This section is from the book "Commercial Gardening Vol3", by John Weathers (the Editor). Also available from Amazon: Commercial Gardening, A Practical & Scientific Treatise For Market Gardeners.
Many growers never go beyond the. market sales-book and the bank book; consequently they are unable to say whether they are doing well or badly with any particular class of produce. To avoid this it would be well to have a special book in which the sales of the various crops could be analysed and kept distinct from each other; and there should be a separate book for fruits, plants and flowers, and vegetables, if of sufficient importance. By having a week to each page, and the main crops each with a separate column, it will be possible to enter up the receipts in such a way that the totals can be seen at a glance. The following is a suggested form of analysis book for fruits, plants and flowers, and vegetables, each section being kept separate.