EE bulb barely growing, no leaves
Perhaps I should post this on the bulb forum, but you folks are so "down home," I thought I'd at least start here.
I planted a large EE tuber/bulb in a 3-4 gallon pot in late May. I kept the pot on our brick sidewalk and kept it well watered. Also, we had good weekly rains in July and the first three days in August. I was ready to give up on the EE when finally, in the last week of July, I saw a tiny green tip emerging. Today (August 4) it is about an inch and a half tall.
Are they always this slow? What did I do wrong?
I am in zone 7 south central Virginia, about 30 miles north of the NC state line.
Thanks for any help.