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Why do parsely plants survive light frosts whereas other crops turn to mush?

Asked by louella (5points) November 14th, 2006
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b's avatar
Because parsley is a hardy herb.
fullofentropy's avatar
The idea behind a frost killing plants is that the water inside them freezes and the expansion of water within the pant is killed. I'm guessing parsley has a few chemicals mixed in the water that act "like" the antifreeze in your car thus making the temperature to "freeze" the plant lower than that of frosting conditions that kill other plants.
benjiwitz's avatar
i think it just has less water in it.... than other veggies that have lots of water and really visibly react to overnight freezes

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