In a safe environment, your pets and your plants in your Rise Garden should be able to coexist happily. Here is what we currently know about how garden plants interact with pets:
"Nightshade" plant leaves can be toxic to animals.
This includes: Tomatoes, Peppers, and Eggplants. Their leaves contain small amounts of solanine, which is a toxic (not poisonous) chemical.
Expected behavior after consumption: vomiting
How can I prevent my pet from getting sick from the plants in my Garden?
Option #1: Keep your Garden in a safe, hard-to-reach area of your home that doesn't entice your pet to eat your plants
Option #2: Only grow plants that you know are safe for your pet in your Garden
Our Plant Scientists are still working on researching these topics further. Upcoming research topics include:
- Are there other gardening plants that are toxic to pets?
- Are there any plants that will cause death in small animals?
Please stay tuned for more updates soon!