I. Estimated Establishment Expenses Of A Two-Acre French Garden

(Capital Outlay)

300 frames and 900 lights

450

0

0

3000 cloches @ 5 per 100 ............

150

0

0

1000 rye-straw mats @. 7 per 100......

70

0

0

Horse, van, and harness...........

60

0

0

Water pots, spades, rakes, dibbers..........

16

0

0

Manure baskets and stands, tilts ...

Hose pipes, hand barrow, etc. .........

Packing shed..........

20

0

0

Miscellaneous ...

25

0

0

791

0

0

Water supply, pipes, etc. (see p. 211), say

180

0

0

TOTAL ... ... ••• ••• •••

971

0

0

II. Estimated Annual Expenses On A Two-Acre French Garden

Manure, 800 tons @ 6s. per ton

240

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0

Labour ...

260

0

0

Horse food

30

0

0

Rent, rates, taxes, insurance ...

50

0

0

Seeds, depreciation, etc.

50

0

0

Total ...

630

0

0

III. Estimated Annual Receipts From A Two-Acre French Garden

900 lights, produce, @ 12s. each

540

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0

3000 cloches, about 1s. 6d. each, say ...

220

0

0

Open ground (190 poles, say), about 10s. 6d. each, say

100

0

0

Total.........

860

0

0

It will thus be seen that a profit of 230 may be made on 2 ac. each year with care, being equivalent to about 24 per cent on a capital outlay of 971. The profits, of course, may be either considerably more or very much less according to the business management and the fluctuations of the market.