Gray Days in July
July in San Francisco means gray days and cool weather. And it’s definitely July. The high temps are in the low 60s, and there’s not much sunshine. We often get thick wet fog and and big gusts of wind off the ocean. But so far this week, it’s just been a bland gray.
The tomatoes are no happier with the typical July weather than I am. My good friends in Oakland are already harvesting Sungold cherry tomatoes. Not so much over here. My tomatoes have just recently started setting fruit. Here are the Rosalita cherry tomatoes in one of the sunniest spots on my deck. They’re doing well considering the sunny spot is also the most exposed to fog and wind. I’m excited for the Rosalitas because they’re such a cool shape — they will grow into a pink grape-shaped tomato.
For those of you who aren’t familiar with the wild SF summers, here is a view during my walk home one day last week. I went from a barrier of warmish cool to cooler and windy, and smack into a windy fog belt outside my front door.