Videos My awesome new experiment by David The Good March 26, 2018 written by David The Good March 26, 2018 This is just fun: Share this post!FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestRelated posts:40,000 Views!Homemade FurnitureLiving Soil FilmBuilding Simple BookcasesUnauthorized.TV Update 2 comments FacebookTwitterGoogle +PinterestRedditWhatsappEmail David The Good previous post A review of The Suburban Microfarm next post 10 Reasons Not To Dig Related Articles Easy-to-Build Modernist Cinder Block Bookshelves… That Actually Look... April 12, 2016 How to Start Pomegranates from Seed the EASY... June 11, 2019 What Can Go In Compost? (The Rules are... March 1, 2017 SilverFire Hunter Review: A Remarkably Efficient TLUD Stove January 6, 2016 How To Harvest and Process Cassava November 19, 2012 How to Make a Simple Compost Pile August 21, 2019 How to Make Chewing Tobacco November 10, 2015 YouTube Blues II September 22, 2017 Pumpkins and Air Potatoes October 9, 2017 Is Double-Digging Worth It? December 27, 2012 2 comments Adam Cadovius March 27, 2018 - 12:27 pm I’ve seen some people online talking about crushing up those red lava rocks you get at the big box home improvement stores and putting them in their compost/soil. Somehow that doesn’t seem the same as what you are doing with the black sand. On a maybe-somewhat similar note, the compost coming out of my way-too-expensive-rolling composter gets hard and brick-like when I put it on my beds and it dries. Would adding sand to it help loosen it up? Reply David The Good March 27, 2018 - 2:28 pm Sounds like the compost needs some extra roughage. You might throw in more carbon material as it composts. I’ve seen it do that as well. Sand might make it worse, though I do throw soil into my compost piles. My guess is its too heavy on kitchen scraps and a bit low on carbon in the composting process. Reply Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. You can also subscribe without commenting.