Thank you so much! I went out this morning and, (wearing 2 gloves on each hand, ha ha!), picked off each bug I could find. It took forever - I have probably about 40 plants. But, it's worth it - I grew these from seed and they're at least a foot tall by now! I dropped them into a bucket of soapy water. I did find eggs twice, not on the plant leaves but on grass growing under the plants. (yes, I have grass in my garden. don't get me started about the tilling of it - beggars can't be choosers...)
I plan to go out tomorrow morning and pick them again. I don't have time to go to the store today for the wheat bran or Triple-Plus, but hope to do that tomorrow. I guess if I can get out daily and pick off the larve, it should help keep them from destroying more plants?
(I think I've only lost 2 plants, one's only a stem about 4 inches tall, the other is about 3 times the size, but completely leafless.)
Thanks for the help!