I have small green caterpillars attacking my buds on my outdoor plant. It’s about a month into budding. The little fuggars don’t eat a whole bud, the eat the stem, killing a couple dozen buds. I’ve been picking them off all day; I don’t want to treat the plants at this point.
It’s only one plant that’s infested but so many buds have been lost. My question is, will the plant try to replace the damaged buds in the month or so left?