How dangerous are eggplant leaves?
I know tomatoes, peppers, eggplants and potatoes are all the same family...related to nightshades. I've also read that they're somewhat poisonous and children should not eat the leaves. A garden book I recently got from the library had a special warning that eggplants were toxic, but did not include this on the tomatoes, peppers or potatoes. Are eggplants more toxic, or did the book just miss the obvious?
I'd like to know, since I have nieces and nephews that help in the garden. I'm thinking of putting the tomatoes, eggplants and peppers (along with some herbs and marigolds) in a separate garden, against the house, this year. (I'm not growing potatoes this year, but hope to next year in a bigger garden space with corn and pumpkins.) The heat from the house would be good for the plants and the kids wouldn't be able to get near them without me noticing. Am I overeacting, or are these plants dangerous?