Lows in the mid 50s. Highs in the upper 60s and occasionally low 70s here in town. Fog has been lingering a little later recently, and burning off in town late morning. Some pockets have been lingering on the coast north of town. Today, it looks like the marine layer has pulled out far to sea, and a strong on shore breeze is developing. Areas protected from the northwest breezes will be warmest. And that is where you find the best surf.
|Summer time blooms.|
With this fog, pay special attention to your gardens. Mildews love this weather. Keep your plants dry, and water from their base. Aphids may need to be dealt with. Either spray them off with a stream of water, or try bio degradable insecticidal soap. There are plenty of options out there. Some suggest making a tea from tomato leaves, as all night shades have a toxin in their leaves. Just don't use it on other nightshades. Personally, I've had little luck with this method, but I love to see it work. Water your tomatoes less, as they become more establishes and set their fruit. Keep squash and cucumber roots nice and moist (but well drained). And harvest those summer squash readily and don't allow them to be giants.
Similar weather to continue through the period. The interior could see some heat develop by next Monday, but that will not have much of an impact through most of the Bay Area. Especially the coastal communities which should stay pretty mild. Fair summer days on tap. Today was another nice one in Santa Cruz. Enjoy the rest of July.