I had a grow a few years back,everything was on track,plants were 6 to seven feet.A week of rain and a lax(and cocky)attitude about prevention,and the entire grow was toast,20 plants into the trash.A valuable lesson, albeit an expensive one.If you keep getting bud rot,maybe time to chop it,and save what you can.FYI auto's get various molds as well.
No, I haven’t seen any inchworms or other insects, except for some fruit flies stuck in the good sticky stuff. The inchworms I have seen on my property tend to like rose bushes and usually end up flatter than when I first see them.Have you found any inch worms on the plant...sometimes the green worm will do that to a bud from the inside out.
This is the place to learn all these folks here are wonderful helpThanks for the encouragement peoples. I’m thinking an auto flower may be the way to go next year, what does everyone think? A small greenhouse to put them out of the rain may be an option too, although I have little room and the spot I have to put it may have too much stray light at night.