HELP! raped by caterpillars
Hey guys, the fruits of my labor, literally everything is getting destroyed by caterpillers, Im pulling nugget by nugget by cola off.
these guys are voracious and there are many species. I have been picking them off by hand, If I havent, my plants would surely all be destroyed; however, picking them off aint enough! they keep coming back and they are successfully decreasing my yield by more than half, on top of that the buds are chewed up and covered in shit from all the caterpillars!
I cant stand to see this, all my beautiful buds are dying and its not my fault, If I were to blame for my issues, I would sleep easier at night, I fed them right, did everything perfect and now theyre going down the drain. ANY help or advice guys , please.
I should have taken my own advice that I give to people and plant out earlier to harvest before the damn beasts get too bad, I feel like a hypocrite.
I dont want to spray my plants with anything inorganic or spray at all if I can avoid getting the buds wet, I know as soon as I do so ill get PM and botrytis. I have terrible luck with them and have managed to avoid it almost entirely this season.
next season it would probably best to invest in a pvc hoop house with mesh netting? anyone ever do this?
Thanks everyone, much respect.
"clearly, someones been doing the herbal."