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:My First, Full-Length Gardening Instruction Video!Processing Coffee at HomeFree Nitrogen-Fixer SeedsStarting Gardens from ScratchLearn to Grow 21 Amazing Trees from Seed - Complete Film 2 comments PinterestWhatsappEmail David The Good previous post A review of The Suburban Microfarm next post 10 Reasons Not To Dig Related Articles Yesterday’s Livestream January 13, 2019 YouTube Top 10 Countdown Pt. I February 1, 2016 Identifying Nitrogen-Fixers in the Wild June 1, 2020 In Search of… Bilimbi June 16, 2016 A Giant Mango Tree January 17, 2018 Dioscorea alata vs. Dioscorea bulbifera November 18, 2015 Starting Gardens from Scratch July 9, 2018 300-Year-Old Food Forest October 18, 2012 30 Days of Gardening and How to Write... July 16, 2018 DIY Solar Water Heater – With Gas or... September 23, 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 Reply to Adam Cadovius Cancel Reply Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. You can also subscribe without commenting.