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:Deadly water hemlock identification vs. elderberriesIntensive Gardening IntroductionMy favorite gardening video this yearI like this trackShe Built a Simple Compost Bin from Pallets 2 comments PinterestWhatsappEmail David The Good previous post A review of The Suburban Microfarm next post 10 Reasons Not To Dig Related Articles The Lord Humungus Interviews Me on Basically Everything February 6, 2016 Is Double-Digging Worth It? December 27, 2012 How to Garden in Clay March 28, 2019 Day 2 June 5, 2018 YouTube Top 10 Countdown Pt. II February 2, 2016 Another Fridge Garden, Planting Ginger and Pineapple Tops,... June 13, 2018 Backyard Permaculture September 12, 2012 Scott Head Composts Everything October 29, 2020 More on Turning Weeds into Soil February 23, 2017 Lasagna Gardening – The Complete No-Dig Gardening Demonstration October 19, 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.