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:Is Double-Digging Worth It?Machete SafetyProcessing Coffee at HomeDay 5: Drying Tobacco, Easy Composting and Redneck Water CatchmentRock 2 comments FacebookTwitterGoogle +PinterestRedditWhatsappEmail David The Good previous post A review of The Suburban Microfarm next post 10 Reasons Not To Dig Related Articles The Pineapple Story April 17, 2013 Why Do You Have to Weed? January 9, 2018 Removing the Spines from Cactus Pads March 31, 2016 How to Make Homemade Potting Soil With Three... May 17, 2017 Nitrogen-Fixer Leaf Tea June 15, 2018 Crash Gardening S2, Episode 2A: A Tour of... November 10, 2014 How To Make Homemade Fish Emulsion / Fish... December 11, 2018 Sultans of Swing September 6, 2018 Tipi Yam Trellis May 11, 2018 Raising Meat Chickens with Marjory Wildcraft – Free... November 13, 2017 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.