Catherine Abbott grew up in a farming community where the root cellar was a necessity in every household in order to have fresh food throughout the winter. Abbott teaches gardening classes locally and has developed a popular website called www.your-vegetable-gardening-helper.com. She is the author of The Everything Grow Your Own Vegetables Book.
Meghan Shinn is the editor of Horticulture, a national magazine for avid home gardeners. Currently she gardens on her apartment patio with pots full of annuals and veggies in Ohio.