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how do you use plugs to cardboard?
    #11379410 - 11/03/09 09:25 PM (8 years, 8 months ago)

Rrabbit or anyone,

with experience with plugs to cardboard or straw please post your
growing tips. i would guess first that you pasteurize the cardboard/straw first then....?

does anyone that know plugs spawn to cardboard and straw
know how to compare that to a grain to cardboard and straw grow in terms of speed. thx Imorph

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Re: how do you use plugs to cardboard? [Re: Imorph]
    #11379965 - 11/03/09 10:42 PM (8 years, 8 months ago)


You can use the plugs as you would use grain spawn pretty much. colonization of cardboard and paper and toilet paper are all quite fast

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Re: how do you use plugs to cardboard? [Re: ABC]
    #11382293 - 11/04/09 10:52 AM (8 years, 8 months ago)

If you're interested in cardboard technology, I suggest you obtain a copy of Paul Stamets' Mycelium Running.

If the cardboard is relatively new and clean and you're growing outdoors, I've found that pasteurization is unnecessary.  This is one project I have going right now.

I had one quart jar of wine cap stropharia grain spawn to work with.  I took a mixture of water and hyrdrogen peroxide (10:1) and sprayed cardboard sheets down with it.  It takes a while for liquid to soak in, so this was repeated every ten minutes or so until the cardboard sheets could be seperated.  I ended up using about ten sheets of 1' square cardboard, which was allowed to grow out until fully colonized.  So about a week ago I filled a couple of burlap sacks with wood mulch after lining them with the cardboard sheets.  They're sitting under a tarp in a shady spot to colonize over winter.  Once the bags are fully colonized, I hope to sell one of them to a local farmer and use the other to seed a new garden bed in my back yard.

Wait, does this even make sense? :grin:

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