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:Steven's Seedling Apple Tree UpdateA Must-watch Documentary7 Ways to Feed Your Garden for Free (now for FREE!)What to Do When Your Compost is Too WetLive with Flannel Farms 2 comments PinterestWhatsappEmail 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. I February 1, 2016 Crash Gardening S2, Episode 2A: A Tour of... November 10, 2014 The Power of Grafting March 3, 2021 Creating Paths in a Food Forest August 28, 2019 Why You Should Keep Mango Trees Small and... May 22, 2019 Tiny Life Doing Huge Work June 26, 2017 A Great Big Biochar Demonstration February 10, 2022 Easy Pest Control – Crash Gardening, Episode 3 May 23, 2014 Book Reviews! February 21, 2019 Yeah, so this thing was way too hot June 7, 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.