Caterpillars, already! Help!
The caterpillars are already here. I took 3 big ones off on Sunday. Any ideas on how to deter them? Last year, I picked them off almost daily, but they still ate my vines down to stems. Two died, one limps and the last one looked like it would recover. That's where I found the caterpillars on Sunday.
Constance Elliott is the variety. It seems to be the favorite of the cates.
The caterpillars used to come about the first of September. Last year, they came in the spring and I had to fight them all year. It seems that this will be another good good caterpillar year.
Any ideas (besides BT)?