This group is also referred to as the Nightshade or Solanaceous (Solanaceae). Nightshade crops are heavy feeders and will require nutrient rich soil.
The solanaceous family includes many common garden “vegetables,” although the part of the plant usually eaten is the fruit (the potato is an exception). This group is also referred to as the “nightshade” family, after the poisonous weed.
Solanaceous crops include tomato, pepper, eggplant, white and red potato, and tomatillo. This family also contains several plants that are toxic to humans, pets and livestock, such as the weeds Jimsonweed, nightshade and mandrake.
It is especially important to follow proper crop rotation with the solanaceous family.