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.

 

 



Basil- Sweet

Basil- Sweet

Ocimum basilicum, 140 seeds

  • Annual 50cm
  • Culinary herb

 

Sow: Spring and summer

$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

Phlox- Cecily Mixed

Phlox- Cecily Mixed

Phlox drummondi, 70 seeds

  • Annual 30cm
  • Mix of pastel colours

 

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

Cucumber- Lebanese

Cucumber- Lebanese

Cucumis sativus, 20 seeds

  • Summer salad vegetable
  • Fruit to 22cm

 

Sow: Spring(or after frost) and summer

$1.20

Zucchini- Black Beauty

Zucchini- Black Beauty

Cucurbita pepo, 10 seeds

  • Vegetable
  • Popular home garden variety

 

Sow: Spring and summer (or after frost)

$1.40

Parsley, Italian

Parsley, Italian

Petroselinum sativum, 160 seeds

  • Biennial
  • Culinary herb

 

Sow: Spring and autumn

$1.00

Alyssum- Snow Cloth

Alyssum- Snow Cloth

Lobularia maritima, 500 seeds

  • Annual 12cm
  • Pure white flowers

 

Sow: Spring and autumn(anytime in warm climates)

$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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Nigella- Persian Jewels Mix

Nigella- Persian Jewels Mix

Nigella damascena, 110 seeds

  • Annual 45cm
  • Love in a mist

 

Sow: Spring and autumn

$1.00

Watermelon- Sugarbaby

Watermelon- Sugarbaby

Citrullus vulgaris, 25 seeds

  • Summer vine fruit
  • Drought resistant

 

Sow: Spring or after frost

$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

Corn, Sweet- Hawaiian

Corn, Sweet- Hawaiian

Zea mays, 20 seeds

  • Vegetable
  • Juicy yellow kernels

NOT TO WA or TAS

Sow: Spring and early summer

$2.00

Bush Bean- Strike

Bush Bean- Strike

Phaseolus vulgaris, 25 seeds

  • Dwarf (Bush)
  • Very high yielding

 

Sow: Spring(or after frost) and early summer

From $1.50

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Basil- Thai Siam Queen

Basil- Thai Siam Queen

Ocimum americanum, 110 seeds

  • Annual 80cm
  • Culinary herb

 

Sow: Spring and summer

$1.00

Beetroot- Detroit

Beetroot- Detroit

Beta vulgaris, 50 seeds

  • Globe shaped roots up to 7cm
  • Good variety for baby leaf and microgreens

 

Sow: Spring, summer and autumn

From $1.00

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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

Chilli- Jalapeno

Chilli- Jalapeno

Capsicum annum, 25 seeds

  • Vegetable
  • MEDIUM (HEAT: 5/10)

 

Sow: Spring or after frost (anytime in warm climates)

From $1.00

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Echinacea

Echinacea

Echinacea purpurea, 75 seeds

  • Perennial 100cm
  • Medicinal herb

 

Sow: Spring

$1.00

Sorrel

Sorrel

Rumex acetosa, 210 seeds

  • Perennial 60cm
  • Culinary herb/leaf vegetable

NOT TO WA

Sow: Spring and autumn

$1.00

Tomato- Tommy Toe

Tomato- Tommy Toe

Lycopersicon esculentum, 60 seeds

  • Climbing (indeterminate)
  • A large cherry tomato type

 

Sow: Spring and early summer (or after frost)

$1.00

Dill

Dill

Anethum graveolens, 150 seeds

  • Annual 90cm
  • Culinary herb

 

Sow: Spring, summer and autumn

$1.00

Mustard Greens- Wasabi

Mustard Greens- Wasabi

Brassica juncea, 130 seeds

  • Annual
  • Most commonly used for baby leaf production

 

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