zone9b Photos & Videos

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When it comes to food, nothing beats garden to table. Some of these greens got chopped up and went into our pup’s homemade food. Anyone else make homemade food for their dogs? Curious to hear what garden veggies you put into yours. Swipe to see a video of the homemade dog food (it’s human grade, I’ve even eaten some of it before!). It’s a recipe I modified from a local integrative veterinarian thats’s grain-free and pretty much like a paleo diet, and I usually mix it with some grain-free kibble from @stellaandchewys. Veggies in this batch includes Swiss chard, kale, broccoli, green beans, sweet potatoes and carrots. • • • #nofilter #homemadedogfood #growsomethinggreen #homegrown #growyourown #organicgardening #gardening #garden #vegetablegarden #raisedbeds #raisedbedgarden #fallgarden #backyardgarden #homegarden #urbanorganicgardener #urbangarden #suburbangarden #epicgardening #lovegardeners #getgrowing #zone9 #zone9b #californiagarden

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21 hours ago

We spotted a wild garden girl!

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We had our 8th annual Fissure Fest celebration this past weekend. It was so much fun but it sure did a number on our winter grass. I'm hoping it rebounds. Anyone have any experience with this? Tips? Tricks? Condolences? . . #winterlawn #winterrye #fissurefest #azgardening #gardens #grass #greengrass #greenlawn #backyard #azwintergrass #homegrown #urbangarden #ornamentalgardening #instagarden #gardeninglife #azmastergardener #certifiedmastergardener #mastergardener #queencreek #queencreekaz #greenthumb #zone9b #thepottersbench

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These ghost pepper and Carolina reaper seedlings have not done as well as the indoor ones. It’s still getting up into the 80s out here but the evening temps have dropped significantly. That might be the reason? Anyway, I’m taking these inside now and putting them under a grow light for the rest of the winter. 🌶🌶🌶

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Friends never say GOODBYE..... 😔

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Scarlet runner beans at different stages...beautiful pole beans but they are a challenge to grow here in our hot Sacramento Valley climate. I experimented and seeded some during the Spring in a sunny location, but the heat came on too quickly and they fried. This batch was seeded in mid-late summer in a spot that gets just a little less sun and surprisingly did okay. I may give it another go next year but honestly, I don’t like shelling beans so we’ll see. • • • #nofilter #scarletrunnerbeans #polebeans #beans #growsomethinggreen #homegrown #growyourown #organicgardening #gardening #garden #vegetablegarden #raisedbeds #raisedbedgarden #fallgarden #backyardgarden #homegarden #urbanorganicgardener #urbangarden #suburbangarden #epicgardening #lovegardeners #getgrowing #zone9 #zone9b #californiagarden

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1 day ago

Another harvest from the black cobra peppers. These will be used for chile salsa and the rest will be pickled. 🌶 🔥

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2 days ago

🍂🍁November 🍁🍂is here and it's time to plant Snapdragons! This time we decided to put down▪️landscape fabric ▪️to save us time and energy that we so willingly gave to weeding last year. 😅BUT we do love our wild and free flower beds so we are keeping a section of perennials as the free spirits that they are. ✌🏼🌱 For our snapdragons we burned holes of 9" centers from each other on 3 foot wide and 20 foot long beds for optimum planting! 🤓🌱😎We are thrilled to keep this system going and will happily share with ya'll so stay tuned! #itsbeanieseason #itsonlyinthe60s

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2 days ago

The first of the roma and cherokee purple tomatoes are ripening. It's a good idea to pick tomatoes before they are completely red to avoid pests getting to them before you do. Tomatoes will continue to ripen even after being removed from the vine. Set them in indirect sunlight in your home and that will help. 🍅 The rest of this harvest basket contains jalapenos, kentucky wonder pole beans, romaine lettuce, and the edible calyces (the sepals not the flower petals) from our Roselle plant which is a type of hibiscus. The edible calyces are used to make a traditional Caribbean holiday drink so we are looking forward to brewing up something refreshing and festive this December! 🌺🥃❄ We have been harvesting since October and freezing the calyces as we do so we will have a large batch by December. . . . #dixhitegarden #tomato #tomatoes #roselle #sorrel #jamaicansorrel #holidaydrink #hibiscus #gardentips #kentuckywonder #polebeans #vegetablegardening #organicgardening #vegetables #growyourown #eatwhatyougrow #growfoodnotlawns #veggiegarden #homegrown #pollinatorgarden #floridagardening #centralflorida #orlando #zone9b #harvest #landscapearchitecture #communitygarden #companygarden

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2 days ago

I am not complaining...but how on earth did I get worms in my @vegepod ? I turned over the soil in two pods today to make way for a winter crop and to my delight, found worms in both pods! Soil used in both pods have been @ebstone_organics @recipe420 mixed with some compost. My pods are raised up high on their trolley stands over concrete so there is no way the little earth critters could have crawled up on their own. Guesses anyone? • • • #nofilter #vegepod #growsomethinggreen #homegrown #growyourown #organicgardening #gardening #garden #vegetablegarden #raisedbeds #raisedbedgarden #fallgarden #backyardgarden #homegarden #urbanorganicgardener #urbangarden #suburbangarden #epicgardening #lovegardeners #getgrowing #zone9 #zone9b #californiagarden

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2 days ago

Ah, yes... the #millerstocktonaloe ! My babies have finally acclimated to their new homes after two seasons of trial and error. These do NOT require much watering... in fact, I water maybe once per month at most! I had to learn restraint and not helicopter these to death but I think I finally figured it out! 😂 Which plant taught you to use restraint in the garden? Do you have a tendency to over-water things like I do? #aloe #aloevera #aloeveragel #succulentsofinstagram #succulentgarden #aloeverasoothinggel #aloejuice #succulentlover #succulentaddict #zone9b #containergarden #urbangarden #foodgarden #ediblegarden #kitchengarden #succulenthoarder #succulentlife #succulentcity #succulentplant #succulentjunkie #succulentobsessed #succulentplants #organicgarden #succulentobsession #plantbabies #plantlady #crazyplantlady #aloeisitmeyourelookingfor #sagegardentheory

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2 days ago

Ok so potato lover here if you couldn’t already tell. I’ve just got a few more pounds of seed potatoes in 🙌🏼. They are fresh, so dormant, and I’m trying two different ways to “wake” them up. I’m going to try chitting - I have these potatoes out in some mild sunlight to jump start sprouting. The others I’ve kept my their brown bag and added an apple in to each to induce sprouting. Let’s see how this goes! #potatoes #homegrown #potatogrowing #zone9b

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2 days ago

I really don’t have composting down to a science yet (as far as getting to the right temperature) but this has been my set up for awhile now. I have two composting bins; one is always actively being filled while the other breaks down and then they alternate once one is ready to be emptied. The city I live in gives composting workshops twice a year and also offers these bins for only $35! (They only allow one bin per household but there are ways around it...like asking a good friend to get you one!). I normally just keep my leaves in a large messy pile but I had a lot of extra fencing wire so figured I might as well put them to good use and tidy up this spot. Btw, if you’re in my area and need brown waste for your home compost, PM me...my street is littered with PILES and PILES of leaves this time of year. I’m able to save up enough leaves from now until next fall and still have enough to share with at least a dozen people (yes, we have BIG trees!) 🍂 • • • #compost #composting #diy #gardeningtips #urbanorganicgardener #organicgardening #epicgardening #growsomething #backyardgarden #gardening #californiagarden #zone9b

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2 days ago

Spying on bees enjoying the heather 😊 🐝

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3 days ago

Cucamelons are a slightly tart, crispy cucumber as small as a grape - with the look of a Barbie-sized watermelon. 🥒🍉 I was amazed to see them growing so easily in Angela’s garden @growing.in.the.garden , and happy she had enough to share. Thank you. They were delicious! 🍃 #garden #gardenguru #diygarden #azgarden #arizonagardening #gardeners #zone9b #gardendiy #flowerbed #gardenersofinstagram #gardening #horticulture #mesaarizona #mesaurbangarden #pollinatorgarden #cottagegarden #beautifulgarden #veggiegarden #countrygarden #veggiebeds #raisedbedgarden #raisedbeds #growsomethinggreen #farmhouse #farmhousestyle #flowergarden #cucamelon #veggiegarden

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3 days ago

Good Morning! #HappySaturday ! 😁 . Who's headed to the #TemeculaFarmersMarket ?? 👨‍🌾 Stop by Don Fernando's Hideaway booth for #AwesomePlants and a #SurpriseProduct 🕯️introduction 😉 from #FriendsOfTheHideaway. . (Un)fortunately, we won't be running the booth this weekend with @dfhideaway as we're taking the weekend 'off' to catch up on a few things... Sadly, this means less #ConversationsAboutPlants and more about laundry and errands 😜 . #WeWillBeBackNextWeek #ComeSeeUs #LetsTalkPlants #FarmersMarket #CoolPlants #CoolPeople #PlantVarieties #Zone9B #Flowers #Garden #Gardening #PlantLife #PlantNerd #PlantNursery #GardeningMoments #PlantsAtHome #FlowersOfInstagram #PlantsOfInstagram #Murrieta #Temecula #SouthernCalifornia #SoCal #PlantGuys_SoCal #SpinezVinezAndWinez

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3 days ago

The lovely side entrance to @growing.in.the.garden ‘s square garden gone wild with beauty. Isn’t it WOW?! To see the rest of her amazing gardens, meander on over to @growinginthegarden and say “hi” to Angela. She has a lovely smile, infectious laugh, heart of gold and so much to share about edible gardening. Plus her gardens are SO PRETTY! I’m betting you’ll want to be following her. ☺️✨🌸🍃 #garden #gardenguru #diygarden #azgarden #arizonagarden #gardeners #zone9b #gardendiy #flowerbed #gardenersofinstagram #gardening #horticulture #pollinatorgarden #cottagegarden #beautifulgarden #veggiegarden #countrygarden #growsomethinggreen #farmhouse #farmhousestyle #flowergarden

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3 days ago

Tiny mushrooms 🍄

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4 days ago

🌱🌵 #PlantAdvicePlease 🌵🌱 . . . 🌵To my fellow #Succramento #PlantMoms & #EarthMuffins : This is my first fall with plants in #Sacramento and I'm not sure the best way to go about caring for my collection with the current weather change we're having. 🍂 ... 🌵I started collecting #succulents & #cactuses this spring when @the.prickly.pear saved some echeverias from my wedding. Mona took me down the rabbit hole and I'm so grateful I never left Wonderland! Gardening has been so healing and my babes have come to be very prescious to me. 🙏 ... 🌵I've never dealt with this before and don't want to decimate my entire collection by making a rookie move (lost all my #lithops that way this summer 🤦‍♀️). I've done a lot of reading but since gardening is so regional, I figured I ask for some advice! I think Sac is #Zone9b but I don't really know what that means 🤔 Do I move everything inside now that we're getting colder at night and they're not in the ground? All of my South-facing windows happen to be in a bathroom/laundry so a wee bit humid. I have a plastic #greenhouse , but those can just bake. Am I just an anxious East-Coaster who doesn't have to work about this stuff in Sac? 🤷‍♀️ Also, should I wait to re-pot my baby lithops until the spring or put them in their pot now (super nervous about lithop-cide 🔪😰)? I also have some humming bird yucca growing from seeds that is a big experiment 🤞👩‍🔬 Any advice or resources are appreciated 🙏 ... #SacSuccs #GardeningTherapy #TherapeuticGardening #SucculentAdvice #CactusAdvice

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4 days ago

Grabbing some fruit for a snack after work. My dog is grabbing a bite as well 🐕🍈. This is another variety of #pinappleguava ( #feijoa ) ...packs a lot of flavor in a small size. - #fruittree   #fruit #fruitom #garden   #plant   #californiararefruitgrowers #californiafruit   #backyard   #gardening   #crfg   #zone9b   #zone9bgardening #vegetable   #garden   #nursery   #tropicalfruit #eat   #yum   #tropical   #foodporn #fruitporn #californiaplants   #backyard #plants   #fall   #california   #sanjose #gardening #plantvideo #video

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5 days ago

Baby lettuces really appreciate the cooler temps. I think it stayed under 80 degrees yesterday! 😮 Treating these as a cut and come again pot, with butter lettuce, romaine, bronze leaf, and sorrel.

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5 days ago

I recently participated in an emergency preparedness fair. It was an amazing event that included infirmation on alternative cooking methods, alternative energy sources, canning, 72 hour kits, and other emergency planning ideas. I recommend setting up a plan for your family in the event of a natural disaster or emergency.

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5 days ago

Moro blood oranges are shifting to yellow before turning a golden orange, and the waiting game between these and the avocados is killing me. 😣🙃

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6 days ago

Potatoes looking healthy! This is the third generation that started from sprouted organic store bought potatoes 2 1/2 years ago. Honestly we don't eat a whole lot of them so I always have some in a corner that start to sprout. Eat what you can, plant what you have left. Perfect! This is the first time I've tried growing the potatoes in a container. Curious to see the yield. #permaculture #foodforest #potatoharvest #containerpotatoes #organicpotatoes #growyourown #growfoodnotlawns #nongmo #nopesticides #noherbicides #zerowastefood #noplastic #petaluma #sonomacounty #californiagarden #zone9b

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6 days ago

Little purple pansies...have my heart! I love love LOVE these little flowers. They’re faces are just so cheery! Did you know they are edible? They also don’t like their roots too wet, and slugs love to eat the roots as well, so if for seemingly no reason your little plants start to fall over and die, you probably have something eating their roots. 🙂 . . . #garden #gardens #gardening #azgarden #azgardens #azgardening #gardeninglove #zone9b #gardeninginaz #gardeninglife #gardeninspiration #pansies #johniejumpups

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These are the very first (and only) #passionfruits our #passionfruitvine produced for 2018! The vine is experiencing a bit of a nutrient deficiency so I’m going to fertilize one last time before our first hard frost sets in soon. I know you’re not supposed to do much during the winter, but these vines are supposed to be evergreen here in #zone9b and I figure some Epsom salt won’t hurt. How do you like eating passion fruit? If anyone has any tips for yellowing vines aside from this, please let me know! 💗 #passionfruit #lilikoi #passiflora #passifloraedulis #howsithanging #fruitgarden #foodgarden #ediblegarden #kitchengarden #victorygarden #homegrownfood #organicgarden #tropicalgarden #sweetandsour #containergarden #frederickpassionfruit #urbangardener #backyardgarden #sagegardentheory #zone9b #fruitypebbles #naturescandy #imgoingtoeatyou #passionfood #homegrownorganic #lilikoipassion #lilikoilove #gardeningachievementunlocked

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6 days ago

I need to get this White Marseilles fig in the ground but indecision on where to plant it is holding me up! 🤔 🍃 🍃 #fig #figtree #whitemarseillesfig

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#Tillandsias #AirPlants ! 🤩 . Tillandsia is a genus of around 650 species of evergreen, perennial flowering plants in the family Bromeliaceae, native to the forests, mountains and deserts of northern Mexico and south-eastern United States, Mesoamerica and the Caribbean to mid Argentina. [Wikipedia] . #LetsTalkPlants #CoolPlants #Cactus #Cacti #Succulents #PlantVarieties #SomethingForEveryone #Zone9B #CactusArePretty #PlantsMakePeopleHappy #SucculentCollection #CactusCollection #Murrieta #Temecula #SouthernCalifornia #SoCal #PlantGuys_SoCal #SpinezVinezAndWinez

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1 week ago

One of my favorite things in our gardens is our fairy garden. We started it over 10 years ago when my husband was away on business and the kids were on break from school and surprised him when he got home. It's been one of the best things ever. Whenever little kids visit, they love to spend time with the fairies, rearranging and dreaming. We had a few little ones here this past weekend playing in our fairy garden and I was tempted to tidy it up before I snapped a pic, but somehow I love it in this messy state. It tells me someone has recently paid a visit to the fairies. And that's magical.

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I’m going to miss these! Count down to March when I start my spring/summer/fall garden all over again. #zone9b

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