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:Crash Gardening Season 2: The Japanese PersimmonThe Lord Humungus Interviews Me on Basically EverythingGrowing BananasIncrease Fruit and Vegetable Yields with this One Weird TrickLivestreaming on YouTube 2 comments PinterestWhatsappEmail David The Good previous post A review of The Suburban Microfarm next post 10 Reasons Not To Dig Related Articles Book Reviews! February 21, 2019 Tempest in a Teapot Meets Jack Broccoli; Plus,... June 19, 2018 Identifying Nitrogen-Fixers in the Wild June 1, 2020 Farmer Dave vs. the Econopocalypse: Episode IV October 10, 2012 Flomaton Famous Reviews SCRUBFEST II October 24, 2023 Things You Don’t See on Florida Beaches April 3, 2018 Weed & Feed February 18, 2017 Scott Head Composts Everything October 29, 2020 The N.O.G.R.A.S.S. Garden on YouTube January 25, 2021 This is my favorite song right now February 22, 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.