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:Permaculture ChickensBack To Eden Chicken Run CompostingRice Terraces of the PhilippinesHow NOT TO KILL Your GardenJason Avers Explains Side-Dressing and Fertilizers 2 comments FacebookTwitterGoogle +PinterestRedditWhatsappEmail David The Good previous post A review of The Suburban Microfarm next post 10 Reasons Not To Dig Related Articles Starting Gardens from Scratch July 9, 2018 Harvesting Cinnamon and Processing it at Home January 17, 2017 An Inspiring 23-year-old Food Forest April 3, 2017 Marmalade and Campari: The Steve Zissou Citrus December 23, 2015 Hand Operated Coconut Sheller November 16, 2018 YouTube Top 10 Countdown Pt. II February 2, 2016 Seminole Pumpkins Compared June 3, 2015 How to Make Chewing Tobacco November 10, 2015 Backyard Aquaponics April 5, 2016 Epic Clearing Event (with drone footage of the... January 14, 2019 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.