I am growing, as a first time caregiver, three plants on my balcony in Hawaii. Two of the plants have been harvested. While I was trimming the leaves off of the third for harvest, I noticed several problems.
1. Black hard spots that are on the stem and leaves.
2. an infestation of some kind of bug.
3. the plants leaves have been yellowing for quite some time. I was told this is normal, but that's obviously a lie.
Check out the pics to see the evidence of my neglect of my beautiful plant. I THINK this plant is near harvest and want to do so. What is this stuff? How do i get rid/avoid it? and is the bud salvagable?