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:The Five Keys to Building Healthy SoilAnother Fridge Garden, Planting Ginger and Pineapple Tops, and... Anime?Ginger... and an Exorcism?House-Building Update: The New OfficeI Smashed My Earth Oven! 2 comments PinterestWhatsappEmail David The Good previous post A review of The Suburban Microfarm next post 10 Reasons Not To Dig Related Articles Self-Watering 5-Gallon Bucket Gardens, Benches and Bad News July 24, 2018 An illegal garden? An Interview With Sean Law January 20, 2014 Continuous Composting July 30, 2018 Using Seaweed Fertilizer in the Garden March 14, 2018 Is This the Weirdest YouTube Video Ever? December 13, 2012 Managing Crop Nutrition (vs. Pest Management) February 17, 2021 Goodstream #162 December 29, 2020 Mud Bricks October 7, 2017 Installing the First Bed in the N.O.G.R.A.S.S. Garden! January 22, 2021 Identifying Nitrogen-Fixers in the Wild June 1, 2020 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.