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

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

Carrot- Cosmic Purple

Carrot- Cosmic Purple

Daucas carota, 150 seeds

  • Root vegetable
  • Sweet roots growing to 18cm

 

Sow: Spring, summer and autumn

$1.10

Tomato- Sweetie

Tomato- Sweetie

Lycopersicon esculentum, 75 seeds

  • Climbing (indeterminate)
  • Very sweet sugary flavour

 

Sow: Spring and early summer (or after frost)

$1.20

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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Nigella- Persian Jewels Mix

Nigella- Persian Jewels Mix

Nigella damascena, 110 seeds

  • Annual 45cm
  • Love in a mist

 

Sow: Spring and autumn

$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

Coriander- Slow bolt

Coriander- Slow bolt

Coriandrum sativum, 75 seeds

  • Annual 50cm
  • Culinary and medicinal 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

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

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)

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Borage

Borage

Borago officinalis, 35 seeds

  • Annual 90cm
  • Attracts bees

 

Sow: Spring, summer 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

Kale- Dwarf Blue Curled

Kale- Dwarf Blue Curled

Brassica oleracea, 100 seeds

  • Leaf vegetable
  • Dwarf variety, 35cm

 

Sow: Spring, late summer and autumn

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Corn, Sweet- Anasazi

Corn, Sweet- Anasazi

Zea mays, 20 seeds

  • Vegetable
  • Multi-coloured cobs

NOT TO WA, TAS OR NT

Sow: Spring and early summer

$1.65

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

Oregano- Italian

Oregano- Italian

Origanum vulgare, 500 seeds

  • Perennial 60cm
  • Culinary herb

 

Sow: Spring and summer

$1.00

Silverbeet- Rainbow Chard

Silverbeet- Rainbow Chard

Beta vulgaris, 20 seeds

  • Leaf vegetable
  • Mix of yellow, white, pink and red

 

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

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Rockmelon- Planters Jumbo

Rockmelon- Planters Jumbo

Cucumis melo, 25 seeds

  • Summer vine fruit
  • Sweet orange flesh

 

Sow: Spring and summer

$1.00

Rosella

Rosella

Hibiscus sabdariffa, 35 seeds

  • Annual 200cm
  • Red fleshy fruit

 

Sow: Spring or after frost

$1.20

Spinach- Perpetual Gator

Spinach- Perpetual Gator

Beta vulgaris, 50 seeds

  • Vegetable
  • Leaf beet "Perpetual spinach"

 

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

$1.00

Thyme- Summer

Thyme- Summer

Thymus vulgaris, 500 seeds

  • Evergreen perennial 30cm
  • Culinary and medicinal herb

 

Sow: Spring and summer

$1.20

Lettuce- White Boston

Lettuce- White Boston

Lactuca sativa, 200 seeds

  • Butterhead type
  • Mid sized light green heads

 

Sow: Spring, summer and autumn

$1.00

Basil- Lettuce Leaf

Basil- Lettuce Leaf

Ocimum basilicum, 115 seeds

  • Annual 40cm
  • Culinary herb

 

Sow: Spring and summer

$1.00