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:SilverFire Hunter Review: A Remarkably Efficient TLUD StoveProcessing Coffee at HomeWhy You Should Put Clay in Compost PilesRockMeet the Jing Huang Mango 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 Eat Noni Fruit March 29, 2017 Video Round-Up: Slash and Burn, Water on the... January 28, 2019 How to Make Chewing Tobacco November 10, 2015 Visiting The Fruit and Spice Park December 7, 2015 Processing Coffee at Home December 28, 2016 Zone-Pushing, Edible Hedging and More August 30, 2017 Waffle Gardening – A Method for Arid Climates October 18, 2017 The ONLY #authentic way to enjoy coffee! March 16, 2016 Do you have an illegal garden? January 16, 2014 Book Reviews! February 21, 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.