Hello mr ugly founders,
|My name is mark. Im
38 . live in melbourne s outer west.have always
tried to grow at least one tommy a yr. and been retired
after a work injury, and my new hobby is growin mr uglies
I have planted two (see pics)..i planted them both on
melb cup weekend
. My dad used to always plant hes
then or maybe if he got
plants early on AFL grand final day
so I reckon
mine are about 6 and a bit weeks old maybe bit more
im totally amazed how fast and tall the Mr Ugly grows
- and ive never seen as many flowers on a tommy plant,
my mate over the road has gross lisse in and they are
way way smaller then my mr uglies.. F.Y.I I planted mr
uglies amongsts mums prized roses , she went omg , but
she be cool wen the fruits of my labour come in abundance
Im 59 and this plant
is just over my head and still growing ,I lose count
of the flowers on it,and as of today (Friday 16th dec)
there's about 15/20 fruit ..(see next pic)..
I try to water them 3
times a day but at least two. I also try to tie them
in a tight tree ,I think if branches left to be then
fruit can break them,(so hint for ppl wanting to have
a crack at it ,next yr as bit to late to plant now),
tie them close to centre stalk .if branches do escape
my wrath, I add extra support poles(thick wire).. I
planted them in a sunny position, they get sun from
minute it rises to about 2pm in the arvo
they need at least 6 hrs of sunshine a day?
the bricks behind act as a heater when they end up in
shade like you see in picture
½ the fruit on the above plant is this size about
1 and ½ golf ball size..
|Anyway best get going. Thanx
for a great tomato plant,cant wait to try the fruit .
ill send more pics when fruit become ripe so others can
see . till then happy growing
All the best, Mark.
||Heres the other one its a bit smaller and up to
today had no fruit loads of flowers ,I counted 8 fruit
today very tiny but they are there ..
|BUT THIS ONE BELOW HIT THE BLOODY ROOF !!!!!!
||Thanx for a great tommy ill be growing them
again this year. The picture of this plants was as big as it got . He was
over 3mtrs tall. All up I got about 250 tomatoes from 2 plants. I have it all written down but
haven't added total/weight up yet. All my family and friends loved the free
mr uglies I handed out, and all said they were the best tasting ever.