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:The Pineapple StoryThe 30 Day Video Challenge is Done! So What's Next?The day of the accidentSteven's Seedling Apple Tree UpdateWild Edible Chinese Yams in North Carolina 2 comments FacebookTwitterGoogle +PinterestRedditWhatsappEmail David The Good previous post A review of The Suburban Microfarm next post 10 Reasons Not To Dig Related Articles 30 Days of Gardening and How to Write... July 16, 2018 Dealing with aphids, killing aphids, organic aphid control... May 25, 2015 Day 2 June 5, 2018 9 Staple Crops for Total Food Independence (Video) April 26, 2018 Back To Eden Chicken Run Composting February 6, 2017 Waffle Gardening – A Method for Arid Climates October 18, 2017 How To Make Homemade Fish Emulsion / Fish... December 11, 2018 Starting Gardens from Scratch July 9, 2018 Prepper Recon Interview Covering Grow Or Die January 22, 2016 Dioscorea alata vs. Dioscorea bulbifera November 18, 2015 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.