Kaela Spinks & Michelle Snyder
What were your colony's economic resources?
Jamestown had a nearly-round growing season, and the use of enslaved Africans allowed Southern planters to produce cash crops of tobacco and rice. Tobacco became Virginia’s first profitable export, and some other resources were seafood and timber, and later, they produced soybeans, corn, and tomatoes. There is also a lot of livestock, so they have access to a lot of chicken and beef.
What was your colony's geography and climate?
The five different climate regions in Virginia are Tidewater, Piedmont, Northern Virginia, Western Mountain, and Southwestern Mountain. The average temperature is 55.7 degrees Fahrenheit, and the average rainfall is 42.7 inches. Winters on the Blue Ridge can be bitterly cold while other parts of the state have long growing seasons and temperatures rarely drop below 0 degrees.