[permaculture] sow bugs & strawberries

J Hobbs hobbsj at efn.org
Tue Jun 14 00:03:12 EDT 2005



I gather the pine, cedar and douglas fir needles (any conifer needles 
will do-- there are all acidic)  and mulch my strawberries with 
them-- seems to keep the sow bugs at bay.

Good Luck,

Agro-Ecology Northwest
Cascadia Landscape Design
Eugene, Oregon 97401

Date: Sat, 11 Jun 2005 17:43:31 -0700
From: "Douglas Cooper" <dgc at primus.ca>
Subject: [permaculture] Sow bugs eating the strawberries
To: "permaculture" <permaculture at lists.ibiblio.org>
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I live on the Canadian west coast. Sow bugs are eating up ALL our
strawberries. I am not allowed to have chickens or other birds of that type
on the property. Any sugestions on how to control them would be most

Doug Cooper
Powell River BC

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