I have a pervasive pasture, completely overrun with thistles, that I would like to turn into a vegetable garden. I want to run some pigs through, followed by chickens, to clear it out and fertilize. Regarding pathogens in the manure and hot composting temps, how long do I need to wait to plant after moving the animals out? I am in central Illinois and I would like to put the pigs in soon, especially since this crazy weather means the ground is soft and muddy, not frozen like it should be in February! Will I be ok to plant in April or May, or this is a longer process?
Another vegetarian family here, using pigs as tools and pets, not food!