Rion Mather wrote:Thanks for the encouragement but I am ditching the practice. I lost plants to the bugs and it is not worth the effort. I am now treating with regular doses of soap insecticide on every hugel container that I have indoors. I had a terrible time with bugs and squash last year so there is no way I am using hugel beds for them. I am crossing my fingers that my root vegetables survived the winter in the outdoor hugelkultur beds.
Honestly, I am finding a lot of problems with many aspects of permaculture. The bad hugel bugs were the nail in the coffin. Good luck to you on your experiments.
Rion Mather wrote: The issue is that it wasn't only pillbugs. I came home to find a bug had eaten another pepper plant. The bug was sitting there smiling at me. I was not a happy camper. Nobody messes with my peppers.