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What was agriculture like in the southern colonies?
Last Updated: 1st July, 2020
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Herein, what were the Southern colonies known for?
The Southern Colonies concentrated on agriculture and developed the plantations exporting tobacco, cotton, corn, vegetables, grain, fruit and livestock. The Southern Colonies had the largest slave population who worked on the Slave Plantations. Plantations grew cotton, tobacco, indigo (a purple dye), and other crops.
Similarly, how did plantations affect life in the southern colonies? The enconomy depended on the plantations and slavery grew and became legal/institutionalized as a result. Because the planters claimed they depended on slavery and the colonists' economy depended on the plantations.
Just so, what crops did the colonies grow?
The harvests gathered by colonial farmers included an expansive number of crops: beans, squash, peas, okra, pumpkins, peppers, tomatoes, and peanuts. Maize (corn), and later rice and potatoes were grown in place of wheat and barley which were common European crops that did not take readily to eastern American soil.
What made the southern colonies so successful?
They were very successful due to a warm climate, rich soil, and long growing season. These conditions promoted an agricultural based economy in the South. They grew rice, indigo, and tobacco.