Answer: Because of the pathogens they contain, dog, cat and pig manure should be kept out of the vegetable garden. But cow, horse, rabbit, goat, or any other non-meat eating animal manure is perfectly acceptable in the garden. It's best to compost the manure prior to using, or at least let it age so the salts from urine can be washed away by rain. Otherwise it can be too hot and can burn the plants and their roots.
Glad you've been able to grow gigantic coleus. Just think how large your veggies will be if you use the same manure there!
Best wishes with your garden!
Q&A Library Searching Tips