Pet-Safe Fall Plants
Homeowners plant flowerbeds and vegetable gardens throughout the year for the freshest, best-tasting foods for their families; and while we encourage hobby gardeners to do what they love, we also advise home growers to investigate the types of plants they intend to grow to see if they are toxic plants or pet-friendly. If the plants can potentially upset digestion, pet owners will need to keep pets at a safe distance away from growing sites.
Here is a brief list of fall veggies to grow that are pet-safe:
- Sweet Potatoes
As far as pet-friendly flowers to grow, consider:
- African Violet
Home gardeners that wish to deer-proof gardens should consider planting the above flowers to rid deer, as they are deer-resistant flowers that deer hate!
When gardening in the fall with pets, consider the health and well-being of furry friends. Some nuts, trees and fruits may make dogs and cats ill if ingested and lead to fatalities in some cases.
- Jenn Smith