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!The Easiest Way to Prepare and Plant a Bed of CornRice Terraces of the PhilippinesA Tour of Our New LandComment of the Week on Composting Meat 2 comments FacebookTwitterGoogle +PinterestRedditWhatsappEmail David The Good previous post A review of The Suburban Microfarm next post 10 Reasons Not To Dig Related Articles YouTube Top 10 Countdown Pt. II February 2, 2016 Making moringa tea December 29, 2014 South Florida Food Forest Fall 2015 Update December 3, 2015 Increase Fruit and Vegetable Yields with this One... July 21, 2017 A free beekeeping lesson June 9, 2015 Lots of new videos on my YouTube Channel! September 18, 2015 GREAT NEWS: I’m part of the Home Grown... April 2, 2015 How to Germinate Sea Beans July 29, 2016 Why You Should Put Clay in Compost Piles May 9, 2017 Ginger… and an Exorcism? June 26, 2018 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.