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.