View from the Rear Window - September 2022

 September is the first month of Autumn - at least in the meteorological sense. A time for harvesting and tidying so a busy month for composting too. Just a couple or 'rear window' photos this month from the beginning and end of the month. Roses at the start with fuschias and dahlias at the end and just a hint of autumn colours -see Acer (middle foreground).

Jobs in the Kitchen Garden

  1. Harvesting Cucumbers, Celery, Bell Peppers, Jalopeno Chillies, Tomatoes, Aubergines, Red Cabbage, Marrows, Courgettes, Red Windsor & Golden Delicious Apples, Blue Danube Potatoes, Beetroot, Sweetcorn, Raspberries, Butternut Squash
  2. Concorde Pears (115) picked underripe and stored at 4 ℃ in fridges. Comice pears (30) were picked late August
  3. Late sowings of lettuce and radish
  4. Sow more broad beans for autumn harvesting

September 2022 Weather

Weather parameters for September are summarised in the table below. September continues run of warm months reported the UK Met Office. Also noteworthy was that the first nine months of 2022 were the warmest on record (records go back as far as 1884). Most of the extra warmth was in the north of England, Scotland and Northern Ireland; Wales and Southern England (including Herefordshire) were around the long-term average (1991-2020). Rainfall in Herefordshire was about average while sunshine was a little below average.

September 2022

Weather Parameter



Average Monthly Temperature 

15 oC

Maximum Monthly Temperature

27 oC


Minimum Monthly Temperature

4 oC


Number of Air Frost Days


Number of Hot Days (> 25 oC)


Monthly Precipitation

37.8 mm

Greatest 24 h Precipitation

15.2 mm

4th - 5th

Number of Dry Days


Monthly Sunshine Hours (estimated)


Average Wind Speed

3 km/h

Highest Wind Speed

34 km/h


Maximum Barometric Pressure (Sea Level)

1027.1 hPa


Minimum Barometric Pressure (Sea Level)

995.3 hPa


Daily min/max temperatures for the whole month are presented below [click for larger image]. Consistently warm day-time temperatures though noticeably cooler towards the end of the month. Night-time temperatures falling steadily as the month progressed. 

August ended on a dull cloudy note and September continued that trend. Rainfall was average though sporadic.

Comparing the last three years' weather data, September 2022 looks distinctly average in all the weather parameters

A few photos from the garden ...

Salvia Hot Lips

Red Cabbage

Sweetcorn Incredible F1



Fuschia in the Paradise Garden




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