"Plants have best friends just like people do. Marigolds help tomatoes and roses grow better. Nasturtiums keep bugs away from squash and broccoli. Petunias protect beans from beetles and oregano chases them away from cucumbers. Geraniums keep Japanese beetles away from roses and corn. Chives make carrots sweeter, and basil makes tomatoes even tastier"
This pumpkin, black-eyed bean and coconut curry from Meera Sodha's Fresh India is absolute heaven. The sweet pumpkin, earthy beans and creamy coconut come together to create a gentle curry, perfect for eating in England in the autumn, when a variety of pumpkins and squashes abound.