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Chicken of the Woods experiment

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It's a long shot...but we decided to try to propagate some Chicken of the Woods pieces in a bowl of wet corrugated cardboard.

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

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How do you do that? Why are you putting pieces under cardboard? I presume those pieces are the ones that have the spores on them?

Inquiring minds need to know!

Comment by NaYan Sun Jun 21 18:54:13 2015
Nayan --- Here's one of the posts we've made about propagating mushrooms on cardboard. The success of the technique depends very much on species. Oysters are easy, most other mushrooms are a bit less dependable!
Comment by anna Mon Jun 22 15:06:04 2015
Comment by NaYan Mon Jun 22 20:04:59 2015
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