italian

Petroselinum sativum, 160 seeds

  • Biennial
  • Culinary herb

 

Sow: Spring 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

From $1.10

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Tomato- Mortgage Lifter

Tomato- Mortgage Lifter

Lycopersicon esculentum, 50 seeds

  • Climbing (indeterminate)
  • Produces massive fruit that grow up to 2kg

 

Sow: Spring and early summer (or after frost)

$1.00

Cucumber- Lebanese

Cucumber- Lebanese

Cucumis sativus, 20 seeds

  • Summer salad vegetable
  • Fruit to 22cm

 

Sow: Spring(or after frost) and summer

$1.20

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

Zucchini- Black Beauty

Zucchini- Black Beauty

Cucurbita pepo, 10 seeds

  • Vegetable
  • Popular home garden variety

 

Sow: Spring and summer (or after frost)

$1.40

Carrot- Paris Market

Carrot- Paris Market

Daucas carota, 200 seeds

  • Small round carrots to 5cm
  • French heirloom variety

 

Sow: Spring, summer and autumn

$1.00

Echinacea

Echinacea

Echinacea purpurea, 75 seeds

  • Perennial 100cm
  • Medicinal herb

 

Sow: Spring

$1.00

Eggplant- Black Beauty

Eggplant- Black Beauty

Solanum melongena, 35 seeds

  • Black/purple fruit growing to 16cm by 13cm
  • Very popular

 

Sow: Spring or after frost

$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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Tomato- Sweetie

Tomato- Sweetie

Lycopersicon esculentum, 75 seeds

  • Climbing (indeterminate)
  • Very sweet sugary flavour

 

Sow: Spring and early summer (or after frost)

$1.20

Tomato- Roma

Tomato- Roma

Lycopersicon esculentum, 70 seeds

  • Bush (determinate)
  • Oblong fruit growing up to 10cm

 

Sow: Spring and early summer (or after frost)

$1.00

Basil- Sweet

Basil- Sweet

Ocimum basilicum, 140 seeds

  • Annual 50cm
  • Culinary herb

 

Sow: Spring and summer

$1.00

Coriander- Slow bolt

Coriander- Slow bolt

Coriandrum sativum, 75 seeds

  • Annual 50cm
  • Culinary and medicinal herb

 

Sow: Spring and autumn

$1.00

Onion- Long Tropea Red

Onion- Long Tropea Red

Allium cepa, 75 seeds

  • Vegetable
  • Medium to large long red bulbs

 

Sow: Autumn and winter

$1.00

Coriander

Coriander

Coriandrum sativum, 75 seeds

  • Annual 50cm
  • Culinary and medicinal herb

 

Sow: Spring and autumn

$1.00

Borage

Borage

Borago officinalis, 35 seeds

  • Annual 90cm
  • Attracts bees

 

Sow: Spring, summer and autumn

$1.00

Corn, Sweet- Golden Bantam

Corn, Sweet- Golden Bantam

Zea mays, 20 seeds

  • Vegetable
  • Cobs up to 17cm

NOT TO WA or TAS 

Sow: Spring and early summer

$2.50

Radish- Watermelon

Radish- Watermelon

Raphanus sativus, 75 seeds

  • White roots with red/pink interior
  • Sweet and crisp

 

Sow: Spring, autumn and winter

$1.20

Pumpkin- Waltham Butternut

Pumpkin- Waltham Butternut

Cucurbita moschata, 10 seeds

  • Nutty flavour
  • Pear shaped fruit growing up to 2kg

 

Sow: Spring or after frost

$1.40

Squash- Vegetable Spaghetti

Squash- Vegetable Spaghetti

Cucurbita pepo, 10 seeds

  • Vegetable
  • Amazing spaghetti like flesh

 

Sow: Spring and summer

$1.50

Watermelon- Sugarbaby

Watermelon- Sugarbaby

Citrullus vulgaris, 25 seeds

  • Summer vine fruit
  • Drought resistant

 

Sow: Spring or after frost

$1.00

Dill

Dill

Anethum graveolens, 150 seeds

  • Annual 90cm
  • Culinary herb

 

Sow: Spring, summer and autumn

$1.00