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:Is Double-Digging Worth It?Getting the Gardens Going AgainWild Edible Chinese Yams in North CarolinaPumpkins and Air PotatoesHow to Germinate a Peach Pit (Animated) 2 comments PinterestWhatsappEmail David The Good previous post A review of The Suburban Microfarm next post 10 Reasons Not To Dig Related Articles Growing Bananas August 5, 2016 This Agrarian Life June 17, 2017 Tree Collards January 2, 2015 Easy-to-Build Modernist Cinder Block Bookshelves… That Actually Look... April 12, 2016 Is This the Weirdest YouTube Video Ever? December 13, 2012 Five Easy To ID Florida Edible Wild Mushrooms August 21, 2015 How To Make Homemade Fish Emulsion / Fish... December 11, 2018 Crash Gardening S2, Episode 2A: A Tour of... November 10, 2014 A Giant Mango Tree January 17, 2018 The Power of Grafting March 3, 2021 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 David The Good Cancel Reply Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. You can also subscribe without commenting.