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:"Get Grafting!" Trailer - PLUS Photos From the New CameraDeliciously Illegal Tonka BeansWaffle Gardening - A Method for Arid ClimatesHow to Germinate a Peach Pit (Animated)The Secret to Finding a Really Good Hoe 2 comments FacebookTwitterGoogle +PinterestRedditWhatsappEmail David The Good previous post A review of The Suburban Microfarm next post 10 Reasons Not To Dig Related Articles How To Make Homemade Fish Emulsion / Fish... December 11, 2018 Take a Look at my Yam Beds! October 10, 2017 This is my favorite song right now February 22, 2018 Raising Meat Chickens with Marjory Wildcraft – Free... November 13, 2017 Book Reviews! February 21, 2019 Harvesting Cinnamon and Processing it at Home January 17, 2017 Self-delivering bananas December 21, 2015 Three Ways to Use Logs In Your Garden... October 12, 2016 Experiments in Creating Terra Preta April 29, 2017 House-Building Update: The New Office August 12, 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.