We will be rolling out several small fixes mid-day today (Jan 29.) We do not anticipate any disruptions or problems, but f you spot any unexpected issues after 12 noon (PST), please report them in the designated thread in the DG Site Updates forum.
Not sure where 9b is? I'm in 7--North Tx, and have just ordered one of these plants from a great mail order company...can't wait to get started! It sounds like a terrific plant to have, and so easy to grow. Do you keep yours outdoors year 'round? No freezing issues?